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Next month, Toyota plans to unveil its newly redesigned 2016 Tacoma at the 2015 North American International Auto Show. As Toyota notes, “The all-new 2016 beast hits the stage at 12:50 p.m. EST, Monday Jan. 12.”

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Believe it or not, tomorrow you can buy a full-blown, totally-legit Army-issued Humvee. According to a story on Yahoo, the Army Times notes that the Department of Defense will start auctioning off Humvees to the public, starting tomorrow with a small batch of vehicles but that number could be as high as 4,000 eventually. The first batch of auctions takes place tomorrow, December 17th, with each vehicle starting at a price of $10,000 (and increasing in increments of $500).

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December 16, 2014, Auburn Hills, Mich.
– Chrysler Group LLC, the Auburn Hills, Michigan-based automaker, today announced that it has changed its company name to FCA US LLC.

The name change is effective immediately and follows the naming convention of its global parent company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA), which officially adopted its new name in October when it listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Hot off his first win in the Twin Turbo Trophy Truck at the BlueWater Desert Challenge, Josh Daniel went in to the final race of the 2014 desert racing season with high hopes for a win at Best in the Desert’s Henderson 250.  It was apparent after the two-day battle in Parker that the crew at Danzio Performance has mastered the prep work needed for an immaculate truck come race day.  After a dominating performance the entire Henderson 250 race, Daniel underwent a seven-minute tire change with ten miles left that handed over the win to Jason Voss.  Despite finishing +00:02:10 behind Voss, Daniel plans to carry the momentum in to next season and contest Voss for the 2015 BITD points championship.

ATVMX-Logo-3-21-13MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (December 16, 2014) – MX Sports Pro Racing and the TV Promoters Group (ATVPG) made a historic announcement today with the addition of the iconic Daytona International Speedway and its legendary “Bike Week” as the opening round of the 2015 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, sanctioned by AMA (ATVMX). For the first time ever, four wheels will grace the hallowed grounds of “The World Center of Racing” during its annual “Bike Week” festivities on Tuesday, March 10, signifying one of the most groundbreaking moments in the history of ATV motocross competition.

ATVMX will take center stage for its season opener following the opening weekend of “Bike Week” in 2015 that will feature the renowned Daytona Supercross by Honda on Saturday, March 7, and the hugely popular Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross on Sunday, March 8, and Monday, March 9. The Carmichael-designed track on the infield of the speedway is legendary for its treacherous terrain and demanding nature that is often considered to be a hybrid of a motocross and supercross track.

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Jeep was the Presenting Sponsor and exclusive automotive partner of the Rolling Stones’ “14 On Fire” European Tour that ran from 26 May to 2 July this year. Aside from displaying the most-awarded SUV ever in the Grand Cherokee, Jeep also used the opportunity to preview the all-new Renegade.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.
– SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS announced today its 2015 schedule, which will feature a diverse and exciting mix of venues and track layouts including popular stadium venues, several prominent Verizon IndyCar Series races and prestigious international events.

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Newry, Maine
– In exactly one month, the roar of 900-horsepower engines and cheering fans will reverberate off the snowy mountains of Sunday River, Maine, as 10 professional off-road racing drivers take to the slopes for the second Red Bull Frozen Rush and kick-off the 2015 Red Bull Signature Series. As the 1.5-mile course gets an extensive upgrade in 2015, so does the viewing experience for off-road racing fans. This year, Red Bull Frozen Rush will be available for the world to watch in real time on connected devices, tablets, mobile phones and computers through Red Bull TV.

SCORE-Logo-12-5-11SAN DIEGO — King Shocks, Steven Eugenio, Gus Vildosola, Steve Covey and Tony Gera were among the big winners Saturday night as SCORE International officially concluded the 2014 SCORE World Desert Champioship with the annual SCORE Awards Night gala in SoCal at the SCORE Tech facility in El Cajon, Calif., approximately 15 miles east of San Diego.

SCORE Off-Roadsman of the Year awards were presented in 11 categories along with the 22 winners of the SCORE Milestone Awards and the class and overall point champions of Roger Norman’s five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship.

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Lansing, Mich.
– Air Lift’s RideControl suspension kit is now available to deliver more stability, safety and ride comfort to owners of 2015 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups when towing heavy loads. The adjustable air springs work with the existing leaf spring suspension to provide up to 2,000 pounds of load-leveling capacity. Air springs are designed to eliminate the common driving problems that occur under the strain of heavy loads, including squat, sway and bottoming out. They also improve rough ride, body roll and braking and steering.