Just when we thought today’s historic election couldn’t get any weirder, it appears that both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are being protected by an army of dump trucks. Law enforcement say the trucks—which are loaded with sand—are forming a barrier to minimize an attack with explosive devices.
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.
Recovering a stuck truck is serious business; there’s a lot of weight and energy at work and if you don’t take safety seriously you can end up like these idiots: dodging a flying steel projectile for dear life.
If “the fastest-ever car to drive the Glamis Sand Dunes” doesn’t mean anything to you, we’ll break it down: This 1600 horsepower two-seat death-sled simply cannot stop flying.
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.
Shiny new Chevy Tahoe, fresh oversand permit carefully affixed to the bumper, surfboard (paddle board?) perched on the roof. Life was lookin’ good when this person’s day started! Then they had to go and drive just a little too close to the ocean. Okay, way too close. Hilarity ensues.
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.
Over 100 vehicles got a salt bath at Huguenot Memorial Park in Jacksonville, FL over Memorial Day Weekend when a car got stuck and blocked the only escape from rising tide. Somebody complained "they were not warned."
"Can brakes be considered bad if they don't exist?"
Portal axels give this G 55 extra off-road articulation, and bumpers that can hold a winch on the front and back are pretty useful, but I think the two-piece Hutchinson Beadlocker wheels are the prettiest part of this G-wagen.
In case you missed the Formula Offroad NEZ-championship in Skien, Norway this year, Insane Racing has put together a rip-roaring recording of 600-1200 hp buggies blasting up the biggest sand hills in Scandinavia.
They'll be finding sand in every crevice for weeks.
Japanese R/C model manufacturer Tamiya recently commissioned a 1:1-scale version of its iconic 1979 "Sand Scorcher" Volkswagen Beetle. Now that one of our childhood dreams is a reality, we would also like to announce our desire for a pony.