History channel delivers ‘Truck Weekend in America’

Updated Nov 28, 2018
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If you’re a fan of pickup trucks, this coming weekend may be the time to have a pizza delivered, nab your favorite adult beverage and settle into the recliner.

The History channel presents “Truck Weekend in America” Saturday and Sunday. The special six hours of prime-time programming is a collaboration with Ford and its F-Series trucks.

Saturday’s programming lineup includes:

“Truck Night in America” – 8 p.m. Eastern. It’s truck versus terrain, as truck owners from across the United States compete in grueling challenges to test their ingenuity and driving ability.

“Truck Hunters” — 9 p.m. Two top truck builders compete for a sale as they find, restore and put their personal stamp on two classic trucks. Each shop must design with a buyer in mind and, with limited direction, blend its craftsmanship and style with personalized details to gain the buyer’s favor.

“Born Tough: Inside the Ford Factory” – 10 p.m. This one-hour special lifts the veil on operations inside Ford’s historic Rouge Complex, where F-150 pickup trucks come to life.

Sunday’s offerings include:

“Truck Night in America” – 8 p.m. Eastern. It’s truck versus terrain, as truck owners from across the United States compete in grueling challenges to test their ingenuity and driving ability.

“American Restoration: Truck Edition” – 9 p.m. Rick Dale is traveling the country looking to restore America one project at a time, now with his eye on a long-forgotten 1956 Ford pickup. Nick, a California grape farmer, bought the beat-up truck when he was 16 but never got around to completing the restoration because his family and farm came first. With a tight budget and just 30 days to restore it, Rick and his team work around-the-clock overcoming one challenge after another to bring this American classic back to life.

“Trucks Transformed: Custom Culture” – 10 p.m. America’s growing community of truck customizers are going to never-imagined levels of performance and utility. The show features far-out custom trucks like rally racer Ken Block’s snow-conquering RaptorTrax and drifting champ Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s “ultimate fun-haver.” Plus, there’s a guide to how customization has come to the masses on budgets from small to huge.

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“Rescue Trucks” – 10:30 p.m. This half-hour special event follows our nation’s toughest first responders and their souped-up custom trucks, told from the perspective of these very heroes who put their courage, resourcefulness and vehicles to the test and the men and women they’ve saved.