July 20th Is National Ugly Truck Day

July 14th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

On July 20th of each year, folks all across the country gather to celebrate a treasure of America – ugly trucks.

Since there doesn’t seem to be an actual origin of the holiday, and no real written information, it’s hard to know exactly how to observe the day. However, if I had to guess, I would say the best way is for you and your family to join your ugly truck in the driveway (or wherever you park it) and have a little party in its honor.

There are all sorts of ugly trucks out there… some are ugly from the start, others have become ugly over the years due to hard driving, dents, and scratches.

My favorite types of ugly trucks are the old farming trucks that sit in fields, clearly abandoned for years; there’s something about the sense of history they evoke that appeals to me.

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Trucks in History:

– Between 1924 through 1927, Dodge Brothers Company offered one 3/4 ton pickup.

– The Mudflap girl gained popularity on truck mud flaps in the 1970s.

– According to PickupTruck.com, “Pickup sales in 1980 fell more than 50 percent from the industry’s best year of 1978,” due to the energy crisis.

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Happy National Ugly Truck Day!!

Since there isn’t a theme song for the day, I nominate Tim McGraw’s 2012 single, “Truck Yeah”.

Got Lil’ Wayne pumpin on my ipod
Pumpin on the subs in the back of my crew cab
Redneck rockin’ like a rockstar
Sling a lil mud off the back, we can do that
Friday night football, Saturday Last Call, Sunday Hallelujah
If you like it up loud and you’re hillbilly proud then you know what I’m talking about

Let me hear you say, Truck Yeah
Wanna get jacked up Yeah
Lets crank it on up Yeah
With a little bit of luck I can find me a girl with a Truck Yeah
We can love it on up Yeah
Till the sun comes up Yeah
If you think this life I love is a little too country
Truck Yeah

I party in the club in a honky tonk downtown
Yeah that’s where I like to hang out
Chillin’ in the back room
Hangin’ with my whole crew
Sippin’ on a cold brew, hey now!
Got a mixed up playlist, DJ play this
Wanna hear a country song
If you like it up loud and you’re hillbilly proud throw your hands up now
Let me hear you shout,

Truck Yeah
Wanna get jacked up Yeah
Lets crank it on up Yeah
With a little bit of luck I can find me a girl with a Truck Yeah
We can love it on up Yeah
Til the sun comes up Yeah
If you think this life I love is a little too country
Truck Yeah

?Backwoods? country, city Boy
It don’t matter who you are
Got a little fight, got a little love
Got a little redneck in your blood
Are you one of us?

Truck Yeah!
Wanna get jacked up Yeah
Lets crank it on up Yeah
With a little bit of luck I can find me a girl with a Truck Yeah
We can love it on up Yeah
Till the sun comes up Yeah
If you think this life I love is a little too country
You’re right on the money
Truck yeah!

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