Tag Archives: Off Road

The Best Honda Odyssey Was A ’70s Off Road Go-Kart

Many years before Honda built their now legendary Accord-based four-slamming-door high-roof miniature van, the Odyssey name was used by Honda’s Powersports division for a minimalist single-seat off-road go-kart. It weighed just under 400 pounds, and used a 250cc two-stroke ripper of an engine for personal off-road…

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I Convinced My Mom to Go Off-Roading With Me and I Don’t Know If She’ll Ever Forgive Me

One fateful day in the middle of the Texas summer, when temperatures were expected to be around 105 degrees, my mother, Jodi, and I pulled up to an off-road park outside of Dallas. It didn’t take us long to realize there wasn’t much shade out there, and that we were in over our heads with this business.

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The 2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Is Only $900 Cheaper Than A Ford Raptor

If you need a truck to do some serious off-roading, the Ford Raptor is the weapon of choice for most folks. But if you wanted something a different, Toyota will offer a Tundra TRD Pro for the 2019 model year, but it’s not cheap with a starting price of $51,275.

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Watch How You Can Tow Your Car Out of a Jam With Only Two Poles and a Rope

I’m an avid off-roader, and yet somehow I didn’t know about this brilliant method of winching out a stuck vehicle with nothing more than rope and some logs. Here’s how it works.

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2019 Range Rovers Will Be Easier to Drive in Water

The real big news about the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover and Range Rover Sport is the introduction of the P400e plug-in hybrid trim, which can apparently drive 31 miles on its battery alone. Both SUVs get a few other little updates for the new model year but a water wading depth sensor sounds like the most fun.

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Watch the 2019 Suzuki Jimny 4×4 Live Its Best Life

The 2019 Suzuki Jimny has just been redesigned for the first time since dinosaurs ruled the Earth, but it’s still the same square and plucky international off-roader we know and love. Watch it frolic and fight its way through assorted obstacles here.

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Why Big Bear in California is One of My Favorite Places to Drive

Big Bear Lake is a popular vacation spot for the hordes of human beings who live in Los Angeles, which means the joint can get pretty jammed up. But if you time it right, there are endless excellent roads and dirt trails to drive on while you enjoy the clean air you can only waft 5,000 feet above sea level. Here’s why…

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See How Tilt-Shift Photography Makes Real Cars Look Like Toys

A friend sent me this video of car noises dubbed over little toys playing in a sandbox and I thought it was pretty cute. Then I learned, no, they’re not toys at all. This is just a very strange and interesting way to photograph cars, utilized in one of the most extreme driving environments ever.

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The 1985 Amphi-Ranger Proved Every Off-Roader Should Be Amphibious

There are plenty of trucks with snorkels designed to drive through rivers and streams, but back in 1982, an oil pipeline manufacturer decided to go one step further and build an amphibious off-roader called the Amphi-Ranger, which could be both a truck and a boat with the press of a button.

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My Baja 1000 Adventure Was So Bonkers I Had To Have It Animated

It’s possible, if unlikely, that some of you may recall that I ran the world’s most brutal off-road race, the Baja 1000, late last year. I was supposed to have some cameras on the car to record the whole thing, and use that footage to make a compelling, heartwarming video that would change your life. Without cameras,…

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