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COMMANDO TACTICAL EDITION™ JEEP TO BE AUCTIONED AT BARRETT-JACKSON PALM BEACH WILL BENEFIT PATRIOT FOUNDATION

Apr 6, 2016   //   by David Beran   //   Company News  //  No Comments

Compton, California (April 6, 2016) – Friday, April 8, the first ever COMMANDO TACTICAL EDITION™  Jeep Wrangler built by Transamerican Auto Parts (TAP) off-road performance retailer 4 Wheel Parts, will be auctioned at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector’s Car Auction. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of this unique, street legal vehicle will benefit the Patriot Foundation, providing support to the families of airborne and special operations soldiers killed or wounded in combat.

Similar to the military version, COMMANDO TACTICAL EDITION™  Jeep is a go anywhere, do anything military-inspired steel flat fender design built on a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon platform and one of the most capable, rugged and versatile vehicles ever created.  Its extensive TMG supplied enhancements include suspension upgrades, Pro Comp performance wheel and tire combination, lighting package, Smittybilt Armor and Soft Goods Package, 9.5K wide-capacity Smittybilt winch and many other distinctive features exclusively available as a complete program through participating DSI dealerships.

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Donated by Hendrick Dynamics and Transamerican Auto Parts, this Jeep also features a custom patriotic hood graphic painted by Zac Brown Customs’ Kristian Baena, Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) 2013 Rising Star Award Winner.

“It has been an honor for us to team up with Hendrick Dynamics to build this vehicle to raise money for this vital cause,” said Transamerican Auto Parts President and CEO, Greg Adler. “Tactical Jeeps have been an important part of our nation’s military history and the COMMANDO TACTICAL EDITION™ continues this great tradition. We are grateful to Barrett-Jackson and our partners at Hendrick Dynamics for the opportunity to collaborate in the support of the Patriot Foundation.”

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Inspired by the original Hendrick COMMANDO™ tactical vehicle, the COMMANDO TACTICAL EDITION™ Jeep is a collaboration between Transamerican Auto Parts subsidiaries Dealer Services International (DSI), 4 Wheel Parts and Transamerican Manufacturing Group (TMG) and Hendrick Dynamics. Together they premiered this spectacular vehicle at the 2015 Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah featuring aggressive design, style and versatile up-fit technology; including an exact replication of the authentic COMMANDO™ Tan™ exterior color.

The original Hendrick COMMANDO™ is a tactical vehicle that provides the military with a versatile mobility platform capable of operating across a wide range of missions and terrains, and was initially fielded overseas for evaluation purposes in support of a special operations science and technology initiative. Historically, the Hendrick COMMANDO™ was the first Jeep utilized in U.S. combat operations since Operation Just Cause in 1989.

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Quick Facts:

Direct Auction Link

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/2015-JEEP-WRANGLER-COMMANDO-194969 

Auction: Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2016

Date: Friday April 8th

Auction Time (Approximate) 4:00 p.m. EST (Velocity)

Reserve: No Reserve

Status: Available

Price: TBD

Lot: 3002

Year: 2015

Make: Jeep

Model: Wrangler Unlimited

Style: COMMANDO TACTICAL EDITION™

VIN: 1C4BJWFG8FL619661

Exterior Color: Black/COMMANDO™ Tan™

Interior Color: Black

Cylinders: 6

Engine Size: 3.6L

Transmission: 5-speed automatic

Brief Description:

Inspired by the Hendrick COMMANDO™ military vehicle, the first Jeep utilized in U.S. combat operations in over 25 years, this COMMANDO TACTICAL EDITION™  Jeep is one of the most capable, rugged and versatile vehicles ever created. One Hundred Percent of Proceeds benefiting the Patriot Foundation.

COMMANDO™ Jeep Concept Vehicle – Build Sheet

COMMANDO™ Jeep:

  • Suspension System Upgrade
  • 5 – 17” COMMANDO™ TAN Alloy Wheels (Developed Exclusively by Pro Comp Wheel Company)
  • 5 – 315/70R-17 Pro Comp Extreme MT2 Mud Terrain Off-Road Tires
  • COMMANDO™ Front & Rear Bumper w/ Swing Away Tire Carrier (Smittybilt XRC)
  • D-Rings (Smitybilt)
  • COMMANDO™ Steel Fenders (Poison Spyder)
  • 5K Winch (Smittybilt XRC Winch)
  • COMMANDO™ insignia & authentic COMMANDO™ Tan Color Scheme

Lighting:

  • 50” LED Light Bars (Trail Master)
  • 2×2 Square Cube LED lights (Pro Comp Explorer Lighting)

Soft Goods Package:

  • Cloak Extended Mesh Top (Smittybilt)
  • C-RES.2 Cargo Net (Smittybilt)
  • Gear Custom Seat Cover (Front & Rear)

Armor:

  • XRC Rock Guard (Smittybilt)
  • XRC Front & Rear Flat Armor Skin (Smittybilt)

To learn more about the Patriot Foundation, please visit: http://patriotfoundation.com/

About 4 Wheel Parts

4 Wheel Parts is the global leader in truck, Jeep, SUV and off-road performance products. With 74 locations across the U.S. and Canada and growing, 4 Wheel Parts Service Centers install all the products they sell. Maintaining the nation’s largest inventory of off-road tires, wheels, lift kits, and accessories, 4 Wheel Parts serves customers across the country and around the globe. Life is Better Off-Road™. Visit them at 4wheelparts.com or call toll-free 877-474-4821.

About DSI:

Dealer Services International is a business unit of Transamerican Auto Parts, and is the nation’s largest up-fitter of Custom Trucks and Jeeps in North America. Exclusively serving new vehicle dealerships DSI conducts business in both the US and Canada, with over 2,000 dealer partners. Our Design, engineer, and build capabilities have enabled us to provide OE quality and tested custom vehicles that are unmatched in the industry. In addition, our industry leading service and warranty programs enable the consumer to experience the same level of ownership they expect from a new vehicle.  To learn more about DSI please visit www.dsicustomvehicles.com.

About Transamerican Auto Parts

Transamerican Auto Parts is the world’s leading manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of aftermarket parts and accessories for trucks, Jeeps, SUVs and four-wheel drive vehicles. Transamerican operations are comprised of 74 4 Wheel Parts retail locations in North America, Transamerican Wholesale sales and distribution, Dealer Services International and the Transamerican Manufacturing Group which includes Smittybilt, Rubicon Express, G2 Axle & Gear, Pro Comp, LRG Rims and Poison Spyder. We Sell It. We Own It. We Live It. For more information about Transamerican Auto Parts, Dealer Services International and Transamerican Manufacturing Group, please visit: transamericanautoparts.com.

DEALER SERVICES INTERNATIONAL REVEALS COMMANDO JEEP CONCEPT VEHICLE

Apr 2, 2015   //   by David Beran   //   Company News  //  No Comments

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Compton, California (April 2, 2015) – Today, Transamerican Auto Parts business unit, Dealer Services International (DSI) introduced the COMMANDO™ Jeep Wrangler® concept vehicle. Inspired by the original Hendrick COMMANDO tactical vehicle, this dynamic on and off-road performance platform was exclusively unveiled in Moab, Utah at the 2015 Easter Jeep Safari.

Exhibiting characteristics of its military contemporary, the civilian COMMANDO Jeep concept vehicle is a collaboration between DSI and Charlotte-based Hendrick Dynamics, who worked together in creating its aggressive design, styling and versatile up-fit technology; including an exact replication of the authentic COMMANDO Tan™  exterior color.

Hendrick COMMANDO was a tactical vehicle providing a versatile mobility platform capable of operating across a wide range of missions and terrain, and initially fielded overseas for evaluation purposes in support of a special operations science and technology initiative. Historically, this is the first Jeep utilized in U.S. combat operations since Operation Just Cause in 1989.

“We are very excited to have partnered with Hendrick Dynamics and we believe strongly in what they are doing to help support our troops. Developing a COMMANDO Jeep concept vehicle is a real honor for our team,” said Dan Ciganovich, Director Dealer Services International.

Similar to the military version, COMMANDO Jeep is one of the most capable, rugged and versatile concept vehicles ever created with its various suspension upgrades, strong but lightweight 17-inch aluminum wheels and Pro Comp Xtreme MT2 tires. The COMMANDO Jeep can go anywhere with its military-inspired steel flat fender design – for maximum tire clearance and road debris protection – and front-and-rear bumpers with a 9.5K wide-capacity winch to carry hefty loads. Additional features include a lighting package for night operations, an Armor Package for extra body protection and a COMMANDO Soft Goods package covering the seats and top.

“We have always been impressed with DSI’s innovation, versatility and use of advanced technology,” said Marshall Carlson, General Manager of Hendrick Dynamics. “Jeep and COMMANDO were born in the military, and it’s exciting to see things come full circle with this rugged concept vehicle.”

The COMMANDO Jeep concept vehicle will be auctioned later this year, with proceeds benefiting the Patriot Foundation, providing support to families of airborne and special operations soldiers killed or wounded in combat.

For more information or to receive email updates about the COMMANDO Jeep concept vehicle please visit: CommandoJeep.com or call 844-458-7825.

The COMMANDO Jeep concept vehicle will be auctioned later this year, with proceeds benefiting the Patriot Foundation, providing support to families of airborne and special operations soldiers killed or wounded in combat.

For more information or to receive email updates about the COMMANDO Jeep concept vehicle please visit: CommandoJeep.com or call 844-458-7825.

COMMANDO Jeep Concept Vehicle – Facts

COMMANDO Jeep:

• Rubicon Express Suspension System Upgrade
• 5 – 17” COMMANDO Pro Comp Alloy Wheels
• 5 – 315/70R-17 Pro Comp Xtreme M/T2 Off-Road Tires
• Smittybilt COMMANDO Rear XRC Gen II Bumper w/ Swing Away Tire Carrier
• Smittybilt COMMANDO Front XRC Gen II Bumper w/ winch mount
• D-Rings
• COMMANDO Steel Crusher Fenders by Poison Spyder
• Smittybilt X20 9.5K Winch
• COMMANDO insignia & authentic COMMANDO Tan Color Scheme
• 5-Year / 100,000 Mile LiftShield Powertrain Warranty
• 3-Year / 36,000 Mile Parts, accessories and Labor Warranty

Lighting:
• 48” Explorer Pro Comp LED Light Bars
• 2×2 Explorer Pro Comp Square Cube LED lights

Soft Goods:
• Smittybilt Cloak Extended Mesh Top
• Smittybilt C-RES.2 Cargo Net
• G.E.A.R. Custom Smittybilt Seat Covers (Front & Rear)

Armor:
• Smittybilt XRC Atlas Rock Sliders
• Smittybilt XRC Flat Armor Skin (New Front & Rear)

About DSI
Dealer Services International is a business unit of Transamerican Auto Parts, and is the nation’s largest up-fitter of Custom Trucks and Jeeps in North America. Exclusively serving new vehicle dealerships, DSI conducts business in both the US and Canada, with over 2,000 dealer partners. Our design, engineering, and building capabilities have enabled us to provide OE quality and tested custom vehicles that are unmatched in the industry. In addition, our industry leading service and warranty programs enable the consumer to experience the same level of ownership they expect from a new vehicle. To learn more about DSI please visit www.dsicustomvehicles.com..

About Hendrick Dynamics
With its convergence of automotive expertise, advanced capabilities and high-operating tempo, Hendrick Dynamics provides vehicle solutions for the most-demanding environments – what we call Unconventional Mobility®. As problem solvers, Hendrick Dynamics utilizes advanced engineering, simulation, rapid prototyping, precision machining, quality fabrication, composite materials, safety expertise and intensive evaluation techniques to serve an array of government and commercial clients.

About Transamerican Auto Parts
Transamerican Auto Parts is the world’s leading manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of aftermarket parts and accessories for trucks, Jeeps, SUVs and four-wheel drive vehicles. Transamerican operations are comprised of 69 4 Wheel Parts retail locations in North America, Transamerican Wholesale sales and distribution, Dealer Services International and the Transamerican Manufacturing Group which includes Smittybilt, Rubicon Express, G2 Axle & Gear, Pro Comp, LRG Wheels and Poison Spyder Customs. We Sell It. We Own It. We Live It. For more information about Transamerican Auto Parts, Dealer Services International and Transamerican Manufacturing Group truck and Jeep accessories.

CONTACTS:
Dealer Service International, Todd Williams (Twilliams(at)dealerservicesint(dot)com)
Hendrick Dynamics, David Harris (David.Harris(at)HendrickAuto(dot)com)