2013 Ford Raptor Offroad HOONage Xtravaganza w/Team Hall & Nass

21 11 2012

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Team Hall & Nass and #Motorama LIVE got their hands on a brand new 2013 Ford Raptor, AND received special permission* from the folks at Ford SVT to mount our GoPro cams to said 2013 Raptor and take it on a couple of “hot laps” while at the 2012 Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) Truck Rodeo to show viewers the full capabilities of the Raptor when pushed hard both on, and off road, on a closed course.

NOTE – This video has MINIMAL talking, quite a bit of driving, and LOTS of HOONing! In fact, their are 24 minutes of HOONage and only 90 seconds of talking for your viewing pleasure. This footage includes a mixture of in truck, on truck, and chase truck footage shot during three different circuits of the entire OffRoad 4×4 testing course at the TAWA Truck Rodeo, located at the beautiful Knibbe Ranch about 30 miles outside of San Antonio, Texas in the Hill Country. This video features the entire 4×4 closed circuit course as few have ever seen it – fast, loud, sideways, and (sometimes) airborne.

IF you’re looking for information on new product feature updates to the 2013 Ford Raptor SVT, please view our other video on our Team Hall & Nass YouTube channel titled “2013 Ford Raptor SVT New Features Spotlight” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43YgryejyUo&feature=plcp , or, for our overall impression of how much we like the Ford Raptor SVT with a mixture of talking and HOONing mixed in, please view our “Ford Raptor SVT Full HOONage Review” at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwpfjGmg8wk&list=UUhOss6OGf1l4diaw_SNuTIw&…

For LIVE enthusiast discussions on vehicles we drive like the Ford Raptor SVT, as well as many other things automotive and motorsports related, join us for #Motorama LIVE every Wednesday from 9-11 PM Eastern on Twitter. Just search on and use the #Motorama hashtag to join the conversation!

Now for some political housekeeping …

* To any and all Ford peeps, concerned citizens, and fellow TAWA members who may view this video, please note the following: We were granted permission to HOON the course after previous ride along and sign off by the Ford SVT OffRoad driving specialist on site. Most of the vehicles driven around the TAWA Truck Rodeo course are done so in a much gentler fashion, by us, as well as most others. The driving highlighted in this footage is an exception at this event, not the rule. This is a closed course, and I’m a professional”ish” driver. Enjoy!

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2013 Ford Raptor SVT New Features Spotlight

15 11 2012

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The lovely Jennifer from Team Hall & Nass and #Motorama LIVE, along with our good friend Raj from Ford Special Vehicle Teams, provide a walk through of the new features on the 2013 Ford Raptor SVT, including the specialized Ford decal application process, the new OEM optional bead lock capable rims, HID headlights and the new application of MyFord Touch. If you are not already familiar with how to use the MyFord Touch system, this video also provides a high level overview of how to use different system functions.

For more information on the Ford Raptor SVT, including generous scenes of Raptor HOONage, be sure to check out our other Raptor videos on our TeamHallnNass YouTube channel.

For discussion on the Ford Raptor SVT and many other things in the automotive and motorsports world, join us for #Motorama LIVE every Wednesday from 9-11 PM Eastern on Twitter! Just search on and use the #Motorama hashtag to join the discussion!





Ford F-250 Super Duty AT The King Ranch

26 10 2012

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As many of you may know, Team Hall & Nass and #Motorama LIVE have logged a LOT of miles driving various Ford F-Series, Super Duty, King Ranch and Raptor SVT Trucks over the past two years. We’ve tested the usage and limits of Ford Trucks everywhere from Jimmy Buffett tailgate parties and racetracks along the 2012 Hot Rod Power Tour, to towing heavy items and hauling go fast toys in the beds and on a few trailers behind us all across the United States. In fact, we’ve spent so much time getting to know the capabilities of various F-Series Trucks, we decided we needed to do something more special than just a simple review for the King Ranch edition Ford Super Duty. For this special edition truck, and as Texans, we felt we needed to Go Further.

This summer, #Motorama LIVE and Team Hall & Nass headed way down into deep South Texas to visit the world famous King Ranch to learn more about what makes a King Ranch edition Ford Truck such a source of pride to Texans. In case you didn’t know, the King Ranch is more than just a package option on a Ford Truck. Established by “Captain” Richard King in 1853, the 360,000 acre King Ranch is THE largest ranch in the United States of America, and the second largest ranch in the entire world.

The relationship between Texans and their work trucks is a bond not many outside of Texas truly appreciate, and the bond between Texas ranchers and their work truck of choice is serious business. It’s also VERY personal. So when the folks at the King Ranch decided to allow Ford to put their brand, and their hand crafted leather, into a King Ranch edition Ford Truck, it was about as serious as business gets here in Texas.

We hope you enjoy our tour of the King Ranch and our explanation of what makes a King Ranch edition Ford Truck as special as it truly is. We also hope y’all will pardon us departing from our usual HOON type foolishness and getting back to our roots, as long before Team Hall & Nass began racing fast cars, we started out making our money the old fashioned way, doing manual labor and busting our humps in our work trucks.

For more information on the Ford F-Series King Ranch Trucks, and many of the vehicles we drive, review and discuss with the world, join us for our weekly #Motorama LIVE automotive and motorsports discussion, every Wednesday night from 9-11 PM Eastern on Twitter. Search on the #Motorama hashtag and join the discussion!





2013 GMC Acadia Denali 1st Drive

26 10 2012

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Your friends at Team Hall & Nass and #Motorama LIVE were recently invited to the media preview and drive of the new 2013 GMC Acadia Denali. The vehicle will be available to the public sometime beginning in November 2012.

We paired up with our good friend Charlie from BurnoutRadio.com and Adam from TXGarage.com to bring you this informative ride along interview and to share our first impressions of this vehicle.

As you can imagine, when you put Team Hall & Nass, Burnout Radio and TX Garage together, a bit of hijinx does ensue. So sit back, have a snack, and enjoy our rambling discussion and driving impression footage of the NEW 2013 GMC Acadia Denali!

For more information on this, and other vehicles we test drive and review, as well as many things automotive and motorsports related, join us for our weekly #Motorama LIVE discussion on Twitter every Wednesday from 9-11 PM Eastern. Search on the #Motorama hashtag and join in!





2013 Shelby GT 500 1st Drive

1 07 2012

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So what is it like to drive the all new 662 horsepower 2013 Shelby GT 500? Tighten down your belts, because Team Hall & Nass is about to give you a taste of the baddest snake ever released into the WILD here in Texas!

#Motorama LIVE and Team Hall & Nass were lucky enough to the the 1st media outlet in the state of Texas (& one of the first in the US) to be granted time alone behind the wheel of the all new 2013 Ford Shelby GT 500 in the wild. Though we only had a couple hours to play with it, and only had a cell phone cam with us, we managed to capture the following “1st Impression” video just for you, our loyal and awesome fans! The quality might be jittery and rough, but hey, how many 2013 GT 500 videos exist in June 2012? Exactly. So sit back, hold on tight and enjoy the ride as we share of 1st impression of this awesome machine with YOU!





NORC 150 MPH Class Team Hall & Nass Z06 ORR May 2012 Full Course Run

21 05 2012

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The Mission – Drive down 90 miles of two lane blacktop on a closed public highway, breaking the light beam on the other end at as close to a perfect 150 MPH average in 36 Minutes FLAT as humanly possible.

The following is the Motorama LIVE Team Hall & Nass Corvette Z06 Open Road Racing in the 150 MPH Class at the Nevada Open Road Challenge (NORC) on Nevada Highway NV 318, May 20th, 2012. This is the Spring race, which is an exact replica of the Silver State Classic Challenge (SSCC) that runs every September.

PLEASE NOTE – Our race grid footage was chopped off to allow this video to begin at the true exact zeroing ‘0’ of the SSCC atomic timing and scoring clock on professional editing software. This video shows our entire run in all of its raw, unedited glory, then continues on less than a minute after the finish line as we say our recorded time aloud and exchange high fives. So sit back and enjoy 36 minutes of LS7 singing along two lane blacktop for 90 miles in an attempt to average a perfect 150 MPH average speed in 36 minutes flat on NV 318.

Additional information on this run:

As stated above, the goal in the 150 MPH Class at NORC and SSCC is to run the 90 mile course on NV 318 in 36 minutes flat at a perfect 150 MPH average. This is time/speed/distance racing on an uber scale.

The Result – Silver State Classic Challenge official timing and scoring listed our run as 36:00.5473 seconds at an average speed of 149.9620 MPH.

What is interesting is that our clocks (and the one on this video) show us as running it in 35:59.88 seconds at just a tick over 150 MPH. Ironically, note that IF our time of .12 of a second off of perfect had been recognized as our official scoring time, it still would have only been good enough for 3rd place out of the 14 entrants in the 150 MPH Class, as the winning time was a 35:59.0164. Yes, the competition in the 150 MPH Class is THAT tight! However, SSCC official time puts us in 6th place overall in the 150 MPH Class.

This video just goes to show that no matter how good YOU may think you are in time/speed/distance Open Road Racing, the fact remains that in the end, you are ONLY as good as someone else’s timing system in the official record books. Like it or not, sometimes, those are just the breaks in ORR.

We race because we love the speed, the people and the cars. The love of the sport is our friend, even if sometimes, the timing clocks are not.

We’ll be back …





Motorama LIVE 2012 Buick Regal GS NORC Interview w/Bill Rietow

20 05 2012

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Motorama LIVE raced in the Nevada Open Road Challenge #NORC on May 20th, 2012, as did a GM Buick Factory Race Team. This is our interview at the finish line with Bill Rietow, Buick Lead Product Engineer, telling us all about his run in the 2012 Buick Regal GS in the 135 MPH Class.

Bill and his navigator John Townsend won the 120 MPH Class at the Silver State Classic Challenge Open Road Race back in September. Hear Bill talk about how he believes they did today in the 135 Class, as well as how well a stock Buick Regal GS felt racing over 90 miles of 2 lane public highway at speeds up to 161 MPH!

Thank you to our good friends at Buick! Today, they were truly Hall & Nass! :@)~