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For our 2015 Mid-Size Shootout, the Chevrolet Colorado walked away with the victory because it simply was the best all-around truck in the test. GM built a great new platform shared on both the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon to compete in the mid-size truck segment, and they jumped back in just before Toyota unveiled its new Tacoma in 2016. For the 2016 Mid-Size Truck Shootout, the GMC Canyon now gets an option 2.8L Duramax diesel engine.

SEMA-Logo-1-3-13Washington, DC – SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting today praised Congressional members for their introduction of a bipartisan bill that would protect thousands of American racecar enthusiasts from overreaching U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations.

“The EPA’s new interpretation of the Clean Air Act would essentially rewrite the law and 46 years of policy and practice,” said SEMA President Kersting.  “Without congressional intervention, the racing community and racing parts manufacturers would be operating outside of that new law and could be targeted for enforcement.” The language in H.R. 4715 makes clear Congress’ intent to exclude competition-only cars from the scope of the Clean Air Act, including converted street vehicles.

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Rigid Industries recently announced a promotion for up to $250 rebate on the purchase of certain LED grilles. The promotion will run until April 30th, 2016, and the qualifying models are listed below.

Dick-Cepek-logo-1-26-15Stow, Ohio – Beginning yesterday March 1 through April 30, Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels is offering consumers a prepaid reward cards with the purchase of new wheels or tires. Dick Cepek will offer $75 prepaid reward card on the purchase of a new set of four qualifying wheels, as well as a $100 prepaid reward card on the purchase of a new set of four qualifying tires.

“Our tires and wheels are made for the outdoor enthusiast,” stated Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Dick Cepek. “You can plan your summer road trips and off-road adventures knowing that you’re keeping hard-earned money in your pocket.”

Mickey-Thompson-Logo-2-12-13Stow, Ohio – Beginning today through April 30, Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels is offering consumers a $75 prepaid reward card on the purchase of a new set of four qualifying wheels. It is also offering a $100 prepaid reward card on the purchase of a new set of four qualifying tires.

“This is a great reward program and we’ve put together an amazing selection of eligible products in both the tire and wheel categories,” stated Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Mickey Thompson. “We want to make it easier for people to get a full set of tires, wheels or both.”

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– Owners of the newly restyled 2016 Nissan Titan XD pickup can now choose from two of A.R.E. Accessories’ most popular fiberglass pickup bed covers – its Z Series truck cap and the LSII tonneau cover for the Titan XD crew cab short bed pickup, which is being introduced this spring. With the only such options on the market today, A.R.E. also plans to offer additional fiberglass caps and tonneau cover options for the Nissan Titan to be released shortly.

Dick-Cepek-logo-1-26-15Stow, Ohio – Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels announced recently its continued sponsorship relationship with B.A.S.S. to include a role as supporting sponsor of the Bassmaster Elite Series, as well as Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Series, B.A.S.S. Nation and Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops.

“Dick Cepek was a true outdoorsman,” said Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Dick Cepek. “He was an adventurer, and he developed tire and wheel products that could conquer any terrain. Our continued relationship with B.A.S.S. reflects the spirit of our brand.”

SEMA-Logo-1-3-13Editor’s Note: The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) sent out a press release today noting its opposition to this EPA proposal. Although it does not directly appear to relate to off-road vehicles it certainly could impact them – now or in the future. Read more on SEMA’s response.

Washington, DC – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a regulation to prohibit conversion of vehicles originally designed for on-road use into racecars.  The regulation would also make the sale of certain products for use on such vehicles illegal. The proposed regulation was contained within a non-related proposed regulation entitled “Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles—Phase 2.”

Full House: Emily Miller (far left) addressed the media tonight on the even of the 2016 Nitto King of the Hammers Presented by Optima Batteries. With so many new media signups each year, it’s important to explain the lay of the land and relay important safety information so the Johnson Valley OHV area remains open for many years to come.

Full House: Emily Miller (far left) addressed the media tonight on the even of the 2016 Nitto King of the Hammers Presented by Optima Batteries. With so many new media signups each year, it’s important to explain the lay of the land and relay important safety information so the Johnson Valley OHV area remains open for many years to come.

The King of the Hammers is celebrating its 10th year in 2016, and the event is bigger than ever. The event has grown to become, as some put it, the “Burning Man of Off-Road” because of the uniqueness, and difficulty, of the competition, which has help spawn explosion of rock crawling across the country. Even if those attending the event never plan to race, there are more crawlers roaming around the event than one could imagine – most of which could have won the race five years ago.

Thanks to FCA Group and Mopar, we hungry media can get some chow morning, noon and night.

Thanks to FCA Group and Mopar, we hungry media can get some chow morning, noon and night.

Warn-Zeon-Platinum-2-20-15Clackamas, OR — Warn Industries encourages customers to utilize the consumer rebate program that runs through March 31, 2016.  With snow still falling across the US, we urge consumers to be safe and responsible with quality recovery gear.  It is also a great time to upgrade an older winch in preparation for spring off-roading opportunities to the new WARN ZEON Platinum winch line with a wireless control and remote clutch engagement.