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Find diesel truck show and event coverage where 8-Lug Magazine scopes out 3/4-ton and 1-ton custom diesel trucks at shows and events nationwide in the Events section.
2014 Dakar Rally: American Heavy-Duty Support Pickups 2014 Dakar Rally: American Heavy-Duty Support Pickups
By Ronald Ahrens
Last January, the Dakar marathon off-road rally crossed Argentina, Bolivia, and Chile. Without the support of American heavy-duty pickups, it wouldn't have been possible.
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SEMA 2014: 16 Trucks to Whet the Appetite SEMA 2014: 16 Trucks to Whet the Appetite
By Monica Gonderman
Every November, hundreds of custom trucks and cars congregate at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas for a week of automotive madness. 2014 was no different.
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The Southeast Showdown and NOPI Nationals 2014 The Southeast Showdown and NOPI Nationals 2014
By Joe Greeves
Check out this years show coverage of the 2014 Southeast Showdown and NOPI Nationals!
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The Work Truck Show 2014 The Work Truck Show 2014
By Mike McGlothlin
We made our annual visit to the National Truck Equipment Association's (NTEA) must-attend work truck show where some of the biggest names in the industry (Ford, Ram, and GM) all had something new to r...
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2014 LoneStar Throwdown Truck Show 2014 LoneStar Throwdown Truck Show
By Maxwell Matthewson
It seems the diesel HD trend has been getting bigger and bigger in recent years. This is especially true in the Lone Star state.
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1st Annual XTP Dyno Day Event 1st Annual XTP Dyno Day Event
By Patrick McCarthy
In order to accurately document power output, you need a dynamometer, and that’s exactly what the staff at XTP Diesel & Offroad provided at their inaugural Dyno Day event.
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2013 Scheid Diesel Extravaganza - Truly An Extravaganza 2013 Scheid Diesel Extravaganza - Truly An Extravaganza
By Bob Carpenter
Every year since 1997, the Scheid Diesel Service company has held an annual diesel pickup event (the first few years it was a TDR Rally) in Terre Haute, Indiana, and it seems to grow every year.
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Glamis California - Rails, Rigs, And Rowdies Glamis California - Rails, Rigs, And Rowdies
By Ronald Ahrens
For the sand people of California’s desert, Thanksgiving weekend is the year’s biggest. Joining them at Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, we learn what they drive and why their rituals endure
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SEMA Scene 2013 SEMA Scene 2013
By Bob Carpenter
The annual SEMA show is a trade-only event put on by the Specialty Equipment Market Association. It is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world.
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The 10th Annual Southeast Showdown The 10th Annual Southeast Showdown
By Joe Greeves
Where the big rigs come to play
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Some 11-year-old boys dream about being doctors, policemen, or firefighters. The ultimate goal is to do something you enjoy and help people at the same time.
Ram’s Warren Truck Plant is 76 years old and is about to go through a redesign of 353 workstations—which could equate to five more trucks made per hour, or 100 more a day.
Clean fuel is key to a healthy diesel engine. Fuel filter replacement is one of the major maintenance items that is often neglected or overlooked entirely.
Today was the day. I unplugged the battery charger (you know how those electrical gremlins can be), shut the hood and eventually got it to lock, and proceeded to the driver side.
One of the first modifications we make to our trucks is the addition of a cold-air intake -- but what kind of power do we really stand to gain from this $300 investment?
Check out John Olson's 2012 GMC Sierra 3500HD Denali dualie in this Work Trend Review Readers' Ride Spotlight.
The first production 2015 Ford F-150 made its way into a San Antonio customer’s hands just before Thanksgiving.
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