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My new guilty pleasure: Trick My Truck

by Anna Johns, posted Feb 24th 2006 10:20AM
trick my truckSo. I was flipping through my channel guide on Saturday night when I came upon a show called Trick My Truck on CMT. I thought it would be about cowboys getting their big, diesel Ford F-350s (or whatever those big ones are called) pimped out by some other cowboys. It turned out to be real truck drivers, as in tractor-trailers or semis, who were getting their rigs pimped.

I couldn't stop watching.

I watched four episodes back-to-back, which exposed the equation the producers use to put together each show, but I didn't mind since I kept wanting to see the final result. The Trick My Truck team would surprise a deserving truck driver who was driving a run-down rig, give him a replacement truck, and go to work. The most compelling part of each episode was the paint job. The painter, named Ryno, is a freakin' genius. He practically free-handed a ranch scene and a 3-D American flag on the side of two trucks. The inside of the cabs is pretty rockin', too. One cab was decked out with wood floors and a fireplace! The truck drivers who receive the special treatment are also very deserving. Most of them are facing financial and family burdens and, while those are not solved for them, they do get a pretty rad rig.

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