Archive for September, 2011

Courtney’s Song

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

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Below is an excerpt from Courtney’s first column in Muscle Car Power:

A  lot of you may already know me, but for those who don’t, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Courtney Halowell and I am indeed a guy, though the first name does elicit some confusion, especially for people sending me email or leaving voicemail messages. The second I see or hear “Ms. Halowell” I usually hit the delete button out of habit— just fair warning if you’re trying to get a hold of me. (more…)


Wednesday, September 14th, 2011
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Kareem; 1972 Chevy C-10; Deerfield Beach, FL; Miranda Built, Inc.

A Classic 900-Horse, Tire-Roastin’ C-10

Hot rod trucks that can be driven in a variety of performance situations have skyrocketed in popularity during the past few years. Something you can enjoy in a straight line with asphalt-blistering horsepower and also fly around a corner with a yank of the wheel has a certain mystique. When you are searching for full-throttle, pin-your-back-to-the-seat performance it’s pretty hard to beat a big-block. There’s a certain satisfaction in driving a “sleeper,” which is a truck that looks completely innocent on the surface, but once you pop the hood you’ll find a power plant that will send the competition packing. (more…)

Mark of the Best

Friday, September 9th, 2011

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Branding Your Shop Truck the Right Way

While shop trucks can technically be defined as any truck used to run parts around town, the classic speed shops of the ‘40s and ‘50s branded their trucks, and like many of us, they customized them, as well. That style has persisted to this day and has become increasingly popular in the truck scene for those looking for a retro, vintage look that’s easy to achieve. (more…)

Texas Tea

Friday, September 2nd, 2011
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Owner: William Hood, 2001 GMC Sierra, Willis, TX

A Hot Rod Sierra

We make plenty of decisions on a daily basis, and some are more drastic than the choice of soup or salad at lunch. William Hood of Willis, Texas, picked up a bone-stock ‘01 GMC Sierra, and after cruising it around, he decided to customize it. He is an electrician who often works overseas, so the build began slowly, but William got hooked on the process and picked up the pace. As his enthusiasm increased, William decided to turn his mild truck into a full-blown show vehicle. He located a trio of reliable shops in the Conroe area, and that’s when the ball really got rolling. (more…)