Photography by Curtis Pogue
The “Pickup Truck” is as American as baseball and the cheese burger. It is as American as our flag itself. KC’s personal example shows what truly came of the American Pickup once it reached its prime. From the subtleties to the obvious, his 1934 Dodge 1-Ton Pickup is definitively true to its origins.
The pickup truck was born in 1925 with the introduction of Henry Ford’s “Model T Runabout with a Pickup Body.
Almost all of North America is bundled up inside, waiting for the “polar vortex” to subside, the newfound layer of permafrost to dissipate, and the 2014 ice age to end. On the other hand, us Southern Californians are enjoying breezy days with highs in the mid-80s. The sun is shining, the shop doors are wide open at the S|W HQ, and life’s good. For everyone else, however, the long wait is on as the winter season does its best to kill off automotive enthusiasm entirely.
In November, Amir and his StanceWorks-sponsored M3 took to the track at Super Lap Battle, taking home 2nd place in the Enthusiast class. It was a bitter-sweet finish, just 0.02 seconds behind the leading car – yet we did well considering the odds against us. The season came to a close shortly after; the final race took place at AAA Speedway, where Amir and the M3 took home a first-place finish, leaving our spirits high for the incoming 2014 series of events.
This summer, we unveiled the StanceWorks project Model A under the morning sun at the El Mirage dry lake bed in Southern California. Of all of the shots, this one stood as my favorite of the bunch. It was recently exhibited at the More than More Cars & Cameras show at H2Oi, and now, we’ve made it a desktop wallpaper for your enjoyment.
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It’s hard not to look at other photographers’ work and find myself immediately frustrated. I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t the case to see someone’s truly amazing photo, and garner a little bit of hate for them. The word “jealousy” is probably more fitting, but it also comes paired with respect. I’ve been photographing cars for about seven years now. My first-ever photo shoot took place in high school – actually, behind my high school – with my bone-stock 1993 325iS.