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.