KEYS TO RIDE SWEEPSTAKES WINNER ANNOUNCED

Keys to Ride Winner Julio Olivas

As the Pentastar® V6 roared to life, Julio Olivas brought the Keys to Ride sweepstakes to its dramatic conclusion at the 2019 SEMA Show in the CURT Group booth. The excited crowd, which had gathered to see which of the six finalists held the fob that would start the grand prize custom 2019 Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited, erupted in cheers as the winner was revealed.

For nearly a year, Total Truck Centers™ resellers had sold ARIES ActionTrac™ powered running boards and other CURT Group products to earn Keys to Ride entries and a chance to get their shot at the Jeep in Vegas. In the end it was Olivas, owner of Tweety’s Tire and Welding in Midland, Texas, who conquered the challenge cosponsored by The AAM Group™ and CURT Group.

The other five attending finalists included Stephen Adams (Lithia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT, Eugene, Ore.), Brandon Blair (Pro Trucks, Siloam Springs, Ark.), John Gillilan (Neuwirth Motors, Wilmington, N.C.), Todd Jansonius (Todd’s Exhaust Pros, Carroll, Iowa), and Shane Klemann (Billion Auto, Sioux Falls, S.D.). The Jeep customizations were installed by the talented Slick Up Center crew in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Keys to Ride Winner Julio Olivas

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KEYS TO RIDE SWEEPSTAKES FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

The AAM Group™ and CURT Group are thrilled to announce the six finalists for the Keys to Ride sweepstakes. Over the last 11 months, Total Truck Centers™ installers have sold ARIES ActionTrac™ powered running boards and other CURT Group products to earn Keys to Ride entries, and now six of them have learned they are going to the SEMA Show in Vegas for a chance to win the ultimate prize: a custom 2019 Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited!

The Finalists

  • Stephen Adams (Lithia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT, Eugene, Ore.)
  • Brandon Blair (Pro Trucks, Siloam Springs, Ark.)
  • John Gillilan (Neuwirth Motors, Wilmington, N.C.)
  • Todd Jansonius (Todd’s Exhaust Pros, Carroll, Iowa)
  • Shane Klemann (Billion Auto, Sioux Falls, S.D.)
  • Erica Olivas (Tweety’s Tire and Welding, Midland, Texas)

The Prize Package

Each of the six lucky finalists will receive a two-night stay at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, a $1,000 travel voucher, and a key—one of which will start the Jeep.

The Final Ceremony

The finalists will gather at the SEMA Show on Tuesday, November 5 at noon in the CURT Group booth (#34017) for an exciting ceremony that will see them try to start the Jeep. Whoever holds the key that starts the Jeep wins it!

Keys to Ride 2019 Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited

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In the Garage™ with Total Truck Centers™: ARIES Front & Rear Tube Doors

Come inside the Total Truck Centers™ garage as we take you through the installation of some of today’s hottest truck accessories In this episode, we welcome Keith Gehrke from ARIES to the garage and we install their Front & Rear Tube Doors on a 2019 Jeep JL.

Parts used in this video:

Jeep Wrangler JL/Gladiator Front Tube Doors (1500200)

Jeep Wrangler JL/Gladiator Rear Tube Doors (2500200)

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ARIES: Get Free License Plate Bracket with 4” Big Horn or 3” Bull Bar Purchase

Offer good September 1 to October 31. Click image for printable form and complete details!

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Total Truck Centers™ Invades Smoky Mountain Jeep Event

2019 Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion

Total Truck Centers ™ staged a little invasion of its own at the 2019 Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Club Invasion held August 23–24 at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Collaborating with partners CURT Group and Man Cave Designs, AAM had a hand in six different Jeep builds at the event, headlined by Greg Griffith’s 2018 Best in Show “Renegade III” 1974 CJ-5, which held court in the Rancho/Dynomax booth:

2019 Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion

“Renegade III”

2019 was a record year for the Smoky Mountain Jeep Club Invasion, which staged its seventh consecutive event. The 23,000 people recognized at the gate represented a 64% increase over last year’s attendance, with an incredible 12,000 Jeeps rolling through the grounds over the single weekend (as estimated by eagle-eyed drone operators). The visitors, who hailed from more than 40 states and 3 Canadian provinces, enjoyed access to 204 unique vendors and the comradery of thousands of their passionate peers—while surrounded by the singular beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains.

“It amazes me that the Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion continues to grow at the pace it has,” said Griffith. “Especially when you think about all these folks attending a Jeep event that currently has no ‘trail riding’ venue to four-wheel. But Pigeon Forge is such a great destination, and the area has some great road rides that let participants enjoy the Great Smoky Mountains.

“The thing I enjoyed most was watching all our vehicles and the cross-selling they were doing for our great AAM manufacturers in attendance. A visitor might be at one booth asking about a part on a Jeep, and we could just walk them over to the vendor who made it.”

Other builds included the following custom rigs:

AAM/CURT Group’s 2019 JL Unlimited, to be given away at SEMA 2019 as the Grand Prize of the “Keys 2 Ride” contest (ARIES/CURT Booth).

Rob Baker’s 1966 CJ-6 (Painless Performance Booth)

2019 Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion

Casey Shelton’s 1946 CJ2A (Feature Circle)

2019 Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion

Dave Hamilton’s 2012 Wrangler JK (Bestop/Tennessee Speed Sport Booth)

2019 Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion

Greg Griffith’s 2006 Grand Cherokee WK (Feature Circle)

2019 Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion

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Keys to Ride Jeep Build Footage: The Big Reveal!

The exclusive Keys to Ride (K2R) promotion, brought to you by The AAM Group™ and the CURT Group family of brands, awards six finalists $1,000 each plus hotel accommodations to the 2019 SEMA Show! And one lucky finalist will drive away with a 2019 Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited grand prize outfitted with an outstanding selection of CURT Group products. Visit WinningRide.net for full details.

This video documents the moment CURT Group gets the keys from Slick Up Center in Eau Claire, Wisconsin—and a little bit of obligatory play time afterward (can’t blame a crew for trying it out!).

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ARIES (204045): 3” Round Semi-Gloss Black Steel Side Bars for ’18-’19 GM Silverado/Sierra

With lengths, bends, step pads, and brackets all uniquely designed for specific Silverado and Sierra models (see list, below), these ARIES 3” round, heavy-wall, carbon-steel side bars are finished off with a beautiful semi-gloss powdercoat that resists the elements and UV damage/fading.

These dependable and functional 204045 ARIES steps feature non-skid polypropylene step pads to ensure safer cab entry and exit. They install quickly using preexisting mounting points. In addition to this steel variant, these side bars are available in polished stainless steel and semi-gloss black powder-coated stainless steel.

Sold in pairs with all required hardware.

Features

  • For 2018 Sierra/Silverado 1500 and 2500HD/3500HD and 2019 Sierra/Silverado 2500HD/3500HD
  • Unique bends contour to the body of the vehicle.
  • Custom, nonskid step pads for safe entry and exit
  • 3” diameter heavy-wall tubes
  • High-strength carbon steel
  • Rust-resistant semi-gloss black powdercoat over E-coat finish
  • No-drill, vehicle-specific installation for a custom fit
  • Heavy-duty steel mounting brackets (compatible with DEF tank models)
  • Warranty: limited lifetime (3-year finish, 1-year parts)
ARIES 3 Inch Round Semi Gloss Black Steel Side Bars for Silverado Sierra 204045

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Get a Sneak Peek at the Keys to Ride Jeep at Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion!

Will you be at Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion August 22–24 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee? Because we will!


CURT Group will have a booth at the event, with the Keys to Ride (K2R) Jeep as a special guest star! That’s right: the 2019 Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited, the ultimate grand prize for the K2R giveaway, will be making a public appearance ahead of SEMA 2019.

So if you’ll be there, please stop by and take a photo with the K2R Jeep!

The exclusive Keys to Ride (K2R) promotion, brought to you by The AAM Group™ and the CURT Group family of brands, awards six finalists $1,000 each plus hotel accommodations to the 2019 SEMA Show! And one lucky finalist will drive away with a 2019 Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited grand prize outfitted with an outstanding selection of CURT Group products. Visit WinningRide.net for full details.

Ready to buy? Need help with the install? To find your nearest Total Truck Centers™ affiliate, see our Store Locator. Or join the conversation at the Total Truck Centers™ Facebook page!

Though this is not a paid review, this content has been produced by The AAM Group™ in support of manufacturers with whom it has a business relationship.

Keys to Ride Jeep Build Footage: Episode 3

The exclusive Keys to Ride (K2R) promotion, brought to you by The AAM Group™ and the CURT Group family of brands, awards six finalists $1,000 each plus hotel accommodations to the 2019 SEMA Show! And one lucky finalist will drive away with a 2019 Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited grand prize outfitted with an outstanding selection of CURT Group products. Visit WinningRide.net for full details.

This video documents the following exciting K2R Jeep build enhancements, installed at Slick Up Center in Eau Claire, Wisconsin:

  • Superlift 4” lift kit
  • FOX shocks, replacement coils, and control arms
  • Vision Wheel Spyder 20 x 12 wheels and BFGoodrich 37” mud-terrain tires
  • ARIES replacement fenders with fender liners
  • ARIES ActionTrac™ powered running boards

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Though this is not a paid review, this content has been produced by The AAM Group™ in support of manufacturers with whom it has a business relationship.

Keys to Ride Jeep Build Footage: Episode 2

The exclusive Keys to Ride (K2R) promotion, brought to you by The AAM Group™ and the CURT Group family of brands, awards six finalists $1,000 each plus hotel accommodations to the 2019 SEMA Show! And one lucky finalist will drive away with a 2019 Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited grand prize outfitted with an outstanding selection of CURT Group products. Visit WinningRide.net for full details.

This video documents the following exciting K2R Jeep build enhancements, installed at Slick Up Center in Eau Claire, Wisconsin:

  • ARIES TrailChaser® front bumper with stinger bar
  • Iconic XD™ winch
  • ARIES TrailChaser® rear bumper
  • CURT hitch
  • ARIES 50” LED light bar and corner lights
  • Custom decals, striping, and badging

Stay tuned for Episode 3 on Friday!

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Though this is not a paid review, this content has been produced by The AAM Group™ in support of manufacturers with whom it has a business relationship.