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Ford unveiled its 2018 F-150 today leading up to the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week. The updated F-150, as reported last week when we posted photos of a prototype on the streets, features a new front and rear styling, advanced technologies, and it will include a new 3.0-liter Power Stroke V6 turbo diesel and updated V6 and V8 gas engines.

Dirt-Logo-Best-in-the-Desert-1-26-16Best In The Desert sent out a press release today noting that director Casey Folks suffered a medical episode this morning and is currently receiving treatment. The races today for the GMZ UTV Winter Nationals Parker “250” presented by Polaris RZR will run as originally posted, and there will be no changes to the rest of the weekend’s activities.

Sunday’s pre-fun run for the BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker “425” presented by Impact will also be held as originally planned. Best in the Desert says further updates will be provided as additional information becomes available.

 

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a recall for aftermarket company Omix Ada. It also announced three recalls for Jeep models, though FCA reports there are no injuries or accidents associated with any of these campaigns. Read the specifics on each from NHTSA below.

FMX Fail
Whether it’s a backflip, a front flip or even just a standard superman, we tip our hat to any of the brave souls who are willing to risk life and limb by riding freestyle motocross. Becoming disconnected from your machine in mid air is every FMX rider’s greatest fear, and this poor guy missed his grab holds and suffered the consequences of a serious FMX fail (#fridayfail).  Hopefully he walked away from it.

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Amid all the hand wringing and social media sobbing over the celebrities we’ve lost in 2016, no one thought to mention the Jeep Compass and Patriot — strong-selling, affordable yet archaic vehicles that were loathed by the automotive press.

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Hall of Famer Rob MacCachren is one of the most decorated off-road racers to ever have laid his tires to the dirt. MacCachren has won everyone off-road race imaginable … except The Mint 400.

Safety Line
We get it.  Taking the time to secure a safety line can be a nuisance, and more often than not they get in the way. However, tying off to another vehicle or one of the many trees in the area very likely would have saved this guy from a huge tumble down this hillside. Please excuse the language, as you can imagine, the people standing by were a little shocked.

SCORE-Logo-11-28-11ENSENADA, Mexico — Preparing to start the new year in a dynamic way, tickets are still available for next Saturday’s annual SCORE Awards Night. SCORE International will celebrate at the transformed SCORE Tech Shop in El Cajon, Calif., just east of San Diego.

At the SCORE Awards night, nearly 400 SCORE racers, family, friends, crews, sponsors and media will bask in the Southern California sunshine to honor the history and fame of the name which is the standard for desert racing worldwide while celebrating the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship.

RJ Anderson Double Jump
Everyone in the UTV industry pretty much knows RJ Anderson is fearless, but driving a UTV requires a lot more skill than just hitting the gas peddle. Case in point: this perfectly executed RZR jump.  Jumping a double on any motorized vehicle leaves a small margin for error, and RJ airs it out like a pro and land perfectly on the down ramp. Check out his precision driving.

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January 5, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich.
– The Mopar brand, born on August 1, 1937, as a contraction of the words “Motor Parts,” celebrates 80 years in 2017, marking an amazing evolution over eight decades. First introduced as the name of a line of antifreeze products, the Mopar brand has since transformed to encompass total service, parts and customer care for FCA vehicle owners around the globe.