Flatbed F-150 Rocks the Tough Truck Track: Truckin’ Fast Wednesday
F-150 looks like a beater, but it performs like a purpose-built race truck on the rough course.
This week’s “Truckin’ Fast Wednesday” video comes to us from the Best Cars YouTube channel and it features a Ford F-150 from the mid-1990s storming around the Tough Truck Track. Based on what we usually see in these types of videos, this looks like a truck that is going to fail miserably, but looks can be deceiving. This bed-less half-ton pickup gets around the course successfully thanks to some careful driving.
The truck in the video above is an F-150 from the 1992 through 1996 era without a bed, but that is all that we know for sure. The bed has been replaced with a flat piece of metal with the fuel tank filler neck and the exhaust poking up through the flimsy-looking flatbed design. The wheels appear to be stock and the tires look to be fairly mild, with homemade front and rear bumpers.
This truck, with the poorly-applied spray-painted words and eyes painted on the headlights looks like an F-150 that is hitting the track for a final flight. Many trucks that look like this fall apart on the track, but this half-ton Ford does nicely and loses no parts.
Many competitors in a Tough Truck race fail to finish due to mechanical issues that are caused by hard landings around the rough track. The driver of this F-150 catches some air, but he also carefully negotiates the roughest portions of the truck. This prevents the truck from being damaged of bouncing out of control, ultimately leading to a successful run around the bumpy dirt track.
While the F-150 slows more than some trucks on the turns and through the bumpier portions, that careful driving it what makes the strong run possible in a truck that isn’t an all-out racing machine.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy!