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A Real Lightning McQueen Powerwheel

In the spirit of Christmas, we thought we would re-run this story about a cool dad and one special present.

As Dad’s we want to give our kids everything and we are disappointed when their favorite toys wear out especially their favorite Lightning McQueeen racing car. What happens though when we are mechanically inclined Dad’s? Well … then, we simply tear it down and make it better, of course! Check out the video for one motorized, modified car that even goes off-road.

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Chicken Tax Controversy – Has Its Time Come?

There has been quite a lot of conversation lately in automotive circles about the chicken tax possibly ending and what the future of trucks would look like if it did. If you aren’t aware of the controversy, here is what is going on and possible implications.

Chicken Tax Controversy - Has It's Time Come?

Ford has circumvented the Chicken Tax tariff by importing the Transit Connect van and then modifying it. This practice could come to an end.

2014 Tundra Pre-Orders Strong – Production Changes, More Variations Coming

UPDATE: There has been a lot of media outlets lately (like this Autonews story) talking about what Bill Fay, Toyota Division General Manager, comments on expanding production of the Tundra and moving production of the Tacoma. Just a reminder, we reported on this months ago. Here is our original post.

Lost in the frantic news and reviews of the 2014 Tundra is a most interesting tidbit. It seems Toyota’s Chief Engineer Mike Sweers alluded to Toyota building more Tundra pickups and different variations of it are coming soon. Say what?

2014 Tundra Pre-Orders Strong - Production Changes, More Variations Coming

According to Chief Engineer Mike Sweers, pre-orders of the 2014 have been really strong prompting discussion of moving the Tacoma production and building more variations of the truck.

Toyota Goes Turbo With New Engine Offerings on the Horizon

Toyota is planning to release several new downsized turbo engines as early as next year. These small displacement engines will probably be focused on cars, yet a full-size truck offering may be part of a ¬†future discussion. Our big question is an “EcoBoost” Tundra a viable idea?

Toyota Goes Turbo With New Engine Offerings on the Horizon

Toyota is working on developing new, turbocharged engines that could conceivably replace the four cylinder and maybe six cylinder offerings. Is a turbocharged Tundra a possibility?

Honda Plans All New Ridgeline – Big Deal?

Honda announced this week that they really are going to build an all-new Ridgeline. Really!

Honda Plans All New Ridgeline - Big Deal?

This silhouette is all we have on the new Honda Ridgeline.