Diesel Power is the first consumer magazine just for diesel enthusiasts. This quarterly newsstand publication primarily shows Ford Powerstroke, Dodge Cummins, and GM Duramax owners what's on the market to improve their trucks' engine, transmission, and driveline. Diesel Power also shows prospective new-truck buyers the newest light trucks with diesel engines and catalogs their performance. Diesel engine technology, motorhome engine, "diesel drags," "dyno days," and towing are all part of the package as well. Diesel Power will debut on newsstands in mid-March 2005.
Off-Roader Driving by Tom Sheppard now in its second edition is one of the most comprehensive collections of 4x4 information we've ever seen packed in one place. Everything from the basic driving techniques to advanced winching is covered in the elegantly laid-out hardback. Beautifully scenic color artwork and 3D illustrations simplify concepts and effectively communicate the ideas and theories of four wheeling. Packed with technical information, we recommend this as required reading for anyone interested in 4x4s.
Off-Roader Driving by Tom Sheppard
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The SEMA Action Network (SAN) has submitted comments on a U.S. Forest Service (USFS) proposal to manage off-highway vehicle (OHV) use within National Forest System lands. The rule would establish a system of roads, trails, and areas designated for motor vehicle use and prohibit such use outside of the designated system. SAN expressed support for broad national guidelines combined with local management decision-making and urged strong public involvement and flexible timetables in the process of designating roads, trails, and areas for motor vehicle use.
* Ford was number one in auto sales in America again for the 18th straight year now.
* Truck-based SUV sales were down by nearly 3.5 percent in 2004, this according to the Automotive News Data Center.
* The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating '03 and '04 Hummer H2s because four drivers have reported a break in their vehicle's steering knuckle, leading to a loss of control and, in some cases, the loss of a wheel. Approximately 60,000 H2s are in use.