To get your truck featured in Readers' Rides, email a high-resolution photo of your truck to John.Mata@sorc.com. Send in a front 3/4 or profile shot, and make sure it's big enough. We print at a much higher resolution than a website, which means sending links to photos posted online won't necessarily work. Images should be about three megabytes. Also, include plenty of information about yourself, your truck, and your full name. If you want to get your ride noticed by posting it on Truckin' Readers' ides Online, go to rides.truckinweb.com. Upload as many as 20 photos of your vehicle, along with a detailed description.
The Only Game In Town
Jeremy Penland from Sherwood, Arkansas, wrote to us and paid our publication a great compliment. "Truckin' is the only magazine worth buying, which is why I would love to be considered for the Readers' Rides portion of your magazine", says Jeremy. Don't worry guys, we don't play favorites around here, it was Jeremy's beautifully modified '07 GMC Sierra daily driver that won us over! Twenty-four-inch Boss wheels and Nitto tires sit nicely underneath the Belltech 2/4 drop, and the projector headlights, Reflexxion cowl hood, and billet grille make for a clean frontend. A Street and Performance throttle-body spacer and air intake gives the truck a few more ponies, as does the JBA headers and Flowmaster exhaust system. Remember fellas, kind words will only get you so far.
A Wish Granted
Jeremy Vaughn is another perfect example of one our everyday readers who wanted to be featured in Truckin'. We were happy to hook him up. He has spent lots of time and money into getting his GMC Sierra ready for its close-up, so it was the least we could do. Jeremy made sure to email us a variety of high-quality shots of his beloved truck. We understand that everyone isn't a whiz with a camera but give it a go- the world is waiting to catch a glimpse of your prized ride. We look forward to hearing from you.
A Promising Ford
Eric McPherson from Zanesville, Ohio, has been slowly working on sculpting his '70 Ford F-100 Ranger to perfection. The truck has been 'bagged and is rolling on a custom frame that Eric fabricated himself. Believe it or not, the truck lays rockers with the factory floor still intact! Stock Crown Vic wheels have been bolted onto the hubs for now and future plans include a new set of wheels and tires and a fresh coat of paint. Eric would like to thank his wife and all those who have lent a hand so far.
Big Red Rig
This is exactly the kind of truck that one would imagine an ex-trucker to drive. Rick Hall, who hails from Creola, Alabama, used to drive the big boys across the country and he felt compelled to incorporate his love for 18-wheelers into his '03 Ford F-250 Super Duty. The suspension was lifted 4 inches thanks to a Pro Comp kit. A set of 18-inch KMC Rock Star wheels have been dipped in 35-inch Dick Cepek tires-definitely an awesome combo. A Banks Six-Gun tuner and Speed-Loader have been added to give the 6.0L engine a little more push. Rick couldn't resist giving his truck a few true big-rig accessories such as exhaust stacks and a set of eardrum piercing air horns.
A Titanic Reward
Sgt. R. Tugwell, a proud member of the U.S. Army, arrived home from Iraq safe and in one piece, so he decided it was time to treat himself to a new truck. An '04 Nissan Titan proved to be the perfect gift, well it wasn't perfect at first, but nothing a Fabtech 6-inch lift and a double-din navigation unit couldn't fix! A hoodscoop and Bushwacker fender flares give the Titan a rugged, ready-for-anything demeanor that rightly suits the special soldier who owns it. Thank you for your service Sgt. Tugwell!
Better In Blue
James Dark has a knack for photography as well as cool custom trucks. He scouted out an awesome, desolate location to capture a few snaps of his second generation Dodge Dakota. The list of modifications and parts that have found their way onto James' truck is quite long, but the enclosed, tilting bed is definitely one of our favorites. The 61/2-inch Truckin' Suspension lift, 15x8-inch Pacer wheels, and Super Swamper tires aren't bad either. Fully 'glassed dash and door panels keep things looking slick inside the truck and an intricate Alphasonik speaker and amp system supplies a thumping soundtrack.