peoplep taking photos and asking questions”, says Brandon, recalling the countless times he’s been approached by curious onlookers. “I always say even though this is 'my' truck, it's not about me. It's about showcasing those that built it and the companies that support my builds. Answering questions about parts or the process at shows is awesome to me.”
Brandon’s truck is certainly one of a kind, just like Brandon himself. Despite being the orchestrator of the build, he knows that he couldn’t be where he is today without the help and support of his friends and family. He concludes with widespread thanks and appreciation. “I know that without the support of my girlfriend, Kristin Justus, having this build wouldn't be possible. She has supported my dreams from day one and is always there when things stress me out. My daughter, Sarena, also keeps me excited about building something cool because I see how much it teaches her about following your dreams. Making friends throughout the process and turning those friends into family has made this build something that will always stay with me.” He goes on to extend further thanks to Mike Mashburn, Trevor Lucia, Chris Tryon, Shawn Arnold, Jonathan Blankenship, Alex Leonard, Austin Brigmon, Dustin Maybin, and anyone else who helped along the way.
With another year in motion and SEMA on approach, one can only speculate as to what Brandon will build next, if anything. Whatever he chooses, you can be sure that it will receive the utmost attention to detail, as all of his projects do. Until then, residents of North Carolina and the surrounding area can catch him rolling around in the Dark Earth Tundra. Don’t be afraid to stop and ask him about it, or just to pay him some compliments. We’re sure he won’t mind.
“I ALWAYS SAY EVEN THOUGH THIS IS 'MY' TRUCK, IT'S NOT ABOUT ME. IT'S ABOUT SHOWCASING THOSE THAT BUILT IT AND THE COMPANIES THAT SUPPORT MY BUILDS.”