Video Your Boosted Burnouts and Win Cash!
If you've got a ProCharger in your truck, then chances are good that you've happily roasted through a few sets of tires enroute to a blistering exhibition of speed. Well you can finally get paid for your good deeds: ProCharger announces the ProCharger Video Challenge. The first of its kind in the industry, the ProCharger Video Challenge is a chance for ProCharger owners to win a $5,000 Grand Prize for the best video that allows them to share their ProCharger-inspired accomplishments in their own words and videos.
In addition to the $5,000 Grand Prize, the online voting will also determine the Runner Up, as well as Third through Fifth Place finishers. The Runner Up will earn $1,000; Third Place will get $500; Fourth Place receives $300; and Fifth Place will get $200.
Entrants are encouraged to use their imagination in their video creations-from how they use their ProCharger power to their favorite experience or even their racing and performance accomplishments, to what they would tell someone who was asking about how they can get more power for their ride. Owners could even create their own idea of the ultimate ProCharger commercial.
A panel of judges will then select the Finalist, and these videos will be uploaded onto ProCharger's youtube.com channel where the viewing public will determine the winners. Winners will be announced before the end of April 2009.
ProCharger supercharger owners and future owners can visit the ProCharger website, www.procharger.com, for more information about the Video Challenge. Official Rules will be announced on or before October 24, 2008. Videos may be entered into the ProCharger Video Challenge starting on November 1, 2008, until March 31, 2009. The ProCharger Video Challenge is open to U.S. residents and citizens only.
10 Mostly Worthless Facts
Truck Run Edition
1. Sleeping under your tonneau cover in the bed of your truck at your first truck run will only keep your friends from finding you for the first night. They are bound to find you before the run is over and deal with you appropriately.
2. Hot sauce, although quite tasty when you are really hungry, is no substitute for Visine.
3. The talent to hold a full beer can in your teeth and drink it with no hands is totally lost on the ladies.
4. The driveshaft in a '94 Toyota mini-truck will snap in half during wheel-hopping burnouts if you let the air out of your rear air shocks, remove all but the longest leaf springs from the rear suspension, and fail to properly clearance the crossmember directly underneath the rear of the cab.
5. Any beverage is a good one when it's free and coming from a stranger when you are stumbling around a truck run and can't find your tent.
6. Cleaning your truck at a run is totally optional. So is actually entering it in the show.
7. Bathing is mandatory at a truck run. No matter how much game you think you have, it's not enough to impress the ladies when you're covered in dirt and stale beer.
8. The keys to a great truck run are women, sunshine, frosty cold beverages, killer trucks, lots of truck clubs, and an obnoxiously funny guy walking around with a bullhorn.
9. Throwing your own three-day truck run is a good way to achieve legendary status and go broke. The legend part only works if there are chicks.
10. Bob Hase is the oldest mini-trucker alive and throws down kickass truck runs.
Say What?The staff speaks and you listen. It's that simple. This month's question is:
You can go back in time . Where in time would you go and why?
Kevin: I think I would go back to the year 1962 because that's when my GMC was new. Though I don't have much money, what I do have was worth more back then. So, with my cash I would purchase a truck like the one I have. I think it would be cool to be there when it was still on the showroom floor. After driving it around, I would use the rest of my money to store it for a few decades. Then I would have a like-new classic truck in the present day.
Calin: I think I would go back to 1970. It was the pinnacle of high-horsepower muscle cars, and I would love to drive a brand-new SS 454 Chevelle with the LS6 engine. Just think of it, I could go to a dealer's lot and flog one of these monsters. I would also stop at a Dodge dealer and try out a Hemi 'Cuda.
Mike: I'd make several stops. First, I'd go back to May 27, 1977, because that was the day that Smokie and the Bandit hit the movie theaters. I'd make sure to see it on the biggest movie screen I could find because that's the best movie ever. Then, I'd hop in my time machine and jump forward to April of 1994. I'd go to Spring Splash, the best truck run ever, and pour some ketchup and hot sauce in Kevin Kuenzie's eyes to pay him back for doing it to me that weekend. Good times!
Andy: Man, this question is just like asking somebody what they would do if they won the lottery. There's so many choices of places and things you could see and do. Where does one start? Providing one of the parameters is I could not get hurt or killed or alter the future in any way, I think I'd start my journey way back in time and visit some dinosaurs just to see what they were like. I'd follow that up with visiting any point in time where great history was made. I'd probably spend the rest of my days getting into all sorts of adventures.
Sport Truck Slang Term O' The Month
#2,795: cherry picker (chere piker) n. A real cherry picker is a type of aerial work platform that consists of a platform or bucket at the end of a hydraulic lifting system originally designed for use in orchards. For the automotive market, cherry pickers are engine hoists used to remove an engine.