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Ford Truck Enthusiasts (Ford-Trucks.com) was founded in January 1997 as a hobbyist website and email list with only 12 participants. Prior to its official launch, the group was simply a few individuals who exchanged information via email, launched in mid-1996. Today, the site is the largest online resource for Ford Truck information with over 600,000 registered members and 1.2 million fans on Facebook. The forum features over 1.5 million topics with information on everything from the legendary Ford Bronco to the newest Ford F-150.

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Jake Stumph

Jake Stumph

Content Editor

Jake Stumph is one of the Content Editors for Ford-Trucks.com editorial team, and several other Internet Brands Automotive websites. He enjoys track days, drifting, and autocross, at least, when his cars are running right.

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Patrick Rall

Patrick Rall

Writer

Before he was old enough to walk, his dad was taking him to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500. He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when Patrick was young, but by the time he was 16, he was ready to build him his first drag car – a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. He spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with his dad by my side. While they live in different areas of the country, his dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when Patrick was 16 while he races other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

Although Patrick went to college for accounting, his time in his dad’s shop growing up allowed himthe knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point he worked in the office of a dealership group. While he was working in the accounting world, he continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, he began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

Ten years ago, he left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and he is living proof that if you love what you do, you will never “work” a day in your life. He loves covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. He was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with his past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world providing him with a unique perspective of the industry.

His experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows him to push performance cars to their limit, while his role as a horse stable manager gives him vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

Being based on Detroit, he never misses the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit’s Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.

Austin Lott

Austin Lott

Writer

Austin Lott loves writing about cool cars and hearing the stories behind them. Though he's partial to Japanese imports, he'll give anything cool a shot.

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Bryan Wood

Bryan Wood

Writer

Bryan Wood is a longtime car and motorcycle enthusiast who writes for Harley-Davidson Forums and Corvette Forum, among other auto sites. Plus, he runs his own blog, Pilez & Driverz.

Bryan comes from three generations of racers and builders and also works for Haynes/Clymer/Chilton making repair manuals. He races cars and bikes, and more of his non-Harley motorcycle exploits can be read about at RideApart.com where he is the weekend editor.

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