Trucks!


Trucks!

"Trucks!" is an American television program that airs weekends as a part of Spike TV‘s Powerblock. It is hosted by Kevin Neils Tetz and Ryan Shand. The program focuses on automotive mechanics involving trucks and SUVs, ranging from improvement, to customizing, to creative works.

The show often includes segments pertaining to the history of those involved with racing and/or customizing trucks, and in the past the show often included segments called "How It Works" where the host would visit with various technical instructors at Wyotech to discuss automotive related topics such as how a particular mechanical device operated or the specialized equipment it takes to diagnose or repair a vehicle.

The show was originally hosted by Stacey David and Mel Fair, who was also the program’s director, writer, and producer. Fair left the show at the end of the first season to pursue an acting career leaving David as the show's only host. In 2005, David left the show to pursue another automotive show concept entitled [http://www.gearztv.com "Stacey David's GearZ"] which debuted on ESPN2 in March 2007.

After David's departure, Paul Vinson and Kevin Tetz took over as co-hosts for the 2006 season, although Vinson was rarely seen during the latter part of the season while Tetz began sharing the camera with Ryan Shand. Shand officially replaced Vinson as co-host beginning with the 2007 season, although no official statement or press release has provided any explanation behind the change. Some online reports however have sighted Vinson may have been suffering from a kidney failure and awiating a transplant. He has been in the past and currently an actor.

Partial listing of vehicles modified on the show

* 1934 International “The Hairy Hauler”

* 1941 [http://www.olive-drab.com/idphoto/id_photos_wc1.php Dodge WC-14] "Sgt. Rock"

* 50's Chevrolet C10, made from long bed to more popular short bed design
* 1953 Ford F-100 "Project Old Skool"
* 1955 Ford F-100 -=Stacey David=-
* 1955 Willys Jeep Wagon "Wicked Willys"
* 1956 Chevrolet Nomad

* 1966 Ford Bronco “Crazy Horse”
* 1967 Chevrolet C10 “Copperhead”

* 1979 Ford Bronco Project "Das Bronco" or "Low Buck Bronco"
* 1979 Chevy C10 "Trucks Ultimate Resurrected Derby Machine"

* 80's Chevrolet Blazer "Big Blaze"
* 80's Nissan King Cab "Project Body Bag"

* 1990 Chevy 454 SS
* 1995 Chevrolet S-10 "Project S-10K" (Shown as $-10k to indicate a budget of $10,000)
* 1995 Chevrolet S-10 "Project Haulin' S-10" (changed S-10k truck into a street-and-strip drag racer with an engine supplied by ATK High Performance)
* 1998 Dodge Dakota RT "Project Rolling Thunder"
* 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee "5 Grand Cherokee"

* 00's GMC Denali
* 2003 Chevrolet Silverado "Project Blackjack"
* 2007 Ford F-150 Regular Cab Project “Lightning”

* Jeep Wrangler YJ "Project YJ Redemption"
* F-250 Super Duty "Project Workhorse"

Episodes List

* 2001-01 "Multi-port FI/ WWII Vehicle/ Tool Tips" (January 20, 2001)
* 2001-02 "Hairy Hauler / GMC Terradyne / 5th Wheel" (January 27, 2001)
* 2001-03 "F-250; '55 F-10; Cargo Space" (February 3, 2001)
* 2001-04 "98 Dakota RT; '56 Chevy Nomad" (February 10, 2001)
* 2001-05 "Supercharger; Hummer; Hand Tools" (February 17, 2001)
* 2001-06 "Dakota RT; NHRA Trucks" (February 24, 2001)
* 2001-07 "F-250; Power Wagon" (March 3, 2001)
* 2001-08 "Floor Plans; Sam Tompkins" (March 17, 2001)
* 2001-09 "Trailer Customizing; '70 C-10; Hitch Tech" (March 10, 2001)
* 2004-XX "Gale Banks Installation" (3/6/2004)
* 2004-XX "Top Truck Challenge" (3/13/2004)
* 2004-XX "Metal Work" (3/20/2004) "Sgt Rock" First Episode?
* 2004-XX "Muscle Trucks" (3/27/2004)
* 2004-XX "Sky Jacker Lift" (6/19/2004)
* 2005-XX "Finishing Project BlackJack" (7/2/2005)
* 2006-01 ???
* 2006-02 ???
* 2006-03 "Project S10-K: Part 1" (4/8/2006)
* 2006-04 "Mr. Personality" (January 20, 2007)
* 2006-05 "Project S10-K: Part 2" (4/22/2006)
* 2006-06 "Project Working Man" (December 9, 2006)
* 2006-07 "Project Old Skool: Part 1" (July 22, 2006)
* 2006-08 "Project S10-K: Part 3" (5/13/2006)
* 2006-09 "Project S10-K: Part 4" (5/20/2006)
* 2006-10 "Stealth F-150 4 x 4" (January 13, 2007)
* 2006-11 "Project Old Skool: Part 2" (November 4, 2006)
* 2006-12 "Project Old Skool: Part 3" (January 6, 2007)
* 2006-13 "Project Old Skool: Part 4" (December 23, 2006)
* 2006-14 "Project Body Bag: Part 1" (January 27, 2007)
* 2006-15 "Project Old Skool: Part 5" (December 30, 2006)
* 2006-16 "Project Body Bag: Part 2" (February 3, 2007)
* 2006-17 "Project Jeep YJ: Part 1" (February 17, 2007)
* 2006-18 "Supercharged F-150" (February 24, 2007)
* 2006-19 "Project Jeep YJ: Part 2" (March 3, 2007)
* 2006-20 "Project Old Skool: Part 5" (March 10, 2007)
* 2006-21 "Project Old Skool: Part 6" (March 17, 2007)
* 2006-22 "Project Old Skool: Part 7" (March 24, 2007)
* 2006-23 "2006 Season: Year in Review" (March 31, 2007)
* 2007-01 "2007 Silverado Buildup" (February 10, 2008)
* 2007-02 "YJ Redempton" (June 23, 2007)
* 2007-03 "Haulin’ S-10: Part 1" (June 30, 2007)
* 2007-04 "Low Buck Bronco: Part 1" (July 7, 2007)
* 2007-05 "Low Buck Bronco: Part 2" (July 14, 2007)
* 2007-06 "Low Buck Bronco: Part 3" (July 21, 2007)
* 2007-07 "Lightning strikes again" (July 28, 2007)
* 2007-08 "Two blowers per show" (August 4, 2007)
* 2007-09 "Return of Body Bag" (August 11, 2007)
* 2007-10 "One-half a C-10" (February 17, 2008)
* 2007-11 "Low Buck Bronco: Part 4" (August 19, 2007)
* 2007-12 "Haulin’ S-10: Part 2" (November 18, 2007)
* 2007-13 "Haulin' S-10: Part 3" (November 25, 2007)
* 2007-14 "Starting Project Hot Rod Truck" (December 2, 2007)
* 2007-15 "A Lowered Denali & Rewinding" (September 16, 2007)
* 2007-16 "C-10 Goes 'On The Air'" (February 24, 2008)
* 2007-17 "An Avalanche goes up" (December 23, 2007)
* 2007-18 "Haulin’ S-10: Part 4" (March 2, 2008)
* 2007-19 "A train for Project HRT" (January 5, 2008)
* 2007-20 "Work truck workout" (January 13, 2008)
* 2007-21 "New stuff for a new truck!" (March 9, 2008)
* 2007-22 "Body work for Project HRT" (January 27, 2008)
* 2007-23 "The year in review" (March 16, 2008)
* 2008-01 "MuscleTrux Part 1" (June 8, 2008)
* 2008-02 "MuscleTrux Part 2: 1990 Chevrolet 454 SS" (June 15, 2008)
* 2008-03 "MuscleTrux Part 3: 1994 Ford Lightning" (June 22, 2008)
* 2008-04 "Cheep Cherokee: Part 1" (July 6, 2008)
* 2008-05 "Project HRT: Part 4" (April 20, 2008)
* 2008-06 "C-10 Daily Driver Part 3" (July 13, 2008)
* 2008-07 "Cheep Cherokee: Part 2" (July 20, 2008)
* 2008-08 "Project HRT: Part 5" (July 27, 2008)
* 2008-09 "Cheep Cherokee: Part 3" (August 3, 2008)
* 2008-10 "Haulin’ S-10: Part 7" (August 10, 2008)
* 2008-11 "Cheep Cherokee Part 4" (August 17, 2008)
* 2008-12 "MuscleTrux Part 4" (August 24, 2008)
* 2008-13 "MuscleTrux Part 5" (August 31, 2008)
* 2008-14 "5 Grand Cherokee Part 1" (September 07, 2008)
* 2008-15 "MuscleTrux Part 6" (September 14, 2008)
* 2008-16 "5 Grand Cherokee Part 2" (September 20, 2008)
* 2008-17 "Derby Part 1" (September 27, 2008)

Related links

* [http://www.truckstv.com/sites/trucks/# ’‘Trucks!’’ official site]
* [http://www.spiketv.com Spike TV official site]


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