We’re not knocking on minivans, or soccer moms for that matter. We’re just pretty these five off-road vans aren’t what someone has in mind when they picture the wife picking up the kids from soccer practice. Then again, they’d probably be the coolest kids at school if mom picked them up in these off-road vans.
If you’ve got an off-the-wall custom build in the works, you have our attention. This insane trophy truck rad rod project dubbed the “Trophy Rat” nearly broke the Internet earlier this year. It started life as a 1937 International pickup and owner/builder Keith Northrup went a little crazy from there. It features a custom dual A-arm front suspension, designed and engineered by Northrup himself, King Shocks and a 5.7L GM LS6 powerplant, in addition to a host of other custom goodies. Recently we heard Keith was hoping to find a spot for it in a booth at SEMA. Any takers? We have a sneaky suspicion that the Trophy Rat would draw a lot of attention.
In case you’re unfamiliar with the growing sport of Formula Off-Road, it basically consists of over-the-top off-road vehicles competing on over-the-top off-road courses. The courses consist unbelievably difficult hillclimbs, technical sections that test a driver’s skills and even water crossings.
Choirboy is one of the most dominating drivers in the sport today, and you can watch him and his 700+ horsepower Formula Off-Road buggy do work on this course.
After you’ve mastered driving a UTV on four wheels, the next logical step is to learn how to drive it on two, right? And just to be clear, we’re not talking about merely getting the car onto two wheels… oh no, mastering the art of two-wheel UTV driving involves being able to control and turn the vehicle all while riding on two wheels. Check it out the two-wheel UTV master below.
With the rising popularity of Travis Pastrana’s Nitro Circus, we’re really not surprised by anything when it comes to motorcycles anymore. Or at least we weren’t. Then we stumbled across this video of five guys attempting to do a backflip on a dirt bike. Amazingly they did quite well… but we still wouldn’t suggest anyone try it. Next stop for this crew – Nitro World Games!
You’ll rarely hear us complain about too much power in anything. However, sometimes when the lines of horsepower and traction intersect, bad things happen. In this case, the axles on this incredible nitrous-powered CJ7 Jeep just couldn’t withstand the abuse. Check out the destruction below.
Some people must just have too much time or money on their hands. In the case of this off-road monster, it may be a little of both. Regardless, this is one bad mud racing machine! Check out this video of the off-road mud monster in action.
Remote control vehicles have come a long way from the days when the controller was connected to the vehicle by a wire. Nowadays they’ve become so realistic it can be hard to tell the difference between an off-road RC car and a real off-road vehicle. Here are a few awesome photos of very realistic off-road RC cars.
There are professionals and there are amateurs. Then there is a class of people that have no business being where they are and we would put this guy in that category. Maybe his paint job had something to do with it… but this is an example of how not to climb the Escalator on Hell’s Revenge in Moab, Utah.