My $800 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is Gone and I'm Definitely Not Crying

No tears. Nope. And not a single sob. I just sold my $800 Jeep Grand Wagoneer—Project Redwood—and I’m totally fine. I definitely don’t feel empty inside, nor am I reminiscing about the Jeep’s incredible ride quality, its amazing reliability during my 3,500 mile trip to Utah, or just its endless amounts of soul. Again,…

Watch Us Work Overtime To Get My $800 Jeep Grand Wagoneer In Shape For Its Epic 1,700-Mile Trip To Moab

Last fall, I bought an $800 Jeep Grand Wagoneer that hadn’t run in 12 years. After months of wrenching, in March, I drove with my coworker Andrew Collins on a grand journey from near Detroit, Michigan to the off-road trails of Moab, Utah. Here’s video of that trip’s first leg—the Jeep’s first highway voyage in over a…

What I Learned Driving An $800 Jeep Grand Wagoneer 3,500 Miles To Moab And Back

Last week David Tracy and I drove 3,500 miles from Michigan to Moab and back, including two passes over the Rocky Mountains and a little off-roading. It’d have been a fun road trip in a normal truck. But we didn’t do it in a normal truck. We did it in an $800 1986 Jeep Grand Wagoneer that we resuscitated after 12…

Come Hang With The $800 Project Redwood Jeep (And Us) In Denver Tonight [Update: Canceled]

David Tracy’s $800 1986 Jeep Grand Wagoneer survived the 1,700 mile drive from Detroit to Moab and even a day of light off-roading. Now it’s time for us to head back to Michigan, and we’re planning to make Denver by tonight. If you’re in town, come say hey. [Update: This meetup is canceled, as the Jeep is stuck on the…

How My $800 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Made It 1,700 Miles To Moab Despite A Scary Breakdown

Project Redwood—my $800 Craigslist Jeep Grand Wagoneer that hadn’t run in 12 years when I purchased it—just drove 1,700 miles from Michigan to the off-road trails of Utah almost flawlessly. I say “almost” because in the middle of nowhere, Colorado, the big Woodie left me and my copilot stranded.

By The Car Gods' Mercy My $800 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Has Begun Its 1,700-Mile Journey To Moab

I built two two extra days into my 1,700 mile Michigan-to-Moab expedition to give us some leeway in case of breakdowns. I’ve now used those two days before ever leaving my driveway, thanks to my 1986 Jeep Grand Wagoneer’s copious brake problems. Now the Jeep is ready, but there’s no margin for error. If the Woodie…