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2020 Atlantic City Truck Meet

Intended to be the LARGEST Truck Show in the North East Region for 2020

Don’t let the small state of New Jersey (NJ) fool you, it’s FILLED with a variety of activities for all; gamblers, family, beach lovers, and most importantly, TRUCK OWNERS. Atlantic City has a very outgoing, night life atmosphere with the family aspect. I know, this truck meet is almost a year away but this SHOW has to be shared now because you are going to want to plan your vacation for this! So keep reading for more details on what’s going to be included at the event and what makes this unique to other truck events (Daytona, Lonestar, etc).

I got the opportunity to go on a 3-way call with Mark and Chris, some of the coordinators of this event, to ask about what will be going on this truck meet and why everyone should add this show to their calendar. Mark and Chris have been sitting down with multiple departments of the city to ensure that your favorite builds do not get ticketed for lights, bumper heights, or anything that makes the truck unique over others. However, no destruction or disruption within the city will be prohibited (rolling coal on pedestrians, burnouts on the streets, or anything else you know YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSE to do). Any foul-play could cost your truck your spot at the event and I’m going to tell you why this would be a horrible mistake for you…

On July 18-19 2020, Atlantic City Truck Meet will be hosted on an abandoned airport field. The airport is located right on the bay! Everything is the same as when it was operational with the exception of the airport tower. A section was converted to a semi-pro football field which is also no longer in use. Holy crap, this location will have the ability to hold 10,000 trucks! There will even be a section specifically blocked off for photoshoots for the best background offered at the show and detailers will have their own location to do what they do best!

A minimum of 40 vendors are already expected to participate in the Atlantic City Truck Meet as well as 15-20 food trucks. The show is trying to have as many local companies as possible to help out. Be ready to stop at LFTED&LVLD, TIS Wheels, and Dropstar Wheels booths as they are the title sponsors for the event. Don’t forget to also go see Diesel Hotties booth too (yeah, I’m bias but it’s worth it haha). Some other vendors already planning to come are: Speciality Forged, BlackRed HeadGear, Renegade Products.

Something I found interesting, and actually pretty sweet, is how they plan on judging the event. There is always discrepancy on booth trucks or the typical SEMA builds getting all of the awards but that WILL NOT be the case here! The Atlantic City Truck Meet Coordinators are trying to learn from previous shows and are still open to new ideas! Right now there will be at least 3 main sections that will be judged separately: Regular Show Field (daily drivers), VIP (High-end builds, BUT don’t have to be considered “SEMA” builds), and Vendor Booths.

Did someone say beer? That’s right, there will be a beer garden! You will be only to drink in the garden BUT hey, this isn’t offered at your typical show. If you haven’t already figured it out, this isn’t your average show in general!

They didn’t forget about the kids! Waterslide, moon-bounce, and other activities to get the kids involved will be available. They can even enter for the Powerwheels class! Another class the show will be offering at the show is BIG RIGS class. Say whaaaat! A little different but makes it easier for everyone to come. The kids, and adults, will love the possible burnout pits and Dyno as well!

I dont know about you but I’m ready to sign my first gen up and plan for July 2020! Registration is NOW open as well as their nifty new website. If this article didn’t persuade you enough or you have some recommendations, just visit their Instagram or comment below!

~Make good decisions~

This build is about to DomiNATE the truck scene!

These days its hard to be unique and build something that really stands out from the crowd. Seem’s like so many builds just copy each other but change a few colors and add more lights.

Well Nate from Cattaraugus, New York sure found a way to stand out!
With a love for the Rat Rod look, and an interest in diesels he found a way to put the two together. Nate started with a 1940 Dodge in 2015 in a back yard garage!
This past spring he decided it was time to go all in! A quick 73 days Nate took a 3500 2nd gen Dodge frame and cut it in half! Coil overs in the front, air bags in the rear. P-pump 6.4L Cummins with 64mm and 82 mm turbos. He spent many days going to scrap yards looking for parts to make it a budget build but in the end still has about 40k in this bad ass unit!
“Favorite part was building the frame, I had an image in my head but was unsure how I was going to do it… So I fired up the grinder and went to town. This build has really pushed my limits with getting everything to work right and working the bugs out. At the end of the day its a dream come true to be able to say I have built this truck front to back, no bolt went untouched.”
Nate has attended a few shows local to his area and has taken home 3 awards so far for this incredible build! His plans for the future include attending UCC next year (maybe more) and also building Rat Rods for customers!
It’s safe to say whether you love the rat rod scene or the diesel truck scene, everyone can appreciate this unique and wild build! We can’t wait to see more of the DomiNATEing Fab truck, and other builds that Nate has in store!

Shelby 1000 F350????

Shelby 1000 F350

If you haven’t heard already, there is going to be a F350 Shelby addition! Yeah, that’s right a truck that might give those other diesel powered trucks a run for there money. (Maybe)

On March 8th-11th in Las Vegas, NV at the Vegas Bash (Team Shelby) this truck was presented for the world to see, check out the specs and details below of the new Shelby 1000 F350 Diesel edition.

1000 lb-ft Torque Stock!

From reviews the Shelby addition Ford F350 is suppose to produce 1000 lb-ft Torque emissions legal, but wait a minute, the 2018 F-250 & 350 series produce 935 lb-ft of torque! So what makes this truck anymore special other then the luxury of having the name Shelby?

Shelby 1000 F350
Shelby 1000 F350

Diesel Truck Concept

Exterior:

  • Shelby 1000 stripping and badging
  • Shelby Designed Hood
  • Heavy Duty Front Bumper
  • Heavy Duty Rear Bumper
  • Borla Exhaust Tips
  • “Shelby” Tailgate Insert
  • “Shelby” Grille Insert
  • LED Lighting Package
  • 20″ Front Bar
  • 4″ Cube Front x4
  • 4″ Cube Rear x2

Performance:

  • Cold Air Intake
  • 1000 lb/ft Torque Emissions Compliant
  • 20″ Forged Aluminum Wheels
  • Performance Tires: 35″ X 12.5″ X 20″ Tires

Interior:

  • Shelby by Katzkins Premium Interior
  • Shelby 1000 Floor Matsu
  • Carbon Fiber Appearance Pakage
  • Serialized Dash Plate
  • Serialized Engine Plate

Shelby 1000 F350
Shelby 1000 F350

Sum It All Up

In reality we all know this is just a luxury truck. You’re going to be paying for the name itself, when you could just go buy you a standard 2018 F350 and be just as good. I’m not knocking what they have done, the truck looks badass. I just think if they’re going to put the name Shelby on it, you would think the performance would be a little bit more Top Notch! I guess only time will tell if this truck will be something to be all hyped about.

Check out the video below for more overview of the truck.