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Los Angeles Drivers Avoiding Gridlock Find Themselves Trapped In The Sands Of Time

A helicopter traffic camera flying over Los Angeles gridlock found something funny going on. Some motorists, desperate to not be stuck in traffic, tried to drive through a field of sand and a bunch of them got hilariously stuck anyway.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Two Little Pieces Of The Toyota FJ Cruiser Are Coming Back

Last week Toyota announced its revised 2019 TRD Pro lineup which basically puts better suspensions on the venerable Tacoma, Tundra and 4Runner. All three will come in a color we haven’t seen since the FJ Cruiser, and the 4Runner gets one more carryover from Toyota’s beloved but abandoned Wrangler rival. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Gets A Goddamned Snorkel

Toyota has coyly confirmed there will be “new” 2019 TRD Pro off-road models, plural, teasing this picture of a Tacoma with a factory snorkel(!) and implying that the 4Runner and/or Tundra will get some new off-road goodies soon as well. As ever, I’m tentatively intrigued.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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I Really Hope Preservation Becomes A Trend In The Off-Road World

The American southwest is heaven on Earth for off-road enthusiasts. There are big tracts of different terrain types you can legally run 4x4s and motorbikes across, which is awesome. To help keep things that way, people running the Mint 400 are being proactive about preserving these kinds of places.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Oh Dang I Found My Truck’s Daddy

RM Sotheby’s is auctioning this heavily modified 1977 International Scout II Traveler at a huge sale in Arizona, where it’s apparently expected to bring “$70,000 to $90,000.” I think it’s neat because it’s exactly like my truck. Kind of. But also, if that price prediction is accurate, this might be the most expensive…Read more… Continue […]

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The 2017 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Is The Best Version Of An Honest Old Truck

With five windows wide open and ocean breeze flowing through the cab, our 2017 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro bounded over Pismo Beach’s dunes like a golden retriever in hot pursuit of a tennis ball. No special “sand mode.” No fancy forced induction. Just a snarling V8 and an overstuffed driver’s seat. And it felt so […]

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Tomorrow Only You Can Watch Off-Road Racing At A Movie Theatre

More than a decade ago, director Dana Brown gave us the quintessential Baja movie Dust To Glory. Today, you’ll still hear desert racers and rallyists tell you about how the film turned them on to motorsports. And tomorrow, you can catch the sequel. In a real live megaplex theatre near you.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Meet America’s New Hope For Domination In The World’s Toughest Rally Race

Three years ago I ran into Red Bull-backed off-road racer Bryce Menzies in a bar in Iquique, Chile. He was scouting the Dakar Rally- the 5,000-odd mile endurance challenge named after a place in Africa hosted by a French outfit in South America. Next year, he’s finally getting into the pilot’s seat of an X-Raid […]

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Re-Bodying A Nissan Patrol As A VW Bus Is All Our Muddy Dreams Come True

We don’t know whether we should call this creation a Nissan Patrol or a Volkswagen Bus at this point, but it gets very muddy and that’s all that really matters. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Off-Road Videos Are My Kryptonite

This may surprise you, but I wasn’t always the slick-hair, leather-jacket wearing cool guy you see today. No, believe it or not, I didn’t go out much in college. Instead, on Friday and Saturday nights, I sat in my dorm and watched off-road videos for hours. I couldn’t help it.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The City Of Ensenada Is Embracing Its Image As An Off-Road Racing Capital

The City of Ensenada is a vibrant port town a couple hours south of the U.S. border that derives a lot of commerce from two things: visiting cruise ship guests and off-road racers. This week, the city has apparently deepened its relationship with the racing community by setting up a Hollywood Stars style…Read more… Continue […]

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