Fri, 28 November 2014
What a great time catching up with the “C10 King”, Rene Martinez. This C10 builder has had well over 60 C10 trucks over the years and he doesn’t plan on slowing down anytime soon. Sit back and enjoy the interview as we all get to know him a little better!
How did Rene get into the C10 Truck scene?
What Rene thinks about Nissan “Hard Body” trucks!!
What happened to his first C10 Truck and how did he acquire it?
What ever happened to his Dad’s C10 and why didn’t Rene want it?
What car has he had the longest?
What did his Godfather “Nino” tell him when he sold his Silverado?
How him and his wife work in tandem when they are buying a car or truck!!
How did the name “C10 King” even come about?
How did he acquire “Gumby”?
What does he think about that mustard Ochre color?
How did he end up on the cover of Classic Trucks magazine?
How did the C10 Club come about, and who was influential in it’s beginning?
How do you become a C10 Club member?
How many trucks has he owned?
If he could have one (or two, or three), which truck would he want back?
What trends does he see in the C10 truck scene and does he like them?
We wrap up talking to him about his two themed trucks - “Felix Chevrolet” & the “Merced Concrete” truck. We find out why he has to tell people he is retired from concrete business!
We find out who will be the December builder & vendor too..
Remember to sign up for our email subscription and leave me some feed back about the show - either iTunes, or voice recording on the www.c10talk.com home page, click the “Tell Us” button on the top right corner and you will be able to leave a quick voice recording. It’s that easy!
I hope you enjoy - Ronnie
Tue, 18 November 2014
Join me as I do some live interviews from Dino's Pre-show Git Down. So much fun interviewing people had come from all over the country to attend the Git Down.
Why Did they travel so far?
Did it live up the their expectations and the hype?
What is the atmosphere like at and around the show?
What C10 trucks were there that everyone had to see?
If you get a chance this is a must attend show. All of your favorite trucks in one location. the cruise on the 51 Freeway the next morning to the show.
The C10 Community i salive and strong!
Mon, 10 November 2014
C10 Talk Episode #3, Early Classic Ent.
Follow along as we catch up with this OG C10 suspension company!
We are joined by Stan Hammond of Early Classic, he talks about the history of the company and how they got their start. How Stan and his partner Mark acquired it from the original owner and what it has taken to keep it firing on all cylinders during the downturn in the economy.
We find out a little history of that AWESOME 1972 short bed that they build back in the late 90's. "This Old (New) Truck" graced the pages of Chevy Truck Magazine, and I couldn't get enough of that thing. Find out what happened to that truck and the other builds that they had.
How did ECE get involved with Stacey David, and Copperhead. Did that truck help establish ECE as one of the premier C10 aftermarket companies?
We talk S.E.M.A. with Stan, and how attending the show has its pluses, but sometimes it can be tough as competitors are also lurking.
We get a behind the scenes look at what happens during an Overhaulin shot, how tiring it can be, and what it's like working with Chip Foose.
What part is their most popular? What part does better then they probably ever thought it would.
Do they think LS swaps are a thing of the past or in their prime.
Why ECE is excited about AutoCross.
Does ECE have a East Coast distributer, or do they just ship direct to consumer.
What does Stan see as the biggest changes in the C10 truck scene in the past 20 years and what does the future hold for these trucks.
Do they still sell a lot of their C20/C30 conversion spindles? Why they cost more>
What ratio do they sell 2/4 drop kits compared to 4/6 kits.
Does ECE offer a C-notch? What are Stan's thoughts on them (C-notch).
Are their rear trailing arms over engineered, can they handle the HP of the modern LS motor?
Does ECE actually have an AutoCross Track onsite or does it just should like in the interview!!
What NOS parts do they have a tough time keeping in stock and what would Stan say is the hardest NOS part to find - in the box, if at all.
Do they do Restorations too?
Is Stan working on a personnel project, if so what is it.
We had a great time talking with Stan. Check them our on Facebook, under Early Classic Ent. and their website at www.earlyclassic.com
Our next episode will feature the C10 King, Rene Martinez - the founding Father of the "C10 Club, no rules - no dues".
Have a great Veterans Day, if you are a Veteran - thank you for your service to this great Country. Ronnie