You guys did a phenomenal job with the Helios. And Rob, as always, went above and beyond for us.

" Dan Kae—Assistant Production Supervisor

North Six has been working with King Kong for many years now.  Not only is their customer service unparalleled, but their fleet of motorhomes is always clean, reliable, and exactly what we need to support our photo productions.

" Kyd Kisvarday—Producer, North 6

The drivers were awesome to be with.  Hard working drivers!!   It really stands out when the drivers jump in to help set up base camp, and tear it down.  Not to mention always having a fresh green tea for me just when I needed it every time.  They really were great and I’d ask for them anytime we get vehicles from you. Thanks!

" Mary Brooks – 3 Star Productions

…the moho was super nice, everything was great! I will definitely rent it again!!

" Susan Borbely – Prod Coordinator

The Helios is a great motorhome. Not only is it energy efficient but it offers a large space for production to work in. The copy machine is great because you can wirelessly print and make color copies and send faxes. The satellite phones came in handy when we realized we didn’t have any cell service on location. We received several compliments throughout the shoot day. Crew walked into the motorhome in awe of such a beautiful space.

" Courtney Witherspoon-Production Coordinator Three One O

I just wanted to send you a quick message and let you know how amazing Rich is. I have hired motos from all over and this was by far our best experience. Really nice to work with great people

" Crystal Raymond- Chinese Laundry

We’ve used the Helios twice now and have been quite impressed each time.  It has everything production could want AND it’s earth friendly! We will use the Helios on every job in which we need a moho.

" Mario D’Amici—Production Coordinator, Beef Films

Thank you so much for lovely Eko lav — definitely the nicest port-a-potty I’ve ever used!

" Amanda – Producer

Rusty, Bruce and the guys at King Kong were a crucial asset to my photoshoot.  They took a lot of stress off of my plate and came through when I needed them, allowing me to focus 100% on the production.  Without a doubt, King Kong is now my go-to for production vehicles and I do not hesitate to recommend them to my colleagues.  And, not only is Rusty the best and most helpful driver I have ever had the pleasure of working with, he is also awesome with a fog machine!

" Brett Spencer-Producer,

I wanted to give Rich another glowing report, He was AMAZING on our shoot. The most helpful driver I’ve ever had. I’ll definitely be requesting him on future shoots.

Thanks for everything guys!

" Adrienne Burton – Freelance Prod Coordinator
Thanks again for helping out with our party. The restrooms worked out great and the service was awesome as usual!
" Steve Brazeel

You guys are the BEST!

" Marie D’Amore—Production Supervisor, HSI

We truly enjoyed working from the Helios, the attention to detail to make it an Eco friendly asset to our industry should be commended. The quiet workspace you get when running on the solar power is delightful! Rob was pleasant to be around and always willing to help out. Thank you Rob and King Kong for bringing us the Helios!

" Rochelle Savory-Assistant Production Supervisor

King Kong has great motorhomes and the best drivers in the business. Working with you guys is always easy and a pleasure.

" Cat Burkley-Portfolio One
King Kong has the best equipment & drivers in the biz.
" Tom Baker – gangboss

King Kong… top notch service, incredible drivers, clean, well equipped vehicles, on time—every time! Thanks guys…. you ROCK!!!

" Elaine Lee—Producer 5th and Sunset Los Angeles

Just wanted to say thanks for the awesome customer service. Our driver was friendly and professional. He arrived early and had everything ready to go for us. The motorhome was clean and in perfect shape. Every detail matters on a shoot to help keep everything running smoothly. We love working with King Kong!

" Jamie Williams- That Girl Productions

Carmakers take fresh look at hydrogen

4:53PM EDT October 2. 2012 – Just when it looked like the “hydrogen highway” had taken a permanent detour, automakers are once again feeling lighter than air about prospects for the fuel.

Nissan became the latest last week to say it is ready to mass-produce cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells. Honda, Toyota and Hyundai say they will have fuel-cell cars — which create electricity on board to power the car — ready to go on sale by 2015.

It marks a big turnabout for a fuel that got pushed aside after lots of hubbub last decade — despite being so non-polluting that tailpipes emit only water vapor. After touting new fuel-cell powered cars at auto shows, automakers stopped talking about hydrogen as they focused instead on plug-in electric cars.

Now, with many consumers appearing disinterested in plug-in battery cars as being too expensive and having too little range, hydrogen is back in favor.

Automakers have been finding ways to cut fuel-cell costs and to make longer-range hydrogen tanks, and as they have, along came another unexpected boost: America’s huge supply of natural gas. At present, almost all hydrogen used in cars is made by separating molecules in natural gas, and the shale boom has created huge reserves in the U.S.

As a result, automakers have made a series of fresh announcements regarding fuel-cell plans. Among them:


  • Nissan. The TeRRA, a hydrogen fuel-cell powered SUV, was introduced last week at the Paris Motor Show. While it’s just a concept, Nissan executive Andy Palmer noted that fuel-cell costs are now a sixth of the predecessor concept and that automakers now can mass-produce them “whenever hydrogen becomes widely available” for consumers. It’s not, at least in the U.S.
  • Honda. CEO Takanobu Ito just announced that Honda will launch a new fuel-cell electric car in the U.S. and Europe starting in 2015. It will “showcase further technological advancement and significant cost reduction.” Honda has already been letting consumers test its fleet of FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel-cell cars for a couple of years.
  • Toyota. Japan’s largest automaker also plans a fuel-cell sedan in 2015. Vice Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada touted the potential of hydrogen recently and dismissed plug-in electric vehicles as not being able to meet “society’s needs” for range, cost or recharge time.
  • Mercedes-Benz. The German luxury brand is fielding a fleet of “F-Cell” vehicles in the U.S. Forty are being driven by customers now, with another 20 on the way. They lease for $599 a month for three years — including fuel.
  • Hyundai, Kia. South Korean corporate cousins Hyundai and Kia will have a hydrogen-powered car in 2015, says John Krafcik, CEO of Hyundai Motor America. Don’t get too fired up, he says. He believes hydrogen shows little promise of replacing gasoline anytime soon.


Interestingly, General Motors, a leader in hydrogen fuel-cell research and in publicizing its test fleet a few years ago, has yet to commit to a new vehicle. GM still has most of the 119 converted Chevrolet Equinox crossovers on the road from its previous hydrogen fuel-cell effort.

Trying to make hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles affordable remains “a very challenging business case going forward,” says Charlie Freese, director of GM’s global fuel-cell efforts.

Plus, he points out, there still are few fueling stations. Even in hydrogen-promoting California, the Hydrogen Highway never really got built. You “can’t put volumes of cars out there when you have no way to fuel them,” Freese says.

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