Upland, CA – For those of you familiar with the vintage 1957 Chevrolet sedan bodied desert racing car known as the Rippin Rooster, rest assured that it will be back better than ever when the 2016 NORRA Mexican 1000 takes place April 23-27. If you are not familiar with the car, owned by racer Jim Riley, you should check out the story of the 2015 NORRA race in the January 2016 issue of Hot Rod Magazine, or a lengthy 11 page story in Roadkill Magazine issue #2, on the newsstands now. You will also find stories at several online magazines, and posts to Face Book: Jim Riley, Twitter: @azuniajim or Instagram: @jimriley68 and @jimrileyracing.
Valcourt, Québec – Can-Am X-Team members wrapped up their Grand National Cross Country season in dominating fashion, winning six classes, the SxS overall and securing two Pro class championships at the Ironman event in Indiana. Can-Am Maverick 1000R pilot Kyle Chaney and Renegade X xc 800R racer Bryan Buckhannon successfully repeated as XC1 Pro SxS and 4×4 Pro ATV class champions, respectively.
SCORE International held qualifying last night at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the 2015 Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000 that will take place in just a few weeks in Baja California, Mexico. As part of the 2015 SEMA Show week, racers lined up and paraded out to the speedway from the 2015 SEMA Show, which is currently being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Nissan has been building anticipation for its new Cummins-powered Titan XD, and finally we’ll get a chance next week to drive the truck and actually report on it. But at SEMA, we were afforded a few chances to see the “Truck of Texas” in a few different configurations at the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, with none being more intriguing to us that the Nissan and Cummins collaboration to go for the Land Speed Record with its new Titan XD Triple Nickel.
If you want to get your hands on the new Wrangler Red Rock Concept vehicle, you get better do so quickly. Along with a new Ram Rebel X truck concept, FCA yesterday unveiled a new concept Jeep Wrangler that pays homage to one of the coolest off-road locations in the world – and there will only be 50 of the Wranglers made!
RENO, Nev. — Following the fourth of five races in the 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship, 10 of SCORE’s toughest drivers remain in the hunt to earn 2015 SCORE Milestone Awards. Last month’s Rigid Industries SCORE Imperial Valley 250 was run on a rugged 288.3-mile course near Plaster City, Calif. on Sept. 26.
Suwanee, GA – Omix-ADA® and Rugged Ridge® today announced that TV personality and model, Arianny Celeste, will appear as a celebrity guest at the company’s Off Road Success Center in the Upper South Hall Lobby during the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas on November 3-6.
Celeste, best known as for her work as a ring girl for the UFC, also co-hosts the automotive reality TV show Overhaulin’, in which a team of builders create a complete custom car or truck in just a matter of days. Each episode of the program ends with the surprise reuniting of the vehicle’s owner with their newly made-over vehicle.