About ten years ago I saw this beauty of an orange Blazer at a car show in Durham called Extreme Invasion.
Of all the vehicles at that event it’s the one I think about most to this day.
I’m a Blazer nut and if you follow the site you know this. Of all of the Blazers to ever come out of Ontario this truck is in my opinion one of the best.
Heck, I’d even go as far as to say it’s one of the best S trucks to come out of Ontario period.
Later I found out the truck was owned by Sean Johnston via Mike McConnell who took these photos at Toronto’s Motorama.
Even now, looking at photos of the truck my opinion has not changed. It’s extremely well done, and the modifications have withstood the test of time.
However recently –via the awesome Minitruckin, Where Are They Now?– group on Facebook I discovered something that blew my mind. This orange version of the truck is not its first, or even second look. It’s the third.
The truck was originally teal and purple the first time it debuted. The look is definitive 80s/90s minitruckin’
Apparently there was also a red version between this one and the orange one, which was when the truck was first bagged, but before it was body dropped.
Sean still has the truck, creeping up on thirty years now, and the photo above is the last time it was out.
I hope to be able to have a similar journey with my own truck, Project Why Wait, when it’s done.
Long standing relationships with vehicles is such a rare thing these days and this truck is damn near perfect.