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Pirates Of The Caravan
Pirates Of The Caravan

Pirates Of The Caravan

Filed in Ford Econoline by on February 14, 2017 • views: 565

If you have noticed it yet, the custom van craze of the 1970’s is making a comeback. Such is the case with this 1976 Ford Econoline van named ‘Pirates Of The Caravan’. Don and Becky Noone have been vannin since 1976. They initially showed a 1971 Chevy van they called the ‘Knights In White Satin’. […]

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Ken Block’s F-150 RaptorTrax
Ken Block's F-150 RaptorTrax

Ken Block’s F-150 RaptorTrax

Filed in Ford F-150, Ford Raptor by on February 14, 2017 • views: 772

Ken Block has done it again. After wowing the world (and YouTube) with the Subaru Impreza WRX STI Trax — a rally-prepped STI shod with Mattracks — back in 2009, Block has released his Ford-based follow-up. Block has just unveiled the badass Ford F-150 RaptorTrax — a tracked and supercharged Ford Raptor designed to be […]

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Bigfoot – The Original Monster Truck
Bigfoot - The Original Monster Truck

Bigfoot – The Original Monster Truck

Filed in Motorsports by on February 13, 2017 • views: 515

The first car crush ever in 1981 By Jim Oaks I can remember going to the Cleveland AutoRama back in the early 1980’s and seeing Bigfoot. Well actually, I saw it from a distance. You couldn’t even get close to it because of the tons of people trying to get a closer look. I got […]

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Ford F-550 EarthRoamer Xpedition Vehicle
ord F-550 EarthRoamer Xpedition Vehicle

Ford F-550 EarthRoamer Xpedition Vehicle

Filed in Overlanding - Travel by on February 13, 2017 • views: 664

If you love the outdoors, and you love to travel, the ultimate travel vehicle would be the EarthRoamer Xpedition vehicle based on the Ford F-550 platform. According to EarthRoamer: EarthRoamer Xpedition Vehicles (XVs) offers capability, comfort, quality and convenience unmatched by typical Recreational Vehicle (RVs). An EarthRoamer XV is a compact, energy efficient, solar powered […]

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2000-2004 Ford / Chinook Baja 4×4 RV
2000-2004 Ford / Chinook Baja 4x4 RV

2000-2004 Ford / Chinook Baja 4×4 RV

Filed in Overlanding - Travel by on February 13, 2017 • views: 3561

(Scroll down for more photos) Anyone serious about having a camping vehicle capable of traveling offroad is familiar with the the Earthroamer RV’s and Sportmobile camper vans. Here’s one that is pretty cool looking, but not as commonly known: From 2000-2004, Chinook RV, a division of Trail Wagons Inc, offered a Baja 4×4 RV. The […]

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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: 1216

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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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: 188

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: 247

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: 429

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: 280

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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The Ford Pygmy & GPW views: 48

(Ford Pygmy Prototype) As World War II was breaking out in Europe, the United States Army was rushing to come up with a light reconnaissance vehicle, small weapons carrier, and personnel transport that would replace automobiles and motorcycles with sidecars. The requirements for this new vehicle would be: Weight not to exceed 1200 pounds (increased to […]

Aaron Kaufman – New Shop – Website – Fun Hundred Run views: 552

We reported to you back in April (click HERE) that Aaron Kaufman was leaving Gas Monkey Garage (Fast & Loud), and starting his own business specializing in Ford F-100’s. Well, true to his word, he’s getting things together and now has a website up promoting his business – Arclight Fabrication. Aaron’s new site has an […]

Fabtech 2017 F-250 Super Duty views: 254

Ford truck enthusiasts having been waiting for the blue oval to release it’s latest version of its Super Duty. The new design offers a lightweight aluminum body that sheds hundreds of pounds, along with a stronger frame. The driveline was upgraded to handle the increase in power and torque (over 900 ft-lbs) of the 6.7L […]

Old Smokey 1949 Ford F1 views: 901

Why’s this rusted Ford F1 built by Chuckles Garage out of Santa Rosa, California, so great? Maybe it’s due to its 1,200-horsepower and 2,000 lb-ft of torque powerplant consisting of 5.9 L Cummins inline-six diesel engine, Nitrous Express NXD diesel nitrous system, and Industrial Injection Silver Bullet 66 mm and Big Brother Schwitzer Series 91 […]