Up until very recently, if you wanted a modern HEMI you’d have to find one of a handful of shops that specialize in HEMI conversions. Whether you have a CJ-5 Wrangler or some other vintage Jeep, the options were relatively limited if you wanted HEMI power in the rig.
Ford is gearing up to kick off full-scale production on its second-generation F-150 Raptor this month, and the Blue Oval announced today it is now accepting orders for the off-road truck at dealerships and online.
Gold Coast, QLD, Australia – Robby Gordon captured Saturday’s troublesome second round of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAAXXAS (SST) at the Gold Coast 600 in Gold Coast, Queensland, beating TRAXXAS driver Matt Brabham to the finish.
The Japanese automaker recently filed an application to trademark “Toyota FT-4X” for automobiles and structural parts thereof, suggesting that the company is working on a new off-road, four-wheel-drive model. The “FT” in the trademark means Future Toyota and has been used previously with the FT-86 Concept that eventually became the Scion FR-S and Toyota 86, as well as the FT-1 Concept that is believed to preview the Supra’s successor.
DIAMOND BAR, CA – SEMA Show exhibitors have cast their votes and selected the finalists for the SEMA Award, an honor presented to the hottest trending and most accessory-friendly vehicles on the market. The winners will be revealed on Tuesday, November 1, the opening day of the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Every SEMA Show exhibitor was able to cast a vote in this year’s SEMA Award process.
“When it comes to knowing what trends are emerging and which cars will ignite our passion, SEMA’s manufacturer members have the pulse of the enthusiast nation,” said Chris Kersting, SEMA president and CEO. “Who better to ask than the thousands of SEMA manufacturers who bet their businesses on recognizing the hottest new and upcoming vehicles?”
ENSENADA, Mexico — Following the third of four races in the 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship, 38 of the toughest racers in the world remain in the hunt to earn 2016 Red Kap SCORE Milestone Awards. In mid-September in Baja California, Mexico, Round 3 was held at the Rosarito Beach 20th SCORE Desert Challenge.
Racing for the first time in SCORE history in Rosarito Beach, it was run as four laps split over two sessions on a brutally rugged 37.1-mile course (128.4 total miles) that started and finished at the Los Manantiales area off of old Highway 1 south of central Rosarito.
SCORE MILESTONE AWARDS
SCORE is presenting these prestigious awards to the world’s toughest desert racers for the 31st consecutive year. The Red Kap SCORE Milestone awards will be presented to the car, truck, UTV drivers and motorcycle, quad riders who finish every required mile in the 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship.
Can-Am ATV and side-by-side vehicle racers put on a dominating show at round 12 of the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) racing series, sweeping both the XC1 Pro UTV and 4×4 Pro ATV classes in St. Clairsville, Ohio.
Can-Am Side-By-Side Vehicle Racing
Kyle Chaney easily won the UTV overall and XC1 Pro UTV class in his Can-Am Maverick X xc 1000R side-by-side vehicle. Chaney, the defending, two-time XC1 Pro UTV class champion, has now won the last two GNCC events. With three total victories and points from two other races this season, Chaney has climbed to within 26 points of Cody Miller for the class points lead.
Fort Mill, S.C. – A perfect race weekend in Lake Elsinore has given Jerett Brooks the momentum needed to capture the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Pro Lite championship. Brooks walked away from Rounds 13 and 14 with a total of seven wins on the season with one weekend of racing remaining in 2016.
Stow, Ohio – From September 1 through October 31, Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels is offering consumers a $100 prepaid reward card on the purchase of a new set of four qualifying mud tires, as well as a $75 prepaid reward card on the purchase of a new set of four qualifying wheels.
SANTA ANA, CA. – (Sept. 1, 2016) – Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) is giving away the ultimate driving adventure. In the tire maker’s sweepstakes, the GEOLANDAR Moab Adventure, one lucky winner and a guest will receive a guided, two-day off-road tour in Moab, Utah. The guided tour will be on a Jeep fitted with Yokohama’s all-new GEOLANDAR A/T G015. The G015 is Yokohama’s latest all-terrain tire built for toughness and the ability to handle all types of surfaces in any weather, including snow.