blank 07/07/15 08:26AM Readers Pics, Shelby Baja 700, Shelby Truck


Limited edition of only 50 Shelby Baja 700 will be built

Over 700 horsepower, making it the most powerful production Shelby truck in history

Complete package of competition suspension, cooling and tires maximized to handle power on and off-road
Baja 700 Front
Baja 700 Rear

LAS VEGAS -  Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc., (CSBI.PK), recently announced that it will offer a limited run of the most powerful truck in the company’s history. The new Shelby Baja 700, built on the 2011-2014 Ford SVT Raptor, features 700+ supercharged horsepower, competition suspension and the leading BFGoodrich Baja-proven K02 tires. Only 50 of these limited edition trucks will be built exclusively at the Shelby American factory in Las Vegas.

“The Shelby Raptor became a star the moment we launched it at the New York Auto Show in 2012,” said Joe Conway, co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International and CEO of Shelby American. “Carroll had a love for trucks and brought his high performance, ‘Texas style’ to the drawing board when he envisioned the Shelby Raptor. This special edition Shelby Baja 700 builds on that vision, as it was created to conquer any terrain.”

Powered by a 2.9 liter Whipple supercharger mounted on the massive 6.2L V8 engine and coupled with bigger throttle bodies and injectors, plus a more robust heat exchanger, the Shelby Baja 700 screams to life via the Borla exhaust system. Shelby American also takes the stock 411 horsepower rating of the Ford SVT Raptor and kicks it up over the staggering 700 horsepower mark with the Baja 700.

“In the best Shelby tradition, we took our already high-performance 575 horsepower Shelby Raptor and made it even more capable,” said Shelby American Vice President of Operations Akos J. Feher. “Fifty lucky owners will have the baddest, best-handling and best-looking Shelby truck we offer. Not to mention, all of the interior fit-and-finish people expect from Shelby. It’s a truck that can thrive under the most extreme conditions.”

Outfitted with BFGoodrich K02 All-Terrain tires, the Shelby Baja 700 tackles any surface it faces. In addition, the special edition graphics, badging, classic Shelby striping, 18” custom wheels and optional Rogue Racing front and rear bumpers, will visually set it apart from any other truck on the road.

“The Shelby Baja 700 is striking in looks and most of all, its capabilities,” said Vince LaViolette, Shelby American Senior Designer and Test Driver. “The off-road performance suspension system allows the Shelby Baja 700 to go most anywhere and stand out as it does so. We believe that we’ve built a truck with ultimate performance and off-road capabilities.”

The limited edition Shelby Baja 700 starts at $45,000, not including the base Raptor. Only 50 will be available and each will be numbered and documented with a unique Shelby CSM number and entered into the official Shelby Registry.

Shelby American is now accepting orders for the limited edition Baja 700. Those interested in reserving a truck should contact the sales team at (702) 942-7325 or visit

About Shelby American, Inc.

Shelby American manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. The company builds authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA and 289 street car component vehicles. Shelby American offers the Shelby 1000, GT350, GT500 Super Snake, and GTS post-title packages for the current generation Ford Mustang, as well as the 2011 to 2014 Shelby Raptor.
blank Permalink | Print | E-mail | Comments (0)
blank 07/06/15 08:58AM Monster Jam, Monster Truck Backflip, readers videos

Monster Jam's Max-D Double Backflip Video

Tom Meents, 11-time Monster Jam World Finals Champion landed an incredible double back flip of a 10,500 pound Monster Jam truck tonight (June 20, 2015) in Foxborough! Meents was determined to execute the feat in front of 50,000 fans at Gillette Stadium in addition to the global audience via livestream on, and the FOX Sports Go App during Monster Jam Path of Destruction. Meents completed a clean first rotation, worked the throttle, controlled the cockpit and demonstrated mastery in motion while navigating Max-D through a second rotation, ultimately landing on all four tires.

Monster Jam® is the hottest edge-of-your-seat, live motor sports property on the planet and largest touring family show in North America! These stadium and arena events blow the roof off traditional motor sports racing, as 1,500 HP monster trucks fly 30 feet in the air, flattening anything in their path. Monster Jam® events are an electrified, entertaining atmosphere with a variety of specialty acts and events.

The web 
blank Permalink | Print | E-mail | Comments (0)
blank 07/02/15 09:45AM Dodge Ram Trucks, Ram 1500 Laramie, Ram 1500 Rebel

Ram Truck Announces Pricing for 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel and Ram 1500 Laramie Limited

2015 Ram 1500 Rebel Crew Cab 4x4
2015 Ram 1500 Rebel Crew Cab 4x4
  • Ram 1500 Rebel makes a statement with increased ride height, standard 33-inch tires, skid plates, tow hooks and unique interior starting at $42,790
  • Chrome accents, prominent badges, Argento wood and premium leather are key ingredients of new Ram 1500 Laramie Limited with a starting price of $50,675

June 9, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. 
- The Ram 1500 continues to move forward with two mid-year 2015 offerings that carry into the 2016 model year – the Ram 1500 Rebel and Ram 1500 Laramie Limited.

The Ram 1500 Rebel brings a one-of-a-kind, off-road design to the full-size truck segment. The Rebel drops right into a core segment of the truck market with unique design cues and mechanical innovation backed by Ram Truck engineering.

Rebel features an all-new grille with a prominent billet silver “RAM” letter badge. Departing from the brand’s iconic “crosshair” designs, the blacked-out Rebel grille tops a completely new black off-road front bumper design with a durable powder-coated surface. It also incorporates a powder coated, billet silver skid plate, front tow hooks, 33-inch Toyo tires and an all-new 17-inch aluminum wheel.

Inside, Rebel is every bit as brawny and rugged as it is outside. The truck features industry-exclusive seating elements finished in Radar Red and black with fabric inserts embossed with the Toyo tire tread pattern, matching the Rebel’s actual footprint. Standard heated front seats feature Light Diesel Gray accent stitching, Radar Red Ram’s head embroidery on the headrests and black with Light Diesel Gray Rebel nameplate embroidered on the upper seat bolsters.

Ram Truck brand also has taken the Ram Laramie Limited – the benchmark in truck opulence – to an even higher level of sophistication and attention to detail. Featuring premium materials, such as all-black, full-leather seating, real wood interior components and unique badges, Limited is a “black-tie” luxury alternative to the popular southwestern-themed Laramie Longhorn edition pickup.

The Limited’s all-new grille is the most prominent change of the exterior. As the leading point, its new billet port grille breaks from the long tradition of crosshair styling with bold “RAM” lettering. Additional chrome exterior accents and a chrome “RAM” tailgate logo distinguish the Limited model. Limited also features an all-new 20-inch forged multi-surface aluminum wheel – unique in the truck market.

Subtle stitching accents, pinstriping, unique materials and patterns are found throughout the interior. A new console bin houses a cellular phone and tablet holder, which can be concealed with a new tambour sliding door made from Black Argento wood, the chosen timber for the Limited interior. The collective silver pinstripe theme runs through the truck, including black premium Berber carpet inserts, which can easily be removed from the floor mats to reveal double-duty slush mats.

Debuting on the Limited and Rebel models, is an all-black headliner and pillars combination.

The Ram 1500 leads pickup truck fuel economy with the exclusive 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine delivering 240 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque at 29 miles per gallon (mpg).

Ram Truck offers the best value in half-ton trucks with a starting price of $25,410, plus $1,195 destination, and includes a standard 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine.

2015 Ram 1500 Rebel and 2015 Ram 1500 Laramie Limited pricing:
1500 Rebel 4x2 Crew Cab 5.7-liter HEMI V-8: $42,790
1500 Rebel 4x4 Crew Cab 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6: $44,720
1500 Rebel 4x4 Crew Cab 5.7-liter HEMI V-8: $46,370
1500 Laramie Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 5.7-liter HEMI V-8: $50,675
1500 Laramie Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 3.0-liter EcoDiesel: $53,795
1500 Laramie Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 5.7-liter HEMI V-8: $54,180
1500 Laramie Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 3.0-liter EcoDiesel: $57,300
Prices do not include $1,195 destination
blank Permalink | Print | E-mail | Comments (0)
blank 07/01/15 02:19PM Events, Monster Truck Nationals, Wicked Sickness, Wild Thang

Monster Truck Nationals - Indianapolis, IN
Indiana State Fairgrounds | Indianapolis, IN | August 22, 2015

Lucas Oil Muscle Truck Nationals

FEEL THE RUMBLE and HEAR THE ROAR! Coming to the Indiana State Fair August 22nd, as part of its’ nationwide tour, it’s a MONSTER TRUCK BATTLE. Witness these incredible car crushing, axle wrenching giants race in side-by-side drags, wheelie shootouts, and amazing freestyle action during this Monster Truck Thrill Show!


Saturday, August 22nd, 2015
Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, IN

Admission to the Indiana State Fair must be purchased separately and accompanied with a Lucas Oil Monster Truck Nationals ticket.
Tickets will be available for purchase the day of show. Advance Monster Truck Nationals tickets purchases can be done via, Ticketmaster Outlets, Indiana Farmers Coliseum Box Office or charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000 (applicable fees may apply).
Fair Admission: Advance discount Fair tickets are available for $8 at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum Box Office, now through August 6, and online at presented by Mattress Firm.
blank Permalink | Print | E-mail | Comments (0)
blank 06/29/15 08:26AM Midwest Transmission Ford 5 Speed Manual Problem Diagnostics

I have a Ford F350 1999 7.3L Automatic Transmission 4WD
Q&A with Midwest Transmission

Question: I would want to replace my automatic transmission by a transmission manual and I would want to know which box has speed to advise(recommend) to me you I have a ford 350 7.3L diesel turbo 1999 4*4 and I would want that this transmission adapts itself on my current transfer and if you also sell all the kit to change my truck in manual thank you


Answer:  There isn’t a way to adapt the correct 6 speed to the current transfer case.  The automatic is a 31 spline output and the manual is a 24 spline output so the transfer case input would need to be changed regardless

We can supply a rebuilt ZF 6 speed MTFRD059 for $3200 outright plus freight

Clutch and flywheel assembly $500.00

Clutch fork $69.00

Clutch fork retainer $8.00

Transfer case input $125.00

Shift stub and stick $175.00

Slave and master kit $225.00

Another option would be to use a 5 speed ZF unit and this would allow you to use your existing transfer case without changing the input. The unit price would be cheaper but everything else would be the same MTFRD053 $2895.00 outright
Give Scott a call 888-824-2012 he can help you.

facebook_like_button             midwest_logo_email                 Proveforce_logo_email

blank Permalink | Print | E-mail | Comments (0)
blank 06/26/15 06:41AM Big Rig Show and Shine, Lifted 4x4, Monster Truck Ride, readers videos, Truck Nationals

Carlisle Truck Nationals; August 7-9, 2015

2014 Carlisle Truck Nationals Burnout Gone Wrong

Carlisle Truck Nationals
The Carlisle Truck Nationals and its show within the show, the Big Rig Show and Shine, are one of the largest and most action-packed truck events in the world. The weekend is a must-attend event and has been the epicenter for all things truck since 1991. Come to Carlisle for a great array of lowered mini trucks, lifted 4x4s, chromed out big rigs, SUV’s, custom vans and the perfectly restored classics. The weekend celebrates trucks of all kinds. Annually, more than 2,000 trucks are part of the judged showfield but more than judged excellence, there is something for the entire family to enjoy. Kids ages 12 and under are admitted free, allowing them and their families to enjoy monster truck shows. Better yet, attendees can climb in for a monster truck ride around the grounds. The family fun continues with the Kids at Carlisle Activity Center, shopping, parts buying at the Manufacturers Midway and much more. In addition to the family fun there will be various competitions with prizes awarded and celebrity guests. The pulse-pounding fun continues with special contests, including burnouts and beauty. The weekend features more than you can imagine.

Judging for the event takes place on Saturday only between 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This program is exclusive to participants who register for the judged competition. All who registered to be judged must be parked in their designated class and have their truck prepared for judging by 10:00 a.m. Saturday.

Online show registration or call  (717) 243-7855.


- See more at:
blank Permalink | Print | E-mail | Comments (0)
blank 06/19/15 01:57PM Brockway Trucks, Events, Truck Parade, Truck Show

16th Annual National Brockway Truck Show
Cortland, NY

National Brockway Truck Show

Aug 6th, 2015 at 6:00pm - Aug 9th, 2015 at 3:00pm

Every year National Brockway Truck Show gets bigger and better and this year is no exception.  This year the show will be held August 6th through the 9th and and will kick off with a cruise to an Ice Cream shop starting at 6:00 pm on Thursday.  The "Huskie Drive" will again return on Friday morning, and the convoy will leave the museum at 11:00 am and will stop for lunch along the way.  Later in the day, the Wine Tasting event, which was new for last year, will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 at the Museum.  This will again be followed by a Friday evening dinner which will be completely different this year.  An Italian Dinner is sure to be enjoyed by all so please make sure to make your reservations prior to the show.  The annual auction will start right at 7:30 followed by a spectacular firework display at 9:30.

The 'big day' is on Saturday with a parade from the Museum to Downtown Cortland.  The parade starts at 8:30 with trucks lining up in front of the Museum up to an hour earlier.   Two blocks of Main Street are sectioned off from regular traffic and trucks are parked from one end to the other.  As with years in the past, a Brockway Exhibit will be provided by the Cortland Historical starting at 9:00 followed by the awards at 3:00.  A chicken BBQ dinner will be held at the Museum starting at 5:00 which includes Former Brockway Employee Recognition as well.  As with the other dinner, reservations are required and can be made in advance via the contact information below. 

The weekend events wrap up with our Pancake Breakfast on Sunday morning right at the Museum from 7:30 to 11:00.  This will be a pay at the door event.  And then starting at 8:00 am on Sunday, the South Central NY Chapter of the ATCA will hold their first Annual show right at the Museum, which will be open to all make trucks.

For more information please call 607-756-6499 or 607-753-8463 or visit the website at


blank Permalink | Print | E-mail | Comments (0)
blank 06/18/15 07:59AM Double Back Flip, Max-D Fox Sports, Monster Jam, readers videos

Monster Jam Science of the Double Back Flip

Monster Jam is the world's largest and most famous monster truck tour featuring the biggest names in monster trucks including Grave Digger®, Maximum Destruction®, Monster Mutt®, El Toro Loco®, Captain's Curse® and Blue Thunder®. Monster Jam performs to the delight of families with three elements to every show -- the pit party, racing, and freestyle. 125 tour stops and 325+ performances make up the Monster Jam tour that also features a large consumer products division and retail presence. Two world champions are crowned each year at the Monster Jam World Finals in Las Vegas -- the racing world champion and the freestyle world champion. 

Monster Jam® is the hottest edge-of-your-seat, live motor sports property on the planet and largest touring family show in North America! These stadium and arena events blow the roof off traditional motor sports racing, as 1,500 HP monster trucks fly 30 feet in the air, flattening anything in their path. Monster Jam® events are an electrified, entertaining atmosphere with a variety of specialty acts and events.
blank Permalink | Print | E-mail | Comments (0)