We hate to think what the bossman would say if he happened to stop by the work site and see his guys fooling ice drifting on a frozen lake with his equipment. This equipment is worth tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of dollars. We’re betting someone got fired over this, but sit back and enjoy his fool-hardly adventure.
You couldn’t walk more than 5 feet at this year’s SEMA Show without seeing or bumping into a truck. Trucks greeted SEMA Show attendees at hall entrances, and the edges of each side of the convention center, and they were pretty much everywhere you looked.
We already highlight some of the bro-dozers at this year’s show in the 7 Trucks That Will Never See Dirt, but this was another batch of rigs that caught our eye for one reason or another. Check out these cool trucks we captured at this year’s show.
Dallas – Ram Truck announced today at the State Fair of Texas that it will partner with the Texas Rangers, aiding the preservation of the history of the renowned law-enforcement organization.
GMC revealed the 2015 Canyon recently, an all-new midsize truck the company says will redefine the segment and raises the bar for everything from horsepower and efficiency to quietness and refinement. It will be offered with an available 302-horsepower V6 and a Duramax 2.8L turbodiesel in 2016.
When it goes on sale this year, the all-new Canyon will give GMC one of the only three-truck lineups in the industry. It is expected to deliver class-leading capabilities with the brand’s signature refinement – all in an efficiently sized, maneuverable package for customers who want the cargo-hauling and trailering versatility of a truck without the size of a full-size pickup.
LOS ANGELES – Chevrolet lrecently unveiled the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, which it says will redefine the midsize truck and offer real truck capability and versatility to customers who don’t require a full-size truck.
The new Colorado is built with the DNA of a true Chevy truck, expected to deliver class-leading power, payload and trailering ratings. Colorado goes on sale in fall 2014 as a 2015 model.
“Our strategy is simple: meet the needs of the broadest possible customer base, and let them choose precisely the right truck to meet their needs,” said Mark Reuss, General Motors executive vice president and president of GM North America. “The all-new Colorado benefits from the solid foundation established by the Silverado, and it reinvents the midsize truck while reinvigorating the segment at the same time.”
Charlotte, N.C. – Safety-Kleen a Clean Harbors Company is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Stadium Super Truck Series (SST), Safety-Kleen will provide environmental services at all the venues for the inaugural season of the fast paced, high flying Stadium Super Truck action.
Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD’s Stadium SUPER Trucks is a new breed of off-road racing bringing back what was once the concept of legendary racer Mickey Thompson. Robby Gordon’s new concept of Stadium racing involves high-powered off-road trucks racing on challenging dirt tracks consisting of huge jumps, crossovers, and tight corners. The 2013 season will be comprised of 12 events providing action in state of the art stadiums across the United States and one to be named International event.
Charlotte, N.C. (March 28, 2013) – Pro Comp is proud to announce its partnership with Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD’s Stadium SUPER Trucks (SST), becoming the second tire manufacturer to sign for the 2013 Inaugural season of thrilling, stadium-style off-road racing.
Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD’s Stadium SUPER Trucks is a new breed of off-road featuring live motorsports, bringing back what was once the concept of legendary racer Mickey Thompson. Robby Gordon’s new concept of Stadium racing involves high-powered off-road trucks racing on challenging dirt tracks consisting of huge jumps, crossovers, and tight corners. The 2013 season will be comprised of 12 events providing action in state of the art stadiums across the United States and one to be named International event.
DALLAS, Sept. 29, 2011 – The 2012 F-150 SVT Raptor is set to deliver a new level of the no-compromise off-road performance the truck is famed for and, with a variety of new technologies and interior and exterior updates, it won’t disappoint.
“A major element of the SVT Raptor program is our work to continuously expand the capabilities it offers to customers. We want to cover all dimensions of off-roading – from desert running to rock climbing,” said Raj Sarkar, Ford F-150 Marketing manager. “We always aim to keep the product fresh and exciting, and all of our changes for 2012 reflect that.”
Additional capability for the 2012 F-150 SVT Raptor comes from a new Torsen front differential. The system increases grip significantly for the front end of the truck and allows it to pull itself over obstacles and up steep grades, even when the traction is split between the front tires.
An internal helical gearset is used to help force torque from the wheel that is losing traction to the wheel with traction. The system is set with a torque bias ratio of 2.5:1 to help multiply torque from wheel to wheel and the preload is set to zero to help minimize steering feedback.
Mad Media, a San Diego based multi-disciplinary creative agency, has produced and published a new website for famed off-road vehicle builders Jimco Racing Inc. Based in Santee, CA, Jimco has been the leading builder of off-road race vehicles worldwide for the past three decades. Founded by car builder and racer Mike Julson, Jimco stands for quality, performance and passion. With more wins than any other builder, Jimco Racing Inc. continues to be a leader in off-road vehicle design and manufacturing.
The Mad Media designed Jimco website, was created to showcase Jimco’s hand-built race vehicles and showcase their other services as well. It was programmed to be search engine friendly, integrate social media, and be easy to maintain. The site features a custom content management system that allows Jimco to handle the majority of their own website updates, including news.