Ken Block walks you through the cars, drivers, and course of the Gymkhana GRID race series during a test event in Hollywood Park, CA, and what to expect at the Gymkhana GRID Ken Block Invitational on December 4th 2010 at Irwindale Speedway. Check out www.gymkhanagrid.com for more information.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Here's another special buy. This is a 2010 Ford F350 Cutaway chassis with the famous Knapheide KUV plumber style body (not just for plumbers, of course). You can now buy this after a $3500 rebate for only $31,995 plus taxes and fees AND get 3.94% interest to boot! What an awesome deal. VIN #ADA75764, Stock #31865. Sale good through December 15th, 2010. Give Paul Brown a call at 530-682-7693 and he can give you all the details.
Posted by gewekecommercialtruck at 12:08 AM
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Here is a hard working rig. This is a new 2008 Ford F550 chassis with 19,000 lb GVWR capacity, 6.4 liter Diesel V8, HD 5-Speed Torqushift Transmission, AC, Tow Command System, LIMITED SLIP REAR AXLE (perfect for where this truck may need to go on construction sites), XL decor package, Tilt Wheel, Cruise Control, AMFM CD, cloth seating and more.
The body is a Stahl 11' 3-4 yard Steel Dump Body with Drop Down Sides, Back-up Alarm, Roll Up Tarp, and HD Hoist mounted in a sub-frame. VIN# 8EA24748.
We have enjoyed this truck being on our lot for all this time, but we thing we have had this truck long enough and so we are very serious about it finding a new place to park--and better yet to go out there and get some serious work done! Because we're so motivated, we've chopped the price dramatically. Give me a call and I'm sure we can work something that works for both of us. Call Paul Brown at 530-682-7693 TODAY! Visit our website at http://www.geweketrucks.com/.
MSRP on this truck and body is $49,834.00.
SOLD!! Thank You!
Posted by gewekecommercialtruck at 12:34 AM
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Ford Super Duty Does Heavy Lifting: Grabs 50 Percent Of Heavy-Duty Market, Accounts For Segment Growth
- Ford Super Duty grabs 50 percent of heavy-duty truck market, its highest since 2001
- Super Duty accounts for 80 percent of this year’s growth in the heavy-duty segment
- Two all-new engines, including award-winning 6.7-liter Power Stroke® diesel, help lead the way
DEARBORN,Mich., Nov. 15, 2010 – One of every two heavy-duty pickups sold in the United States in the first nine months of the year is a Ford F-Series Super Duty.
The new Super Duty dominates the heavy-duty pickup segment with 50 percent of total heavy-duty sales, an increase in market share of 5 percentage points over the same period last year – its highest share since 2001. This is according to a Ford analysis of recently released registration data by R.L. Polk.
Furthermore, the heavy-duty pickup segment is growing – up 17 percent over last year – and Super Duty accounts for 80 percent of that heavy-duty segment growth.
The all-new Ford-designed, Ford-engineered and Ford-built 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel engine has helped drive Super Duty’s sales performance in 2010. In September, the engine was recognized by Ward’s Automotive as Best Diesel Truck Engine after rigorous testing against competitive trucks.
Rated at 400 horsepower and 800 lb.-ft. of torque, the new engine delivers the best-in-class towing and hauling capability as well as highest fuel economy in its class, a full 20 percent better than the outgoing model. Click www.fordvehicles.com/2011superduty/.
The 2011 Super Duty, which went on sale in April, also received a new 6.2-liter gas engine. Other upgrades include a new six-speed automatic transmission, live-drive power takeoff technology, a new instrument panel, factory-installed fifth-wheel towing package and more.
“As always, our goal is to better satisfy the needs of our customers. Super Duty’s continued sales and share leadership is validation that whether those needs are capability, durability, quality, power, performance, fuel economy, technology or safety, we are succeeding,” says Doug Scott, Ford Truck Group marketing manager.
In October, Ford’s entire F-Series lineup became the first nameplate in the industry in 2010 to top 400,000 units sold.
The new 2011 F-150 arrives in dealerships later this month with the most extensive powertrain makeover in the 62-year history of F-Series. Among the new engines coming are two fuel economy leaders: the 3.7-liter V6 at 17 mpg city, 23 mpg highway; and the 5.0-liter V8 at 15 mpg city, 21 mpg highway. The truck also offers the 6.2-liter V8 in specialized models. The highly anticipated 3.5-liter EcoBoost™ engine-powered F-150 comes to market early next year.
Posted by Terry Minion at 2:50 AM
Friday, November 26, 2010
Transit Connect XLT Premium Wagon
- Ford Transit Connect – 2010 North American Truck of the Year – is expanding its lineup with the addition of a Transit Connect XLT Premium Wagon offering
- Transit Connect XLT Premium Wagon offers seating for five passengers with enhanced interior appointments and visibility from integrated blind-spot mirrors, a rear view camera and flip-open rear quarter windows
The XLT Premium Wagon offers more comfort and visibility for second-row passengers, something customers have been asking for since the small, fuel-efficient van went on sale in the United States in 2009.
“Since Transit Connect arrived here as the ‘ultimate tool’ for small business proprietors, we’ve heard requests from potential personal-use customers,” said Rob Stevens, chief nameplate engineer for Commercial Vehicles. “Buyers looking for a taller wagon with seating for five passengers and generous cargo space have shown significant interest in Transit Connect.”
XLT Premium Wagon offers enhanced second-row passenger comfort, including cargo space surface trim, wheelhouse covers and flip-open rear quarter windows for draft-free ventilation.
This personal-use package gives owners and drivers additional confidence with blind-spot sideview mirrors, rear view camera, rear cargo door windows and privacy glass.
Transit Connect was named North American Truck of the Year in January 2010, selected by journalist jurors for its unique combination of car-like ride, 135 cubic feet of cargo space, 1,600-pound payload capacity and unmatched fuel efficiency – up to an EPA-rated 26 mpg highway.
All Transit Connect models – including XLT Premium Wagon – are assembled at the Ford Otosan joint-venture production facility in Kocaeli, Turkey, and are available at North American Ford dealerships.
Posted by Terry Minion at 3:40 AM
Thursday, November 25, 2010
"Thanksgiving is the holiday of peace, the celebration of work and the simple life. . .
a true folk-festival that speaks the poetry of the turn of the seasons, the beauty of
seedtime and harvest, the ripe product of the year--and the deep, deep
connection of all these things with God." -- Ray Stannard Baker
Posted by Terry Minion at 3:57 AM
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Ford fuel economy engineers, Jeff Fessenden and Gurjeet Bains talk about the technology and testing used to minimize unwanted sounds in the all-new Ford Focus.
Posted by Terry Minion at 4:44 AM
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Mark Fields, Executive Vice President, Ford Motor Company; President, The Americas, answers questions from Facebook fans about the Ranger, Lincoln, signing autographs, and more from the show floor at the 2010 LA Auto Show.
Posted by Terry Minion at 4:39 AM
Monday, November 22, 2010
Mark Fields, Executive Vice President, Ford Motor Company; President, The Americas, answers questions from Facebook fans about the 2012 Ford Focus from the show floor at the 2010 LA Auto Show.
Posted by Terry Minion at 4:37 AM
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Current 2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty diesel owners can get the increased performance through a free dealer-installed software upgrade to the truck’s powertrain control module.
- The 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V8 turbocharged diesel is now rated at best-in-class 800 lb.-ft. of torque and 400 horsepower, an increase of 65 lb.-ft. of torque and 10 horsepower. Current 2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty diesel owners can get the increased performance through a free dealer-installed software upgrade to the truck’s powertrain control module
- Super Duty reclaims F-350 towing and payload leadership vs. Chevrolet Silverado 3500. When it comes to capability, Super Duty offers uncompromised choice – whether it’s F-250, F-350, F-450 or F-550
- The 6.7-liter Super Duty diesel now has 20 percent better fuel economy compared with the outgoing engine based on Ford drive-cycle tests of comparably equipped 2011 Ford and 2010 Ford models
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., Aug. 3, 2010 – Ford Motor Company will begin production this week of the most powerful diesel engine ever installed in a heavy-duty pickup, Barb Samardzich, vice president of powertrain engineering, announced today at an international auto industry conference.
Introduced in April 2010, the 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbocharged diesel powering the 2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty will be upgraded to best-in-class 800 lb.-ft. of torque and 400 horsepower, Samardzich said at the Center for Automotive Research’s annual Management Briefing Seminars.
“These numbers are impressive, yes, but that is not why they matter,” Samardzich said. “These numbers matter because our customers say they do. The higher torque means that fleet operators, such as Florida Power & Light, can plow through deep swamps and get to downed power lines faster and more confidently. It means that oil and gas crews in the Northwest can tow up an 8,000-foot grade maintaining a steady speed and using less fuel.”
In an industry-first customer loyalty program, Ford will provide the power upgrades free of charge to all current owners of a 2011 Super Duty diesel pickup. Customers will receive letters explaining the procedure, a 30-minute software adjustment to the truck’s powertrain control module, and inviting them to visit their dealerships for the upgrade.
The upgrade program will begin by Aug. 31 and continue for the next 12 months. The 2011 Super Duty diesel pickups in dealer inventory will receive the upgrade as well.
A rigorous testing protocol that included computer, laboratory and on-road validation ensured 250,000-mile durability in the new Power Stroke’s components and systems. This strict testing opened the door for the 2011 Super Duty’s increased capability.
“We know that durability and reliability is uppermost in the minds of our Super Duty customers, along with torque and horsepower, so we took a conservative approach that ensured that the new Power Stroke would be absolutely bulletproof while delivering significantly improved power,” said Chris Brewer, chief engineer of the 2011 Super Duty.
New Ford design and engineering methods enable strong platform from which to build
The new Power Stroke is a “clean sheet” that combines the best of proven technology with new, patented approaches backed by an extensive laboratory and real-world testing regimen to assure customer satisfaction. Benefits of the new 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbocharged diesel engine include:
- First use of a compacted graphite iron (CGI) engine block in a Super Duty-class vehicle in North America; stronger than cast iron, Ford has successfully used CGI in engine blocks in products around the world. The block structure was optimized for reduced weight and maximum strength to meet the demands of higher torque and horsepower.
- Unique inboard exhaust and outboard intake architecture, an automotive-industry first for a modern production diesel engine, reduces overall exhaust system volume, which leads to better throttle response for the customer; additionally, reduced exhaust system surface area minimizes heat transfer to the engine compartment and improves NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) performance.
- The new engine architecture enables easier service work for all major engine components, potentially reducing downtime. On turbocharger service, for example, the body/cab no longer has to be removed from the frame to access the turbo; also, the high-pressure fuel pump, EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) components and thermostats are directly accessible from the front of the vehicle.
- The turbocharger features an industry-first dual-sided compressor wheel that works in a single housing. The unit is uniquely center-mounted on a pedestal low in the back of the valley for improved NVH. This turbocharger design allows the single unit to deliver the benefits of a twin-turbocharger system in a smaller, more efficient package, combining the advantages of a small turbocharger (faster response) and a large turbocharger (ability to compress and force more air into the engine for more power) in one unit.
- The high-pressure fuel system injects fuel at more than 29,000 psi. The system delivers up to five injection events per cylinder per cycle using eight-hole piezo injectors to spray fuel into the piston bowl. The direct-injection system is calibrated and phased for optimum power, fuel efficiency and NVH performance.
- Aluminum cylinder heads for reduced weight; the mid-deck construction with dual water jackets provides increased strength and optimal cooling; also, six head bolts, instead of four as found on other engines, help improve sealing and maintain cylinder integrity.
- Compatible up to B20 fuel, allowing greener fueling options of up to 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent petroleum diesel.
More power and better fuel economy, too
Fuel economy is expected to improve at least another 2 percent, making the 2011 F-Series Super Duty 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel a full 20 percent more fuel efficient than the 2010 model. The improved torque and horsepower, for example, means a customer can get to a higher gear faster and stay in it longer, both of which aid fuel economy.
“Our testing procedure proved to us we could push the hardware a little harder,” said Brewer. “Again, we wanted to make absolutely sure our customers received an engine that was outstanding in all the key attributes: durability, reliability, power, performance and fuel economy.”
The increased performance will be evident in situations such as improved passing capability on the highway or when towing a heavy load up a steep grade. When towing, the increased engine torque will let the vehicle stay in high gear more often, reducing transmission shifting frequency and keeping engine speed low for better fuel economy and lower noise.
Best-in-class capability reclaimed for F-350 models going forward
Going forward, the F-350 dual-rear-wheel (DRW) model will add vehicle upgrades to bring maximum payload and maximum fifth-wheel towing to best-in-class levels. Higher-strength steel in the frame will boost the payload and towing ratings as follows:
- F-350 DRW maximum payload to 7,070 pounds, from 6,520 pounds
- F-350 DRW maximum fifth-wheel towing to 22,600 pounds, from 21,600 pounds
Posted by Terry Minion at 11:29 PM
- F-150 EcoBoost™ race truck, with an engine that has the equivalent of 10 years of rugged use, finished the grueling Baja 1000 in just over 38 hours, traveling 1,061 miles
- The same stock EcoBoost engine endured the equivalent of 150,000 harsh user miles on the dynamometer, then was installed into a new 2011 Ford F-150 to work as a log skidder in Oregon, towed a 11,300-pound trailer at a high-speed NASCAR track and beat the competition in a steep-grade towing contest at Davis Dam
DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 20, 2010 – The 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost race truck with the torture-tested “hero” engine finished one of the most grueling desert endurance races in the world – the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 – in 38 hours and 20 minutes, after 1,061 miles.
The 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine used to power the race truck performed spectacularly in the harsh terrain and extreme temperature swings of the Baja California Peninsula. The truck endured hard accelerations – often at full throttle – and stiff decelerations across the mountains at temperatures that swung between freezing and 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
Though the EcoBoost engine entered the race with the equivalent of 10 years worth of rugged use, its inherent performance advantages – twin turbochargers and direct fuel injection – helped it complete the race.
“I’ve never seen anything like it in a stock engine – especially one that’s been through what this one has,” said driver Mike McCarthy. “This EcoBoost engine didn’t miss a beat. It took a beating and kept right on going. This is one tough engine.”
Earlier this fall, the engine was randomly selected off the line from the Cleveland Engine Plant to be put through a series of rugged exercises to test its long-term durability. It was installed in a 2011 F-150 at the Kansas City Assembly Plant then traveled to Oregon where it worked as a log skidder. Next, the truck towed 11,300 pounds at high speeds around a NASCAR track in Florida before towing up steep grades in Arizona against competitive trucks.
Last week, the engine was removed from the F-150 and installed in a race truck to take on the extreme conditions and terrain of the Baja 1000 in Mexico. In last year’s race, fewer than half of the competitors – many with modified engines – finished this race.
The Baja 1000 represented the culmination of the F-150 EcoBoost torture test program, demonstrating the durability and capability of the class-leading 3.5-liter EcoBoost truck engine. Viewers can visit http://www.fordvehicles.com/trucks/f150/2011/experiencef150 to view each of the episodes as they are posted.
“While racing is action-packed and exciting, it serves a very real purpose for our engineers to learn about vehicle and engine performance that directly benefits our customers,” said Cliff Irey, Ford Truck Motorsports manager. “Baja race is no different. In the last 30 hours we learned a tremendous amount about the durability of this new F-150 engine, the EcoBoost. And we’re delighted to report that the EcoBoost engine showed it was up to this test.”
The engine that powered the race truck goes next to Ford’s powertrain laboratory for a teardown and inspection.
The EcoBoost truck engine produces a best-in-class 420 lb.-ft. of torque at 2,500 rpm and 365 horsepower at 5,000 rpm. Up to 90 percent of its peak torque is available from 1,700 rpm to 5,000 rpm, which helps drivers stay in the power.
“The Baja 1000 is always a tough race, and many of our customers and enthusiasts saw this event as the ultimate challenge,” said Eric Kuehn, chief engineer of the 2011 Ford F-150. “It was an outstanding opportunity to showcase the 3.5-liter EcoBoost truck engine’s durability. We took an engine that’s stock and essentially 10 years old, and raced on the same course with highly modified competition with up to 800 horsepower.”
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
"Lif is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger,
even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was
built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks
and griefs which we endure help us in our marching onward."
-- Henry Ford
Posted by Terry Minion at 10:13 AM
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Super Duty versus Ram and Silverado to see which gas engine delivers the best fuel efficiency.
Posted by gewekecommercialtruck at 12:28 AM
Monday, November 15, 2010
Submit video entries here: http://bit.ly/FocusGlobalDrive
Submit your creative video, wait for it to be approved and then promote it to increase your chances of being picked for the trip of a lifetime!
Submit your creative video, wait for it to be approved and then promote it to increase your chances of being picked for the trip of a lifetime!
Posted by gewekecommercialtruck at 12:49 AM
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
How and why are small businesses using the Ford Transit Connect? Marygrove Awnings, Dan Wood Plumbing, and Viviano Flower Shop show us why they chose the Transit Connect for their small business.
Posted by Terry Minion at 12:30 AM
Friday, November 12, 2010
Take one F-350 DRW and one Silverado 3500 DRW. Hook them up to a trailer to tow their maximum weight. With even more horsepower and torque, the F-350 DRW easily outdistanced the Silverado 3500 DRW.
Posted by Terry Minion at 12:12 AM
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Ford fuel economy engineer, Grant Weber talk about the technology and testing that he uses to help the all-new Focus deliver up to a projected 40 highway miles per gallon.
Posted by Terry Minion at 12:43 AM
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
- 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost™ “hero engine” demonstrates its best-in-class 420 lb.-ft of torque, especially its wealth of low-end torque, in Oregon by dragging logs weighing from two to almost five tons
- This real-world application is one of a series of videos documenting the torture tests for the 3.5-liter EcoBoost truck engine, which will be available in early 2011. Go to www.fordvehicles.com/trucks/f150/2011/experiencef150 to see how the new class-leading EcoBoost truck engine performs
- Dyno stress web documentary shows this same engine already enduring the equivalent of 150,000 miles on the dynamometer, replicating the duty cycle of the harshest-use customer
- Up next for the 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost torture test is a 24-hour endurance challenge at Homestead-Miami Speedway towing an 11,300-pound trailer at maximum speed.
DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 1, 2010 – The 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost recently logged some tough miles in rugged Pacific Northwest country in the latest demonstration of its durability.
The new 3.5-liter EcoBoost “torture test” truck engine moved from the lab to the outdoors with a stop at a logging company in Oregon. It’s the current phase of a multi-part series of Web-based documentaries that began when this randomly selected EcoBoost engine endured the equivalent of 150,000 miles or 10 years’ use on the dynamometer, replicating the duty cycle of the harshest-use customer.
Go to www.fordvehicles.com/trucks/f150/2011/experiencef150 to see firsthand how the EcoBoost truck engine performs.
After the dyno torture testing, the engine was dropped into a new 2011 Ford F-150 to work as a log skidder for Nygaard Logging of Warrenton, Ore. Skidding is the process of moving harvested timber, after the branches have been removed, from the forest to a staging area where it is placed on a truck to be sent to a sawmill.
The 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost replaced a vehicle similar to a backhoe that “ropes” the harvested timber using high-strength cables and drags it to the staging area.
The work was performed at Clatsop State Forest, where the 2011 F-150 EcoBoost pulled logs weighing from 4,000 to 9,000 pounds. That’s where the new engine’s best-in-class torque of 420 lb.-ft. at 2,500 rpm was essential – especially low-end torque. Up to 90 percent of the EcoBoost truck engine’s peak torque is available from 1,700 rpm to 5,000 rpm – all on regular fuel.
The EcoBoost truck engine also delivers best-in-class maximum towing capability of 11,300 pounds.
“Each of these real-world tests demonstrates the durability and reliability that is designed, engineered and manufactured into our new EcoBoost truck engines – and all our truck engines,” said Eric Kuehn, chief engineer of the 2011 Ford F-150. “This work in particular demonstrates the outstanding low-end torque the EcoBoost truck engine delivers.”
Posted by Terry Minion at 12:23 AM
Monday, November 8, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
- Ford to debut the ultimate stealth Police Interceptor at SEMA – a customized concept of its all-new Police Interceptor sedan
- Revamped grille, lighting, exhaust and interior provide a sleek, yet slightly sinister look designed to blend muscle with mystery
- Designer drew inspiration from the SR-71 Blackbird, the original stealth airplane revealed in the ’60s and considered by many aviation experts to be the ultimate aircraft
DEARBORN, Nov. 1, 2010 – Sleek, streamlined and slightly sinister, a specialized stealth concept version of Ford’s Police Interceptor will debut at the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) trade show in Las Vegas.
Using the strong lines and muscular stance of the Ford Police Interceptor sedan as a base, Ford designer Melvin Betancourt developed a customized undercover stealth version that’s both stylish and full of high-tech surprises.
“This car offered the perfect canvas for me as a designer,” Betancourt said. “The Police Interceptor sedan is already a unique vehicle. I just started looking at ways to give it that mysterious but high-tech look.”
The Police Interceptor sedan was introduced in March, followed by a utility version in September. Both Interceptors will debut simultaneously when production of the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor ceases in late 2011.
The stealth concept vehicle will be on display throughout the SEMA show, which runs Nov. 2-5.
Betancourt started the undercover version by lowering the body and giving the illusion of added width. The body was lowered an inch, and the special 22-inch wheels are inside a staggered rim section so the front is 3 inches and the rear is 3.5 inches.
“The rim section is stacked to give it the illusion of greater width,” he said. “The center of the wheel is glossy black, and the rim is chrome. So we have that racy, hot rod look, but at the same time we’re building a sinister, stealthy, ‘Don’t mess with me’ feeling.”
Top-secret airplane provides inspiration
Betancourt used imagery of the SR-71, the original stealth airplane, for inspiration as he customized the vehicle. Known as the “Blackbird,” this high-altitude, long-range reconnaissance aircraft was secretly designed in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Its top speed was more than three times the speed of sound. Now retired, the Blackbird is considered by many aviation enthusiasts as the ultimate airplane.
Betancourt kept in mind the Blackbird’s iconic imagery and status as he considered the elements of his own stealth project. “When you think stealth, you think, ‘there, but not there.’ This is all about strength, secrecy and concealment.”
The exterior of the Police Interceptor stealth vehicle is solid black. The grille is mesh, like the original sedan, but the metal is thicker, offering more depth. The lights on the car are designed to be inconspicuous, with the surrounding area painted black so they blend in until illuminated.
The back of the vehicle was given an aggressive spoiler adorned with bead lights painted black so they remain unnoticed until the car is started. The taillights are smoked, the windows tinted.
It’s a vehicle that exudes power – and it should. The production Police Interceptor sedan model offers two powertrain options, allowing police to choose the engine that best meets their needs.
A 3.5-liter V6 engine delivering at least 280 horsepower and E85 compatibility is 25 percent more efficient than the 4.6-liter single-overhead-cam V8 offered in the current Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor. And an all-new 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged, direct-injection EcoBoost™ V6 engine will deliver at least 365 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque across a broad rpm range.
That strength complements the mystery inside the revamped interior of the stealth version.
“It’s all about concealing everything,” Betancourt said. “The headliner is black, we wrapped the B-pillars in black, and then we started looking at, ‘Where can I hide this? How can I conceal this?’ We repackaged the console – it looks like a production console with the waterfall of the instrument panel. But when you start opening doors and panels, that’s when you see everything.”
Unless you’re supposed to be in the vehicle, you won’t know where and how to find the compartments, he said. For example, the radio is hidden inside the console, as is an onboard computer. Also, the glove box has a secret space designed for weapons.
Betancourt anticipates visitors to SEMA will immediately sense the uniqueness of the car.
“Right away, they’ll see this vehicle that looks different, that looks sinister – but they won’t know exactly why. Then, as they get closer, they’ll start to see all of these touches that work together to create the overall image.”
Posted by Terry Minion at 10:34 AM
Friday, November 5, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Introducing Western Mule Cranes: Heavy duty Fold-A-Way Bumper Cranes and Telescoping Boom Cranes that lift up to 2500 lbs. Various models to choose from for your pickup truck, service body, flatbed, van, cube van and more.
Give Paul a call at 530-682-7693 to find out more. We can add this to your existing truck!
Posted by gewekecommercialtruck at 12:31 AM
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Jorge Rivas, Ford wind noise specialist, tells and shows us how he used a wind tunnel and some cool tools to test pre-production 2012 Ford Focus vehicles. This helps to minimize wind noise that customers will hear. Wind tunnel testing also helped the all-new Focus deliver up to a projected 40 highway miles per gallon.
Posted by gewekecommercialtruck at 12:26 AM
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
The 2011 F-150 is coming with your choice of four new engines. And everyone is a leader. For the best in horsepower and torque, there's the new 6.2L V8. Want the biggest and the baddest? Here's your ultimate F-150 engine, with best-in-class power.