Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Series 1000 Standard Truck Rack By Rack-it

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

The Trucks That Built a Global Brand | Chevrolet

100 years after the brand's inception, Chevrolet looks back at the trucks that have made a global impact.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Hendrick Motorsports Museum - {HD}

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

Series 2000 Forklift Loadable Truck Rack by Rack-it

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

2012 North American International Auto Show | Helio Castroneves | Chevrolet

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

1955 Chevrolet 210

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

Behind The Wheel - 100 Years Of Chevy

Celebrate 100 years of Chevrolet by taking the ride of a lifetime. Where has your life taken you? See it all from behind the wheel of a classic Chevy.

Rating Racks

Gary Kank of Rack-it Truck Racks talks about the load rating of racks and using common sense in loading items on racks. See more about Rack-it Inc at www.rackitinc.com

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Cynthia Scegiel Shows Off The SR 5T Sto-Away Power Cranes Bumper Crane

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

Chevrolet Cruze AJAC 2011 Car of the Year

Chevrolet is proud to announce that the Cruze has won AJAC's North American Car of the Year for 2011

Friday, January 20, 2012

DiamondBack Commercial Solutions

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

SEMA 2011 | Builders of SEMA Featuring Nic Ashby | Chevrolet

Host John Naderi meets builder Nic Ashby and gets a look at his highly stylized, leopard print Chevy Sonic

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A Brief Tour of Buyers Products Tool Boxes

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

A Short Tour of Rack-it Truck Rack's Storage and Shipping Yard

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

Chevrolet Cruze Safety Commercial

Introducing the All-New 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. Best in Class Safety including an IIHS Top Safety Pick, NHTSA Top 5 Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating, 10 Standard Airbags, Onstar, StabiliTrak and more!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Knapheide E-Coat Video

An overview of Knapheide's automotive quality, electrodeposition prime paint and finishing system. See more about Knapheide products at www.knapheide.com

Monday, January 9, 2012

Which BEDSLIDE is right for you?

BEDSLIDE now offers 5 models of BED SLIDE Cargo Trays. Which BEDSLIDE is right for you? The BEDSLIDE is the best truck bed accessory to help access tools and equipment.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Doug Duchardt Talks About the Engine Transition For 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

Chevy Silverado HD | Ep. 7 | Braking: Exhaust Brake

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

Chevy Silverado HD | Ep. 6 | Braking: Brake Fade

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

FYI: Flood Damaged Cars

We carefully check all used cars and trucks we purchase to insure that none are sold that have been flood damaged.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Chevy Sonic | Stunts | Bungee Jump 3

Watch as over 2.5 million clicks from online viewers launch the Chevy Sonic off of a tower in Long Beach, CA.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

SEMA 2011 | Builders of SEMA featuring Mario Andretti | Chevrolet

John Naderi meets legendary racer Mario Andretti, who shows off the style and custom details of his special edition Camaro SS, which will be auctioned off to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Chevy Sonic | Urban Art | 3.1

Inglewood skater Keelan Dadd shows off his moves and meets with street artist EnikOne. Enik preps his unique style of artwork to put onto a Chevy Sonic. Click on http://spr.ly/ua3b for the reveal.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

1944 General Motors Newsreel (Complete)


1944 General Motors newsreel. Original soundtrack.


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