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Recent Articles #1

Sportsmobile – Living In A Van
Sportsmobile - Living In A Van

Sportsmobile – Living In A Van

Filed in Overlanding - Travel by on February 13, 2017 • views: 1777

This article is about living in a van, or maybe better titled, ‘Economical Living in an Econoline’. Some of you older Saturday Night Live (SNL) fans may remember Chris Farley in his skit as Matt Foley – Motivational Speaker, talking about living in a van down by the river. Although funny, it doesn’t necessarily mean […]

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Recent Articles #2

Torture-Tested EcoBoost Ford F-150 Finishes 2010 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 in 38 Hours
EcoBoost F-150 Finishes Baja 1000

Torture-Tested EcoBoost Ford F-150 Finishes 2010 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 in 38 Hours

Filed in Motorsports by on February 13, 2017 • views: 295

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 […]

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Andy & Scott McMillin – 2009 BITD Trick Truck Champions
Andy & Scott McMillin - 2009 BITD Champions

Andy & Scott McMillin – 2009 BITD Trick Truck Champions

Filed in Motorsports by on February 13, 2017 • views: 370

San Diego, California (December 7, 2009) American off road racing champion, Andy McMillin, culminated an incredible desert racing season with an exclamation point on Saturday, December 5, 2009, as he raced his #31 Ford F150 Trick Truck to an impressive overall victory at Best in the Desert’s Henderson Desert Classic. The victory clinched the season […]

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2012 Cleveland Autorama & Sinister F-100
Sinister 1967 Ford F-100

2012 Cleveland Autorama & Sinister F-100

Filed in Ford F-100, Shows by on April 7, 2012 • views: 627

Cleveland Autorama 2012 & Sinister 1967 Ford F-100 This spring I had the opportunity to go to the Cleveland Autorama at the IX Center. There were some really nice custom vehicles there, but this 1967 Ford F-100 really stood out. The truck is owned and built by Wild Wes Adkins of Dover Ohio. Features: Paint: The […]

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Bigfoot #18 – Desert Truck meets Monster Truck
Bigfoot #18 - Desert Truck meets Monster Truck

Bigfoot #18 – Desert Truck meets Monster Truck

Filed in Motorsports by on January 23, 2012 • views: 411

What do you get when you combine a 2011 Ford Raptor fiberglass desert racing body, and a redesigned monster truck chassis? You get Bob Chandlers latest creation – Bigfoot #18. It’s reportedly the first totally redesigned Bigfoot truck since 1992. Specifications: 2011 Ford F150 Raptor fiberglass desert body Concussion Motorsports chassis 565 CID engine Abruzzi […]

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2018 Ford Expedition FX4 views: 42

Ford claims that 20 percent of Expedition owners use their vehicles in rugged situations. Seeing this demand, Ford has released the all new 2018 Ford Expedition FX4 which they claim to be their most off-road capable Expedition yet. The FX4 package includes a number of modifications which are designed to help the Expedition perform well […]

Wagner Tuning’s Ford F1 Ecoboost views: 153

Henry Bueno, General Manager of Wagner Tuning North America in Fresno, California, discovered an old F-1 parked in the lot of a Falken Tire shop next door. Wagner Tuning, which is headquartered in Germany, manufactures engine and performance products including intercoolers. The intercoolers have been used to improve the performance of EcoBoost engines. “The intercoolers […]

2017 Ford F-150 Beats Hellcat Charger views: 161

By now, you’ve probably heard the rumor about the 3.5L Ecoboost powered 2017 Ford F-150 that beat the Dodge Challenger Hellcat. Although the truck was not in a ‘stock’ engine configuration, it did not require any extensive modifications. The 2017 Ford 3.5L Ecoboost is rated at 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. That’s pretty impressive for […]

Dealer Builds 2017 Ford F-150 Lightning views: 388

The Ford F-150 Lightning was a high-performance on-road pickup truck that existed solely to do donuts and sing songs of eight cylinders. And it was wonderful, and we miss it. But even as everyday Ford trucks get faster, there’s no real 2017 Lightning. So a dealer in Georgia is making its own. Car dealerships make […]