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.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Titans and the Nissan “Heisman House” now have back-to-back Heisman Trophy winners running plays for them: 2016 Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry, and 2015’s honoree, Marcus Mariota.
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.
MILWAUKEE – 2016 Nissan Titan XD pickup owners can choose from an array of rugged, weatherproof BOLT Locks designed specifically for this new pickup model. The new Nissan Titan XD is touted as a versatile work vehicle, featuring a deluxe interior design coupled with a rugged diesel engine and heavy-duty construction for towing and other work related activities. BOLT Lock products enable Nissan Titan XD owners to enjoy the added security and convenience the BOLT product line offers across several applications.
Auburn Hills, Mich. – FCA US LLC will cease NAFTA-market production of vehicles equipped with non-desiccated ammonium-nitrate Takata air-bag inflators, by next week. Global production is expected to end by mid-September.
Most inflators used in FCA US vehicles employ alternate propellants. Others use desiccant-enhanced ammonium nitrate. Neither is associated with any inflator ruptures of the kind attributed to certain non-desiccated ammonium-nitrate inflators.
According to news release sent over recently from the BlueRibbon Coalition, the San Juan National Forest Dolores Ranger District in Colorado is extending the public comment period on the draft environmental analysis for the Rico-West Dolores Roads and Trails Travel Management Project. The project area is located north of Dolores, Colorado, and includes the Bear Creek, Taylor Mesa, Calico National Recreation Trail, Bolam Pass, the Divide road and Groundhog Point areas.
A 45-day comment period that began on Friday, May 6, was originally scheduled to end on June 20, 2016. This date has been extended to July 15, 2016, (an additional 25 days). Copies of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement can be obtained at the Dolores Public Lands Office or by visiting the website below. Five alternatives address motor-vehicle use on San Juan National Forest roads and trails.
HOUSTON, TX – TreadWright Tires today announced the launch of its new Claw II MT Series of mud terrain tires. The new series combines TreadWright’s signature green manufacturing process with a specially designed mud-terrain tread pattern to deliver enhanced performance on even the most challenging 4×4 off-road terrain. Offering more value and more rugged reliability, the Claw II MT series delivers unparalleled performance. Prices start from only $204.99 per tire.
Clackamas, OR – To complement its Ascent Front Bumper lineup, Warn Industries has just released the Ascent Rear Bumper for full-size pickups. Like the front bumpers, the rear models offer exceptional durability, rugged good looks, and improved off-pavement capability for Chevrolet, Ford, and Ram pickup trucks.
DIAMOND BAR, CA – Results of the 2016 SEMA Board of Directors election are in, with Chris Douglas from COMP Performance Group, Kyle Fickler of Aeromotive Inc. and Les Rudd from Bob Cook Sales elected to serve on the board. While Fickler is a current SEMA Board member who was re-elected onto the group, Douglas and Rudd will join as the newest members of the group.
The complete list of 2016–2017 SEMA Board of Directors are:
2016-2017 SEMA Board of Directors
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – To raise awareness for proper tire care and maintenance, Nissan is celebrating National Tire Safety Week from May 29 to June 4 by reminding vehicle owners of the significant role tires play in keeping them safe on the road.
Research conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration1 indicates a tire that is 25 percent below its recommended pressure is almost three times more likely to be involved in a tire-related crash than a properly inflated tire. Low tire inflation also costs vehicle owners money over the long term in reduced fuel economy and premature tire wear.