Thu Oct 24 2013 13:08:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Fred Williams’ Fourth of July celebration ended early when his firework was promptly doused with water by Fort Hunter Liggett Fire Department’s 2011 Oshkosh Striker 3000 Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicle in the opening scene of the most recent Dirt Every Day Episode, which was fittingly released on the 4th of July. Michelin 24R21 XZL tires, along with Oshkosh TAK-4 six wheel independent suspension with dual control arms and single coil springs (providing up to 16 inches of wheel end travel) allow the Striker to be an extremely maneuverable and stable all-terrain aircraft rescue vehicle. Naturally, Williams wasn’t content with just looking at the Striker, instead requesting that fire fighter Ken Hanna take the aircraft rescue vehicle off-roading on Camp Fort Hunter Liggett, the 165,000-acre Army reserve base on the central coast of California. Hanna demonstrates a 0-60 mph acceleration in this episode; specifications tout an acceleration of 0 to 50 mph in 35 seconds. He then conquers a steep hill climb, demonstrating the Striker’s 60% grade ascend/descend capability. The Striker has a top speed of 70 mph.
Wed Oct 02 2013 21:31:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
During a recent hunt for something interesting on eBay, I started searching out military 6×6 2.5 ton trucks. They are super cool and often times customized in interesting ways, but you can imagine my surprise when the very first ad at the top of my page was for a 1959 Chevrolet Apache truck that has been set on top of an M135 6×6 chassis. Not on has the body swap been done, but also a big block Chevrolet install for power which is always cool, even if it is just the little bastard 366 commercial truck motor. We can fix that.
In most circumstances a ’59 Chevy Apache body on a 6×6 chassis would be enough to get your attention, but the crazy Canadians that built this one also decided that it needed to be as bright as possible. Safety first and all that. The thing looks to be in pretty good shape, although there are some signs of age where the rear fenders were spliced together to cover both rear wheels. We’re pretty sure Brian would get over that if I bought this thing for him. After all, look at the other stuff he drives.
If it was mine I would make this thing look like it was a real military truck that came this way in ’59. I’d outfit it with snorkels and winches and all that crap just to make it ultra bitchin in any terrain. Brian would probably keep the mud flaps. I worry about him sometimes.
$30,000 and counting!
Mon Jul 22 2013 15:47:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
For everyone who loves the outdoors but would still like to enjoy all the comforts of home on their adventures, we bring you Sportsmobile’s Ultimate Adventure Vehicle.
The Ultimate Adventure Vehicle project was designed to create a well-rounded vehicle capable of meeting a wide variety of transportation needs, from running everyday errands to serving as a rolling base camp for multi-week outdoor adventures. This rugged four-wheel drive van includes all the amenities you’d expect to find in a much larger motorhome, and yet achieves unprecedented levels of around-town maneuverability, open-road fuel-economy, serious off-road capability, and back-country camping practicality no other vehicle can match.
Uniquely suited to a wide variety of outdoor activities from mountain biking to sea kayaking, the Ultimate Adventure Vehicle is equally at home dry-camping on a remote mesa in Canyonlands National Park or pulling into the valet stand at a funky resort in the Florida Keys. Based on a full-size Ford E350 one-ton cargo van, the vehicle features interior and exterior modifications and an innovative new four wheel-drive system.
Tue Apr 09 2013 17:48:50 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Batman begins™ is a world first with the truck being a scale replica of the hugely popular “Tumbler™” from the newest Batman™ movie.
Tue Apr 09 2013 17:47:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
SCOOBY-DOO is unique in many ways, not only is it the only Scooby Truck in the world, it is the only Monster Truck to be driven by a 16 year old.
Wed Mar 27 2013 17:28:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
The Stretch Truck Company is a Denver-based customizer that specializes in a unique niche: adding length to Ford trucks. For about $20,000 the company can hook up your truck or SUV with an additional row of seats, like the the F-series pictured above.
Sun Mar 17 2013 19:42:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Following up on somebody elses post from earlier today, here's the October 1954 Popular Science article on Marmon Herrington's Rhino. Fascinating contraption.
Thu Mar 07 2013 19:42:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Dodge Ram 4x4 2500 Long Bed . HD 2500 5.7 Hemi 4x4.This Truck has everything you can imagine. Excellent condition only 38k miles.$23,500 or best offer. (5)New IROK Super Swamper 41" Radials. Alpine CD/Ipod with 2 Alpine Power Amps. Custom Power Extending Mirrors with power vision, High Roller 4.56 Front and Rear Gears, On Board Airbag suspension, On Board P3 break control, Power Windows & Door Locks, Air Horn,New heim joints through out, custom torsion control frame, Dual Rear Fox Shocks with front Fox Coil Over Gas Shocks, Weld Racine Terminator Rims. Drop Down billet step ladder. Drives and Handles awesome. Hope you like
Price - $ 23,500 OBO
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Wed Feb 27 2013 21:16:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
PETA Wants To Place Sexy Ads On Baltimore Fire Trucks.
PETA loves a controversy. So when Baltimore City Council Member William 'Pete' Welch suggested selling ad space on fire trucks to balance the city's budget, the animal rights group jumped at the opportunity.
“Our … advertisement featuring a sexy woman showing off her vegan physique will drive Baltimore residents to PETA’s heart-healthy vegan recipes that will keep them firing on all cylinders,” PETA wrote in a letter to Welch.
The ads would feature a buxom blonde sporting a red bikini next to the caption, "Vegans Are Hot! Free Smokin'-Hot Recipes: PETA.org."
With a $48 million budget shortfall, Welch says the plan would help bring down the deficit and keep three fire companies from having to close, CBS Baltimore reports.
This isn't the first time PETA has suggested controversial ads. Last year the organization proposed putting lettuce bikini ads on an incinerator.