G.I. Joe: Retaliation on PowerBlock!

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This weekend on PowerBlock, we go behind the scenes of G.I. Joe: Retaliation slated to hit movie theaters in Spring 2013. Our sponsor Royal Purple has a role in this sequel to “G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra,” and Courtney gives you an advanced look at some of the vehicles including a 17’ combat dune buggy armed with a 50 caliber machine gun and a radically transformed 796 Ducati attack bike. The buggy weighs nearly 6000 pounds and has 450 horsepower. You’ll meet the builder and Picture Car Coordinator, Bill Barillaro, responsible for the buggy and 22-ton, 16′ tall Hiss Tank. Bill started his career in the movie “Speed” as a bus mechanic. Courtney also welcomes the man who arms all the vehicles and the actors, Kevin McCullough. Check it out on PowerBlock June 23 & 24. For more go to GIJoemovie.com or RoyalPurple.com

‘Rare Finds’ roll in to PowerBlock!

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This weekend on PowerBlock, Courtney welcomes Jerry Heasley, author of “Rare Finds.” It’s an amazing collection of stories of some of the most rare and exotic car finds in barns and backyards. Jerry has been writing a column about rare finds for over 23 years and his latest book covers everything from a Boss 429 being used as a doghouse in Mexico to a ’55 Ferrari 750 Monza Spyder that Phil Hill first raced, to the ultra-rare 1970-71 RTS Duster. Only 1 of 3 RTS factory show cars built, found in a parking garage in downtown Detroit. Plus we’ll check out Bill Rutledge’s beautiful ’48 Diamond T truck. See it on The PowerBlock June 16 & 17.

For more visit JerryHeasley.com