“I was this close to telling him [the course] turns right,” Valor Racing co-driver Josh said, recounting this crash at the 2018 Parker 250. “And that’s when I look up and the ground disappears and we go sailing off.”
Audrey loves to go camping. He was trying to make it work with his little Chevy hatchback, but he’s ready to treat himself to something nicer, bigger and ready for adventure. What car should he buy?
I love riding around in a loaded Range Rover as much as the next well-dressed fox hunting enthusiast, but there’s something deeply satisfying about watching the humblest of sport utilities stick it to aristocrat of off-roading.
A helicopter traffic camera flying over Los Angeles gridlock found something funny going on. Some motorists, desperate to not be stuck in traffic, tried to drive through a field of sand and a bunch of them got hilariously stuck anyway.
Last week Toyota announced its revised 2019 TRD Pro lineup which basically puts better suspensions on the venerable Tacoma, Tundra and 4Runner. All three will come in a color we haven’t seen since the FJ Cruiser, and the 4Runner gets one more carryover from Toyota’s beloved but abandoned Wrangler rival.
The 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser is the most expensive vehicle in Toyota’s lineup by a massive margin. This model’s sales numbers are so low that it’s unlikely you’ll ever see one in person in America. And yet, it still exists. This week we’ll find out why. Or, at least, whether or not it deserves its strange…
The 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor has finally been revealed in its final form, and even though we don’t have a full spec sheet yet we can compare quite a few metrics between this and its big American brother the F-150 Raptor.
Toyota has coyly confirmed there will be “new” 2019 TRD Pro off-road models, plural, teasing this picture of a Tacoma with a factory snorkel(!) and implying that the 4Runner and/or Tundra will get some new off-road goodies soon as well. As ever, I’m tentatively intrigued.
Off-roaders around the world are always trying to fit the biggest tires under their rigs for added ground clearance, traction and also for bragging rights. But sometimes doing so requires irreversibly damaging iconic SUVs—and that bothers me deeply.
Shut down the internet, everybody: I have found the world’s greatest Miata.
The American southwest is heaven on Earth for off-road enthusiasts. There are big tracts of different terrain types you can legally run 4x4s and motorbikes across, which is awesome. To help keep things that way, people running the Mint 400 are being proactive about preserving these kinds of places.
RM Sotheby’s is auctioning this heavily modified 1977 International Scout II Traveler at a huge sale in Arizona, where it’s apparently expected to bring “$70,000 to $90,000.” I think it’s neat because it’s exactly like my truck. Kind of. But also, if that price prediction is accurate, this might be the most expensive…
Making regular cars look off-roady has become a big thing this year. You can thank the rise of The Gambler 500 and lingering popularity of Mad Max: Fury Road for some of the lifted Crown Vics that have been thrashing your Instagram feed, but for “practical” adventuring I think a little lifted SUV is the way to go.
With five windows wide open and ocean breeze flowing through the cab, our 2017 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro bounded over Pismo Beach’s dunes like a golden retriever in hot pursuit of a tennis ball. No special “sand mode.” No fancy forced induction. Just a snarling V8 and an overstuffed driver’s seat. And it felt so right.
More than a decade ago, director Dana Brown gave us the quintessential Baja movie Dust To Glory. Today, you’ll still hear desert racers and rallyists tell you about how the film turned them on to motorsports. And tomorrow, you can catch the new version. In a real live megaplex theatre near you.
Three years ago I ran into Red Bull-backed off-road racer Bryce Menzies in a bar in Iquique, Chile. He was scouting the Dakar Rally- the 5,000-odd mile endurance challenge named after a place in Africa hosted by a French outfit in South America. Next year, he’s finally getting into the pilot’s seat of an X-Raid Mini.
I get so freaking fired up about the Baja 1000 every year because it’s the perfect beautiful blend of adventure, competition and amazing acts of automotive innovation. 2017 marks the race’s historic 50th anniversary, and live coverage should be better than ever.
We don’t know whether we should call this creation a Nissan Patrol or a Volkswagen Bus at this point, but it gets very muddy and that’s all that really matters.
Five months ago, my friends and I got worked over in Baja something fierce. Our car crashed and crushed our dreams as it collapsed onto the dust 45 miles into a 500 mile race. This week, we’re back with a vengeance.