Riding a dirt bike down desolate desert trails is unlike anything else you can do on a motorcycle. It’s equal parts terrifying and exhilarating, and you’re always on the line between chaos and harmony.
We’ve seen a few renderings and bits to make the 2015 Chevy Colorado a little more exciting, but this “400 horsepower” supercharged desert toy is my favorite modified version of the mid-sized truck so far.
I probably don’t have to tell you that desert racing’s hot. Sometimes it’s so hot your truck catches fire in the middle of a pit stop, but this seriously professional pit crew isn’t about to let a little spontaneous conflagration slow ‘em down.
The 2016 Dakar Rally, an extreme off-road endurance challenge spanning multiple countries and thousands of miles, was supposed to start in Peru. But weather there’s predicted to be so bad that the entire race had to be changed. At least the new route looks somewhat spectator-friendly.
Honda’s getting back into off-road racing on four wheels at this year’s Baja 1000, with a purpose-built twin-turbo buggy! And it just might be wearing the skin of the next Honda Ridgeline pickup truck.
You don’t need two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, and laughers to love every second of watching the 2015 Mint 400. Actually you don’t even need a TV anymore!…
Like many gearhead fathers, I dread the coming day when the wall goes up. And it’s not just the teen years either - cars and coffee has a tough time competing with Minecraft. Happily there is a solution. A Defender, in fact.
The 2015 Mint 400 desert race will be on NBC this Sunday, July 12th at 2:30PM EST. Kick back watching the whole broadcast then, and get yourself fired up for the weekend with this face-rocking trailer right now!
Ford maintains a 66 mile course of sand and slag to test their trucks off-road, and after whipping the 2017 Ford Raptor through it they say the new aluminum-bodied 3.5 liter turbo truck made a 25 percent improvement on lap times over the old 6.2 V8.
We already knew the Dubai Police were incapable of half-measures, so I guess it’s no surprise their new utility vehicle has a fairly massive lift, desert prerunner bumper, and fender flares like Terry Crews’ deltoids. What do you think of Dubai PD’s 2015 GMC Sierra off-roader?
How freaking fierce is this 2015 Mint 400 crash!? A Class 1 buggy came off a big bump right next to the Vest Racing trophy truck, slamming it with just the right force and angle to send it careening into next week. Photog Eric Minks was perfectly positioned to shoot a whole roll of the action.
The off-road race you saw in Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas is a real thing, and it just rocked the sun-scorched desert of Nevada last weekend. Feast your eyes on this glorious photo gallery of the 2015 Mint 400 and you'll see why we're always calling it one of the best motorsport events in America.
The 2015 Mint 400 motorsport circus has raged in and around Las Vegas, Nevada all week. The actual race goes down tomorrow, and the afterparty will take festivities all the way through Sunday. Put these channels in your feed and you'll see why so many people go nuts over desert racing.
Off-road racing is one of the most difficult sports to spectate. We stand sweating in the sun for hours for a glimpse of each vehicle and a face full of dirt. Somehow, it's more fun than it sounds... but the sidelines got nothing on the unadulterated chase view of a low-flying helicopter.
The Overland Expo is an annual gathering off all things off-road and adventure travel. Think ComicCon but with khaki shirts and Merrells instead of Batman blouses and Starfleet uniforms. So yeah, I went last year and had the Best Time Ever.
Toyota "didn't have room" for me at their TRD Pro party in Las Vegas last month, so we'll have to experience it vicariously through Roman Mica. He was the first non-Toyota employee to take the TRD Pros into the dirt, and he was kind enough to tape it for us.
American artist Phillip K Smith III has fitted mirrors on every other horizontal siding slat of an old shack in the California Desert, creating the illusion that you can look right through the building. LED lights add a little extra sparkle and make the structure something spectacular to behold.
Neil Young has understandably made a very big deal out of his one-of-a-kind LincVolt, a 1959 Lincoln Continental convertible that's been retrofitted into an electric car. The Canadian icon has been driving the one-million-dollar prototype around North America, intermittently documenting his trips, all in a concerted…
Last July, a Grand Junction, Colo. man left for work in his Ford F250 just like he did every day. But Jonathan Keith Kelly, 54, wasn't going to work. He was driving to a remote corner of the state to end his life.