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Blue Star - Studebaker

Blue Star – Studebaker

Well even the Studebaker name was a product of the Americas. When the family had decided to leave Germany in the early 1700’s the actual name was Staudenbecker. Leaving Germany at that time was quite complicated. They were guild member blade makers in the city of Soligen. The members of the cutlery craft guild that […]

20th Annual PPG Nationals - GoodGuys - Columbus, Ohio 2017

20th Annual PPG Nationals – GoodGuys – Columbus, Ohio 2017

2017 is the 20th year for the PPG Nationals in Columbus Ohio for the GoodGuys organization. As usual, it did not disappoint truck fans. Check out our truck shots from our best of the show photos. As usual, the weather was bright and sunny most of Saturday with perfect temperatures to walk the fairgrounds and […]

Wild 1968 Peterbilt in Columbus Ohio

Wild 1968 Peterbilt in Columbus Ohio

At every big car and truck show there’s always one truck that draws a crowd because it’s so unique and flat out cool that people can’t resist taking a closer look. This year in Columbus at the annual GoodGuys show, it was this 1968 Peterbilt custom built truck sporting an 855 Cummins diesel and more […]

Abbie's 92 Ford Flareside F150 - Diesel Up!!!

Abbie’s 92 Ford Flareside F150 – Diesel Up!!!

If it was a regular old truck, it definitely isn’t now! Abbie and her dad took a 1992 f150 flareside extend cab pickup and swapped in a custom 4BT p-pump Cummins engine. Using a lot of  custom fab. parts from many motor vehicles, tractors along with special adapters, they were able to keep the stock […]

1953 Ford Panel Truck Anyone?

1953 Ford Panel Truck Anyone?

We’ll state the obvious: That’s a lot of purple! Normally I wouldn’t go crazy over a purple Ford panel truck, but this one is just the right shade of purple – not too light or dark. Plus, there isn’t much cooler than a slammed 53-56 Ford panel truck smashed on the ground. This one is […]

Old Skool 56 Ford F100

Old Skool 56 Ford F100

We spotted this truck off the main car show area in the shade of a building at the 2016 Goodguys Car Show in Columbus, Ohio. It’s Old Skool Cool. Body modifications were minimal. This was just a very nice home build with a little different theme. You don’t see mostly gray classic trucks with light […]

One Smooth Silver 1954 Chevy 3100

One Smooth Silver 1954 Chevy 3100

On the main drag into the fairgrounds for the 2016 Columbus GoodGuys Car Show sat this gorgeous 54 Chevy pickup. Sitting on the ground and sporting a chopped top, this 54 had a great look. The workmanship was flawless on this silver bullet. Check out the smooth tailgate with roll pan and oval lights installed. […]

Columbus, OH – It was another great weekend in Columbus, Ohio for the 19th Goodguys PPG Nationals. We had a blast walking around checking out the custom, classic, rat and every other type of truck you can think of! The AutoCross course was a lot of fun to watch these trucks carve the turns!  

53 Chevy Truck Rat Rod As Fun As Ever

53 Chevy Truck Rat Rod As Fun As Ever

We spotted this 53 Chevy Truck sitting next to a high end 54 Chevy. The 2 trucks couldn’t have been more different. This 53 had the slammed stance we like so well and rolling on some really cool wide whites.  The coolest thing about a rat rod is you don’t have to go crazy shining […]

Perfect 1954 Chevy Pickup - Right Down to Its Slammed Stance

Perfect 1954 Chevy Pickup – Right Down to Its Slammed Stance

Sitting on the Midway at the 2016 Goodguys Show in Columbus was this amazing 54 Chevy Pickup. With a chopped top, lowered stance and smoothed out appearance, it was easily one of the nicest trucks on display that day! Check out the work on those headlights. Nicely Done! The silver paint on this truck was […]

Unbelievable 1968 Chevy C10

Unbelievable 1968 Chevy C10

The 2016 GoodGuys show in Columbus Ohio was full of gorgeous and unique trucks. This was my favorite truck. Starting with a 68 Chevy C10, a custom frame was built riding on a coil over suspension. You would think it’s bagged, but nope! The ride height is low and looks right. Under the hood is […]

USPS classic truck stamps

USPS to Honor Classic Trucks With Stamp Set

Classic Truck Stamps Celebrating the rugged and reliable work vehicles that Americans have driven for nearly a century, each of these four new Forever stamps features on of the following iconic models The strong, sturdy, 1938 International Harvester D-2 had a distinct barrel-shaped grille and its elegant styling mirrored the look of luxury automobiles of […]

1955 - 59 GMC Gauge Panel Restoration Source

1955 – 59 GMC Gauge Panel Restoration Source

Restoring a Dash Gauge Panel has to be one of the hardest part of any classic truck restoration. A perfect restoration requires meticulous attention to detail to get it perfect. Even then, it’s a difficult task. Enter Rick Hendrickson. Rick had trouble finding a quality restored gauge panel when he needed one several years ago. […]

Restored 1954 Chevy Truck

Restored 1954 Chevy Truck

This is the perfect truck to show you on a very early spring day in the Midwest. We don’t have any flowers in sight, but this bright yellow 54 Chevy is way better! Sporting new yellow and black paint and new chrome, this head turner gets looks wherever it goes. The owner’s goal was to […]

53-56 Ford Truck Cab Mounting Bolt Kit

CMW Trucks Offers Budget Bolt Kit

In an on-going effort to provide quality truck parts at an affordable rate, CMW Trucks has just released a 53-56 Ford Truck Cab Mounting bolt and washer set. There’s nothing super exciting about it, except it’s nearly half the cost of similar parts we find on the market. Bolts are grade 5 with lock nuts […]