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Ride Of The Week: 1935 Ford Pickup

You’ve seen rotisseries. And you’ve seen trucks. But have you ever seen a rotisserie truck?

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You’ve seen rotisseries. And you’ve seen trucks. But have you ever seen a rotisserie truck? Mac’s Custom Tie-Downs out of Sagle, Idaho, pulled a stunt like no other at Barrett-Jackson’s recent event in Scottsdale, Arizona on January 14-22. Attendees got to get up close and personal with the world’s first rotating hot rod truck.

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Mac’s Custom Tie Downs’ product strength and reliability was on display along with a pristine 1935 Ford pickup, which was strapped onto a raised rotating platform using only Mac’s USA-made wheel nets. When the switch was flipped at the auction, spectators watched the 2,400 pound, old school hot rod rotate rotisserie-style above the crowds.

This isn’t just any old pickup that was rotating for all to see. Mac’s founder and owner, Colin McLemore, had the 1935 Ford truck secretly brought back to perfection for one very special car enthusiast-his dad. McLemore’s father, Neal McLemore, purchased the truck in 1986 as a retirement project, but never got around to fixing it up. McLemore surprised his dad at the man’s 80th birthday party with the completed project that included all the bells and whistles, like a warmed-over flathead V8, Lakester headers, custom interior and vintage-style sprint car tires. His father was speechless.

“People trust their prized possessions to our straps, and I’m willing to personally stand behind our product. Knowing that your cargo will get from point A to point B safely and securely is priceless,” said McLemore.

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This isn’t Mac’s first talked-about stunt. In 2013, the company hoisted McLemore’s personal Hemi-powered Jeep 20 feet high using a crane and only Mac’s wheel nets to secure it to a platform. The vehicle hung safely and securely high in the Utah sky at a national Jeep event for five straight days drawing a large crowd. But the company is at it again with this year’s impressive, rotisserie-style demo, which will go on tour in 2017 featuring different rotating vehicles at various auto events nationwide.

For more information: macstiedowns.com.

Article courtesy Speedville.

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