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SEMA 2014 Preview: Ford to vie for Hottest Truck with modified F-150 trucks

SEMA 2014 Preview: Ford to vie for Hottest Truck with modified F-150 trucks image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Ford Press | posted October 20, 2014 13:38

Ford has won the award 4 times in a row

Ford seeks to win the Hottest Truck Award at the 2014 SEMA Show with 2 of its modified F-150 pickup trucks; one tailored for off-road use and the other for going sideways. Ford has already won the award 4 times in a row and intends to win it for the 5th time this year.

First up is the Deegan 38, an off-road centric F-150 project by freestyle motocross rider and Ford Racing driver, Brian Deegan. Right off the bat, the truck sports the gray exterior finish and is accented by the Deegan 38 logo.Ford did not go much into detail but the customized truck is equipped with loads of modifications from: Addictive Desert Designs, Mickey Thompson Performance Tires and Wheels, FOX Racing Shox, KC Hilites, Mastercraft Safety, Rockford Fosgate, Full-Race Motorsports, Leading Edge Tuning, ProEFI and SCT Performance. Powering the Deegan 38 is 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost engine, no performance figures were stated by Ford.

 The F-150 Street Truck

The 2nd and last truck that will be displayed at the 2014 SEMA Show is the Vaughn Gittin Jr. Street Truck that was purposely built by Gittin himself. The outside is finished in silver that is complimented by hues of neon green that is present at the grill, foglamps, side mirror caps and wheels. It has 12-inches of added suspension travel by way of Kibbetech King and Air Lift Performance. Inside, it can accommodate 5 people and has seats sourced from Recaro. Ford and Vaughn Gittin Jr. did not state any powertrain mods or official power ratings but they did state that this F-150 aims to fully exploit the lightweight body along with the torque that is generated by the new engines.

"I love trucks, and to build one that has daily on- and off-road capabilities, as well as drifting and jumping capabilities is something I have always wanted to do. I am really pumped to get crazy in this F-150 at SEMA this year," said Gittin.