It’s like a paddlewheeler but for your truck.
I don’t like to throw the word “hero” around like Sriracha on salad, but anybody who turns a Corvette into a dune buggy is a hero.
If you made a napkin doodle of what your beater truck would look like as a dune-jumping hero, and then actually built said truck, you might be a redneck. I mean, an industrious and experimental engineer! Check this hilarious heap out and then we can discuss its actual merits.
The Trophy Rat builds the rockabilly aesthetic of a derelict hot rod around a beast off-road shock and wheel setup. Add a big honking V8 and you’ve got yourself a drivable caricature guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
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.
In an effort to get "more authentic" Street View images of Abu Dahbi's Liwa Desert (and these great press photos) Google strapped their Trekker camera to a 10-year-old camel named Raffia and dealt with the stink, spit, and bad attitude so you don't have to!
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.