Shortest Offroad Race
We’re not real really sure what you call this particular format but “trench racing” seems to fit the bill, and it’s probably the world’s shortest off-road race to boot. It’s interesting to note the different strategies of the drivers in this video. Some enter fast only to bounce off the opposite wall, while others crawl off the ledge and maintain a steady speed up the other side. Regardless, our hat’s off to whoever came up with this unique and very spectator friendly sport, also known as the world’s shortest off-road race. Check it out.

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On the heels of a successful launch of the inaugural Rebelle Rally Presented By Hoehn Adventures, the 2017 edition will return to California and Nevada Oct. 12-22, 2017. Registration officially opens on November 15th with 60 coveted team spots up for grabs.

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– Mickey Thompson was presented with a Project Excellence Award by Ford Motor Company at the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in recognition of its custom 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty built by Mike Duval of X-Treme Toyz.   

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Land Rover held the North American debut of the all-new 2017 Discovery SUV at an interactive consumer popup in Venice in Los Angeles on Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Along with a host of active displays and demonstrations, Land Rover invited locals big-wave surfer Laird Hamilton and champion volleyball player wife Gabby Reece to help kick off the interactive display that’s open to the public until Monday, November 14th.  

Although this custom Dodge Ram was at Off-Road Expo, we got a much better look at it in the Nitto booth.

Although this custom Dodge Ram was at Off-Road Expo, we got a much better look at it in the Nitto booth.

You couldn’t walk more than 5 feet at this year’s SEMA Show without seeing or bumping into a truck. Trucks greeted SEMA Show attendees at hall entrances, and the edges of each side of the convention center, and they were pretty much everywhere you looked.

We already highlight some of the bro-dozers at this year’s show in the 7 Trucks That Will Never See Dirt, but this was another batch of rigs that caught our eye for one reason or another. Check out these cool trucks we captured at this year’s show.

BFGoodrich-Logo-2-19-13BFGoodrich Tires announced last week at the 2016 SEMA Show that it will be the exclusive tire of the 2017 Jeep Jamboree USA season. Jeep Jamboree USA offers more than 30 trail rides and events across the country to try and encourage Jeep owners to get the most adventure from their vehicle.

Most Jamborees are typically over the weekend as two-day events, with a focus on family activities that cater to novice and expert Jeepers alike. Jeep Jamboree provides experienced guides to help navigate and educate Jeep owners at each event.

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Addictive Desert Designs (ADD) and Springfield Armory joined forces for an awesome off-road build constructed with a tactical focus – and it’s unlike any other 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor we saw on the SEMA Show floor in 2016.

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For the automotive aftermarket, SEMA is all about showing off the latest and greatest gear, and more often than not that comes in the form of vehicle builds around the Las Vegas Convention Center. There’s everything from mild to wild, but there’s also plenty of trucks and SUVs that go so far over the top that they reach a level of absurdity.

That leads us to this collection of trucks. Although fitted with suspension lifts and aftermarket wheels, in spite of the aggressive tires these trucks and Jeeps at the 2016 SEMA Show will live their lives on asphalt and never see the dirt.

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– A.R.E. Accessories has created an exciting 2016 Ford F-150 project truck that will debut at the 2016 SEMA show in Las Vegas November 1-4, 2016.  A.R.E.’s Gold Standard vehicle brings together some of the best products in the industry all in one build. The highly customized vehicle is outfitted with gold standard exterior and interior upgrades that optimize performance and design with an attention-demanding gold tonal paint job.

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Photo: Kritine Cline

Cypress, Calif. – Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc., a leading manufacturer of off-road and street performance tires, is excited to announce that Team Nitto driver Jason Scherer has been crowned the 2016 Ultra4 National Champion after placing 3rd in the final race of the season held at Wild West Motorsports Park in Reno, Nevada this past Saturday. Nitto’s team of off-road racers also swept the Ultra4 Western Regional series with a 1-2-3 finish for Erik Miller, Jason Scherer, and Shannon Campbell, who competed all season long on the tough and capable Nitto Trail Grappler M/T tire.