Our 1st Cover, Sept 1999
C4x4 is a family friendly, online only, 4x4 magazine that is available to you FREE 24/7 on any web enabled device! C4x4 was founded back in 1999 through an off-road club called 4wheelers 4Christ. Group members John Buell and Jon Maib, decided to create one of the first online magazines that focused on off-road information and content with having the back bone of the Christian principles and values, giving the name, C4x4.

For more than 16 years now, we have brought the web: Stories, projects, events, activities, product reviews, and promotions. We bring you straight forward information on the off-road industry while keeping our content and events something the whole family can enjoy. You will never see a pop up ads here on C4x4 that just get in your way when you've just come to read the latest article or product review. We do work with amazing sponsors and give them appropriate ad space so you can check out their products.We want to give you the best reading experience we can.

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Web Editor in Chief: Jon Maib

Jon lives in McKinney, TX and is one of the original founders of C4x4.com. Jon has been into off-road and Jeeps for over 18 years and currently owns 4 Jeeps. He has been restoring a 1948 Willys CJ2a , Rex, which can be found on the projects page of C4x4. He has a crawler dubbed the TJ-7 which is a 1997 Jeep TJ that once graced the pages of C4x4 as a project vehicle and was sponsored by many companies over the years. He purchased a 2010 JK for his wife and is currently building it as Project Vulture. And last, he has purchased a 1985 Jeep CJ7 to do a resto-mod on which you can see in our project page.

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Editor: David Austin

David and his wife Judy live in Yukon, Ok. David is a Safety Director for a small trucking company that contracts to the United States Postal Service and Judy use to own and operates Yukon Flowers and Gifts in her home town until recently retiring.

Wheelin' is a family affair for the Austins. Their sons Brad, Matt, and Andy are all active in the sport. They even started a part time business adventure known as 'Wheels Up Off Road'. Wheels Up Off Road buys, sells, builds, custom designs and repairs 4 wheel drive vehicles. Brad and Matt teamed up to take the gold in the Four Wheeler Magazine Top Truck Challenge back in 2004.

David began his involvement with C4x4 as a writer and photographer and eventually ran C4x4 for several years when Jon temporarily stepped away. The Austin's continually work to establish Christian off-road events in the central parts of the US. Be sure to join them every year for the Crawl for Christ!

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Off-Road Journalist:

Matthew Anderson

Matthew and his wife live just outside of Kansas City. Matthew has been into off-roading Jeeps for four years and owns a Jeep named DARKSIDE . Previous Jeeps they have owned are a 2000 Grand Cherokee Limited, and a 2006 Hemi Commander. Beginning in 2017 the DARKSIDE has begun to be sponsored by many different manufacturers, some of which are brand new products to market. Matthew's goal is to work with those companies and bring exclusive content to C4x4.
Matthew is active with two off-roading clubs in the Kansas City area. The first is Christian Off-Road Association of KC. Previous treasurer of the board and is still active and contributes by designing business cards and stickers for the club. The second club is Kansas City Overlanders. This clubs stretches across not only the state boundaries but far into Kansas and Missouri, leading to some amazing overlanding and scenic trips.

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Steve Garrett

Originally from Dallas, Texas, Steve's yearning for adventure started young with childhood camping and hiking trips, then lead him to join the US Navy where he spent 10 years patrolling the oceans aboard the Navy's strategic ballistic missile submarines. Now, the adventure continues through camping and overlanding with his wife and two kids in their 2018 Jeep JLUR, named 'Swampcat', using their travels to expand their life experiences and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Steve currently lives just outside Tulsa, Oklahoma and works as a data center facilities technician. He is a member of Red Dirt Jeeps, Overland Bound, and Christian Crawlers 4x4 Club. His contributions to C4x4 are as a photographer and journalist. Follow the Project Swampcat build and his adventures on Instagram and Facebook.

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Randy Putt

Randy is from Cave Springs, AR. He is late to the off-road game but really has enjoyed his first jeep! Randy use to be the president of Christian Crawlers 4x4 Club and has been managing their website. Their club hosted Crawl 4 Christ in 2010 which attracted 115 rigs and over 300 people from 13 different states. Randy handled the website for C4x4 for several years but now is a contributor of many great articles on Overlanding.

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