I'm Turning This Tiny Dirt Bike Into The Ultimate All-Purpose Motorcycle

Of course the headline is hyperbolic; we should all have vast fleets of wheels for every possible activity. But that’s not always realistic, and a bike that can do a little bit of everything has a lot of appeal. That’s what I’m trying to build with my latest project: this single-cylinder dirt bike. »11/25/15 4:15pm11/25/15 4:15pm


Mad Max Meets NASCAR: My Brutal 800 Mile Drive Across A Mexican Wasteland

Six men are driving 1,500 horses across a Mexican wasteland. On a tight schedule to make town, they’ll cut though plenty of danger, dust and drinking before the week’s out. It’s not a John Wayne movie, it’s a Baja prerun—the drive ahead of a huge off-road race. If you think the west isn’t wild anymore, this will… »11/19/15 1:20pm11/19/15 1:20pm

Driving The $100,000 Mobile Home Your Fabulous Wife And Redneck Cousin Can Agree On

I woke up naked and freezing, stretched around a heater like some desperate, heat-starved lizard with a headache so strong I was sure I’d been put to sleep by a frying pan to the face. A typical morning—until I noticed the Rocky Mountains instead of my Babes & Big Rigs calendar in the window. Welcome to van life. »10/12/15 3:14pm10/12/15 3:14pm

The Hilariously Sketchy Slip Of Paper You Need To Drive In 150 Countries

In the stale air of a AAA office, I looked up from a poorly-cut paper pamphlet to the dead eyes of the old man handing it to me. “This can’t be legit,” I said as I flipped through my newly-minted International Driving Permit. Yet, incredibly, it was. Here’s your definitive guide to the absurd (but real) IDP. »9/25/15 12:35pm9/25/15 12:35pm

Classic Baja Off-Roader Bar 'Horsepower Ranch' Sold, Hope It Stays Wild

A couple hours south of the border there’s a 100-acre patch of land outside Ensenada that’s played host to off-road heroes, kicked-off races, and launched epic Baja adventures for ages. The joint’s called Horsepower Ranch, and it’s just been bought up by some SoCal investment outfit. Hopefully they don’t kick all the… »8/23/15 9:42am8/23/15 9:42am

Adventure Testing The $10 Wal-Mart Multitool: What Could Go Wrong?

A multitool looks dorky dangling off your belt. But at some point being able to summon a knife, screwdriver, saw or plier makes you a hero on every trip. A well-rated tool is $100 to $300, so I marooned myself on an island with the cheapest one I could find to see what happens when you skimp out.
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NASA Built A Giant Fake Moon You Can Drive On

About 50 years ago, the U.S. government used 30,000 pounds of explosives to turn a chunk of Arizona into a simulated moonscape for astronauts to practice picking up rocks on. Today, you can take your own truck out there and carve it up like a ski slope because it’s an off-road park ON THE MOON. Here’s how to do it. »7/09/15 12:29pm7/09/15 12:29pm

One Wild Week Buzzing Baja With Old Airplanes And Brave Bush Pilots

“No, don’t worry, that alarm only means we’re almost crashing!” the pilot yelled over a wailing propellor and a strangled electronic bleat from the console. Not that I could hear him, as I hung out the window trying to photograph a race car while somebody held me in the plane by a fistful of shirt. »6/19/15 1:53pm6/19/15 1:53pm

The Insane Baja Race You've Never Heard Of

The film Dust To Glory captures the fierce competition of the high-stakes Baja 1000 desert race. But there’s another amazing event that runs down the peninsula every year: the NORRA Mexican 1000. We tagged along to shoot this video and show you why it’s called “a high-horsepower conga line to the finish.” »6/18/15 1:37pm6/18/15 1:37pm