A look inside Ford's “Hero” EcoBoost engine

A look inside Ford’s “Hero” EcoBoost engine

[ 0 ] January 19, 2011 by Rick

As promised, Ford tore down their tortured engine that did in front of thousands of people at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. A change from the typical glitz and glamour at an auto show, Ford engineers took to the stage with their air tools and the dusty, dirty specimen and proceeded to […]

Ford Raptor a good bet for Ford

Ford Raptor a good bet for Ford

[ 0 ] January 14, 2011 by Rick

After years of rumors surfacing regarding a new SVT Lightning or Lightning replacement with nothing to show, Ford jumped back into the high-performance truck arena in 2010 with the SVT badged Raptor. Only this time they went with an off-road truck instead of a sport truck like the Lightning. It was a risk, but one […]

Friday BeerBlog: One way to dig a hole for yourself quickly

Friday BeerBlog: One way to dig a hole for yourself quickly

[ 0 ] January 14, 2011 by Rick

When the police pull you over, it’s advisable that you shut your car off and pay attention to the officers demands. Apparently that was too much for this Camaro driver, who couldn’t seemed to be bothered to just pull over and not cause a scene. But that is exactly what she did and as you’ll […]

Friday BeerBlog: When the white smoke turns black

Friday BeerBlog: When the white smoke turns black

[ 0 ] January 14, 2011 by Rick

Sounds like the title of a soap opera, and it may as well be. Watch as a Honda Civic does a front wheel burnout which quickly turns to an inferno. Just another reason to have a fire extinguisher, or two, on hand! By the way, next time don’t try to escape and leave the door […]

Fuel economy figures released for 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost

Fuel economy figures released for 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost

[ 0 ] January 14, 2011 by Rick

Spending the extra $750 to get the EcoBoost option may well be money wisely spent, with the fuel economy figures coming in at 16 city and 22 highway and the power leading the class, there really is no other reason to go with the 5.0L or the 3.7L. After seeing the EcoBoost get tortured by […]

NADA puts auto sales up over 11% in 2011

NADA puts auto sales up over 11% in 2011

[ 0 ] January 12, 2011 by Rick

The North American Dealer’s Association has rubbed their crystal ball and based off of 2010 numbers the predict that auto sales will grow by 11.3% in 2011. This number is based off of average age of vehicles on the road and is targeting need over desire. We’ll see if these numbers hold up, we have […]

Ford yanks the “Hero” engine out of the Baja Racer

Ford yanks the “Hero” engine out of the Baja Racer

[ 0 ] January 12, 2011 by Rick

Quickly approaching is the date where Ford’s used and abused EcoBoost engine is going to be torn down in front of a live audience at the Detroit Auto Show. After putting down almost identical numbers as to when it rolled out of the factory, even after being abused for approximately six trips around the globe, […]

The Grand Wagoneer will return!

The Grand Wagoneer will return!

[ 0 ] January 12, 2011 by Rick

CEO of Chrysler, Sergio Marchionne, announced that in the next two years Jeep will be reviving a nameplate from the past and slap it on a new seven-seat SUV. The Grand Wagoneer will debut in some form in January 2013 and is rumored to be built on the same platform at the Dodge Durango and […]

NYC Sanitation vs. Parked Ford Explorer

NYC Sanitation vs. Parked Ford Explorer

[ 0 ] January 7, 2011 by Rick

Apparently using common sense is an optional skill for some NYC Sanitation workers as they try to dislodge a gigantic front loader, that somehow got stuck during the blizzard. Obviously not having chains on the large equipment doesn’t help it get any traction, so they decided to use a large tow truck to pull it […]

Ford EcoBoost V6 beats V8 competition in challenge

Ford EcoBoost V6 beats V8 competition in challenge

[ 0 ] January 6, 2011 by Rick

Sometime last year Ford decided to show off an F-150 equipped with an EcoBoost V-6 and put it up against a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and a Ram 1500, both with V-8′s.The trio headed out to Davis Dam in Arizona, which boasts a 5% average grade, that the SAE and a cooperative of truck manufacturers chose […]

Dakar Update – Robby Gordon

Dakar Update – Robby Gordon

[ 0 ] January 6, 2011 by Rick

Man of many motorsports, Robby Gordon, got his custom built Hummer H3 stuck on a boulder when he slid off course. After the aid of some local spectators and attempting to use one of the locals’ Fiat 147 to pull his Hummer off the rock, they finally got it dislodged. Unfortunately, bad luck followed Gordon […]

Dodge plans major market blitz for new models

Dodge plans major market blitz for new models

[ 0 ] January 6, 2011 by Rick

Feeling fresh and with some solid new products under their belts, Dodge is poised to introduce their new offerings in a big way. Starting with local advertisements and promotions to get consumers interested and I the door, they will also counter with a major advertising push in Q1 of 2011. Ralph Gilles, CEO of Dodge, […]

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