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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 SEMA Ignited - After-Party 2014 SEMA Ignited - After-Party
By Monica Gonderman
All good things must come to an end, and that includes SEMA. Each year, late Friday afternoon marks the official end of the annual trade show.
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2014 SEMA Show - The HD Truck Hub 2014 SEMA Show - The HD Truck Hub
By Monica Gonderman
The annual SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show is held at the Las Vegas Convention Center during the first week of November and stands as the do-not-miss aftermarket automotive trade sh...
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CHOC Cruise 2014 CHOC Cruise 2014
By Monica Gonderman
Shows can be a great time to cruise the truck, chill with friends, and relax the day away. For a lucky few, there is actually the chance to bring home a trophy at the end of the day.
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Exploring the 2014 Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week Exploring the 2014 Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week
By Monica Gonderman
In this crazy, fast-paced world, sometimes it’s good to stop and investigate those things you somehow should know because you’ve dabbled in it for years, but when put to the test, really don’t know al...
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The 24th Annual Slamfest The 24th Annual Slamfest
By Joe Greeves
If you live in the Southeast, you know the name and the good times associated with this late September event. The Mini Madness host club is in charge, happy to say that their annual Slamfest is one of...
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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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Some trucks are fortunate enough to only make forward progress in terms of customization during their lifespans, while others are cursed with constant degradation and the unfortunate need for repair.
The Department of Energy’s SuperTruck program, aiming to double the fuel efficiency of the Class 8 semi, got a shot in the arm from Daimler’s entry.
Add-ons that pump up the jam for the work trucks that often see double-duty after hours and on the weekends.
New, Interesting, and Fun Things About Work Trucks
Even though this is the April 2015 issue, it’s no joke that in real time, we have just celebrated the flip of the calendar from 2014 to 2015. Don’t you love this time of year?
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