Custom Cruise Friday
This week’s Custom Cruise Friday truck may be one of the more recognizable rigs driving around the streets of Edmonton, Alberta. Owner Stephen Villeneuve purchased his 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 Double Cab from Don Wheaton Fleet Manager Brandie Martin in September of this year. This in and of itself doesn’t make Villeneuve truck unique, Don Wheaton helps lots of customers get behind the wheel of the world’s finest pickup trucks. Although, the choice of a vibrant Victory Red paint scheme will certainly allow Villeneuve’s truck to stand out against the city’s snowy backdrop.
With its six-inch lift kit and Fuel brand wheels and body matching spokes, Villeneuve’s truck is very unique among trucks sold by Don Wheaton. Some of the other custom additions that have been made to the truck include, Deep Digger MT 35-inch tires, triple side steps and custom wheel well flares.
“I just fell into that color,” Villeneuve said. “I’ve always liked red.”
Dealing with the ramifications of the local climate is the number one use Villeneuve gets from his pickup. It is his daily-driving vehicle to work and home. He also uses it to haul his dirt bikes out to the woods for some riding. Chevy pickup trucks are famous for providing its customers with one of the smoothest rides in the class. Villeneuve has gotten a clear taste of this fact. In the three months or so that he’s owned the pickup, Villeneuve has already accumulated approximately 5,000 miles on the pickup and has plans to head west to the mountain for a snow boarding trip yet this winter.
The 2015 Silverado is actually Villeneuve’s second go-around with the brand. He owned a brand new 2008 Chevy Silverado before trading it in some time late for a competing model. It wasn’t clear what brought him back home to the General Motors family, but the evidence points to Villeneuve being pleased with the change.
Each of the aforementioned modifications on the 2015 Silverado were already completed when he picked out the truck. The only change he’s made since then has been upgrading the headlights to LED versions.
“I’m going to keep (the truck) the way it is,” Villeneuve said. “I like the way it looks.”
If you have a customized or modified pickup truck or SUV that you would like to see profiled in the winter version of Custom Cruise Friday, contact Don Wheaton Internet Manager Melina Kawecki by email, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include photos and some specifications.