If you are not in the know, King of the Hammers is about to crown its next king. This crazy event is described as the “toughest one-day off-road race in the world.” All you have to do is look at all the photos and videos circling the web to know just how true (or perhaps understated) that is. It is pure off-road, desert racing, rock crawling madness. With more than 10 classes of vehicles, there are hundreds of drivers competing in these matches. Continue reading “Champion of the Desert : King of the Hammers 2018”
Noah is a natural born nerd. He may be new to the car industry but he brings a level headed writing approach to our garage. When not at work you can find him at a photoshoot, playing games or in the kitchen with some good tunes on and a good drink on the counter. We are excited to have this story teller here and are looking forward to what he writes.
Seeing this trail again for the first time might elicit the same reaction from me. Excitement and anticipation, a lack of hesitation, all culminating in the echoing thought, “let’s go.” It’s not a rough trail or even a challenging one, it’s just a great way to get your feet wet.
For a few months now since my friend John bought his new 2015 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, JKR for those who own them, and all the parts he’s added to it, he’s wanted to go wheelin’. Being home for a short while gives me a good opportunity to show him some the trails, dirt roads, and grass-covered paths I would venture down in my own JK. But there was one in particular he kept talking about: Campbell’s Ledge.
Continue reading “Campbell’s Ledge: A Jeeper’s First Adventure”
Growing up loving the outdoors it’s no surprise Matt is an off-road guy and more specifically a Jeep one. A creative at heart, he’s always looking for something to build and design whether it be from LEGOs, Photoshop, or code. Currently he spends most of his downtime working on and improving (read: repairing) his Jeep JK for the weekends and the next unpaved road he finds. One day he hopes to make the trek to Moab from his current state of Kansas with his own Jeep, to test his limits as an off-roader. And maybe one day, run King of the Hammers.
Are you ready to begin off-roading as a serious hobby? There’s a lot to be excited about, but there’s also a lot to prepare for. Off-roading requires more foresight than jumping into your 4×4 and going full speed towards the dunes (or bog or trails or whatever).
Before you leave home, you must outfit your rig with the gear you’ll need to get unstuck. The fact is, off-roading is about getting stuck. If you don’t get hopelessly stuck at least once, you’re probably not doing it right. At the very least, you’re probably not challenging yourself or your vehicle.
Here’s a simple guide for those who are just starting out in the off-road community. Continue reading “Essential Off-Road Gear for Beginners”
A self-described “car nerd,” Jason is a automotive columnist who has written for the eBay Motors blog, Motor Car Digest, as well as his own sites TundraHeadquarters.com and AccurateAutoAdvice. With an engineering degree, a full-time job in the automotive parts industry, and a decade of experience working in auto dealerships, Jason brings an interesting perspective on all things automotive.
Sometimes you look at the wilderness in the springtime and start to wonder if its actually challenging you to conquer its trails and tear over its rocks. Now’s the time to get out in the mud with your 4WD beast and own it. Here’s a few people to follow on Twitter who might help you with your that.
Continue reading “Off-Road Follow Friday Helper”
Andy Sheehan is a blogger, aspiring novelist, and relentless hoon. He plans to will his 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon to his firstborn, plans his daily commute around the swoop of its roads, and doesn’t plan to ever buy an automatic. A cool-car omnipath, he loves the common Mustang or Chevelle, but hunts for the weird and wonderful Velorexes and Cosmos of the autoverse. And when he can afford a garage, he’s going to turn an MX-5 into a race car.