Truck Trend

Mazda Announces Refreshed 2016 BT-50 Production

Mazda hasn’t sold a pickup in the U.S. since 2010, when the Ford Ranger–turned–B-Series was discontinued amid flagging sales. That’s not the case for international markets, however, the inhabitants of which have enjoyed the midsize Mazda BT-50 since its debut for the 2006 model year. This little slice of midsize-truck pie will be getting some cosmetic attention this year, receiving an updated appearance to bring it in line with Mazda’s current Kodo design language.

New for the BT-50 is a newly designed front fascia, rear lamps, and aluminum wheels, while the interior was refreshed with higher-quality materials and a backup camera. The refreshed BT-50 goes into production at its Thailand manufacturing plant today;. we presume South African production isn’t far behind, as the two facilities built the pre-facelift version for global consumption. Thailand and Australia will be the first two markets to sample the updated pickup.

“The BT-50 defied the

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3,000-HP Cummins Diesel-Powered Dodge Truck Explodes on the Dyno

Attendees at Edge Products’ Weekend on the Edge 2020 event in Ogden, Utah, witnessed one of the gnarliest dyno catastrophes in recent history. In its quest to reach a mind-boggling 3,000 hp on the dyno, the truck affectionately known as Master Shredder succumbed to too much NOS (and to Satan) and literally flung its Cummins diesel engine out as a fiery meteor. While it was game-over for the truck, the driver, co-driver, and bystanders escaped with no major injuries.

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Master Shredder, Industrial Injection Diesel Performance’s heavily-modified 6.7-liter Cummins Dodge diesel race truck piloted by Shawn Baca and Kody Pulliam, had just completed a solid 2,920-hp dyno pull (apparently the highest horsepower on a chassis dyno). Even more impressive? The truck’s 4,026 lb-ft of torque. In order to eke out an extra 80 hp to reach the magic
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The Leatherman – Truck Trend Legends

Leatherman multi-tools have contributed to the adventure, craftsmanship, and survival of users the world over for almost three decades. Above is the best-selling Wave.

Contrary to what some people might think, the Leatherman wasn’t named after a member of the Village People. Nor does this handy little tool relate to some specific craft, like tanning or trimming hides. No, Leatherman is the last name of the person who invented it. First name: Tim.

Tim is a Northwesterner, with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Oregon State University. In 1975, after college, he and his wife traveled through Europe in a cheap, old Fiat. He had taken a Boy Scout knife with him — not unlike a Swiss Army knife — and used it for all the usual purposes and improvisations he had to come up with because he didn’t have a comprehensive toolbox with him but needed to

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Truck Girls – The Garage

A girl and her truck. We’re talking truck gals. Did I just combine two of your favorite words? I figured! Everyone always talks about a guy and his truck, especially with the release of those Chevy Colorado commercials that highlight the appeal of truck guys in contrast to car guys. That’s a whole separate topic (and quite a polarized one at that), but for now, let’s focus on ladies and their trucks.

Truck girls are a unique breed. If they don’t own a killer truck right now, they might have in the past and have more than likely grown up around trucks. If you’re a truck guy (which you presumably are because this is a truck magazine), then you have probably had or will have an interest in truck girls. If you’re a truck guy who’s with a non-truck girl, we can only hope she more than makes up for

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