Redondo Beach 4 Wheel Parts Store Welcomes Ironman 3 Competition

July 14th, 2014 by admin


Marvel superhero Iron Man is described as a contemporary knight in high-tech armor and the annual Ironman Competition staged in Redondo Beach, California will feature superhero mechanics showing off their technical expertise. Held at the 4 Wheel Parts store on Saturday, July 19, the annual event pits seven off-road industry technicians in a head-to-head build competition for supremacy.

The techs are culled from 4 Wheel Parts stores across the country and hail from as far away as Alberta, Canada. “The event is really focused on recognizing the expertise of the technicians and this is going to be the best year ever,” says Mark Allen, 4 Wheel Parts Director of Service Operations.

Open to the public, the Ironman Competition gets underway at 8 a.m. and entertainment includes giveaways, vehicles with cutting edge exterior accessories on display, and an up close look at expert techs in action. The axle build is first and will whittle down the field of seven to three remaining to battle it out. Mechanics are timed during the builds and dinged for penalties assessed in the course of the competition.

“I’m new to 4 Wheel Parts and I know it’s going to be a great experience,” says competitor Blaine Chaluk, Shop Foreman at the Red Deer, Canada 4 Wheel Parts store. Chaluk is experienced with lifts and gear swaps and has worked on a lot on muscle cars in the past.

After the axle build, it’s on to suspension systems on 2015 Chevy 1500 four wheel drives. “Chassis drive lines and gears and wiring are the areas that I’ve had more experience with,” says Daryl Mattingly, competitor and Service Manager at the Indianapolis 4 Wheel Parts store. He’s been to the annual King of the Hammers off-road race in Johnson Valley, California, but not Redondo Beach.

Prior to the Ironman Competition, all of the seven selected mechanics will take a trip to Las Vegas for rest, relaxation… and racing. They’ll be participating in the Vegas Off Road Experience (VORE) showcasing challenge race trucks.

This Saturday’s third annual Ironman Competition will be at 2500-B Marine Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90278. Onsite vendors will offer off-roading parts and accessories from Transamerican Manufacturing Group brands like Pro Comp, Smittybilt and Rubicon Express.

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