Archive for the ‘Editor’s Note’ Category

Full Boost -See Your Truck Here!

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Getting to be that time of year again when the diesel event season ramps up and people start rolling out their rides after a long winter’s hibernation. For Diesel World, that means a whole new crop of feature and cover trucks since the files get a bit thin this time of year. Personally, I enjoy traveling and covering events since any day out of the office shooting photos sure beats staring at a computer screen and answering e-mails.


So how do we pick our features? Simple. We are looking for trucks that represent. We like to see trucks with modifications to the exterior, interior and of course, the motor and suspension. Since we’ve concentrated on real-world rides over the past few years, simple upgrades will suffice in most cases since they represent what the majority of diesel owners are doing to their trucks. Occasionally, we’ll feature and over-the-top ride just to show how far you can go. (Read More…)

Getting Started

Monday, June 20th, 2011

It’s a no-brainer that most of the readers of Diesel World Magazine own and enjoy diesel trucks. On the other hand, there are quite a few folks who read the magazine but don’t own a diesel. We get a handful of “what if” letters each year that describe the desire to own a diesel and wanting to know how to modify it. So, how do you get started in this passion we call “diesel”? Simple: Start small. (more…)

Aisles of Smiles

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Having attended the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas for more than 20 years, I’d like to think I’ve seen it all. Every year, the show features a lot of exhibitors, cool customs rides and miles of aisles full of new products. This year had all the usual SEMA Show elements, with one added feature I haven’t seen in nearly two years, smiles. (more…)

Frozen in Time

Monday, February 14th, 2011

There are moments in history when time stands still; the world halts its daily grind to watch and wait to see history unfold. These are the times where we all remember what we were doing and where we were when we heard or saw the events unfold or watched the news. A perfect example is the terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Another one of the most-remembered tragedies in U.S. history is the assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 23, 1963 in Dallas. For most of us, the series of events that followed on that fateful day are not only part of history, they are also etched in our minds forever. Many of us watched the accounts on television, saw the headlines about the death of a young president in newspapers, and looked at the emotionally gripping photos in both Time and Life magazine. It was a day, like others that followed, that has become frozen in time.


Editor’s Note: That’s How You Do it, Son

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

By Kevin Wilson

I’m sure everyone has seen the latest Geico Insurance commercial that features legendary country fiddler Charlie Daniels. A “Twilight Zone,” Rod Serling wannabe narrates something about Geico having cheap rates, and goes into “Does Charlie Daniels play a mean fiddle?”

The camera then cuts to Charlie wailing away on a violin, broken bowstrings and all, at what looks to be a concert stage. As the camera pans out, he’s actually at a quiet table at a swanky restaurant while the restaurant violinist stands agasp. When Daniels finishes his performance, he utters the punch line: “That’s how you do it, son.” He then hands the fiddle back to the violinist and walks off, stealing a piece of bread off someone’s table on the way out. Classic.