Gary Kank give us a tour of the standard series 1000 truck rack by Rack-it. This great rack is an all welded one piece rack made of schedule 10 pipe with premium features. Rack-it has been building tough racks since 1986. See more at http://www.rackitinc.com.
Monday, January 30, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
We got to visit Hendrick Motorsports Museum & Store while we were in Charlotte North Carolina for NASCAR race week in October 2010. HD video taken with my Canon 7D camera. It was a great place to see the history of Hendrick Motorsports, and shop for cool stuff! Hendrick Motorsports is currently (as of the time of the video) home to NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers #48 Jimmie Johnson, # 24 Jeff Gordon, #5 Mark Martin, and #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. There were many other things to see, but it was near closing time, so I was trying to hurry and just shot the cars and wasn't the best camera work. Hope you enjoy this look at the museum anyway.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Gary Kank gives us a tour of the series 2000 forklift loadable truck rack by Rack-it. Commonly used by contractors who like to be able to load their rack with a forklift. Rack-it has been building tough racks since 1986. See more about Rack-it Truck Racks at http;//www.rackitinc.com.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Hear Helio Castroneves' thoughts on Chevrolet's newest concept car, the Tru 140s, along with his excitement for Chevy's return to Grand Prix and his three previous Indy500 wins.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
There are a variety of ways to get the car of your dreams. Rummaging through junkyards and swap meets for years while you collect parts is one way and, at the other end of the spectrum, simply writing a check for a finished vehicle that is exactly as you want it (i.e. one that someone else slaved over) is another.
If you don't have the means or desire to just cut a big check, you're going to have to find a suitable starting point to build the car you want. Young guns will often take scraps of metal and make something out of it without any regard to time and effort as long as they aren't spending cash they don't have.
Rodders who have been around a while have learned to pay up for something that might already have some of the hard work done. Resto-rodding became very popular years ago because it was an easy way to get into a hot rod—simply slide a new chassis and drivetrain under an old body and away you go.
But yet another way to get the car you want is by purchasing a restored vehicle that has had all of the hard-to-find parts or metalwork already done. All you have to do is redo the suspension, drivetrain, and interior. It's more involved than doing a resto rod as there is more customizing and personalization going on. One place you can find some of these perfect hot rod candidates is at one of the dozens of car auctions that happen around the country each year.
Daryl Roach, from Ithaca, Nebraska, is like a lot of rodders in that he had always wanted a '55 Chevy 210 post car. He and his brothers all like Tri-Five Chevys and, after looking at Internet sites for cars for sale, he ran across this '55 that was going to be auctioned off in Kansas City. He went to check it out, and he found it already had a mild restoration done, and it showed only 60,000 miles on the odometer. Daryl liked what he saw and brought the car home. It was a driver but was already equipped with a 350/350 engine and trans combo but, after adding only 200 miles or so to the odometer, he found some issues that needed to be addressed, so it was decided that a full rebuild should take place.
Daryl owns and operates a storage container business, which is how he met Pete Klucas. Klucas was looking for a container and, as they got to know each other better, Daryl found out Klucas runs Top End Engineering, which, for the past 20 years, has been building custom cars in Lincoln, Nebraska, only 30 miles from Daryl's house.
Daryl told Klucas about the '55 and what he wanted done, and soon the work started. Though the stock chassis was used, Klucas designed and added his own four-link setup out back along with a Ford 9-inch rear. Up front RideTech air suspension was utilized as was a set of Heidt's spindles. Wilwood disc brakes were also installed on each corner, as were Foose Nitrous II wheels (17 inch up front, 19 inch in the rear).
A low-mile car to begin with, there wasn't a lot of recreation Top End had to do to the body, although they did tune up some areas that had seen some previous work, plus they welded up the gas lid door and fixed all the gaps before the car was painted. When Daryl bought the car it was in a tan and white color scheme, but Klucas mixed up some new tan and cream shades in one-stage PPG paint.
Klucas had also created the center console out of fiberglass, which is augmented with a laser-cut trim piece. The dash is stock, but the look is deceiving. At a glance, a radio block-off plate looks to be in place, but it's actually been machined out of aluminum, and there's a Kenwood stereo system mounted behind it. Tim Mulhair, the wiring guy at Top End, went through the electronics for the interior, which includes Classic Instruments gauges and a Painless Wiring kit.
Behind the dash a Vintage Air system keeps everything cool, and six-way Lincoln Continental Mark VIII seats were recovered in leather by Doug's Auto Trim in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Doug's also created the rest of interior, adding the square-weave carpet plus seatbelts from Ecklers.
Top End Engineering had Daryl's '55 for about a year, which isn't a long time when you consider the level of work that was done. Daryl has also enjoyed attending hot rod shows in his area with his ride, and even participated at the NSRA's Nationals in Louisville this past year. But if we had the keys to this slick-looking '55 in our hands, we'd be out driving it everywhere, too!
Monday, January 23, 2012
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Cynthia Scegiel, President of Sto-Away Power Cranes shows us the simple set-up and operation of the SR 5T Sto-Away Bumper Crane. To see more about this company and products, go to www.stoaway.com.
Recorded on March 10, 2011 at the NTEA 2011 Work Truck Show in Indianappolis, Indiana by Ryan Stone of Commercial Truck Success
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
A product overview of the DiamondBack Commercial Solutions and the DiamondBack HD...an answer for guys who want to use their truck like a truck but need to secure their tools and gear. Use it like a toolbox, load it like a flatbed. Shows accessories like the side toolboxes, cab guards, and ladder racks.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Brian Smith of Buyers Products gives us a tour of the massive selection of tool boxes that are available from Buyers Products. Tool boxes include aluminum, steel, stainless steel and plastic. See much more at www.buyersproducts.com
Recorded on March 10, 2011 at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianappolis, Indiana by Ryan Stone of Commercial Truck Success
Monday, January 16, 2012
Gary Kank, Sales Manager for Rack-it Truck Racks gives us a brief tour of Rack-it's storage and shipping yard to give you an idea of the selection of pre-built truck racks that can be shipped immediately.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Doug Duchardt, vice president of development at Hendrick Motorsports, talks about the engine change from carburetor to fuel injection, which the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will employ in 2012.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Find out what happens when the 2011 Silverado HD goes head to head against the 2011 Ford Super Duty in a exhaust brake test that simulate real world braking situations. See why the Silverado HD was named Motor Trend's Tuck of the Year and be sure to check out the rest of the Head to Head videos on www.youtube.com/chevrolet.
Friday, January 6, 2012
Find out what happens when the 2011 Silverado HD goes head to head against the 2011 Ford Super Duty in a brake test that simulate real world braking situations. While both vehicles brake in the same distance, only the Silverado is able to keep its performance after repeated braking. See why the Silverado HD was named Motor Trend's Tuck of the Year and be sure to check out the rest of the Head to Head videos on www.youtube.com/chevrolet
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Monday, January 2, 2012
Sunday, January 1, 2012
1944 General Motors newsreel. Original soundtrack.
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