Ah, Black Friday. Less than 24 hours after giving thanks, millions upon millions of people will push, pull and scramble their way into retailers around the country in an effort to save a few bucks on things they can buy year round. Fortunately for people looking to buy a new car, most auto deals last a whole month so you don’t have to get in a fight get your savings. Whether you plan to brave the crowds or not, we think you’ll get a kick out of these funny Black Friday auto commercials.
As we saw with the mustached Jeep Wrangler at the LA Auto Show last week, Jeep is clearly getting into Movember. For those not familiar, Movember, appropriately in the month of November, is an annual event looking to draw attention to early cancer detection, diagnosis and treatment for men. Guys grow out mustaches to draw attention to the cause and look to generate money to help cancer organizations.
PICKERINGTON, Ohio –The 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard volume requirements announced today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are higher than the agency’s May proposal and will mandate more ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply chain despite a low demand for higher ethanol blends and an inadequate distribution and sales network, the American Motorcyclist Association reports.
“We told the EPA in May that increasing the amount of ethanol in our fuel supply creates an untenable situation for the marketplace and raises the risk to motorcyclists and ATV owners,” said Wayne Allard, AMA vice president for government relations. “The agency ignored our comments and the concerns of millions of motorcyclists. So, now it is up to Congress to fix the Renewable Fuel Standard.”
In honor of Thanksgiving we thought we’d share a little turkey humor. Don’t make a turkey mad when you’re wheeling, as shown in this video where a turkey attacks a Jeep. While the turkey is certainly among America’s favorite birds (and one of the tastiest) a ticked off tom is not to be taken lightly!
The Ram Truck brand is paying homage to hard workers with a new Thanksgiving commercial that will air later today during traditional holiday NFL football games on CBS and FOX.
Vision Wheel dominated the 2016 Baja 1000, as Vision Wheel sponsored racer Rob MacCachren ran away from the field to win this years race by over 27 minutes! This is the third straight win for Rob Mac but his first on the new Vision Manx Forged Race Wheel. The grueling 854.5 mile race course was conquered in 17 hours, 12 minutes, and 58 seconds, as Rob Mac and co-driver Jason Voss kept the pressure on the entire race. Starting in fifth, after qualifying Rob Mac took the physical lead by race-mile 475, and handed the truck off to Jason Voss at race-mile 498. From there, Voss drove through the night to secure the victory.
The Specialty Equipment Marketers Association (SEMA) show is the largest automotive trade show in the world, and over 100,000 people descend on Las Vegas each year to see the latest products and vehicle builds. RIGID was among thousands of automotive equipment manufacturers that debuted new products and accessories at the show, all ofwhich were judged by several different organizations and criteria. During the 2016 SEMA Show three new RIGID products were awarded for their quality, innovation, and appeal by members of the media and industry experts.
We’re not real really sure what you call this particular format but “trench racing” seems to fit the bill, and it’s probably the world’s shortest off-road race to boot. It’s interesting to note the different strategies of the drivers in this video. Some enter fast only to bounce off the opposite wall, while others crawl off the ledge and maintain a steady speed up the other side. Regardless, our hat’s off to whoever came up with this unique and very spectator friendly sport, also known as the world’s shortest off-road race. Check it out.
Although there are more and more off-road trucks and off-road packages being offered on pickups these days, to this point there’s really never been any true competition to the Ford Raptor. At this point, the Ram Rebel TRX truck is still just a concept, but after a recent chat with Ram/Jeep Head Mike Manley during the LA Auto Show, it sounds like this is a truck they are interested in building, and it would definitely give Ford’s off-roader a serious run for its money.
We’re not really sure what would possess someone to drive through water without checking the depth first. You would think they would at least ease into it but apparently the driver of this, now sunken Ford F-150 is just a “go for it” kind of guy. Maybe he learned his lesson, but we don’t think his F-150 will ever be the same.