Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Hulst Custom 2011 Ford F-350

SEMA 2010 Preview: Hulst Customs 2011 Ford F-350
By Robby DeGraff
Transforming a 2011 Ford F-350 into a full-size toolbox-themed truck is what Jason Hulst of Hulst Customs plans to accomplish for Oshkosh, Wis.-based Snap-On Tools.
Take a glimpse at this SEMA concept rendering, and you’ll recognize the mighty F-350 Super Duty Lariat Crew Cab 4X2 dually has been tastefully transformed.
While the 400 horsepower, 800 pounds-feet of torque 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 turbo-diesel engine remains unchanged, Hulst Customs adds on a DJM suspension kit consisting of front Dream Beams and a rear flip kit.
Planned modifications include Hulst Customs’ new rear fenders and front fender flares; a sleek hood scoop; revised two-bar grille and front fascia with LED side markers; side rockers with modified running boards; a rear bed lid spoiler; and new side fender vents, cab lights on top. Lift up the Gaylord’s fiber-glass truck bed lid to find a minitub in the rear bed, a Snap-On toolbox and, of course, a bumping stereo system. Open the crew cab’s doors and immerse yourself in a luxurious cabin appointed with Katzkin leather seats complete with Snap-On embroidery, a leather headliner and matching painted interior panels. Cabin entertainment is provided by a Sony Xplod stereo system with a DVD head unit up front, four bass-pounding subwoofers, two sets of component speakers and one set of 6x9 speakers all powered by four amps. There’s also a monitor in each headrest and a 22-inch flat-panel monitor (which, we presume, drops down from the headliner).
Finishing off the Snap-On tools F-350 is a custom Planet Color two-tone Candy Red over pearl white paint job. This tough truck will wear a set of 24-inch American Force one-off rims exclusively designed for Snap-On, wrapped in six 305/35-24 Pirelli Scorpion tires.
Hulst Customs is a design and fabrication shop building high end hot rods, street rods, and customs. Located in Merlin, Oregon, Hulst Customs has been building award winning automobiles for over 30 years, including the Striker F-150 and F-350 custom pickups that debuted at the 2008 SEMA Show.
We’ll check out the finished truck at this year's SEMA show next month.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz on Top Gear

Season 15: Episode 5

Tom and Cameron 

  • Premieres: Oct. 25th at 9pm/8cRichard pulls out a new and improved, rally winning Volkswagen Touareg to race two snowmobile legends at a Swedish ski resort.
  • The boys take a look at the first "mid-engine" Porsche 911.
  • Captain Slow becomes the fastest man on the planet, if only for a minute, when he takes the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport out for a spin.
  • Excellent drivers and international superstars, Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz each take their turn as the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

Friday, October 22, 2010

GM Teases SEMA-posted by Rick at Truckblog

The General has thrown together a compilation video of some of the sights you may see if you’re attending SEMA next month. Of course, if you can’t make it, you’ll likely see some of these same things in the press during or following the show and may even see a good lot of them release

Thursday, October 21, 2010

SEMA 2010

Tuesday, November 2 – Friday, November 5, 2010

SEMA 2010 is fast approaching and all indications show that this is going to be a great show despite the still slow economy.  Booth space is up from last year and I expect the attendance to be up as well.

This is our first blog attempt, so it's short and sweet.  Let me leave you with these words, we as Americans are the driving force behind the economy, we must spend to drive sales!  We are the only ones who can stop our jobs from going to China, India etc..  Lets spend a little more and stop looking for the best your local business and look for the made in America sign.