Mighty Marine
Mike Dunlap has done two tours overseas in the Marine Corps— recently returning from Afghanistan—and he’s been dreaming about building a truck for the SEMA show for a while now. After contacting Truck Covers USA, the ball really got rolling. Kim Tremelling of Truck Covers USA met with Mike and decided she would take him under her wing. The list of companies involved is long, and we will be sharing it with you when we run a full feature on the completed truck.

M.O.B. Scene
Mike O’Brien has been writing our M.O.B. Scene column for a while now, and he’s really rocking it. He’s given advice on how to choose colors, how to do live flames, how to airbrush—and this month he talks about painting your own truck without a spray booth. Check it out.

Street Smarts
Although not exactly a truck-related product, we thought a lot of you might be interested in reading this book. It’s by Jim Randel, who provides substantive, real-world information that’s hard to come by in traditional books. Drawing on a prestigious advisory board of leaders in business, education, sports, art, military, and more, this book can really help out those who have yet to learn the hard knocks lessons of life.

Rand Media Co,
203-561-8935
www.randmediaco.com

EBC Brakes Grows
Check out this new building EBC Brakes built in Northampton, United Kingdom. With expanded rotor manufacturing and a new pressworks facility for making steel backing plates, the new EBC Brakes facility will increase floor space by 400 percent compared to the current Northampton location, allowing the expansion of the group to continue.

The new facility will have a parcel ship capability of 4,500 parcels a day in addition to palletized distribution to wholesaler accounts.

The building was professionally designed and constructed by the Northampton firm Warwick Burt. EBC says 24 new jobs have been created within the new facility, which brings EBC Brakes’ worldwide payroll to more than 400 employees.

EBC Brakes produces the world’s largest range of brakes for mountain bikes, motorcycles, cars, vans, and trucks—even industrial equipment and railway rolling stock.

Got Diesel?
Everybody runs a customized license plate frame, right? Why not get yours made in billet? We particularly like this one.

Billet Frames
262-250-1500
www.billetframes.com

Pick Me! Pick Me!
Sam Soderstrom of North Kingstown, Rhode Island, sent us some photos of his truck with a very familiar plea. He wants to be in 8-Lug magazine. We are happy to oblige. This is his ’08 Chevy 2500HD Duramax.

It’s a Dog’s Life
Buckle-Down, the maker of unique products made with seatbelt buckles, announces a line of funky dog collars and leads that will make any four-legged friend stand out from the pack. Each stylish collar has a mini-version of Buckle-Down’s signature seatbelt buckle and comes in hundreds of prints and color combinations. We like the Chevy, Dodge, and Ford ones the best.

Buckle-Down
516-333-6342
www.buckle-down.com