This plain white, late-model Chevy shortbed is easy to overlook thanks to its lack of stickers, colors, and graphics, but the stealth factor is just one of the reasons we’re drawn to Randy Noborikawa’s Chevy 1500 4x4 WT.
The crew at Blitzkrieg Motorsports crafted a long-travel 4x4 front suspension complemented by a long-travel leaf sprung rear suspension with cantilever-mounted rear shocks that tuck completely under the bed. How’s that for a combination of speed, stealth, and utility? Topping it off is a Flipac combination bed shell and flip-open tent that means Randy’s ready for whatever, whenever. This truck is built for adventure and spontaneity, and the upgrades are wrapped around a GM drivetrain: One of the best in existence. We love it.
Making the Grade
What? Another old-school prerunner? Yes, but that’s not the deciding factor that led us to choose Brandon Arthur’s ’72 F-100. Brandon inherited the old Ford from his grandfather as a stone stock beater and proceeded to build it into the supertruck it is today with the help of his father, veteran racer and fabricator Todd Arthur. Brandon’s probably had his 16th birthday by now, but he was 15 when the truck was under construction. He was actually competing in desert races before he could legally drive on the street.
Brandon’s sweetheart situation comes at a price: good grades. His academic performance has to be over a certain threshold or the truck stays parked. It might sound strange coming from us, but we know that education will get you further in life than will owning a cool truck. We’re glad that Brandon stays grounded even while he’s flying high over terra firma. “Stay in school” never sounded so good.