Rock With Brock: M2 Machines 1956 Ford F-100

Aug 20, 2012 1 Comment by

Most classic truck enthusiasts agree: the 1956 Ford F-100 is one of the most recognized and respected pickup trucks from the 1950s. Its aggressive nose, wide body, and even wider wheel wells made it tough-looking back then – and these days, those same features make it one of the most desirable platforms on which to build a pro mod, rat rod or modern day custom. Never one to pass up on an opportunity to trick out a casting, M2 Machines teamed up with Edelbrock and tweaked out their ’56 F-100 with original Edelbrock logos on the doors, and a copy of the newer-version Edelbrock logo on its tailgate. Covered top to bottom in bright red paint, and boasting blacked out windows, the not-so-little terror screams “here I am” from every angle. Look closer at the custom louvered hood, and tilt it up for a peek at the big-block lurking beneath. Chrome bumpers, a flashy grille, and 5 spoke torque thrust-style wheels with classic red line tires add show to the truck’s go.


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I have been a car guy since my early teens. From managing a performance center on Long Island NY to being a partner of the world’s largest traveling global car show series; my career path has taken me on an exciting journey. I have consulted for MTV, McDonalds, Turtle Wax, Dodge and other high profile companies and have been published in multiple automotive journals. Alpha Penguin Publishing recruited me to co-author “The Complete Idiots Guide to Customizing Your Ride” for which one of my cars graces the cover. My diecast addiction began about 12 years back. My girlfriend at the time knew I was saving for a Mustang Cobra. She thought it would be humorous and purchased a diecast version to hold me over for a while. What was an initial joke struck a chord because I was fascinated with how Hot Wheels could make such a cool replica for a buck. The next time we went shopping I stopped in the toy aisle and ended up purchasing additional Hot Wheels and a few Jada vehicles. Well you all know the story from here; one shelf led to a book case. The book case quickly became an apartment filled with hundreds of HotWheels, Jada and other 1:64th scale replicas. Next came my introduction to 1:24th and 1:18th scale die cast and twelve years later I am the proud owner of a collection that is displayed in a 2000sq foot facility with a current count of over 12 thousand unique pieces. My then girlfriend, now wife, has a lot of patience for my hobby and my two little girls enjoy it with us too. Today I find myself fascinated with all scales and all models of customized vehicles. From tuners to rat rods, lead sleds to pro street drag. I do have an appreciation for the well delivered OEM vehicles as well. Most of all I enjoy the hunt to complete a set or series of vehicles. I look forward to being a part of DieCast X Magazine and helping to strengthen, grow and deliver our hobby to people who do not know how rewarding it is to an individual and a family.

One Response to “Rock With Brock: M2 Machines 1956 Ford F-100”

  1. steve r norris says:

    very nice great casting the 56 ford truck really like when the cars have names of different companys and stuff on them . household name that ring a bell for alot of us seems to accent a vehicle in a way that pinstriping or chrome does great job.

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