It is safe to say that the modern truck industry got its start during the Sport Truck movement of the late 1980s and 90s. It was an era of being loud, grabbing attention, bright colors and fast cars. The Chevrolet C/K truck, redesigned for 1988 was the perfect candidate to turn into a sports car…with a bed. Hence the Sport Truck was born thanks to companies like Belltech, Traders, Hot Rods by Boyd, Stylin’ Concepts and Gibson Exhaust.
The tricks were simple yet innovate, borrowed from the street rod world. Slick out the bumpers and body, slam it on the ground, add custom billet wheels, a dash of paint and mix…
Now, a performance sport truck can be a lot more.
Introducing the Return of the Sport Truck…
Jordan Gomez picked up his 1996 Chevy truck when he was 18 years old and just starting the automotive world as a metal fabricator. Soon, it was lowered and later…taken to its bones to be built for the 2019 SEMA Show to be displayed in Gibson Exhaust’s booth celebrating their 30th anniversary.
It started with a mild paint job and lowering kit…soon, it evolved into a modern era Sport Truck with full KW/Belltech coilover suspension, and LS Swap, detailed engine bay and chassis, a brand new interior and of course, a set of Hot Rods by Boyd billet wheels.
Jordan and the crew at DHR Motorsports took all of the aspects of the classic Sport Truck and amplified them to today’s performance standards. The Modern Sport Truck is born.
Stay tuned for our series OBS Clash where we sit down with the pioneers of the sport truck era and see what can be done today.
BUILT BY JORDAN GOMEZ, DHR MOTORSPORTS, AUTO REVOLUTION, and B3 TUNING.