When Jason Ellis, professional skateboarder, MMA fighter, rock star, radio show host, and Prince of All Media rolls down the highway in route to his SIRIUS radio studio in Hollywood, he rides in style.
Jason Ellis’ Matte Green War Machine
2005 Ford F-150 Lariat
Photos by Jason Mulligan
When Jason Ellis, professional skateboarder, MMA fighter, rock star, radio show host, and Prince of All Media rolls down the highway in route to his SIRIUS radio studio in Hollywood, he rides in style. However, he doesn’t pimp a leased Bentley with chrome rims on Santa Monica Boulevard; he drives a PT Cruiser-crushing, matte green war machine in the form of his 2005 Ford F-150 Lariat, customized by Steve Hock of Hock Fabrications. Ellis bills himself as “the future of radio,” which is apparent in his quick rise to popularity in the radio market. His popularity can be attributed to his brutally honest, no holds barred and no subject left untouched radio show every afternoon on Faction 28 on SIRIUS.
In his life as a professional skateboarder from Australia, he experienced more than most people can even imagine, and he has survived it. It is the sharing of these experiences that make his show entertaining, and insightful as well. Aside from his current radio career, pro skateboarder and MMA ventures, you can catch him most mornings surfing the Santa Monica waves or hitting the motocross track and trophy truck circuit near his home in Temecula, California.
While the Lariat edition F-150 came factory with all of the options and accessories that Ford has to offer, it simply wasn’t enough for Ellis. Carbon fiber was the order of the day, so Steve Hock wrapped everything from the steering wheel to the dash inserts, cup holders and door handles in real carbon fiber material—no stickers here. The Red Dragons skate crew logo is peppered throughout the truck much in the same way as the catchphrase can be found on Ellis’ live radio show. The logo can be found on the steering wheel, shifter, front bumper, and the modified Anzo USA front grille as well as the custom-made center caps. The RDS center caps found their home on the 22-inch matte black DeModa Concept wheels and 285/40R22 Toyo Proxes STII tires. A Belltech 3/5 drop kit was utilized to get the war machine closer to mother earth. To get the style of a mean machine that is not to be messed with, Alex Cervantes at Unique Auto Works sprayed the truck in Hot Rod Flatz Olive Drab Green and Matte Black tones.
Under the flat green Cervini’s hood sits the stock 5.4L motor that has been upgraded with a K&N cold air intake kit, a Gibson exhaust that was painted matte black and a Kinetik power cell that provides power to not only the motor but all of the audio and video toys inside of the truck’s plush cab. A pair of 6.5-inch component speakers from Realm was molded into the stock door panels that were then wrapped in black suede from Katzkin. Pumping 6 pounds of sound from the SIRUIS Stiletto is a 10-inch Realm subwoofer powered by a Realm amplifier, all controlled via an Alpine IDA-X001 head unit. For visual needs, a full setup of Vizualogic screens was installed into the headrests, visors and a 10.5-inch flip down was modified and molded into the carbon fiber dash insert by Steve Hock. All of the carbon fiber, entertainment accessories and flat paint brought the Ford F-150 Lariat into the Land of Awesome. The end result, thanks to the help from Steve Hock, Chris Crisalli, Alex Cervantes, and all of the sponsors, pleased Ellis so much that he crafted a song about the truck with his band Taint Stick, entitled “A6K.”
PT Cruisers, you have been warned. Red Dragons!
Click here to download the song ‘A6K’ by Jason Ellis’ band Taintstick. Debut album ‘Six Pounds of Sound’ out Oct. 27th on Suburban Noize Records.