The UAZ Hunter: World's Longest-Produced 4WD Vehicle
The UAZ Hunter, also known as the UAZ-3151, is a rugged off-road vehicle that was first introduced in 1971 by the Russian automaker UAZ (Ulyanovsk Automobile Plant).
From the OM621 to the OM471: A History of Engine Options in the Unimog
The Mercedes-Benz Unimog is a true automotive icon, known for its versatility and ruggedness on even the toughest of terrains. Developed in the aftermath of World War II, the Unimog was designed as a multi-purpose vehicle for use in agriculture and industry, with the intention of being a reliable and hardworking vehicle that could handle any task thrown its way.
From the Mountains to the Bayous: The Most Memorable Off Road Scenes in Bond History
James Bond movies are known for their action-packed plots, thrilling chase scenes, and impressive vehicles. Among the many iconic cars and gadgets that have been featured in the franchise, a selection of rugged and capable off road vehicles stand out for their unique contributions to the Bond mythos.
The LCC-1 Snow Train: A Monument to Human Ingenuity
As a child, (and I guess an adult) and one particularly interested in engineering and machines, I've never been able to stop thinking of the Arctic Snow Train and the adventures it must have had braving the harsh and unforgiving climate of the Arctic region. In my imagination, the LCC-1 was a rolling train filled with passenger cars, a mobile fortress that was self sufficient and acted as an Arctic city on wheels.
A Brief History of Every Land Rover Model Ever Made
The Land Rover brand has a long and storied history, beginning in 1948 when the Rover Company decided to create a utility vehicle that could handle the rugged terrain of the British countryside.
From Military Prototype to Modern Classic: The Fascinating Story of the Lamborghini LM002
The Lamborghini LM002 was a vehicle like no other. It was designed by Lamborghini's chief engineer, Paolo Stanzani, and it was a true collaboration between form and function. The vehicle was powered by a V12 engine, the same type used in Lamborghini's sports cars, and it featured a sturdy, rugged frame to handle off-road terrain. The exterior was designed to be bold and aggressive, with a boxy, no-nonsense shape that commanded attention. It had a distinct look that set it apart from other SUVs on the market, and it exuded a sense of power and confidence.
A Background on American Expedition Vehicles—The World's Best 4WD Aftermarket Company
American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) is a company based in Missoula, Montana that specialized in creating high-quality, durable vehicles for off-road adventures. Founded by Dave Harriton in 1997, AEV has a long history of producing innovative modifications and conversions for popular off-road vehicles, starting with the Jeep Wrangler TJ.
The Dakar Rally: An Overview Of The World's Toughest Motorsports Event
The Dakar rally is a grueling test of man and machine that has evolved from its humble beginnings as an adventure race into a serious form of motorsport. In the early days of the rally, the spirit of adventure and discovery was strong as competitors set out to conquer the unknown. The rally was originally known as the "Paris-Dakar" and followed a route from the French capital to the Senegalese city of Dakar.
Maximizing Off-Road Capability in the Porsche Cayenne: A Generation-by-Generation Guide
As an avid off-road enthusiast and Porsche fan, I often get asked which Cayenne model is the best for modification and tackling the trails. It's a tough question, as each generation of the Cayenne brings its own set of strengths and weaknesses when it comes to off-road capabilities. In this article, I'll break down the benefits and negatives of each generation of the Cayenne, as well as the most popular methods for lifting the suspension and the largest tire size you can fit.