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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.

TRANSAMERICAN AUTO PARTS ANNOUNCES THE “LIFE IS BETTER OFF-ROAD™” SEMA VEHICLE BUILD AWARD

Jul 8, 2015   //   by David Beran   //   Company News  //  No Comments

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For Immediate Release

Compton, California (July 8, 2015) – Transamerican Auto Parts is proud to introduce the “Life is Better Off-Road™” SEMA builder award. Launching this year at the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, the “Life is Better Off-Road™” award is an annual industry prize awarded by Transamerican Auto Parts to the best presented, truly off-road capable truck, Jeep or SUV on display at the show.

This award is open to all off-road vehicle constructors and product manufacturers on display at the SEMA show and will be judged by an elite panel of industry experts. As the off-road performance category continues to grow in popularity at the annual event, the Transamerican Auto Parts “Life is Better Off-Road™” award will recognize the unique technological achievements and engineering advancements specific to the development of aftermarket products for off-road trucks, Jeeps and SUVs.

“It is an honor for us to have an opportunity to recognize the builders, fabricators and manufactures who are the driving force behind the impressive growth of the off-road industry with this award,” said Transamerican Auto Parts President and CEO, Greg Adler. “There are so many incredible builds on display at the SEMA Show each year, and we’re proud to now be able to distinguish the vehicles that truly represent the best of what off-roading is all about.”

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The panel of judges, representing a cross-section of the off-road industry will include fabricators, journalists industry personalities and professional off-road racers. They will select 10 semi-finalists from among the submitted entries based on such criteria as off-road reliability and capability, real-world functionality, quality of craftsmanship and overall vehicle presentation. From those contenders, one Jeep and one truck / SUV will be chosen as the two finalists to vie for the prestigious designation of being named the most authentic off-road-capable vehicle at the show.

The award, a custom designed trophy, will be presented by Transamerican Auto Parts President and CEO, Greg Adler, at 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 5th at the ProComp / Transamerican Auto Parts Booth #62112 within the SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience Area (Located outside of the South Hall in the Silver Lot).

In addition to the award itself, the winner will receive a cover feature and multi-page vehicle spotlight in ORA Magazine, a professional photo shoot, recognition across the spectrum of Transamerican social media and digital channels, a promotional email campaign highlighting the award and winners, an invitation to be displayed in feature locations at TAP-sponsored events, tradeshows, Truck & Jeep Fests, along with benefitting by the extensive partner media coverage of the award. The 10 semi-finalists will also be included in the full media campaign as well as receiving ribbons in recognition of the accomplishment.

To submit your off-road SEMA display vehicle for award consideration please visit www.transamericanautoparts.com/award. There you may complete your entry on-line or download the PDF application that may be completed and emailed to lifeisbetteroffroadaward@transamericanautoparts.com .

For more information, complete rules, terms and conditions for the Transamerican Auto Parts “Life is Better Off-Road™” SEMA builder award please visit www.transamericanautoparts.com/award or email questions to lifeisbetteroffroadaward@transamericanautoparts.com.

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Life is Better Off-Road™

There are those among us who believe that pursuing life off-road means rock crawling, trail running, and mud bogging, or maybe storming across the open desert at speed. We agree. Setting off to conquer the earth is why you built your ultimate truck or Jeep. To others, the ultimate adventure is finding the wave, hiking a new trail, kayaking down a roaring river or skiing the impossible run. Your adventure could be loading the family into your truck and heading out to camp under the stars, pulling your boat to a lake, or carrying your dirt bike to a remote trail. Whatever your adventure, make the journey as exciting as the destination. Get outside. Explore, unplug, play in the dirt and go further. Because Life is Better Off-Road. ™

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 70 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, 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)

 

TRANSAMERICAN AUTO PARTS TO DESCEND ON MOAB, UTAH FOR EASTER JEEP SAFARI

Mar 29, 2015   //   by David Beran   //   Company News  //  No Comments

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Compton, California (March 29, 2015) – This week, thousands of Jeep and off-road enthusiasts will be making their annual pilgrimage to the picturesque off-road destination of Moab, Utah and multiple subsidiaries of Transamerican Auto Parts (TAP) will be among them. TAP subsidiaries will introduce and display the most recent off-road and Jeep products and vehicles, conduct research and development as well as participate in trail runs sponsored by both 4 Wheel Parts and the Transamerican Auto Parts Wholesale Division.

Featuring some of the best off-road environment in the nation, the event, hosted by Red Rock 4-Wheelers, invites four-wheelers to challenge themselves on trails ranging from a scenic cruise to intense hardcore rock crawling that extracts the most out of man and machine. The event is enhanced by a two day Exposition at the Spanish Trail Arena where the industry’s top manufacturers, including Transamerican Manufacturing Group (TMG) brands Rubicon Express, G2 Axle & Gear, LRG Wheels, SmittyBilt, Pro Comp and TMG’s most recent acquisition, Poison Spyder Customs are showing off their newest products and incredible Jeep builds.

A significant number of TAP employees will be on-site and on the trails throughout the week to engage with enthusiasts and vendors while taking in the atmosphere of one of the nation’s most unique off-road events along the majestic slickrock trails of Moab. While making the trek to Utah from the company’s Southern California headquarters, TAP Marketing Director, Dan Mickelsen views Easter Jeep Safari as a vital event on the off-road calendar. “There is something truly unique about Moab that brings together off-roaders from all over the country,” he said. “The varied trails offer something for everyone, while each is an opportunity to join in the camaraderie and atmosphere of the event. We look forward to spending time on the trails with our customers and vendors as together we put our products to the test.”

As Moab becomes the epicenter of the off-road universe for nine days leading up to Easter, TAP is utilizing the opportunity to make two significant announcements during the week. The first announcement to be officially released on Wednesday, April 1, is the presentation of partnership between BFGoodrich Tires and 4 Wheel Parts that will make a contribution to the off-road community while expanding their combined off-road trail preservation efforts.

Thursday, TAP business unit, Dealer Services International, will be unveiling the COMMANDO Jeep Concept Vehicle designed by DSI and modeled after the Hendrick Dynamics COMMANDO Jeep featuring products from Pro Comp, Smittybilt and G2 Axle & Gear.

“It’s certainly going to be a busy week for us. Between the trails runs, expo and the exciting new Jeep Commando Concept Vehicle, we’re looking forward to a great event,” concluded Mickelsen.

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, please visit: transamericanautoparts.com.

About 4 Wheel Parts 

4 Wheel Parts is the global leader in off-road truck, Jeep and aftermarket performance products. With 69 locations across the U.S. and Canada and growing, 4 Wheel Parts Service Centers install all the products we 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 us at 4wheelparts.com or call toll-free 877-474-4821.

 

New Smittybilt Products and Builds Debut at SEMA 2013

Nov 15, 2013   //   by David Beran   //   Company News  //  No Comments

Smittybilt, maker of innovative truck, Jeep, and SUV products, introduced new parts and accessories at the 2013 SEMA Show. The latest Smittybilt offerings debuting at the Las Vegas event included an X20 Gen 2 winch, Atlas front and rear bumpers, and a defender rack. Different truck and Jeep builds that showcased rigs featuring Smittybilt products included the Overlander Jeep, the “Project Redline” 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 truck, and the Chevrolet 2500 HD “Chase Truck.”

Mark Mathews, Smittybilt’s Marketing Manager believes SEMA is the ideal spot for the manufacturer to unveil new products and accessories for the off-road industry. “Smittybilt strives to stay ahead of the curve and these products show the attention to detail and quality in every part and accessory we manufacture,” he says.

The Smittybilt SEMA sales staff had tablets loaded with images, videos, pricing and catalogs for 4×4 enthusiasts. These interactive tools enhanced the one-on-one experience for attendees who were curious to learn more about Smittybilt’s line of parts and accessories.