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Red's MT Auto News - November 2009

MT News

Robert Hall
Nov 1, 2009
Gator Drag, Now Hosted By Negative Camber
Over the years, Gator Drag has tried to put a new twist on the show each year and 2010, will be no exception. Back in the early nineties, clubs were more involved in making sure they showed up together and were seen together at the shows. A very particular club called Trendsetter Minis was one of them. They all met up, rolled in together, and parked together. This is where Gator Drag's new idea came into play. Not only did Trendsetters park together, they made it known how much club pride they had with the Trendsetters Saloon that they built and brought with them to shows. Gator Drag 1.0 wants the clubs to roll in together and park together, and what they are offering to the clubs that want to participate is a Club Corral - a specific place designated for them to do just that. Gator Drag set this up a year in advance so the clubs have time to figure out what they can build for the corral, whether it be swinging doors, a bar, or hell even a castle. Each club will have a banner sponsored by Gator Skinz with their club logo on it to easily identify each corral. Not only is Gator Drag 1.0 trying to bring clubs together for this event and meet friends new and old, they are going to give away one of their famous trophies by Chaotic Rod and Customs for the Best Club Corral. On top of all this, they will also have a mechanical bull in action, "sounds like a mini-trucker rodeo in the making." Also with Negative Camber hosting the show, a burnout competition, legal dragging on the show grounds, as well as a $1,000 cash and prizes bikini contest; this is going to be one not to miss. For more info, visit
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Summit Racing Equipment
The world's largest supplier of high performance automotive parts and accessories, has unveiled a more comprehensive, user-friendly version of its website, The website features enhanced shopping tools, more content and technical information, and a fresh new look. "The ultimate goal of the site redesign is to make it easier for our customers to find the parts and tech advice they want," said Jeff Winters, Summit Racing Equipment's Marketing Manager. The new has six, easy-to-navigate sections: Store, Brands, Savings Central, Expert Advice, Customer Service, and News & Events. So go check out the new site at and create your wish list today!
Minitrucker Custom Plates
We decided it was time to properly outfit our office but we need your help. We want to decorate wall-to-wall with custom license plates from every state and from around the world. If you would like to help out and send us one of your extra custom plates, email for the details. This month we feature three plates: ICU PEKN from Dave Brown in Pennsylvania, MAYQWET from Tyson Falls in California, and BOWDOWN from Jason Clark in New York. Thanks everyone for your generosity! We can't wait to see which ones come in next.
Can You Weld?
How would you like the mandrel-bent box tubing look for your frame without the cost of a mandrel bender? "Keep reading, you're going to love this!" Paul Horton's Welder Series can help you do it yourself in the comfort of your own garage. They carry a frame curve kit that makes it easy. The horizontal frame curves are typically used to blend the framerails into the front or rear crossmember or to blend straight sections of tubing in an X-member centersection. These frame curves are perfect for builders looking for a smooth bend that doesn't require any special machinery. "You can let your imagination go crazy." They're shipped in four pieces to be welded and made from 3/16-inch steel so when you grind the weld it will match up closely with the corner radius on hollow structural tubing. Reference tabs let you clamp the pieces corner to corner while they're being welded. The frame curves can be found in 2x3- and 2x4-inch vertical and horizontal. Welder Series also offers a large array of weld-it-yourself parts and some assembly videos where you can see how the frame curves are welded together. To find the frame curves and all the other chassis parts they carry, check them out online at
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Fast 411
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(707) 292-2837
Windsor, CA


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