AUBURN, Indiana – An innovative piece of off-road racing history will be auctioned for a good cause this Friday, August 1: The Class 8 Baja-winning 1976 Ford F-100 campaigned by Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Famer Frank “Scoop” Vessels will go on the block. All proceeds from the truck’s sale will benefit the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame, which is housed in the National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nevada.
For 2015, Ford has announced a number of new features for the F-150, including a new aluminum body and a smaller 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 option. What it has yet to introduce is the cost for this new model, but all that changed today with the announcement of the 2015 F-150 pricing, which will start as low as $26,615.
TORRANCE, Calif. – Toyota today announced its partnership with the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA2015) at an event that also debuted the first gathering of the World Games Global Messengers. World Games officials, Toyota associates and World Games global media partner ESPN gathered to celebrate Toyota’s goal of delivering a front-seat view of the spirit and transformative power of the World Games to the public leading up to and during the competition. The World Games will take place in Los Angeles beginning July 25, 2015.
MILWAUKEE, 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.
Corona, Calif.—Currie Racing is proud to announce their partnership with Magpul for the 2014 LOORRS season. In addition to supporting My Jeep Adventures and a custom build for SEMA. Magpul will immediately become a highlight on the #2 Monster Energy ProLite and Currie will debut the new sponsor for rounds 9&10 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Rounds 9&10 take place under the lights of Glen Helen Raceway.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – LINE-X Protective Coatings, the nation’s leading developer and provider of high performance protective coatings, announces it’s continued efforts to support job creation and domestic manufacturing by developing products and expanding locations within the United States. Headquartered in Huntsville, Ala., LINE-X was the first nationwide spray-on truck bedliner and protective coatings franchise and remains the only franchised system to offer spray-on truck bedliners, truck accessories, automotive and protective coatings through a nationwide network of over 380 locations in 47 states. With a dedicated full-time Research & Development staff, LINE-X continues to bring new products to the U.S. market by consistently producing the highest quality and most reliable materials available
“We are very proud of LINE-X being a U.S. based company with the ability to develop and offer products that meet the needs and interests of our customers across the nation. We are dedicated to supporting our national community with manufacturing and franchise opportunities for hard-working Americans,” said Kevin Heronimus, CEO of LINE-X Protective Coatings. “With over 20 years of franchise experience, we are committed to continuing to offer successful opportunities to individuals wanting to join the LINE-X franchise family. We welcome team members that are interested in meeting the growing needs of consumers and promoting our continually expanding product lines.”
DETROIT – Manchester United will wear its new Chevrolet-branded shirt for the first time during the club’s Chevrolet Cup match against the L.A. Galaxy on Wednesday at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. To celebrate, Chevrolet today said it would offer a free livestream of the match to fans around the world at www.ChevroletFC.com.
Heavy duty Ring & Pinions for high shockload applications. Now available, Weddle Racing Heavy Duty VW Type 1 Klingelnberg Palloid Ring & Pinion sets. All Weddle Racing R&Ps are made from a proprietary spec, fine grain vacuum-melt steel, each bar of which is ultrasound tested for internal defects prior to machining. All Weddle Racing R&Ps go through a special multiphase heat-treat and cryogenic process that greatly increases tooth strength and fatigue resistance. Finally, Weddle Racing R&Ps are deburred, shot-peened, and precision ground to combat fatigue and increase gear life. In many of the hardest running vehicles in the world, Weddle Racing gears have been proven to withstand the abuse that causes other gears to fail.
Chevrolet and GMC have confirmed a new eight-speed automatic transmission will be standard on 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra and GMC Yukon Denali/Yukon XL Denali models equipped with the 6.2L EcoTec3 V-8.
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.”