Want 5 tips to get your garage Ready To Rock?

Want 5 tips to get your garage Ready To Rock?

 

A lot of us have dreams about our perfect garage. However, in most cases, they become a catch-all for everything but those dreams. Tools, junk, the little gold macaroni Christmas tree you made in 2nd grade.

Occasionally we want to clear out that clutter and use our garages as we had planned. Maybe to DIY our latest delivery from RTR.

 Here are 5 tips to help keep your garage clean and organized. 

 

1. Rolling carts - They make working on a vehicle so much easier.  They give you the ability to have the tools your using organized and right at your fingertips. Plus, they give you a handy top to use as a mini workbench for the smaller jobs and holding the new parts your installing. We’ve started using the Gearwrench Utility Cart around the RTRLAB and it’s made working on some of these special projects so much easier.

 

2. Toolbox organizer - We all know the right toolbox is the gateway to a great build. They are also one of the most unorganized places in the garage. Using some toolbox lining foam that can be found at your local hardware store. Map out where you want each tool to sit. Then take a piece of chalk or similar to outline your tools. Grab a box cutter or a hot knife and follow your lines. You’ll want to go about ½ the depth of the tool you're making a holding slot for. Don’t forget to notch for some grab holes. 

 

3. Mounting a pegboard on the wall to store your tools is a DIY that will change your garage for the better. It’s a great idea to mount it above your workbench for ease of use. Place pegs on the board according to the type of tools you will use the most - keep them close. After hanging your tools, trace around them with a marker. This will make sure anyone who will be giving you a helping hand gets them back where they belong 

 

4. Pegboard Cubbyholes. Here is a tool storage technique for all those slender tools and shop accessories. Cut short lengths of PVC pipe (1-1/2- and 2-in.-diameter pipes work well for most items) and slide them over pegboard hooks. Then load them up with files, hacksaw blades, zip ties, pencils, stir sticks...you get the skinny. The best part is you can build this compact pegboard storage container in an afternoon.

 

5. Reuse and Recycle. Whether it’s peanut butter, mayonnaise, or protein - we all have a jar that will find its way to the trash. Why not use these old jars for holding nails, nuts, bolts, and screws. This can be a quick easy way to organize

 

Now that you have your garage squared away, it’s time to get to work on your vehicle.

Be sure to check out our parts selection and see what RTR has to enhance your vehicle.

It won’t be long before we can all hit the open road and do a little Fun-Having.   In the meantime, make your vehicle Ready To Rock. 

Have a great garage tip?  Let us know on our socials @rtrvehicles

A fusion of cultures

James Deane's Livery for the 2024 Formula Drift Season

Inspired by the vibrant and impactful designs of the European drift scene, James Deane's livery for 2024 is a testament to the blend of RTR's distinctive style with international flair. The livery introduces more neon colors, especially neon orange, creating a vivid contrast that stands out on the track. This year's design aims to capture the essence of European creativity while maintaining the aggressive and dynamic lines synonymous with RTR.

A Nod to the 90's

Ben Hobson's Livery for the 2024 Formula Drift Season

Ben Hobson's livery draws inspiration from an iconic era of racing—the 90s Pennzoil liveries of the Japanese Grand Touring Car Championship (JGTCC). Merging his signature hot pink with the traditional Pennzoil colors, Ben's Mustang RTR Spec 5-FD becomes a moving tribute to a cherished motorsport legacy, reimagined with a modern twist.

Innovations In Design and Function

The 2024 Mustang RTR Spec 5-FD brings not just visual enhancements but also notable exterior enhancements. Both Mustangs now feature the RTR Signature LED Grille Lights, customized to match the drivers' color themes!

The relocation of rear ventilation to the entire rear decklid, significantly improves airflow, heat reduction, and smoke dispersion, essential for the forthcoming drift battles during this season.

Although both RTR Mustangs exterior components are primarily made of carbon fiber, we haven’t really had exposed carbon fiber until now. Ben's Mustang showcases exposed carbon fiber sections, marrying form and function in a sleek, lightweight package.

Honoring Partnerships and Personal Touches

The heart of our racing endeavors is not just in the cars, but in the people and partnerships that drive us forward. James Deane's Mustang proudly bears the AutoZone title partnership, while Ben Hobson's Mustang is adorned with Pennzoil's iconic branding, showcasing a strong collaboration rooted in performance and excellence.

Each livery also carries personal elements unique to the drivers—James' features a neon Irish flag and a Deane Motorsports logo on the rear duckbill spoiler which is a nod to his family's motorsport legacy. Both cars prominently display their respective drivers' numbers and the iconic Ford Mustang Running Pony logo, signifying their racing spirit and heritage.

See them in action at Round 1 of Formula Drift in Long Beach, California

The reveal of the 2024 liveries marks a significant moment for RTR Vehicles, our drivers, and fans alike. Scheduled to make their first public appearance at Round 1 of Formula Drift in Long Beach, California, these liveries symbolize a new chapter in our racing journey, blending the past's echoes with today's innovations.

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