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CTEK International Dominates Auto Express Battery Charger Tests

CTEK, a leading global brand in the care and maintenance of vehicle batteries, has added to its extensive and growing list of accolades by once again dominating the Auto Express battery charger tests; taking the top two places with its MXS 3.6 and MXS 5.0.

The annual tests challenge even the most hardened Smart Battery Charger by closely examining a number of abilities including their ability to charge when cold, recondition old batteries and deal with the various types of battery found in modern cars as well as checking printed instructions, leads, clamps, ease of use, and in particular this year – safety.


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CTEK’s Record Breaking Big Toe Motorcycle SOLD for $80,000 at the Barrett-Jackson Auction on SPEED TV

Car aficionados from around the world gathered in Scottsdale, Arizona for the 2011 world renowned Barrett-Jackson Auction. It was a high-energy, jam-packed event featuring some of the most unique vehicles on the market. Broadcasted live on SPEED TV, CTEK Smarter Charger’s Big Toe, the 6-year Guinness Book of World Records holder for Tallest Rideable Motorcycle, went up for auction. After an exciting exchange among bidders, Big Toe was sold for $80,000. Congratulations to Big Toe’s new owner.  If you missed the event, take a look at all the great footage below.

To see where CTEK Smarter Charger will appear next, check out our events page HERE.

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CTEK’s Big Toe: The World’s Tallest Motorcycle Featured at the Barrett-Jackson Auction on SPEED TV

CTEK’s Big Toe, the 6-year Guinness Book of World Records holder for Tallest Rideable Motorcycle, powered by a 12 cylinder 300hp Jaguar engine, is up for bidding Saturday January 22, 2011 at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Arizona Auction.  If you would like to watch the auction from home, tune in from 5-7pm MST that Saturday to the SPEED TV Channel to catch all the action.  If you end up coming to the auction in person be sure to check out the CTEK Booth: #18J or visit lot 1287 to see and bid on Big Toe.

“Big Toe is one of the most unique motorcycles ever built. Hand crafted by Tom Wilberg of Sweden, Big Toe was designed and assembled in Sweden over more than five years. Big Toe has won numerous awards and recognitions over the years, the most prestigious being the 1999 recognition as the World’s Tallest Rideable Motorcycle certified and published by the Guinness Book of World Records. CTEK Smarter Battery Charger Big Toe Guinness CertificateIn addition to appearances in Swedish TV and media, Big Toe has appeared in newspapers, magazines and TV news shows around the US. Big Toe was the center attraction during the 2006-2007 Advanstar’s International Motorcycle Shows, visiting 13 major US cities. Big Toe stands 7.5′ tall and over 16′ long, weighs over 3,600lbs on top of Firestone Champion tires that are more than 5′ in diameter. Big Toe has a 2-pump custom hydraulic system that operates the suspension and steering. The engine is a 1975 vintage Type E Jaguar SOHC, 2-valve, 60 degree, 300hp, 5.3L 12 cylinder. Intake comes from 45mm twin choke Weber carburetors. A custom stainless muffler system handles the exhaust. Big Toe has an added rack system mounted on the tail spoiler with saddlebag fitted with TV monitors. The dashboard includes a built in CD/DVD system.”

CTEK Smarter Battery Charger is excited to be part of the Barrett-Jackson auction.

“In honor of the city’s oldest, largest and best auction, Scottsdale Mayor, W. J. Lane, has officially declared January 17 – 23, 2011,  ‘Barrett-Jackson Week’ in honor of the company’s 40th Annual Collector Car Auction taking place the same days. The event has become a fixture in the state and region over the past four decades, attracting more than 200,000 visitors annually from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries, resulting in a more than $90 million impact on the local economy (not including automobile sales), and raising millions of dollars for local charities.”

Be sure to visit the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction site HERE and don’t forget to check out more information about this event and our others on our Trade Show and Events page HERE.

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