Nic Ashby spent eight years in the Army National Guard. He says those were some of the best times in his life. Now, out of the military, Nic has started his own company, LDRSHIPdesigns. With this company, Nic builds cars and trucks, which represent his passion for the military. This is where this magnificent 2011 Chevrolet 2500HD Duramax comes into the picture. Nic had a meeting with Challenge America, who is a company helping soldiers, primarily disabled soldiers, integrate back into society after being away for many months. Nic, being a disabled veteran, realized the need to bring awareness to Challenge America. In September of 2010, Chevrolet delivered their newest 2500HD and Nic got started on the build. Finishing up a week before SEMA in November, Nic was ready to unveil his masterpiece. At SEMA, the truck was in Chevy's booth and took home the Chevy Fan's Choice Award. Now here it is for everyone to admire on Truckinweb.com. Keep on the lookout for future changes that will be happening to this truck soon. For more information about Challenge America, go to thevictorious.org and for more info about LDRSHIPdesigns, go to ldrshipdesigns.com.

Renderings done by Ben Drolet. He can be contacted at bendrolet.com

Below is a list of companies that sponsored the build.

DERECHO Carbon Duramax by LDRSHIPdesigns

RAV Designs
-Wrap
Mishimoto
- Oil Cooler
- Transmission Cooler
- High Performance Intercooler
- Silicone Hoses
CST SUSPENSION
- 6" Lift with long travel
FIBERWERX
- Replacement Front Carbon Fenders
- Replacement Carbon Truck Bed
Walker Evans
- 20-inch Beadlock Racing Wheels with 2 full sized spares
General Tire
- Red Letter Grabbers 35x12.50
N-Fab
- Replacement front bumper
- Side steps
- Rear bumper
Anzo
- Headlights
- Taillights
- 9-inch HID off road lights
- 10-inch brick led lights
- 6-inch brick led lights
- 4 1/2 -inch round led lights
Giant Bicycles
- Reign XO, small frame
- Reign XO, medium frame
Dreggs Longboards
- 46 Custom SS Longboards
Odyssey Extreme Battery
- (2) 65-PC1750
SEM
- OEM Trim Spray
- Bedliner
- Adhesive sprays and trim epoxy
Amsoil
- Performance fluids and filters
BullyDog
- Performance programmer
Tiregate
- Replacement tailgate for full-sized spare carrier
Yakima
- High Rollers
- Fat Cat 4
- Towers, landing pads, bars
Truck Covers USA
- Roof Rack
- Rolling Tonneau Cover
Kali Protectives
- MX/DH Helmets
- Skateboard Helmets
- Body Armor
Gargoyle
- Performance eyewear
White Cap
- Performance tools
Ringers Gloves
- Carbon and General purpose riding and work gloves
Helix
- vinyl decals
Hushmat
- Sound Deadening
- Thermal Insulation
- Automotive Insulation
Huskyliners
- Floor mats
Monster Cable
- Performance wiring
HI LIFT
- Off road jack
SLIDE N LOCK
- Tie down racks
Rockstar
- Energy Drinks
T-Rex
- Custom Grille
Pecca Leather
- Tri-Tone Interior