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.
Portland, OR – Jerry Logan, Founder of Bushwacker, awarded truck builder, Josh Ellison, the first Bushwacker Founder’s Award. The Founder’s Award recognizes the builder of the best truck or SUV at the SEMA Show as judged by a panel of industry experts. Josh won $1,500 and a trophy for his efforts in building a stunning custom 2014 Ford F-350 Crew Cab.
Temecula, CA (November 17, 2014) – PRP Seats, one of the top companies in the off-road seat and accessory industry, is excited to announce a partnership with 6-time Lucas Oil Off Road Championship winner and 16-time X-Games medalist Brian Deegan. Starting immediately, PRP Seats and Deegan will work jointly to develop a collection of branded seats and products with a planned initial release of January 2015. These products will be designed with Brian Deegan himself, bringing his signature personality and style to PRP’s line of American made suspension seating.
According to SCORE International, the dream team of Rob MacCachren, Andy McMillin and Jason Voss have won the 2014 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, though results are still unofficial pending SCORE review. After qualifying as the second fastest Trophy Truck last week in Las Vegas, MacCachren and team used the clean air to their advantage to win the 1,275-mile race in the No. 11 Ford F-150 Trophy Truck.
Monroe, Mich.– Available now at performance retailers nationwide, the new DynoMax® performance exhaust system for 2015 Ford F-150 3.5L V6/5.0L V8 trucks offers a combination of powerful performance and a smooth, deep tone. The new system improves horsepower by 16 and adds 19-ft. lbs. of torque.
Although there were a handful of nice 2015 Ford F-150 builds at the 2014 SEMA Show, one of the first trucks that caught our attention was this unique, eye-catching blue truck built by Trent’s Trick Upholstery and A.R.E. Accessories. Based on a 2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 4×4 SuperCrew, the Extreme Sports Project Truck certainly garnered its share of attention at the show, as it was selected for the Top 10 Mothers Choice Award at the show.
Line-X has already enjoyed tremendous success as a franchiser of high-performance spray-on bedliners, but this week at the SEMA Show, the company announced that is expanding its Truck Gear line of aftermarket parts in a unique fashion that stays true to the company’s roots.
It was the model that kick-started a thriving aftermarket suspension business four decades ago, so what better way for Skyjacker to commemorate its 40th anniversary than to build a clean example of a first-generation Ford Bronco and unveil it at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas today.
In another departure from the status quo in major league off-road racing, SCORE has invaded the 2014 SEMA Show in a big way, creating hype for its crowning event, the 2014 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, which gets underway 413 miles away, in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, next weekend.
Ford truck fans need not lament the lack of an F-150 Raptor option for 2015 (and don’t worry, we’re betting that wildly successful off-road model will be back soon). As long as shops like Addictive Desert Designs are on the case, Ford’s all-new 2015 F-150 platform can easily be converted to extreme off-road duty.