Chances are, if you’ve seen a Toyota truck driving around town or on the highway, you’ve at some point seen the TRD sticker on the rear quarter panel of the truck bed. The Tacoma and Tundra are offered with upgraded TRD packages that include Sport and Off-Road, but in 2015 Toyota took its TRD offerings to the next level with the TRD Pro.
The Ram Rebel was introduced in 2015 to provide “next level” off-road performance for additional chops in the dirt compared to the standard 1500 4×4 truck. Although we’ll be seeing a new Ford Raptor in 2017, for this year only Ram and Tundra offer next-level off-road truck packages in the half-ton market, and so this shootout pits Ram’s Rebel versus Toyota’s Tundra TRD Pro.
Ram Truck today announced it will support Arizona businesswomen Nena Barlow of Barlow Adventures and Kande Jacobsen of Adventure Driven in this inaugural Rebelle Rally later this year. Ram Trucks will provide a 2016 Ram Rebel truck for the two women to drive in the Rebelle Rally, which is an all-female navigation and four-wheel-drive event crossing portions of the southwestern United States this October.
MOORESVILLE, NC – Premium synthetic lubricant and performance chemical manufacturer, Royal Purple, has announced its entry into the 2016 Stadium Super Trucks event in Townsville, Australia. Arie Luyendyk Jr. will pilot the #30 Royal Purple truck in the series’ inaugural visit to North Queensland as part of what has been billed the Biggest and Best Townsville 400.
CRANDON, Wisconsin – It was a Greaves family sweep on the second day of the Big House Brawl as father and son topped the PRO 4WD podium during Sunday action at TORC: The Off-Road Championship presented by AMSOIL in Crandon.
In Round 6 of championship racing on the classic, 1.75-mile long dirt track, Johnny Greaves won the PRO 4WD class, CJ Greaves took the PRO 2WD win and the weekend sweep in the class, while Travis Dinsmore claimed the top spot in Atturo Tire PRO Light.
Visalia, Calif. (June, 2016) – Hellwig Products, an industry leading manufacturer of towing, hauling and performance suspension products, has released its new rear sway bar for the popular 2016 Nissan Titan XD. Hellwig’s new rear sway bar is available for both stock ride height and lifted two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive vehicles.
Cypress, Calif. (June 28, 2016) – Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc. has announced that it has become the presenting sponsor of Florida Georgia Line’s 2016 Dig Your Roots tour. Not only will Nitto be hitting the road with the Diamond-selling country duo, but it has also built a special Florida Georgia Line-themed vehicle to introduce its newest light-truck tire – the Ridge Grappler.
In a press release sent out today from the Midwest Off-Road Racing (MORR) association, it was announced there will be a parade lap during Saturday’s opening ceremonies honoring the life of John Huven at this weekend’s Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run at Crandon International Raceway.
Washington, DC – The U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 507 (S. Res. 507) designating July 8, 2016 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day.” The Resolution was requested by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Councils. The date marks the seventh commemoration in what has become an annual event to celebrate and raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.
S. Res. 507 was sponsored by Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus Co-Chairs Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) and Senator Jon Tester (D-MT). The Senators are strong advocates for the automotive hobby in Washington, D.C. The Caucus is an informal, non-partisan member organization that pays tribute to America’s ever growing love affair with the car and motorsports.
ITP unveiled today a new finish for its Severe-Duty (“SD”) Single Beadlock wheel for ATVs and side-by-side vehicles. The all-new ITP SD Alloy Single Beadlock wheel’s finish is striking in appearance, but is also functionally durable to meet the demands of challenging terrain.