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Click above for high-res gallery of the Ford concept pickups from SEMA

We managed to track down most of the Ford concept pickups on our last day at SEMA. Hidden across the street, right in the front of the outdoor lot, just under the huge "Built Ford Tough" sign, there they were. We saw the Performance West Striker R F-150 and it's bigger brother Striker F-350, as well as the Street Scene Equipment Lariat that sort of reminded us of a certain bike-branded Ford truck. The F-150 Striker was reminiscent us of the Saleen S331 we sampled last year, and the F-350 was much the same only, uh, more so. We even came across an older Performance West version of the Striker sitting on the main sidewalk in front of the central hall.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      AWESOME, all of them.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I do like Pick-Up trucks, I'm not a fan of sport trucks however. If you get a pick-up truck... you are supposed to use it to "pick-up" stuff. Sure, the sport trucks can look cool, but the simple truth is that they are designed to haul, and when it comes to going fast, cars are faster, get better gas mileage, and were designed to do these things. I guess im just a proponent for the "right tool for the job" approach, and I always laugh when I see a pick up truck with a Spoiler, rear diffuser, a custom paint job, and huge 26+ inch chrome wheels, that has never in its life seen the parking lot of a home depot, or the ones that are also lifted 10 feet in the air have never actually been off a paved road.

      And as for seeing the F-350 out there, the days of that even being considered being made into a sport truck are coming to close very quickly. That's more truck than anyone outside of the construction/hauling business will ever need, and for pleasure use, its just a matter of time before people get guilted out of buying them by the environmentalists out there.

      But they do look cool.
      • 6 Years Ago
      They look tight!
      • 6 Years Ago
      While I like the new F150, I just don't like 4-door pick-ups. I don't understand their appeal. It's a truck, not a sedan. For other than lawn-mowing service companies, I just do get it.
      Joe C.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The new F-150s are very good looking trucks. From what I hear they increased the fuel economy AND increased horsepower. Now thats a pretty good deal.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Man, seriously, some of you need to just go back to Autoblog Green and stay there.

      It's got a motor in it. It is the nature of any automotive enthusiast to make it go fast and faster. Why complain about what it is "supposed" to do?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Good looking trucks. In the background of one of the pics I can see a truck that looks to be done up in a Red/White/Blue scheme with the american flag. Why no pictures of the patriotic ford?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Thank you Shawn.

      Just as trucks are meant for hauling, cars are meant for commuting. Every vehicle has a job to do.

      There is nothing wrong with a performance truck at all. What the hell do you think many GM lovers owned(or still own)before the pontiac G8 came around!!! Duh!
        • 6 Years Ago
        lol i have an F-150 and a G8 GT

        really great truck and really great car

        but i think im going to sell the truck
      • 6 Years Ago
      Man, that Ranger looks awesome! Oh wait...