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Weathered Charm: The Artful Makeover of a '66 Chevy C10

Mike Self September 25, 2023 C10 Builders Guide

A ’66 That’s Full of Surprises Take a good look, people, because this truck won’t look like this forever. In fact, it’ll probably be very different… Continue reading

Blast from the Past: A '90s Inspired Custom Chevy C1500

Mike Self September 21, 2023 Chevrolet

Everything Old is New Again With the recent resurgence of old-school-styled trucks, everyone is enjoying the nostalgia of the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s. And for… Continue reading

Rolling Advertisement: A Shop Owner's '87 Chevy R10 Transformation

Mike Self September 19, 2023 C10 Builders Guide

G’d Up from the Feet Up There’s a certain sense of pride that comes with other folks appreciating your ride, whether it be a thumbs… Continue reading

Word on the Street: Ford and Team Rubicon Join Forces for Disaster Relief

Mike Self September 14, 2023 Drive Online

Ford Announces Team Rubicon Powered by Ford Ford Motor Company, the Ford Fund, and Team Rubicon announced Team Rubicon Powered by Ford, a new disaster… Continue reading

Carlisle Truck Nationals 33rd Show Extravaganza Event Coverage

Mike Self September 13, 2023 Diesel World

IT JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER! As has been the case for the past 33 years, Carlisle Truck Nationals were once again held at the Carlisle… Continue reading

Beyond the Ballpark: A '66 C10 Scores Big in Performance and Style

Mike Self August 28, 2023 C10 Builders Guide

Another Home Run When you’ve got it, you’ve got it. And when the world around you doesn’t know you’ve got it, you show them you’ve… Continue reading

Breaking Boundaries: The Story Behind Defiant Motorsports' Jaw-Dropping '64 C60 Build

Mike Self August 25, 2023 Buyer’s Guides

A Long Haul C60 Built For the Highway Defiance is often looked upon with disdain from those who don’t quite fully understand that it’s just… Continue reading

Word on the Street: Hennessey's VelociRaptor 500 and Latest Automotive Updates

Mike Self August 18, 2023 Feature Stories

Hennessey Elevates Ford Ranger Raptor To 500 BHP ‘VelociRaptor 500’  Hennessey, the Texas-based hypercar manufacturer and high-performance vehicle creator, has announced the development and engineering… Continue reading

Persistence Pays Off: Chris Dosouto's 20-Year Triumph with an '86 Chevy S-10

Mike Self August 11, 2023 Feature Stories

A Long Term Project That Was Worth the Wait The ‘86 Chevy S-10 you are looking at on these pages almost never happened. Nearly completely… Continue reading

A Look Back: The Epic Trucks of Orange Beach Invasion 2023

Mike Self August 09, 2023 Events

Spring Break Done Right For the sixth year in a row, Orange Beach Invasion failed to disappoint, showing what a proper truck show should be.… Continue reading

Relaxin’ in the Park 2023: Unwind with the Raddest Trucks in Missouri

Mike Self August 03, 2023 Events

Good Times in Festus, Misourri Relaxed Atmosphere Truck Club recently held its 5th Annual Relaxin’ in the Park show at the Larry G. Crites Memorial… Continue reading

The Ultimate Family Hauler: A 1960 Ford F-850 Transformation

Mike Self July 13, 2023 F100 Builders Guide

Family First in This ’60 Ford F-850 When you’re a welder by trade, you can kind of just cut stuff apart, add some other stuff,… Continue reading

The Evolution of the F-Series: Exploring the Iconic 1973-1979 'Dentside' Trucks

Mike Self July 03, 2023 Drive Online

The 1973-1979 F-Series It’s 1973, and President Richard Milhous Nixon is reelected to a second term and suspends offensive action in North Vietnam, ultimately ending… Continue reading

Word On The Street: Exciting Updates on 2024 Toyota Tacoma, 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor, and 2023 Ram 1500 Rebel and TRX Lunar Editions

Mike Self June 26, 2023 Feature Stories

2024 Toyota Tacoma: Ultimate Adventure Machine After nearly two decades as the champion of the mid-size pickup truck market, the Toyota Tacoma is ready for its… Continue reading

Building Memories: Sergio Cueto's Remarkable Family-Oriented '60 F-850

Mike Self May 26, 2023 Buyer’s Guides

Family First in This ’60 F-850 When you’re a welder by trade, you can kind of just cut stuff apart, add some other stuff, and… Continue reading


Mike Self May 12, 2023 All Feature Vehicles

Tripping Out in All The Right Ways In case you didn’t already know, Ronnie Wetch is kind of a big deal in the C10 community.… Continue reading

Word on the Street

Mike Self May 09, 2023 Electric Vehicle Features

Race-Prepped Mini Cooper SE to Hit Hillclimb Circuit “Racing Mimi Evo” is a Mini Cooper SE that has been prepped for Romanian hillclimb competitions (Campionatul… Continue reading


Mike Self April 26, 2023 All Feature Vehicles

An American Classic Built With a Modern Twist for a Retired Vet Barry Hogues could have had pretty much any ride he wanted. After serving… Continue reading


Mike Self April 26, 2023 All Feature Vehicles

1965 Chevrolet C10 bagged on a Porterbuilt chassis If there’s one thing the truck world is susceptible to, it’s trends. Whether it’s the hot new… Continue reading

Is this the Ultimate 454 OBS Build?

Mike Self March 29, 2023 Feature Stories

C/K Syndicate Likes to Party  We all know that OBS trucks (’88-’98 GM full sizes) are the new popular kids on the block as far… Continue reading

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