Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Get a First Look and Drive the Game Changing 2015 Ford F-150

How would you like to be one of the first in the country to drive the 2015 Ford F-150 pickup?

A tour allowing consumer test drives of the highly anticipated all-new Ford F-150 has begun in 38 markets across the United States.

We get our first look here in the Salt Lake City, Utah area starting next week.

Visit to be one of the very first people to drive the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 truck before it's available to the public and enter the Sweepstakes for a chance to win one!

Here is some information provided by Ford for the ongoing event:

“The new F-150 is a game changer,” said Doug Scott, Ford Truck group marketing manager. “Truck customers are going to learn about and experience the F-150’s new features and improved performance from the best place possible – the driver’s seat.”

Tour vehicles will feature the all-new 2.7-liter EcoBoost® V6 that produces 325 horsepower and 375 lb.-ft. of torque and includes Auto Start-Stop designed to enhance fuel economy in stop-and-go driving. The 3.5-liter EcoBoost that produces 365 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque will be available to test drive as well.

“This is the most anticipated truck in Ford history,” said Scott. “Consumers will see for themselves how Ford reinvented the pickup, and experience how the all-new F-150 is a more capable and efficient tool that can make their daily lives easier and more productive.”

The tour also will feature interactive displays to help consumers gain a better understanding of the technical aspects of the all-new F-150, including its high-strength steel frame construction and high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body panels.

If you do not live in the Utah area, here is a list of tour stops by route:

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You can register and schedule your test drive at or check with your local Ford dealership.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Wings and Wheels Car/Motorcycle Show at Hill Aerospace Museum

The Aerospace Heritage Foundation of Utah along with the Hill Aerospace Museum is hosting the 2014 Food for Life Day and Wings and Wheels car show event on Saturday September 20th from 9 a.m. to 4:30 pm. The Food for Life event is an avenue to replenish the Hill Air Force Base Airman's Attic food pantry and to continue to support those in need. The Airman's Attic food pantry, through generous donations, provides non-perishable food items and free commissary gift cards to active duty military, retirees, and other off-base community support agencies. 

The Food for Life committee expects approximately 200-300 cars and motorcycles to participate in the Wings and Wheels event and approximately 3-5K visitors for the overall event. 

Entertainment is being provided by DJ JC Hackett and The Ogden Concert Band. There will also be various base organizations with booths and displays. 

If you are interested in showing off your prized vehicle or motorcycle, the online registration is up and running on the Aerospace Heritage Foundation of Utah's website. For anyone interested in registering all you need to do it go to the site and click on the bottom of the flyer.

Bring a non-perishable food item for the Airman's Attic at Hill AFB.

  • 2014 Wings and Wheel Food Drive & Open Cockpit Day 
  • Saturday, September 20, 2014 9:00 am – 4:30 pm 
  • Hill Aerospace Museum

Source:  Facebook

Monday, September 1, 2014

Utah's Own Dave Kindig Stars in New TV Series on Velocity Called BITCHIN' RIDES

We've been a big fan of Dave Kindig and his Salt Lake City based custom car design company Kindig-It Design for several years now.  So of course we are thrilled to hear that the Velocity channel has a new TV show that features Dave and the magic that goes on at his shop.

The show, Bitchin' Rides, has its world premiere on Velocity Tuesday, September 2nd at 9 PM ET/PT.

Here is what Velocity has to say about the new show (including an episode guide)...

Velocity Introduces Custom Car Designer Extraordinaire Dave Kindig in the All-New Series BITCHIN' RIDES

Car design is an art form with few true masters. From concept to design to build and the finished product, it takes a person with special skills and vision to craft automotive masterpieces. And an entirely separate set of skills to turn car design into a thriving business. Beginning Tuesday, September 2 at 9 PM ET/PT, Velocity, one of cable's fastest growing brands for men, is introducing audiences to the extraordinary work of automotive designer, artist, builder and entrepreneur Dave Kindig and his team in the all-new series BITCHIN' RIDES.

For 15 years Dave has built Kindig-It Design, a one stop, complete custom shop where autos are turned into spectacular works of art. Born from his childhood passion for Hot Wheels, Legos and drawing, Kindig-It Design turns out some of the most creative, one-of-a-kind vehicles on the planet. In Velocity's BITCHIN' RIDES audiences are going inside Dave's sprawling 27,000 square foot Salt Lake City business to experience how he and 26 specialists construct cars that make the car lover in all of us swoon.

"Dave's creativity and imagination are second to none," said Robert Scanlon, General Manager, Velocity. "He has a completely original, electric sense of style that is executed with a surgeon-like precision. We hope viewers everywhere will find his creative and build process fascinating, and his sleek, modern automotive work jaw-dropping. We're proud and excited to show the world what Kindig-It Design does on BITCHIN' RIDES."

Working on all car types and periods, BITCHIN' RIDES shows how Kindig and his team render, design, build and restore vehicles from the ground up before revealing the results to the car's owner. In each episode, Kindig meets with clients, reviews the car, crafts a design plan, and then tears down, remakes and then reveals the stunning new car to its owner.

The first episode of BITCHIN' RIDES, "Grandma's Ride Gets Revived", world premiering Tuesday, September 2 at 9 PM ET/PT, reveals a build 80 years in the making as a 1934 Dodge enters Kindig-It Design with a leaky fuel line and tricky roof redo. A 1967 Chevy Impala arrives as well needing a custom Kindig exhaust upgrade.

Season one concludes with a special airing of back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, October 28 with the long-term, million-dollar plus restoration of a 1940's Futurliner - a stylized bus designed by Harley Earl for General Motors. These Futurliners-only nine of 12 built exist today-were used in the General Motors Parade of Progress, travelling the U.S. exhibiting new cars and technology.

Upcoming BITCHIN' RIDES Episodes:
***All Times ET/PT***

"There's an Ass for Every Seat" 
World Premiere Tuesday, September 9 at 9 PM 
Wrenches are turning in overdrive as the Kindig-It crew grinds on a 1953 Ford Pickup, but a flesh wound threatens to make this build a bloody mess. A 1969 Camaro muscles its way through the doors for a new suspension, and a bitchin' 1965 GTO rolls up.

"More Than One Way to Skin a Cat (And a Bird)" 
World Premiere Tuesday, September 16 at 9 PM 
Former NFL tight end Chad Lewis brings an Audi R8 Spyder to Kindig for customizations that will help raise funds for his alma mater. The garage makes room for tubs and wheels on a 1978 Trans Am and Kevin gets hyped for a 1970 Challenger.

"Mile-High Rod Run" 
World Premiere Tuesday, September 23 at 9 PM 
Kindig's reputation is on the line as the shop gears up for the biggest outdoor show of the year, but getting the cars to this Rod Run proves tricky. His plan to turn proceeds from a 1927 Zipper into desperately needed AC for the shop goes south (temporarily). And the crew looks back on one of their earliest and best builds, a 1937 Chevy.

"Why Haul Hay When You Can Haul Ass?" 
World Premiere Tuesday, September 30 at 9 PM 
Kindig turns a client's outdated 1953 Chevy into a modern badass hotrod. A "Great Eight" winning Ford Kraken needs an air ride refresh, and Kevin and Kindig take a 1965 Ford Galaxie for a major burn.

"The Juice Is Worth the Squeeze" 
World Premiere Tuesday, October 7 at 9 PM 
Kindig-It Design's talents are pushed to the limits when a 1933 Ford Tudor arrives for a challenging paint match and key exterior and interior refreshes. Classic styling cues bring a 1970 Challenger back to Mopar glory, and Dave recalls a choice 1955 Bel Air.

"The Phantom Fleetside" 
World Premiere Tuesday, October 14 at 9 PM 
The Kindig crew attempts to make history as they produce a truck that does not exist. Never before has a 1950 style Fleetside been built, but Kindig thinks he's created the design of a lifetime. Custom tubs upgrade a 1972 Barracuda and The Boss arrives.

"Lights, Cameras, Auto-Rama" 
World Premiere Tuesday, October 21 at 9 PM 
It's all about pride as Kindig-It prepares for 72 hours of Auto-rama mania. Late nights and long hours await as the crew prepares 17 bitchin' rides for the judges' demanding eyes. The finest 1939 Buick in the West goes for a ride.

"A Future What?" and "The Future Never Looked So Good" 
Two-hour Season Finale 
World Premiere Tuesday, October 28 at 9 PM & 10 PM 
A former client brings in a project that will blow the doors (and maybe the roof) off the building. Kindig-It Design spends a year restoring a rare automotive behemoth, a 1939 GM Parade of Progress Futurliner. After more than 50,000 man-hours and 5,000 parts the Futurliner makes its debut. Is this Kindig's finest hour?

BITCHIN' RIDES is produced for Velocity by Fischer Productions. Nick Meagher is executive producer for Fischer Productions. For Velocity, David Lee is director of production and development, and Robert Scanlon is general manager.

Source:  Velocity 

Friday, August 15, 2014

14th Annual Intermountain Mustang and All Ford Stampede Gallops into Park City

The Intermountain Mustang and All Ford Stampede gets started today in Park City, Utah.  This is always a great car show put on by the Northern Utah Mustang Owners Association (NUMOA) with major support from local sponsors, including Larry H. Miller Super Ford in Salt Lake City.

You can see lots of beautiful vehicles on display during Saturday's "Show-n-Shine" at Redstone Center in Kimball Junction.  DJ Steve O will be providing the music.

Friday, August 15:

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
Poker Run during Pony Trails
Registration 4:00 pm -- 7:00 pm at Host Hotel
Evening on your own

Saturday, August 16:

Registration 8:00 am — 10:00 am at the Redstone Center, Kimball Junction
Pre-registration guarantees a parking spot until 9am
Day of show registration parked in between 9-10am

Car Show, Mustang and Ford Show-n-Shine 10:00 am—4:00 pm

Kids Parade 12:00 Noon!

Car Show to be held on Park City’s New Main Street at Redstone Center,
Kimball Junction, Park City

Car Show Judged by Guest Judges and a new Spectators’ Choice Award

Free Continental Breakfast while supplies last
Banquet Dinner 7:00 pm Newpark Resort, Kimball Junction
Car Show Awards Ceremony at Banquet Dinner

For more info visit:

Friday, July 18, 2014

Utah's Longest Running VW Car Show: The Wasatch Classic

The Wasatch Classic 16, Utah County's premier all-VW car show is happening Saturday, July 19th at The Shops at Riverwoods in Provo, Utah.  Admission is free to the public and the fun kicks off at 4pm and runs until 9 pm.

This event, sponsored by local merchants, is organized by members of Wasatch Vintage Volkswagens, Salt City Air Coolers, Vee-Dub Club of Northern Utah and the Utah Transporters Association.

In its 16th year, the Classic is the longest running all-VW show in Utah.

For more information visit:

Check out this video from last years Wasatch Classic.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Superhuman Feats: Man Uses His Head to Carry Motorcyle Up a Ladder and Onto Bus

So this has been making the rounds on the social media interwebs...and it is pretty amazing!

Tasked with the job of getting a motorcycle on top of a bus to transport it, this man in India uses his head, literally.

Watch the video to see him balance the motorcycle on his head while climbing a ladder!

Superhuman or just another day on the job?

Friday, June 13, 2014

Shocking and Unique Volkswagen Ad Inspires Road Safety

In 2012, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated that 3,328 people were killed and another 421,000 people were injured in accidents involving distracted drivers. "[B]ecause text messaging requires visual, manual, and cognitive attention from the driver, it is by far the most alarming distraction," according to the NHTSA's website.

Volkswagen recently released an ad designed to get people's attention and drive home the message of the dangers of using a mobile device while driving. Set in a Hong Kong movie theater, Volkswagen's "Eyes On the Road" video ad employs a unique stunt to inspire road safety.

Watch the video below:

Friday, June 6, 2014

Historic 25th Street Car & Motorcycle Show in Ogden, Utah

Historic 25th Street Car & Motorcycle Show 

Friday, June 6, 2014, 5 – 9 p.m.

Over 300 classic vehicles will be on display on Historic 25th Street in downtown Ogden, Utah, from Washington Blvd to Wall Ave. This is a fun annual event that takes place the first Friday in June in conjunction with the monthly art stroll.

Enter your car in the show by registering at the booth located at 25th Street and Lincoln Ave starting at 3pm. City officials and local merchants select 20+ prize winners! Winners are announced at 8:30 pm. Car owners must be registered to win. All prizes are donated by 25th Street Association Members and participating businesses, and all proceeds of the car show benefit the Historic 25th Street Association.

Come enjoy the car show, visit the historic art district, and enjoy entertainment, shopping, and dining in one of the many unique downtown Ogden restaurants.

Free admission to the public; $10 to register vehicles

For more info:  Call Ogden City Special Events at 801-773-8438 or visit -

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Rods, Hogs & Rigs Car Show to Benefit Stansbury Elementary

The 6th annual Rods, Hogs & Rigs Car Show takes place this Friday, May 30th at the Kenworth Sales Company dealership in West Valley City, Utah.

This "extravaganza" is a community fundraising event with 100 percent of the proceeds set to benefit student programs at Stansbury Elementary School.  

The event will feature classic cars, motorcycles and trucks on display plus food, music and a raffle with prizes for families.  Kids will love this show with the Chick-Fil-A Cow, Grizzbee from the Utah Grizzlies and Bumble from the Salt Lake Bees all expected to be in attendance.

Olympic champion Derek Parra, Amanda Jones, from 101.5 the Eagle, the Geek Squad and Governor Gary Herbert will all be making appearances and will help out on judging the vehicles for awards. 

Utah car show veteran, J.C. Hackett will be on hand spinnin' the oldies and the fun kicks off at 4pm.

The show is free to attend and is also free to show your vehicle. However, because this is a charity event with all proceeds going to Stansbury Elementary there are suggested amounts of a $15.00 donation to enter your vehicle and a $5.00 donation at the gate.

For more info call Ashley Moody at (801) 412-4342 or visit:

WHAT: Rods, Hogs & Rigs
WHEN: Friday, May 30th: 4 pm - 8 pm
WHERE:  Kenworth Sales Company, 2125 South Constitution Blvd, Salt Lake City, 84119

Friday, May 16, 2014

2014 UVU Auto Expo and Swap Meet at Thanksgiving Point

If you love vintage cars and hot rods the place to be tomorrow, May 17th is the UVU Auto Expo - happening at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah. 

This is a huge event with close to 800 vintage autos and hot rods spread across the lawns of Thanksgiving Point.  What started many years ago with a display of about 70 cars has grown into one of the largest and most popular street rod and classic car exhibits in Utah. The Auto Expo is expected to attract as many as 10,000 spectators.

For 27 years the Utah Valley University annual Auto Expo has been showcasing the institution's continued presence in the auto trades and has been providing revenue to fund scholarships. 

WHAT:  UVU Auto Expo and Swap Meet

WHEN:  Auto Expo -  Sat. May 17 - 7am to 5:30 pm 

             Swap Meet - Friday, May 16 - noon - 4pm  and  Saturday, May 17 - 7 am - 4 pm

WHERE:  Thanksgiving Point - Electric Park 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, Utah

The UVU Auto Expo lists this as their mission:

1. To provide funding for scholarships for UVU students involved in Automotive Training Programs.

2. Preservation of the automotive tradition through showcasing quality vintage and modern vehicles and workmanship.

3. To prepare and train people for a career in the Automotive Field.

For more information visit:

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Lehi Police Department Special Olympics Car Show

The Lehi Police Department is joining forces again this year with Cabela's in Lehi, Utah to host their 8th annual Special Olympics Car Show, this Saturday, May 10th.  This is a great show with all proceeds going to the Special Olympics.  

The fun kicks off at 11 a.m. and the event promoters, Rockin Hotrod Productions promises thousands of dollars in prizes, awards, dash plaques, food, a Dunk-A-Cop event and of course great cars on display.

Show sponsor is Wickless Scentsations.  For more info contact Blaine Thompson at 801-654-1169.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Lindon Collision Center Car Show

The 4th Annual Lindon Collision Center Get Together and Car Show will be held Friday, May 9th at the Lindon Collision Center, 465 North 1030 West in Lindon, Utah.  The show begins at 4 pm and wraps up at 10 pm.

  • Free admission
  • Free BBQ
  • Pinstripers
  • Free car admission
  • Activities
  • Vendors
  • Raffle
  • Charities
  • All ages welcome


4:00 pm - Car Show Begins
4:30 pm - Food Serving Begins
5:30 pm - Blue Moon Bomber's Play (1 Hr Set)
6:30 pm - Raffle
7:00 pm - Car Show Awards
7:30 pm - Blue Moon Bomber's Play (1 Hr Set)
8:00 pm - Food Serving Ends
8:30 pm - Raffle

For more info visit:

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Stevens-Henager College Open House and Car Show

The Salt Lake City/Murray Campus of Stevens-Henager College is having an open house and car show, Saturday, April 26 at 383 West Vine Street in Murray, Utah from 11 to 2 pm.

Open House activities include:

Car show
Free food and giveaways
Meet students, staff members, instructors, and alumni
Tour campus facility
Program information
And more!

For more information visit:

Friday, April 18, 2014

Import Spring Showoff is back for 2014

The Import Spring Showoff presented by is back for 2014. Happening this Sunday, April 20th at the Davis County Fairgrounds in Farmington, Utah. General admission is free with the show running from 5 - 7 pm.

This event is touted as Utah's Largest Sport Compact Car festival where you can be sure to see some of Utah's finest Import and Euros in attendance.

Last year's event attracted over 1,000 cars and 3,500 people and this years ISS is expected to be even bigger and better.

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Raffle tickets, ice cold bottled water, and ISS Tee shirts will be on sale with the money made donated to Primary Children's Hospital.

Music and food vendors also will be rounding out the atmosphere of the event.

You can grab a bite to eat, check out the booths on Sponsor Row, jam out to a Live DJ, and walk among 4 parking lots filled with Local Sport Compact Cars.

In the main lot you will be able to pick your favorite cars in over 15 different categories. Have your smart phones or tablets at the ready because for the first time you will cast your votes digitally as you browse the lot.

For more information visit:


What:  Import Spring Showoff
Where:  151 South  1100 West, Farmington, Utah  84025
Date:  Sunday, April 20, 2014
Time:  5-7pm

Check out this video to get a feel for some of the great cars that will be on display.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Leaked Photos of the 2015 Subaru WRX STI

Photos of the 2015 Subaru WRX STi have hit the web ahead of its official debut at the Detroit Auto Show.

Some say it takes styling cues from the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo.

What do you think?