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Snakbit Truck Is a Mashup of Shelby GT 500 and a 56 Ford Truck
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Snakbit Truck Is a Mashup of Shelby GT 500 and a 56 Ford Truck

Nov 6 2013, 12:51pm CST | by

Heavily customized truck built by Gene Simmons, Shannon Tweed, and Ford

An interesting truck has been unveiled at the 2013 SEMA show called Snakbit. The truck is a collaboration between KISS' gene Simmons and his wife Shannon Tweed along with help from Ford. The 1956...

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Snakbit Truck Is a Mashup of Shelby GT 500 and a 56 Ford Truck

Nov 6 2013, 12:51pm CST | by

Heavily customized truck built by Gene Simmons, Shannon Tweed, and Ford

An interesting truck has been unveiled at the 2013 SEMA show called Snakbit. The truck is a collaboration between KISS' gene Simmons and his wife Shannon Tweed along with help from Ford. The 1956 Ford F 100 truck gets styling reminiscent of a late model Shelby GT 500.

The truck has a 550 hp supercharged V-8 engine and six speed manual gearbox. The truck has been lengthened by 5 inches and has a billet machined floor that mimics wood. The interior of the truck is heavily customized with two-tone leather and lots more.

The truck is very interesting even if it looks a lot like a storm trooper for Return of the Jedi. I can only imagine how much work went into making the front end look like it does.

 
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Russell Leads KTM Domination of Ironman GNCC

Oct 29 2014 4:59am CDT | Source: Ultimate Motorcycling

2014 Ironman GNCCC Factory FMF/KTM rider Kailub Russell, aboard a KTM 150 SX, led the field and KTM domination of the AMSOIL Ironman GNCC (Grand National Cross Country) at Crawfordsville, Ind., this past weekend. The win was Russell’s ninth victory this season adding to his total of 22 career victories overall, and he had already clinched the national championship prior to the event. KTM-mounted riders took five of the top ten positions including Russell’s first place finish. Th ...
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Official: Ford gives police chiefs tech to surveil officers in their own cars

Oct 28 2014 6:09pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Safety, Technology, Ford, Police/Emergency Police officers certainly have a difficult job in keeping the streets safe, but as public employees in positions of authority, there is still a very real need for oversight. To that end, Ford is partnering with a tech company to offer a new system called Ford Telematics for Law Enforcement on its line of Police Interceptor patrol vehicles that could make cops safer, while giving cities a better idea of what its of ...
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Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #403

Oct 28 2014 4:19pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Podcasts, Technology, Ford, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru, McLaren Episode #403 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Michael Harley, and Ronnie Fung of Autoblog Canada talk about the $5 billion investment Ford is making in Lincoln, the McLaren 650S, and the best apps for drivers. We start with what's in the garage and finish up with some of your questions, and for those of you who hung with us live on our UStream channel, thanks for taking the tim ...
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Video: Don Panoz checks out Jay Leno's Garage with his 2015 Esperante Spyder GT prototype

Oct 28 2014 4:08pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Convertible, Performance, Videos, Celebrities After a few years out of the production auto business, Panoz is making cars again, and it's returning with the limited-edition Esperante Spyder GT to celebrate the company's 25th anniversary building cars. This week, Don Panoz swings by Jay Leno's Garage to talk about the latest model, and then Jay takes a drive in it with the company's lead (and only) engineer. We first saw the GT as a pretty rough pro ...
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Honda Facing Parts Theft, Railcar Hijacking, and Quality Issues at New Mexican Plant

Oct 28 2014 3:25pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

We like the Honda Fit, as it delivers a large amount of behind-the-wheel fun in a small, clever package, and we’d recommend it to just about anyone shopping for an affordable, practical runabout. Unfortunately, we would have to add the caveat that it might take a long time to get one: Automotive News is reporting that production of the Fit and its upcoming HR-V sibling are severely delayed. Fit shipments are delayed by two months, the industry paper reports. And the HR-V wi ...
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Put It On Me: Ja Rule’s “The Fast and the Furious” Integra Is For Sale on eBay

Oct 28 2014 3:04pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

The world is gearing up for the seventh installment of the Fast and Furious movie series—it will be called Furious 7—and that has everyone a little nostalgic about the franchise’s roots. Luckily, if you’re searching for a time capsule straight back to 2001, the genuine Acura Integra driven by Ja Rule’s character Edwin is up for sale on eBay. Monica, noooo! The 1996 Integra GS-R is said to be one of four principle car ...
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Not Dead Yet? Lincoln Five-Year Plan Includes Dedicated Platform and Billions in Investment

Oct 28 2014 2:31pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Cadillac knows it, we know it, and Matthew McConaughey subconsciously mumbled it: Lincoln can’t succeed without distancing itself from Ford. Apparently, according to unnamed sources talking to Reuters, Lincoln is slated to receive big bucks, use a distinct vehicle platform, and see every model “redesigned or replaced over the next five years.” Reuters said Ford CEO Mark Fields has earmarked at least $1 billion for Lincoln ...
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Report: Navy exercise shows off floating 'highway interchange' [w/video]

Oct 28 2014 2:04pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Etc., Videos, Military, Autoblog Black Amphibious activities are some of the single most complex military operations to coordinate. Simply getting troops and vehicles from the sea to a beachhead or dock can be a near-insurmountable feat of logistics. Landing Craft Air Cushions, or LCACs, the huge hovercraft responsible for ferrying troops and vehicles from ship to shore are limited to loading up on hulking W ...
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Report: Detroit 3 small cars lay an egg in latest Consumer Reports reliability study

Oct 28 2014 1:35pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford Consumer Reports has released its Annual Auto Reliability Survey and the results are, in a word, interesting. While we already covered the score-damaging effects of infotainment systems, there's another big angle to the data that's getting some attention - the utterly dismal scores of the Detroit Three's small car offerings. The turbocharged Dodge Dart and Chevrolet Cruze, as well as the Ford Fiesta were their respe ...
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