Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Brad Paisley Silverado Debuts as SEMA Concept Truck

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Chevrolet has recently revealed several new concept trucks and SUVs for SEMA, the annual convention of automotive performance parts and styling accessories happening now in Las Vegas.

Country music and Silverado fans alike will enjoy this Brad Paisley Signature Silverado.

This is how GM describes the Brad Paisley Signature Silverado:

Like his music, the concept vehicle country star Brad Paisley collaborated on with Chevrolet designers blends tasteful country style with an edge, featuring a custom paint job, high-performance accents, a lowered stance and – no surprise here – an amped-up sound system.

The custom-blended paint scheme incorporates Paisley’s logo as a styling element. It’s accented with a performance-oriented hood extractor vent and tailgate aero lip, black tubular assist steps, Chevrolet Accessories 22-inch wheels – custom-painted matte black – Chevrolet Accessories chrome tow hooks and a spray-in bedliner with an integrated Chevrolet bowtie logo in the bed.

The stance is lowered two inches and red brake calipers are visible through the black wheels. There’s also a Borla performance exhaust system.

Inside, Paisley’s Silverado is equipped with a rear-seat entertainment system and a Kicker subwoofer that enhances the audio system with richer sound. Paisley also helped select the cabin’s color and trim, which includes blue suede inserts in the black leather seats – accented with blue stitching – and additional anodized blue interior trim.

You can catch Brad co-hosting (with Carrie Underwood) the Country Music Association Awards Show (the CMAs) tonight on ABC. 

What do you think?   Are you a fan of this 2014 Brad Paisley Chevy Silverado?

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Customized Hummer H2 with Lambo Doors

Lambo Doors, Scissor Doors, Wing Doors, Butterfly Doors or Lamborghini Doors...whatever you want to call them, they take a vehicle to the next level of turning heads.

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In this case it's a Hummer H2 with Lambo doors.  If you think the Lambo doors and Rockstar wheels make this white with black trimmed beauty special on the outside, wait until you see the interior.  The premium audio and video system, sunroof and premium black leather will have you sitting pretty and thoroughly entertained.

Go anywhere in this hot 4x4 built to impress.

2003 Hummer H2 
  • Lamborghini doors
  • Automatic transmission
  • 4 Wheel Drive
  • Premium black leather interior
  • Premium audio & video system
  • Lifted
  • Sunroof
  • Custom black Rockstar wheels

To see this beast of an SUV, visit Japanese Auto Sales at 77 East 4500 South in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Or for more information call 801-261-0076. 

This amazing Hummer H2 is featured on the cover of our magazine this week.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

BMW's Next Big Thing: The i8 Plug-in Electric Supercar

The official unveiling of the BMW i8 hybrid sports car is scheduled for September 10 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, but images of the car have been "leaked" ahead of the debut.

The BMW i8 hybrid will be powered by a 1.5-liter twin-turbo diesel with 231 hp, acting on the rear axle, and a 131 hp electric motor driving the front wheels. 

BMW expects the hybrid to do well over 100 mpg.

And that mileage efficiency doesn't come at the cost of speed.  The i8 hits 62mph in less than 4.5 seconds and can level out at a full 155 mph.

The photos reveal a somewhat futuristic but elegant interior, wing doors and a stunning exterior.

If you'd like to compare it to the i8 Spyder concept vehicle, click here.

So how would you like a hybrid with M3 like performance, Prius-beating efficiency and killer supercar looks?  Not a bad combo.

Source:  Carhoots

Friday, August 30, 2013

SLC Police Department's Newly Restored 1975 Nova to Debut at Cruzin' For Cops Car Show

A great way to spend some time this Labor Day weekend - check out the 1st Annual Cruzin' For Cops car and motorcycle show in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.  

A highlight of the show will be the Salt Lake City Police Department's newly restored 1975 Nova that officer's used to race at Bonneville Raceway.

The Salt Lake City Police Mutual Aid Association is a registered 501(c)(3). All proceeds from “Cruzin’ for Cops” will benefit police department personnel experiencing medical or extreme financial hardship.

What:  Cruizin' For Cops Car Show

When:  August 31st, 10am - 5pm

Where: 475 South 300 East (Public Safety Building), SLC, Utah

For more information visit: 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Ford Fans to Flock to Park City for the Intermountain Mustang and All Ford Stampede

Utah's biggest and most celebrated Mustang show of the year, the13th Annual Intermountain Mustang and All Ford Stampede kicks off this weekend in Park City, Utah. The Ford Mustang will be the focus of the event, but many other incredible Ford and Mercury models will also be on display.  One can expect to see hundreds of amazing Mustangs as well as Cougars, Thunderbirds, Fairlane Thunderbolts and hopefully a few Shelby Cobras.

The Mustang and All Ford Stampede, put on by the Northern Utah Mustang Owners Association, features vintage models, limited editions, collector cars, late models and even daily drivers.  If you are a Ford fan, you don't want to miss this event.

Admission to this exciting outdoor event is free and the IMAFS will take place at Redstone Center at Kimball Junction.  The car show will be judged by guest judges and this year NUMOA is introducing a new Spectators' Choice Award.

The Northern Utah Mustang Owners Association (NUMOA) is Utah's largest Ford Mustang club.  Anyone owning or having an interest and a passion for Mustangs and Fords are encouraged to join.  All years of Fords are welcome.  Club dues are $25 annually and members are eligible for discounts on Mustang and Ford parts and service at Larry H. Miller Ford, Lincoln, Mercury as well as other sponsoring businesses. To learn more about NUMOA, click here.

What:  Intermountain Mustang and All Ford Stampede

When:  Aug 16th - 17th

Where:  Redstone Center at Kimball Junction, Park City, Utah

Friday, August 16

Photo Shoot for charity 7:00am - 9:00am, Redstone Center at Kimball Junction, Park City
Pony Trails/Cruise 10:00 am to approximately 3:00 pm
Registration 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Host Hotel

Saturday, August 17

Registration 8:00 am - 10:00 am at the Redstone Center, Kimball Junction
Day of show registration 9 - 10am
Free Continental Breakfast (while supplies last)
Car Show, Mustang and Ford Show-n-Shine 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Poker Trot during car show
Banquet Dinner & Car Show Awards Ceremony 7:00 pm Newpark Resort, Kimball Junction

Source: Northern Utah Mustang Owners Association

Monday, August 12, 2013

Jay Leno Takes the New Camaro Z28 for a Test Drive

The new Z28 Camaro. Camaro fans have been waiting for this nimble, incredibly powerful car for a long time. In this episode of  Jay Leno's Garage, Jay gets to be the first person outside of GM to put the new 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 through its paces on a test drive.

You can watch the episode here.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Salt Lake Valley Buick GMC Car Show to Benefit Angel's Hands Foundation

Don't miss the 3rd Annual Salt Lake Valley Buick GMC Motorcycles customer appreciation Hot Rod, Truck & Bike Show going on this Saturday, August 10th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Live music will be provided by local band Moose Canoe along with food and prizes.  Proceeds for the event will benefit Angel's Hands Foundation.

When:  Saturday, August 10th

Where:  725 West 3300 South, Salt Lake City, Utah

Time:  10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Day of Hope Car Show to Benefit Child Victims of Crime

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The Day of Hope Car Show, Utah's fastest growing car show, will be held this Saturday at Veteran's Memorial Park in West Jordan, Utah.  This show should be a lot of fun with hundreds of vintage and contemporary cars on display and plenty of family friendly events throughout the day.

Enjoy the only food truck war in Utah, live music, vendors and family fun for the kids.  Awards will be handed out by V.I.P. judges and all the proceeds for the day's event will benefit the over 1,600 child victims of crime served each year by the Children's Justice Center of Salt Lake County.  

Admission is free to attend and car entries are $25 the day of show.

For more information visit:

When:  Saturday, August 3rd

Where: 8020 S. Rosa Park Drive (West of Redwood Road)

Time:  Noon - 4:30 p.m

You can learn more about the Children's Justice Center of Salt Lake County at:

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Motorcyclist in Orem, Utah grabs coffee cup from rear bumper of moving SUV

We file this one under "flirting with disaster".

Have you seen this video from 28 year old motorcyclist Nate Bos, shot from his helmet mounted GoPro Hero3 on Geneva Road in Orem, Utah?

The HD video shows what happened back in May when Bos, riding his 2003 Honda CBR 600RR, spotted a coffee mug teetering precariously on the back bumper of a Ford Explorer.  Bos told ABC News recently that he "knew right away" when he saw the cup that he was going to give it back to the lady driving the SUV. Bos uses his 10 years of riding experience to glide up close enough to the bumper to retrieve the cup and then manages to ride alongside the Explorer long enough for the driver to notice he has her cup. The driver slows down a bit, rolls down the window, takes the cup and indicates that it was her daughter that left it on the bumper.  The driver of the SUV thanks Bos and both continue on without stopping!

The video has gone viral with more than a million views after someone posted it to the popular internet sharing site Reddit.  And the recent interview with ABC News added even more interest in the video.

In a "do as I say, not as I do" moment, Bos wisely admits that he "wouldn't recommend anybody else sneaking up on a car like that."

Watch the daring rescue of the cup, the hand off and then a little celebratory "hand dance" at the end:

Source:  ABC News

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

2013 Cache Valley Cruise In to Feature 1969 Dodge Super Bee Grand Prize Giveaway

The Cache Valley Cruising Association is set to present the Cache Valley Cruise In July 4th, 5th and 6th at the Cache County Fairgrounds in Logan, Utah.

The Cache Valley Cruise-In has grown each successive year and is now attracting over 1000  vehicles which include Street Rods, Street Machines, Customs, Restored Vehicles, Motorcycles, and Trucks, while spectator attendance has risen to more than 30,000 people. This is one of Northern Utah and Southern Idaho's most loved premiere events and it is all capped off Saturday night from 6:30 - 8:30 with a Main Street Cruising Parade. 

The Grand Prize Giveaway Car this year will be a 1969 Dodge Super Bee.  Equipped with the standard 383 Magnum engine and heavy-duty 4 speed transmission, it is a shining example of Mopar’s take on the muscle car.  The style is vintage 60’s. The blue paint and the white vinyl top are complemented by the white bumblebee stripe across the trunk and rear quarters.  

Rock superstar Pat Benatar will perform as the headline act Friday, July 5th.  Joining her onstage will be her husband and longtime lead guitarist/songwriting partner Neil Giraldo.  Benatar is a 4-time Grammy Award winner and has sold over 30 million albums, garnering 14 Top 40 hits, including such classics as "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" and "Love is a Battlefield."

The Cache Valley Cruise In has grown to be one of the largest outdoor vintage car shows in the Mountain West.  Show admission is $5.00 each for anyone age 18 and over and $1.00 for ages 5-17. Your admittance ticket gives you a chance to win the giveaway car.  A ticket is good for all 3 days of the show.

Cache County Fairgrounds: 400 South 500 West, Logan

Event dates and times:

THURSDAY - July 4, 2013

8:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration at Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites (853 South Main, Logan)
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Women's World
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Swap Meet, Commercial Booths, Food Court
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Poker Run
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Café Rio Dinner (Poker Run last stop)
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Sock Hop at Fairgrounds

FRIDAY - JULY 5, 2013

8:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration at Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites (853 South Main, Logan)
9:00 am – 4:30 pm Show-N-Shine
10:00 am – 5:00 pm Women's World
10:00 am – 6:00 pm Swap Meet, Commercial Booths, & Food Court
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Kids Games
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Lip Sync Contest, Street Rod Fashion Show
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Concert at Fairgrounds (gates open at 6:30 pm)


8:00 am – 11:00 am Breakfast at fairgrounds (Local Firefighters)
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Registration at Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites (853 South Main, Logan)
9:00 am – 4:30 pm Show-N-Shine
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Women's World
10:00 am – 6:00 pm Swap Meet, Commercial Booths, & Food Court
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Kids Games
4:30 pm – Awards Ceremony in Rodeo Arena
6:00 pm – Drawing for Giveaway Car
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Main Street Cruising Parade

Friday, June 14, 2013

Man of Steel Ram Pickup Truck Promotes Superman Movie

Ram has created a special truck, officially known as the Ram Power Wagon Man of Steel Edition, that will be making appearances across the country as promotion for the new Superman movie (opening today).

The truck was on display earlier this week at the New York City premiere of Man of Steel and will be travelling around the country to various events, including the Texas State Fair and the National Rodeo Finals in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Eventually it will be auctioned off for charity.

The truck, in Dark Ceramic Gray (think Clark Kent's suit), has a red accent grill with high gloss black roof and black 17-inch off-road alloy wheels.  A large Superman "S" is emblazoned on the front center grill, the back tailgate and also is stitched in red on the seat backs.  A Man of Steel badge is also found on the glove box.

Ram (Chrysler's truck division) says the truck does not make an appearance in the movie, but that several vintage Ram trucks make cameos.  This is a great looking truck that people will enjoy getting to see up close as a tie-in to what is expected to be one of the summer's biggest blockbuster movies.

For a great selection of new and used Ram pickup trucks for sale in Utah, click here.

Source:  Ram

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Throwback Thursday: 1978 MGB Roadster

It's Throwback Thursday, so we are featuring this cute little yellow 1978 MGB Roadster available at Salt Lake Valley Buick GMC.  This MGB convertible has only 68,573 miles on it with a black interior that looks to be in great condition.  Just in time for top-down fun in the sun this summer, you could be rocking a classic.

Salt Lake Valley Buick GMC is located at 725 West, 3300 South in Salt Lake City, Utah.

For a great selection of new cars or used cars for sale in Utah, click here.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Stella Genuine Scooter with Sidecar

We saw this beauty for sale in Springville, Utah recently.  A Stella Genuine Scooter with sidecar.  Love the extra chrome up front!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Chevrolet has fun with National Donut Day and a Camaro ZL1

Time to make the donuts!

The first Friday in June is the day to celebrate National Donut Day.  And, while some are enjoying a free donut from their local Dunkin' Donuts or Krispy Kreme store, Chevrolet is having a little fun with the day as well.

Check out this video featuring a "professional donut maker" in a Chevy Camaro ZL1.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day (With Some Help From Kid President)

We hope all you moms are having a wonderful Mother's Day.

Kid President has a few words of advice to moms everywhere. Be sure to share this with the special moms in your life.  Enjoy!

Source: SoulPancake

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

April Action Car Show - Moab, Utah

The April Action Car Show takes place this weekend against the stunning backdrop of Moab, Utah.  People  travel from all over the U.S. to participate in all that Moab has to offer during this special weekend.

The Rotary Club of Moab is at the helm this year and J.C. Hackett will be spinning the tunes.  You can learn more about the 21st Annual April Action Car Show by clicking here.

To get a feel for this car show take a look at video highlights from an episode of the TV show My Classic Car showing host Dennis Gage visiting Moab for the first time and taking in the sights and the show.

Highlights from a past show:

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

1969 Mini Cooper S Pickup Truck

This has to be one of our favorite "Finds of the Day" by Hemmings.  A pristine 1969 Mini Cooper S pickup for sale on

This factory built pickup has been restored to a condition that has won "Best in Class" in every car show entered.

From the seller's description:

Original, restored ’69 shell and VIN plate, with sliding glass windows, exposed hinges, etc. No rust ever and no bondo used in restoration.

This is the only known example of what is essentially now a 2000 model Mini Cooper 1275 S pickup. It is extremely nimble and very quick, due to the very reliable twin-point fuel injection.

Mini pickups were manufactured between 1961-1982 and were built on the extended van platform. Out of the millions of Minis sold throughout the world, there were 521,494 vans built, but only 58,179 pickups. Since the pickup was used mostly as an open-haul work vehicle in rainy Great Britain, most pickups deteriorated beyond the possibility of restoration and there are only a handful of nice, solid ones left, most likely less than 500 in the world. Only a handful of those nice ones have been completely restored to a high level of quality.

If you want attention at car shows and on the road, this is the vehicle that keeps people looking, circling, asking questions, and oohing and aahing. It has sat next to exotic Italian coach-built supercars, with this little pickup drawing most of the love.

It certainly caught our attention.


Sunday, March 31, 2013

Jeep - Mopar Concept Vehicles in Action at the 47th Annual Easter Jeep Safari

Jeep - Mopar recently released a video showing their concept vehicles in action at the 47th Annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah.  Vehicles include:

  • The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Concept
  • The Jeep Wrangler Mopar Recon
  • The Jeep Wrangler Stitch
  • The Jeep Sand Trooper II
  • The Jeep Wrangler Flattop
  • The Jeep Wrangler Slim

Saturday, March 23, 2013

2013 Shelby 1000 Flexes 1200 HP Street Legal Muscle

Shelby American will introduce the most powerful production, street legal muscle car in the world next week at the New York International Auto show - the 2013 Shelby 1000.

Shelby American launched the 1000 last year to commemorate its 50th anniversary, and will debut this newer, more powerful version next week in New York.  The monster machine, based on the Ford Shelby GT500, will unleash 1,200 horsepower running on pump gas.

Starting at $154,995, not including the base GT500, a limited production of one hundred 2013 Shelby 1000's will be built.

Something to add to the wish list?

Source: Shelby American