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The First TRD PRO Tacoma

Written by  Jim Akers
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Get Toyota Cruisers & Trucks Magazine on the App Storedownload_nowDriving down the street in Denver on a typical beautiful afternoon, I looked at the Tacoma next to me and realized that something wasn’t normal.  Of course seeing a Taco without badging is nothing out of the ordinary, but at the next red light, I noticed the rims and the ride height.  Then I saw it, a TRD PRO badge on the tail gate.  NO WAY!  They are not supposed to be on the street yet . . .  Well, it was a PRO and here it was with applied for tags.  So, what to do now?  

TRD Pro TacomaWell, the only logical thing I can do: try to run him off of the road and introduced myself <grin>.  It turns out that this Tacoma TRD PRO is not only the 5th 2015 Tacoma to come off of the line; it is also the 1st Tacoma TRD PRO in the entire country.  Ironically, Caleb is no newbie when it comes to really sweet vehicles.  He has owned and driven his share of Tacomas and owns a really sweet 1984 Porsche 930 that should be on the pages of another magazine, as well as the 1972 Chevy Nova that his parents drove him home in from the hospital the day he was born. Looking over his new baby, we stood on the side of the street talking and laughing for quite a while.  We both found it funny that this Tacoma has already gotten more attention that his Porsche gets driving down the street.  We exchanged contact info so we could meet up later to for a few photos.

A couple weeks went by and our schedules finally got us together in a perfect location to photograph his truck.  Red Rocks + a white Tacoma TRD Pro are a beautiful combination!  I picked this location to see how many of you can guess where the pictures were taken.  After an hour of waiting on clouds to pass and taking over 100 pictures, sadly we were done for the day.  There is no doubt that I will be taking more shots of this truck!  

While doing the photo shoot, Caleb informed me that one of his friends is waiting on his white TRD PRO 4Runner to make its way to Mountain States Toyota of Denver Colorado.  I am really looking forward to shooting the two PROs together.  Though I would love to find a white Tundra TRD PRO to make this a perfect trio (Hint: Toyota Denver Region).

 

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