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Monica Gonderman
Monica Gonderman

Monica Gonderman

Monica resides in Southern California with her husband and partner-in-crime, Jason. Together, they have an offroad Ford Ranger, an air bagged Chevy S10, and a four-wheel drive Ford F-150. The custom truck bug bit hard in high school and has continued to grow over the 10 years. She enjoys anything outdoors, from dirt biking to off-roading to running. Originally starting as an Assistant Web Producer in 2006, Monica is now an Associate Online Editor for the Truck Group.
  • More from Monica Gonderman

  • 2014 Ram 2500 Power Wagon First Look
    2014 Ram 2500 Power Wagon First Look
    America's Beloved Mass Production 4x4
    By Monica Gonderman

    When we talk about the new 2014 Ram trucks, the same question pops up ever time: What about the Power Wagon? All we could do was hope and dream and wait -- until now.


  • 2015 Ford Expedition: EcoBoost & Platinum
    2015 Ford Expedition: EcoBoost & Platinum
    An Elevation in Technology, Performance, and Refinement
    By Monica Gonderman

    The 3.5L, direct injected twin-turbocharged EcoBoost engine replaces the 5.4L V8 as the powerful, fuel-efficient engine option for the Expedition with more power and torque on demand at very low engine speeds.


  • 2015 TRD Pro Series for Toyota Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner
    2015 TRD Pro Series for Toyota Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner
    Toyota adds to its off-road racing heritage with new terrain-conquering package
    By Monica Gonderman

    The factory-installed TRD Pro Series will be offered on 4x4 models of the Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner for the 2015 model year, which means we should be seeing action in the fall of 2014.



  • 2014 Grand National Roadster Show
    2014 Grand National Roadster Show
    The longest running indoor car show in the world
    By Monica Gonderman
    , Photography by Dan Ward

    Check out this sneak peek coverage from the longest running indoor car show in the world, the 65th 2014 Grand National Roadster Show (GNRS) at the Fairplex in Pomona, where hundreds of super clean rods and custom will compete for awards.




  • Stand-Alone GMC in the Works?
    Stand-Alone GMC in the Works?
    GMC Granite Concept Not Headed for Production
    By Monica Gonderman

    Making Room for a GMC that has no Chevrolet counterpart


  • 19 Trucks of Barrett-Jackson 2014
    19 Trucks of Barrett-Jackson 2014
    Going once. . . going twice. . . sold!
    By Monica Gonderman

    You’ve probably seen it on TV, but did you know it’s happening right now? The 2014 Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction is in progress in Scottsdale, Arizona, spanning a time period of January 12-19, 2014.



  • 2015 Ford F-150: Unveiled
    2015 Ford F-150: Unveiled
    Tough, Smart and Capable
    By Monica Gonderman

    The all-new 2015 Ford F-150 has been revealed in Detroit today, touted as the toughest, smartest, and most capable F-150 ever.

  • 2015 GMC Canyon Reveal
    2015 GMC Canyon Reveal
    Redefining the Midsize Truck Segment
    By Monica Gonderman

    The Midsize Canyon Emerges from a Dark Valley to Become Something Grand




  • Canadian Tire’s Ice Truck: This Silverado’s Like a Frozen Rock
    Canadian Tire’s Ice Truck: This Silverado’s Like a Frozen Rock
    A Frozen Solid Proposition from the Canadian Tire Corporation
    By Monica Gonderman
    , Photography by Canadian Tire Corporation

    Cool truck, eh? A modern marvel indeed, this is the Canadian Tire Corporation’s Ice Truck, powered by a MotoMaster Eliminator Ultra AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) battery.

  • Customize Your 2015 Cadillac Escalade
    Customize Your 2015 Cadillac Escalade
    Cadillac Reveals Escalade Color, Trim & Wheel Options
    By Monica Gonderman

    Cadillac has introduced a website where you can customize a virtual 2015 Cadillac Escalade while learning more about the interior, exterior, technology, performance, specifications, and color package details of this all-new fullsize luxury SUV.

  • 2014 “Cheap” Truck Roundup: Less Is More
    2014 “Cheap” Truck Roundup: Less Is More
    Are the days of only getting the options you need over?
    By Monica Gonderman

    Are the days of the short bed, standard cab V8 full size truck with a minimal trim package nearly gone? While it may be presumptuous to assume “yes” to this question, it is becoming more and more difficult to get that ideal “stripped truck” perfect f...

  • Report: Next Ford F-150 Potentially Delayed Due to Aluminum Issues
    Report: Next Ford F-150 Potentially Delayed Due to Aluminum Issues
    Ford’s Move to an Aluminum F-150: Foiled!
    By Monica Gonderman

    According to a report from Truth About Cars, citing suppliers close to the matter, the launch of the next 2015 Ford F-150 could be delayed by as much as three months due to aluminum forming issues.


  • Status Symbol: Top Three Most Expensive Trucks in America
    Status Symbol: Top Three Most Expensive Trucks in America
    Big 3 Heavy Duty Pickups Top $70 Grand
    By Monica Gonderman

    Taking these build price estimates into account, it could be said that fully-loaded GM, Ram, and Ford heavy duty trucks are $70,000-$75,000 status symbols of their own, wrapped in comfortable plush leather interiors, filled with high-end technology,...

  • 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe: A Designer Tour
    2015 Chevrolet Tahoe: A Designer Tour
    Interior and Exterior Thoughts from Tahoe's Lead Designers
    By Monica Gonderman

    This pair of Chevrolet videos depicts the all-new 2015 Chevy Tahoe’s interior and exterior from the Lead Designers’ points-of-view, offering a unique insight into these vehicles.


  • 2015 Chevy Colorado Lifeguard Concept
    2015 Chevy Colorado Lifeguard Concept
    Showing off the versatility and utility of Chevy's new midsize
    By Monica Gonderman

    The Colorado can be nicely accessorized for adventure, whether it be a sandy beach camping trip or a snowy mountain expedition or a nice trail run to the secret fishing spot

  • 2013 Auto Enthusiast Day Presented by Nitto Tire
    2013 Auto Enthusiast Day Presented by Nitto Tire
    Nitto Tire to Celebrate 5 Million Facebook Fans with Car Show
    By Monica Gonderman

    Nitto’s inaugural event, to be held rain or shine at the Auto Club on Saturday, December 7, 2013, will be free for both spectators and participants who register a vehicle.


  • Are EVs Being Unfairly Favored Over Clean Diesel By the Government?
    Are EVs Being Unfairly Favored Over Clean Diesel By the Government?
    Audi Study Says Diesel Fuel Price, Lack of Incentives Are Barriers to Entry
    By Monica Gonderman

    Why is there only minimal support for the readily-available “other” fuel (diesel) that delivers fuel efficiency and performance with lower carbon dioxide emissions than gasoline?

  • 2013 SEMA Cruise: The Friday Night Exodus
    2013 SEMA Cruise: The Friday Night Exodus
    Three, two, one! Action! Some of SEMA’s best vehicles hit the streets.
    By Monica Gonderman
    , Photography by Monica Gonderman

    Enough show-n-shine, it’s time to roll!

  • 2013 Sema Show Friday Coverage
    2013 Sema Show Friday Coverage
    Let the teardown party begin!
    By Monica Gonderman
    , Photography by Monica Gonderman

    Celebrating the closing day of the 50th SEMA Show



  • Chevy Booth Trucks at the 2013 Sema Show
    Chevy Booth Trucks at the 2013 Sema Show
    Chevrolet proudly displays its concept and custom 2014 Silverado trucks at Sema 2013
    By Monica Gonderman

    The Chevy booth, located in the Central Hall, had a good collection of the new 2014 Chevy Silverado pickup trucks, many of which may be familiar if you've spent some time on truckinweb.

  • SEMA 2013 Central Hall Coverage Continued
    SEMA 2013 Central Hall Coverage Continued
    They don't call it central for nothing!
    By Monica Gonderman
    , Photography by Monica Gonderman

    You didn't really think we were done with the Central Hall, did you?

  • Central Hall Coverage from SEMA 2013
    Central Hall Coverage from SEMA 2013
    In the halls and on the streets
    By Monica Gonderman
    , Photography by Monica Gonderman

    It's game time for the automotive industry as the 2013 Sema Show heads into Wednesday.


  • eBay and West Coast Customs Honor Veterans Through “The Road Home” Program
    eBay and West Coast Customs Honor Veterans Through “The Road Home” Program
    Custom tribute vehicle builds for United States service members, plus a grand prize giveaway
    By Monica Gonderman

    eBay Motors, in collaboration with West Coast Customs, has announced a really neat program honoring United States veterans called “The Road Home,” in which four veterans will be surprised with custom vehicles.


  • The 2013 Toyota Dream Build Challenge
    The 2013 Toyota Dream Build Challenge
    Off-Road Vehicles Dominate
    By Monica Gonderman
    , Photography by Jeremy Cook

    For the four teams competing in the 2013 Toyota Dream Build Challenge, competition is nothing new, and winning is everything.

  • 2014 Jeep Cherokee:
    2014 Jeep Cherokee: "Built Free" Marketing Campaign
    Capitalizing on Jeep’s sense of freedom, exploration, and adventure
    By Monica Gonderman
    , Photography by Monica Gonderman

    Jeep launched a marketing campaign this week named "Built Free" with a sixty second commercial across national broadcast and cable networks for the new mid-size 2014 Jeep Cherokee SUV.

  • VM Motori: Fully Acquired By Fiat
    VM Motori: Fully Acquired By Fiat
    GM No Longer a Stakeholder in Italian Diesel Engine Manufacturer VM Motori
    By Monica Gonderman
    , Photography by Jason Gonderman, Monica Gonderman

    Fiat, after purchasing half of VM Motori in 2010, just acquired the other half from General Motors for $47.1 million, giving Fiat complete ownership of the Cento, Italy, diesel engine producer.

  • 2014 Range Rover Autobiography Black
    2014 Range Rover Autobiography Black
    Demand for Luxury Results in Autobiography Black
    By Monica Gonderman

    The epitome of powerful indulgence on wheels, the 2014 Range Rover Autobiography Black sets the bar in ultra-luxury. See its debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show in November.





  • 2013 Throwdown at LS Fest
    2013 Throwdown at LS Fest
    A display of horsepower in Bowling Green, Kentucky
    By Monica Gonderman
    , Photography by Maxwell Matthewson

    Eleven GM trucks battle for the Throwdown crown during Holley's LS Fest.

  • 2015 Cadillac Escalade
    2015 Cadillac Escalade
    Redesigned for 2015
    By Monica Gonderman

    As a luxury SUV leader in precision craftsmanship and technology, the fourth-generation, redesigned 2015 Cadillac Escalade and the Cadillac ESV will begin production next spring in Arlington, Texas.

  • 2014 Chevy Silverado: Black Ops Concept
    2014 Chevy Silverado: Black Ops Concept
    Chaos. Mayhem. Darkness. Are you prepared?
    By Monica Gonderman

    This 2014 Chevy Silverado Black Ops Concept SEMA truck is the ultimate survival machine, taking disaster preparedness to the next level.


  • 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Z71 Volunteer Firefighter Concept
    2014 Chevrolet Silverado Z71 Volunteer Firefighter Concept
    This Silverado is dedicated to volunteer first responders
    By Monica Gonderman

    This SEMA 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Z71 Volunteer Firefighter Concept, developed with input from the National Volunteer Fire Council, is equipped with rescue equipment and honors the service of grassroots first responders.

  • 2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD
    2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD
    A Fresh Look for 2015
    By Monica Gonderman

    The 2015 lineup of GM heavy-duty trucks feature a fresh look, increased payload, and tons of capability. Be on the lookout for these giants to hit dealer floors during the first quarter of 2014.


  • Off-Road Variant for 2015 Chevy Tahoe and GMC Yukon SUVs?
    Off-Road Variant for 2015 Chevy Tahoe and GMC Yukon SUVs?
    Body-on-frame construction favorable for off-road GM SUVs
    By Monica Gonderman

    Could an off-road variant more aggressive than the Z71 package be in store for the redesigned and off-road capable 2015 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL?


  • 2014 GMC Sierra Denali: 6.2L Driving Impressions
    2014 GMC Sierra Denali: 6.2L Driving Impressions
    Behind the wheel of the 420 horsepower, 460 lb.-ft. of torque half ton
    By Dan Ward, Jeremy Cook, Maxwell Matthewson, Monica Gonderman
    , Photography by Jeremy Cook

    Impressive Power, Quiet Cab




  • 2014 Ford F-150 STX SuperCrew
    2014 Ford F-150 STX SuperCrew
    Bigger is better when it comes to new cab option
    By Monica Gonderman

    Ford introduces SuperCrew option to STX lineup




  • Performance Upfitters Tackle 2014 GM Trucks
    Performance Upfitters Tackle 2014 GM Trucks
    Lingenfelter Runs 2014 Supercharged Silverado at 13.89 at 100.07 mph
    By Monica Gonderman
    , Photography by Callaway Cars

    LINGENFELTER SUPERCHARGED 2014 CHEVY SILVERADO RUNS 13.89







  • 2013 Black Ram 1500 Express
    2013 Black Ram 1500 Express
    A blacked-out 1500, right off the showroom floor!
    By Monica Gonderman

    A blacked-out 1500, right off the showroom floor!







  • Galpin Auto Sports Helps Build Tonka T-Rex
    Galpin Auto Sports Helps Build Tonka T-Rex
    Funrise Toys' 2012 Ford F-250 Tonka T-Rex Brings Childhood Dreams To Life
    By Monica Gonderman
    , Photography by Funrise Toys

    Building a life-size Tonka out of a 2012 Ford F-250




  • 2013 Throwdown West Coast: The Events
    2013 Throwdown West Coast: The Events
    Quarter Mile, Slalom, Stop Box & Road Course
    By Monica Gonderman
    , Photography by Jeremy Cook, Monica Gonderman

    A runway, some cones, and tons of horsepower



  • Bilstein
    Bilstein "Just Add" Sweepstakes
    Add This To Your Garage
    By Monica Gonderman
    , Photography by Courtesy Of Bilstein

    Your chance to win a customized vehicle and a trip to SEMA