Toyo Tires offered up its newest video featuring its Open Country M/T tires fitted on a unique off-road rig by Action Vehicle Engineering. With its team driver BJ Baldwin behind the wheel, the King Shock-equipped modified 1959 British Ferret 4X4 military scout vehicle tackles a wide variety of terrain. The video, titled ‘The Ferret,’ is designed by the Toyo Tires crew to “prove that Toyo Tires Open Country tires are capable of taking any vehicle across every terrain,” but you’ll simply appreciate the crazy-looking rig tackling a little bit of everything, including forests, deserts, sand hills and water crossings.
Desert and short-course off-road racer Bryce Menzies will be using his Pro 2 race truck for something other than racing next month, as he will attempt a 300-foot off-road jump in a ghost town in the Southwest next month. The event is supported by his sponsors Red Bull and Pennzoil, and in a formal press release testing the event the jump is described as symbolizing “both the progression of his career and his leap into international racing.”
Ford today released a video and accompanying press release regarding new driver-assist technologies found in its all-new 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty truck. Ford says there are three new class-exclusive features (meaning, the first time they are found on a heavy-duty truck) found on the new Super Duty, including Adaptive cruise control, adaptive steering, and Blind Spot Information System with trailer coverage.
With its mountainous red-rock backdrop, Moab, Utah, draws in adventure seekers of all sorts every year its scenery and wide variety of outdoor activities. Off-roaders flock to the trails of Moab throughout the year, many of which were at one time uranium mining roads.
Toyo Tires has a few new faces on its team for 2016. Returning to the brand are off-road veterans Robby Gordon and BJ Baldwin, but Gustavo Vildosola, or “Tavo,” is one of the team’s newest players, while Andy McMillin also joined the team after taking a break from racing a full season in 2015.
Turbos, turbos and more turbos. Lots of turbos mounted in all sorts of ways to six-cylinder engines are featured in this lengthy but worthwhile video of SUVs partaking in an organized off-road drag race filmed at the Emirates Motorplex in the United Arab Emirates.
Much like the first incarnation of the Ford Raptor, the new Ecoboost-powered 2017 F-150 model will also feature a set of BFGoodrich tires specially developed for the off-road truck that Ford says will improve both on- and off-road performance of the truck.
If you weren’t aware that National Tire Safety Week then you’re not alone. Fortunately Toyo Tires is in the business of knowing all things tire safety, and so they’ve produced a new video series highlighting important safety reminders and tire tips to check out before hitting the road this holiday weekend.
Shot in he same area Ford did the majority of its off-road testing for the first-generation F-150 Raptor, the blue oval just whet the appetites for all those clamoring for a better look at the new EcoBoost-powered 2017 Raptor with a new video.
After the recent XP1K3, off-road racer RJ Anderson is now three videos deep in the XP1K series produced by Mad Media. In each video he pilots a heavily-modified Polaris RZR XP 1000 through a different off-road playground of jumps, obstacles and custom-built ramps. But regardless of how cool the final version of the video looks, make no mistake that Anderson and the filming crew have their share of bloopers and funny outtakes – not every stunt goes according to plan.