Triple Threat
Whatever your preconceived notions of a feature truck being pampered and not being driven hard were, Rob Phillips' '69 C10 will blow them away. His truck, built at his shop Phillips & Co. Hot Rods in Long Beach, California, is truly a triple threat. With good looks inside and out, a big-block that screams, and a suspension designed to embarrass muscle cars, his Chevy truck was on a mission the moment he drove it onto our test course. Thanks to the 468ci big-block, Rob set the mark for 0-60 mph and the 1/4-mile by blazing to 60 in 6.0 seconds and the 1/4 in 14.02 seconds. Admittedly, he had never driven his truck through a slalom and his hesitation cost him, but he did make up for it with a second place finish in the autocross. Thanks to the big Baer brakes and Kumho tires, his truck stopped better than the other classic trucks and when it came time for the subjective styling test, his truck was the unanimous winner. What we liked the most was his passion for pushing the limits and his willingness to put up or shut up. Proving that show and go do mix, Rob took home the crown of our first-ever Throwdown.

At A Glance
1969 Chevy C10

Engine 468ci big-block with fuel injection, Edelbrock aluminum heads, headers, K&N air filter
RWHP 417
Suspension 2 1/2-inch drop spindle and 2 1/2-inch drop coil with QA1 shocks and 6-inch drop coil in the rear with QA1 shocks, Hotchkis front and rear sway bars
Brakes 14-inch Baer rotors and six-piston calipers and 13-inch rear rotors with four-piston calipers
Wheels/Tires 19x8-inch MHT Mark X on 285/35R19 Kumho Ecsta XS and 19x12-inch MHT Mark X wheels on 345/30R19 Kumho Ecsta XS tires
Weight 4,185 pounds
Pros Big-block pulls like a freight train, brakes inspire confidence, stunning looks with performance to match
Cons Automatic tranny, big-block is heavy, we don't own it

0-60 MPH (Worth 5 Points) - 6.0
1/4-Mile (Worth 5 Points) - 14.02
Speed Through 100-ft Slalom (Worth 5 Points) - 54.7
60-0 MPH Braking (Worth 5 Points) - 90 Feet
Autocross Time (Worth 5 Points) - 37.01
Styling (Subjective Score Worth 5 Points) - 5

Total Points Earned (Out Of 30) - 23