NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Clint Bowyer is looking to auction off this pretend classic pickup parts hauler at the Barrett-Jackson Orange County auction this weekend in California. Our friends at Autoblog point out there is very little on this truck that looks like a pickup from the 1950s or 1960s, but then again, they say, neither does a new F-150, Ram or half-ton pickup truck from GM.
All the proceeds from the sale will go to the Emporia Community Foundation, which is based in Bowyer's hometown of Emporia, Kan.
Erick Brockmeyer Designs and custom painter Jason Jewett (owner of Red House Custom Paints) created this Toyota Tundra, which features a red patina paint job to make it look like a well-used, weathered "tri-five"-style work truck. Additional '50s-style design elements include a roof visor; custom wheels; louvered tailgate; vertical bar grille; white bumpers, mirrors and grille; a wood bed and wood bed stakes; and blanket upholstered seats.
Bowyer said he wanted to take a brand-new Tundra and make it look like it had been working on a farm for 50 or 60 years. We're told Bowyer will likely head straight from his race this weekend in Northern California to the Southern California venue to be part of the actual sale of the truck.