Do you like the taste of grilled meat? Tired of grease-laden grub in the pan? More and more truck events are providing campsites where you can pitch a tent and cook outdoor cuisine.
If you're a closet chef and want to experience the wonders of outdoor cooking, listen up. Freedom Grills has teamed up with Mayer-Racing and Restoration in Ridgecrest, California, to create what they call the Born to Grill rig. Take an '05 Chevy HD 4x4, attach a Freedom Grill FG-100, and voila! You're tailgatin', buddy.
The flagship truck will debut at this year's SEMA Show. The hard tonneau cover will rise up, and the bed sides will fold down into a countertop with cup holders. Flat-screen monitors will provide visual entertainment. The Freedom Grill is mounted on a swing-out arm that's attached to the hitch. Also, a cutting board and sink will be built into the tailgate for preparing your food. This will be the ultimate vehicle for tailgating, camping, boating, off-roading, and any other outdoor activity that requires food and entertainment.
So, if you're interested in the latest in outdoor cooking trend and you want to turn your sport truck into a rolling grill, check out www.freedomgrill.com
Sport Truck's Top 5 Cool Websites Of The Month
Need a set of wheels? Tires? Suspension or brake parts? Then, TireRack.com is perfect for you. This website has everything you need to outfit your truck. You can even punch in your make, model, and year of truck and see what your selected wheel/tire combo will look like. Many new accessories are also available. Check out www.tirerack.com.
Tired of rounding off the heads of bolts with your worn-out Crescent wrench? Then take a look at the Snap-On Tools website, where you can browse its huge inventory of tools for almost every job. If you ever thought about a career with Snap-On, you can also check out the company's employment opportunities at www.snapon.com.
This is an online everything-automotive magazine that features information and pictures, as well as links to car shows, truck shows, lifestyle videos, and almost anything else a self-respecting baller would want. Check out www.digitalwheels.net.
Have you ever bought a truck from a shady dealer or individual? Then, Lemon Law Explained is for you. This website has all the information that you would need to help educate yourself on what to do if you buy a lemon vehicle. The law is interpreted differently from state to state, and this site covers all 50 states. Check out www.lemonlawexplained.com site before you purchase your next truck.
Need some head-banging sounds? Then, Digital Audio is for you. This site has amps, head units, woofers, mobile audio, and much more. So, the next time you're going to build a mild or wild sound system, go to Digital Audio at www.digitalaudio.com.
Wheel-craving maniacsContributing to the growth of the wheel market is the ever-growing popularity of light trucks and the need to modify them right away with custom wheels. The sheer fact that custom wheels have grown consistently over the past six years, with the highest growth rate being light trucks, shows the custom wheel market is not going away anytime soon. A great example was the 2004 SEMA Show, when the entire lower level of the south hall was dedicated to wheels and tires. According to a recent SEMA survey, one in 10 enthusiasts surveyed said custom wheels were their first automotive specialty equipment purchase.
What's this mean? Custom wheels are here to stay, and the popularity with them and light trucks are where it's at, baby! Give in to the wheel mania. It's all around you.
For All Of You Wannabe PhotographersHaving a cell phone is basically no big deal anymore. From corporate execs to angry teenagers, cell phones are in the hands of everyone. We thought this would be a great way to photograph your truck or your buddy's truck and send us the photo for Readers' Rides. For magazine publishing requirements, we need good quality photos, so they will print with some clarity. Motorola has come out with its new version of the V600 called the V635. This camera has the capability to produce some pretty good quality photos, using a Transflash card. The flash card goes into the slot beside the external color display. This allows you to add as much as 512 MB of memory, which can be used to store files, MP3s, and pictures of your favorite truck.
This little powerhouse weighs in at a hefty 4.71 ounces and has the dimensions of 8.9x4.9x2.5 inches. A lot of features are packed into this phone. Check them out at www.motorola.com
MTX Beast Of Bass Robosaurus Ransacks A Town Near YouWhat breathes fire, crushes cars, stands nearly five stories high, and has louder bass hits than any of its kind?
It's MTX's Robosaurus, the loudest, rudest, biggest bass machine to roll on planet Earth.You will be able to see this behemoth at monster truck shows, air shows, and selected NASCAR events. This is not your average Transformer toy. Robosaurus is a 60,000-pound robot, equipped with nearly a dozen MTX Thunder amplifiers, delivering thousands of watts to 10 MTX Thunder 7500 Superwoofers and a wild array of stadium horns from MTX's sister company Atlas Sound. All the gut-thumping gear is wired with hundreds of feet of StreetWires' interconnects and cable, making Robosaurus the biggest, baddest, bass beast ever. "This monster puts mechanical and mobile electronics to the test," says Mark Hayes, designer and pilot of Robosaurus. There are probably no worse conditions than what we put Robo through, from fire to rain, and MTX has outperformed for us every time. Installed in various "body parts" of Robosaurus, the temperatures inside this monster often reach over 140 degrees. These conditions are above and beyond all daily types of abuse that an average truck owner may dream up.
Catch this firestarter at a truck show near you, and check out www.mtx.com.