The Dream Truck While perhaps less influential than Bud Bryan’s roadster, the R&C Dream Truck is probably the most well known of the magazine’s project vehicles. Spence Murray was R&C’s first editor, and came up with the idea of having some of the finest craftsmen of the time apply their magic to a ’50 Chevy pickup, over a five-year period, generating numerous tech articles for the magazine. The truck ended up chopped and sectioned, with quad headlights, a custom dash, new front and rear grille openings, and finally, with canted tailfins. The build started in 1953, and featured the first documented installation of a small-block Chevy engine. It also featured several different paint schemes, until, in 1958, it was famously the unfortunate victim of a towing accident. It has since been restored and now resides in the collection of Kurt McCormick.