Ozark Overland Trail

Overlanding is an unusual form of 4Wheeling. It isn’t about how big your tires are. It isn’t about how much mud you can throw. The fact that you can’t climb a 6ft vertical ledge doesn’t play into your enjoyment. Overlanding, in its truest form is simply exploration.

You build for reliability. Taking the unknown and making it known. The fact that we can use our vehicles to explore these places is just a joyous side-effect. More>


Reader's Rides

This past month we were contacted by a young man telling us about his 4x4 and how he and his father had spent hours working on it together.  It took me back to the hours and hours that I have spent having quality time with my sons over the years out in the shop.  And family is what we are all about.

So I have decided to share a little about this father/son team and their TOYota.  We also want to encourage you to send stories into us about your ride so that we might share them with our other readers.

This month we would like to ...more>

Kenda Klever MT Tire Test & Review

In April of 2013, I was in need of some new tires for my 1995 Chevy 2-door Tahoe.  I had taken this truck from a soccer-mom’s SUV to a serious Sport Utility Vehicle, using it for all kinds of new activities, including Overlanding.  The tires that were nearing the end of their life-span were the discontinued BF Goodrich Long Trail Radial T/A, a tire that I have had great success with in the past.  In fact, these were the 3rd set of Long Trails that I had purchased.  While great in strength and ...more>

Industry News

Raceline Wheels Puts Full Set of Wheels Up For Winning During 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers Week

GARDEN GROVE, CA    JANUARY 23, 2014: It is right up Raceline Wheels alley to co-sponsor the newest challenge to the 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers presented by Nitto Tires week: King Shocks Shootout at Backdoor.  Raceline Wheels will up the anti with a full set of RT233 Monster Beadlock Wheels given away to the “Raceline Right Line” winner.  “This is going to be a hoot!  Tim Lund and I will be announcing in the Backdoor canyon on Monday night and expect a full house to be watching these 50 guys attack...more>

Jason Scherer and Lance Clifford Team Up for the 2014 King of the Hammers

DANVILLE, CA   JANUARY 27, 2014    Jason Scherer, with co-driver Lance Clifford, will be the last driver to qualify for the 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers on Wednesday during the acclaimed Power Hour.  Jason Scherer’s #76 Rubicon Express, Nitto Tire, Pirate4x4 car is extremely different than what he has driven the last couple years.  “Lance Clifford built this car as a high-speed family rig a couple years ago, but recently decided ...more>

New OR-Fab Full-Width Bumpers  For 1997-2006 Jeep TJ Wranglers

Chino Valley, AZ - OR-Fab now offers a heavy-duty, full-width, front winch bumper for ’97-’06 Jeep TJ Wranglers. Manufactured in the U.S.A. from 3/16- inch thick steel plate, the bumpers are meticulously formed using precision laser cuts and CNC press brake bends, before they are welded and ground by hand to provide superior craftsmanship and fitment.

OR-Fab’s HD Full-Width bumpers are available with a two inch diameter grille hoop with welded light mount tabs (PN 83665), or without the grille hoop (PN 83664). More>

Amanda Products Brings Spectator Recovery Station to Griffin King of the Hammers

LIVONIA, MICHIGAN   JANUARY 27, 2014:  Amanda Products is taking the opportunity to introduce its new Speed Hook™ at Chocolate Thunder on Thursday and Friday during the King of the Hammers race week.  “We have created a Spectator Recovery Station that will have generators and an assortment of...more>

BFGoodrich Tires Driver Randy Slawson

Wins Backdoor Shoot Out

GREENVILLE, SC (Feb 3, 2014) – BFGoodrich® Tires driver Randy Slawson, owner of Bomber Fabrication and the 2013 King of the Hammers, won the King Shocks Backdoor Shoot Out on Monday night utilizing the sticky compound of the new Baja T/A KR2.  Second place Cody Waggner, also running BFGoodrich Baja T/A Krawlers, took second with only a half of second separating the two.  Notably, the top three cars in the shootout were Randy Slawson Bomber Fabrication built cars.

The King Shocks Backdoor Shoot Out is a new addition to the 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers week.  The Southern Rock Racing Series (SRRS) vs Ultra4, or east vs west, competition started at the end of...more>

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