Welding Helmet Give-Away Site Online
In conjunction with our Welding 101 series of tech articles, we're giving away a Miller welding helmet, customized specifically for Mini Truckin' magazine by KAIK Products. Check out www.millerwelds.com/primedia for all the information you need to enter. If your welds have improved enough, you'll score big.
Domination: The Video
Travel cross-country with the Domination: The Video crew, covering Showfest in Mississippi, Texas Heat Wave, Indy Truck Bash, KRZ River Run, and Drop Zone in Oregon. When the sun goes down, the cameras stay on to explore deep into the mini-truckin scene and lifestyle. Of course, there's lots of dragging, and plenty of nice featured trucks as well. This is an all-access pass into mini-truck culture, made by mini-truckers for mini-truckers. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.dominationthevideo.com.
5th Annual State 2 State Cruise & Havasu Spring Break
Entering its fifth year of existence, the State-2-State Cruise is on the move again. This year, the event has been moved to Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Brought to you by Truckin', Sport Truck, and Mini Truckin' magazines, with presenting sponsorship provided by Chevy Trucks, Vortec Engines, and official tire-sponsor Toyo Tires. Please plan on attending this event on Friday, March 18, as well as entering the Havasu Spring Break Nationals on Saturday and Sunday, March 19 and 20. This weekend is also the biggest spring-break weekend during the month of March.
With an average of 300 custom trucks and SUVs, State 2 State Cruise participants will be welcomed at five different aftermarket manufacturers' facilities, with a shop tour, goody-bag items, a chance at a raffle prize, and a poker card for the poker run. The cruise will officially end in Lake Havasu City, with a culmination party hosted by AIM Industries. As if that weren't enough, make your presence known on Saturday by attending the Havasu Spring Break Nationals, located at the London Bridge Resort Golf Course, on the same property as the host hotel, the London Bridge Resort. This show-'n'-shine event promises to pit the best of the best against one another.
There will also be a manufacturers vendor village, with live samplings of products as well as installation displays, a wild bikini contest, and live entertainment on Saturday night at Kikomo's, the host bar for the entire event.
For more information about this year's super-exciting event, contact: Amber Pierce, email@example.com; www.truckinweb.com.
Ford Motor Co. and General Motors are making big increases in the volume of stability-control technology used on SUVs. The moves are significant, as the industry copes with studies that show SUVs have a higher rate of rollover crashes than cars.
Swap Heaven For Enthusiasts
For some enthusiasts, this is a dream come true. Chrysler plans to sell crate versions of its powerful 5.7L Hemi V-8 engine, made popular by the hot-selling Chrysler 300C and Dodge Magnum, through its Mopar parts division. Ready to swap out your four-cylinder, anyone?
* Tire manufacturers are formally opposing portions of a proposed regulation that would require tire-pressure monitoring systems on all passenger vehicles.
* General Motors will offer buyers a chance to lock in current low interest rates. The rate would apply to the next purchase a buyer makes of a GM vehicle.
* Mitsubishi Motors Corp. continues to post huge financial losses for 2004.
* The national average for regular unleaded gas as of November 4 was $2.01 a gallon, an increase of 48 cents from the same day in 2003.
* American Honda Motor Co. has given a name to its new midsize, which that will go on sale in spring 2005 as an '06 model. The model will be called a Ridgeline.
www.masterimagecustoms.com A revamped site with parts available online. Check it out.
www.xtremeseating.com/design. Why shouldn't your office chair look as cool as your truck's interior?
www.macsspring.com/website/hopping-video-frame Killer footage of hopping trucks.