UPDATE: Winner announced for the 2014 Raybestos Rattlesnake Toyota Tundra contest on Nov. 7, 2013. Dave Cramer, property manager in Vancouver, Wash won the truck.
“To say I’m excited would be an understatement,” said Cramer in a press release. “I must have entered 10,000 contests in my lifetime, and this is the first time I won anything.” Cramer said he’s a bit of a car fanatic. “I’m single, but I own five cars!”
The Raybestos Rattlesnake ups that to six. Cramer’s son Eric, a deputy sheriff and retired army ranger, joined him at the presentation.
The signature-edition truck was the grand prize in the brands’ 2013 North American summer sales promotion. The winning entry was pulled from more than 170,000 entries received.
At the recent 2013 SEMA Auto Show, the Toyota Tundra Motocross was unveiled as part of the Toyota Dream Build Challenge. Although, it had stiff competition, it blew everybody away and took home first prize. Here is more on the truck and quick interview with Doug Parks, Director of Marketing, N-FAB Inc.
Everybody it seems wants a custom Toyota Tundra including mixed-martial artist and former UFC fighter Jon Fitch. His lifted and color-matched truck is pretty sweet.
UPDATE: With the 2013 SEMA show coming in just a few short weeks, we thought we would rerun some of posts showing the cool trucks that have been there over the years. This year’s show runs from Nov. 5-8.
2 Crave is an aftermarket wheels company that made a splash at this year’s SEMA show thanks in part to the spectacular looking 2010 Toyota Tundra that took up some serious room in its display area. 2 Crave offers a full line of high end rims for a startling number of automobiles, but its has also branched out to offer wheels to the off-road crowd and this was the theme behind the 2 Crave SEMA Tundra.
UPDATE: October is breast cancer awareness month. We decided to rerun this post as a reminder to everyone!
Pink monster trucks aren’t a typical feature of the professional car crushing circuit – but then again, teams like Crushing for the Cure are far from the standard crew of nitro-methane enthusiasts. As the name might suggest, the people behind Crushing for the Cure are dedicated to spreading awareness about breast cancer and to raising funds to help combat this terrible disease.
Crushing for the Cure is the result of the passion that driver Kathy Willis and husband Ged Barcroft have for both 4×4 action and social conscience. Natives of Alberta, Canada, Kathy got behind the wheel of her truck TNT for the first time in 2005, becoming Canada’s only female monster truck driver. TNT is a Ford F550 that runs a 429 Super Cobra Jet that has been bored out to 493 cubic inches and fitted with an 871 blower. The injected methanol setup puts out roughly 1,400 horsepower, which runs through a modified C6 transmission that turns 66-inch Firestone tires. Coombs shocks give the truck 20 inches of front travel and 26 inches of travel at the rear, which is more than enough to devour stacks of junk cars at monster truck events around North America. Ged also runs a truck called Sheer Insanity when the team’s schedule permits.