The Ferret Scout Car is an armored and turreted war machine designed in the 1940s. More than 4,000 copies in some 60 variants are said to have been made, and few of them are even still in military service. But only one has a Chevy V8, long-travel shocks and a freaking winch cannon. Oh, and a racing champion at the…
June 15th, 2016 is considered Jeep’s 75th anniversary because on this day in 1941, the first official order was placed for the Willys-Overland military buggy we would come to recognize as a “jeep.” In honor of that, check out this amazing album of Wranglers and their forerunners!
Why is danger so sexy? I don’t know. But its siren song is screaming to me after watching just a few minutes of Rip To Cabo; one of the most visually-enticing off-road motorcycle videos I’ve ever seen. And that’s just the trailer.
The Herbst Truggy “Land Shark” AKA “El Tiburón” is reckoned one of the winningest, ugliest and least-killable cars in desert racing. That image may have been slightly tarnished when it turned into a Baja bonfire. But two months later, here it is looking badass all over again.
Some days, man. Forgot the milk. Garage door opener doesn’t work. When is it all going to turn around?
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you bought the biggest tires at the shop? Well first you’d have to make them fit on your truck, then you could have a lot of fun. Dirt Every Day’s Fred Williams and Dave Chappelle (no, not that guy, another one) show us how to do both both.
You’ve got your classic Toyota truck. You’ve got your swamp tires the size of weather balloons. Almost nothing can stop you. Almost.
There are bad judgement calls, and then there’s hiding in a hole so a race car will drive over your head.
Contrary to what might sound logical, four-wheel drive is not ubiquitous in off-road racing. In fact most of the super hot race winners at an event like the Baja 1000 are rear-drive. But that might be starting to change, as builders are figuring out how to match 4WD systems with today’s epic long-travel suspension.
The Mercedes G-Class is The Simpsons of cars– built on great bones, but surviving so long it’s evolved into a caricature of itself. Well wallow no more hardcore G-fans: the 2017 G350d Professional is wiping the slate clean (and muddy) and starting over. The G just got great again.
If you really need one truck to go prerunning, overlanding, mud bogging and rock crawling... you’re going to have to get creative. Or crazy.
A “wheelie” is when you pop up the front wheel of a motorcycle and proceed forward with a tire in the air like you just don’t care. Stupid stunt? Maybe sometimes, but the skill can be downright useful and this is the best tutorial I’ve seen yet.
The U.S. military has been talking about “stealth motorcycles” for years. As of this month, two tech outfits have what seem to be viable prototypes that will both be funded for another revision.
We all know the charmingly gruff Jeep Wrangler will be more modernized for the next generation “JL” due in 2018. But rumor has it the company is now asking customers how they’d feel about no more manual transmissions.
At least it landed on its wheels?
Thirty-five inch Super Swamper tires will get your rig through damn near any mud puddle, but they won’t let you carve deep through the earth’s outer crust. Watch this buggy scar the planet by powering through the ground instead of over it.
With their second insane stunt video on these crazy dirt bike/snowmobile hybrids, Red Bull has officially created the job title “professional snow biker.” And here I was thinking I had a cool job.