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BendPak Car Lift Install On “Garage Mahal”

March 16th, 2010

A little over a week ago, we reported on BendPak’s upcoming part in Garage Mahal’s total makeover of one of Car and Driver Magazine’s test garages. So last week one of our intrepid team headed to the frosty northern city of Ann Arbor to oversee the installation of our automotive equipment for the show. (And to take pictures for the blog, of course.) During the visit, he met up with host Bill Goldberg, who turns out to not only be a huge car buff, but also a really personable guy who isn’t afraid at all to get his hands dirty. He was even kind enough to send back a couple of autographed postcards for the rest of the BendPak Team. Thanks for that!

Bill Goldberg pointing at post of BendPak car lift

Bill likes his BendPak

 

We also want to make sure to give our sincere gratitude to the pair of local BendPak installers who spent their Thursday working hard and setting up the BendPak two-post car lift. As you’ll be able to see from the pictures, they did a really great job with the car lift installation.

Working on this project with Car and Driver, Garage Mahal and Mr. Goldberg has been a fantastic experience for all of us here on the BendPak Team. We were greatly honored to be chosen to have our garage equipment showcased on Garage Mahal and to be a part of Car and Driver Magazine’s continuing legacy of excellent automotive journalism. What’s more, we had fun doing it. Just letting you know right now, we’d be more than happy to participate on something similar with any of these fine folks in the future.

Anyways, you can see all of the installation pictures on the official BendPak / Ranger Flickr page. And as soon as we get word on the air date of the Car and Driver episode of Garage Mahal, you can be sure we’ll post it. Until then, you’ll just have to keep checking the BendPak Blog.

BendPak Automotive Equipment Featured On Upcoming Episode Of “Garage Mahal”

March 5th, 2010

DIY Network’s hit show Garage Mahal is entering into its second season with new host WWE superstar and automotive aficionado Bill Goldberg, even more insane garage makeovers and…BendPak / Ranger equipment! That’s right, next week the Garage Mahal crew is heading over to Ann Arbor to remodel the tech garage at the corporate offices of none other than Car and Driver Magazine.

Bill Goldberg with Garage Mahal logo

In the past, Garage Mahal has transformed embarrassingly broken garages into mind-blowing living spaces like a Vegas-style casino and a drive-in movie theater. However, for Car and Driver’s tech garage, the producers realized early on that it should probably function more like, well, an actual garage. So production company BCII called in only the best BendPak / Ranger products to fill their automotive service equipment needs—specifically a BendPak XPR-9FX Two-Post Car Lift, a BendPak LS7580V-601 Air Compressor, a couple Ranger RH-50SL Spring-Driven Hose Reels and a Ranger RS-500 Spray Wash Cabinet. Naturally, we were only too happy to lend a hand and the equipment is already well on its way to Ann Arbor, Michigan to make it in time for filming next week.

No word yet on the air date, but you can bet we’ll update you as soon as we know for sure. And just think, from now on whenever Car and Driver tests, tunes, installs, dissects or repairs something for a feature, there will be a good chance that BendPak / Ranger garage service equipment was involved.

Need to catch up on Garage Mahal? You can watch full episodes right on the website.

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