If the Cold War turned hot, it wasn’t entirely going to be fought with tanks and nuclear weapons. If it got to Alaska, it would be fought by lumberjacks, bush pilots, and yes, secret agents. That was the point of Operation Washtub, the secret CIA plan to defend America’s frozen north against communist invasion.
“Yeah, there’s a non-zero chance of polar bears,” is always a good thing to hear when planning a road trip.
Škoda, the best Volkswagen Group brand that Americans can’t buy, recently announced it will get into the seven-seat SUV game with a new vehicle called the Kodiaq. And in Kodiak, Alaska, the locals and mayor were so excited they decided to get in on the action by renaming their town for a whole day.
We have heard about Russia’s relentless exercises and military buildup in the Arctic over the last year and a half, but the U.S. Army may now be beginning to follow suit. Under exercise Arctic Pegasus, the Army has sent Stryker armored combat vehicles to an outpost well within the Arctic Circle for the first time.
I don’t care if “turning hard and mashing the throttle ’til you’ve worn a circle in the ground” is amateur-hour stunt driving. It’s some of the most fun you can have on wheels and there’s no better place to do it than an empty snowy field. Especially in a single-prop airplane on enormous tires.
Alaskan oil outfit ASRC Energy Services uses Chevy trucks on job sites, which are not conveniently located near any dealerships. So we get to see how these guys stuff a Colorado into the back of a smallish airplane! Spoiler alert: “very carefully.”
The 35th Fighter Squadron, based in Kunsan Airbase in South Korea, participated in two Alaskan exercises this year, and they happened to take their GoPro cameras with them. The result of which is some gorgeous and exciting footage.
We like the Honda Grom, but we'll never love it like Nathan Rogers. In some kind of monkey bike-induced lunacy, he left Portland earlier this summer and headed north. Two weeks later, he rolled into Alaska. It'll take twice as long for his ass and knees to recover, so he had time for some questions. One of his…
Let's say you can buy yourself a gorgeous full-size early '70s Cadillac for one $100 bill. Where do you go? Off road, of course, through the last frontier that is Alaska.
Drew Hamilton, an Alaska Department Of Fish & Game tech, was chillin' by one of the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary's waterways when a gigantic bear came lumbering over to his campsite, sat down, hung out, and went on his way.
A wood-and-urethane igloo hotel has stood sentinel on the Parks Highway to Alaska's Denali National Park for over forty years, never once being occupied or operational. Tourists love posing with it, but nobody seems interested in running it, even at a bargain-basement price of $300,000.
Off-road parks are fun, but for many of us 4x4 fans the real dream is creeping down new tracks into unfamiliar territory with the hopes of reaching an epic camping spot/photo op. Don't have time to carry out your own expedition right now? Here's enough video for you to vicariously adventure for the next couple weeks.
When I got into that little plane in a remote corner of Alaska, I didn't know that the guy next to me had raced a Rothmans Porsche 962 at Le Mans, won in IMSA GTP in the Dyson 962 above, and competed in both Can-Am and CART. Also, he was my pilot.
Even ordinary small planes in Alaska are insane, so this cliff-diving experimental cub is about as nuts as it gets.
When Shell announced that they would be exploring opportunities to drill for oil off of Alaska's coast, a grassroots movement of bad publicity was started. First there was the mini oil rig explosion in early June and then there was arcticready.com, a purported Shell social media contest gone horribly wrong.
The 262 passengers on United flight 857 from San Francisco to Shanghai were stranded in Anchorage, Alaska for two days, thanks to a couple of inoperable lavatories.
A record-breaking cold snap has left the remote town of Nome, Alaska, dangerously low on fuel. But the Russian tanker ship "Renda" is carrying 1.3 million gallons of gasoline and diesel through the frozen Bering Sea in a path carved by a Coast Guard icebreaker.
Renault marks the 50th anniversary of the Renault 4 this year with a series of events around the world. It never officially made the United States — except back in 1965, when the company sent four women to drive from Tierra del Fuego to Alaska.
A team of gutsy Google Street View drivers tackled Alaska's daunting Dalton Highway, capturing images through the Arctic Circle to the Arctic Ocean. We animated the trip so you can enjoy it without becoming an ice road trucker.