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Zupan: Beauty of White Power Strokes in the Eye of the Beholder

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Brady Cordova owns one of the four white Power Strokes at Nonnewaug. (Courtesy of Brady Cordova)

WOODBURY — With the amount of trucks at Nonnewaug High School, what are the odds that the four white Ford 6.7L Power Strokes all look similar?

These four trucks are owned by Dylan Bambino, Cooper McAllister, Ryan Ouellette, and Brady Cordova. Many peers have a range of emotions about these trucks, spanning from jealousy to being in love with the trucks.

I think that they are all the next Cateye builds as the new popular style. They are all just white 6.7 Power Strokes, but they are still nice trucks in their own ways.

Cooper McAllister owns one of the four white Power Strokes at Nonnewaug. (Courtesy of Cooper McAllister)

“The guys have great trucks,” Nonnewaug sophomore Anthony Pavelo said. “They were influenced because they’ve always lived to build trucks, and some people say they are all the same, but I think they went off the trend a bit but built it in their own ways.”

The next thing that causes a controversy is whose is the best truck and whose is the worst.

I think that McAllister has the cleanest and best looking truck because of the things he did to the truck, like the cowl hood and all the lights pull the truck together.

Others are more blunt in their criticism.

“Brady’s truck is the worst; it’s so rotted and has a lot of miles,” Nonnewaug sophomore Connor Evans said. “Ryan’s truck just isn’t that nice and needs work. Cooper’s truck looks nice but is impractical and always in the shop, and Bambino’s truck, if the transmission didn’t slip, it would be the best.”

Dylan Bambino owns one of the four white Power Strokes at Nonnewaug. (Courtesy of Dylan Bambino)

A big question on these trucks is why would you build the trucks like they did? I think they wanted a newer big diesel truck, and the white 6.7 Power Stroke is a popular truck that can be a big head turner and that encouraged them to get their trucks. 

“I think they did it to hop on the fan bus,” Evans said, “and have a big white 6.7 and be like the other 6.7 builds.”

Having a big 6.7 Power Stroke is one thing, but why does white seem to be the more popular option?

“I think it’s a common color for many of the trucks,” Nonnewaug senior Zach Szymanski said, “and people tend to gravitate to the sleek white color.”

Cordova admitted the color stems from his younger days.

Ryan Ouellette owns one of the four white Power Strokes at Nonnewaug. (Courtesy of Ryan Ouellette)

“When I first was looking at trucks back when I was 15,” Cordova said, “I wanted a white 6.7.”

For the owners of the trucks, what is their opinion on the competition?

“I personally think that Cooper’s truck is the best,” Cordova said.

“Mine’s the least clapped and it’s a king ranch that I work with,” Ouellette said. “But I really don’t care what people think. Most people think my dad paid for it and I just sit at home doing nothing, but I don’t care what people think.”

I think that most truck owners in this situation have to pay no mind to the people trying to hate or have an opinion on their truck as long as they like what they drive.

This is the opinion of Chief Advocate reporter Noah Zupan, a sophomore at Nonnewaug.

About the Contributor
Noah Zupan '26
Noah Zupan '26, Reporter
Noah Zupan is a sophomore at NHS and is a writer for the NHS Chief Advocate. He is from Seymour and is a part of the ag program. As a staff writer, Noah likes to write about the ag program and the outdoors.
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