Presented by Chevrolet Performance and Driven by Continental Tire
Power Tour has always been a place to identify new trends. The obvious choice this year is the 67-72 short bed C10 pickup. We were surrounded by them on the Tour so looking for a good one was as easy as stopping for fuel. We were on a long flat stretch of highway on the road from Bristol, Tennessee to Sparta, Kentucky after a ribbon of extremely twisty and scenic roads when we pulled into a gas station. On the trip around the pumps we spotted the rear three quarter of Scott Harris’s 1968 Chevy C10 parked in a row of street machines and Corvettes. As we slowly cruised by and pretended not to stare, we noticed the razor-straight panels, correct stance, and subtle and tasteful mods. It was just plain nice to look at. When we lit it up for a quick roadside shoot, it got even better.
Scott is a guy who has people build cars for him. This C10 is one of 72 collector cars he has in a warehouse near his home in Charleston, South Carolina. It was built by Tom Argue Design as a SEMA truck, and to drive to, and on, the HOT ROD Power Tour. It has a Speedtech Extreme frame that uses forged aluminum spindles with coilovers and a rear torque arm suspension. Virtually everything is adjustable to get the ride and stance perfect over the 20×12 and 20×9 Forgeline wheels. The tires are 275/235 Diamondback Classic Radials.
Under the hood is an LS3 with a mild cam in a well-detailed engine bay. The transmission is a 4L65-E. It cruises on the freeway with a 3.90:1 gear in the 9-inch.
The body is Porsche White with grey accents and is all steel except for the splitter and the tonneau cover. Inside there are Dakota Digital gauges and reupholstered 1980 Chevy Blazer seats.
This is the 10-11th Power Tour for Scott so he had no problem driving and navigating alone. We saw him at several points on the Tour, always smiling, always glad to be there.