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JAY LENO’S GARAGE EXPANDS CAR CARE LINEUP WITH “FABRIC CLEAN” SPRAY

 


New interior cleaner offers a quick and safe way to remove dirt, stains and odors from fabric and carpet.

Burbank, Calif. (Aug, 2017) –Jay Leno’s Garage Advanced Vehicle Care today announced the addition of Fabric Clean to its lineup of high-quality detailing products.

A vehicle’s interior is often more difficult to keep clean than its exterior. As food, dirt and debris get left behind in the car, they can result in unpleasant stains and odors. Jay Leno’s Garage Advanced Vehicle Care Fabric Clean removes stains and pollutants and eliminates any resulting odors, restoring interiors to like-new condition.

The uniquely formulated Fabric Clean was designed to quickly and safely remove tough dirt and stains from carpet, cloth seats, headliners, floor mats, door panels and anywhere else fabric may be present.

Jay Leno’s Garage Advanced Vehicle Care recommends testing Fabric Clean in an inconspicuous area first, using a microfiber towel to remove light dirt.  For tougher stains like grease or oil, spraying directly on to the stain and waiting 60 seconds is most effective. Scrubbing with a stiff bristled brush to loosen the stain, then wiping with a clean towel and allowing the surface to dry completely will generate the best results.

Formulated to be both a quick and safe way remove tough dirt and stains from all carpet and fabric, the new cleaner is made and bottled in the USA. The entire Jay Leno’s Garage Advanced Vehicle Care line was specially designed by Jay and his team to clean and protect even the most delicate finishes with the professional grade formulations.

For more information and to purchase Jay Leno’s Garage Advanced Vehicle Care products, please visit www.LenosGarage.com.


Jay Leno’s Garage Advanced Vehicle Care – Jay Leno’s Garage is synonymous with beautiful and valuable cars and after more than 20 years of trying every detailing product on the market, Leno and his team decided that they could do a better job of developing superior car care products that would suit their unique needs and the needs of detailers and DIYers around the world. After working closely with in-house chemists and product engineers, the result is the Jay Leno’s Garage Advanced Vehicle Car line. All of the Jay Leno’s Garage Advanced Vehicle Care chemicals are formulated and bottled in the USA. For more information, visit www.LenosGarage.com.

HELLWIG DEBUTS HEAVY DUTY LOAD LEVELING OPTIONS FOR 2017 SUBURBAN 3500HD

 


Bolt-on two leaf Helper Springs available for the two- and four-wheel drive models, engineered to deliver greatly improved load control and driver safety.

Visalia, Calif. (July, 2017) – Hellwig Products, an industry leading manufacturer of towing, hauling and performance suspension products, has released new aftermarket helper springs for the 2017 Chevrolet Suburban 3500HD two- and four-wheel drive models. The Pro-Series Helper Springs allow Suburban owners to better tow and haul heavy loads with improved safety, stability and comfort by maintaining a level-ride height, improving overall drive control.

The most powerful and capable SUV in Chevy’s line up, the 3500HD is equipped with a 6.0L Vortec V8 engine generating 360 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque, earning best-in-class tow and payload ratings. While these SUVs may be rated to tow and haul their heaviest loads yet, the weight of a heavy trailer or cargo in the bed will still cause these trucks to sag in the rear, reducing driver control and safety. By restoring weight to the front tires for better braking, steering, and balanced tire wear, the 3500HD’s appearance and safety are improved.

The Pro-Series helper spring line for the 2017 Suburban features the two leaf stack rated for 2,500 lbs. These bolt-on helper springs improve tow/haul performance by keeping the vehicle level even as loads approach the manufacturer’s maximum rating. The progressive rate of the Pro-Series Helper Spring a withholds activation until a load is present, allowing the vehicle to drive like stock when unladen. Additionally, the user can further dial in the load support for an uneven side load through the adjustable U-bolts.

The Hellwig Chevy Suburban 3500HD Helper Springs Pro-Series (P/N 61613) can be installed easily with simple hand tools. Made in the USA and offered with a lifetime warranty on all steel parts. Hellwig Products will soon release a rear sway bar for the Chevy Suburban 3500HD. For more information on Hellwig’s Chevy Suburban Helper Springs visit www.HellwigProducts.com.

#61613 – 2017 Chevrolet Suburban Pro Series Helper Springs ($399.85)

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ABOUT HELLWIG PRODUCTS:

A family owned business for 71 years, Hellwig Products specializes in American made, precision engineered products. This 4th generation California family run company started in 1946 selling helper springs to customers door to door. In the 71 years since, Hellwig Products continues to help enthusiasts with all their suspension needs. Hellwig is constantly improving their products to develop the best performance suspension parts in the industry. For more information please visit www.HellwigProducts.com.

RINGBROTHERS DEBUTS UNIVERSAL EXTERIOR MIRRORS FOR AMERICAN CLASSICS


Direct replacement part fits extensive selection of makes and models

SPRING GREEN, Wis. (Aug. 2017) – Ringbrothers today announced the addition of a carbon fiber Universal Exterior Mirror to its line of high-quality CNC-machined billet accessories for classic American vehicles.

Modeled after mirrors originally developed for the 1969 “G-Code” Camaro that debuted at the 2016 SEMA Show, the mirrors have been designed to fit a wide variety of makes and models.

In production and available for purchase, the Ringbrothers Universal Exterior Mirrors (Part Number: 99000-2100) are fabricated in the U.S. from carbon fiber and chrome-finished billet aluminum, and are a direct replacement for factory mirrors. Sold as a set, the mirrors can also be purchased individually for either the driver or passenger side.

For more information on the Ringbrothers or its line of beautifully crafted parts, please visit www.Ringbrothers.com or call the Ringbrothers shop at 608-588-7399.


Ringbrothers LLC – (www.ringbrothers.com) – Based in Spring Green, WI, Ringbrothers has rocketed into the top ranks of American car builders over the past decade, winning numerous design awards including the Chevrolet “Best in Show” award at the 2014 and 2016 SEMA Shows, back-to-back Goodguys Street Machine of the Year awards, multiple Mothers’ Shine awards, countless magazine covers and several builds commissioned by OEMs. Founders Mike and Jim Ring also design and manufacture some of the most detailed billet interior and exterior parts that money can buy, beautifully designed with architectural lines and incredible craftsmanship, all made in the USA. Each piece of automotive jewelry that leaves the facility gives buyers an opportunity to make their very own Ringbrothers inspired cars that truly stand apart.


PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM TO DISPLAY WORLD’S MOST ICONIC PORSCHE STREET AND RACE CARS IN NEW EXHIBIT


Opening in February, “The Porsche Effect” will showcase historically significant models

Los Angeles (August 20, 2017) – The Petersen Automotive Museum will team with Porsche Cars North America to host one of the most comprehensive displays of the marque outside of Stuttgart. Opening February 3, “The Porsche Effect” will focus on the impact of the iconic German brand from a cultural and design perspective, offering a selection of sports and race cars along with renderings, engines and billboards.

Staged in the Mullin Grand Salon, the exhibit will be previewed in early 2018, with a large celebratory event hosted by the Petersen and Porsche.

“Porsche has been overwhelmingly successful in every field they have entered, pushing the boundaries both on and off the track,” said Peter Mullin, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Petersen. “This display of extremely rare Porsche sports cars on a grand scale is a tribute to the spirit of the marque.”

“Last November, after a visit to the newly renovated Petersen Museum, great minds came together to develop the partnership between Porsche and the Petersen,” said Klaus Zellmer, President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America. “We are excited and proud to showcase some of our most historic Porsche sports cars for the Petersen and its visitors.”

From humble beginnings in a Gmünd sawmill, to Stuttgart, Le Mans and now the corner of Wilshire and Fairfax in Los Angeles, Porsche has become an international icon. To capture this evolution, Petersen curators selected models from early in the brand’s engineering beginnings through its current modern-day sports cars, showcasing the vehicles as kinetic art. Some of the vehicles already selected for the exhibit include a 911 RS from 1973, an early Porsche 901, the precursor of the 911 and a 1955 Porsche Continental Cabriolet, a name used in the United States for 1955 only, making it especially rare. More vehicles, art and static displays will be announced in the months prior to the exhibit’s opening.

The exhibit will run from February 3, 2018 through January 27, 2019. During this time, the Petersen is also planning for a healthy amount of programmatic events that bring education and enthusiasm to those interested in attending. For more information on “The Porsche Effect” or about the Petersen Automotive Museum, please visit www.Petersen.org.

 

ABOUT THE PETERSEN

The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity. The Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles, California, 90036. Admission prices are $15 for general admission adults, $12 for seniors and students with ID, $7 for children ages 3 to 12. Active military with ID, personal care attendants and children under three are admitted free. Museum hours are 10am to 6pm. For general information, call 323/930-CARS or visit www.Petersen.org.

About Porsche Cars North America, Inc. | One Porsche Drive, Atlanta, GA 30354 USA

Established in 1984, Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA) is the exclusive U.S. importer of Porsche 911, 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman sports cars, Macan and Cayenne SUVs, and Panamera sports sedans. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia since 1998, PCNA is also home to the first Porsche Experience Center in North America featuring a module-based 1.6 mile driver development track, business center, and fine dining restaurant, 356. The company operates a second Porsche Experience Center near Los Angeles. This 53-acre complex features a driver development track with eight educational modules totaling 4.1 miles, a business center, and Restaurant 917. PCNA employs over 300 people who provide parts, service, marketing, and training for 188 dealers. They, in turn, work to provide Porsche customers with a best-in-class experience that is in keeping with the Porsche brand’s nearly 70-year history of leadership in the advancement of vehicle performance, safety, and efficiency. PCNA is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Porsche AG, which is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.

At the core of this success is Porsche’s proud racing heritage that boasts some 30,000-plus motorsport wins to date.

Follow Porsche: twitter.com/porsche | facebook.com/porsche

For Porsche apps: www.porsche.com/usa/entertainment/apps

Photos and video footage are available to accredited journalists on the Porsche Press Database at press.porsche.com.

The Mullin To Bring Six French Classics to Monterey Car Week


Collection will feature a Bugatti Type 51, Type 57SC and 101C; Delage D6; Talbot T26 and 1905 Leon Bolee.

 

Oxnard, Calif. (August 3rd, 2017) — The Mullin Automotive Museum today announced it will display six French classics at various events during Monterey Car Week. Selected from the museum’s collection, the vehicles will be showcased at the Rolex Monte-rey Motorsports Reunion; The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering; and The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

The Mullin’s mission is to show and exhibit its cars, sharing their stories and educating the public about the his-tory of these rolling sculptures. Monterey Car Week provides the ultimate stage for these French classics.

“The motorcars we will bring to Monterey were specifically selected based on their competition history, as well as elegant styling and compelling stories,” said Mullin Automotive Museum Founder, Peter Mullin. “Aligning with our objective, these meticulously maintained classics should be enjoyed on roads and race tracks.”

The events and the automobiles in attendance are as follows:

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion – August 16th – 20th Laguna Seca Raceway will again host the world’s most historically significant competition cars, driven the way they were truly intended. In attendance will be four cars from The Mullin, available for viewing up close in the pits or roaring down the main straight.

Setting the pace will be a 1931 Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix competing with Derek Hill behind the wheel. Return-ing to Laguna Seca as reigning pre-1940 Sports Racing & 1927-1951 Racing Cars class champion, Hill looks to repeat that victory with the Type 51, the 12th of 40 such examples built. Chassis no. 51132 has been raced suc-cessfully throughout Europe, Africa and now looks to dominate at Laguna Seca.

A 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Competition Roadster, to be driven by Peter Mullin himself, will take to the Laguna Seca course as well. The pre-war roadster was engineered to perfection over decades of racing, with a body pen-ciled by the era’s preeminent designers. The result is an automobile that is as stunning at speed as it is standing still. This type 57SC has already won best-in-class at The Quail and now seeks to take the checkered flag at Laguna Seca.

The Mullin will also show a 1946 Delage D6 Grand Prix, which secured podium finishes at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1949, the 24 Hours of Spa in 1949, and the 12 Hours of Paris in 1948. The Delage was driven by Henri Louveau as a works entry in period at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. At this year’s Reunion, Peter Mullin’s son Tim Mullin will take the wheel. With only five in existence, the Rolex Reunion will offer a rare opportunity to see one at speed.

The 1950 Talbot-Lago T26C Grand Prix will be driven by Dutch racer and 24 Hours of Le Mans veteran Hans Hugenholtz Jr. The Talbot-Lago campaigned throughout Europe in period and has been a familiar sight at historic races under the ownership of Peter Mullin over the last 20 years. Chassis no. 110052 has raced throughout Eu-rope, South America as well as North America.

The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering – August 18th Following its stint at the Rolex Reunion, the Bugatti Type 51 will be driven through the public streets of Monte-rey to the lawn at The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering. There, it will be shown amongst automotive royalty, competing for best-in-show honors.

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – August 20th The world’s premier concours event hosted along the stunning California coast, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will feature two automobiles from The Mullin. Produced in Le Mans France, a 1905 Leon Bolle will grace the Pebble Beach golf course. The Leon was a popular entrant in early French automotive races, attaining then blistering speeds of 30 mph. In addition, a 1951 Bugatti 101C will be entered. The extremely rare post-war Bugatti is the only 101C fitted with a supercharger, and the second of just seven produced. During the post-war era, the 101C was a last-ditch effort to revive the brand. Though unsuccessful, the importance of this automobile cannot be understated today.



The Mullin Automotive Museum is located at 1421 Emerson Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93033, in the building formerly occupied by the Otis Chandler Vintage Museum of Transportation and Wildlife. The museum is typically open to the public on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month from 10 AM to 3 PM. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.MullinAutomotiveMuseum.com. Semi-Private tours are offered on Tuesdays at 10 AM and Thursdays at 11 AM for $40 per person. Other weekdays may be available by appointment. Reservations are required. For information on semi-private tours or on Mullin 1000 Club membership benefits, please call 805.385.5400.

special monterey screening of mclaren documentary set for august 18 at golden state theater

 


Historic and New McLarens To Be Displayed in Celebration, As International Collector Car World Gathers For ‘Monterey Car Week’

NEW YORK (August 2nd, 2017) – Global content studio Gunpowder & Sky, today announced plans for a special “Monterey Car Week” screening of McLaren, the incredible true story of Bruce McLaren, the legendary racing champion, designer, engineer and founder of the iconic supercar brand that bears his name.

Scheduled for 8:30 p.m. PT on Friday, August 18, the film will be shown at the historic Golden State Theater in Downtown Monterey. The screening will take place during “Monterey Car Week,” the acclaimed annual gathering of the international collector car world’s rarest and most prized automobiles. Tickets are available at McLarenFilmUsa.com.

McLaren recounts the New Zealander’s life from his humble beginnings at his father’s auto shop in Auckland, to revolutionizing Formula One racing by becoming the youngest driver ever to win a Grand Prix, to his death at 32 in a racing accident. Featuring interviews from his closest friends and family members, the documentary is an unprecedented window into the life of a true genius.

A fearless sportsman and a brilliant visionary engineer, Bruce McLaren became a superstar during the glamorous jet-set world of 1960s Formula One motor racing. McLaren recounts the New Zealander’s life, from his humble beginnings at his father’s auto shop in Auckland, to revolutionizing Formula One racing by becoming the youngest driver ever to win a Grand Prix, to his death at 32. Featuring interviews from his closest friends and family members, the documentary is an unprecedented window into the life of a true genius.

Directed by Roger Donaldson, McLaren was written by Matthew Metcalfe, Tim Woodhouse and James Brown, with Fraser Brown and Metcalfe producing. The film was made by General Film Corporation and Universal Pictures in association with the New Zealand Film Commission, Images & Sound, The Giltrap Group and FB Pictures, with funding through the New Zealand Government’s Screen Production Funding Grant and financing from the ANZ Bank.

“Monterey Car Week presents the ideal setting for this special screening, said Kyle Greenberg, Gunpowder & Sky’s Theatrical Marketing Manager. “Given Bruce McLaren’s impact on the automotive industry as a whole and the motorsports sector specifically, the Monterey Peninsula is truly an ideal setting for a film that chronicles this amazing man’s accomplishments.”

For additional information, film trailers and tickets, please visit McLarenFilmUsa.com

ABOUT GUNPOWDER & SKY

Gunpowder & Sky is an award-winning independent global studio, dedicated to creating, marketing and distributing video content unrestricted by form, genre or platform. Gunpowder & Sky collaborates with both emerging and established talent to generate premium video content ranging from 90-second to 90-minute stories on all platforms. With in-house development, production, marketing and distribution capabilities, the company operates as a full 360-studio and oversees a library of over 1500 titles.

Working with numerous creative partners such as Hyde Park, Blumhouse, Caviar, DIGA, Full Fathom Five, Bona Fide Productions, Adaptive Studios and Den of Thieves, with investments and strategic partnerships with leading social video studios Cut and Shareability, Gunpowder & Sky has recently released or launched projects including Spotify’s most viewed series Drawn & Recorded, the Herbalife exposé documentary, Betting on Zero, which debuted as the number one Documentary in the iTunes store, multi-platform sci-fi destination, DUST, and Ben Young’s Hounds of Love which just won the Overlook Film Festival’s Jury and Audience Awards for Best Feature with Emma Booth winning Best Actress Award at the Venice Film Festival.

Upcoming projects include Jeff Baena’s (I Heart Huckabees) The Little Hours, starring Aubrey Plaza, Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Kate Micucci, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Fred Armisen, Jemima Kirke and Nick Offerman, the film adaption of Jeff Hart’s novel Eat, Brains, Love, Sarah Benincasa’s DC Trip, Summer of 84 with award-winning directors RKSS, and the Jackass-style, next generation stunt series, Too Stupid To Die.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in NY and London, Gunpowder & Sky was founded by Van Toffler, Floris Bauer and Otter Media, a joint venture of AT&T and The Chernin Group.

VINTAGE AIR INTRODUCES HERITAGE UNDER DASH EVAPORATOR

 


New series of under-dash kits make adding air conditioning to any classic car easy; Four different finish options can match any vehicle’s style.

San Antonio, Texas (June, 2017) – Vintage Air, the inventors of performance air conditioning for hot rods, muscle cars, and classic trucks, recently unveiled its Heritage Series of under dash evaporator systems.

The new Heritage Series of under dash evaporators are designed to deliver Vintage Air’s proven performance and classic style in a good looking and easy-to-install package that doesn’t require dash modifications.

Heritage units are offered in two configurations, heat and cool or cool only. Features include a three-speed high-output blower fan, four directable ball vents, and an adjustable electronic servo heater valve on heat and cool units. Four different face design options include Mother of Pearl (Part Numbers 674001/674011), Engine Turned Aluminum (Part Numbers 674002/674012), Brushed Aluminum (Part Numbers 674003/674013), and Black Anodized Engine Turned Aluminum (Part Numbers 674005/674014). Cases are precision injection molded to minimize weight and size, with each unit measuring just 16.25” wide x 5.25” tall x 12” deep.

“Our new Heritage Series units are a great choice for customers who are looking for the classic looks and performance of an under dash system” said Rick Love, Vice President of Vintage Air.

Vintage Air Heritage Under Dash Systems are made in the USA, include all parts necessary for a standard installation, and are backed by a three-year warranty against defects. For more information on the Vintage Air Heritage Under Dash Systems or any other product, visit www.VintageAir.com or call (800) 862-6658.


About Vintage Air
Vintage Air offers the most comprehensive line of high performance air conditioning components designed for street rods, sport trucks and performance cars. Owned and operated by experienced street rodders who have been involved in the sport for forty years, every Vintage Air product incorporates the very latest technology available and offers you the greatest efficiency and reliability available. Vintage Air’s goal is to help you cool your specialty vehicle in a more informed way and to supply you what you really need to get the job done right!

#VintageAir

THE PETERSEN CELEBRATES “THE HIGH ART OF RIDING LOW”

 


The Petersen Automotive Museum’s newest exhibit, which opened July 1st, features historic lowrider cars, including “El Muertorider” and “El Rey,” as well as works by Chicano artists.

Los Angeles, Calif. (July 5th, 2017) – The Petersen Automotive Museum celebrates the culture of the lowrider with the opening of its newest exhibit, “The High Art of Riding Low: Ranflas, Corazón e Inspiración.” The exhibit will run through Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 in the Armand Hammer Foundation Gallery presented by BMW of North America.

“The High Art of Riding Low” examines the lowrider as an artistic catalyst and cultural icon. The range of work on display – from installations to lithographs, sculptures to drawings, paintings to photography, as well as vehicles themselves—meld automotive ingenuity and imaginative expression. Vehicles in the new exhibit include “Our Family Car,” a 1950 Chevrolet Sedan painted by legendary artist Gilbert “Magu” Luján, “El Rey,” a 1963 Chevrolet Impala by Albert De Alba Sr., “El Muertorider,” a customized 1968 Chevy Impala by Artemio Rodríguez and John Jota Leaños, and “Gangster Squad ’39,” a 1939 Chevrolet Master Deluxe by Mister Cartoon.

The exhibit also features artists who have reworked and re-imagined the lowrider, including El Moisés, Estevan Oriol, Germs a.k.a. Jaime Zacarias and Luis Tapia.

“Chicano culture is so deeply intertwined with the culture of Los Angeles and automobiles represent a rich part of that,” said Terry L. Karges, Executive Director of the Petersen Automotive Museum. “We at the museum are honored to be in a position to share this vibrant and thriving culture with those who might not otherwise be exposed to it. ‘The High Art of Riding Low’ is going to be one of the most important exhibits we’ve curated.”

For more information on “The High Art of Riding Low: Ranflas, Corazón e Inspiración”, click here. For more information on the Petersen Automotive Museum, please visit www.Petersen.org or call 323/930.CARS.


ABOUT THE PETERSEN

The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity. The Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles, California, 90036. Admission prices are $15 for general admission adults, $12 for seniors and students with ID, $7 for children ages 3 to 12. Active military with ID, personal care attendants and children under three are admitted free. Museum hours are 10am to 6pm. For general information, call 323/930-CARS or visit www.Petersen.org.

 

THE 2018 VOLKSWAGEN ATLAS JOINS THE GREAT RACE

 


The new SUV from Volkswagen joins collector cars on the road for the 2,100 mile journey

 

Chattanooga, TN. (June, 2017) — Coker Tire announced today that the newest SUV crossover from Volkswagen – the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas – will be joining the Great Race as the pace vehicle.

Spectators along the race route will be among the first to see the Atlas in action and get up close and personal with the new vehicle at each Great Race stop.

The Atlas is based on VW’s traverse MQB platform shared with the Golf and new Tiguan. The base engine is a 2.0-liter, turbocharged making 238 horsepower. The support team will be comfortable taking the 2,100 mile journey with a spacious interior equipped with three rows and 96.8 cubic feet of cargo space, as well as a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink connectivity.

“We are excited to have the Atlas from Volkswagen as the pace vehicle,” said Corky Coker, CEO of Coker Tire. “This late model Volkswagen with its comfortable interior and modern amenities will make driving those 2,100 miles along the Dixie Highway much easier for the staff and support team running the Great Race.”

The Great Race, the world’s premiere vintage automobile speed/time/distance rally, will bring 120 of the world’s finest collector cars (built in 1972 and earlier) to 17 cities, starting June 24 in Jacksonville, Florida and ending July 2 in Traverse City, Michigan. The winner of the Great Race will receive $50,000 of the $150,000 total purse.

The event’s main sponsors are Hemmings Motor News, Hagerty, Coker Tire, Reliable Carriers, Champion Racing Oil and Stahls.

For more information on the Great Race, please visit www.GreatRace.com.

 

Coker Tire Company, Inc. based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is the world’s largest supplier of collector vehicle tires, with distributors in more than 30 countries. Corky Coker took ownership of the new and improved Great Race in 2011. For more information, to request a catalog or to place an order, call (800) 251-6336 or visit the Web site at www.CokerTire.com.

 


HELLWIG INTRODUCES BIG WIG AIR SPRINGS FOR 2017 FORD SUPER DUTY F250, F350 & F450

 


Hellwig Suspension Products Big Wig 2,800lb bolt-on air springs for the 2017 Super Duty trucks are engineered to increase your truck’s level load carrying capacity and improve driver safety while still providing a smooth ride.

Visalia, Calif. (June, 2017) – Hellwig Products, an industry-leading manufacturer of towing, hauling and performance suspension products, has released its new aftermarket air spring suspension system for the 2017 line of Ford Super Duty trucks. The Big Wig’s 2,800lb springs allow Super Duty owners to tow and haul heavy loads with improved safety, stability and comfort by maintaining a level ride height, improving overall drive control.

The all-new 2017 Ford Super Duty series is one of the hottest trucks on the market, thanks to its formidable and capable Power Stroke® V8 turbo diesel engine, and new look. While these new trucks may be rated to tow and haul the heaviest loads of any Super Duty to date, the weight of a heavy trailer or load in the bed will still cause these trucks to ride low in the rear, impacting driver control and safety. Thanks to Hellwig, Super Duty owners will be able to properly level their vehicle and restore it to a proper ride height, not only improving the truck’s appearance but also its safety by transferring weight back on the front tires for better braking, steering, and more even wear.

The Big Wig Air Springs are available for two-wheel drive F250 and F350 trucks with single rear wheels (Part #6116) as well as four wheel drive trucks with up to a 2-inch lift (Part # 6117) or with a 2-4-inch rear lift (Part #6119). Kits are also available for the F350 and F450 four-wheel drive and dually trucks with a stock ride height (Part #6112). These kits feature a 2,800lb air spring for each side and heavy-duty bulletproof brackets engineered to withstand the most demanding loads. The Big Wig air springs are 3-inches larger in diameter and up to 3-inches taller than those used by many other manufacturers. These larger springs require less air pressure for the same load, resulting in a softer spring rate, a more compliant ride, and increase level load carrying capacity up to the manufacturer’s GVWR.

Hellwig’s bolt-on air springs allow for quick adjustments in air pressure to match the load and can even be configured independently to level out uneven loads. When paired with the optional compressor and tank mount (Part #4803) the air pressure can be adjusted on the fly, allowing for quick load corrections without service station assistance.

The Hellwig Air Springs can be installed easily with simple hand tools and includes all necessary parts. Similarly, the optional compressor and tank mount include all necessary parts and hardware. Hellwig air springs come with a limited lifetime warranty. For more information on Hellwig’s Ford Super Duty Air Springs visit www.HellwigProducts.com.

 


About Hellwig Products:

A family owned business for 70 years, Hellwig Products specializes in American made, precision engineered products. This 4th generation California company started in 1946 selling helper springs to customers door to door. In the almost 70 years since, Hellwig Products continues to help enthusiasts with all their suspension needs. Hellwig is constantly improving their products to develop the best performance suspension parts in the industry. For more information please visit www.HellwigProducts.com.