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Tricked Out Trucks (Videos)

If you’re dreaming of modifying your truck, it might be a good idea to check out what has been done by others. No time like the present to seek out inspiration from those who have already been there, done that.

Here’s a good place to start. The 2014 “Leaving SEMA Show” — a cruise featuring customized trucks:


Here’s another collection of tricked out trucks, including semis, antiques and specialty trucks:

Looking to trick out a Ford? Take a look at this modified Ford Explorer:

Modifying Your Truck

Full-size pickups have made up the single best selling vehicles in the United States for nearly four decades. That means there are a lot of trucks available to buy, new or used, and there are an absolute gargantuan amount of modifications available. Let’s cover some of the basics here, so you don’t end up on “Pimp My Truck.”

Start Right

black truckFirst of all, you’ll need a truck, obviously. Brand preference is hotly debated, so we’ll steer clear of that for now. Just know that what you plan to do with your truck will help you narrow down the available choices. For example, if you don’t plan on towing, but want a low rider, your options are wide open from a … Read the rest

Summer Car Shows 2015

Labor Day marked the end of the summer car season for 2015.  Sure there will be lots of great car shows and cruises throughout the fall, but it’s time to look back at some of the cool shows that happened around the country this summer.

Here’s a look at the Mid America Street Rod Nationals in Springfield Missouri

Over at the 2015 Car Craft Summer Nationals, there was a 1964 GMC Pickup V-12  — yes, a V-12!

And the 2015 NSRA Nationals in Louisville, KY featured a 1929 Ford Hot Rod/Rat Rod.

What car show memories do you have from the Summer of ’15??

2015 Food Drive in November

drive in to drive out hungerFor nearly two decades Performance Plus Tire has held a Thanksgiving Day food drive in service of the local community.  Over the years, we have collected enough food and donations to feed over 9,500 families. This year the goal is to help another 900 families over the holiday season.

The 2015 Food Drive kicks off on November 1st when we begin accepting donations of non-perishable food items at our Superstore (3910 Cherry Ave, Long Beach, CA, 90807). You can also mail checks which will be used to purchase additional food for the drive.

November 22nd is the 18th Annual Food Drive & Hot Rod Happening event from 8:00 am – 11:30 am.  Volunteers are invited to gather to help pack … Read the rest

The Hottest Auto Shows of Fall 2015

concept car at auto showAuto shows offer entertainment for enthusiasts, and marketing muscle for manufacturers. If you are looking for the next exiting big deal, or the absolute pinnacle of graceful design, the fall auto shows on this list are sure to please. Some a quite a distance to travel, but if you are looking for the best, you’ll find them here.

Frankfurt Auto Show, September 17 – 27

Frankfurt is always a treat, as this show only happens on odd numbered years. German brands typically dominate the show, saving their biggest, fastest, best models for the big reveal on the home turf. This year, look for the interesting Infiniti Q30 compact crossover, and rumors point to a new Mazdaspeed3 and Ferrari F12 GTO … Read the rest

Rim Review: TSW Jarama Rim

If you’re looking for rims, there are so many to choose from that you might feel a bit lost as to where to start.  We created a series of rim reviews on our YouTube channel that show you some of the premiere wheels that are available.

This video takes a look at the TSW Jarama Rim. This rim comes in three finishes and fits a variety of wheel diameters.  Check out the video for the specs, what cars it is best suited for and what we think of the overall quality of the wheel.

Here are links to the three finishes available:

Gloss Black:
Hyper Silver:

Drive In to Drive Out Hunger

Summer Car Show 2015Our big summer vintage car show is this weekend!  If you’re in Southern California, please consider stopping by our Drive In to Drive Out Hunger event.
Saturday, August 15th from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The big appeal, of course, is the incredible vintage cars. To enter your car in the show there is a $20 entry fee and we’ll be giving out awards for the Top 5 Cars. You’ll also get a goody bag of, well, goodies, including a $25 Performance Plus Tire coupon.
Come to see all the hot vintage wheels. We’ll have music, raffles, free BBQ, and lots of family fun.  All proceeds from the event go to support our annual food drive (hence the event name).… Read the rest