Ford to Debut Seven Custom F-Series Trucks at SEMA

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Ford to Debut Seven Custom F-Series Trucks at SEMA
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Ford’s current F-150 pickup is hot and not surprisingly seven customized versions of this and the bigger Super Duty will be taking center stage. Continue Reading...

Toyota Tacoma X-Runner RTR Revealed Ahead of SEMA Debut With Supercharged 5.7L V8

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Toyota Tacoma X-Runner RTR Revealed Ahead of SEMA Debut With Supercharged 5.7L V8
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Built as a SEMA 2010 project, Toyota has been prepping their Tacoma X-Runner RTR and did some baseline test runs out at Pomona this past Tuesday. For those unaware of this project, Toyota was basically looking at producing a “ready to race” Toyota Tacoma X-Runner with the Tundra’s 5.7-liter V8 powerplant. But the fun doesn’t… Continue Reading...

Callaway Developing High Performance Chevy Silverado

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Callaway Developing High Performance Chevy Silverado
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Vendetto anticipates that the company will have a running prototype by the end of the year, with series production possible sometime in 2011, provided there aren’t any serious issues to contend with. Continue Reading...

Report: Shelby Unveils Supercharged F-150 Super Snake Muscle Truck Concept

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Report: Shelby Unveils Supercharged F-150 Super Snake Muscle Truck Concept
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It’s just a concept for now, but Shelby Automobiles Inc., is hoping there’s enough interest to go ahead and start building production versions of this muscle truck. Called the F-150 Super Snake Concept, the Shelby-inspired vehicle is based on a 2007 F-150 regular cab and lists extensive modifications to improve handling, styling and power. For… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2009: Toyota Tacoma All-Terrain Gamer Might Be the Most Ridiculous Thing at SEMA

SEMA 2009: Toyota Tacoma All-Terrain Gamer Might Be the Most Ridiculous Thing at SEMA
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Hideous? Absurd? Why of course it is! This is the SEMA Show after all. Known throughout the world for some of the most extreme show cars that are destined to be thoroughly mocked before being retired to collect dust in a backlot warehouse, the Toyota Tacoma All-Terrain Gamer is just such a vehicle. Starting life… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2009: Midnight Rider Tundra Tailgater a Tribute to Brooks and Dunn

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SEMA 2009: Midnight Rider Tundra Tailgater a Tribute to Brooks and Dunn
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Built as a tribute to country music duo Brooks and Dunn, Toyota unveiled the Midnight Rider Tundra Tailgater at the 2009 SEMA Show. Out back, the truck’s bed folds out to reveal a complete tailgating station with countertops, a BBQ, an ice chest and even a draft beer tap. Oh, and let’s not forget an… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2009: Toyota Tundra Hot Rod Gets Rock and Roll Treatment

SEMA 2009: Toyota Tundra Hot Rod Gets Rock and Roll Treatment
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Toyota and the Hot Rod movement aren’t two things you’d normally associate with each other, which is why a Hot Rod Toyota Tundra is the perfect concept vehicle for the SEMA Show. Built by Phoenix-based motorcycle shop Sucker Punch Sally’s, the Tundra gets a long list of design cues from the hot rods of the… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2009: Chevy Silverado ZR2 Concept Gets Supercharged LS Engine, Carbon Fiber Body Parts

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SEMA 2009: Chevy Silverado ZR2 Concept Gets Supercharged LS Engine, Carbon Fiber Body Parts
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Inspired by Chevy’s highest performance vehicle, the Corvette ZR1, the Silverado ZR2 concept gets plenty of high performance options, like a supercharged LS motor and plenty of carbon fiber. Unveiled at the SEMA Show, this extended cab/short box truck also boasts a massive new front grille, carbon fiber fender flares, a four-inch suspension lift, a… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2009: Mopar Dodge Ram Bianco Ready to Take on Ford F-150 Platinum

SEMA 2009: Mopar Dodge Ram Bianco Ready to Take on Ford F-150 Platinum
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Dodge’s unveiled its custom Mopar Dodge Ram Bianco Image Vehicle at the SEMA Show today, possibly firing a warning shot at the Ford F-150 Platinum and letting he Blue Oval know that there may be competition in the luxury truck business. Ford’s F-150 Platinum caters more to ranch owners than ranch hands, and the Mopar… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2009: 2011 Ford Super Duty DeWALT Contractor Concept Could be a Transformer

SEMA 2009: 2011 Ford Super Duty DeWALT Contractor Concept Could be a Transformer
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The truck isn’t even for sale yet, but Ford shipped one of its new Super Duty pickups to tool maker DeWALT, to build a custom work vehicle for the 2009 SEMA Show.  The simply massive truck gets special items like a winch, special cargo compartments on the outside of the truck’s bed and even a… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2009: Toyota Tundra Hot Rod Revealed Ahead of SEMA Debut

SEMA 2009: Toyota Tundra Hot Rod Revealed Ahead of SEMA Debut
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Ahead of its official debut later today at the 2009 SEMA Show, Toyota has revealed a single photo of its Hot Rod Tundra. Build by Phoenix-based motorcycle shop Sucker Punch Sally’s, the Tundra gets a long list of design cues from the hot rods of the 1950s and ’60s. The Regular Cab 4×2 gets some… Continue Reading...

Leaked: Chevy Silverado Baja Off-Road SEMA Vehicle Accidentally Revealed in GM YouTube Video?

Leaked: Chevy Silverado Baja Off-Road SEMA Vehicle Accidentally Revealed in GM YouTube Video?
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Recently General Motors posted a video on YouTube teasing six-new Camaro stripe designs that will be on display at the 2009 SEMA Show. In the backdrop for the video there is also a rather wild looking pickup truck, which is believed to also be a special projected also headed to SEMA. Reported to be called… Continue Reading...

SEMA Preview: Hot Rod Brooks and Dunn Toyota Tundra Headed to Aftermarket Expo

SEMA Preview: Hot Rod Brooks and Dunn Toyota Tundra Headed to Aftermarket Expo
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Thanks to the folks at PickupTrucks.com we have our first glimpse at what the Brooks and Dunn Toyota Tundra SEMA Show truck will look like. Interestingly, the theme of the pickup isn’t so much country music, as it is the Hot Rod car craze. Built to look like a 1950s-style hot rod, the truck will… Continue Reading...

SEMA Preview: Mopar Dodge Ram Bianco Could Foreshadow Production Luxury Pickup

SEMA Preview: Mopar Dodge Ram Bianco Could Foreshadow Production Luxury Pickup
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At the 2009 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Dodge will unveil a luxuriously appointed custom Ram pickup. While SEMA cars are normally wild and wacky creations, the Chrysler vehicles for 2009 seem to be quite tame, and could be seen as possible concept vehicles. After all, Ford has already established a market for upscale pickups… Continue Reading...