Greeley, Colo.
– Tread Lightly!, Noble Energy, Inc. and the U.S. Forest Service recently celebrated the completion of three priority Restoration for Recreation projects implemented this year on the Pawnee National Grassland, near the community of Greeley, Colorado. The final project was held at the Baker Draw Designated Shooting Area, where volunteers cleaned and improved the popular public space with new permanent shade structures.

Team-DynaMax-Racing-Off-Road-9-30-15Monroe, MI, Sept. 30, 2015 – DynoMax driver Clay Gilstrap dominated a long, difficult course to finish more than three minutes ahead of the competition and earn his first ULTRA4 victory in the ULTRA4 Hot Springs Race. Other Team DynoMax drivers also posted top-10 finishes: Levi Shirley finished second; Wayland Campbell, fourth; Bailey Campbell, sixth; and Shannon Campbell, eighth. Rob Matzell finished second in the 4500 Modified series race. DynoMax Performance Exhaust is “The Official Performance Exhaust” of ULTRA4 Racing.

This was the third annual race at Superlift Off Road Vehicle Park in Hot Springs, Ark., and the last of the 4WD Hardware Eastern Regional Series. While the weather was clear and dry this year, the course was longer and more difficult, covering some dense forest terrain. Some areas forced drivers to make passes on difficult rock obstacles that lead to rollovers.


Wily spy photographers have struck again, this time capturing a 2018 Ford Expedition being tested.

It appears that the test model is equipped with a Ford F-150 front end and cab. We suspect it will have some unique styling by the time it is ready for dealer showrooms. The F-150 front end was likely chosen because the body panels on the new Expedition will be made of aluminum, which will help it lose some weight.

Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. (September, 2015)
– The Jeep Grand Cherokee has long been the vehicle of choice for those of us who wanted to go off-road occasionally but didn’t want to sacrifice creature comforts with something like a Wrangler. The Grand Cherokee is a solidly built, reliable, capable machine that is available with a variety of engines. These rigs also represent a tremendous value on the used market and as such they are super common and make a great starting point for a variety of off-road builds. One area in which they could use some serious improvement however, is their exhaust system. The stock exhaust system is extremely quiet and restrictive, definitely not something an enthusiast would want. Luckily, MagnaFlow is here to help with their new cat-back system for 2011-2016 Grand Cherokees with the 5.7 liter V8 and 2014-2016 Grand Cherokees with the 3.6 liter V6.

2016 Jeep Wrangler Black Bear Edition.
Although it may be another year or two before we see the new Wrangler, depending upon whom you ask, Jeep will be offering some updates to its 2016 lineup, with one standout being its new Black Bear Special Edition Wrangler. Taking its name from the trail in Telluride, Colorado, this Wrangler is build based on a Sport model but adds unique exterior and interior features.

Dick-Cepek-logo-1-26-15Stow, Oh. – September 24, 2015 – This year, DickCepek Tires & Wheels launched a rebranding campaign that more authentically represents the company spirit and the high-quality tire and wheel products they make. The rebranding has been incorporated into a new mobile-friendly website, enhanced social platforms, new logos, apparel and a variety of marketing elements.

Established in 1958 by avid outdoorsman Dick Cepek, Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels has long been regarded as the innovator of the original adventure tire.

Suwanee, Ga. (September 22, 2015) – Leading manufacturer of high-quality Jeep® parts and accessories, Rugged Ridge, today announced that it is hitting the road with a custom designed trailer to raise the bar on their show efforts at Jeep and off-road events in 2016.

Monroe, MI
– The Monroe “Shocktober” promotion is here for September and October, enabling consumers to get four qualifying Monroe or Rancho shocks or struts for the price of three at a participating vehicle service provider or parts store.

The highly anticipated and sold out 17th annual Sand Sports Super Show in Costa Mesa, CA is this weekend at the OC Fair and Event Center.  The key companies of the UTV, Sand and Offroad Industry gather every year at this event to show off new products, the latest in innovation and kick off the local sand dune season.  This year’s show has an increased number of vendors selling out the Fairgrounds!  It is a complete weekend of activities including all the features of years past, and the inclusion of the Speed Energy Stadium Super Trucks series on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  The Sand Sports Super Show will take over the Orange County Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa on Friday from 4pm-10pm; Saturday from 9am-7pm and Sunday from 9am-4pm.

If you think traversing the backcountry in a full-equipped Jeep will cost you your first-born child, think again—this 2015 4-door Wrangler JK could be yours for the price of a fu-fu mocha. Each year, the California Four Wheel Drive Association (CAFWDA) fits a new Jeep with the newest high-tech equipment…and gives it away!