If you have been thumbing through the magazine over the last 2 years, chances are you have seen Project Greystone. The truck is a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado Classic 1500 crew cab that has been slammed, supercharged and more in the pursuit of a luxury performance driver with plenty of show style. Recently, the truck went under the spray gun at L&G Enterprises where it emerged with some fresh new graphics thanks to BASF R-M paints. Be on the lookout for a series of tech articles on how it was all done and the parts and paints used to make the truck shine.
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“Always Do Whatever’s Next”
That quote is one of the more mysterious yet powerful anecdotes from the late great comedian (a.k.a. stand-up philosopher) George Carlin. I came across this quote a few days ago after I picked up a LIFE magazine book recapping the last decade in amazing full spread photos and captions. The book was a great reminder of all that we have been through and the changes that have resulted in the first 10 years of this millennium. At the end, the last few pages were dedicated to some of the legendary writers, politicians, actors, musicians, and other celebrities who have passed away in the last decade. Each photo had simply their name, occupation, dates, and a quote that captured their spirit and life’s contribution to the rest of us. I scanned through and one quote in particular caught my eye. It was simple, yet deep, and obvious, while mysterious at the same time. “Always do whatever’s next,” seems easy enough. I wondered for a little while why this was chosen for George Carlin’s quote? Surely throughout the decades of his stand-up career and television shows something more interesting (and raunchy) could have been chosen. Such as “fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.” And I am sure the seven words you can’t say on television were neglected for obvious reasons. The simple, yet profound quote stuck in my mind throughout the weekend and rang true for a few things on the deck right now.
Not everyone has the ability to put out insane custom trucks all by themselves, whether it is a lack of knowledge and skill or the lack of time, tools and the space to do it in.
What, Me Worry?
You may be asking yourself right now, “Who the heck is this guy?” Well, to satisfy your curiosity and to help start this column off, allow me to introduce myself: I am Jason Mulligan, the new staff editor for Street Trucks magazine.
Life is Short
I am sitting in my cubicle at work (corner cubicle, might I add!) racking my brain for a topic to write about for this month’s column, when some of the events from today’s news flicked on that little 100-watt light bulb over my head.