As with every vehicle Mark builds, he drives it two to three months before final paint and assembly to make sure all the components work properly, so when it's done, it's done. After all, isn't it the point to be able to enjoy many, many miles of trouble-free cruising? After the requisite shakedown, Mark sprayed the F-100 with DuPont Ebony gray base and topped it with clear.

The interior was put together with care on par with the rest of the truck. James Upholstery covered the stock bench seat with gray tweed and black vinyl. The door panels were also trimmed in matching tweed and vinyl. A Grant steering wheel sits atop the swapped-in Lincoln tilt steering column. A Balls power window kit replaced the stock manual setup. Road trips are made more enjoyable thanks to the Pioneer CD player and speakers.

Hitting the road is a common occurrence for Mark, as he attends several events and runs every year. Not only does he attend, but he comes home with hardware as well. This truck has taken home a Top 40 award four years in a row at the F-100 Supernationals and numerous awards at other local shows. From trash to treasure, Mark Pierce has built a truck anyone would be proud to call their own.