I know a lot of guys rave about how much they get done during the winter months. I get the fact that the rough weather makes doing many other outdoor activities impossible during those cold months, but when the sun starts setting early and the shop starts to get fitfully cold, it just doesn't seem like such an inviting place as it does when the sun is shining and the air is dry and warm. I've noticed this being especially the case this year. Perhaps it's due to the fact that I've shipped the Willys back over to its owner and I'm now back to concentrating full time on my F-1 project. Perhaps it's the anticipation that's come with being appointed editor of CCT that's got me geared up, raring to go, ready to kick-start the summer with a bang. Whatever it is, I'm trying my darndest to make the best of the newly found motivation that's burning within.
As this is being written, the Goodguys Nats in Columbus are just around the corner, to be followed by the NSRA Street Rod Nats in Louisville; two shows that I'm really hoping have some serious truck participation this year. Bonneville Speed Week follows shortly thereafter, another event that I look forward to every year, albeit for other reasons. Needless to say, there's plenty for us truck guys to get excited for this summer.
In between those events, I'll be working steadfast on the final couple of steps towards finishing the F-1, which I'm really excited about. It's been a long, drawn out project but I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, I just hope that light's not a train coming at me full steam!
I also mentioned a few months back the road trip through the Southwestern desert. That's still on the list as well, though it may get pushed back a month or so. And while the truck may not be done in time, I do have a backup plan that still allows the trip to be made in a classic of another sort, but we'll save the car talk for another magazine!
All in all, this summer is shaping up to be another busy, yet fun season playing with trucks and meeting the folks who make this job as cool as it can possibly be. See ya on the road!