New Tech, Trims and Trucks Ready for 2018 State Fair of Texas

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The unofficial beginning of auto show season begins this week with the Texas Auto Show at the 2018 State Fair of Texas, set to run at Fair Park in Dallas from Friday to Oct. 21. Given that more pickup trucks are sold in Texas than any other state, the fair will feature a massive Truck Zone filled with all the major — and minor — pickup manufacturers displaying every pickup they make.

We're at the show this week, pouring over each pickup for all the news we can find and making videos. If we're lucky, we'll get some intel on project vehicles we'll see at the 2018 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show, the huge aftermarket love fest that happens Oct. 30 through Nov. 2 in Las Vegas.

In the meantime, look for stories and videos later this week and next from the State Fair of Texas about the pickups that catch our eye. Here are the state fair particulars:

  • When: Friday through Oct. 21
  • Where: Fair Park, 3921 Martin Luther King Blvd., Dallas
  • Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
  • General admission: $18 for adults, $12.50 for folks 60 and older and children less than 48 inches tall; discounts available for online ticket purchases
  • Information: Bigtex.com or 214-565-9931

Feel free to let us know if there's anything special you want to see in the comment section below.

Cars.com photos by Christian Lantry

 

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Comments

papa, no one cares if it was you or someone else. That is the point. Just give it up and stick to a subject about autos. You are getting in the way of the subjects.

@Just the Truth,

Why do I have to look things up for grown adults?

"This truck has the potential to significantly transform the way we manage electrical outages for our customers," said PG&E Corporation's Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs Greg Pruett. He was joined at today's news conference at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit by VIA Motors Board of Directors Member Bob Lutz and VIA Motors CEO and Co-founder Kraig Higginson. "PG&E looks forward to continuing its work with VIA Motors as we build upon the greenest utility fleet in the country," Pruett added.

Hey, you asked for it. I don't mean to make you look bad. You do that enough for the both of us.

@ Larry

That's the point that was made way back in the comment section today! Someone else using someone else's username!

Insert foot into mouth, and likewise, "stay on topic"....per your quote!

I am very interested and anxious to see if GM will release performance numbers on the new baby Duramax. GM has drug this out way to long!!

@ Ben

I have asked "just the truth" to look up or show facts behind his comments, and he never does!

That's just the truth!

@Larry, how can we have a conversation about the subject with you on here? Maybe you need to go off to find internet page to harass.

Well, you asked for it.

"This truck has the potential to significantly transform the way we manage electrical outages for our customers," said PG&E Corporation's Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs Greg Pruett. He was joined at today's news conference at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit by VIA Motors Board of Directors Member Bob Lutz and VIA Motors CEO and Co-founder Kraig Higginson. "PG&E looks forward to continuing its work with VIA Motors as we build upon the greenest utility fleet in the country," Pruett added."

the FAKE papajim

@tntgmc and Ben Back feeding the grid is not allowed due to safety issues. The statement you quoted does not indicate this would be allowed now. The pge website indicates it cannot be done at this time. I do know for a fact it is not allowed in my area. If you really want to have this discussion I am willing but may require a lengthy post.

That's Big Tex. Come to Texas, y'all, and learn a thang or two.

On the power grid feed back, how do people with solar and wind today sell excess back to the electric company know when to shut their system off ?

@ PapaJoke

Get on topic you ‘tard

Will Chevy finally announce figured on the 1500 i6 Duramax

@ touch The inverter will shut down if grid power is down.

@GMSRGREAT,
Get a life buddy and don't come back on this site or I will have you kicked up by Mark.
THE REAL PAPAJIM

@PapaJoke

Now you threaten others? You are a lowlife

Get on topic or S.T.F.U

@ PapaJoke

Get on topic you ‘tard

Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Sep 26, 2018 3:10:37 PM

@ PapaJoke

Get on topic you ‘tard


Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Sep 26, 2018 3:10:37 PM

Please PUTC, block the IP address of the individual who posted the above 2 comments.

If only for a day or two, do it PUTC.

I quote, speaking of the Via Truck that puts electricity back into the grid:

This truck has the potential to significantly transform the way we manage electrical outages for our customers

Well, you asked for it.

@ ben Yes the potential is there. The ability to make it happen is not there yet.

PUTC, please ban the IP address of GMSRGreat. He has done nothing but bulling people and does not talk about the topic of the article.

"The California Air and Resources Board is holding hearings on Thursday and Friday this week to decide about raising the incentives to $4,500 if Washington, D.C., does not lift their own caps. The $4500 incentive is the total of California money to electric car buyers. The Feds add even more, yet for some reason the market is not responding with sufficient enthusiasm to assure a future in the US for alternative power. Why do you think that is?" ---- Posted by: papajim

The market is responding, pj, but you have to know where to look. The BEV market in particular more than doubled from roughly 1.3% in '17 to 3.2% this year, so far. This doesn't even mention the many hybrids of all types already in production. About the only market that isn't seeing any electrification yet, meaning hybrid and battery-powered, is the American pickup trucks, which start, apparently, with the late-'19, early '20 models.

Moreover, if fuel prices continue to rise, even as slowly as they are now, people will be demanding these electrified models just to afford driving their giant trucks.

the FAKE papajim



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