blank 05/16/16 09:12AM Dodge Ram, Pickup Truck, Ram 1500, Readers Pics

Ram Offers New 2016 Limited-edition Stinger Yellow 1500 Sport

Ram 1500 Stinger Yellow Sport Image

  • Ram 1500 Stinger Yellow Sport features unique interior colors, body-colored accents and bright yellow paint, matching the recently added Ram 1500 Yellow Rose of Texas edition
  • New Sport model has a limited production of 2,250 trucks
  • Arriving at Ram dealers this month, pricing for the Stinger Yellow Sport starts at $44,340
May 9, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The Ram Truck brand announced today that it has added a new limited-edition Ram 1500 model in Sport trim — the Ram 1500 Stinger Yellow Sport.
 
“The Ram 1500 Sport offers unique features for customers who enjoy aggressive styling and great performance,” said Mike Manley – Head of Ram Truck Brand, FCA Global. “Truck buyers are very attached to their vehicles and the Stinger Yellow Sport model adds a custom appearance to the segment’s best-looking truck.”
 
The new truck is available in Crew Cab 4x2 and 4x4 configurations. Among the Stinger Yellow Sport’s standard features are a 395-horsepower HEMI® V-8, 8-speed TorqueFlite transmission, dual chrome-tipped exhaust, vented sport hood and 22-inch wheels (20-inch on 4x4 models).
 
The Sport interior complements the Ram 1500’s confident exterior design with a predominantly black cockpit, highlighted with Light Black Chrome and yellow details. Interior treatments include body-color accent stitching through the cabin, Sport embroidery on the seats, accent color Ram's head logo on the headrests and black leather seats with colored accent sport mesh on the seating inserts. The special-edition trim also includes the 8.4AN Uconnect system with navigation and standard rear-view camera system.
 
Ram 1500 Stinger Yellow Sport models will begin arriving in dealerships in early May. Starting price is $43,145, plus $1,195 destination.
 
About Ram Truck Brand
Since its launch as a stand-alone division in 2009, the Ram Truck brand has steadily emerged as an industry leader with America’s longest-lasting line of pickups.
 
Creating a distinct identity for Ram trucks has allowed the brand to concentrate on core customers and features they find valuable. Whether focusing on a family that uses a Ram 1500 day-in and day-out, a hard-working Ram 3500 Heavy Duty owner or a business that depends on its Ram ProMaster commercial van every day for deliveries, Ram has the truck market covered.
 
In order to be the best, it takes a commitment to innovation, capability, efficiency and durability. Ram Truck invests substantially in its products, infusing them with great looks, refined interiors, durable engines and exclusive features that further enhance their capabilities.
 
Ram continues to beat the competition in the most sought-after titles:
  • Longest-lasting line of pickups
  • Best-in-class fuel economy with exclusive EcoDiesel – 29 mpg with Ram 1500
  • Best-in-class towing capability – 31,210 pounds with Ram 3500
  • Best-in-class payload – 7,390 pounds with Ram 3500
  • Best-in-class torque – 900 lb.-ft. with Ram 3500 Cummins Turbo Diesel 

Truck customers, from half-ton to commercial, have a demanding range of needs and require their vehicles to provide high levels of capability. Ram trucks are designed to deliver a total package.
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blank 05/13/16 10:21AM Events, Ford F-100, Ford Trucks, Road Trip, Truck Show

F-100 Western Nationals

F-100 Western Nationals 2016

All Pre-79 Ford Trucks

Show trucks enter at 6am – show ends by 4pm.

Enter together to park together. Trailer parking available.

Spectators admission $10 a carload,  General admission opens at 8am.

The largest Classic Ford Truck show on the West Coast. The OC Chapter of Pickups Limited presents this show each year. All of our members volunteer their time to make this a great show lead by Committee. The venue is located in Anaheim Ca. and the trucks park on the grass under the shade of trees.

BIG news on the annual Friday Cruise before the show. On June 24th we meet at the Ayres Hotel in Yorba Linda  and leave from their at 8:30am to head to Torrance Ca. to tour the Edelbrock, Headquarters! You can drive what you got, but driving your truck or hot rod will be pretty cool cruising down the 91 fwy all together. After the tour we’ll head to a lunch spot before heading back towards the Ayres where most end up at the El Torito next to the Hotel for drinks and bench racing.We need a head count for this tour.

Here is the RSVP link. When asked for the event date enter June 24th 2016.Only RSVP if you are going. http://free-rsvp.com/RSVP/O/3186881499828

Mid Fifty will be at the show. Order your parts and pick them up at the show!
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blank 05/09/16 02:55PM Dodge Ram Pickup 3500, Ram Trucks, readers videos, Truck People

Truck People - Dodge Ram 3500



Horse People need Truck People. And Truck People need the Ram 3500, the most-capable full size pickup on the road today. Ram is the Official Truck of the Kentucky Derby. www.ramtrucks.com
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Toyota Official Truck Sponsor of the Texas Rangers

Toyota Official Truck Sponsor of the Texas Rangers

Arlington, Texas, April 21, 2016 
-- The Texas Rangers and Toyota today announced that the club and the automobile manufacturer have entered into a multi-year partnership. Under the agreement, Toyota becomes the Official Truck Sponsor of the Texas Rangers. The sponsorship will highlight Toyota’s two Texas-built trucks, Tacoma and Tundra.
 
“The Rangers are thrilled to welcome Toyota to North Texas and the Rangers corporate partner family,” said Joe Januszewski, Texas Rangers executive vice president, Business Partnerships & Development. “We pride ourselves in working with best in class companies, and Toyota certainly represents excellence in the automotive industry.
 
“As the official truck of the Rangers, our fans will see Toyota’s involvement in a wide variety of programs, from entitlement of the parking lots at Globe Life Park, to in-park promotions, to community initiatives. We look forward to partnering with Toyota for many years to come.”
 
The multi-year partnership extends through 2018 and also provides Toyota with branding and naming rights for 12 of the Rangers’ parking lots adjacent to Globe Life Park in Arlington. A complete list of the Toyota-branded lots is included below. In addition, Toyota receives outfield wall, video board, home plate, and LED signage and becomes the exclusive sponsor of video replays at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
 
Toyota employees are also expected to have strong participation in the volunteer efforts of the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation within the community.
 
“Toyota has always had a strong commitment to community,” said Ed Laukes, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. “With the relocation of our headquarters to Plano, becoming the official truck sponsor of the Texas Rangers makes sense. We see this partnership as a great opportunity to further our relationship with fans and to cheer for our new home team. Let’s play ball!”
 
“Toyota has long enjoyed being a community partner with several prestigious sports franchises throughout Texas,” said Brent Hillyer of Gulf States Toyota. “These partnerships reflect Toyota’s dedication to being a part of the communities we work and live in.”
 
The Globe Life Park in Arlington Toyota-branding parking lots:
 
Lot A -- Camry                        
Lot B -- Tundra                      
Lot C -- Corolla                       
Lot D -- Tacoma                    
Lot E -- Avalon                        
Lot F -- Prius                           
Lot G -- Land Cruiser
Lot J -- Rav4
Lot K -- 4Runner
Lot L -- Sequoia
Lot M -- Sienna
Lot N -- Highlander
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blank 05/05/16 10:15AM Ford 150-Raptor, Ford Performance, Pickup Truck, readers videos

Video of All-New Ford F-150 Raptor –
Shows Why it is the Ultimate High-Performance Off-Road Pickup




Ocotillo Wells, Calif., May 2, 2016 – It’s one thing to describe the capabilities and features of the all-new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor – the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 Raptor ever. But nothing compares to seeing F-150 Raptor do what it does best.

Shot on the same Mojave Desert terrain where F-150 Raptor was designed and tested to excel, the Ford video is a six-part monthly series that shows why F-150 Raptor is the ultimate high-performance off-road pickup truck.

Forged from high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy that helps the truckshed more than 500 pounds, F-150 Raptor is inspired by Ford’s performance heritage in off-road racing that includes Best in the Desert, Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series and the famous Baja 1000.

Redesigned, larger FOX Racing Shox with more suspension travel and all-new terrain management technology help F-150 Raptor tackle the toughest of surfaces. An available Torsen front differential increases off-road capability further.

The all-new 2017 Raptor is powered by Ford’s new, second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine, with more horsepower and torque than previous Raptor’s 411-horsepower, 434-lb.-ft. 6.2-liter V8, plus an all-new 10-speed transmission.

The all-new Raptor will be built at Dearborn Truck Plant, and goes on sale fall 2016.
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blank 05/03/16 10:10AM Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Military Appreciation, National Navy Seal Museum, Readers Pics, Special Operations Silverado

Military Appreciation Month: 10 Things You Didn't Know
Chevrolet and National Navy SEAL Museum team up to honor those who have served


DETROIT – May is National Military Appreciation Month, and Chevrolet is joining the National Navy SEAL Museum to honor the men and women who have served in the U.S. military, particularly its special forces.

Chevrolet will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the all-new, Special Operations 2016 Chevrolet Silverado to benefit the Navy SEAL Museum and its foundation.

Although many know Chevrolet has supported the U.S. armed forces – and institutions such as the Navy SEAL Museum – for many years, most people don’t know:

Chevrolet’s Tradition of Military Support

  • -The Unlikely General: William Knudsen, president of Chevrolet and later General Motors, accepted President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s request to lead U.S. war production efforts during World War II, giving up his $300,000 annual salary in 1940 (equivalent to more than $5 million today) to work for $1 per year in Washington. Knudsen became a U.S. Army Lieutenant General, and received the Distinguished Service Medal in 1944.
  • -The Arsenal of Democracy: As World War II began, Chevrolet and General Motors answered President Roosevelt’s call to build “An Arsenal of Democracy.” Between 1942 and 1945, Chevrolet manufactured 60,000 Pratt & Whitney bomber and cargo plane engines; 500,000 trucks; 8 million artillery shells; 3,000 90 mm cannon barrels; 1 million tons of aluminum forgings; 1 million tons of grey iron castings; 2,850 tons of magnesium forgings; and 3,800 T-17 Staghound armored scout cars.
  • -National Military Appreciation Month: May was selected as Military Appreciation Month because it has most days set aside for celebrating and commemorating our military's achievements. These days include Loyalty Day, established in 1921; Victory in Europe (VE) Day, commemorating the end of WWII in Europe on May 8, 1945; Armed Forces Day, created in 1949; Military Spouse Appreciation Day, established in 1984; and Memorial Day. Chevrolet is celebrating National Military Appreciation Month by expanding its Military Discount Program to include all 21 million military veterans, regardless of separation date. To learn more, visit ChevySalutes.com.

The National Navy SEAL Museum

  • -Born in Ft. Pierce: The National Navy SEAL Museum is located in Ft. Pierce, Fla. because the Navy’s first Underwater Demolition Teams (UDT)—nicknamed “frogmen” for their swimming skills – trained on the museum grounds during World War II.
  • -Not Always SEALs: The UDT teams were not known as SEALs until 1962, when President John F. Kennedy recognized their value and commissioned them as Sea Air Land Teams, again expanding their mission beyond their traditional role.
  • -The Naked Warriors: Because UDT teams went to battle wearing little more than swimming trunks, they were nicknamed “The Naked Warriors.” A statue in their likeness salutes their bravery at the museum.
  • -Saving Captain Phillips: In 2009, Maersk Alabama Capt. Richard Phillips – portrayed by Tom Hanks in the 2013 film “Captain Phillips” — was held hostage by pirates off the coast of Somalia until U.S. Navy SEALs rescued him from the ship’s lifeboat. This lifeboat is on display at the museum.  
  • -A Unique Memorial: The Navy SEAL Museum is the only memorial in the world dedicated to the UDT divers and Navy SEALs who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Like the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., their names are carved into black granite panels on the walls surrounding the sculpture of a modern Navy SEAL diver and its reflecting pool.
  • -More Than a Museum: Through its Trident House Charities program, the Navy SEAL Museum provides assistance to military families. The Trident House itself provides complimentary respite to the families of Navy SEALs and other special operations forces. The Navy SEAL Museum Scholarship Program provides assistance to children from the families of special operations forces as they pursue their education.
  • -Tools of the Trade: The UH-60 Black Hawk is a four-bladed, twin-engine, medium-lift helicopter manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft. The helicopter on display at the Navy SEAL Museum was donated by the “Night Stalkers” 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR). In 2012, it was used during an operation to rescue hostages Jessica Buchanan and Danish citizen Poul Hagen Thisted from pirates in Somalia.

Chevrolet Special Operations Silverado at National Navy Seal Museum

The Special Operations Silverado – first revealed last fall as a concept vehicle – is based on the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 platform, and is available for sale throughout the U.S.

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling around 4.0 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

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blank 04/28/16 04:44PM Max-D, Monster Jam Trucks, monster trucks, readers videos

Max-D Goes Big at East Rutherford


When you play on the biggest stages, you need to bring everything you have in your repertoire. In the past, Tom Meents and Max-D™ have developed some interesting stunts for Monster Jam® fans at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, in the shadow of New York City.  Double backflip attempts had ruled the past, but it was time for something new. After a successful jump over five Monster Jam trucks in Las Vegas in March, Meents wanted to go one better.

When the time came about, six Monster Jam trucks rolled to the floor to precise positioning. Max-D made a triumphant procession into the arena as the fans held their collective breaths. When the moment arrived, the 10,000-pound beast was launched into the air amid a fireworks display. The truck hurtled through the night air, passing over the trucks below. As Max-D began to descend, it looked for a minute like it may clip the El Toro Loco™ truck at the end of the line. With inches to spare, Meents landed the truck clear of the obstacle, but that wasn’t the end of the challenge

Bringing a Monster Jam truck from the height and speed necessary to perform these antics required a precise landing. Anything less than perfection would call on the driver ability. The truck began to appear on its way off four wheels, but Meents wrestled it into submission, gaining full control at the end of the landing. The thunderous roar indicated the crowd’s approval.
The obvious question is “what’s next?”. We will know soon.

Monster Jam® is the world's largest and most famous monster truck tour where world-class drivers compete in front of capacity crowds in racing and freestyle competitions. Monster Jam features some of the biggest names including Grave Digger®, Max-D™, Monster Mutt®, El Toro Loco®, Mohawk Warrior® and more thrill fans with jaw-dropping displays of gravity-defying feats.
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blank 04/27/16 10:48AM Antique Truck Club, Antique Trucks, Events, Tractor Show, Truck Show

ATHS Music City Chapter Antique Truck and Tractor Show
Saturday, June 17-18, 2016; Crossville, Tennessee

ATCA Antique Truck Club of America Logo
Antique Truck Club of America

Cumberland County Community Complex
1398 Livingston Rd
Crossville TN

Antique trucks, tractors, working trucks, rusty or restored, big or small, old or new. All trucks are welcome. NO JUDGING.

Contact Phone:
931.260.5717/931.335.0666

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