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Next month, Toyota plans to unveil its newly redesigned 2016 Tacoma at the 2015 North American International Auto Show. As Toyota notes, “The all-new 2016 beast hits the stage at 12:50 p.m. EST, Monday Jan. 12.”

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Jeep was the Presenting Sponsor and exclusive automotive partner of the Rolling Stones’ “14 On Fire” European Tour that ran from 26 May to 2 July this year. Aside from displaying the most-awarded SUV ever in the Grand Cherokee, Jeep also used the opportunity to preview the all-new Renegade.

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Although there have been rumblings that Toyota’s all-new Tacoma would be unveiled soon, it’s now official that Toyota will pull the cover off its 2016 Tacoma at the Detroit Auto Show next month. In the teaser released today, Toyota says “The all-new 2016 Tacoma will be ready to once again set the benchmark for midsize pickup performance.”

AMA-logo-230PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association is announcing the nominees for 2014 year-end awards, which recognize individuals and organizations that excelled in AMA competition and recreational activity during the previous 12 months.

All AMA members are invited to help select the winners of the competition categories, including the prestigious AMA Athlete of the Year honors.

The awards will be presented at the 2014 AMA Championship Banquet on Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Aladdin Shrine Event and Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio.

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Bar None Auction is conducting a racetruck, racecar trailer and racing parts auction at Speed Technologies Shop in Reno, Nevada, on December 22th. Bidding will begin sharply at 10:00 a.m. and take place online and onsite at 9716 Virginia Street, Suite 100, Reno, Nevada  89511.

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El Cajon, Calif.
– In one of the most grueling SCORE International Baja 1000 races to date Rob MacCachren’s  #11 FOX-equipped Trophy Truck was first to cross the 1275-mile race’s finish line.  Sharing driving duties from Ensenada to La Paz with Andy McMillin, the team conquered the hurricane-ravaged Baja terrain and bested over 200 competitors. With a total time of 22 hours, 31 minutes and 28 seconds, the team claimed victory nearly 29 minutes ahead of the next finisher.

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Can-Am Maverick side-by-side racers competed at the 2014 Tecate SCORE International Baja 1000 race on the Baja Peninsula, tallying one Class 19 podium and the overall season championship. Racing solo, Marc Burnett (Burnett Motorsports / Can-Am) finished the endurance race in sixth to secure BRP / Can-Am its the first ever SCORE Baja 1000 season class side-by-side title. The Desert Toyz / Can-Am team of Cory Sappington also had a solid race, earning a third-place podium finish at this year’s gruelling 1,275-mile race held in Mexico.

Chevrolet unveiled its Colorado ZR2 Concept at the LA Auto Show today, featuring the 2.8L Duramax Turbo Diesel.

Chevrolet unveiled its Colorado ZR2 Concept at the LA Auto Show today, featuring the 2.8L Duramax Turbo Diesel.

LOS ANGELES – Chevrolet today introduced the Colorado ZR2 concept – a vision of how Chevrolet could take the all-new midsize truck’s off-road capability to the next level. It also showcases the new 2.8L Duramax diesel engine that will arrive in the Colorado lineup later next year.

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At the 2014 LA Auto Show today, Ford unveiled its new 2016 Ford Explorer. The new Explorer, which Ford has sold more than 7 million units of to date, will be offered as a global vehicle in its 25th year in 2016, as it will be built out of North American Chicago Assembly Plant, as well as in Venezuela and now, Russia. Ford says it will be sold in more than 100 markets across the globe.

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TORRANCE, Calif.
— The 2015 Tundra TRD Pro Desert Race Truck not only raced for over 1,200 miles to a first place finish at the 47th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, it was also driven an additional 1,000 miles back to the start line of the race.  The Toyota team was first to the finish line in its “Full Stock” class, led by team coach and legendary Toyota off-road racer Ivan “Ironman” Stewart, and piloted by Toyota engineers and Toyota athletes.