Extreme Barbie Jeep Racing might as well be the Official All-Ages Sport Of Jalopnik. You don’t even need a road license, as the 12-year-old who owns a bunch of men several times his age in this video demonstrates. All you need are more guts than brains and a ride-on kids’ toy. Here’s the showdown from this year’s King…
The King Of The Hammers is usually described as “Burning Man meets Mad Max” because everyone’s filthy and the cars look like metal monsters heading to war. Now that you’ve seen Top Gear’s Chris Harris and Sabine Schmitz take it on, you need to know more, right?
The 2017 King Of The Hammers event is raging all week in Johnson Valley, California. If you’re anywhere near it, you should get your butt out here to see the races for yourself! Then again, the quality of this livestream broadcast is absolutely unreal. Check it!
We’re in the throes of King Of The Hammers Week 2017, where all kinds of motorized mayhem is going down in the harsh wasteland of Johnson Valley, California. Tonight, scratch-built 4x4s are clawing up paths that would make mountain goats nervous in the Vision X Shootout, which you can watch in real time from the…
While you were out drinking last night, about 90 lunatics on dirt bikes were going to war with each other over ridiculous terrain in the pitch-black Mojave desert. Just... just watch.
You’ve heard me prattle on about why the King Of The Hammers just might be the all-time best off-road racing experience for spectators. Well if you missed it this year, I’m happy to report that the race has officially been scheduled for next year already.
Southern California’s annual “King Of The Hammers” off-road race is one of the gnarliest and most exciting motorsports events you can experience all year. It’s speed. It’s adventure. It’s camaraderie. And scenes like this are exactly what I’m talking about.
The 2016 Nitto Tire King Of The Hammers is raging in Johnson Valley, California right this second and will be going strong through February 6th. If you’re interested in things that go fast, make noise, crash a lot and get driven by the same guys who build ‘em, you’re going to want to see this.
Off-road racing really gets dangerous when you’re out of the car, but that turtle’d truck isn’t about to flip itself! If you can make it to Johnson Valley in February, The King Of The Hammers is more “200 mile obstacle course” than traditional race. [Image: Andrew P. Collins]
I say King Of The Hammers is the best action sport you’re not watching. Maybe because you don’t feel like trucking out to the Mojave Desert and living with a pack of wild racers for a few day. You should do that, but, now you can enjoy this spectacle from the comfort of your couch in this new movie The Kingdom.
Nitto Tire is making its own little reality show following wildman off-road racer Shannon Campbell while he builds cars, goofs around with his family, and does stuff like turn his shop parking lot into an impromptu go-cart course. Check out the first episode right here.
Shannon Campbell's got a well-earned reputation as an unstoppable off-road racer. Ride along with him as he somersaults, then barrel rolls his 600+ horsepower "car" at race pace... then powers-on and keeps on charging ahead soon as his wheels hit the dirt again.
You won't recognize Jordan Townsend from a Wheaties box, but he's competing at some of the highest level off-road races in America. He's traveling the country, racing, and better: he's winning. All that with a family and a day job. What's your excuse?
Johnson Valley, California hosts some of the wildest and most accessible off-road racing events in America. That's fun to watch, but when the sun goes down things get downright batshit out there. See a new side of the desert in this gallery of eye candy.
The axle-busting rock-crushing 14-hour off-road endurance event known as the 2015 King Of The Hammers kicks off at 8:00AM PST and will be raging across Johnson Valley, California until 10 PM tonight. Watch the whole thing right here for free!
2014 King Of The Hammers race winner Loren Healy keeps it simple; "I love going fast, there's nothing else like it!" He's only the second person ever to win that ball-busting race twice, and from the looks of these moves he might be up for a third title!