A MES­SAGE FROM THE EDITOR

Liv­ing the Life and Print­ing the Pas­sion

Street Trucks - - CONTENTS - BY CHRIS HAMIL­TON

HAV­ING THE ABIL­ITY TO SAY YOU’VE BEEN DO­ING SOME­THING FOR 100 YEARS STRAIGHT IS IM­PRES­SIVE ENOUGH, BUT WHEN IT’S BEEN 100 YEARS OF DO­ING SOME­THING LIKE “BUILD­ING SOME OF AMER­ICA’S TOUGH­EST AND MOST RE­LI­ABLE TOOLS FOR TRANS­PORTA­TION TO DATE,” IT’S GOT A LIT­TLE MORE KICK TO IT. That’s ex­actly what all the hard­work­ing men and women in the Chevro­let fam­ily get to say on a daily ba­sis. Who wouldn’t take pride in that?

Street­trucks mag­a­zine is equally as hon­ored to cel­e­brate a huge mile­stone this year as we hit 20 years in print. Sure, we are 80 years away from our cen­ten­nial cel­e­bra­tion, but with all your con­tin­ued sup­port for both Street­trucks and Chevy trucks, it’s only a mat­ter of time.

In this is­sue we turn our fo­cus di­rectly to­wards Chevy trucks and their evo­lu­tion up to this point. Along with a de­tailed his­tory les­son in the fine art of pro­duc­ing big, tough trucks with a flaw­less fac­tory fin­ish, we fea­ture six sep­a­rate Chevys that all have been ex­tremely cus­tomized with their own unique style. These trucks span the cen­tury but were in­tro­duced many years apart. De­sign­ers, en­gi­neers and con­sumer de­mands have al­ways been the driv­ing force be­hind the over­all look of these iconic trucks, which can ex­plain the dra­matic dif­fer­ences be­tween mod­els. We all felt these six trucks were great ex­am­ples of Chevro­let’s his­tory, so pho­tog­ra­phers were sent, writ­ers were as­signed and the clean­ing prod­ucts came out in full force. The over­all goal was to bring our read­ers a re­ally fun is­sue that’s just an in­for­ma­tive to read as it is en­ter­tain­ing to look at, and I think our team nailed it. It took a lot of work and a lot of re­search but when you have the best crew in the in­dus­try, things tend to flow a lit­tle smoother.

This is­sue’s fea­ture trucks aren’t the only thing we made Chevy spe­cific. All other sec­tions of this book pick up the bowtie theme, in­clud­ing our new prod­ucts sec­tion, our re­cent event cov­er­age of the 2018 South­east­ern all Chevy/gmc Truck Na­tion­als, and even our step-by-step tech ar­ti­cles are based around both daily driven and cus­tom resto­mod Chevys.

As you can, tell we have a strong love for this brand as

I’m sure any gear­head does. Whether you cur­rently drive a Chevy or any other amaz­ing fac­tory truck, you have to re­spect the im­pact the bowtie has had on our in­dus­try.

I have per­son­ally owned many Chevy trucks in­clud­ing my very first ve­hi­cle, which was orig­i­nally my neigh­bors old daily work horse that he used for roofing work. Just a lit­tle worn out ‘89 Chevy S10 that I bought for only $1,500 when I was just 16 years old, but I treated it like it came off the show­room floor. Sure, we had some up and downs in our multi-year re­la­tion­ship, but that lit­tle truck got me through some of the wildest nights of my life, right up un­til I smashed it into the back of a damn Hyundai ... whoops.

Flip through the pages, read the sto­ries and take in the pic­tures that our un­be­liev­ably tal­ented pho­tog­ra­phers man­age to cap­ture. As you read this is­sue, we will be fi­nal­iz­ing our 20-year spe­cial edi­tion, so keep your eye out for that as well as the next C10 Builders Guide that hits stands soon. Our so­cial me­dia chan­nels have been ex­plod­ing re­cently so don’t miss the ac­tion, and our web­site is be­ing up­dated al­most daily with a fresh new con­tent. As al­ways send us your ques­tions and com­ments via email or pri­vate mes­sage and we will get back to each and ev­ery one of you as soon as we can. See you guys out there!

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