Posts Tagged ‘Ford’

Justin Stoke’s 2005 Ford F150

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Kick Back Cruisin’

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

The 1ST Annual Classic Truck Cruise and Shop Tour at Classic Performance Products

Sometimes it’s the local and informal events that are the most fun to attend. They provide a chance to rub elbows with enthusiasts on a more personal level and when an event is targeted specifically at trucks, well, you can guarantee that you are going to find some great iron to stare at and strike up a few noteworthy conversations with fellow truck guys and gals. (more…)

Back Alley

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

Owner: Mike Partyka Jr.; 1931 Ford Model A Pickup; Fruita, CO

Rust and Grime and Everything Nice

A couple years back we featured Mike Partyka’s previous build, a chopped, sectioned and ‘bagged ’79 Datsun 620 Bulletside in our “Blood, Sweat & Gears” section. The radical mini caught a lot of attention on the show circuit. But Mike has always had a soft spot for old school hardcore hot rod power and looked to build a Model A car or truck. He traded straight across for this ‘31 Ford Model A pickup and set out to build a raw hot rod with plenty of power that everyone could appreciate and enjoy young or old. (more…)

Shop Trucks in the Spotlight

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Affordable, Fun to Drive and Packed With Character

If you have built custom trucks or hot rods for any length of time, you are undoubtedly beginning to realize that those that are the most fun to own are also those that you can drive, hard. A truck you can lean against, scratches and nicks, and toss stuff in the bed without a blanket have proven to be those where you can find maximum enjoyment behind the wheel. (more…)

Orange Blossom Special

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Neil and Jackie Utt - 1957 Ford F-100 - Mt. Airy, NC

Not many people can say they have owned or been around the same vehicle for 52 years, but it seems like years ago people used to keep their trucks a lot longer than they do today. Neil Utt of Mt. Airy, North Carolina, has been bonded to the orange ’57 F-100 stretched across these pages since he was knee high to a grasshopper. The truck was purchased by his father, James Utt, in 1959 and was dear old dad’s daily driver until 1994 when he handed Neil the keys with a request to make her shine again. This old workhorse had been run hard hauling numerous loads of gravel and wood throughout Neil’s youth, and when he turned 16, Neil even took his driver’s test behind the wheel of the trusty old Ford. Fishing and hunting trips in the truck with dad when Neil as a kid and memories of teen date nights, fueled the rebuild of the original red and white two-tone pickup. (more…)

Classic Lines With Pro Touring Prowess

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Scott and Susan Gifford, 1968 Ford F-100, Valley Head, AL

It’s no secret that trucks that can hang a corner and dice through the cones have taken off like wildfire. Why should the muscle car guys have all the fun? After all, most trucks are plentiful and a lot more affordable to get into than an early Chevelle or Camaro. If you have the skills to turn your own wrenches, and in some cases build your own parts, a little sweat equity can push your project to new levels. Scott Gifford of Valley Head, Alabama, is a machinist by trade and has been a custom truck and hot rod enthusiast for the past 25 years. He had always had a soft spot for the 1967-72 Ford F-100 pickups because his dad had one and Scott remembers riding shotgun as a kid. One afternoon on the way home from his machine shop, Scott spotted a well-worn ’68 F-100 sitting in a local junkyard. He had driven by the truck several times before and often thought about stopping, but something was telling him today was the day to ask about the old workhorse. He learned that the truck was destined for the crusher the next day, so without hesitation he pulled a crisp $100 bill from his wallet and the Ford was his. (more…)

Street Trophy Truck

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Off-road trucks have to be engineered and crafted to a level of precision that ensures their safe and successful journey through some of the most treacherous terrain on the planet. When set-up properly, a well-tuned off-road truck can be one of the most exciting vehicles to drive, especially when it’s set-up to play on the blacktop, too! (more…)

Two Classic Fords Build One Strong Father and Son Bond

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Roger Hogan 1955 Ford F-100 Farmington, MO -- Lance & Kim Hogan 1955 Ford F-100 Charleston, IL

Family is the one constant in your life that you can always count on. If you are blessed enough to have a good one, then chances are they will always be around to back you up in good times and in bad. Roger Hogan of Farmington, Missouri, and his loving wife Carolyn have spent the past several years working and raising a family, and now their once youngsters are raising families of their own—funny how that happens. As a pastor, Roger spends a lot of his time spreading the word of the Lord, and with a dynamite family in his corner, enjoys some great company to share his interests with. One of those interests is classic pickups, and Roger has poured the last nine years and several greenbacks into the red and black two–tone ’55 F-100 radiating off these pages. In fact when we met Roger and his family at the 2010 F-100 Super Nationals in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, his kids commented several times about when packages of chrome-plated parts and truck gear arrived at the front door. In fact, when the truck was purchased for a mere $500 more than 10 years ago, his son Lance was so intrigued with the idea of a classic truck project that he jumped in with his dad and the two built it together.  When Lance was ready for an F-100 of his own, well, he followed in hid dad’s footsteps with another ’55, and dad helped swing some wrenches. Now that’s good old-fashioned family street truckin’ at its finest. (more…)