SEMA 2014: Chevrolet Super C10 by Chuck Mallett

Super c10 002At the Kooks booth I came across a real interesting specimen that despite it’s retro leanings, really stands out. I find this interesting for two reasons: The first being that we seem to be coming to the end of the current manufacturer’s retro styling craze; second being that I’m particularly jaded when it comes to this type of treatment, whether it’s old-to-new or new-to-old. Continue reading

Another Lifted Truck

Aside from being a lover of cars, I’m also a lover of music. If you’ve ever glanced at my mugshot below the articles I write, it’ll be no surprise when I say that most of the music I enjoy involves loud, distorted guitars. One of my favorite thrash metal bands is a group called Overkill. Many of their album covers revolve around a green and black color scheme, and they even have a song called “The Green and Black.”

Coincidentally, I feel like that their name aptly describes the very same green and black color scheme on this truck. It’s absolutely overkill. I didn’t bother doing any research on it (fuck me, right?) but it has a big goofy Fuel logo on the front and an Audio Techniks decal on the bed side. So if you want to learn more about this boric acid flamed motherfucker, google it up.

Also, what the is the deal with that leaf pack? Seriously?

Ted Nugent was staying at a local 3 star hotel

I don’t know a damn thing about bows and arrows, nor are off-road trucks my automotive niche. But something about this looked so wrong. I stared at this Chevy for a while thinking, “That looks like no Z71 logo i’ve ever seen.” Someone wants you to think that this is some factory off-road package, but it’s not.

It’s actually the logo for an advanced cam technology. Not camshafts for automobiles, mind you.. but for a bow and arrow! You’re looking at the logo for the Z7 cam technology for Matthews Inc. They make the kind of weapon The Motor City Madman himself uses to do whatever it is he does now that he’s all whacked out on politics and killing animals instead of deflowering youth and shredding on a guitar.

I’m inclined to believe that the owner of this truck (likely Uncle Ted himself as far as I’m concerned) really thought he was pulling a fast one on someone. It’s too much of a coincidence that it would reside in the same position as a Z71 logo, don’t you think?

If you’d like to retrofit your non-Z71 truck with one of these to fool all of your friends that don’t give a damn, you can pick one up here.

I don’t care if you care, I like GMT400 trucks.

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Saw this leaving my dad’s house. My daily driver – which I affectionately refer to as the “Valkyrie” (only in my own head, because I’m not a tool) – is a 1996 C2500 2WD ex-cab light duty. 235hp 5.0L V8, 4L60-E, and 3.73:1 14 bolt SF rear. Lowered 3″/4″. I love the GMT400 and it’s bed-less platform mates. That being said, this is one of the best looking GMT400’s I’ve seen in a while and I’d trade trucks with the owner in a second. Yeah, I guess to the casual observer it’s nothing special, but to me that’s what makes it so special. It doesn’t have 24″ rims and some silly paint job. It’s just a nice looking, extremely low fullsize. Bask in it’s modest and subtle glory.