Trophy Rat
If you’ve got an off-the-wall custom build in the works, you have our attention. This insane trophy truck rad rod project dubbed the “Trophy Rat” nearly broke the Internet earlier this year. It started life as a 1937 International pickup and owner/builder Keith Northrup went a little crazy from there.  It features a custom dual A-arm front suspension, designed and engineered by Northrup himself, King Shocks and a 5.7L GM LS6 powerplant, in addition to a host of other custom goodies. Recently we heard Keith was hoping to find a spot for it in a booth at SEMA. Any takers? We have a sneaky suspicion that the Trophy Rat would draw a lot of attention.

Trophy Truck Rollover
Sometimes running wide open can come back to bite you.  There is a thin line between pushing the envelope and stepping off of it.  This video of a trophy truck (or Trick Truck, as BITD likes to call it) rollover shows that this racer may have crossed that line.

Bluewater Challenge Pics
In case you missed it, the 2016 Best in the Desert Bluewater Desert Challenge was another off-road race for the books.  Check out these five epic photos from the off-road race held this past weekend from the track near the Bluewater Resort and Casino in Parker, Arizona.

Never Lift feature
It takes a certain level of courage, a lot of guts and maybe one or two loose screws in the head to be willing to drive off-road vehicles like they were meant to be driven. This video of Jerry Larimore embodies the phrase “never lift.”  In fact, Jerry “never lifts” so well that his spare parts can’t even hold on any longer! Check out the video below.

Dune Season Feature
If you live in the southwest, the summer drought rears its ugly head in more ways than one. When the weather finally breaks and it’s time to load up and head for the dunes we tend to get a little excited.  This video pretty much sums up how we feel when we’re getting ready for dune season and our first real trip of the season.

Pre Runer Jump Feature
Seeing a motorcycle or an ATV jump a rhythm section is one thing. Being able to hit consecutive jumps in a truck, with more weight and horsepower (and a smaller margin of error), is quite a bit different. Check out this awesome video clip of this pre-runner airing it out on these huge back to back jumps.

SCORE-Rosarito-Desert-Challenge-Logo-8-12-16ROSARITO BEACH, Mexico — Steadiness to the finish line earned Mexico’s veteran Juan Carlos Lopez the overall and SCORE Trophy Truck division victory Saturday at the internationally-televised Rosarito Beach 20th SCORE Desert Challenge in Rosarito Beach, Mexico.

With a special race format, Round 3 of the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship is being held through Sunday in Mexico’s Baja California. Starting and finishing just south of Rosarito Beach, the colorful resort area on the Pacific Ocean located just 19 miles from the U.S. Border south of San Diego. The actual start/finish area, hot pits and primary spectator area is located at Los Manantiales off of old Highway 1 south of central Rosarito.

Carlos Apdaly Lopez crossed the finish physically in the first position, but penalties looked to have cost him the victory.

Carlos Apdaly Lopez crossed the finish physically in the first position, but penalties looked to have cost him the victory. Photo:

SCORE addressed the penalties of the overall first Trophy Truck finisher at the 48th Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000 desert race, as Mexico’s Carlos Apdaly Lopez received time penalties from SCORE race officials Saturday morning for two course violations. The penalties cost Lopez the overall and SCORE Trophy Truck race victory.

In an attempt to win a bet with playboy Dan Bilzerian, BJ Baldwin gets dripped off via helicopter at his 800-horsepower trophy truck with one goal: Get down through the town in Baja and down to the beach to meet up with Dan and a number of bikini-clad ladies in under 20 minutes.

SCORE-Logo-12-20-11POMONA, Calif. — Held amidst the festive atmosphere of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo at the expansive SCOREville exhibit, official early entries from 27 U.S. States and 11 countries were included the drawing for start positions and qualifying orders in various classes for the upcoming 46th Anniversary of the legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race.

For this year’s granddaddy of all desert races, which will be held Nov. 13, Saturday’s drawing for the mammoth finale of the 2012 SCORE Desert Series was held in the unique SCOREville exhibit at this weekend’s Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif.

The SCOREville exhibit in Building 5 at the Off-Road Expo is a salute to SCORE Baja Legends concludes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.