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There have been a lot of hard-to-find and limited-edition Hess Toy Trucks over the years, but none have been more limited than what's just been released today. After months of teasing it online, Hess Corporation today announced that the special limited Collector's Edition Truck, commemorating Hess Corporation’s 85th anniversary, is now on sale exclusively at www.hesstoytruck.com. This Collector's Edition First Hess Truck has been designed...
Before his untimely passing in 2002, Joe Strummer of THE CLASH was a noted car enthusiast. On September 9, 1987, Strummer scored a 1963 Ford Thunderbird - an original California double black-plate Bullet body style T-bird - for just $4,200. While the car has surfaced since his death a time or two (records of a 2003 auction still float...
I've seen the first two episodes of ABC's THE MUPPETS, and they're pretty fantastic. While the series doesn't make its official debut until next week, many already know that Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy have been on the outs - but now comes word that they've been seen together again (again). Seems Piggy's been tipping off the TMZ...
I've said it before, but let me say it again - there has never been a better time to be a STAR WARS fan than now... aside from when the Original Trilogy rolled out from '77-'83. With J.J. Abrams' STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS hitting theaters on December 18th, The Force is being felt in a big way, and...
When it comes to vehicle maintenance and repairs, even the smallest task can seem daunting if you don't know what you're doing. Auto maintenance and repairs take practice, knowledge, and experience -- so it's okay if you don't know what to do right away. But if you're looking to become handier and tackle some basic repair tasks on your...
It's been awhile since I've featured Kia in the virtual pages of Rock Father™ Rides, but today's news brings a throwback to my top picks for what to see at the Chicago Auto Show back in 2016. One of the concept vehicles that I photographed and very much enjoyed was the Telluride SUV - touted at the time as...
Earlier this year, after the past success of their building sets based on JOHN DEERE and CATERPILLAR, the folks at MEGA BLOKS added JEEP to the mix and combined all three under a new brand, AMERICAN BUILDERS. While these sets are geared toward kids 5+, I'm pretty well-aware that there's quite a few grownups who enjoy these as well,...
After being sidelined for 2020 and almost getting nixed for 2021, The Chicago Automobile Trade Association — producer of the Chicago Auto Show — revealed plans for the return of its popular Media Preview. This year's condensed event marks a return for automobile trade shows in North America and will feature press events presented by Ford, Jeep, Kia, Lexus, Nissan,...
General Motors has announced they will be beginning regular production of a carbon-fiber cargo bed in the 2019 GMC Sierra Denali and Sierra AT4. This material has not been regularly used in automotive production before and GM hopes to apply it to other vehicle models in the future. While vehicles rely on a lot of materials and substances to be...
Way back on February 2, I was the first to give you an early look at the Step2 McLaren 570S - the first toy created under a new partnership between McLaren Automotive and The Step2 Company. Now that ride has a street date, and the revolutionary 570S Step2 Push Sports Car will be rolling out to in September as an...