PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – Meat is on the smoker. Sides are on the grill. Drinks are in the fridge. Smokin' TITAN1 – for the first time ever – is lit.

To kick off this weekend's Great TITAN Meat Up, celebrity chefs Cory Bahr and David Rose have prepared a juicy New York strip and rack of ribs on Smokin' TITAN's custom Lang BBQ Smoker and Char Grill, officially marking the first time Smokin' TITAN has been fully utilized for the purpose it was built – as the world's first fully integrated in-truck-bed smoker and mobile kitchen.

"I am so excited we are finally breaking in this cooking machine," said Bahr, who is Food Network's "Chopped!" champion, among a laundry list of other accolades. "It's like my restaurant kitchen on wheels – if my restaurant kitchen was a meat-smokin' beast!"

Beginning at the crack of dawn Saturday morning, Bahr and Rose will serve as the official judges of the Great TITAN Meat Up, where the competitors – featuring teams of media members from Truck Trend, Internet Brands, AutoGuide, PickupTrucks.com and healthyfatchick.com, as well as a team from the Nissan Canton, Miss. Assembly Plant – will be challenged to out-cook a Nissan executive team.

"Barbecue, smoked meats and pickup trucks – does it get any better?" added Rose, also a Food Network personality and award-winning chef. "Smokin' TITAN is truly a marriage made in heaven – it's an honor to start this baby up and be a part of Nissan truck history. This TITAN is definitely smokin'!"

Nissan and barbecuing fans alike can follow The Great TITAN Meat Up on Nissannews.com/TITANMeatUp and on the @NissanUSATrucks Instagram and Facebook page – including a Facebook Live of the conclusion of the event at 4:45 p.m. EST Saturday afternoon – as well as by searching and utilizing the hashtags #SmokinTITAN and #TITANMeatUp.

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Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2016, the company sold 5.63 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.72 trillion yen. In fiscal 2017, the company embarked on Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a six-year plan targeting a 30% increase in annualized revenues to 16.5 trillion yen by the end of fiscal 2022, along with cumulative free cash flow of 2.5 trillion yen. As part of M.O.V.E. to 2022, the company plans to extend its leadership in electric vehicles, symbolized by the world's best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan's global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has a global workforce of 247,500 and has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999. In 2016, Nissan acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is today the world's largest automotive partnership, with combined annual sales of more than 10.6 million vehicles in calendar year 2017.

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Wendy Orthman
Nissan North America

Kevin Raftery
Nissan Truck, SUV & Outdoor Communications

1. Smokin' TITAN is a project vehicle not available for purchase.

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