Monday, October 31, 2011

Ford Lane Keeping System Video

Ford is introducing new lane keeping technologies, including a system that can help detect drowsy drivers, to help them stay alert and in their lane; system to launch in early 2012 on the Ford Explorer.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

In Their Own Words -- Parnelli Jones

Parnelli Jones teamed up with car owner Bud Moore and fellow driver George Follmer to win the 1970 Trans-Am Championship for Ford. In this 110th Anniversary of Ford Racing interview, Jones recalls the keys to that title run and why he's happy to be a Ford man

Friday, October 21, 2011

In Their Own Words -- Carroll Shelby

Carroll Shelby is a legend when it comes to winning big races and building first-class performance vehicles. In this 110th Anniversary of Ford Racing special video, he talks about winning Le Mans and his career working with the Blue Oval

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

SEMA Sneak Preview

Ford cares greatly about its heritage. Did you know that you can buy officially approved and Ford licensed restoration parts for vehicles going all the way back to the Model T. From radiator caps to interior trim to engine parts, all of these components fit as well as the original components we made all those years ago.

Ford Restoration and Licensing Manager Dennis Mondrach gives Ford fans a sneak preview into the latest and most exciting Ford approved restoration part to be revealed at SEMA in Las Vegas this November.

Stay tuned Ford fans this is going to be something special!

If you'd like tolearn more about all of Ford's restoration parts go to:

Monday, October 17, 2011

MAXON TE-25 Tuk-A-Way 2,500lb Capacity 48"X79" Steel Wedge Platform

The MAXON TE-25 Tuk-A-Way features a large platform with an option for low bed height. It is easy to operate and requires little maintenance.

TE-25: 44"Min(Laden) to 54" Max(Unladen) Bed Height
TE-25L: 38"Min(Laden) to 44" Max(Unladen) Bed Height

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Rack-it and SureFit Rack Accessories

Gary Kank of Rack-it Truck Racks, shows off a truck with most of the options that Rack-it and SureFit Racks sells. These include the water jug holder, rack holder, rack straps, window protector, load locks/dividers, cross bar and more.

This presentation was done at a Nor Cal Ford Truck Club event held at the Woodbridge Country Club in Woodbridge CA next to Lodi. See more about the Nor Cal Ford Truck Club at

See more from Rack-it Truck Racks at and SureFit Truck Racks at

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Race That Changed Everything

Henry Ford was not a racer, but that didn't stop him from getting behind the wheel for a race that is still being talked about 110 years later. In this video, Edsel B. Ford II tells the story of his great-grandfather and how he beat the best racer in the country with a car he built himself.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Just A Few Days Left Before The Big Luau! Call Now!

The biggest meeting/event of the year is coming up this week on Thursday, the 13th. There's just a few days left of procrastination. Come on and enjoy the fun, see some great friends and have a good time. Play some golf if you've a mind to, or at least just come for the dinner. Who knows? You could win a trip to Hawaii!

The food is always great, the vendors generous and the people super friendly. If you work for a Ford dealer in Northern California, you qualify. Give Paul Brown a call at 530-682-7693. We only take YES for an answer!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Ford F-250 Land Speed Record

Ford Motor Company and Hajek Motorsports Set Two World Records:
Brent Hajek and his nearly-stock F-250 Super Duty set the new B Production Diesel Truck land speed record with a speed of 167.300 mph. (08/19/2011)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Automobile Tire Hydroplaning (1960's)

Excellent video about tire hydroplaning which is just as applicable today as when it was made.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Automobile Tire Hydroplaning - AVA12925VNB1

The video shows how and why automobile tires lose contact with wet pavements and the relationship between speed, tire wear, and water depth. The dangers of hydroplaning are emphasized. The video was produced jointly with the Bureau of Public Roads.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

California Work Trucks Tour Of Their 12ft Contractor Body

Clay at California Work Trucks in Union City, CA shows off the features and benefits of their 12' Contractor Body, the bulk of which is manufactured by Knapheide. California Work Trucks is a Knapheide distributor plus they have their own unique products from Knapheide that they order special as in the case of the top mounted tool boxes on this Contractor Body.

Take note that the HD rack on this body along with the tool boxes can be removed, so it would be easy enough with a few friends to turn this into a plain flatbed to do certain jobs, then back to the Contractor Body to go back to work.

California Work Trucks is located at 930 Whipple Road in Union City, CA. Call them at 510-477-8425. See more soon at