In preparation for a Readers' Rides extravaganza, we're asking all you, especially those of you who are serving in our military, who have not sent in pictures of your truck, to please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll have more rides than ever to check out in an upcoming issue and it's up to you to make sure your pride and joy is among the chosen few. Remember to take high-resolution photos and try to find a good background.
Frank Flores, of McAllen, Texas, loves his '08 Chevy Silverado, and it is ever apparent with this single photo. Within six months of ownership, Frank had Big H Customs lower his brand-new ride 5 inches in the front and 7 at the rear. For now, the stock 20-inch wheels and tires remain intact, but give the guy a break, the truck has only been in his possession for less than a year. Besides, the factory rollers don't look all that bad to begin with. A K&N intake and dual Magnaflow mufflers add a little performance to the Chevy's step. Since Frank is a fan of loud music, he installed two JL Audio W3 subs, two 1,000-watt amps, Alpine speakers, and a Kenwood head unit to deliver concert-like sound quality. Keep us posted on the truck's progress, Frank, we are expecting great things from you.
Far Out Ford
Arjan (Jon) Cami, from Scottsdale, Arizona, has been wrenching on his '02 Ford F-150 since the day he bought it brand-new from the dealership. He owns a shop called Pro Guard Auto, and this super deluxe ride sits front and center inside his showroom. The two-tone paint, replica 22-inch HD wheels, full suede interior, and full JL Audio sound system sets his truck apart from other so-called 'custom' trucks on the streets. Performance upgrades are coming up soon on the horizon, so watch out for Jon zipping down the Arizona highways. Since the truck is a semi-permanent shop fixture, it hardly sees the light of day, but it does get driven a minimum of two days a month. Jon knows that his pride and joy deserves more street time than that, so he plans on taking it to more shows this year. Keep your eyes peeled.
RIDE OF THE MONTH
One Sweet Square
Ryah sent us this teaser image of her boyfriend Blake's '85 GMC that had us desperately seeking a better look. Unfortunately, it is buried in a storage unit, so this is the one and only photo we have on file for now. Under the hood, the 355ci engine has been upgraded with an impressive lineup of performance products, and the 700R4 transmission must make driving this square-body an absolute blast. The motor and trans have roughly 5,000 miles on it since the rebuild, and it puts out nearly 400 hp. The exterior has received lots of fresh metal, and plenty of shaving. The clean, two-tone paintjob was applied in '09, and sets the bar high for other C10s trying to make a statement on the streets. A full 'bag setup featuring two five-gallon tanks, two Viair 450 compressors, and a custom four-link allows the truck to be lifted and laid out atop the 20/22-inch Boss 304 and Toyo Proxes rolling combo. The interior is in better-than-new condition as fresh carpet has been laid, and the plastic trim has been refinished. We wish we could show more of this awesome classic, but based on this single photo and the truck's rap sheet of modifications, we have no choice to crown it with this month's "Ride of the Month" title.