It’s easy to get hooked on things. Chocolate, a favorite TV show or hobby. But are you addicted to accessorizing your sports truck? No! Because that’s crazy right… Well actually maybe you are a just a little bit. Understandably so. What began as a grilles only shopping trip ended up as a full body kit purchase, which can cost between $200.00 – $300.00 The next thing you knew it was panel decals and you were thinking of attending one of the thousands of sports truck expos that are held annually in the USA. You’re addicted and why not – accessorizing your sports truck has never been a matter of subtlety. The sports truck world is one of bigger, better, louder, stronger sensibilities and it’s not for the faint hearted or for those that believe less is more. In sports truck terms only more is more and even then at times more is not enough. We’re talking bells and lights here, we’re talking whistles. This is a ‘honey on it too’ environment, one that is chiefly male, and one that has the delicious feel of very big boys enjoying incredibly big toys.
So is it business or pleasure. Or a little bit of both? As utility or commercial vehicles trucks have always served their many purposes, and served them well, although in recent years there has been a serious rise in the popularity of trucks and they are in certain circles considered fashionable. TV shows like Monster Trucks and other media coverage may well be accountable for this increase in public awareness and penchant for these vehicles, and definitely a rise in the number of Hummer style vehicles on the road would reflect this. So whether you’re looking for a truck for leisure or a living, this introduction to the world of trucking and accessorizing will give hopefully give you some thing to mull over.
Camaraderie in the trucking world. Are you in the club? In the UK, as well as in the US, there are even cult type followings of famed trucking companies like Norbert Dentrisangle, with members of the ND club keeping tabs of exactly when and where they spot one of the company’s many female named vehicles.
So, how much does name matter? And can you change any vehicle to suit your needs? Yes. It really doesn’t matter which brand of truck you own or are looking to own, more often than not you’ll want to modify it and make it different from the factory’s spec. Be yours chiefly a work vehicle, or a hobby or leisure pursuit, (maybe even a combination of both) it’s pretty easy to locate parts, accessory kits and items that will really transform your beloved possession into a vehicle that’s as exclusive and recognisable as you are.