2017_Land_Speed_Cruiser_World_Record_Mojave_Carl-Edwards-5-8-2017
Torrance, Calif.
— Land Cruiser, Toyota’s iconic go-anywhere four-wheel-drive sport-utility vehicle, has earned myriad accolades and records over the 60-plus years it’s been in production. And now, among them: the title of “World’s Fastest SUV” thanks to a record speed of over 230 mph, attained by the custom 2,000-horsepower Land Speed Cruiser.

With former Toyota NASCAR driver Carl Edwards at the helm, the understated Land Speed Cruiser shattered the previous “World’s Fastest SUV” record by more than 19 mph, reaching a GPS-verified and video-documented 230.02 mph before running out of usable pavement. With enough track ahead, the Land Speed Cruiser could be expected to go even faster.

Rugged-Ridge-Light-bar-5-3-2017Suwanee, Ga. – Rugged Ridge, a leading manufacturer of high-quality Jeep, truck and off-road accessories, today introduced its new Modular Light Bar for 2007-2017 Jeep Wrangler JK and JKU models.

This new Modular Light Bar for Jeep JK features the ability to arrange and configure lights, trail mirrors, camera mounts and accessories in countless arrangements, for ultimate versatility based on any Jeep owner’s exact needs. Both the vertical A-pillar sections of the light bar as well as the horizontal top bar are built from sturdy extruded aluminum and feature integrated channels that allow for mounting of various light and accessory brackets that can be reconfigured easily and repeatedly when the need arises.

The Modular Light Bar works with LED lights regardless of length – curved or straight – while the upper crossbar features an aerodynamic design to alleviate airflow turbulence that often results in soft top buffeting and whistling.

2018-GMC-Terrain-5-3-2017
GMC announced pricing for the all-new 2018 Terrain today, which will have a starting MSRP of $25,970 for the Terrain SL FWD model. The new Terrain will go on sale this summer.

Coverking-Camo-Seat-Covers-5-2-2017
Anaheim, CA
– Inspired by 3D artillery camouflage, Kryptek stealth designs are some of the most advanced camo patterns used by the U.S. Department of Defense. These same military patterns are now available on Coverking’s Skanda line of tactical and camo seat covers.

Overland Necessities
It’s up for debate, but in our experience there are five necessary elements of any great overland expedition.

1-Day-4-NORRA-Mexican-1000-4-28-2017
Agua Dulce, Calif.:
The bikes and cars were on separate courses on day 4, but both had another tough day covering nearly 300 total miles. Typical of the Mexican 1000, there were some who dropped down in the standings, some who gained positions, and some who, despite their best efforts, remained locked in a tight battle with their nearest competitor.

Baja-OnX6-ARC-Light-Bar-4-27-2017
SAN MARCOS, Calif.
– Baja Designs, “The Scientists of Lighting,” has introduced the newest member of the OnX6(tm) light bar system family – the Arc Series.

The OnX6 Arc Series is an evolutionary development from the base OnX6 line, delivering Baja Design’s legendary lighting performance, but incorporating a stylish, arced design to complement design curves of the grilles or windshields of today’s light trucks.  

Norra-Day-2-Mexican-1000-4-25-2017
April 25, 2017 (Agua Dulce, Calif.):
Day 2 of the NORRA Mexican 1000 had both the bikes and the cars running south along the coast all the way to El Huerfanito before turning southwest towards highway one at Chapala. They run a transit stage down the highway until El Crucerito and the Mag 7 pit. The shared course then heads farther west in the dirt until it makes a split. The bikes continue southwest until they reach the Pacific coast. From there they head south until another splash of fuel in the Mag 7 pit on the highway. With still more miles to go, they make their way to the finish in Guerrero Negro. The day 2 total mileage for bikes was 270.80 miles.

roads less traveled
Getting off the beaten path is the whole purpose of an overland expedition.  The less traveled the road (or trail) the better!

Yokohama-Skills-Challenge-4-25-2017
SANTA ANA, CA
– London’s calling…and Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) is answering. YTC, in conjunction with US Youth Soccer, is sending 12 Yokohama Skills Challenge participants (along with chaperones) to England for a “Chelsea FC Experience,” including a visit to legendary Stamford Bridge.