Many years before Honda built their now legendary Accord-based four-slamming-door high-roof miniature van, the Odyssey name was used by Honda’s Powersports division for a minimalist single-seat off-road go-kart. It weighed just under 400 pounds, and used a 250cc two-stroke ripper of an engine for personal off-road…
One fateful day in the middle of the Texas summer, when temperatures were expected to be around 105 degrees, my mother, Jodi, and I pulled up to an off-road park outside of Dallas. It didn’t take us long to realize there wasn’t much shade out there, and that we were in over our heads with this business.
For the past 20 years, the BMW X5 has had the tech and the gadgets to make it at least somewhat competent when the pavement ended, but it’s no secret that it was no Range Rover. This “Sports Activity Vehicle” was always meant more for the streets, and its scores of owners didn’t ever seem to care. Now the new 2019…
If you need a truck to do some serious off-roading, the Ford Raptor is the weapon of choice for most folks. But if you wanted something a different, Toyota will offer a Tundra TRD Pro for the 2019 model year, but it’s not cheap with a starting price of $51,275.
I’m an avid off-roader, and yet somehow I didn’t know about this brilliant method of winching out a stuck vehicle with nothing more than rope and some logs. Here’s how it works.
The real big news about the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover and Range Rover Sport is the introduction of the P400e plug-in hybrid trim, which can apparently drive 31 miles on its battery alone. Both SUVs get a few other little updates for the new model year but a water wading depth sensor sounds like the most fun.
I never thought I’d see the day when a little Ferves Ranger would become a rap video car, but here we are. Honestly, I shouldn’t be surprised. The Ferves Ranger has star quality.
The 2019 Suzuki Jimny has just been redesigned for the first time since dinosaurs ruled the Earth, but it’s still the same square and plucky international off-roader we know and love. Watch it frolic and fight its way through assorted obstacles here.
Big Bear Lake is a popular vacation spot for the hordes of human beings who live in Los Angeles, which means the joint can get pretty jammed up. But if you time it right, there are endless excellent roads and dirt trails to drive on while you enjoy the clean air you can only waft 5,000 feet above sea level. Here’s why…
The Sherp is basically a set of 60-inch tires bunched together and hooked up to a tractor engine. It’s not very fast or comfortable, but holy moly can it chug its way through anything.
Ford Broncos were born to run free, and this little Baja video has some of the most satisfying scenes of a sweet old 4x4 in its element. This ’68 Bronco is a little beefier than your average vintage SUV, which makes it that much more exciting to watch in the wild.
A friend sent me this video of car noises dubbed over little toys playing in a sandbox and I thought it was pretty cute. Then I learned, no, they’re not toys at all. This is just a very strange and interesting way to photograph cars, utilized in one of the most extreme driving environments ever.
Desert racing really is like Mad Max’s world of fire and blood. While ramming competitors out of your path is generally against racing rules and unsportsmanlike, racers do occasionally nerf each other. When these crashes are captured with a helicopter camera, they’re pretty wild to watch.
There are plenty of trucks with snorkels designed to drive through rivers and streams, but back in 1982, an oil pipeline manufacturer decided to go one step further and build an amphibious off-roader called the Amphi-Ranger, which could be both a truck and a boat with the press of a button.
It’s possible, if unlikely, that some of you may recall that I ran the world’s most brutal off-road race, the Baja 1000, late last year. I was supposed to have some cameras on the car to record the whole thing, and use that footage to make a compelling, heartwarming video that would change your life. Without cameras,…
After talking to some of the folks who make the annual Sonora Rally happen, I really want to get in on it to try off-roading in a corner of Mexico that’s nothing like Baja. But for now I’m really, really digging the score and aesthetic of the highlight reel.
It’s hard to find things to disagree about with my fine coworker Mike Ballaban anymore. We’ve worked together for a few years now, and most of our takes are fairly aligned. Until... I remembered this article I wrote a year ago, entitled “Just Buy A Jeep” arguing that if you want an offroader in the U.S., you don’t…
The Porsche 944 is one of the greatest cars of all time, thanks to its impeccably balanced chassis that is a true joy to throw around back roads and race tracks. Yet there’s something missing from a stock 944—the ability to just run right over whatever you please. This off-road “Forsche” fixed that.
Yes, it is possible to screw up off-roading so badly that the axle on your brand-new Toyota Tacoma actually gets ripped right out from under the truck.
More than two years ago we were introduced to the Sherp–a heroically unstoppable 4x4 tractor thing from Russia with 63-inch tires. I sort of figured it would be relegated for official use only. But don’t worry, some mud-bogging boys got ahold of one and plopped it into a pit of Texas clay.