Category: Daily Driver Report

Getting Clean

With the Detailing Rig from MYCHANIC When Billy and I were at the SEMA Show we took the transit over to the AAPEX Show to meet up with our friends from MYCHANIC. We met with James Finney and Gene Duarte,…

Baller Tuff Covers

Installing Ruff Tuff Seat Covers. Hello everyone, this is Hot Rod Hilda and here’s a story about the boys putting nice new seat covers in my truck, the Blacktop Baller. The truck is a 2007 RAM 1500 Hemi crew cab.…

TrekStep by BESTOP

“The SEMA Crunch is REAL!” I joked online as we received our TrekStep from Bestop on Wednesday before the big show. “It’s gonna take some long nights to finish our SEMA Build!” There was that ONE-GUY who had to think…

SHOP TOUR: Solution Finish

We dig family owned and operated companies here at Blacktop Magazine. The other day Billy and I stopped over at Solution Finish in Huntington Beach, CA. Chris West, founder, and his daughter Ashley were bottling up some of their plastic/vinyl/rubber…

A Bit About Batteries

A Blacktop Magazine Daily Driver Report: I am trying to imagine a time before there were batteries. In the mid 18th century Benjamin “don’t call me Benny” Franklin first used the term Battery to describe a group of Leyden jars.…

Talking Tailgates

A Daily Driver Report: The truck scene is so hot right now. We’ve been getting a bunch of shots from Texas Rich and then C-10 Talk did a ride out to Texas and at the recent SEMA Show. No doubt…

The Blacktop Baller Gets Armored

Dupli-Color’s Bed Armor This is a story of much needed father/son bonding time… My neighbor rolled his bed liner on a while back. It was super blotchy and didn’t last long at all. We saw the Dupli-Color Bed Armor with truck…