Owner: Daniel Santos Ride: '00 S-10 Blazer Hometown: Las Vegas, NV Club: Severed Ti
If you've never had the pleasure of meeting Daniel Santos, the owner of this Blazer, then we recommend you jump on a plane, go to Vegas, and pester him for a bit. He's a hardcore minitrucker, who got bitten by the minitruckin' bug early on in his life. As a matter of fact, he said he got bit at the age of 16. Ever since that time, Daniel knew he wanted two things out of his life. One was to build a really cool truck to roll to shows and cruise with friends and the other was to join Severed Ties, which was the club he first fell in love with when he was 16..
Well, a Honda Prelude and thousands upon thousands of dollars later, and here he is today. Daniel is reppin' hard for Severed Ties, Las Vegas Chapter, and he's doing it in his '00 Chevy Blazer. The road to where he is today was not an easy one. But when's the last time any minitrucker has said it was an easy path to building an exceptional ride? Daniel's story is no different than most of us.
He decided to build a Blazer, then jumped on it full-steam ahead. He built the truck in whatever order he felt like he wanted, without a plan. "Three face lifts later and I finally got the one I liked!" exclaimed Daniel. That's just one of the many things that had to be redone.
We also have to mention that this was Daniel's second attempt at a Blazer, since the first one was destroyed in a car accident. The worst part of the build for Daniel was hopping from shop to shop until he finally got it built the way he wanted.
If he had to do it all over again, he says he would have laid out a detailed plan. I know, I know, we've all heard that before. It's apparently a minitrucker's life story. However, the good news is Daniel's Blazer is finally done and cruising the Vegas strip as often as it can. On its maiden voyage, it's the first place Daniel took it and dragged just long enough to scare the crap out of the drunken crazies walking the strip at nightfall. So, the next time you're in Vegas, keep an eye out for this killer Escalade-clipped Blazer dragging by.