Trick My Truck

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Trick My Truck
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2008 series logo
GenreReality television
Starring
  • Kelvin Locklear
  • Ryan Templeton
  • Rob Richardson
  • Matt Moore
  • Steve Harrah
  • Allen Harrah
Composer(s)John Swihart
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes59
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Jason Morgan
  • Melanie Moreau
  • Rob Zazzali
  • Al Bazzy
Producer(s)Todd Lewis
Cinematography
  • Keith J. Duggan
  • Dan Farnam
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Varuna Entertainment
Release
Original networkCMT
Original releaseFebruary 3, 2006 (2006-02-03) –
April 25, 2009 (2009-04-25)

Trick My Truck is an American reality television program that premiered on February 3, 2006, on CMT. Created by Varuna Films, the series features a group of vehicle hackers known as the "Chrome Shop Mafia" who renovate the trucks of "deserving" drivers in response to letters and calls from family and friends.

Premise[edit]

A group of seasoned vehicle body shop mechanics, which calls itself the "Chrome Shop Mafia", receive letters and calls from people informing them about truckers they feel are deserving of a truck "remodeling." The crew goes to "escape" the truck, primarily tractor-trailers, and give the drivers a similar loaner truck. The truck is taken back to the shop and remodeled completely, including customized designs on a specific theme, electronics enhancements, and mechanical upgrades to tires, exhaust pipes, etc. At the end of each episode, they bring in the driver to see their upgraded truck and give them a tour of what the auto mechanics have done to it.

In addition to tractor-trailers, the crew has overhauled pickup trucks and various specialty trucks such as dump trucks and an ice cream truck.

Cast[edit]

  • Robert Richardson
  • Ryan "Ryno" Templeton
  • Matt Moore
  • Steven Harrah
  • Allen Harrah

Previous cast[edit]

  • Rod Pickett
  • Kevin "Ice Pick" Pickett
  • Bryan "Boss Man" Martin
  • C.B. Grimes
  • Rick "Scrapyard Dog" Stone
  • Richard "Scott" Draeger

Spin-off[edit]

A spin-off of Trick My Truck called Trick My Trucker premiered on CMT on November 10, 2007.[1] The show features "trucker makeovers" in which out-of-shape truck drivers learn how to work out, eat healthier foods, and improve their appearance. The show is hosted by Bob Guiney, and features trainer Aaron Aguilera and stylist Harmonie Krieger.[2][1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nordyke, Kimberly (October 24, 2007). "CMT hits road for 'Trucker' makeovers". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 10, 2007.
  2. ^ "Trick My Trucker: About the Series". CMT.com. Retrieved December 10, 2007.

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