January 5, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich.
– The Mopar brand, born on August 1, 1937, as a contraction of the words “Motor Parts,” celebrates 80 years in 2017, marking an amazing evolution over eight decades. First introduced as the name of a line of antifreeze products, the Mopar brand has since transformed to encompass total service, parts and customer care for FCA vehicle owners around the globe.

DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 4, 2017
– Ford, America’s truck leader, is celebrating a major milestone as F-Series now reigns as the top-selling truck in the country for 40 consecutive years and best-selling vehicle for 35 years.

Ford has now sold more than 26 million F-Series trucks since January 1977. Think of it like this: That many trucks could circle the globe more than three times, or, lined up bumper-to-bumper, would span 90,000-plus miles.

— Ford Motor Company and Toyota Motor Company are forming SmartDeviceLink Consortium, a nonprofit organization working to manage an open source software platform with the goal of giving consumers more choice in how they connect and control their smartphone apps on the road.

A hybrid F-150 and Mustang have been rumored for a while now, but Ford has officially confirmed the two vehicles are in the pipeline.

– A.R.E. Accessories is offering owners of 2017 Ford Super Duty pickups a complete lineup of fiberglass truck caps and tonneau covers that add function and style to these hard-working trucks.  Made to fit all rugged F-250, F-350, F-450 and dually models with all bed and cab configurations, both products provide truck bed storage that will help contractors and outdoor enthusiasts keep valuable gear secure.

If you’re looking to buy a new truck (or want to just window shop), EVOX Images is offering an app that uses 360-degree automotive imaging called RelayCars 5.0. This mobile app allows truck buyers to view different models and compare details with an app available in the Oculus Samsung Gear VR Store and Google Cardboard for Android users (and is said to soon be available for Apple iOS). 

BDS Suspension is now shipping a full line of suspension systems for the 2017 Dodge RAM 1500 4wd trucks. Available in 4″, 6″ and 6″ performance coilover systems for the standard RAM and 4″ lift systems for the air-ride equipped RAM 1500, BDS Suspension offers suspension options to meet your needs and fit 35-37″ tires.

Ice Drifting
We hate to think what the bossman would say if he happened to stop by the work site and see his guys fooling ice drifting on a frozen lake with his equipment. This equipment is worth tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of dollars.  We’re betting someone got fired over this, but sit back and enjoy his fool-hardly adventure.

Buford, GA
– Lund, a brand of Lund International, knows trucks, and the new Lund Revolution Bull Bar was designed to complement the chiseled front-end styling of modern trucks. The new bull bar delivers appearance with attitude and extra front-end protection with its leading edge, three-dimensional profile.

– Nissan dealerships nationwide have teamed with Star Wars: Force for Change to host a toy drive benefiting the Toys for Tots organization on Dec. 17 and 18.