For those of you who did not grow up in a town that was made up of over 80% families of Italian descent, that probably makes no sense.
Spumoni ice cream is a particular Italian treat, made up of three flavours of ice cream — in my experience, usually some variation on peppermint, chocolate and vanilla — with candied fruit mixed in. It originated in Napoli, and the more popular Neapolitan ice cream is an evolution of Spumoni; it is also certainly nowhere near as tasty.
Spumoni itself, however, is actually an ice-cream-based dessert, not just a flavour. Usually involving layers, one on top of the other, with crushed nuts, fruits, whipped cream and candies separating each layer. Since each family, town or matriarch may have a different recipe or style, there’s not really any way of saying what a “proper” Spumoni is.
What does this have to do with a car? Take a closer look at this C/10 that UDMan found at SEMA, and you might understand.
With this classic old truck, Pacific Performance Engineering have created a truck that seamlessly blends old looks and style with brand new technology and improved performance, just like Spumoni blends multiple delicious flavours of ice cream. And, they’ve upgraded the stock 6.6L Duramax to over 700hp and achieved a quarter-mile time in the mid-10-second range, so we can say those bits of awesome are like the candied fruit. For whipped cream, we’ll use the massive clouds of diesel smoke that doubtlessly billow from behind it, and for the nuts… well, that’s either the designers, or how we feel about the end result.
Once again, we extend our warmest thanks to Jim Brennan, aka UDMan, over at CarDomain for sharing his beautiful photos with us, and stay tuned, because there are a whole lot more to come. Be sure and head over to his article to tell him just how much we love him.
Diesel 1970 C/10 is Like Spumoni Ice Cream
Sweet diesely glory! I bet Texan is in heaven right now..Loading…
Definitely my cup of tea.Loading…
You don’t need to grow up in an Italian town, Mitch, just need to go to school in one…or and Island full of’em…for a few years…
Is TexasIdiot on here? Somebody needs to drag him here…Loading…
Being a truck freak, I approve of this heartily. Also, this is the only vehicle I've seen from that SEMA show that I actually would drive.
There's a guy here who has a longbed Chevy of this same vintage. He just put a newly rebuilt 327 in it and it sounds great and gets up and goes very nicely. Unfortunately, the owner is a complete goon, and drives like a maniac. Gives motorheads a bad name. That truck is for sale for seven grand, putting it into crack pipe territory. I wish someone would buy it anyway, give it better home than it has now.Loading…