Cars & TrucksArchive
Chevy debuted its new Colorado ZR2 on Tuesday night at the L.A. Auto Show and the truck (available April 2017) is clearly designed to dethrone the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro as America’s mid-size, off-road vehicle of choice.
Who needs a van when you have a sidecar adventure rig?
The Army's next troop carrier might be fueled by hydrogen
This, folks, is how to customize a motorcycle
Last weekend, hundreds of Overlanders converged for the annual Overland Expo East at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. These DIY adventure-travel enthusiasts spend their time and money outfitting off-road trucks and SUVs with state-of-the-art adventure and survival goodies, including rooftop tents, on-board solar, and axes. Lots and lots of axes. For three days, the car owners participated in clinics like “Machete Use: Maintenance and Safety for Overlanders” and navigated a muddy off-road course. Meanwhile, we ogled their drool-worthy rigs—from retrofitted ambulances to burly Subaru Outbacks. Here are some of our favorites.
We wanted to know why certain cars win in certain states, so we called the people who track the stats
A fully-featured adventure trailer you can tow with your Subie
The next generation of adventure vehicles will be unstoppable, off-road beasts
Meet the off-road vehicle that assembles like an Ikea project
Damn, this is a good looking bike
We've long loved Land Cruisers. This new model is supremely capable—for an eye-watering high price.
All you have to do is visit a National Park and get very, very lucky
A classic, now with some modern off-road upgrades
Serious upgrades make this the most capable wildland vehicle we’ve ever seen
An Aussie-built towable to get you farther into the backcountry
A rare FJ45LV, immaculately returned to its original condition
Jay Nelson contracted the road-trip bug in the 1980s when his parents took him and his sisters on a romp across Europe in a VW Vanagon. Afterward they shipped the van back to California so they could keep rolling across the American West. “Those are some of my best childhood memories,” says Nelson.
In 2009, Mike Sandone and his soon-to-be wife, Sofie, took an epic road trip across the mountains, beaches, and salt flats of Sonora, Mexico, in an old Jeep Wrangler. They wanted to be highly mobile, so most nights they slept in the cramped car. Sandone kept a checklist of…
Back in the eighties, vintage Land Cruisers were fetish objects to Tim McGrath and his buddies at Albuquerque’s Eldorado High School. During his junior year, McGrath was ecstatic to find a dark green 1974 FJ40 decaying in a barn. He scoured out the mud, mice nests, and chicken shit, then spent weekends testing the truck on camping excursions in the local mountains.
On November 2, 2014, then 28-year-old Stephan Shay ran the toughest race of his life. Not only was the New York City Marathon freezing cold and rainy, but eight years earlier, Shay’s older brother Ryan died from a heart attack on the same course during an Olympic Trials race, also at the age of 28. Shay finished fourth among Americans and sixteenth overall.
James Crowe didn’t start out a motorcycle guy. After a childhood filled with romping around the British Columbia backcountry on skis and mountain bikes, he became fascinated with combustion-powered vehicles and landed an apprenticeship at Steve’s Auto Restorations, a legendary shop in Portland, Oregon, in 2006.
You might have seen more Toyota four-wheel drives than normal on the roads around Ouray, Colorado, this past week. That’s because the town just hosted the annual FJ Summit, where Toyota owners gather with their FJ Cruisers, Tacomas, and 4Runners to drive the area’s many scenic high-alpine passes.
With a top speed of 187 miles per hour, the Bentayga is the fastest SUV ever
It's relatively fuel efficient and also wildly capable
Nemo, the New Hampshire-based camping brand, builds a lustworthy 4x4
Mulliner, Bentley's in-house customization shop, spent three months turning this Bentayga into the ultimate fly-fishing adventure vehicle
A concept turned reality
For a certain breed of adventurous souls, the key to happiness is a road machine that forever stokes their desire to chase fun. Looking at these seven dream rigs, it's hard not to want to play along.
Rooftop camping just got even more convenient, thanks to this sleek hardshell design
Professional mountain biker Andrew Taylor (sponsored by brands including Adidas, Norco, Gravity, Bell, Kenda, and Smith) knew he wanted to hit the open road. Originally he thought he’d buy a classic VW bus, but then he found this 1994 Ford E350 short bus for $2,000 on Craigslist.
We looked at the data and found that these seven cars and trucks were the most likely to get past the 200,000-mile mark
Part SUV, part military transport
Why this Flying Cloud 23FB will be the ultimate office and mobile adventure testing unit
The ultimate two-wheeled, off-road machine
Warning: This gallery will make you want to upgrade your Subie
With rock rails, built-in LEDs, and 18-inch mud tires. Oh my.
Long hauls to the mountains can get boring. More often than not, any beautiful landscape outside the car window is blocked by a huge serving of McDonald’s fries plastered on the side of a semi-truck. Now, a new project in Spain is transforming these eyesores into something people will actually want to look at. For the Truck Art Project, some of Spain’s best contemporary artists are partnering with commercial shipping company Palibex to convert 100 out-of-service trucks into moving canvases. The project launched with 10 trucks this February, with plans to introduce more this year.
If you’re going to buy a VW bus, it should be this one