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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.
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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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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When John Crider decided to get away from his family’s Blue Oval roots, he became the family oddball in a sense, but he also hasn’t had any regrets since becoming the owner of this ’06 Dodge Ram 2500.
Getting the most out of our ’04½ Chevy 2500HD has been the goal of this project build, which meant adding a tough set of bumpers was next on the to-do list.
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...
It’s a rough life being a truck, and there’s no denying that their exteriors take a beating from daily driving, off-road use, grocery store parking lot visits, family life, and weather.
It’s generally hard to do-it-yourself if you don’t have the right tools to actually get the job done. Acquiring the right tools can be just as challenging as using them properly, since tools cost mone...
When 37-year-old Matt Miller of Starr, South Carolina, sets out to build a truck, he goes all out. In 2009, Matt built a Ford F-350 from the ground up.
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