Like the significance of the ute to the average Aussie bloke, pickup trucks have been a part of American car culture since there was car culture. These much-loved workhorses are now receiving greater recognition, catapulted from just another car show category to having their very own elite level extravaganza that is the Grand National Truck Show.
Fashioned along the same lines as California’s Grand National Roadster Show at the Pomona Fairplex, it takes place at the same venue with the same level of gusto, and the grand prize winner of the inaugural event is Greg Tidwell’s 1940 Ford, built by Bill Ganahl of South City Rod & Custom. Boasting a modest 1 ½” chop among dozens of other subtle body mods, and a three-carb performance 383 Chevy small block, the stunning colour has been dubbed ‘Ornament Green’, inspired by a Christmas tree ornament found while shopping.
We look forward to bringing you coverage of the first ever Grand National Truck Show in our next Cruzin Hot Rod Haulers Special Edition!