Hi Riz, I was wondering how you pick the trucks that make it into your magazine? Can I send pics of my truck to you (a ’56 F-100 big-window)? I think that the feedback I have gotten from this recent project is of the magnitude that belongs in your magazine! If there is anything I can do to get pictures to you guys please let me know! Thanks.

Travis Taylor

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Riz, I was 18 when I built my first hot rod, which was a Model T roadster. A photo of me and the car made the front page of the local paper. I’m 51 now with a little less hair and just finished a ’53 Chevy truck powered by a 261 engine with a custom-made, one-of-a-kind serpentine belt system. The truck has other custom items also. I started in the machinist trade at 18 and still enjoy making custom parts. I would be happy to send you more information on both projects.

I would enjoy being featured in your magazine very much.

Allen Hase

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Hello Travis and Allen, Your queries are common and one I address every once in a while. The best way to get our attention (aside from showing up at as many regional hot rod/classic truck shows as you can) is to drop me an e-mail at jim.rizzo@sorc.com. If/when you do, include some good digital images of your classic pickup along with a bit of info about it. Well lit, in-focus shots like a front ¾, rear ¾, engine, and interior views will really gimme a good idea of the truck in question. If it ends up being something we’d like to include as a full feature we can then make arrangement to either meet up at a show or get it shot by one of our many freelance photographers. Just keep in mind that I receive literally five or six of the aforementioned e-mails a day and there’s no way I can promise to use each and every one of ’em. But don’t let that stop ya! You just never know, yours just may be one that we do pick to move forward with. And don’t forget, there’s also a possibility for inclusion in our Classic Cruisers section too! RIZ