The Eleventh Hour


Here’s a re­ally ran­dom list of up­dates on things I’ve talked about in this col­umn over the last sev­eral is­sues, and some stuff hap­pen­ing with Truckin and the com­pany you might find in­ter­est­ing. I even threw in a few fun facts. It’s not in any sort of or­der of im­por­tance at all. In fact, it’s about as ran­dom as they come. Here it goes…

My ’69 C10 will hope­fully be on the road soon. We’re go­ing to put a FiTech fuel in­jec­tion sys­tem atop the Blue-Print 383 en­gine, and it should be a driver.

Our whole com­pany, TEN, or The En­thu­si­ast Net­work, is now known as The Mo­tor Trend Group. Don’t quote me, but a lit­tle bird told me that could also be­come the name of the Ve­loc­ity Net­work.

We’re fi­nally about to start on the En­gle Bros. Fab­ri­ca­tion–su­per­charged Patina Pre­run­ner. It’s pretty dif­fer­ent than what we usu­ally do here, so I’m ex­cited about it.

We made some changes to the Truckin cover, be­gin­ning with this is­sue. Let me know what you think.

My ’64 C10, known as Project Old School, is reg­is­tered AND in­sured at the same time— for the first time in a long time. I plan to drive it to the Broth­ers Truck Show & Shine at the end of the month.

Bryan and Char­ity Fross, long­time own­ers of the SoCal Cus­toms web­site, have been help­ing out at the mag­a­zine with some fea­tures and de­part­ments. Give them a high five if you see them at a show. We also have some plans for a cool story on their ’71 Sub­ur­ban.

Brett Oakes, old friend and Sev­ered Ties prez, has done a ton of work on his in­sanely awe­some red square-body du­alie since its de­but at SEMA. Look for some cov­er­age of it here soon.

If you’ve seen the Week 2 Wicked se­ries Su­per Chevy, Clas­sic Trucks, and a few other mag­a­zines have done, know that Truckin is go­ing to be do­ing one soon. I’m think­ing we start with a brand­new Sil­ver­ado. What do you think?

If any of you are scrap­ping a K10 or K20 longbed chas­sis, please shoot me an email. I have an idea. Our old friend Mike Sut­ton is build­ing a new Ram HD. Look for sto­ries on that soon.

The pre­run­ner buggy we raced at NORRA a cou­ple of months ago is com­ing back to­gether. Jerry Pen­hall is build­ing a new trail­ing arm, and owner Al­lan built all-new alu­minum skid­plates, while also rack­ing up a nice bill at Kartek for things like hubs, calipers, and ro­tors. I’ll let you know if we race it again.

Our “quick and dirty” over­land project build I’ve talked about a lot on this page is any­thing but. I feel like it’s fight­ing me ev­ery step of the way. But as you’ll see later in this is­sue, the seats look awe­some! Hope­fully, I’ll have some more good news to re­port next month.

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