Overland, under budget - 1993-1996 Mitsubishi Montero SR

Recently I wrote up an article comparing 17 new vehicles on the market that were ideally suited to adventure travel and immediately I started thinking about how I could apply this to the used market where, realistically, most of us will go in looking for a dependable and durable vehicular travel companion. When the… » 9/15/14 4:04pm Yesterday 4:04pm

A School District Bought An 18-Ton MRAP Because The World Is Insane

We live in a glorious country, America, where not only can police forces buy extremely armored vehicles, but they can equip themselves to the point where they are, for all and intents and purposes, armies. But why just limit that notion to police forces? Because a school district just bought its first armored behemoth. » 9/15/14 10:28am Yesterday 10:28am

Truck-Driving Lady's 'Shake It Off' Video Is Completely Adorable

Truck driving can be terrible, if you're the kind of person that hates sitting and staring at the road for long periods of time. So meet Allie Knight, a truck driver who spliced together scenes of singing Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" while doing her daily driving. While she might object to a manic pixie girl… » 9/14/14 12:35pm Sunday 12:35pm

Learn The Techniques & Technology Of Off-Roading: Gentleman Style

This feature-length film presented by Vince Cobley, who literally wrote the book on off-road driving, does an excellent job explaining how differentials work, what "four-wheel-drive" really means, and how to get your truck through just about anything. In delightfully classy English fashion. » 9/14/14 9:55am Sunday 9:55am

'Platooning:' How Semi-Trucks Are Almost Driving Themselves

Meritor Wabco, Peloton, and Denso are collaborating on a "platooning" system that puts us one step closer to autonomous trucks. Using a radio-based system that can be installed on any big rig in about three hours, trucks can be "tethered" together so that one can effectively control a whole convoy rolling behind it. » 9/12/14 5:31pm Friday 5:31pm

2015 GMC Sierra 'Carbon' Doesn't Add Lightness; Just Subtracts Sidewall

GM has just bestowed the 2015 GMC Sierra with Carbon, Carbon 20, and Carbon 22 appearance packages that add for a lot of money will get you some stripes, convenience options, and guess what size wheels? » 9/12/14 2:26pm Friday 2:26pm

That Video Of The Guy Running His Truck On "Gas Fumes" Is Bullshit

First off, let's be clear about how many folks are watching this: the Facebook post with this video has been shared almost 290,000 times. That's a lot of people watching this, and it's simple, basic, unrefined bullshit. I know it's no fun to pay for gas (or, well, anything), but you can't run on "gas fumes." » 9/12/14 12:10pm Friday 12:10pm

Diesel Power's Truck Olympics: A Salute To Ass-Haulin' And Coal-Rollin'

So Diesel Power Magazine hosts an absurd(ly entertaining) Olympics of diesel pickups that pits ten heavily modified haulers and their pilots against each other in a series of truckly challenges. There's towing, racing, and more smoke than a five-alarm fire. » 9/12/14 11:42am Friday 11:42am

What Are The Greatest Off-Road Video Games?

Racing games are a great way to get close to the cars, tracks, and behavior you'd never be able to pull off in real life. But I can't help but feel like the focus usually stays on pavement-bound sports cars. What have been your favorite off-road titles on consoles, computers, and arcades over the years? » 9/11/14 2:34pm Thursday 2:34pm

This Ancient Australian 4x4 Commercial Is Full Of Hilarious Lies

The International Scout 80 is adorable, capable off-road, and easy to work on. But it's also brutally uncomfortable, slow as a sloth going to the dentist, and barely safer than walking blindfolded across the highway. This commercial might have been a slight oversell 50 years ago, now it's just funny. » 9/11/14 12:19pm Thursday 12:19pm

This Is The Off-Roading The 2015 Jeep Renegade Was Built For

Nobody's said the 2015 Jeep Renegade is meant to approach the capability of a Wrangler, "Trail Rated" badge or no. Jeep's new jacked-up hatchback is happiest on dirt roads, but it's still got chops for a few heavier obstacles along the way. » 9/10/14 5:46pm Wednesday 5:46pm

California police chase 75-year-old dude in military surplus truck

Yep. An unnamed 75-year-old led the Huntington Beach Police Department on a merry chase at around 10 mph through town yesterday night. When the driver finally stopped, officers gave him a failure to yield citation and let him go about his business.

Like I needed more proof that California really is just like GTA. Read… » 9/10/14 3:39pm Wednesday 3:39pm