The staff speaks and you listen. It's that simple. But now it's your turn! This month's question is: If money was no object, what truck would be in your garage?
CALIN: A GMC Syclone, and here is why. The staff of Sport Truck tested the Syclone back in October of 1990 and obtained 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds and a quarter-mile run in 13.08 seconds at 100.44 mph. Those are stock numbers, people. Imagine what it could do with a little tweaking. Plus, I really like the fact that these were limited-production vehicles, so the value should stay pretty high.
MIKE: If I were a rich man, I'd have a '37 or '38 Hudson Terraplane. I love the lines of these old trucks, and although they are hard to find, I'd have no qualms about laying it flat on the pavement.
KEVIN: There are only a few styles of trucks I don't like, but my favorite would be the '62-'63 Chevrolet 1/2-ton with its wrap-around windshield. The body lines on those trucks are bold, and I love them because they scream out the vintage style. My dream is to build a shortbed version of this truck and have it sit down on a nice set of billet wheels. I am a bit undecided on whether I would have it in single-color bright red or a light blue, but I know it would be complete with the original trim. Additional custom stuff would include a grip of trick body mods and a newer LS motor planted under the hood.
GALEN: You know I have thought about this for a few days, and I still don't know. I don't think I can narrow it down to just one truck. There are things that I like about each brand of truck. So, to answer the question, it would be none. I think that the mini-trucker would come out of me, and I would find a way to incorporate what I like into one truck. Oh, wait a second; that is what I have been doing for the last 15 years. I would just be able to do it a lot faster than in the past.
ANDY: As much as I love my Dakota, I'd say I would buy two brand-new Chevy Silverados, one with the new body style and one with the so-called "Classic" body style. While I really like the new look of the redesigned Silverado, I kind of lean toward the cool cat-eye look of the classic. That said, I would pull the interior out of the new one and put it in the old one. That way, I could have all the cool new looks of the new interior in the bad-as-hell exterior of the old truck. Then, I would drop it down a few inches, toss on some rims, a grandma-hatin' sound system, and hit the road. I think I'd also make it run on banana peels and old beer since gas prices these days suck.