No need for two trucks: one to haul and one to clean up for the show. No need for two gas bills, two trucks to insure, or two trucks to park. There's no need for any of that if your truck has what it takes to show, tow, and haul. Such is the case with Mark Osborne of Sherwood, Arkansas. His truck pulls double duty as his daily driven work truck and weekend trophy-snagger. At the ripe old age of 25, Mark has disciplined himself to walk the fine line of driving carefully yet have fun while cruising up and down the Arkansas boulevards.
Starting out with an '01 Chevy Silverado, Mark began his buildup with a great foundation. Wiser Suspension of North Little Rock, Arkansas, was responsible for lowering the truck to a much more respectable show height. With the 2-inch Belltech drop spindles in place, Firestone 2600 airbags were wedged in between the control arms for a laid-out front end. Stainless steel lines keep air traveling safely, and two Thomas compressors supply the air to the four 3-gallon air tanks. Out back, the Silverado received a serious bridge notch and custom cantilever setup that allows the Firestone 'bags to deflate and drop the rear down low. Providing the necessary billet bling are a set of 20-inch Budnik Trilogy III wheels with 8-inch filling the front wheelwells and 9-1/2-inch-wide wheels stuffing the rears. Each wheel is wrapped in BFGoodrich rubber.
Powering the Silverado to each show and job is a 5.3L V-8 helped out by a Street & Performance air intake, a throttle-body spacer, and a programmer. MagnaFlow provides the rumble, and Optima keeps the Bow Tie starting every time.
Without a wild interior Mark knew his truck didn't have a chance at the shows and fixed this problem by visiting the crew at A.C. Sport in Little Rock. Katzkin dark-graphite with blue inserts covers the seats along with a Billet Specialties wheel and interior trim pieces. While at A.C. Sport, the truck also received a host of Audiobahn performance equipment. A Pioneer 7-inch flip screen controls the signals going to Audiobahn amps powering the Audiobahn highs, mids, and two 12-inch subs in the rear. For DVD entertainment, a Panasonic DVD player keeps movies going mile after mile. Other interior goodies include an Escalade cluster, custom center console built by Brian White, and Escalade door handles. Moving to the outside, Mark went for subtle over wild, after all, it is a work truck.
A.C. Sport was also involved in the remodeling of the exterior - proof it is definitely a one-stop shop. With the Gaylord lid in place and the Sir Michael's roll pan welded in, the crew then added the cowl hood, Tahoe shell with billet inserts, and the Truckmaster air dam. Street Scene mirrors and custom window tint from Pages' Tint clean up the sides, and a huge Inalfa ragtop completes the package. Diamont Indigo Blue paint was then applied to the entire truck, professionally sprayed by Lurch at A.C. Sport.
Now Mark had a clean truck to drive to work and shows with enough room in the bed to haul his trophies and his workload. Mark wants to thank his family and his friends in the Kontradictions truck club.