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Will The Fiat 500 Baby Jeep Be The Jeepster?
Will The Fiat 500 Baby Jeep Be The Jeepster?
is reporting Chrysler's well-known plans to repackage the five-door Fiat 500X as a Jeep will revive the "Jeepster" moniker to create a new bottom-rung SUV for Jeep's lineup. It may surprise you to learn that the name is not a nod to the , but rather is a title Jeep...
Apr 21, 2024
VW Amarok Might Be Worth Moving Abroad For
VW Amarok Might Be Worth Moving Abroad For
England's has named the their "Pickup of the Year," just throwing sand in the face of us Americans who will continue to be denied access to the vehicle. Apparently the VW trumped other diesel four-door pickup competitors from Great Wall, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Ssangyong, Toyota, and Isuzu in an all-around value...
Apr 21, 2024
Extreme Sand Hill Climbing, Norwegian Style
Extreme Sand Hill Climbing, Norwegian Style
In case you missed the Formula Offroad NEZ-championship in Skien, Norway this year, has put together a rip-roaring recording of 600-1200 hp buggies blasting up the biggest sand hills in Scandinavia. You'll press play for those absurd tires, you'll stay for the jumps and rollovers. If you have to watch...
Apr 21, 2024
Will American-Made Trucks Be Mitsubishi's Return To Relevancy?
Will American-Made Trucks Be Mitsubishi's Return To Relevancy?
With the flopping on the deck like an asphyxiated fish and the demise of the Gallant and Eclipse leaving a gap in Mitsubishi's Normal, IL manufacturing facility, Mitsubishi may be looking to trucks to turn their fortunes around in the US. Mitsubishi's president Osamu Masuko told on Monday: "When you...
Apr 21, 2024
The Future Of Military Trucks Is File-Sharing
The Future Of Military Trucks Is File-Sharing
Just over a week ago, the real-life Tony Starks of the world met at the to show off their wares. Oshkosh Defense from the good ol' USA touted extensive integration of computer technology as the latest tool in their beastly combat vehicles. Since those DIN-sized CD decks from Best Buy...
Apr 21, 2024
Congressman Saves California OHV Area From Military Takeover
Congressman Saves California OHV Area From Military Takeover
The Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Area has been spared from government acquisition thanks to an initiative spearheaded by Congressman Paul Cook. It had been proposed that neighboring the U.S. Marine Corps base near Twentynine Palms would take over the park from the Bureau of Land Management, effectively closing it to...
Apr 21, 2024
30 Minutes Of Baja 1000 Action
30 Minutes Of Baja 1000 Action
Heavily-awarded performance shop and racing team has put together a half-hour summary of the action, and though it focuses on their own team it's one of my favorite recordings of the . This year's event was a momentous one full of triumphs, , and even . But if you can't...
Apr 21, 2024
Why The 2015 Ford F-150 Could Get A 2.7-Liter EcoBoost V6
Why The 2015 Ford F-150 Could Get A 2.7-Liter EcoBoost V6
It's been established that fuel economy will be a priority for the , which has sparked strong rumors about a sub three-liter variant using EcoBoost technology at the expense of a traditional, entry-level V6 option. Ford's pairing of turbocharging and direct fuel injection has proven effective across their range at...
Apr 21, 2024
Amazing R/C Stunts Will Make You Wish You Were 1/10 Scale
Amazing R/C Stunts Will Make You Wish You Were 1/10 Scale
If you can't afford to prepare a real entrant to the Dakar rally next month, you might be able to live the action vicariously with one of these 1/10th scale Robby Gordon Hummers. They're $260.00 and are apparently capable of some pretty wild jumps. It has a Titan 12-Turn 550...
Apr 21, 2024
Someone Made A Land Rover Disco Truck Then Ripped Over Whoops
Someone Made A Land Rover Disco Truck Then Ripped Over Whoops
I was about to write off this video from the as another overly dramatic dub-stepped fartfest but... wait... Is that a Series 1 Land Rover Discovery converted to a pickup? It was, and though a Defender does most of the dirty work in this video, the Disco comes off the...
Apr 21, 2024
GM's New Tech Is Designed To Stop Everyone From Stealing Their Trucks
GM's New Tech Is Designed To Stop Everyone From Stealing Their Trucks
The reports eight out of the top ten most commonly stolen vehicles are GM trucks. To assert the issue, the will be fitted with a host of new antitheft measures to keep their most popular products from ending up on KTLA police chases. In what General Motors Vehicle Security lead...
Apr 21, 2024
Buggies And Trophy Trucks In The 'Rage At The River' Race Video
Buggies And Trophy Trucks In The 'Rage At The River' Race Video
The two-day "Rage At The River" desert race in Laughlin, NV wrapped up on December 15th, and got some cool footage of the action. The Southern Nevada Off-Road Enthusiasts (SNORE) who organize the event call themselves simply "a family of off road desert racers helping to promote desert racing", but...
Apr 21, 2024
The Baja 1000 Will Be On Network TV This Week
The Baja 1000 Will Be On Network TV This Week
The race may be over and we've seen a few good , but true fans now rejoice: the event will be broadcast on ESPN2 and ABC on December 26 and 28 respectively. This is great news for everyone who was underwhelmed by the bug-ridden "live" webcast that SCORE tried to...
Apr 21, 2024
Just Listen To Robby Gordon's New Race Truck On A Dyno
Just Listen To Robby Gordon's New Race Truck On A Dyno
Robby's team is feverishly preparing for Dakar, and they've released a clip of their HST vehicle ripping through the gears on a dyno. Put your speakers up to 11, press play, and prepare to lose a few brain cells. ...
Apr 21, 2024
Ford Reportedly Showcasing Military Aluminum At 2015 Ford F-150 Launch
Ford Reportedly Showcasing Military Aluminum At 2015 Ford F-150 Launch
reports that military-grade aluminum is being prepared for the display at the Detroit Auto Show, most likely to build association with toughness. This is yet another reminder that Ford's betting hard that people won't mind trading in their workhorse for a giant aluminum can. One of Ford's challenges in selling...
Apr 21, 2024
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