Kia returns to SEMA this year embracing the spirit of adventure found on the open road wîth six highly customized, hand-built concepts, each showcasing unique geographic regions found throughout the country. Bringing to life the various car cultures that help define America's love of the automobile, here's a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the Forte Koup Mud Bogger, representing the adventurous American South and the inexplicable joy of getting dirty on four wheels.
Giving this one-of-a-kind Koup the clearance to tackle extreme terrain started wîth a generous four-inch body and suspension lift along wîth meaty 28-in. off-road tires. To further accommodate the massive wheel and tire combo, the fenders and side skirts were modified and custom riveted fender flares added. A panoramic roof wîth a vinyl pushback top gives way to the stripped-down interior where the carpet has been removed and the entire floor is lined wîth Line-X protective coating. The stock seats of the Forte Koup have also been replaced wîth two Sparco Evo II Red Race Seats and the Forte Koup Mud Bogger incorporates a hand-built roll cage powder coated white to match the wheels. This Kia wîth a southern flare is purpose-built for off-road fun that takes you down the road less traveled.Source - Kia
|RARE, CELEBRATED CUSTOMS AND HOT RODS AMONG FEATURED VEHICLES DURING BARRETT-JACKSON SCOTTSDALE AUCTION|
|• Boyd Coddington's 'Alumatub' (Lot #1434), which was built on the very popular 'American Hot Rod' TV series on the Discovery Channel, will cross the block in Scottsdale
• 'Brass Monkey' is a full custom build of a 1939 Chevrolet truck (Lot #1329) built by Eldred Hotrod Shop
• 'Eye Candy' (Lot #1358) is a stunning one-of-a-kind 1958 Chevrolet Custom Convertible restored by Patrick's Classy Cars of Phoenix.
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. – Dec. 8. 2016 – Barrett-Jackson, The World's Greatest Colle...[Read more...]|
|2015 COPO CAMARO NO. 1 SALE TO BENEFIT DISABLED VETERANS|
|• Top bid from Barrett-Jackson goes to Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans|
DETROIT – Chevrolet is selling the first 2015 COPO Camaro race car to raise money for Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans, which helps wounded veterans participate in marathons and share their success within a supportive community including their families.
The hand-built car carries serial number 2015COPO001. It will be sold on Saturday, April 18, at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction, ...[Read more...]
|MOPAR GOES ALL-IN WITH FLEET OF CUSTOMIZED SEMA SHOW RIDES|
|◾The 15,000-square-foot Mopar Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show display will feature Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram and FIAT brand vehicles personalized with Mopar products
◾Hundreds of existing and prototype Mopar parts and accessories also will be showcased at the Las Vegas Convention Center
◾Dodge brings a high-powered collection of concepts and production performance vehicles, including the Dodge Viper ACR Concept, Dodge Dart R/T Concept and Dodge Challenger T/A Concept, as...[Read more...]|
|COMPETITION BLUE CHOSEN AS WINNER OF ‘SRT VIPER COLOR CONTEST'|
|November 14, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Fans have voted and today Chrysler Group's SRT brand has announced that Competition Blue wins as the designation for the new exterior color on the 2014 SRT Viper. Patryk Skarzynski from Chicago submitted Competition Blue in the 'SRT Viper Color Contest.' More than 11,000 names for the new blue exterior paint color were submitted and Skarzynski was the first to submit Competition Blue as an entry in the contest.
In addition to having his name be...[Read more...]|
|KIA MOTORS AMERICA ELECTRIFIES LAS VEGAS WITH MUSIC-DRIVEN SOULS AT SEMA|
|Inspired by the Eclectic World of Contemporary Music, Kia Partners with RIDES Magazine and Popular Mechanics to Open the Show in Amplified Fashion
◾Five 2014 Souls debut with live mobile performances, featuring a cutting-edge DJ station and a pro-sound-quality, plug-in-ready amplifier on wheels
◾NBC's The Voice and Vans Warped Tour are represented with their own themed Soul urban hatchbacks
◾A rolling music museum Soul pays homage to the art form with memorabilia spanning multiple genr...[Read more...]|