Hotchkis' G-Machine
Synonymous with handling, Hotchkis is the go-to company for turning a stock truck into a real performer. It's because of their established heritage that we weren't surprised when one of their test mules starting tearing up our test course. Bringing out their in-house '68 C10, owner and driver Mike Hickman impressed everyone when he strapped himself into the racing seat and proceeded to beat on the Chevy truck like it stole something from him. The very basic setup in the classic truck proved that parts selection is vital when preparing a truck for speed. Using sticky Kumho Ecsta XS tires, the C10 managed a third place finish in the autocross course, second place in the slalom, and the lively 383ci small-block pulled the Chevy to second in the 1/4-mile. Watching Mike sling this C10 all over the autocross course, we're pretty sure he painted the truck orange so it would hide the orange cones flying around it. All in all, this truck was impressive in every category and finishing third overall shows the intense competition he was up against.

At A Glance
1968 Chevy C10

Engine 383ci small-block with a hot cam, headers, high-rise carb spacer, and K&N air filter
RWHP 312
Suspension Hotchkis Total Vehicle System with new tubular A-arms, front and rear coil springs, front and rear sway bars, and Bilstein shocks
Brakes Stock discs up front and drums out back
Wheels/Tires 18x10-inch Raceline Speedster on 275/35R18 Kumho Ecsta XS and 18x11-inch Raceline Speedster wheels on 315/30R18 Kumho Ecsta XS tires
Weight 3,850 pounds
Pros 383ci stroker loves to rev, unbelievable grip, lack of body roll
Cons Carburetor was finicky, just begging for a lighter LS engine

0-60 MPH (Worth 5 Points) - 6.7
1/4-Mile (Worth 5 Points) - 14.35
Speed Through 100-ft Slalom (Worth 5 Points) - 61.03
60-0 MPH Braking (Worth 5 Points) - 107 Feet
Autocross Time (Worth 5 Points) - 37.23
Styling (Subjective Score Worth 5 Points) - 1

Total Points Earned (Out Of 30) - 17