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Whats a Barndominium???



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The Barndominium, a combination of the words barn and condominium is 
a new type of building growing in popularity, 
especially in rural areas of the United States. 

These homes have been seen in environments as varied as 

Texas ranches and Connecticut equestrian communities.

A non-traditional structure, the Barndominium is a steel frame and sheet 

metal building, originally designed as a storage building or barn structure that 

has been repurposed by the addition of living areas to previously open space. 

This type of building is typically built on an existing property or multi-acre 

homesite and the structure often acts as a dual purpose living and 

shop or workspace areas.

These homes offer features not usually found on typical homes including 

oversized roll-up doors and single enclosed areas large enough to hold 

things like boats and recreational vehicles.


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blank 01/22/15 10:31AM classic, Custom, Pick Up Trucks, Truck Shows, Vintage

Upcoming Shows

n. 30-31, Back 2 Basics, Lafayette, LA,
Feb. 8, Bring the Noize, Glendale, AZ,
Feb. 20-22, Lone Star Throwdown - Conroe, TX,
Mar. 7-8, NR Small Town Takeover - Wortham, TX,
Mar. 14-15, Forbidden Fantasy, Perris, CA,
Mar. 21-22, Drag For Diabetes - Galveston, TX,
Apr. 18-19, Gator Drag - Rayne, LA,
Apr. 25-26, Southeastern Mini Truckin Nats, Maggie Valley, NC,

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blank 01/22/15 10:26AM classic, Custom, Pick Up Trucks, Vintage

29th Annual F-100 Western Nationals

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This past weekend Pickups Limited hosted the 29th Annual F-100 Western Nationals in the shade of Canyon Park in Yorba Linda, California.

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The event attracted more than 240 pre '79 Ford trucks F-1 and F-100's from California and the rest of the western states. The event was kicked off with a Friday cruise that included stopping at shops and manufactures in So Cal that ended up at the nearby El Torito restaurant. The one-day bash featured incredible Blue Oval stock, mild and wild trucks that covered the beautiful Canyon Park shaded landscape. A large vendors village allowed show goers to checkout the latest custom and performance hardware and software from the hobby's aftermarket manufactures. The unique '51 Ford F1 High Energy Sound Machine blasted oldies rock 'n roll tunes that took you back in time. 

Checkout some of the quality trucks of the 29th Annual F-100 Western Nationals.   

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blank 12/31/14 08:47AM Ford F-150, Readers Pics, readers videos

Fords Toughest, Smartest, Most Capable F-150 Ever

Ford Starts Most Comprehensive Truck Marketing Campaign to Introduce Toughest, Smartest, Most Capable F-150 Ever

Ford F-150 Campaign

Ford’s most comprehensive F-150 marketing campaign ever launches this week with television commercials during the first-ever college football playoff for NCAA Division I teams and online webisodes hosted by ESPN “Sport Science” creator John Brenkus
Straight-talk television commercials highlight F-150’s Built Ford Tough durability, class-leading capability, smart innovations and 38 consecutive years of F-Series as America’s best-selling truck
Ford F-150 marketing campaign tailored to reach truck customers where they spend much more time than the average consumer – watching sports on television, listening to radio programs in their trucks, attending major events, online and using mobile devic
Ford this week kicks off its most comprehensive truck marketing campaign ever to promote the all-new 2015 F-150 – the toughest, smartest and most capable F-150 ever.

Available across the widest variety of communications platforms yet, from football to professional bull riding to country music to smartphones, Ford’s new multichannel marketing campaign will reach truck customers where they work and play.

Messaging will feature F-150’s breakthroughs – including its industry-leading light-weighting strategy utilizing high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy plus 11 class-exclusive innovations, such as its 360-degree camera, LED headlamps/spotlights and remote tailgate release.

“Like the 2015 Ford F-150, Ford’s truck customers have become even smarter about how they do their jobs and how they shop for their next truck,” said Chantel Lenard, Ford director, U.S. Marketing. “To meet their information-gathering needs, Ford will gain their attention during commuting and off-hours while providing on-demand digital and mobile content that answers their questions 24/7.”

Delivering information throughout the customer’s research period is important to help with this major purchase decision.

Ford’s data show that truck customers begin the shopping process earlier than typical customers, starting an average of 233 days before purchase. Nearly half of truck buyers ultimately purchase the brand they researched in their initial shopping. They spend an average of 35 percent to 45 percent more time on dealer websites than car and crossover buyers, looking at specific trucks to meet their unique needs.

“From 30-second TV spots to in-depth videos, our new ads and online content demonstrate to customers where we’ve delivered improved capability, while proving the F-150 is a performer to help them get the job done,” said Lenard.

Three national TV commercials make their debut Dec. 31 during the first-ever college football playoff for NCAA Division I teams.

The straight-talking spots emphasize F-150’s hallmark durability, class-leading capabilities and smart technologies that help improve productivity. They also feature the debut of an updated Built Ford Tough shield, Ford’s legendary durability promise to its customer for more than 35 years. The spots include:

  • “Forward March” is a 60-second anthem spot that introduces the world to the Future of Tough and the all-new F-150, tougher, smarter and more capable than ever

  • “What’s Next” highlights innovations available only for F-150 customers – from a remote tailgate release to LED headlamps and spotlights to a 360-degree camera system that helps the driver see what’s around tight job sites or trails

  • “Move It” shows the F-150 towing a variety of heavy items, utilizing its best-in-class 12,200 pounds towing rating

“The forward movement, innovation and spirit of progress embodied in these ads will resonate with truck customers for whom productivity, making a difference and building a legacy is so important,” said Doug Scott, Ford Truck Group Marketing manager.

Television spots will showcase Ford’s long-running truck leadership. F-150 is part of the Ford F-Series truck lineup, now in its 66th year. F-Series has been the best-selling truck in America for 37 consecutive years and best-selling vehicle in America for 32 consecutive years.

Ford and FOX Network Group are also working together to promote F-150 across the network’s news, sports and Hispanic platforms, including Fox Deportes and MundoFox.

In addition to TV, radio and print ads will reinforce F-150’s durability and capability messages.

The F-150 marketing team is also reaching out to customers with exclusive webisode content for digital and mobile devices.

ESPN “Sport Science” creator John Brenkus hosts “F-150 Tough Science” webisodes that showcase various technologies and materials in the truck, such as its high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body and high-strength steel frame. “Tough Science” shows customers how these innovations make the new F-150 nearly 700 pounds lighter and more efficient than any previous F-150.

The all-new F-150 also will be promoted with Ford’s brand content alliance teams, including country music star Toby Keith, Professional Bull Riding, NASCAR and National FFA.

On sale now, the new F-150 delivers class-leading towing capability of up to 12,200 pounds and hauling capacity of up to 3,300 pounds. When equipped with the available 2.7-liter EcoBoost® engine, the new F-150 4x2 has EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 19 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined – the highest of any full-size gasoline-powered pickup on the market. Actual mileage will vary. 

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blank 12/19/14 10:11AM Events, Mid-West Truck & Trailer Show, Readers Pics, Show Trucks, Truck Show, Work Trucks

2015 Mid-West Truck & Trailer Show
Peoria, Illinois; February 6-7, 2015


2015 Mid-West Truck & Trailer Show

Continues to Grow With More

Trucks, Trailers & Informative Programs

 Mid-West Truck Show

The 2015 Mid-West Truck & Trailer Show will be held February 6 & 7, 2015 at the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, Illinois.  The 2015 Show, held in conjunction with the Annual Convention of the Mid-West Truckers Association, will continue its phenomenal growth with more exhibitors and the wildly successful Trucker’s Pride Truck Beauty Contest, held indoors for work and show trucks.

The 2015 Mid-West Truck & Trailer Show includes expanded displays, programs and space for 200 exhibitors to help truck operators move ahead in a complex market while facing the challenges of changing regulations, an uncertain economy and increased costs. 

The 2015 Mid-West Truck & Trailer Show is at the Peoria Civic Center, 201 S.W. Jefferson Street, located just off I-74 in downtown Peoria, Illinois, and provides ample truck access and parking.   Truck Show attendees will see displays of the newest tractors, trailers, engines, parts, accessories, communication and computer equipment, tires, lubricants, services and much more. Plus, representatives of all state and federal government agencies that deal with the trucking industry will be available. There will be product demonstrations, many door prizes and special show prices for all in attendance.

The Truckers Pride Truck Beauty Contest includes an antique truck category and a People’s Choice Award, voted by all attendees. The 2015 Show promises prizes, trophies and recognition for its winners.  Truck entries will be accepted at  Back for a return engagement is the Trucker’s Pinewood Derby, where big truckers and little truckers can build their own racing rig and run on a certified Pinewood Derby track.   All entry fees go to Special Olympics.

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Show hours will be:     Friday, February 6th             9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

                                    Saturday, February 7th        9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Admission is free with promotional tickets available from most Midwest industry suppliers or online at

For more information contact Don Schaefer at (217) 525-0310.

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blank 12/15/14 09:43AM 1934 Ford Pickup, Auction, Barrett-Jackson, Live TV, Pickups, Trucks

on Discovery Channel Tuesday-Sunday 1/13-1/18/2015

 –Entire, Famed Ron Pratte Collection and Jeff Gordon’s 1999 No.24 Pepsi Chevrolet Highlight the Scottsdale Auction Block–

The 1954 Pontiac Bonneville Special Motorama concept car, one of only two designed by GM styling icon Harley Earl, is just one of 142 cars in the Ron Pratte Collection crossing the block at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction in January.

(Silver Spring, Md.)Velocity and Discovery Channel recently announced 36 hours of live, world premiere coverage of the 44th annual BARRETT-JACKSON SCOTTSDALE AUCTION beginning Tuesday, January 13 from 6-8 PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel and continuing through Sunday, January 18 from 2-7 PM ET on Velocity. The networks’ broadcast of the Scottsdale auction kicks off an agreement to air 100 hours of live coverage of BARRETT-JACKSON, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, across Discovery Channel and Velocity in 2015.

“January’s Scottsdale auction is the most buzzed about in Barrett-Jackson’s storied history,” said Robert Scanlon, General Manager, Velocity. “We pride ourselves in delivering world-class automotive content and our broadcast of this auction represents the very best of Velocity. There is no more exciting way to start off 2015 than partnering with Discovery Channel to bring audiences inside BARRETT-JACKSON SCOTTSDALE live as it happens.”

For the first time ever, the BARRETT-JACKSON SCOTTSDALE AUCTION will air live internationally on Discovery Channel and Discovery World in Canada, and on Discovery Channel and Discovery Turbo in Latin America throughout the week. In addition, the Spanish language broadcast will be available to U.S. viewers on Discovery en Español on Saturday, January 17 from 8-10 PM ET.

“We’re excited to take Barrett-Jackson to a purely automotive network again,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “We’re also thrilled to mark another first in our history by going live to all of North America and Latin America, and broadcasting bilingually to bring the world of collector cars to a whole new audience.”

The highlight of the BARRETT-JACKSON SCOTTSDALE AUCTION will be Ron Pratte’s world-renowned collection of 142 cars, trucks and motorcycles, as well as more than 1,500 pieces of automotive memorabilia. The collection includes the only remaining 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake and a striking 1954 Pontiac Bonneville Special Motorama concept car, one of only two designed by GM styling icon Harley Earl. The collection’s very rare 1950 GM Futurliner (one of only 12 ever built) will be auctioned off with 100-percent of the proceeds benefiting the Armed Forces Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to supporting and advocating for active-duty military personnel, National Guardsmen, Reservists, military families and veterans.

Another highlight of the Scottsdale auction block is NASCAR championship driver Jeff Gordon’s fully restored 1999 No. 24 Pepsi Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The historic stock car was rebuilt to “as new” condition by Ray Evernham, and last used by Gordon and his then crew chief Evernham in their final season competing together. Now on display in the Barrett-Jackson Collection Showroom in Scottsdale after its multi-city unveiling, the car is scheduled to cross the block during the Scottsdale auction with proceeds going to benefit The Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation.

Other highlights of BARRETT-JACKSON SCOTTSDALE include the 1955 Chevy used in the counterculture-era cult classic film “Two-Lane Blacktop” starring James Taylor and The Beach Boys’ Dennis Wilson, and a 1952 Woodill Wildfire, the first complete fiberglass car ever available and the star of three films: “Johnny Dark” with Tony Curtis; “Written on the Wind” with Rock Hudson; and “Knock on Wood” with Danny Kaye. Viewers can also expect an incredible line-up of customs and Hot Rods, including a 1971 De Tomaso Pantera Ringbrothers Custom created in collaboration with Nike, and Jimmy Shine’s 1934 Ford Custom Pickup, considered by many to be a “turning point” Hot Rod of the 20th century.

BARRETT-JACKSON SCOTTSDALE U.S. Broadcast Schedule (All Times ET):

Tuesday, January 13
6:00 – 8:00 PM on Discovery Channel
8:00 – 11:00 PM on Velocity

Wednesday, January 14
6:00 – 11:00 PM on Velocity

Thursday, January 15
6:00 – 11:00 PM on Velocity

Friday, January 16
4:00 PM – Midnight on Velocity

Saturday, January 17
4:00 – 8:00 PM on Discovery Channel
8:00 PM – Midnight on Velocity
8:00 – 10 PM on Discovery en Español

Sunday, January 18
2:00 – 7:00 PM on Velocity

BARRETT-JACKSON SCOTTSDALE is produced for Velocity and Discovery Channel by Discovery Studios. For Velocity, David Lee and Peter Neal are executive producers and Robert Scanlon is general manager.

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blank 11/17/14 10:27AM Awards, Ford F-150, KBB, Kelley Blue Book, Readers Pics, Texas Auto Writers Association

All-New Ford F-150 Wins Kelley Blue Book’s Best Buy Awards
in Overall Best Buy and Truck Best Buy

2015 Ford F-150 KBB Award

  • *Kelley Blue Book’s, The Trusted Resource® for car buyers, named the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 Overall Best Buy and Truck Best Buy in its inaugural Best Buy awards
  • *All-new Ford F-150 – the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever – beat out all other manufacturers’ 2015 trucks now on sale
  • *F-150 can tow up to 1,100 more pounds and haul up to 530 more pounds; 2015 model’s fuel economy ratings projected to be at least 5 percent and up to 20 percent higher than current lineup (EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings will be announced later this month)

The all-new 2015 Ford F-150 is the big winner of Kelley Blue Book’s Best Buy awards – earning both Overall Best Buy and Truck Best Buy prizes.  

Kelley Blue Book’s Best Buy awards is an all-new, premier awards program designed to provide a significant service to American new-car buyers by identifying the cream of the crop of all available vehicles for a specific model year. 

“These awards from Kelley Blue Book reflect our continuing commitment to truck leadership and building the best trucks for our customers,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president, The Americas. “The all-new F-150 sets new standards in durability, capability, technology and efficiency, and I’m proud our new truck has been recognized by the automotive experts at KBB.”

The all-new Ford F-150 is the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever. F-150 can tow up to 1,100 more pounds and haul up to 530 more pounds, and will have fuel economy projected to be at least 5 percent and up to 20 percent higher than the current lineup. (EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings will be announced later this month.)  

“The 2015 Ford F-150 is a revolutionary vehicle in a segment in which even evolutionary change is viewed with skepticism,” said Jack R. Nerad, executive editor, Kelley Blue Book. “The bold decision to lighten the vehicle’s structure radically was not just of value in itself, but also was the key enabler to an innovative line of powertrains that will result in significantly better capability than the prior F-150. What so impressed us at Kelley Blue Book was the fact that the new technologies incorporated into the 2015 F-150 all offer obvious and substantial consumer benefits. We believe that is the key reason the new F-150 will cement its place as the No. 1 vehicle in its segment.”

Award criteria
The award finalists were chosen on a set of criteria intended to identify overall vehicle quality and value, based both on proprietary Kelley Blue Book metrics and the expert evaluations of the editorial staff. The awards are the culmination of a yearlong regimen of expert vehicle evaluation and testing of nearly every new vehicle available in America, along with analysis of a broad swath of vehicle-related data, including vehicle pricing/transaction prices, five-year cost-to-own data (which includes depreciation, insurance, maintenance, financing, fuel, fees and taxes for new cars), consumer reviews and ratings, and vehicle sales information. 

  • The 2015 Ford F-150 has won the following awards and accolades:
  • Kelley Blue Book Best Buy – Truck
  • Kelley Blue Book Best Buy – Overall
  • Popular Science Automotive Grand Award Winner – Best of What’s New
  • Texas Auto Writers Association Truck of Texas
  • Texas Auto Writers Association Luxury Pickup Truck
  • Texas Auto Writers Association Full-Size Pickup Truck
  • Texas Auto Writers Association Best Technology Feature – high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy
  • New England Motor Press Association – Yankee Cup
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