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Ten Questions For TTC Competitors - Matt Huit

1981 Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup
Ken Brubaker
| Senior Editor, Four Wheeler
Posted May 31, 2013
Contributors: Agustin Jimenez

Challengers Weigh In

We know that you're itching to know a little more about our 2013 Top Truck Challenge Competitors so we decided to ask them a few questions to give you a better idea of who they are and why they've decided to attempt the ultimate off road torture test! Find out why Matt Huit has decided to compete in Top Truck Challenge 2013!

Q What TTC event are you most looking forward to? A "That's hard to say. All of the events have their personalities. I'd probably have to say the Coal Chute, simply because it has yet to be in the competition."

Q What TTC are you not looking forward to? A "The Tow Test for sure. After towing my rig clear to Hollister to compete, the last thing that sounds fun is more towing!"

Q When in a tough spot are you more likely to throttle out or thnk it through? A "My wheeling philosophy has always been, 'If finesse fails, stupid pedal will prevail.' That's why my rig is now on Rockwells. But the last few years I have tried to drive more conservatively and save parts. It sucks having the reputation of not being able to last more than 30 minutes without breaking."

Q Are you makiing changes to your rig before TTC? A "I plead the Fifth Amendment!"

Q How is your spotter/co-driver training for TTC? A "We are going through drills and working on communication."

Q If you could go wheeling anywhere in the world, where would that be? A "My dream wheeling vacation would be to run the entire length of the Rubicon Trail, then cover every square inch of Hollister Hills SVRA, load up and head to Johnson Valley and run the Hammers, and finish it off with Moab. That's just the West Coast trip. I haven't planned for the rest of the country yet."

Q What's playing on your iPod/CD player right now? A "Big & Rich, 'Faster Than Angels Fly.'"

Q What was the last movie you watched? A "Hardflip."

Q Do you have an aversion to poison oak, wild boar, or submerged engines? A "Not fond of skin rashes, wild boar is pretty good cooked right, and submerged engines suck!"

Q What's one thing people should know about you? A "I'm usually the one people call when they need help because I'm always there to lend a hand, even to a competitor."

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