Friday, December 28, 2012

Happy Holidays from Ford Social -- Motor Me: F-150 Truck



The F-150 hopes that you haul in a load of good this holiday season courtesy of "Motor Me" the Ford Social app that gives your vehicle a voice—literally http://social.ford.com/motorme.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Will That Last Minute Gift Fit? The All-New Ford Fusion Swallows The Fla...



We've all been there, that final rush for last minute gifts during the holidays. Imagine the disappointment however when your midsize sedan won't give you full pass through access beyond your trunk space! That's not an issue in the all new Ford Fusion however, as we offer an opening wide enough to slide in a 47" flat screen television box (with room to spare!).

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Ford: From Runway to Driveway



On November 29, 2012 "From Runway to Driveway: A Fusion of Influence" brightened the Dallas fashion scene. Ford Senior Interior Designer Anthony Prozzi was joined by several Dallas designers for a lively discussion of the fashion and design that helped create the 2013 Ford Fusion. Included were Isabel Varela of IZAVEL, Khanh Nguyen of Nha Khanh and Trudy Cresswell of Saks Fifth Avenue Dallas. Cynthia Smoot of the Dallas fashion and social scene blog Oh So Cynthia was the evening's host. Bandana Media of Dallas produced this video.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Alternate Products At Rack-It Truck Racks



Gary Kank revisites some alternative products produced by Rack-it Inc. These are picnic tables that have been in service for many years and were brought back to the plant for refurbishing. Here is the refurbished tables ready to go back into use.

See more about Rack-It at www.Rackitinc.com or call 800-445-7666 for more information.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

How To Squeeze More Miles From Your Car (1976) Nostalgia



Reveals some of the tricks motorists can use to increase their car mileage. Includes driving, car maintenance, and car buying hints.

Friday, December 14, 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.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Experience the Raptor Assualt Off-road Driving School



What's better than mashing the throttle on a 411-horsepower 2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor and sliding the truck over a dirt race track and over jumps? Having the pros at Miller Motorsports Park show

Monday, December 10, 2012

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 www.calworktrucks.com

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Truck Specific Truck Headboards by SureFit Truck Racks



Gary Kank, Sales Manager for SureFit and Rack-it Truck Racks shows us the model specific selection of truck rack headboards offered by SureFit and Rack-it that are in stock and ready to ship.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Ford Social - Fun



Dad uses the foot-activated liftgate as an excuse to show off. Luckily no one was watching (...just a camera crew).

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

2012 SEMA Show - A.R.E. Truck Caps and Tonneau Covers Booth Tour



A.R.E. Truck Caps and Covers reporting from the 2012 SEMA show. Here is an exclusive look at the new products we unveiled in our booth!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

2012 SEMA Show - A.R.E. Truck Caps and Tonneau Covers New Accessories



A.R.E. Truck Caps and Covers reporting from the 2012 SEMA show. Here is an exclusive look at the new options and accessories we unveiled in our booth!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Diamond Plate Toolbox/Fuel Tank Combo - Transfer Flow, Inc.



Need extra fuel capacity and storage space? A toolbox and fuel tank combo from Transfer Flow is just the answer!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

SureFit Universal Mount Headboard Explained



Gary Kank, Sales Manager of SureFit and Rack-it Truck Racks gives us a demonstration of the steel universal mount truck rack headboard.

Monday, November 26, 2012

2013 Ford C-Max Energi Plug-In Hybrid - Driven - CAR and DRIVER



Contributing Editor Csaba Csere takes an in-depth and technical look into the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid and how it fares against segment leaders like the Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid on the latest episode of Car and Driver: Tested.

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CAR: 2013 Ford C-Max Energi
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Hosted by the editors of Car and Driver magazine, this show puts the audience into the action on new-car reviews, comparison tests, auto-show coverage, and more. Our experts drive and test the latest models, attend automotive events around the world, and check out the latest in-vehicle technology like massaging seats and night-vision systems. Viewers will also have the opportunity to write in and extend the conversation.

Each week, the Car and Driver YouTube Channel will launch episodes of Car and Driver: Abroad, Car and Driver: Tested, Popular Mechanics Saturday Mechanic and How'd They Do That, and Road & Track Presents.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Harbor Workmaster Body 2- Harbor Truck Bodies



Warren with Harbor Truck Bodies gives us a great demonstration of the Harbor Workmaster enclosed service utility body. See more at http://www.htbi.net

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Harbor Workmaster Body 1 - Harbor Truck Bodies



Warren gives us a great presentation of the features of the Harbor Workmaster enclosed service utility body. Also know as a Plumber Body. See more at http://www.htbi.net

Sunday, November 18, 2012

F-150 We Own Work - Manifesto



When the job has to get done, guys like you use an F-150 more than any other brand.* With capability and efficiency all in one truck, you can handle just about anything.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Ford Ranger wins 'International Pick-Up Award 2013'



At the Fleet Transport Expo 2012 in Dublin, Ireland, the Ford Ranger wins the coveted 'International Pick-Up Award 2013'.
Follow Ranger on Facebook: http://FB.com/FordRanger

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Courtney Force runner up at Pomona



Courtney Force, standout leader for the NHRA's 2012 "Rookie of the Year" award, earned her third-career Funny Car runner-up in four final-round appearances at the final race of the season, at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, Calif.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Tank Tip #2 - Overfill Prevention



Fuel tanks are designed with a vapor space for the expansion of fuel due to changes in temperature and elevation. Overfilling a fuel tank can cause serious problems. When a tank is overfilled and vapor space is not maintained, fuel system sensors may trigger a check engine light, distance to empty calculations may become inaccurate, and tanks could even leak - creating a fire hazard. To avoid costly diagnostics, Transfer Flow recommends the following procedure:

• First, park vehicle on level surface and turn off engine
• Slowly remove the gas cap to release vapor; then insert nozzle until it stays in place without support
• Squeeze handle to maximum flow rate and fill until first automatic shut off
• Wait 10 seconds for vapor equalization, then reengage nozzle
• Do not continue after second automatic shut off
• Remove nozzle and replace gas cap

Follow this simple procedure and you'll spend more time on the road and less time and money on repairs. For more information on proper fueling procedures, or a Transfer Flow fuel tank for your vehicle, call us at 1-800-442-0056, or check us out online at TransferFlow.com.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Real-World Solutions Provided at Green Truck Summit 2013



Industry-leading event returns as part of The Work Truck Show®

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI (Nov. 7, 2012) – Registration is now open for the work truck industry’s leading educational forum on clean vehicle technologies, the Green Truck Summit. The Green Truck Summit kicks off the extensive educational conference at The Work Truck Show® 2013 on March 5. The Summit gives fleet managers and other industry professionals practical ideas and real-world solutions for implementing new green practices.

The Green Truck Summit, presented by International Truck, is produced jointly by NTEA and CALSTART. It runs March 5−6, 2013. The Work Truck Show 2013 trade show floor is open March 6−8, with educational sessions starting March 5. The Green Truck Summit and The Work Truck Show are held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN.

“This event has really grown over the last few years as people have seen the positive impact new clean technology can have on their operations,” says Doyle Sumrall, NTEA senior director of business development. “The Green Truck Summit is a can’t-miss event for forward-thinking fleet managers and anyone looking to gain a competitive advantage through green initiatives.”

Topics for the Green Truck Summit 2013 include clean technology and fuel trends, deployment strategies, viable alternative fuels and funding opportunities. The Summit’s slate of presenters includes a wide range of technical experts and industry leaders, including representatives from truck and engine OEMs, government agencies and fleet operations.

Over its day-and-a-half run, the Green Truck Summit features 24 breakout sessions, five general sessions and two keynote addresses. Keynote speakers will be announced closer to the event.

The first general session, “Trends in Clean Technologies and Fuels,” is presented by Sumrall and CALSTART President and CEO John Boesel. The two will discuss current clean trends and give an outlook for manufacturers, suppliers and fleets. It will take place Tuesday, March 5 at 9:00am.
The other opening day general sessions are “OEM Perspectives on the Future of Clean Technologies,” “Modeling the Benefits of Deploying Green Technologies” and “Optimizing Engines: New Ideas to Be Clean and Efficient.” Breakout sessions scheduled for Tuesday cover propane, hydrogen fuel cells, natural gas, hybrid electric systems, truck updates and more.

The general session on Wednesday, March 6, “Compounding the Green: Incremental Measures for Going Green and Sustainable,” is led by Fred Silver, vice president of CALSTART. This session will address vehicle productivity enhancement, idle management, energy use reduction and sustainable fleet management. It will run 8:45am−9:45am.

Remaining breakout sessions address bi-fuel CNG and LPG systems, turbine-electric trucks and other fuel-saving advancements. The complete Green Truck Summit schedule is available at www.ntea.com/greentrucksummit/schedule. A full list of sponsors is available at www.ntea.com/greentrucksummit/sponsors.

Other truck initiatives at The Work Truck Show include the Green Truck Ride-and-Drive sponsored by Hino Trucks, where attendees can experience the latest in cutting-edge clean vehicle technology with hands-on test drives and demos. On the show floor, the CALSTART Clean Technologies and Fuels Pavilion features “green” equipment that is commercially available today.

To register for the Green Truck Summit and The Work Truck Show 2013, visit www.ntea.com or call  1-800-441-6832 . Green Truck Summit registration includes an exclusive one-hour reception at 5:15pm on Monday, March 5.

Produced annually by NTEA, The Work Truck Show brings together thousands of work truck professionals, including fleet managers, equipment buyers, maintenance personnel, manufacturers, distributors and dealers.

About NTEA

Established in 1964, NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, represents more than 1,550 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Buyers of work trucks and the major commercial truck chassis manufacturers also belong to the Association. The NTEA provides in-depth technical information, education, and member programs and services, and produces The Work Truck Show. The Association maintains its administrative headquarters in suburban Detroit and a government relations office in Washington, DC.

About CALSTART

CALSTART is a non-profit organization that works nationally to foster the rapid growth of the clean transportation technology industry. The organization supports industry growth by providing valuable information and analysis, fostering strategic partnerships, supporting smart public policies, and managing high-impact technology commercialization programs. CALSTART has more than 150 member companies and offices in California, Colorado, and Michigan.  For more information visit www.calstart.org.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Sunday, November 4, 2012

1940 Ford Coupe Body Shell



New reproduction 1940 Ford Coupe steel body shell complements Ford's existing stable of fully assembled classic Mustang car bodies. Brought to you by http://www.sportscarillustrated.com

Friday, November 2, 2012

Kenseth Takes Kansas by Storm for Second Win in Three Races



Matt Kenseth overcame an early-race incident to battle back and claim his second victory in three events.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween Light Show - Thriller ( Michael Jackson )



2010 Halloween Light Show in HD - Thriller by Michael Jackson ( MJ )
4 singing pumpkin faces, tombstones, hand carved and blow mold pumpkins, strobes, floods and thousands of lights. Light-O-Rama 140 channels. Riverside, CA Enjoy!

Monday, October 29, 2012

A.R.E. Truck Caps and Covers - Outfitting the A.R.E. Exterminator - Epis...



A.R.E. is building a one of a kind Project Truck named "The A.R.E. Exterminator" for IsoTech Pest Management CEO and Verminators star Mike Masterson. Episode 2 features an installation of a BedSlide.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

A.R.E. Truck Caps and Covers - Outfitting the A.R.E. Exterminator - Epis...



A.R.E. is building a one of a kind Project Truck named "The A.R.E. Exterminator" for IsoTech Pest Management CEO and Verminators star Mike Masterson. Episode 3 features an installation of an A.R.E. CX Series Cap.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Ford Crew Chief Powered By Telogis



With total fleet visibility and real-time alerts on a wide range of driver and vehicle metrics, you'll be managing your fleet like never before. Get reports on anything from unsafe driving and fuel efficiency to asset utilization and vehicle maintenance. You'll be cutting costs and boosting productivity in no time. After all, at the top of your list is your bottom line.

http://crewchief.telogis.com/

Herb Koenig Talks About Liftmoore Cranes New Model 3612



Herb Koenig talks about the new Liftmoore Model 3612 Truck Crane along with a wireless control module. The Model 3612 Truck Crane is rated at 3600 lbs. See more about Liftmoore Cranes at www.liftmoore.com

Recorded on March 10, 2011 at the NTEA 2011 Work Truck Show in Indianappolis, Indiana by Ryan Stone of Commercial Truck Success.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Alum-Line Flatbed Features at California Work Trucks



Clay gives us a brief tour of the features and benefits of the Alum-Line Aluminum Flatbed. They stock this product in single rear and dual rear wheel sizes.

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

Kargo Master Truck Racks



See more at www.kargomaster.com

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Harbor Workmaster Body by Harbor Truck Bodies



Warren with Harbor Truck Bodies gives us a great demonstration of the Harbor Workmaster enclosed service utility body. See more at http://www.htbi.net

MAXON TE-33 Tuk-A-Way 3,300lb Capacity 52"X84"Steel Wedge Platform



MAXON TE-33 Tuk-A-Way 3,300lb Capacity 52"X84"Steel Wedge Platform. Available Late 2012. Call 800-227-4116 For Additional Information. www.maxonlift.com

Monday, October 22, 2012

Greg Hollis - Nor-Cal Mobility - Transit Connect Conversion



Greg Hollis of Nor-Cal Mobility, Inc. in Chico, CA demonstrates the rear wheel chair lift for the Ford Transit Connect at a Nor Cal Ford Truck Club event in October, 2010. Call Nor-Cal Mobility, Inc. at 800-225-7361 and visit their website at www.norcalmobility.com

Rack-it and SureFit Rack Accessories at Nor Cal Ford Truck Club Event



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 www.norcalfordtruckclub.com.

See more from Rack-it Truck Racks at www.rackitinc.com and SureFit Truck Racks at www.surefitracks.com

Sunday, October 21, 2012

30' Fuel Tank Drop Test - Transfer Flow, Inc.



Transfer Flow, Inc. is an industry leading manufacturer of aftermarket and OEM fuel tank systems. This 30' drop test is just one of the many reasons we are the fuel tank manufacture of choice for outstanding companies such as Icon 4x4 and Plasan Armored Vehicles. The exact same quality is available to truck owners everywhere with our larger OEM midship replacement tanks, which are available for most full-sized Ford, Dodge, and GM configurations. Visit us online at www.transferflow.com or give us a call at 1-800-442-0056 for more information.

Scelzi Contractor Body at Folsom Lake Ford



Mark Higdon, Commercial Truck Manager at Folsom Lake Ford's Fleet Department shows off a 12' Scelzi Contractor Body mounted on a Ford F450 diesel chassis.

Folsom Lake Ford is located in Folsom, CA and the Fleet and Commercial website is www.folsomlakefordfleet.com

Nor Cal Ford Truck Club Event Schedule For October 25th, 2012


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Para-Glide Wing by Monroe Truck Equipment



Don't be fooled by all the copy cats! The Patent-Pending Para-Glide Wing by Monroe Truck Equipment is the original!

VIP Knapheide Plant Tour For Several Nor Cal Ford Truck Managers



On October 2nd and 3rd, five Northern California Ford Truck Managers were treated to a private jet flight and VIP tour of the the expansive Knapheide Manufacturing facility in Quincy, Illinois along with host Andrew Gibbs of Knapheide Manufacturing.

Left to right is Mike Miranko of Livermore Ford, Bill Stephenson of Ron DuPratt Ford, Darron Kendall of Hansel Ford, Kyle Fujimoto of Mission Valley Ford, and Jeff Speno, owner of Mission Valley Ford, and Andrew Gibbs of Knapheide Manufacturing.

This overnight trip began at the Hayward Executive Airport for a 7am takeoff, landing in Quincy, Illinois at 12:20pm, then began a full day of training and presentations from many Knapheide managers. The evening included some great food and good company. The following day was full as well with a plant tour of the state of the art manufacturing facility at Knapheide and other tours of nearby facilities. Finally, the plane flew everyone back to California landing at 3pm on October 3rd.

Knapheide always does it up perfectly!

Friday, October 19, 2012

A.R.E. Truck Caps and Covers - Outfitting the A.R.E. Exterminator - Epis...



A.R.E. is building a one of a kind Project Truck named "The A.R.E. Exterminator" for IsoTech Pest Management CEO and Verminators star Mike Masterson. Episode 1 features an installation of a BedRug Bedliner.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

G&S Performance Engines



G&S Performance Engines

Taking a break from another project, Gary from G&S Performance Engines located in Carlstadt New Jersey, decided to let us take a listen to his 900 plus horse power Chevy big block.

This 468 cubic inch Chevy blower motor is sporting the following, B&M 420 Mega Blower, A Solid Roller Cam, Chevy Regtangular Port Heads, Lunati Pro-Mod Rods, Nickersons Modified 850 Blower Holley Carbs, Eagle Forged Crankshaft and so much more!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Mark Your Calendar! October 25th Event!





This will be our annual Luau and Vendor Golf event. We will get the details posted as soon as they are available. This event is easily the most popular of the year. See event information here: Oct 25th EventSpecial 

Note: First 30 Dealerships To Sign Up, Will Get 2 For 1.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Folsom Lake Ford Walkaround On F-650 With Scelzi Dump Body + Un



Mark Higdon, Commercial truck/Fleet manager at Folsom Lake Ford in Folsom, CA gives us a tour. This is a 2008 Ford F-650 with a 5-7-yard steel dump body from Scelzi Enterprises. This unit has some interesting options, and is built to get the job done and to do it very efficiently. We are showing this as a walkaround example only. The unit was sold some time ago.


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Para-Glide Wing by Monroe Truck Equipment



Don't be fooled by all the copy cats! The Patent-Pending Para-Glide Wing by Monroe Truck Equipment is the original!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

NEXT EVENT IS OCTOBER 25th, 2012





This will be our annual Luau and Vendor Golf event. We will get the details posted as soon as they are available. This event is easily the most popular of the year. See event information here: Oct 25th Event

Special Note: First 30 Dealerships To Sign Up, Will Get 2 For 1.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Alum-Line Flatbed Features at California Work Trucks



Clay gives us a brief tour of the features and benefits of the Alum-Line Aluminum Flatbed. They stock this product in single rear and dual rear wheel sizes.

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

Friday, October 5, 2012

How to Remove and Reinstall an A.R.E. Truck Cap



A.R.E.'s Gary and Brian will take you through the steps on properly removing and reinstalling your A.R.E. Truck Cap.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Teenage Road-E-O - Vallejo California



Producer: Universal-International Newsreel
Driving tests for teenagers in Vallejo, California

Friday, September 28, 2012

Ford Plastics and Biomaterials Research Team



From Soy Beans to "retired" currency, Ford's Plastics and Biomaterials team looks for new ways to make Ford vehicles from sustainable and recycled materials.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Ford Racing Radio (9/26)



ITunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ford-racing-radio/id545958604
Stitcher: http://stitcher.com/s/player.php?fid=25951

Ford Racing Radio catches up with Bob Tasca III after his big NHRA Funny Car victory, as well as Traxxas Shootout winner John Force, No. 1 qualifier Courtney Force, and Grand-Am Continental Tire Ford Focus-ST pilot Gunnar Jeannette on the final race of 2012.

Monday, September 24, 2012

The New Ford Tractor (1953)



Golden Jubilee Model - 1903-1953

Producer: Handy (Jam) Organization
Sponsor: Dearborn Motors

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Event: October 25th, Mark Your Calendars!

This will be our annual Luau and Vendor Golf event. We will get the details posted as soon as they are available. This event is easily the most popular of the year. See event information here: Oct 25th Event

Thursday, September 20, 2012

First Look at the All-new Global Transit and Transit Connect Commercial ...



The Ford Transit brand has established a strong reputation for toughness and dependability, and the new global Transit products have been engineered to extend that tradition.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012

BEDSLIDE Truck Accessory | Cargo Management



BEDSLIDE turns your entire truck bed into a sliding drawer. BEDSLIDE offers superior truck cargo management that will increase work efficiency by giving you full access to your truck bed cargo.

www.BEDSLIDE.com

Friday, September 14, 2012

Henry Ford's Mirror Of America (1962)



Compilation of images and sequences from the Ford Film Collection, covering United States history, culture, industry and daily life between about 1914 and 1945.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A.R.E. Truck Caps at the 2012 NTEA Work Truck Show



A preview of new products from A.R.E at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Indiana. For more information on A.R.E, go to www.4are.com.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Supreme Delivery Van Body



This is a Supreme 10' Cutaway Delivery Van Body with unique side roll up door, rear barn doors and full length steps. The truck is a new 2009 Chevrolet Cutaway Van chassis.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Sunday, September 2, 2012

SwayPro by Blue Ox - NTEA 2012



Tom DeLong goes over the Blue Ox SwayPro hitch. Controls sway and weight control when towing. See more at http://www.blueox.com. or Call 402-385-3051

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Welding Body - Warner Truck Body NTEA 2012



Charles Brnadic goes over a Ford F500 with a custom Welder's body at The Work Truck Show 2012 in Indianapolis. See more at http://www.warnerbodies.com or call at 317-773-2100.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Win Casey Mears' Fusion



You could win a 2013 Ford Fusion with features selected by Casey Mears by entering Win My Fusion for a shot at a trip to Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, with a grand prize winner taking home their very own 2013 Fusion. Enter at www.winmyfusion.com TODAY!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

10th Anniversary October 25th Event - First 30 Dealerships Get 2 For 1


Folks do not miss the opportunity to come and join the fun and to learn more about the great products our vendors supply us with. The club is extending a 2 for 1 dinner special to the first 30 dealership employees to sign up. Please come and support the club and help celebrate our 10thanniversary. Thank you Paul Brown

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Battle for Your Dream Mustang



Watch how you could land the keys to the exact car you build on Mustang Customizer.

Build It for a Chance to Win It
http://www.ford.com/cars/mustang/customizer

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor: King of the Sandbox - Ignition Episode 29



On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago ditches the normal testing routine and takes the 2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor straight to the dirt instead. Is Ford's factory prerunner rugged enough to power slide through sand washes and conquer mountains AND refined enough to handle less demanding conditions with poise and comfort? Carlos heads to Hungry Valley SVRA to find out.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Ford Raptor vs Ram Runner! - Head 2 Head Episode 14



On this episode of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend's Mike Febbo and off-road racer Joe Bacal head to the desert to pit the Ford Raptor against the Ram Runner. Find out which high performance prerunner tames the tarmac and destroys the dirt the best!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Ford Dealers Now Using SHOWCASE App and Apple iPad to Improve Customer P...



New SHOWCASE app offers Ford sales consultants "anytime, anywhere" access to their inventory and product information

Monday, August 13, 2012

Hybrid and Gasoline Transmissions at the Van Dyke Transmission Plant



Transmissions for Hybrid and Gasoline vehicles are built side by side on the same assembly line, each type containing totally unique parts.
The transmissions encased in purple are hybrid transmissions for Ford Fusion, C-MAX and Lincoln MKZ. Transmissions color-coded in orange are six-speed transmissions in Ford's front-wheel drive vehicles.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Ford Midship Replacement Fuel Tank - Installation Overview



Installation overview of Transfer Flow, Inc.'s line larger of midship replacement fuel tanks for most F-Series pickup models. This video is meant for demonstration purposes only and does not include complete technical data. Please refer to instruct manual included with fuel system for details.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Jonathan Brand's Paper Mustang



Jonathan Brand -- an artist, sculptor and art professor based in Connecticut -- had vivid memories of restoring a 1969 Mustang with his father. He sold the car before it was finished in order to buy an engagement ring, but the car and that experience remained in his mind. And in 2009, he began re-imagining the experience of working on it by creating a full-size replica of his 1969 Mustang...in paper!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Convoy Fiberglass Shell By Leer - NTEA 2012


Kevin goes over the new Convory fiberglass truck shell by Leer. See more at http://www.leerfleet.com

Sunday, August 5, 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.

Friday, August 3, 2012

BEDSLIDE on the Flyway Highway Duck Truck


Every year Craig Foster and crew set out on a road trip of waterfowl hunting good times. It's an up close experience of the best waterfowl hunting spots in North America. Craig upfits the truck with some of the best truck accessories in the market. If you're out hunting you understand how important it is to access your gear and cargo. This year BEDSLIDE provided the Flyway Highway with the BEDSLIDE 1500 PRO CG to access his cargo easily.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Rating Truck Racks and Rack Loading Common Sense Use


Gary talks about Rack-it's heavy duty truck racks and the questions many have about load ratings. He states that they are rated, and that common sense use is equally important.

See more about Rack-it Truck Racks at http://www.Rackitinc.com.

Monday, July 30, 2012

The RackStar 750 Performance Lift + Load System Demonstratio


The is the RackStar 750 Performance Lift and Load System Truck Rack. It is a new, unique product that is quite exciting. The presentation of this prototype is by Pat Owens of Clearline Mfg who makes this product. See more at www.therackstar.com. Video shot at Nor Cal Ford Truck Club event in Woodbridge, CA

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Win Marcos Ambrose's Fusion


You could win a 2013 Ford Fusion with features selected by Marcos Ambrose by entering Win My Fusion for a shot at a trip to Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, with a grand prize winner taking home their very own 2013 Fusion.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

5" Bore Stabilizer Leg For Commercial Applications by Power Packer Products


Harold with Power Packer talks to Ryan Stone of Commercial Truck Success about their 5" bore stabilizer leg with a lift capacity of 49,000 lbs.

Power-Packer is a worldwide leader in supplying position and motion control systems for OE manufacturers in markets including; Truck, Off-Highway Equipment, Trailer Landing Gear, Patient Handling, and many, many more. Power-Packer has been providing innovative solutions in these markets for over the past 30 years.

See more about Power Packer products at http://www.powerpackerus.com

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Power-Packer On-Highway Truck Body Stabilization System



Harold with Power-Packer shows off their electric power out and power down body stabilizer system available up to class 7 size trucks. Find out more about Power-Packer products at http://www.powerpackerus.com.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Win a 2013 Mustang Designed by Vaughn Gittin Jr. and Justin Pawlak



Falken Tire and Ford Racing are giving away a 2013 Mustang.....and they let Vaughn Gittin Jr. and Justin Pawlak add some flavor to it. Don't get left out.

Friday, July 20, 2012

TruckBoss Truck Deck Shown At NTEA Work Truck Show


Mark Thygesen, owner of TruckBoss shows us the TruckBoss Truck Deck at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. TruckBoss is headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and is the maker of truck decks, work-truck package, truck accessories and truck ramps of various types for commercial and the RV market. You can reach TruckBoss at 866-440-6800 and their website is http://www.TruckBossDecks.com

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Cargo Glide XL 2,500 lb Rated Cargo Bed Slider At The NTEA Work Truck Show


Mike Ramser, Manufactureres Rep for Cargo Glide gives us a brief view of Cargo Glide's product line of truck bed sliders. They offer a 1,000 lbs rated steel unit, a 1,500 lbs steel unit, and the one demonstrated at the NTEA Work Truck show is the 2,500 lbs HD Aluminum XL model. This unit has a multi-tier track system allowing it to come all the way of of the truck bed for full and complete access to the front of the slide.

See more about Cargo Glide's product line at http://www.CargoGlide.com

Monday, July 16, 2012

New Weather Guard Bulk Head - NTEA 2012


Jeff Kotz, Senior Product Manager for Weather Guard, gives us a great demonstration on the new bulk heads they offer. See more at http://www.weatherguard.com

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Jammy, Inc. Shows Off Automotive Lighting Products At NTEA Work Truck Show


Ron Almada with Jammy, Incorporated shows Ryan Stone of Commercial Truck Success a glimpse of the width and depth of Jammy's automotive and agricultural lighting products. Notice the huge selection of LED lighting products include stop and tail lamps, warning and emergency lamps, work lights and a wide variety of agricultural lighting products. See the complete selection of products at http://www.JammyInc.com.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Brand FX Fiberglass Service/Utility Used As An Off-Road Fire Body


Alexander Blackshear, Engineering Manager for Brand FX Truck Bodies gives us a tour of a new fiberglass service or utility body that in this case is being used as a fire body for off-road use. Because it is made of fiberglass, it is very lightweight and extremely durable. This is the kind of body that should last through several truck chassis.

See much more product offerings from Brand FX at http://www.brandfxbody.com

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

TruckBoss Truck Deck Shown At NTEA Work Truck Show


Mark Thygesen, owner of TruckBoss shows us the TruckBoss Truck Deck at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. TruckBoss is headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and is the maker of truck decks, work-truck package, truck accessories and truck ramps of various types for commercial and the RV market. You can reach TruckBoss at 866-440-6800 and their website is http://www.TruckBossDecks.com

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Fabick Protective Coatings - NTEA 2012


Brad goes over the great coatings available from Fabick. See more at http://www.fabick.com

Friday, July 6, 2012

Fuel Filter Replacement - 40 Gallon Toolbox & Fuel Tank Combo


This is a brief video explaining how to change the fuel filter on a 40 Gal Toolbox & Fuel Tank Combo, made by Transfer Flow, Inc.. The video also shows how to locate the part numbers for the recommended filters as well as the application's typical service intervals

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Joe Thomas Fishing A.R.E. LSII Tonneau Cover Testimonial


Joe Thomas, from the Outdoor Channel, talks about his A.R.E. LSII Tonneau Cover and how it helps him for his fishing.

Monday, July 2, 2012

2013 Shelby GT500: Launch Control


The 2013 Shelby GT500 has a sophisticated Launch Control System that takes muscle car drivability to the next level.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

30' Fuel Tank Drop Test - Transfer Flow, Inc.


Transfer Flow, Inc. is an industry leading manufacturer of aftermarket and OEM fuel tank systems. This 30' drop test is just one of the many reasons we are the fuel tank manufacture of choice for outstanding companies such as Icon 4x4 and Plasan Armored Vehicles. The exact same quality is available to truck owners everywhere with our larger OEM midship replacement tanks, which are available for most full-sized Ford, Dodge, and GM configurations. Visit us online at www.transferflow.com or give us a call at 1-800-442-0056 for more information.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Ford SYNC: How it all started


Ford SYNC Earns Technology Milestone by Being Inducted Into the Computer History Museum

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Slideshow From April 19th Customer Appreciation Event


Here are photos from our last event. This was our 2nd Annual Customer Appreciation event held at the Woodbridge Country Club in Woodbridge, CA. This event was held on April 19th, 2012.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Up close and personal with Toby Keith


Hey guys, it's John and Turner your Live in Overdrive Insiders. We ambushed Toby for an interview during his rehearsals in Nashville; I'm still pushing for a duet. As always make sure to check our more photos and videos at http://www.tobykeith.com/ford

Friday, June 22, 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Toby Keith Nashville Rehearsals - Recap


Toby Keith Fans, John here! Turner and I just wrapped up shooting some great behind-the-scenes content with Toby Keith during his rehearsals in Nashville. Check out the highlights from the weekend. Make sure to visit http://www.tobykeith.com/ford to see all we've been up to.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Meet the Live in Overdrive Insiders- Intro


Hey it's John and Turner and we're the Live in Overdrive Insiders! Make sure to check us out for an all access look at the Toby Keith Live in Overdrive Tour Presented by Ford F-Series. For more behind-the-scenes content, visit http://www.tobykeith.com/ford

Thursday, June 14, 2012

2013 Ford F-150 Walk Around


Ford F-150 Marketing Manager Raj Sarkar details the updates to the Ford F-150 XLT and Lariat models for the 2013 model year; from restyled grilles and wheels to available in-vehicle technologies like SYNC® with MyFord Touch®.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Strategic Links USA Dashboard - NTEA 2012


Glenn shows the web based tracking software for the Strategic Links USA GPS tracking systems. See more at www.strategiclinksusa.com or call 281-455-6744

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Dump Service Body by EZ Dumper - NTEA 2012


Pete goes over the Dump Inserted into a service body from EZ Dumper. See more at http://www.ez-dumper.com.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Strategic Links USA - NTEA 2012 Demo


Glenn goes over the product line up with Strategic Links USA. See more at www.strategiclinksusa.com or call 281-455-6744.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

FORD SUPER DUTY. WE OWN WORK. EMERGENCY RESPONSE.


Emergency medevac across hostile terrain twice the size of Texas in subzero temperatures requires a truck that performs every time at a moment's notice. With lives on the line, the professionals of LifeMed Alaska choose Super Duty in a heartbeat. See how they overcome whiteouts, record snowfall and weeks where the temperature never climbed above --20 degrees F during Alaska's worst winter in 60 years.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Switch N Go - NTEA 2012 DEMO 1 of 2


Gabe gives a great demonstration of how easy it is to remove a body from the SwitchNgo system. See more at www.switchngo.com

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

HS 300 Rear Obstacle Detection - Hindsight 20-20


Mike goes over the HS 300 Obstacle detection system from Hindsight 20-20. This offers a great solution for commerical truck customers to focus on the mirrors and listen to this device in order to avoid colllision with obstacles while in reverse. See more at http://www.hindsight20-20.com or call 800-326-6949 for more information.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Ron DuPratt Ford Sponsors Mustang Club Car Show


This great event was sponsored by the Golden Hills Mustang Club and also one of our own, Ron DuPratt Ford in Dixon CA, led by Bill Stephenson. The Suisun City Marina is a perfect venue for this event as well and below is a slide show with just a few shots of some of the awesome cars and trucks on display.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

SPX Hydraulic Technologies - Stone Product Line


Scott goes over a great hydraulic power unit operate various applications. See more at www.spxhydraulictechnologies.com or call and talk to Tom (District Sales Manager) at 513-335-5363

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Welding Body - Warner Truck Body NTEA 2012


Charles Brnadic goes over a Ford F500 with a custom Welder's body at The Work Truck Show 2012 in Indianapolis. See more at http://www.warnerbodies.com or call at 317-773-2100.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Go Further with Ford


What does it mean to Go Further? For a car company it means offering vehicles with innovative technologies, plug-in hybrids and EcoBoost® engines that combine power and efficiency. If you were offering a new car in today's crowded market, you'd do all this to go further.

Learn more at http://www.gofurther.com

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Royal Truck: 8-Foot Utility Service Body Truck


Pictured above is a 98" Long Utility Body 40" High with Vertical Door Arrangement and Open Top Compartments and Optional Over-Cab Rack on a 56" C.A. Single Rear Wheel Truck. Standard features include open top lids covered with aluminum diamond plate, stainless steel tailgate guard and heavy duty Class III recessed rear bumper. For 3/4 ton and 1 ton trucks with single rear wheels - 56" Cab to Axle.
40-VO-108 Available for single rear wheel, 60" Cab to Axle

Royal Standard Features List:

  • Three (3) Year Limited Warranty
  • Spring-Loaded Door Checks?
  • Aluminum Diamond Plate on Top Lids
  • Polished Aluminum Front Gravel Guard
  • Undergate Supported Tailgate
  • Zinc-Plated Door Lock Rods
  • Rain Gutter Above All Doors
  • Dual Rotary Latches For Top Lids (Royal Exclusive!)
  • Rivet Free Stainless Steel Door Pockets (Royal Exclusive!)
  • Lock in Place Adjustable Shelving
  • Undergate Supported Tailgate
  • Fully Gasketed Open Top Compartments
  • Double Paneled Galvanized Steel Dividers
  • New and Improved Weather Sealing on Side Doors
  • Vertical or Horizontal Layout
  • Choice of 33" or 40" High Body
  • Extra Wide 7" Step Bumper
  • Bed Area is a Full 49" x 98"
  • Kick Plate Mounted Tail Lights
  • Royal Quality built in
  • (40-VO-98)

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Biggest Little Car Show In Downtown Suisun City Today


The only thing we like better than a car show is a truck show! This great event is in it's 28th year and includes plenty of Mustangs, but has so much more including many classic trucks. If it's Ford, it might be there. See Hot Rods, T-Buckets, Classic Pickups, Cars From the 30s, 40s, 50, 60s, 70, 80s, 90s and more. This event is sponsored by the Golden Hills Mustang Club and also one of our own, Ron DuPratt Ford in Dixon CA. The show is going on now through 3pm today!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Weather Guard Storage Solutions - NTEA Show 2012



Jeff Kotz goes over some great storage solutions available from Weather Guard. This was shot at the NTEA show in Indianapolis March 2012. See more at http://www.weatherguard.com

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Flat Out!


The stages on the final day of Oregon Trail are the high horsepower stages. Ed McNelly and the Fiesta R2 may not have the 300hp of Dillon Van Way's Ford EcoBoost Fiesta, but "Fast Eddie" leaves nothing behind as he tackles Stage 14 Starveout III in his Team O'Neil Motorsports entry.

Enjoy the Fiesta R2 flat out on course at Oregon Trail Rally.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Neff Keeps JFR Win Streak Alive


Mike Neff, driver and crew chief of the Castrol GTX Ford Mustang, kept the winning streak alive for John Force Racing taking the sixth win of the season in the Funny Car event at the O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals for the NHRA Full Throttle Series.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Drivers in the U.S. can now place their order for the new Ford Focus ST



DEARBORN, Mich., May 1, 2012 – Drivers in the U.S. can now place their order for the new Ford Focus ST, a high-performance hatchback that will offer exhilarating performance and handling, a distinctive interior and muscular exterior design.
Focus ST, Ford’s first global performance car, will integrate a collection of advanced and sport-oriented technologies previously unavailable to North American customers. The combination of these technologies into a refined yet high-performance sport compact will elevate the category and further cement Focus as the most complete compact car range sold in North America.
Customers interested in Focus ST build and pricing options should visit:http://www.ford.com/cars/focus/focusst/.
Among the more visible options will be the Tangerine Scream metallic color that will be offered exclusively on the Focus ST as well as race-inspired Recaro® seats with matching color accents.
Ford is offering drivers who preorder a 2013 Focus ST the GoPro® HD Hero2 Motorsports Edition camera pack upon delivery. Already a staple in the motorsports and action sport communities, a GoPro is the ideal camera to capture a spirited drive or Focus ST track day. The first 1000 Pre-sale orders placed between May 1st and August 20th are eligible for the GoPro HD Hero2 Camera System.  Cameras will be sent after vehicle delivery
“We recognize Focus ST customers are very social in nature and will love having the right tool to share their amazing drive experiences,” said Lisa Schoder, Ford Focus ST Marketing manager. “I look forward to seeing videos of the Focus ST taking on some great roads across the U.S.
“Some cars in this category are entertaining on the track, but much less practical for daily driving,” Schoder added. “We think we’ve hit the perfect balance between pure driving exhilaration and everyday livability with this car.
“In terms of athletics, the Focus ST is a gold-medal decathlete,” she said. “You can easily live with the car every day; when the time comes to really drive it; very few will be left wanting.”
Performance EcoBoost
The heart of the Focus ST is a reworked EcoBoost® 2.0-liter engine massaged for very sporting throttle input responsiveness, strong off-idle power and a broad torque curve. The engine produces 252 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque.
“The power delivery has no weak spots, there’s no way to be left flat-footed,” Schoder said. “At the same time, drivers wanting to spin this motor into the upper octaves will be rewarded.”
To enhance the full experience for the driver, Focus ST is equipped with a sound symposer box that enriches the natural sounds of the motor by capturing internal engine oscillations and piping them through the interior under throttle. In part-throttle driving, the car’s power is felt more than heard; under full throttle, the engine music is naturally amplified through the symposer box.
Power, torque and engine notes are even more impressive in the context of its efficiency. Official EPA figures are not yet available, but Schoder said she expects exceptional fuel economy for Focus ST, especially for this class.
World-class chassis technology
The unique sport suspension combines several technologies never before seen. Designed to give drivers enhanced agility on winding roads while still inspiring high-speed confidence, the variable-ratio steering rack makes steering less sensitive on the straightaways but increases sensitivity at the corners. It can also help drivers at slow speeds, like when maneuvering into a tight parking spot.
The electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) on Focus ST is enhanced with torque steer compensation. More aggressive tuning of the torque steer compensation allows drivers to accelerate while still maintaining grip on roads with uneven surfaces. The system detects the torque steer those conditions can create and counteracts the effect to help the driver feel in complete control.
Advancing the state of the sport compact art
Focus ST will offer Recaro sport seats, unique 18-inch Y-spoke ST wheels, dual-zone climate control, Xenon headlights and leather appointments throughout the cabin. Its superior chassis rigidity aids the suspension in providing a firm, but quiet and controlled ride. The instrument cluster features ST-unique sport gauges with red needle pointers to monitor turbo boost, oil pressure and oil temperature levels.
Advanced technology such as available SYNC® with MyFord Touch® will also be available for Focus ST, along with a Sony® Audio System, HD Radio and 10-speaker surround sound.
More information regarding Focus ST can be found at http://www.ford.com/cars/focus/focusst/ or or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/OfficialFordST.