You Asked For It . . . Smarty Jr. Giveaway (Ends: June 30, 2011). Another huge thank you goes out to Bob Wagner of Wagner and Associates for offering up our next big give-away! We SALUTE you Bob! Bob is giving away a Smarty Jr. to the winner of this contest. Here is a link to find out more about the Smarty line of products:
Father's Day is coming up, so it is fitting that we have a "Father Knows Best" contest for this month. Simply post the finest piece of advice ever bestowed by a father, a grandfather, or any other significant father figure. That post will automatically enter you into this contest. Must be a TDR Member to win. That's it. Winner will be selected by random drawing on July 4, 2011. How easy is that?
In the meantime, check out the Smarty line of products, and tell all of your diesel truck friends about it.
Why the emphasis and the links to these upcoming events? Perhaps because there is something to be learned at these events. Perhaps because there is always some form of competition that is entertaining. Perhaps for the fellowship with other Turbo Diesel owners. Perhaps a chance to discuss new products with other owners and vendors. Or, perhaps to have the focus on YOU as I found in this collection of eight video clips.
As you will see in the video, Cummins was at the 2010 May Madness regional event with their video camera in tow, and they took the time to interview eight TDR Members. Now ask yourself, when was the last time you starred in a video? Never? Me neither. So, it was with great interest that I personally took the time to watch fellow TDR Members to see what they had to say about their trucks. After all, I know these guys. Do you?
- David Magnoli - San Jose, CA - Brad Ponci - Fortuna, CA - Eric Bickel - Salt Lake City, UT - George Hall - Las Vegas, NV - Jeff Scairretta, Las Vegas, NV - Jeremy Torgersen - Eureka, CA - Larry Willard - Frederick MD - Harold Harks - Sumas, WA
Check out their fifteen minutes of fame.
Hope you enjoy the videos and consider joining us at one of the 2011 TDR events.
Inviting all TDR Members! Register now for the 2011 Cummins' Columbus Mid-Range Engine Plant Tour and TDR GTG!
This year’s CMEP open house and plant tour is very similar to the first gathering we had at CMEP back in 1995. That’s right. In 1995 the plant folks extended an invitation for us to visit this facility, and by the time the dust had settled, we had almost 200 trucks drive to Columbus to attend. The scope of this year’s gathering is much like that in 1995. In today's world of club and car shows this will be correctly known as a get-together or GTG. And we’re working to make this GTG an event worthy of your travel and vacation time.
If you’ve not been to Cummins CMEP before, I can promise you that you’ll not find a cleaner and more organized manufacturing location staffed with employees that are the most gracious of hosts. For fun and related reading, TDR Issue 37 gives you a look at the plant back in 2002.
As an added attraction, the folks at Dodge are busy with plans to bring 2011 trucks down for a Ride-n-Drive. Without a doubt the Friday’s festivities at the plant and at the Ride-n-Drive will make for a memorable day.
- Thursday, June 9 – Afternoon registration and evening Ice Cream Social. - Friday, June 10 – CMEP Plant Tour, Show-n-Shine, seminars, Dodge Ride-n-Drive, Dinner gathering. - Saturday, June 11 – Caravan to NHRDA event in Indianapolis. - Sunday, June 12 – Rain make-up date for NHRDA event, depart for home.
So we’ve got you covered for two days (June 10-11) of solid activities and entertainment. For now, it looks like that 200 trucks may be the limit for the 2011 CMEP GTG. After all, that’s 400 people and the logistics of a plant tour for that many folks is the reason we’re asking you to sign up early.
Registration cost is $35 per person. Once your registration is received, we will email details to you further documenting and outlining the event. Questions or problems with registration? Give us a call at (888) 440-8371 or (770) 886-8877.
Don’t miss the Cummins 6.7L Turbo Diesel on the SPEED Channel’s Truck U this Sunday, October 31, at noon EDT. In this Cummins-packed episode, hosts Bruno Massel and Matt Steele fill you in on the 2011 Ram Chassis Cab, and give you an extraordinary look at the legendary durability of the Cummins Turbo Diesel, including a feature on a Cummins-powered Dodge Ram with 896,000 miles that’s still running strong! As you know, care and maintenance play a big role in that kind of longevity, and Massel and Steele will show you how to properly maintain your engine, and will provide you with tips and advice that can help you get the most out of your Cummins Turbo Diesel.
This episode of Truck U on the SPEED Channel premieres Sunday, October 31, at 12 p.m. EDT. If you aren’t able to catch it then, replay dates will be Wednesday, November 3, at 3:30 p.m. EDT; Friday, November 5, at 10 a.m. EDT; Sunday, December 12, at 8:30 a.m. EST; Wednesday, December 15, at 3:30 p.m. EST; and Friday, December 17, at 10:00 a.m. EST. Please check listings in your area for exact times, as the SPEED Channel may change air dates or times due to live events.