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Noah Gragson’s No. 9 Xfinity Series Car to Feature TrueTimber® Camo for NASCAR’s Return to Racing

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

INMAN, S.C. – May 19, 2020 – Noah Gragson’s JR Motorsports number 9 paint scheme featuring sponsors TrueTimber, Bass Pro Shops and Black Rifle Coffee Company will be showcased Tuesday night, May 19, at Darlington Raceway as NASCAR returns to the track following COVID-19. Gragson brought home a victory at Daytona earlier this year in the car featuring TrueTimber Viper Urban camo and looks to bring home another top finish. The race is set for 8:00 p.m. ET with no fans, only essential personnel and will be shown live on FS1.

“While we are dealing with the unprecedented circumstances associated with COVID-19 and the road to recovery, it is great to see that NASCAR is able to get back to the track,” said TrueTimber CEO Rusty Sellars. “Noah has had a great season so far and we are looking forward to what he can do in the future. JRM is a fantastic partner and we love seeing Bass Pro Shops, Black Rifle Coffee and TrueTimber come together on this awesome car.”

After four races in the 2020 season, Gragson sits sixth in the NXS standings with one win, two top five finishes, three top 10s and has led 44 laps total. Gragson will be accompanied by three other JR Motorsports drivers including Michael Annett, Justin Allgaier and Daniel Hemric for Tuesday night’s race. In 35 previous starts at Darlington, JRM has earned two wins, eight top five finishes and 20 top 10s.

“It’s going to be weird experiencing a race without fans, but we plan to put on a great show so that everyone watching on TV has something to be excited about,” said Gragson.

To see Noah Gragson’s TrueTimber, Bass Pro Shops and Black Rifle Coffee Car number 9 car, view the following video:

TrueTimber, Bass Pro Shops and Black Rifle Coffee Sponsor Noah Gragson No. 9

To learn more about the entire TrueTimber product line and see all available patterns, visit TrueTimber.com. Details about future product launches can be found on TrueTimber’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.

About TrueTimber

Founded in 2005, TrueTimber is based in Inman, South Carolina and is the most realistic, performance-driven camouflage brand in the industry. TrueTimber offers a wide variety of clothing items and accessories, featuring 27 distinct camo patterns that perfectly blend with their surroundings. The company spends countless hours researching, testing and seeking new technology to produce the most effective and lifelike camouflage patterns possible. TrueTimber products can be found in retailers across the United States and Canada, and it continues to be one of the fastest growing camouflage companies in the world. For more information about TrueTimber, visit TrueTimber.com.

Action Wheels – 24 Volt Thunder Tank Ride-On

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

Thunder…Thunder…Thunder Tank, Ho!

This rideable tank from Action Wheels is seriously one of the coolest toys to come out in recent memory. Sized to fit up to two small children – it comes in at roughly 4 feet x 3 feet x 2 feet, with a recommended age range of 3+, and a total weight limit of 150 lbs, this Thunder Tank is powered by a 24 volt battery, and with two forward speeds and one reverse speed, can travel up to 5 MPH.

But it isn’t just for driving: it also has a manually rotating turret with working cannon, and a swivel machine gun with lights and sounds! The spring-loaded canon fires plastic shells, which are loaded by lifting a loading door on the barrel, and additional shells can be stored behind the driver on the rear end of the turret. Additionally, the Thunder Tank features red battle lights, authentic sounds that play from a speaker located on the turret seats, and ‘authentic’ design with decals throughout.

If you’re curious how it runs and sounds, check out some of the videos featuring it on YouTube; it’s seriously as cool as it sounds.

The Thunder Tank is available exclusively from Wal-Mart: www.walmart.com/ip/NEW-WALMART-EXCLUSIVE-24-Volt-Thunder-Tank-Ride-On-With-Working-Cannon-and-Rotating-Turret/204394575

Rezvani TANK Military Edition

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Everything you could possible want in a luxury personal protection vehicle: B7-rated glass armor, bomb protection, night vision, kevlar-wrapped fuel tank, reinforced suspension, runflat tires, electrified door handles, strobe and blinding lights, magnetic dead bolts, gas masks, first aid, and hypothermia kit.

All of this can be yours for the paltry sum of $295k.


DARPA GXV-T Demonstration Of Hybrid Wheel-Track

Monday, June 25th, 2018

As part of DARPA’s Ground X-Vehicle Technologies program (GXV-T), a team from Carnegie Mellon University National Robotics Engineering Center created a hybrid wheel-track which can configure between a traditional round wheel and a triangular, tank-like track in seconds. The intent behind this design is to allow optimal mobility between hard and soft terrain as required, while still inside the same vehicle.

The Ground X-Vehicle Technologies program itself was launched to find ways to “improve mobility, survivability, safety, and effectiveness of future combat vehicles without piling on armor.”

You can read more about the GXV-T demonstration here.

KOTA Longboards Spitfire Mk V Electric Longboard On Kickstarter

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

KOTA Longboards is a Veteran-owned and operated company based in Denver, Colorado that manufactures commercial longboards. They get their name from the ‘Knights of the Air’ moniker coined in France during the early days of WWI, used to describe the pilots of early airplanes.

They started a Kickstarter campaign to fund their Spitfire Mk V Electric Longboards. The Spitfire Mk V is powered by a 35 volt battery, with a range of 15-17 miles on a single charge, and it’s capable of speeds of 22-25 MPH.

The best part is this setup can be paired with one of KOTA’s awesome Military-inspired decks, which is treated with KOTA’s proprietary KOTAgrip, a clear gloss finish which foregoes the need for grip tape while preserving the surface art.


Rezvani TANK

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

This ‘Tactical Urban Vehicle’ can be had for the low, low (starting) price of $178,000.

Find out more at www.rezvanimotors.com/rezvani-tank#rezvani-tank-specifications

RealLifeLore – These Are the Largest Tanks Ever Designed

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

YouTube channel RealLifeLore, in association with YouTube channel Real Engineering, produced this video on the largest tanks ever designed.

You can check out more of RealLifeLore’s videos at their YouTube channel.

Howe & Howe – Ripsaw EV2 Super Tank Luxury Vehicle

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

The Ripsaw EV 2 is the “..world’s first consumer based luxury high performance dual tracked vehicle or super tank.”

Super Tank.

Becoming Batman is being more viable as every day passes.

You Can Own KITT (If You Have At Least $100,000)

Saturday, June 13th, 2015


Ok, so it’s more fair to say you can own the Pontiac Trans Am that “played” the part of KITT in the original Knight Rider. It was returned to and refurbished by Red Harden, a vehicle customizer who worked on classic television show vehicles such as the Dragula from The Munsters, the General Lee from The Dukes of Hazard, the Batcycle from The Batman, and of course KITT from Knight Rider.

It comes with the following features:

– Keyless ignition system
– Original KITT dashboard
– Includes KITT’s red light scanning sensor on the hood
– Comes with a group of stuido call sheets and maps


Mad Max Fury Road – The Peacemaker In Action

Monday, May 11th, 2015

YouTube channel Howe & Howe showed off some footage of the Peacemaker vehicle from the upcoming Mad Max Fury Road before it was shipped off.

OR Open Air Demo – High Roller

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Two of the Three Amigos raced the High Roller big wheel at OR Summer Market. Engineered by Big Wheel Rally Lab, the High Roller is an adult-sized big wheel. The High Roller has the following features:

– Strengthened Rear Axle
– Free Spin brake cable routing
– Patent Pending Steel Frame and Fork
– Custom metal flake glossy paint
– Molded 14 inch Plastic Rear Wheels for Power Slides and Drifting!
– Pneumatic 26 inch front wheel
– Freewheel Pedal Hub for high speed coasting
– Alloy Rims
– Super Wide front tire for super traction
– Alloy V-Brake and levers
– Plush, Fully Adjustable seat
– Bell and Tassels

It’s intended for riders between 5’2″ to 6’6″ in height, up to 300 lbs. According to the Amigos themselves, it was very fun to ride on and comfortable to sit in. You can get your own from High Roller USA at the following link: www.highrollerusa.com

Motopeds – Survival Bike

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Motoped is a company formed from a successful Kickstarter venture for a motorized bike kit that utilizes an XR50/pitbike engine and standard mountain bike components. They’ve recently unveiled a prototype of their next product, the ‘Survival Bike’.

Survival Bike

Although the specs haven’t been released yet, the base model Survival Bike shown above has changes over the standard model including a subdued color scheme with Olive Drab overtones, additional fuel canisters, and a carry rack.

Survival Bike Black Ops

Pictured above is the ‘Black Ops’ model, which features the following tools and accessories:

– Barnett Recruit Compound Crossbow

– Rotopax RX-1G Gas Packs – 1 Gallon

– United Cutlery M48 Tactical Survival Shovel

– United Cutlery M48 Hawk Tomahawk

– United Cutlery M48 Hawk Harpoon

– Gerber Fixed Blade Saw

– Blackburn X6 Light System

– Black Diamond Carabiners / Climbing rope

– Cree Mini LED Flashlight

– BioLogic Bike Mount for iPhone4/gps

– Tool Logic Tactical Multifunction Knife / light

– Tool Logic Credit Card Companion multi-tool

– CRKT Guppie multi-tool

– Tactical-Warrior Neck Knife

Be sure to frequent the Motopeds Facebook page for continuing information on the Survival Bike, including final specs and pricing, as it becomes available.


Ferro Concepts – Pedal Straps

Thursday, April 24th, 2014


Ferro Concepts Pedal Straps are great for fixed gear bicycles, or just for cruising around town. Made from Mil-Spec materials, they are designed to fit a wide variety of pedals.


Available in MultiCam, Desert Digital, Coyote Brown, and AOR2.


SHOT Show 2014 – The NEMO

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014


This year, level 1 is host to the NEMO van. Pretty cool, but it’s no Rally Fighter.


M931A2 DOOMSDAY 5 Ton MONSTER Military 6×6 Cargo Truck Tractor Cummins Diesel

Thursday, January 9th, 2014


This truck is currently up for grabs on eBay. It’s a custom build that was used in the pilot of a show “Mining Wars” that’s currently being considered by The Discovery Channel. There’s a buy now option of $28k, if refurbished cargo trucks are your thing.


Local Motors Configurator

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

RF configurator

The Local Motors Rally Fighter is a kick-ass machine, but it’s a little above obtainable for the common man. Still, you can at least model your ideal RF using the Local Motors Configurator. You can choose the primary and secondary color scheme, the design pattern, additional details like accessories and rims, and even one of two environments to model it in. The one I configured for the image has an Urban Camo pattern with OD Green as the main and a textured black as the accent.


Smittybilt G.E.A.R. For Jeeps

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013


Smittybilt G.E.A.R. is a line of vehicle accessories with PALS webbing: seat covers, tailgate covers, overhead consoles, and door panels. The line is designed largely for more recent Jeep models as listed: CJ, Wrangler, and Wrangler Unlimited, although in the case of the seat covers, “universal truck seat” covers are also available. The product line is constructed from 600 denier polyester with a PVC liner and is UV stable; the overhead consoles are constructed from covered 3/16″ solid plate. Available in Black, Coyote Tan, OD Green, and ACU.


Wildgame Innovations Custom Motorcycle – SHOT 2013

Friday, January 18th, 2013



This is a custom motorcycle done for Wildgame Innovations by Orange County Choppers. It features accents of Realtree AP and various Wildgame products mounted onto it.

Tactical Fanboy Inside The Magpul MBUS – SHOT 2013

Friday, January 18th, 2013


Other publications and websites may have taken pictures of the Magpul VW ‘MBUS’ at SHOT, but Tactical Fanboy was the first, and possibly only, attendee at the show to go inside it!

MultiCam Rally Fighter – SHOT 2013

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013


I was wondering down into the lower levels of the beast that is SHOT Show and came across the MultiCam Rally Fighter.


A-TACS AU Seat Covers

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Northwest Seat Covers now has the option for A-TACS AU seat covers among their product line. They’re available in the two trim options seen above and for most truck and SUV models.

The photo was taken from the official A-TACS camo Facebook page.

Northwest Seatcovers – A-TACS seat cover

Tank Vest

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

The Tank Vest is a modular, PALS webbing based storage system that allows users to attach MOLLE and ALLICE gear to their motorcycle to improve storage capacity. Tank Vests are made from 1000 denier Cordura nylon and uses a system of military grade straps and synthetic buckles to attach to the tank frame. This separates the Tank Vest from other storage options that use magnets or require drilling into the bike’s frame. A feature also unique to the Tank Vest is it fits around the gas cap, negating the need to remove the vest during refueling. Currently, Tank Vests are being made for Kawasaki KLR650, KTM950/990 Adventure motorcycles, some models of Harley Davidson, the XR650R, and the Boulevard 800, with a vest for the Vstrom 1000 coming out mid-September; more models are being made based on customer demand.

The Tank Vest is available in the following colors: Black, Coyote Brown, Woodland MARPAT, ACU, MultiCam, OD Green, and Safety Orange.


Thanks to Mike K. for the tip!

Crowd Gets Surprised During Tank Show

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

I suppose the most important lesson the crowd learned that day was to avoid standing near large puddles when multi-ton war machines are on the prowl.

Camouflage Tumbler 1/6 Scale Model

Monday, July 30th, 2012

As with all movies, good or bad, there has to be some related memorabilia for sale, and ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is no exception. Luckily, Hot Toys doesn’t disappoint with their series of highly-detailed scaled models of Batman, Bane, and the camouflage Tumbler/Batmobile. Aside from being completely badass looking, the camouflage tumbler features a roof panel that slides open and functioning headlights, requiring 3 AAA batteries. The good news? It’s available for pre-order! The bad news? It’s not being released until September 2013! By that point, The Dark Knight trilogy will already be available as a 3+ disk special edition Blu-ray/DVD combo pack in a collector’s box most likely shaped like the Tumbler. Then again, you can’t rush perfection.

Available for pre-order from Sideshow Collectables

Drive A Tank

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

I first heard about Drive A Tank on NPR of all things, and the idea, while familiar, intrigued me: a company that specializes in recreational tank driving. Of course, we’ve already written about Armourgeddon Tank Paintball, and if the interview on NPR is any indication this is the very company that inspired the creation of Drive A Tank. Drive A Tank, however, is located in Kasota, Minnesota instead of Leicestershire, England, so it’s a bit more realistic that our CONUS-based readers would be able to make a visit.

Drive A Tank offers progressively pricier package deals which allow for the operation of the following vehicles: the FV 433 Abbott, FV432 APC, and Chieftain Main Battle Tank, which is used mainly to crush cars in the appropriately named “single car crush” or “double car crush” packages. Each deal includes a safety and introduction class and a hands on tour and photo op. Each package also comes with the opportunity to test fire from their collection of historic firearms in an indoor fire range.