Ford Raptor Drift feature
Did you know that roundabouts serve a couple of different purposes? Sure, initially they were designed to improve the flow of traffic but they’re also great for practicing your drifting skills.  This guy is apparently training to be the Ford Raptor Drifting world champion.

Check out this lime-green Ford Raptor showing off drifting skills in this roundabout.

Rebelle-Rally-Off-Road-Female-12-4-15On Thursday, October 13th, the inaugural Rebelle Rally presented by Hoehn Adventures will launch on the shores of iconic Lake Tahoe.  Seventy-six women from 19 states and 4 countries will become the first competitors to take part in the women’s 10-day off-road navigation rally raid.

Ford trucks earned top honors at the Texas Auto Writers Association’s 2016 Texas Truck Rodeo, with the all-new 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty – the toughest, smartest, most capable Super Duty ever – being named “Truck of Texas,” the most prestigious award given at the 23rd annual competition.

– With the recently announced technical and advanced course of the 49th Annual SCORE Baja 1000 potentially requiring an extended length of driving time. Robby Gordon has elected to partner with experienced off-road and rally racer Damen Jefferies of Apple Valley, Calif., to take the reigns of the familiar SPEED Energy/ Toyo Tires/ KMC Wheels No. 77 Trophy Truck for a select portion of the 830-mile course.

Hurricane, UT
– Trail Hero wrapped up Saturday with a full day of trail rides, plus Bounty Hill and the Lasernut Rock Race followed by closing ceremonies in downtown Hurricane.

Visalia, Calif.
– Hellwig Products teamed up with the top aftermarket manufacturers in the industry to build a one-of-a-kind 2016 Nissan Titan XD diesel overland truck and camper for the 2016 SEMA Show. The overlanding pickup truck will be equipped with a customized Lance Camper and will make its debut on November 1st, 2016 in the Hellwig Suspension Products Booth #34075.

Jeep Girls Feature
A woman who happily encourages her man to go off-roading is a rarity.

A woman who accompanies her man off-roading is even better.

A woman who drives and can work on her own Jeep is… priceless.

Chandler, AZ
— Wether they are pro racers or pit moms, women are uniting this weekend to win the battle against breast cancer. Since 2005, the Mojave Off-Road Racing Enthusiasts (M.O.R.E.) Powder Puff event has been raising money and awareness to beat breast cancer. On Saturday, October 15, a full field of female racers head to the desert just outside Barstow, CA, to race towards a cure and once again DragonFire is proud to be participating.

Polaris-12-2-11Polaris Industries Inc. just announced this morning that it has agreed to purchase  Transamerican Auto Parts Company (“TAP”), a privately held, vertically integrated manufacturer, distributor, retailer and installer of off-road Jeep and truck accessories, for $665 million. In a press release sent out this morning, Polaris notes the purchase price implies “a multiple of approximately 9.0 times TAP’s EBITDA for the 12 months ended September 30, 2016.”

TAP sells and installs an extensive line of accessories for Jeep and truck enthusiasts, including products manufactured under its seven aftermarket brands that include Pro Comp, Rubicon Express, Smittybilt, Poison Spyder, G2, LRG and Trail Master. Transamerican Auto Parts is the largest retailer and installer in the North American market, selling through its own retail and on-line network while also supporting numerous independent accessory retailers/installers. In the last year, ending September 30, 2016, TAP has generated approximately $740 million in sales.

― To recognize the importance that racing in the Baja peninsula has had for the brand, BFGoodrich Tires has put together an enhanced contingency program for racers at the 49th Annual SCORE Baja 1000.

BFGoodrich will award $10,000 in contingency money to the overall winners of the race running exclusively on their tires.