BOLT-Coupler-Pin-Lock-7-25-14MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The only thing that beats staying organized when hauling valued cargo is keeping that cargo well-secured while on the road. To assist, STRATTEC(r) Security Corporation’s BOLT(r) product line has expanded once again with the release of the BOLT Coupler Pin Lock, which features an adjustable pin, making it ideal for many types of couplers and offering travelers peace of mind when leaving hitched vehicles unattended.

The Coupler Pin Lock features STRATTEC’s patented one-key lock technology, which streamlines travel by enabling the lock to be permanently programmed to the vehicle’s ignition key-that means the driver can use a single key no matter how many BOLT locks are in play.

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Suwanee, Ga.
– Rugged Ridge, a manufacturer of Jeep off-road accessories and suspension kits, today introduced its new inverted drag link for 2007-2014 Jeep JK Wranglers. Specially designed to fix steering geometry issues that plague lifted Jeeps, the new design reduces bump steer and increases ground clearance; keeping vital steering components out of the way from rocks and other obstacles on the trail.

Rancho-Logo-7-22-14Monroe, MI – Rancho, a leader in the performance off-road industry, has become an official sponsor of Tread Lightly!.

Tread Lightly! is a national nonprofit organization that is dedicated to protecting and enhancing recreational access and opportunities by promoting responsible recreation through ethics education and stewardship programs.

“Tread Lightly! aligns perfectly with the Rancho brand and the absolutely critical need to educate enthusiasts who are using recreational trails and areas throughout the United States,” said Chris Gauss, director, performance brands, Tenneco. “Tread Lightly! provides materials, programs and services within our industry that promise for a sustainable future for off-road driving. Their focus on education and stewardship is unmatched in the industry and by any other nonprofit organization.”

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Toyo Tires will launch its all-new Open Country R/T in the first part of September 2014. It will be the first Toyo tire fully made in North America at its plant in Georgia.

Toyo Tires pulled the cover off its new off-road tire recently – but only a little bit. Off-Road.com was recently invited to get an early look at its newest off-road tire, the Open Country R/T, which won’t be available in dealers until September of this year.

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The AGM Shock Shaft Jaws are designed to work with any vice, acting as a clamp to hold the shaft of the shock absorber during servicing to help prevent shaft rotation.  The tool’s precision machined design provides a very firm and secure grip, and the firm hold help protect the shaft surface from scarring.

SEMA-Logo-1-3-13Washington, DC – The U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 493 (S. Res. 493) designating July 11, 2014 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 fifth 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. 493 was sponsored by Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus Co-Chairs Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) and Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), along with Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK).  The Senators are strong advocates for the automotive hobby in Washington, and S. Res. 493 reaffirms their understanding of the cultural importance of collector cars.  The Caucus is an informal, non-partisan member organization that pays tribute to America’s ever growing love affair with the car and motorsports.

Royal-Purple-Synthetic-Oil-Logo-6-3-14Porter, TX – Premium synthetic lubricant manufacturer, Royal Purple, today announced its fourth annual Show It Off at SEMA photo contest will launch on Monday, July 14 on the brand’s Facebook fan page. The winner of the contest will have the opportunity to display his or her vehicle at the 2014 SEMA Show – the largest trade-only automotive aftermarket show in the world – as a feature vehicle outside the Las Vegas Convention Center, Nov. 4-7, 2014.

“This is a great way to give one of our enthusiasts the chance to show his or her vehicle to a worldwide audience,” said Marlena Solomon, Marketing Specialist. “The winners we’ve had from previous years have set the standard high for the vehicles we host, so I’m looking forward to seeing what this year brings,” she added.

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LOUISVILLE, KY:
The first annual Unlimited Off-Road American Show & Expo fulfilled its tagline ‘East Goes Epic’. It was extremely successful in the eyes of the enthusiasts there to enjoy, exhibitors who were able to show and sell their products, and racers who threw dirt demonstrating their extreme off-road machines capabilities. Offroad and powersports vehicles of all sorts filled the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY Friday through Sunday June 20-22. “We can’t be more excited about the overall feel of the show.  As a first time event, we won’t lie and say we weren’t nervous,” said Erin Freeman, Expo Coordinator.  “The response from everyone has been overwhelming and we look forward to growing into an even bigger event for next year.”

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CHARLOTTE, NC
– REDLYNER Racing (#4550) places 2nd in the 2014 Ultra4 Badlands 4500 Class race on June 28, 2014, in Attica, IN.  Competing in a two and a half hour endurance race, Ultra-4 racer, Jay Callaway, battled the elements and pushed his daily-driven Jeep through one of its toughest tests to date.

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This August 7-10 near Truckee, California, the California Association of Four Wheel Drive Clubs (CA4WDC) will host the 47th Annual Sierra Trek, one of the West’s premier four-wheel drive events. Sierra Trek offers some of the best four wheeling in the country and has a long-standing reputation for great family fun.