Holy Crap: Tiny Buggy Hip-Checks A Trophy Truck Into Oblivion Mid-Race

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. » 3/21/15 9:54am 3/21/15 9:54am

This Mint 400 Gallery Is Like An Acid Trip Through Off-Road Heaven

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. » 3/16/15 9:40pm 3/16/15 9:40pm

Every Gearhead Should Follow The Mint 400 This Weekend, Here's How

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. » 3/13/15 11:53am 3/13/15 11:53am

It Takes A Helicopter To Appreciate How Hard Off-Road Racing Really Is

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. » 5/20/14 9:38am 5/20/14 9:38am

The Biggest Off-Road Adventure Convention In America Is This Weekend

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. » 5/13/14 4:04pm 5/13/14 4:04pm

The First Desert Shakedown Of All Three TRD Pro Trucks

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. » 5/09/14 2:17pm 5/09/14 2:17pm

Watch How Mirrors Make This House Look Transparent

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. » 5/05/14 4:26pm 5/05/14 4:26pm

Neil Young's Very Expensive Electric Car Broke Down in the Desert

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… » 9/03/13 3:28pm 9/03/13 3:28pm

Remote Camera Helicopters Give Races An NES Look

The co-owner of Desert Dingo racing, Jim Graham, sent us this great bit of video of Class 11 (mostly stock VW Beetles) desert racing, shot via a camera mounted on a remote-controlled helicopter. » 11/09/12 9:30am 11/09/12 9:30am

This Man Drove Out Into The Desert To Die

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. » 5/16/12 2:00pm 5/16/12 2:00pm

84-year-old survived five days in desert drinking wiper fluid

Henry Morello survived in a busted car for five days by drinking wiper fluid, using car mats as blankets, and reading the car's manual. In retrospect, he says he'd have preferred water. » 2/17/11 12:45pm 2/17/11 12:45pm

Need A Test Track Cheap? Call Honda

Honda has put its 4,255-acre Mojave Desert proving grounds up for sale, complete with 7.5-mile oval, 4.5-mile road course and support buildings. Buy it and you can show off your motorcycle hooning skills to the desert rabbits. » 1/14/11 2:30pm 1/14/11 2:30pm

Mercedes Brings Gold SLS AMG To Dubai, Wants Oil Money

Rather than wait for the SLS AMG to get chromed, Mercedes is introducing one at the Dubai Motor Show pre-luxo'd in AMG Desert Gold paint. "Bout to grow a beard dude, so much cake even the money look weird, too." » 12/15/09 1:30pm 12/15/09 1:30pm