Fred Diaz, Division Vice President and General Manager, North America Trucks and Light Commercial Vehicles, Nissan North America, explains Texas Titian features to The New York Times' reporter Manny Fernandez at the 2016 TAWA Texas Truck Rodeo, photo courtesy Nic Phillips
The New York Times' Manny Fernandez joined the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) for the full two days of the 2016 Texas Truck Rodeo, ultimately gaining "a new appreciation for the word truck-a-thon" which he shared readers in national print and digital coverage running New Years Eve, December 31, 2016.
Fernandez, having never so much as driven a truck let alone a vast competitive field of them, featured his conversations with Fred Diaz, Division Vice President and General Manager, North America Trucks and Light Commercial Vehicles, Nissan North America, Inc., long-standing TAWA members Tim Spell, 2011 Dakar Rally winner Sue Mead and his high-speed troublemaking with Seth Goslawski, Performance Powertrain PMT in the Ford Motor Company 2017 F150 Raptor.
Read the Article: Rodeo Offers a 90-M.P.H. Glimpse of Texans’ Truck Mania
"The Oscars for pickup trucks" version of this article appears in print on December 31, 2016, on Page A12 of the New York edition with the headline: A 90-M.P.H. Glimpse of Texan ‘Truck-Itis’.
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Houston, December 31, 2016
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