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Brandan Gillogly
Brandan Gillogly

Brandan Gillogly

Staff Editor

Brandan Gillogly grew up in Prunedale, California, the semi-official center of the universe, where he cultivated a love of cars, thanks to older brothers and their mini-trucks and one very yellow, very ’80s ’67 Camaro that would have made the Crusher proud. Trips to nearby Goodguys shows in Monterey and the occasional figure-8 race at the Watsonville Speedway also fostered a love of hot rods and race cars. Brandan began work as a photographer while earning a B.A. in Trivia at the University of California at Davis. Already hooked on cars and getting paid to take photos, he thought being a magazine editor seemed like the perfect career once he graduated. Brandan moved to Southern California and in 2005 was hired at Truckin’ magazine, where he became the feature editor, shooting everything from cover features to tech installs. He joined the HOT ROD staff in 2011 and participated in his first Power Tour® before the ink on his business cards was dry.
  • More from Brandan Gillogly

  • 1985 Chevy C10 - The Dime
    1985 Chevy C10 - The Dime
    Built to Cruise Low and Fast
    By Jacob Jackson
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly, Dan Ward

    Driving a truck is one of the great freedoms in life. With the horizon in front of you and a wide-open road, the possibilities are limitless.

  • 1997 GMC Sierra Stepside - Mobster
    1997 GMC Sierra Stepside - Mobster
    Locked and Loaded
    By Jacob Jackson
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly

    For Army Sgt. Chris Stafford of Angie, Louisiana, the mobster theme of his 1997 GMC Sierra is synonymous with the ups and downs of his everyday life.

  • 2004 Chevy Silverado - Nok Out
    2004 Chevy Silverado - Nok Out
    This 2004 Silverado is a Neck Snapper
    By Maxwell Matthewson
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly, Dan Ward

    When Jose Chavez of Baldwin Park, California, lost his father, it was devastating. To help him cope with the loss, Jose continued to work on the 2004 Chevy Silverado that he and his dad had been working on.



  • 2000 Chevy: Lowrnu
    2000 Chevy: Lowrnu
    Friends-and-Family–Built 2000 Chevy
    By Dan Ward
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly, Dan Ward

    Friends-and-Family–Built 2000 Chevy

  • 2000 Chevy Silverado - Showtime
    2000 Chevy Silverado - Showtime
    Built by Brothers, This Bow Tie is Ready for the Big Stage
    By Dan Ward
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly, Dan Ward

    Built by Brothers, This Bow Tie is Ready for the Big Stage





  • Truckin' Hall of Fame - Flawless Nissan Titan
    Truckin' Hall of Fame - Flawless Nissan Titan
    Flawless
    By Dan Ward
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly, Dan Ward

    Putting a Tundra on the cover this month spurred debate within the office regarding the best import fullsize of all time.


  • 2011 Ford F350 Dualie - Team Support
    2011 Ford F350 Dualie - Team Support
    Snap-On Tools' Awesome Race Support/Entertainment Vehicle
    By Harley Camilleri
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly, Maxwell Matthewson

    Snap-On Tools' Awesome Race Support/Entertainment Vehicle

  • Hustle And Flow: 2008 GMC Yukon
    Hustle And Flow: 2008 GMC Yukon
    Style Meets Purpose in One Package
    By Maxwell Matthewson
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly

    Style Meets Purpose in One Package

  • Obsession: 1981 Chevy C10
    Obsession: 1981 Chevy C10
    Etching a Mark in This Owner’s Heart
    By Maxwell Matthewson
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly, Dan Ward

    Etching a Mark in This Owner’s Heart

  • 2000 Dodge Dakota - 1LOUDRT
    2000 Dodge Dakota - 1LOUDRT
    A 2000 Dakota with Good Looks and Killer Sound
    By Maxwell Matthewson
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly, Maxwell Matthewson

    A 2000 Dakota with Good Looks and Killer Sound

  • 2011 Ford Explorer - Rockin' The Suburbs
    2011 Ford Explorer - Rockin' The Suburbs
    Upping The Ante On A Brand-New Explorer
    By Brandan Gillogly
    , Photography by Peter Linney

    Galpin Auto Sports (GAS) made a name for itself by offering custom vehicles right on the showroom floor, and this 2011 Explorer that debuted at the 2010 SEMA show continues in that tradition.

  • DoubleMint: Chevy C10
    DoubleMint: Chevy C10
    Built To Lay Out And Be Driven Hard
    By Dan Ward
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly, Dan Ward

    He told us, “The ’67-’72 C10 was my dream truck and that’s what I had to have."

  • Party Wagon: 2007 GMC Sierra
    Party Wagon: 2007 GMC Sierra
    Letting the Good Times Roll
    By Harley Camilleri
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly, Dan Ward

    Letting the Good Times Roll

  • Triple Threat Tahoe: 2008 Chevy Tahoe
    Triple Threat Tahoe: 2008 Chevy Tahoe
    Built Within These Pages, This SUV Shows, Tows, And Loves To Go
    By Dan Ward
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly, Dan Ward, Maxwell Matthewson

    Built Within These Pages, This SUV Shows, Tows, And Loves To Go



  • Headhunter - 2009 Dodge Ram
    Headhunter - 2009 Dodge Ram
    In Life or death, this Ram is one sick machine
    By Dan Ward
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly, Dan Ward

    Automotive art meets cemetary for a battle to the death



  • Family Ties: Chevy Trucks
    Family Ties: Chevy Trucks
    Husband and wife tag team the custom truck scene
    By Maxwell Matthewson
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly, Dan Ward

    Husband and wife tag team the custom truck scene


  • Feature Files - Brandan Moves On
    Feature Files - Brandan Moves On
    By Brandan Gillogly

    Dan mentioned in his column at the front of the magazine, this is my last issue as Feature Editor of Truckin'

  • LS Engine Swap Quick Guide
    LS Engine Swap Quick Guide
    Answers to Common Questions and Where to Find the Solutions
    By Brandan Gillogly, Dan Ward
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly, Stephen Bramlett

    Answers to Common Questions and Where to Find the Solutions


  • 2011 Danger Zone - Custom Truck Show
    2011 Danger Zone - Custom Truck Show
    California’s Best Trucks Converge in Visalia
    By Dan Ward
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly, Dan Ward

    California’s Best Trucks Converge in Visalia

  • Building a Fiberglass Subwoofer Enclosure - How It's Done
    Building a Fiberglass Subwoofer Enclosure - How It's Done
    Building an MDF and Fiberglass Subwoofer Enclosure
    By Brandan Gillogly
    , Photography by Show Cars Inc.

    We’ve been asked several times over the last few months how sub boxes are built, and lucky for us, the crew at Superior Auto Sound, in Phoenix, Arizona, snapped plenty of photos while they built the enclosure for Steve Burkett’s Yukon.



  • Tex Mex 2011 - Custom Truck Show
    Tex Mex 2011 - Custom Truck Show
    Trucks, Dust, and One Heck of a Time
    By Dan Ward
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly, Dan Ward

    Tex Mex was the show we had circled on our calendars months ago and it was with great anticipation we landed in Houston to check out the sixth annual event held in Lake Somerville, Texas.

  • Body Shop Hauler: 2000 GMC Sierra
    Body Shop Hauler: 2000 GMC Sierra
    Clean, Custom, Traditional
    By Brandan Gillogly
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly, Maxwell Matthewson

    For a business that doesn’t want to be known as a custom shop, Anderson Bros Auto Body, in West Sacramento, California, sure does have a lot of custom trucks.

  • Feature Files - What Makes A Great Show?
    Feature Files - What Makes A Great Show?
    By Brandan Gillogly

    What exactly is it that makes for a great show? Is it the quality of the trucks that you know will be attending that draws you in, or is it the showgrounds itself?


  • Back In The Family - 1971 Chevy C10
    Back In The Family - 1971 Chevy C10
    Dean Alexander's 1971 C10
    By Brandan Gillogly
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly

    This C10 was in Dean Alexander's family for years, serving as his grandfather's daily driver when Dean was a kid.

  • 1967 Chevy C10 - Plan
    1967 Chevy C10 - Plan "B"
    The Rainy-Day Reliever
    By Brandan Gillogly
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly, Dan Ward

    What happens when the weather gets nasty and the rain comes to town? Simply park the roadster and whip out this silver C10.

  • 1971 Chevy K10 - Sky-High 4x4
    1971 Chevy K10 - Sky-High 4x4
    By Maxwell Matthewson
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly, Harley Camilleri

    Jimbo Grissom, of Seminole, Texas, had envisioned building a lifted 1971 Chevy K10 4x4 for over ten years. So when he finally found the perfect starting point, it took him over two years to build it exactly how he wanted it.


  • Just Right - 1972 Chevy C10
    Just Right - 1972 Chevy C10
    Danny Waller’s 1972 C10
    By Brandan Gillogly
    , Photography by Brandon Burrell

    A perfect example of why we love C10s, Danny Waller, of Lynchburg, Virginia, has nailed the stance, color, and wheels on his truck.


  • Supremely Stylish - 1997 Ford F150
    Supremely Stylish - 1997 Ford F150
    A '97 F-150 with Classic Styling
    By Maxwell Matthewson
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly, Maxwell Matthewson

    A '97 F-150 with Classic Styling

  • 2008 GMC Sierra On 28s - Busted Knuckles
    2008 GMC Sierra On 28s - Busted Knuckles
    Extremely Low Boyd Coddington GMC
    By Maxwell Matthewson
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly

    Roger Gonzalez bought this 2008 GMC Sierra to turn it into a fully custom truck.


  • Forbidden Fantasy 2011
    Forbidden Fantasy 2011
    Kicking off the show season in SoCal
    By Brandan Gillogly
    , Photography by Truckin’ Staff

    Kicking off the show season in SoCal

  • Insider - Chevy Silverado HD
    Insider - Chevy Silverado HD
    Insider News
    By Brandan Gillogly

    Chevrolet recently pitted its newest HD Silverado against competitors from Ram and Ford in a series of tests administered by third-party company AMCI. The videos test frame torsion strength, passing power, and braking performance.

  • Code Blue - 1970 GMC
    Code Blue - 1970 GMC
    Derek Herring’s 1970 GMC
    By Brandan Gillogly
    , Photography by Dan Ward

    Starting with what he thought was a clean truck, Derek Herring, of Laveen, Arizona, sent his C10 to the media blaster only to find that a previous owner had patched the lower cab corners with chicken wire and body filler.





  • Hot-Blooded - 2002 Chevy Silverado
    Hot-Blooded - 2002 Chevy Silverado
    Built to Drive - Every Single Day
    By Maxwell Matthewson
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly, Dan Ward, Maxwell Matthewson

    Built to Drive - Every Single Day




  • Cold Burn - 2000 GMC Sierra
    2000 GMC Sierra - Cold Burn
    Hot Graphics in Cool Hues
    By Brandan Gillogly
    , Photography by Dan Ward, John Mata Jr.

    Hot Graphics in Cool Hues



  • Feature Files - Show Season - No. 6
    Feature Files - Show Season - No. 6
    By Brandan Gillogly

    It’s that time of year again. Show season is ramping up and it's time to get your trucks ready for their big show debut.


  • Family Affair - 1968 Chevy C10
    Family Affair - 1968 Chevy C10
    Everyone Pitched in on This C10
    By Brandan Gillogly
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly

    Everyone Pitched in on This C10

  • 2-Year Itch - 1971 Chevy C10
    2-Year Itch - 1971 Chevy C10
    Creative Shopping Pays Off Big Dividends
    By Harley Camilleri
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly, Dan Ward

    Creative Shopping Pays Off Big Dividends



  • 1966 Chevy C10 - Double-Edged Sword
    1966 Chevy C10 - Double-Edged Sword
    Classic C10 Built For Showing And Thrashing
    By Maxwell Matthewson
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly, Dan Ward

    Classic C10 Built For Showing And Thrashing


  • 1997 GMC Sierra - Intense
    1997 GMC Sierra - Intense
    Coming Full Circle
    By Brandan Gillogly
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly, John Mata Jr

    Coming Full Circle


















  • 1995 Chevy Truck - Simplicity
    1995 Chevy Truck - Simplicity
    Built In A Driveway And Ready For The Spotlight
    By Brandan Gillogly
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly

    Built In A Driveway And Ready For The Spotlight




  • 2011 Ford F-250 Lift Kit - Superior Super Duty
    2011 Ford F-250 Lift Kit - Superior Super Duty
    2011 F-250 Gets An Upgraded Stance And Better Performance
    By Maxwell Matthewson
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly, Maxwell Matthewson

    2011 F-250 Gets An Upgraded Stance And Better Performance


  • 2010 West Coast Nationals
    2010 West Coast Nationals
    The Scorching Desert Comes Alive With Insane Rides
    By Maxwell Matthewson
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly, Maxwell Matthewson

    The Scorching Desert Comes Alive With Insane Rides

  • 2005 GMC Sierra 2500 - Counterpoint
    2005 GMC Sierra 2500 - Counterpoint
    Just Your Average Towing, Showing, Daily Driver
    By Brandan Gillogly
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly, Maxwell Matthewson

    Just Your Average Towing, Showing, Daily Driver









  • 2002 Chevy Silverado - Aftermath
    2002 Chevy Silverado - Aftermath
    Putting The Pieces Back Together
    By Brandan Gillogly
    , Photography by Dan Ward, Maxwell Matthewson

    Putting The Pieces Back Together
















  • 2011 HD Trucks - First Look
    2011 HD Trucks - First Look
    '11 Chevrolet And GMC HDs
    By Brandan Gillogly
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly, Courtesy of General Motors

    '11 Chevrolet And GMC HDs























  • Flying Vs. Driving
    Flying Vs. Driving
    By Brandan Gillogly
    , Photography by Dan Ward

    The two most common ways to attend a show, flying versus driving.













  • 2008 Nissan Titan - Xsible
    2008 Nissan Titan - Xsible
    A Life-Changing Truck Build
    By Brandan Gillogly
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly, John Mata Jr

    A Life-Changing Truck Build





  • 1993 Chevy C1500 - Evil Ways
    1993 Chevy C1500 - Evil Ways
    A South Coast Creation
    By Brandan Gillogly
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly, Dan Ward

    A South Coast Creation







  • Ford F650 Truck - The Ultimate
    Ford F650 Truck - The Ultimate
    From Hauler To Base Camp, This Truck Does It All
    By Brandan Gillogly
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly, Dan Ward

    From Hauler To Base Camp, This Truck Does It All

  • Ford Roadster - Truckster
    Ford Roadster - Truckster
    From Rendering To Reality
    By Brandan Gillogly
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly

    From Rendering To Reality





  • 2010 Dodge Ram - First Look
    2010 Dodge Ram - First Look
    Heavy Duty
    By Brandan Gillogly
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly, Courtesy of the Manufacturer, Jerrod Jones

    Heavy Duty






  • 2009 Ford F150 - Sunkist SuperCrew
    2009 Ford F150 - Sunkist SuperCrew
    Street Scene Builds A Gentleman's Cruiser
    By Brandan Gillogly
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly

    Street Scene Builds A Gentleman's Cruiser


  • 1987 Chevy Van - Fate
    1987 Chevy Van - Fate
    Some Things Are Just Meant To Be
    By Brandan Gillogly
    , Photography by Dan Ward

    Some Things Are Just Meant To Be


  • 2007 Chevy Tahoe - 2' 4''
    2007 Chevy Tahoe - 2' 4''
    Anything Is Possible
    By Brandan Gillogly
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly, Dan Ward

    Anything Is Possible





  • 1997 GMC Sonoma - Higher Ground
    1997 GMC Sonoma - Higher Ground
    Placing A 'Bagged Mini On A Pedestal
    By John Mata Jr
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly

    Placing A 'Bagged Mini On A Pedestal


  • Texas Heatwave 2009 - Feel The Heat
    Texas Heatwave 2009 - Feel The Heat
    Summertime Heat And Custom Trucks Collide
    By Dan Ward
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly, Dan Ward

    Summertime Heat And Custom Trucks Collide



  • 1999 GMC Sierra - 22 Inch Rims - Truckin' Magazine
    1999 GMC Sierra - Blue Bayou
    Second Helping of a Louisiana Standard
    By Brandan Gillogly
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly

    Second Helping of a Louisiana Standard

  • 1951 Ford F1 - Make A Wish
    1951 Ford F1 - Make A Wish
    Washtenaw Community College and Ford team up for a good cause
    By Brandan Gillogly
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly, Dan Ward

    Check out this super-clean 1951 Ford F1 pickup built by Doug Lilly as a tribute for his son Justin