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Event | BITD Pahrump Nugget 250

/ Pahrump, NV

The Best in the Desert Racing Association is bringing back a classic event from its archives. The Pahrump Nugget 250 will be a chase race with 7 pits along the way, finishing in the Pahrump Nugget Hotel & Casino parking lot. Saturday, December 3 is race day, with an awards presentation on Sunday. For those not racing, there’s still plenty to do. Spectators can look forward to the Team Ford welcome party, the Pahrump Nugget BBQ & Beer Garden, and the Azunia Tequila after party.

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Event | Goodguys 19th Southwest Nationals

/ WestWorld of Scottsdale

The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association closes out 2016 with the 19th Southwest Nationals in Scottsdale, AZ. In addition to what you’ve come to expect from Goodguys events—like over 3,000 rods, customs, classics, muscle cars, and trucks; Goodguys autocross; and vendor exhibits—there’s a little extra oomph on this weekend. For one, Meguiar’s is presenting their picks for the “Top 12 Cars & Trucks of the Year.” Then, there’s the Duel in the Desert AutoCross Finals Shootout, after which...

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Event | Import Face-Off

/ Autoclub Dragway

When Cliff Wallace founded Import Face-Off in 2001, he had no idea it would ignite enthusiasts, spawn a legion of fans, and grow into a touring series that features 45 events in 2016 alone. When IFO makes a stop at the Autoclub Dragway in Fontana, CA, expect all the accoutrement of this lifestyle movement: car, truck, and bike shows; quarter-mile drag racing; a stereo crank-it-up contest; bikini contest; burnout contest; drift exhibitions; DJs; vendors; and more.

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Event | Easter Jeep Safari

/ Moab, UT

It’s four-wheeling Mecca in Moab. Join the Red Rock 4-Wheelers as they host the 2017 Easter Jeep Safari. The nine-day event features about nine different official trail runs each day, with eight trails recently added to the lineup. The event culminates in “Big Saturday,” a massive run with groups going in all different directions to all sorts of trails. While the event does have “Jeep” in the name, there’s no restriction on what kind of truck you bring — just no ATVs or UTVs. On the other...

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Event | GMZ UTV Winter Nationals Parker 250

/ BlueWater Resort and Casino

Blow off the winter blues with the first race of 2017 BITD season. The Parker 250, a motorcycle, quad, and UTV event, will take place in Parker, AZ, which means plenty of sun to go along with the racing. Friday is dedicated to an industry showcase of UTVs and accessories, as well as some fun as UTV teams compete for the fastest simulated pit stop. Saturday’s racing action goes all day, with the winner of the Production Class going home with a new 2017 Polaris RZR XP1000. For more...

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Event | BlueWater Resort and Casino Parker 425

/ BlueWater Resort and Casino

The Best in the Desert Racing Association gets the car and truck racing going with the Parker 425. Get into Parker, AZ on Thursday to see the Downtown Experience, a parade of all the race vehicles, along with live entertainment. There will also be the Pit Crew Challenge at the Downtown Experience. Contingency and technical inspection take place at the BlueWater Resort & Casino on Friday. Racing gets underway on Saturday with two separate starts: one for the open wheeled and smaller class...

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Event | King of the Hammers

/ Johnson Valley, CA

Baja’s tough, but if you ask off-road racing legend Rob MacCachren, he'll tell you King of the Hammers is even tougher. Ultra4’s combination of desert racing and rock crawling puts man and machine to the ultimate test, with plenty for spectators and racers alike to enjoy. The headlining King of the Hammers race takes place on February 10, but there’s a full week of racing and recreation to enjoy, including the Smittybilt Every Man Challenge. For more: https://ultra4racing.com/

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Story | Hands-on Training

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If you’re going to have an off-roading mentor, it’s hard to do better than Rod Hall. John Jennings shares a recollection of his time working with his father and the Rod Hall Racing family.

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Story | A Different Kind of Canyon Carver

Posted on / Posted by Marcos Quezada

Off-roading is in Marcos Quezada’s blood. When he was a kid, Marcos would tag along with his father to the Off-Highway Vehicle areas of the Azusa Canyon in the San Gabriel Mountains, just north of Los Angeles. It was there, among mud-shredding Blazers, Jimmys, F-150s, and Jeeps that a young Marcos developed a strong interest in off-road vehicles. Now at age 19 Marcos is the proud owner of a 1991 Jeep Cherokee XJ.

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Story | Recap: King of the Hammers 2017

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Last week, the BFGoodrich Garage went on the road to Johnson Valley, CA, to take in Ultra4 Racing’s season opener: the King of the Hammers. For those who weren’t able to join us in the desert, we bring you a recap of the highlights.

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Story | Business and Pleasure

Posted on / Posted by Darryl Krapf

Like so many of our stories, Darryl’s begins with his father and a love of cars that now spans three generations.

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Event | 13th Texas Spur Jeep Jamboree

/ Llano, TX

This Classic Jamboree takes place in Texas Hill Country, which means attendees will be contending with some of the toughest terrain in Texas. Trail ratings range from 6-9, and includes terrain such as granite domes, rock climbs, and sandy draws. The trail system wraps around Watch Mountain near the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. Please note: Jeeps with tires over 37 inches will not be allowed to participate. For more: https://jeepjamboreeusa.com/trips/texas-spur/

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Event | UTV World Championship

/ Laughlin, NV

Laughlin, NV, becomes the center of the UTV, motorcycle, and quad universe for the Polaris RZR UTV World Championship. This event will have two races: a BITD championship points race, as well as a UTV short course race. There’s a welcome party on the 13th, with registration, tech inspection, and contingency taking place on April 14. There will also be a family poker run on the 14th. The races themselves take place on April 15, with brand new Polaris RZR XP Turbos at stake for the winners of...

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Event | The Mitty

/ Braselton, GA

Vintage race cars get their day in the sun at The Mitty at Road Atlanta. This event is as much motorsport spectacle as it is historical celebration, with legendary race cars from all eras making appearances. Porsche is the featured marque for 2017, and as such, the event is offering a tour of the Porsche Experience Center. Other activities include ride and drive opportunities, a skidpad challenge, and the Concours d’Lemons show, which will satisfy any gearhead’s attraction to the rare and...

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Event | Nevada 200 Trailride

/ Caliente, NV

Best in the Desert hosts the 33rd annual Motion Pro Nevada 200 Trailride with Harden Offroad. While this event isn’t part of the BITD racing series, that doesn’t mean it’ll be lacking in excitement. Join off-road legends and personalities for fun and fellowship, not to mention over 200 miles of off-road motorcycle riding. Please note: This trailride is not recommended for novices. For more: http://bitd.com/nv-200-trail-ride/

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Event | Mint 400

/ Las Vegas, NV

The Great American Off-Road Race gets rolling in Las Vegas on March 1 with a vehicle procession and kickoff party. The next few days are a blur of activity, with time trials, pit crew challenges, meet and greets, tech inspections, and contingency. Racers take off from the start line on Saturday, March 4. Spectators can view the race from five spectator areas along the race route. For more: http://themint400.com/

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Event | Texas Unlimited Off-Road Expo

/ Fort Worth, TX

Where else would the biggest off-road expo take place? As they say, everything’s bigger in Texas, and it’ll be hard to top the list of exhibitors and activities that are coming to the Texas Motor Speedway. In addition to vendor booths, expo attendees can enjoy activities like the BFGoodrich obstacle course, the Summit Racing show and shine, the Jeep and truck parade on Sunday, and more. For more: http://uorexpo.com/tx/

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Event | Goodguys 35th All American Get-Together

/ Pleasanton, CA

The Goodguys Rod and Custom Association descends on the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, CA, for the 35th All American Get-Together. Expect over 3,000 hot rods, classic muscle cars and trucks, and custom vehicles to show up for this event. An indoor car show, Goodguys autocross, a dragster exhibition, and more round out this car show. For more: https://www.good-guys.com/aagt-2017

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Event | San Felipe 250

/ San Felipe, Baja California, MX

The 2017 season of SCORE desert racing kicks off with the 31st running of the San Felipe 250. This single-loop race takes place on April 1, but qualifying, tech inspections, and contingency fill out the preceding days. For more: http://score-international.com...2017-san-felipe-250/

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Story | Trail Off

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Moose Halstead's trip to the Rubicon Trail turned out to be a little more interesting — and frustrating — than he had bargained for.

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Story | Tough Enough

Posted on / Posted by Andrew St Pierre White

Andrew St Pierre White knows better than most what it means to rely on your tires. The Australian adventure travel writer, commentator, and filmmaker has been to some of the most remote locations in the world with little to no support. With a 4x4 vehicle as his primary lifeline, the tires he uses are as close as you can get to a life-or-death decision. Here, St Pierre White tells us how he came to use BFGoodrich tires.

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Story | Recap: Texas Unlimited Off-Road Dealer Experience

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There’s no better way to learn about tires than to experience them in person. BFGoodrich arrived at the Texas Motor Speedway before the Texas Unlimited Off-Road Show & Expo to give area dealers a chance to put All-Terrain T/A KO2 and g-Force COMP-2 A/S tires through their paces.

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Story | Golden Ticket

Posted on / Posted by Josh Bertschy

You always remember your firsts. Although Josh Bertschy has been an off-roader all his life — he worked in an off-road shop after high school, owned Baer Tracks off-road shop, now owns AGR Performance Steering, and has also run numerous SCORE races — 2017 was the first year he raced in the King of the Hammers. Although Bertschy didn’t finish the race, the journey from build to race day created more than a few memories.

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Story | On the Ground: Cesar Garcia

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We talked with experienced and inexperienced off-roaders alike at the Texas Unlimited Off-Road Expo and Show after they experienced the BFGoodrich obstacle course on KO2s. Here's what Cesar Garcia had to say.

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Story | On the Ground: Jacob Buckley

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We talked with experienced and inexperienced off-roaders alike at the Texas Unlimited Off-Road Expo and Show after they experienced the BFGoodrich obstacle course on KO2s. Here's what Jacob Buckley had to say.

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Story | On the Ground: Phillip and Emily Soelter

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We talked with experienced and inexperienced off-roaders alike at the Texas Unlimited Off-Road Expo and Show after they experienced the BFGoodrich obstacle course on KO2s. Here’s what Phillip and Emily Soelter had to say about the experience and what it means to be Driver Enough.

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Story | On the Ground: Joe Baughman

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We talked with experienced and inexperienced off-roaders alike at the Texas Unlimited Off-Road Expo and Show after they experienced the BFGoodrich obstacle course on KO2s. Joe Baughman brought his own Jeep to the party. Here's what he had to say about our tires.

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Story | On the Ground: Walter and Lillian Johansen

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We talked with experienced and inexperienced off-roaders alike at the Texas Unlimited Off-Road Expo and Show after they experienced the BFGoodrich obstacle course on KO2s. Walter and Lillian Johansen have been thinking about going off-road, and this demo course gave them a good idea of what to look forward to.

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Story | Recap: Texas Unlimited Off-Road Expo and Show

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Everything’s bigger in Texas, and nowhere was that more evident than at the Texas Unlimited Off-Road Show & Expo Presented by BFGoodrich Tires.

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Story | On the Ground: Robin Brooks

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We talked with experienced and inexperienced off-roaders alike at the Texas Unlimited Off-Road Expo and Show after they experienced the BFGoodrich obstacle course on KO2s. Although Robin Brooks had gone off-roading before, this was her first time driving. When she finished, she couldn’t stop smiling.

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Story | On the Ground: Hector Gonzalez

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We talked with experienced and inexperienced off-roaders alike at the Texas Unlimited Off-Road Expo and Show after they experienced the BFGoodrich obstacle course on KO2s. Here's what Hector Gonzales had to say about riding with his sons, as well as his experience with BFGoodrich tires on his work trucks.

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Story | On the Ground: Bruce and Pam Hunter

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We talked with experienced and inexperienced off-roaders alike at the Texas Unlimited Off-Road Expo and Show after they experienced the BFGoodrich obstacle course on KO2s. Here's what Bruce & Pam Hunter, who own DFW Camper Corral, a truck parts and accessories store, had to say about the experience.

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Story | On the Ground: Thomas Prichard and Brittany Lucio

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We talked with experienced and inexperienced off-roaders alike at the Texas Unlimited Off-Road Expo and Show after they experienced the BFGoodrich obstacle course on KO2s. Here's what Thomas Prichard and Brittany Lucio had to say about the experience.

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Story | On the Ground: Keith Shelley

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We talked with experienced and inexperienced off-roaders alike at the Texas Unlimited Off-Road Expo and Show after they experienced the BFGoodrich obstacle course on KO2s. Here's what Keith Shelly had to say.

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Story | On the Ground: Jonathon Fajardo

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We talked with experienced and inexperienced off-roaders alike at the Texas Unlimited Off-Road Expo and Show after they experienced the BFGoodrich obstacle course on KO2s. Here's what R/C truck enthusiast Jonathon Fajardo had to say about driving on life-size tires.

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Story | Nose for Adventure

Posted on / Posted by Nate Day

When Nate Day was growing up, his father was what you could call an armchair off-roader. He loved to read off-road magazines and show young Nate the adventures you could have with the right vehicle and the right location. But Nate wasn’t satisfied to live vicariously through the pages of a magazine. He wanted to experience the adventure himself. And now, along with his four sons, Nate is creating his own stories. And he’s finally gotten his dad in on the fun.

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Story | Chasing Light

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In December 2016, Eddy Gotink and five other irrepressible off-roaders made their way to North Cape, Norway. Their reward? Communion with nature, the Northern Lights, and a lifetime of memories.

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Story | Beach Chief

Posted on / Posted by Tyler Ruby

As the former Wrangler brand manager, Tyler Ruby knows better than most what it means to be a Jeeper. Although he is now senior director of OE and off-road at Webasto and brand director of Black Forest by Webasto, he still retains a love for the Jeep brand. We met up with Ruby at the 2017 Easter Jeep Safari, where he had just taken delivery of his brand new Jeep build.

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Story | We're at Easter Jeep Safari

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It's Monday. Normally, we might gripe and groan about it being the start of another work week, but today is no ordinary Monday, and this is no ordinary week. That's because this week is Easter Jeep Safari, and the BFGoodrich Tires Garage is in Moab.

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Story | Trail Trials

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Victor Nguyen always dreamed of visiting the Grand Canyon on dirt. A few months ago, after four years of planning routes and ironing out dates, he and a group of fellow off-roaders finally made the journey, which consisted of 500 off-road miles through downed trees, ice and mud, rainstorms, sub-freezing temperatures, and multiple nights camping at some of the most remote points along the edge of the Grand Canyon. Was it worth it?

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Story | Recap: Easter Jeep Safari 2017

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If Jeeping is a religion, then Easter Jeep Safari in Moab is the promised land. Over the course of the week, this mecca of off-roading saw thousands of Jeeps — from daily drivers to dedicated rock crawlers — drive up and down Main Street on the way to Moab staples and the area’s plentiful trails.

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Story | On the Ground: Tom Bingenheimer

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Jeepers may get top billing when it comes to Easter Jeep Safari, but that doesn’t stop other four-wheelers from coming out to play. We met Tom Bingenheimer, owner of tube-bending shop Affordable Bender, at the BFGoodrich Garage, where he was taking advantage of the tools and space to work on his built Toyota Tacoma before heading back out on the trails.

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Event | Red Bull GRC Rounds 3 and 4

/ Thompson, CT

Get ready for a double-header. Red Bull GRC heads to New England for the third and fourth rounds of this season. With twelve total rounds scheduled, the chase for the points championship will start taking shape. With practice laps, qualifying, and racing throughout the day, there’s plenty of on-track action to watch. Not to mention an open paddock where spectators can get up close with teams as they work to get cars ready. For more:...

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Event | Red Bull GRC Round 2

/ Louisville, KY

Red Bull GRC brings its brand of high intensity rallycross to the Kentucky Exposition Center for this season’s 2nd round. Multiple heats of high-speed sprint races across tarmac and dirt keep things interesting, but there’s also plenty of breaks between the action to check out the vendor village. After the first round, Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross drivers Scott Speed and Tanner Foust are in the points lead, looking to repeat their domination from the previous season. What will this second...

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Event | SCORE Baja 500

/ Ensenada, MX

SCORE kicks off the 49th annual Baja 500 kicks off in Ensenada. Qualifying begins on June 1, but the racing starts in earnest bright and early on June 3. Build in some time to check out Contingency Row on June 2 as racers get ready for action. If you’re spectating, pack some sunscreen, and don’t try anything stupid like taking a selfie from the middle of the race course. For more: http://score-international.com/raceinfo/2017-baja-500/

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Event | Laughlin Desert Classic

/ Laughlin, NV

Desert racing returns to Laughlin for the second annual Laughlin Desert Classic. What makes this race special is its spectator friendly locale: hotels, restaurants, and entertainment are all close to the racing action. The race itself will take place over 2 days, with multiple heats running throughout the day on a 16-mile specialized race course. For more: http://bitd.com/

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Event | Overland Expo West

/ Flagstaff, AZ

Planning to travel and live off the grid? This is premier overlanding event is where you want to be. In addition to a trade show with over 250 exhibitors, overlanders can soak in information from over 170 specialized classes and demos taught by world-leading experts. An added bonus? The venue for this year’s expo is a stone’s throw away from the Grand Canyon and the Four Corners region. For more: https://www.overlandexpo.com/west/

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