I never really thought about visiting Alaska, but after seeing Tom Welsh’s trip out to the north, I started thinking about it hard.
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.
An impossibly long, single-lane tunnel is your only way into Whittier, and your only way out. Make it to the other end of those dimly lit miles, and you'll find all the ingredients of a city. Except instead of a sprawling, urban center, this town has been scaled to fit almost entirely into one lonely Alaskan tower.
The untouched rugged beauty of the last frontier tugs at my desires to get back in the air and splash down in a crystal clear glacier lake. As fall sets in the mountain tops start to gather snow and the days grow shorter showing off the golden sunset that has been missing over the long arctic summer days.
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.
Need to haul a 1,300lbs bull moose off the Alaskan tundra? You're going to need an Argo. The world's only eight-wheel-drive, amphibious ATV can literally go anywhere.
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.