2013 SEMA Toyota Tundra Motocross – Dreambuild Winner, N-Fab Interview

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.

2013 SEMA Toyota Tundra Motocross - Dreambuild Winner, N-Fab Interview

This Toyota Tundra Motocross SEMA truck won the Dreambuild challenge!

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A Tesla Pickup Truck? I’ll Be The Blue Guy

Perhaps out of an interest to keep Tesla in the news, Elon Musk suggested yesterday that his company might build an electric pickup truck that would compete with Ford’s F-150 in the next 5 years. To that I say “I’ll be the blue guy,” a sarcastic way of saying “Don’t hold your breath.”

Tesla F-150 Competitor

For a company that hasn’t turned a legitimate profit – and barely has enough cash to keep the lights on – dreams of building an F150 competitor are preposterous.

Here’s why I think the notion of a Tesla pickup in 5 years is beyond fanciful. Read more…

Chrysler Techs Can’t Follow Tie-Rod End Directions – Recall Announced

Chrysler announced it will be recalling 1.2 million Ram trucks to fix a steering alignment issue. The problem? The tie-rod ends were installed incorrectly because technicians “misinterpreted” instructions. Yep. Really.

Chrysler Techs Can't Follow Directions - Recall Announced

Apparently, Chrysler technicians didn’t follow the directions and installed tie-end rods incorrectly resulting in six accidents. Now, Chrysler has announced a recall to fix the problem. Good grief!

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What We Are Driving – 2014 Toyota Tundra CrewMax 1794 Edition

We just got our press loan for the week in the form of a 2014 Toyota Tundra CrewMax 1794 Edition. She sure looks pretty.

What We Are Driving - 2014 Toyota Tundra CrewMax 1794 Edition

Our press loan vehicle for the week.

Currently, Tim drives a 2013 Toyota Tundra CrewMax. If you have any questions about the differences between the trucks or specific 1794 questions, please let him know below.

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser Will Get Hybrid – Tundra and Sequoia Next?

Japanese media reports say that Toyota has developed a hybrid powertrain for use in large Land Cruiser SUVs, replacing the 5.7L, engine used in the Tundra and Sequoia. This is all in response to tougher mpg targets and changing environmental regulations.

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser Will Get Hybrid - Tundra and Sequoia Next?

Reports have it that the Land Cruiser will get a hybrid powertrain. This means their will be powertrain on the horizon for Toyota’s other large vehicles.

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