OWNER: Brian Jackson
RIDE: 1996 Chevy S-10
HOMETOWN: Ponca, OK
Brian Jackson of Ponca City, Oklahoma, has been into minitrucks since the day he got his driver's license. He had a run-in with a few '70s muscle cars, but for his sake, we won't get into that.
He picked up his first S-10 when he was 16, and within a few weeks he already had it lowered and to no ones surprise he's been cursed with the minitruck bug ever since. The more he got into minitrucks, the lower and cleaner he wanted to make each truck that he got his hands on. Along the low road of minitruckin Brian made some great friends that all helped him get his truck the way you see it today.
But Brian's Dime didn't start off this clean. When he was finally ready to get serious with his newest S-10 he called upon some of his friends that he made over the years. As soon as Eric French and Gary Gilliland of Wicked Racing & Customs got their hands on Brian's truck, they worked their magic on the outside, shaving almost everything and cutting in some really trick-looking Cadillac Deville taillights. When they finished up the body and paint work, they added some simple and classy air brushing to spice things up a bit. Next, they took the whole truck apart and started cutting on the frame so the truck would lie flat on the ground via a stock-floor bodydrop. When the Wicked Racing & Customs crew put everything back together one last time, they quickly made work on the interior. They smoothed and painted anything that would unbolt and they sent the seat out to get cut down and recovered by Collins Upholstery.
The cool thing about the build of Brian's truck is that he was able to be involved throughout the whole thing. He could've just dropped it off and had Eric and Gary build his tuck the way he wanted, but he likes to get his hands dirty. Everyone knows how people like to have fun around the shop, and during the late nights and long weekends Brian found out just how good of friends he has. One night they managed to catch his truck on fire while some of the guys were playing a trick on him. He also had the pleasure of finding out exactly what a "hot-pocket" is. While he was grinding away on his truck, one of the guys slipped a glowing red-hot piece of metal into his back pocket. By the time Brian finally realized what happened, everyone got to see him do his best M.C. Hammer impression around the shop.
You also might be wondering how the S-10 got its name. Brian's truck has earned its nickname because it has the uncanny ability to find and hit woodland creatures of all shapes and sizes. As of the day of the photo shoot, Brian had taken out three raccoons, one possum, one skunk, and even a tire recap from a semi-truck. With all that, he has completely destroyed six or seven step-shaver kits. So if you're the lucky one stuck behind him on a road trip, you might want to keep your distance because if it's lying in the highway you can bet he's probably going to hit it. One thing that was on his list for the winter rework is a Grant Kustoms steel step-shaver kit so the animals won't stand a chance.
Brian would like to thank his great friends Eric and Gary at Wicked Racing & Customs because without them the truck would not be what it is today. If he happens to hit a bear, we're sure we'll be seeing more to come from this Roadkill Dime. For more information, check out the Lowdown.