The 24-year tire industry veteran signs on as Nitto Tire’s new Vice President of Sales, reporting directly to President and COO Keiko Brockel.

Cypress, Calif. (April 27, 2017) – Nitto Tire U.S.A., a leading manufacturer of off-road and street performance tires, has announced that it has hired Jeff Bootz as its new Vice President of Sales. Bootz comes to Nitto Tire from its sister company, Toyo Tire U.S.A., and begins his new role with Nitto on May 1, 2017.

After more than two decades of success leading sales initiatives for tire manufacturers, Jeff Bootz will now head up the sales team at Nitto Tire. Bootz began his career in the tire industry in 1992 when he was hired by Dunlop Tires as a Regional Sales Manager. From there, he quickly advanced into the Director of Sales position before moving to Toyo Tires U.S.A. in 2002. After seven years of continued success as a Regional Sales Manager with Toyo, Bootz was promoted to Director of Sales in 2009 and has filled that role until his current move to Nitto.

“We have been impressed with Jeff’s ability to drive sales, and his extensive knowledge of the industry” said Keiko Brockel, President of Nitto Tire U.S.A.. “We are confident that his experience will be a valuable addition to Nitto Tire and that, through his leadership, he will help us to continue to grow the sales of our full product line up.”

To learn more about Nitto Tire, please visit Nitto on Facebook at, on Twitter at @NittoTire, on YouTube at, or at



Nitto Tire ( develops performance tires for all uses, including racing, off-road and street. Using state-of-the-art manufacturing and testing facilities in both Japan and the United States, Nitto provides innovative and high-quality performance tires for the most demanding automotive enthusiasts. For more information about Nitto or its products, visit the company’s web site or contact the company directly. Nitto is a registered trademark of Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc., located at 5665 Plaza Drive, Ste. 250, Cypress, CA 90630.



Magnaflow announces its stainless-steel cat-back exhaust system for the 2017 Honda Ridgeline.


Oceanside, CA. (April, 2017) –Magnaflow has earned its reputation as one of the world’s best performance exhaust manufacturers by offering exhaust systems for nearly every application that look great, install easily and make power. With the goal of being first to market, Magnaflow has done it again by announce its performance exhaust system for the 2017 Honda Ridgeline.

The Honda Ridgeline sent waves through the light truck market when it was originally introduced. It provided a comfortable, well- built, efficient and easy to drive alternative to other more traditional light trucks. For 2017, Honda went above and beyond when they refreshed the Ridgeline making it even more practical for everyday use with tons of unique storage features and a torquey, efficient 3.5 liter V6 engine.

The one area where the Ridgeline needs a bit of help is overcoming Honda’s natural inclination to make their vehicles as quiet and unassuming as possible. Luckily, Magnaflow has the knowledge and expertise to help and have created a high-flowing stainless steel cat-back exhaust system that gives owners a great V6 growl without drone or excessive noise.

The Magnaflow system begins with stainless steel 2.5” tubing and goes into a 5”x8”x18” polished oval muffler and then into a resonator. The system exits on the vehicle’s passenger size behind the rear wheel and terminates in a polished 4” polished tip.

This system, like all MagnaFlow performance exhaust systems, is 50-state emissions compliant. Additionally, all MagnaFlow exhaust systems come with a Lifetime Warranty, and each kit includes all the necessary hardware and components for a complete, bolt-on installation. MagnaFlow products are proudly made in the USA. For more information, visit to find a dealer near you.



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San Marino Motor Classic Returns to Lacy Park June 11


Stunning display of 300 classic and rare cars comes to the Pasadena area to benefit local charities.


SAN MARINO, Calif. (April 11, 2017) – The San Marino Motor Classic: Design in Motion returns for its seventh annual show. More than 300 classic collector cars spanning over a century will be on display Sunday, June 11 at Lacy Park located at 1485 Virginia Road in San Marino. Gates open at 9 a.m.

Since its inception in 2010, the concours-level car show has raised over $1.3 million for local charities. Proceeds from this year’s show will benefit the Pasadena Humane Society, the San Marino Rotary Foundation, and the University of Southern California Marching Band.

The 2017 show will feature a broad spectrum of collector cars from Brass and Nickel Era cars to American Muscle cars, Hot Rods, Italian exotics and everything in-between. A pre-event evening gala, “A Symphony of Cars: Vintage Automobiles and their Music,” will be held on Saturday, June 10. Cars, spanning over a century, will glide down an elevated runway accompanied by music of the era performed by the USC Trojan Marching Band, the number one college marching band in the country. On Sunday, the Automobile Driving Museum will also be giving rides around the perimeter of the show in various classic cars.

“This show brings together art, history, and families,” says Aaron Weiss, event Chairman and co-founder.  “It’s an opportunity to see and hear some of world’s most beautiful and rare cars, while supporting worthy causes.”

Top honors at the 2016 event went to a 1930 Rolls-Royce Towncar from the Nethercutt Collection and a 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SC Coupe owned by Vin and Erika DiBona. Car enthusiast and ABC 7’s Automotive Specialist, Dave Kunz, and racing royalty Ed Justice, Jr. return as emcees this year.

Advance tickets are available online for $25. Tickets the day of the event are $30. Children 12 and under are free. VIP Spectator tickets are also available for $125, which include a gourmet lunch, wine and beer. Tickets for Saturday’s Gala are $250 per person and include general admission to the San Marino Motor Classic on Sunday. Vendors and gourmet food trucks onsite. Street parking available. Parking shuttle provided. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit





The Petersen Automotive Museum and Kohn Pedersen Fox have been honored by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design with its American Architecture Award for 2017.

Los Angeles (April 12, 2017) – Just over a year after its grand re-opening after a $90M remodel that changed the skyline of Los Angeles’ “Museum Row,” The Petersen Automotive Museum has been honored by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design as one of the most significant building projects in America owing to its radical exterior design by architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox. The American Architecture Award, which is presented in conjunction with The European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and Metropolitan Arts Press, has been given out every year since 1994, and will be presented at a gala ceremony held at the Orlando Museum of Art.

According to the Athenaeum, The American Architecture Award was created “to honor the best and most significant new buildings, landscape and planning projects which were designed and/or built in the United States or abroad by the most important American architects and planners practicing nationally and internationally.”

The Petersen’s renovation was unique among museum projects in that it was a retrofit, rather than a complete knock down or new building. Gene Kohn and Trent Tesch of Kohn Pedersen Fox worked together to take what had been a gray concrete box originally designed as a mid-century department store and transform it into a striking organic shape, serving as a visual anchor of the Miracle Mile neighborhood utilizing a façade of flowing stainless steel ribbons over a corrugated red shell.

“To even be considered for such an award is an honor,” said Terry Karges, executive director of the Petersen Automotive Museum. “Coincidentally, this award was created in 1994 – the same year Robert E. Petersen founded our museum in a repurposed department store. His vision was a powerful one, but it was not until our board of directors – lead by Peter Mullin, David Sydorick and Bruce Meyer – tapped Gene Kohn and his team that we were able to fully realize Petersen’s dream to build a museum in the heart of Los Angeles that serves as an intersection of cars and art, engineering and design. We now have a building as beautiful and thought provoking as the collection displayed inside. We are grateful for this honor, it would not have been possible without KPF, our local architects House & Robertson, and the craftsmen who built it at Zahner and MATT Construction.”

Previous projects to receive the American Architecture Award include the National September 11th Memorial Museum, the Pasadena City College Center for the Arts, and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures which is being built across the street from the Petersen.

For more information about the event or exhibit, visit or call 323/964-CARS. For more information on the American Architecture Awards and the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design please visit For more information on Kohn Pedersen Fox please visit


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


Vintage Air’s new Gen IV SureFit kit for the U.S. spec 1968-1983 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 brings modern computerized climate control to a classic off-roader.

San Antonio, Texas (April, 2017) – Vintage Air, the inventors of performance air conditioning for everything from trucks to modern supercars, is excited to announce its new Gen IV SureFit air conditioning and heating system for the 1968-1983 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40. This new Gen IV SureFit kit will allow owners of the vintage Land Cruisers to easily bolt-in a modern climate control system with fully electronic controls without any major modifications to their vehicle.

The Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 is famous for its reliability, strength, and off-road ability thanks to the Japanese approach to engineering that focuses on the relentless pursuit of perfection. The no-nonsense FJ40 was produced for the United States for over a decade and is still revered for its off-road prowess today. While the FJ40 is highly capable off-road, many of them lack creature comforts that consumers expect in their vehicles today including air conditioning. Vintage Air’s newest Gen IV SureFit kit alleviates that problem by providing FJ40 owners with a rugged bolt-in, electronic climate control system that includes everything you need to be comfortable while out on the trail or cruising down the street.

Vintage Air’s Gen IV kit features numerous improvements over the previous system including a larger condenser assembly, a redesigned compressor mounting bracket with the added availability of pulleys and an optional high-output alternator. The durable new Gen IV evaporator design dramatically improves heating, cooling, and cabin air delivery, and the electronic control system replaces those problematic mechanical cables with modern electronic rotary potentiometer controls. These controls provide variable fan speed, dash/floor/defrost air blend and adjustable temperature control. The Gen IV system incorporates separate cooling and heating coils with a blend air door for “just right” temperatures, and all Gen IV systems also feature a microprocessor controlled ECU. This “electronic brain” not only allows for precise control of the Gen IV’s door stepper motors, but it also monitors the internal A/C coil temperature with a thermistor, eliminating the need for a traditional thermostat and capillary tube, simplifying installation and operation. Optional Proline controls and louvers (available separately) add a level of customization.

The Gen IV SureFit air conditioning system for the 1968-1983 U.S.-spec Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 models is available both as a Complete Kit (Part Number 941200) and as an Evaporator Kit (Part Numbers 751200) for those customers that have already installed under-hood components.

Vintage Air climate control systems are Made in the USA, include parts necessary for a standard installation, and are backed by a three-year warranty against defects. For more information on the Vintage Air Gen IV SureFit air conditioning system for the 1968-83 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40, visit 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!



With increased values at the lower end of the classic car market, many people are choosing to invest their returns in a vehicle that offers more enjoyment than a standard fiduciary product.

Phoenix, Ariz. (April 11, 2017) — Recent trends in the classic car market have illustrated that returns on investments are better than ever with sales at the high end of the market offering up to a 500 percent ROI for smart investors. Trends are heating up at the entry level end of the market with more modest cars beginning to appreciate in value. With Tax Day just around the corner, our experts have some suggestions as to how you can invest your money in something tangible that you can enjoy with your family for years to come – an entry-level classic car.

Based on extensive research, our experts have compiled a list of 10 vehicles that can be bought for less than $10,000 and that will continue to appreciate in the future. What sets the vehicles on this list apart is that these cars are modern enough keep up with traffic, are relatively affordable to maintain and allow owners to enjoy their purchases on the road.

1. 1969-1973 Mercedes-Benz 280SE – Mercedes of this period are absolutely legendary for their unflappable build quality and are renowned for being wonderful driving cars. Parts availability is excellent thanks to outlets like Mercedes Classic Center. While the 300SEL might tempt the braver buyer, avoid cars with air suspension as getting them in top form can be an incredibly expensive proposition. Also avoid earlier carbureted models, as they’re simply too slow to keep up with modern traffic.

2. Chevrolet Corvair – More than just about any other modern automobile, the Chevrolet Corvair got a bad rap. Mr. Nader’s book doomed what was one of the most innovative and unusual automobiles to ever come out of Detroit. While the very early models almost deserve the criticism for their wayward handling, this was mostly ironed out by the second or third model year. These cars are very simple mechanically and the aftermarket for parts is decent. They are incredibly affordable and are a perfect foot into the rear-engined air-cooled world for those who don’t have Porsche 911 money.

3. 1990-1994 Lexus LS400 – These cars were so obsessively engineered and unbelievably well-built that finding nice ones is still pretty easy. The LS400 is a future classic and something that still looks great and can be driven for a long time. It’s rear-wheel drive and features a super-smooth V8.

4. 1979-1992 Jaguar XJ6 – This car was in production for an incredibly long period of time and while the jokes about British reliability are true, this car can be a faithful companion for a modest outlay of cash if regularly maintained and watched like a hawk. The Jaguar straight six is buttery smooth and the interior feels like the smoking lounge of some exclusive “members-only club.” Parts availability and marque-specialist mechanics abound and the cost of entry for a nice one of these is well worth the premium over buying a car with needs.

5. Alfa Romeo 164 – As the last Alfa to grace America’s shores until the advent of the 4C, the 164 served as a truly wonderful swan song. The famed Busso V6 and the much-loved TwinSpark four-cylinder models provided ample motivation for the Pininfarina-designed body. Despite its front-wheel drive layout, the 164 remains a pleasant and exciting car to drive on twisty roads. These cars were some of the first Alfas to use a predominantly galvanized body, so rust is less of a concern than with earlier cars. Parts availability is decent and running costs are low to average.

6. Volvo 240 – The humble Volvo 240 may seem like an unlikely choice for a future classic, but these cars have started to appreciate. In stock form, these cars will run absolutely forever and with some simple suspension modifications, they can really handle. Build quality is stellar and these cars still have the lowest instance of driver fatalities of any car in history, plus the climate control vent knobs look like Oreos. What’s not to love? Stay away from cars with corrosion problems or any issues involving the heating system. Consumables are cheap and service is incredibly simple making it a perfect starter classic.

7. BMW E36 M3 – The E36 chassis M3 of the mid-’90s has not historically been the recipient of the kind of love that is reserved for its earlier or later siblings. Things are starting to change though, and people are beginning to see what a capable and fun performance car the US-market E36 M3 is. While its true that the US cars were somewhat watered-down compared to their European brethren, that slightly more mellow drivetrain translates to reduced running costs and easier serviceability. The aftermarket for these cars is expansive and BMW specialists are everywhere. Pro Tip: the four door version is cheaper and handles better than the two door version.

8. 1987-1993 Ford Mustang – The Fox-body Mustang is having a renaissance. These cars, which were once so unloved and mistreated, are now cool and their prices are rising steadily. We like the aesthetic design of the third (and final) version of the car, and feel like it has aged the best. The Mustang and its 5.0 liter V8 are absolutely bulletproof and respond well to modification. The aftermarket for the Mustang is obviously colossal and these are a blast to drive.

9. 1948-1950 Packard – The so-called “Bathtub Packards” are more than a little unorthodox in their design, having been adorned with extra sheet metal when the company couldn’t afford a full post-war refresh. It’s this styling that lets them stand apart today from the tides of other American cars of that period. When you add the delightful Packard Straight-8 engine and a supremely comfortable interior and a shockingly low price of entry, these are pretty attractive starter classics. The build quality is decent and with the internet, sourcing parts isn’t very tough and entropy ensures that before too long, prices will rise.

10. 1960s and 1970s Buick, Oldsmobile and Pontiac Wagons – The wagons from GM’s “other” brands represent a pretty decent value proposition when compared to their bowtie-sporting siblings. The styling of these wagons also runs a little left of center so for those who don’t necessarily mind a little quirk in their ride. Powertrains and running gear are pretty much standard GM fare so keeping one of these on the road is as easy as it gets. The aftermarket has an abundance of parts and as a wagon owner, you’re guaranteed to get nods of respect on the freeway.

The classic car market is friendlier and easier to access than ever before. Entry prices are low, the quality of cars at the lower end of the market is high. Investing in a collector car can be just as good an investment as a traditional fiduciary investment, but unlike a stock or bond portfolio a collector car provides hundreds of hours of long term enjoyment. The classic car hobby is also a great way to engage one’s family and share a passion that teaches skills and builds memories. For more information on growing trends in the classic car marketplace and for many listings of great affordable classics that are available for purchase, please visit



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Hedman Hedders’ new 2-inch Long Tube Race Headers for the 2006-17 SRT8 6.1L and 2009-17 R/T 5.7L Charger, Magnum, Challenger, and 300 deliver bolt-on power and performance.

Whittier, Calif. (April, 2017) – Hedman Hedders, an industry leading performance header manufacturer since 1954, is excited to announce its new 2-inch Long Tube Race Headers for the 2006-2017 SRT8 and the 2009-2017 R/T Dodge Charger, Magnum, Challenger, and Chrysler 300 vehicles. These headers feature full Stainless Steel construction and are designed to deliver maximum exhaust flow and power from a modified HEMI engine.

Chrysler’s HEMI engine has always been synonymous with performance and its return to the Dodge and Chrysler vehicle lineup in 2003 brought with it a renewed horsepower war between the “Big Three” in Detroit. As Mopar fans began modifying their modern HEMIs with superchargers, nitrous, or big displacement engine builds, the need for headers that were capable of handling the exhaust flow of these heavily modified engines became rapidly apparent. Now, with Hedman’s new 2-inch Long Tube Race Headers, Charger, Magnum, Challenger and 300 owners have a high-flowing set of headers that have been race-tested to deliver maximum power.

Built in the U.S.A., Hedman’s 2-inch Long Tube Race Headers are constructed with 304 Stainless Steel and feature sturdy 3/8-inch flanges, 2-inch 16-gauge mandrel bent primaries, and 3-inch ball/socket collectors for maximum exhaust flow. Hedman’s long tube headers are designed to fit 2006-2017 SRT8 6.1L and 6.4L and 2009-2017 R/T 5.7L Dodge Charger, Magnum and Challenger and Chrysler 300 vehicles with floor shift automatic and manual transmissions. Independent dyno testing has also demonstrated a 12% increase in horsepower on highly modified vehicles. These headers are available in your choice of either a raw stainless finish (Part Number 72640), silver HTC high-temp ceramic-metallic coating (Part Number 72646), or Black Maxx satin black (Part Number 72643).

Hedman Hedders’ 2-inch Long Tube Race Headers for the ’06-17 SRT8 and ’09-17 R/T Charger, Magnum, Challenger, and 300 come with all necessary mounting hardware, gaskets, and installation instructions. Hedman backs its headers with a limited lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects, and warranties its ceramic-metallic finishes for five years. For more information, call (562) 921-0404, email, or visit


About Hedman Hedders
Hedman Hedders began as a one man shop in 1954. Bob Hedman, founder of Hedman Hedders, sold his highly sought after exhaust tubes to fellow racers on the dry lakes of the Mojave Desert. In the years since, the Hedman Performance Group has constantly reshaped itself to meet environmental requirements and incorporate computer technology to ensure that its products offer the best performance improvement possible for street, race and off-road vehicles. With the addition of Hamburger’s Performance Products, Trans-Dapt Performance Products and Hedman Husler Hedders, the Hedman Performance Group continues to develop the best performance proven parts in the industry with a focus on making parts in the USA. For more information please visit


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“Seeing Red: 70 Years of Ferrari” will feature over a dozen Ferraris, all adorned in red, displayed in the Bruce Meyer Family Gallery including a 1955 Ferrari 857 Sport, 1980 Ferrari 312 T5 and the 2001 Ferrari F1 driven by Formula One champion Michael Schumacher.

Los Angeles, Calif. (April 4th, 2017) – The Petersen Automotive Museum is set to debut its latest exhibition in the Bruce Meyer Family Gallery, presented by Rolex, “Seeing Red: 70 Years of Ferrari.” The exhibit is a celebration of seven decades of beautiful and fast automobiles and the man, Enzo Ferrari, who brought them to the attention of the world via sheer force of will. It will showcase several examples of the brand’s most lauded designs including the legendary 250 GTO, the 166MM, the 250 TR, the 250LM and the 2001 Ferrari F1 driven by Formula One racer Michael Schumacher in one of his most dominating years in the series. The exhibit will launch on Thursday, April 27th, 2017 with a grand reception sponsored by Gearys and will open to the public on Saturday, April 29th, 2017. It will run through April of 2018.

Few brands have captured the imagination of the world more than Ferrari. For 70 years, Enzo Ferrari’s prancing horses have thrilled car enthusiasts both young and old with their racing and road cars. To celebrate the Italian automaker’s 70th Anniversary, and through the leadership of Bruce Meyer, “Seeing Red” will feature a collection of 11 of the rarest and finest road and race Ferraris, all in its signature red paint.

“We’re so thrilled to bring some of the world’s most beautiful Ferraris to the Petersen,” said Bruce Meyer, founding chairman of the Petersen’s Board of Directors. “Seeing that Rosso Corsa paint and the beautiful curves of the body work is always enough to make your heart skip a beat. ‘Seeing Red’ will be one of the most significant gatherings of Ferraris in the world and I’m so pleased to be able to share it with the public in our gallery.”

The exhibition will open with a grand reception on Thursday, April 27th at the Petersen. This exclusive event will include cocktails, appetizers, live music and presentation, with a special tribute to legendary racer, Phil Hill, hosted by Hill’s son, Derek Hill. This opening reception is open to the public and tickets are available for $100 with a special VIP vault tour and Ferrari book package available for $175.

“This new exhibit is another example of how the Petersen views cars, as art, and nothing is more appropriate than red Ferrari models,” said Terry Karges, Executive Director of the Petersen Automotive Museum. “We’re confident this exhibit will helps us continue our success and really get people talking and learning about Ferrari.”

For more information on the Seeing Red opening reception and to RSVP, visit For more information on the Petersen Automotive Museum, please visit or call 323/930.CARS.


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

HRE Expands FlowForm Line With New FF04 Model

HRE adds new ten-spoke design aimed at the sports car segment to the FlowForm wheel series.

San Diego, Calif. (March, 2017) – HRE Performance Wheels is known the world over as a purveyor of beautiful and exclusive forged wheels. When it introduced the FlowForm line in 2012, HRE wanted to create a line of wheels infused with the passion and attention to detail seen it its most exclusive wheels, but at a price that was attainable for all HRE enthusiasts. Since that time, the FlowForm brand has proven itself to be the perfect entry-level product for those striving to own a set of HRE wheels. The new FF04 design marks the latest and most refined addition to the FlowForm brand and enables customers to experience HRE levels of style and performance, starting at just $625 each.

The FlowForm wheel line is created using a high-tech flow-forming process which dramatically reduces the weight of the wheel without sacrificing durability and strength. The new FF04 wheels are engineered and tested to the same standards of HRE’s forged products and will carry TUV certification for sale in Europe and JWL/VIA certification for sale in Japan.

The FF04 wheel features a beautiful V-spoke design and will initially be offered in popular fitments for the BMW M3/M4, BMW M2, Chevrolet Camaro and Cadillac CTS-V with many more to follow in the coming months. Available in an all-new exciting standard finish called Liquid Metal, and including three new optional finishes; Eureka (Satin Metallic Gold), Vapor (Satin Metallic Silver), and Palladium (Gloss Metallic Silver).

“The success of our FlowForm brand has been amazing,” said Alan Peltier, president of HRE Performance Wheels. “As we look to further that success, the FF04 is a perfect example of how you don’t always have to sacrifice quality and style to meet an affordable price target. It just takes hard work, tremendous skill and a never-ending passion to be the best. I think this design will be our most successful FlowForm style yet, reaching enthusiasts that have long considered, but never felt they could afford an HRE wheel.”


About HRE Performance Wheels:
HRE designs, engineers and manufactures 3-piece and 1-piece forged aluminum alloy wheels for Racing, Performance & Luxury cars and SUVs in their San Diego, California-based, TÜV-approved facility. HRE’s built-to-order wheel sets offer a customized choice of offsets, widths and finishes, resulting in a uniquely personal style and performance solution for each customer’s application. HRE wheels are sold through select high-end car dealerships, specialty retailers and performance companies worldwide. For more information, visit or call an HRE wheel expert at (760) 598-1960.



Hellwig’s new forged front and rear sway bars for the new 2017 F-250 and F-350 Super Duty trucks reduce body roll and improve driver control.

Visalia, Calif. (March, 2017) –Hellwig Products, an industry leading manufacturer of towing, hauling and performance suspension products, released front and rear sway bars for the 2017 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty pickups. These upgraded sway bars will improve the handling and control during everything from daily driving to heavy duty towing and hauling.

The Ford Super Duty line of pickup trucks has long been a work horse tasked with everything from family vacations to commercial hauling. While the new 2017 F-250 and F-350 Super Duty are the most powerful heavy duty trucks the Blue Oval has ever made, they still come equipped with an undersized front factory sway bar that does not provide adequate roll control and small rear sway bar or no rear sway bar at all. Now, Hellwig’s upgraded forged sway bars deliver drastic improvements to handling and body roll control, making the truck safer and more fun to drive.

Hellwig Products offers an upgraded 1 5/16-inch solid front sway bar (Part #7712) and a 1 1/4-inch rear sway bar (Part #7761) for 4 wheel drive trucks. They also offer an upgraded 1 1/2-inch solid front sway bar (Part #7713) and a 1 1/4-inch rear sway bar (Part #7762) for 2 wheel drive applications. Its Big Wig 1 5/16-inch rear sway bar is designed specifically for heavy duty towing applications for both 2 wheel (Part #7320) and 4 wheel (Part #7321) drive, single wheel and dually trucks. The larger Hellwig front sway bar replaces the undersized factory bar and when combined with the added larger Hellwig rear sway bar, provides the ultimate improvement for daily driving and tow/haul. These bolt-on upgraded bars are forged from 4140 Chromoly steel, heat treated for durability, and feature a forged 3-hole adjustable end to allow you to tune the bars to your exact load and driving style.

Hellwig sway bars can be installed in a few hours with simple hand tools, come with all necessary parts and hardware, are made in the USA and come with a Lifetime Warranty on all steel parts. Helper Springs are already available for this application and air springs and sway bars for lifted vehicles will be coming soon. For more information on Hellwig’s 2017 Super Duty sway bars visit


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