2017 Superwinch Strike Ravine Run During Moab EJS

Superwinch® and Barlow Adventures led an enthusiastic group of four-wheelers up the middle Strike Ravine Trail to Area BFE.  Nena Barlow’s expertise and guiding experience made for a fun, safe and informative run!   Superwinch® rolled out the new EXP series winch at the 2017 Moab Easter Jeep Safari.  Scott Salmon, VP of Marketing (at […]

Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari

Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari at Anza-Borrego and Truckhaven! The annual Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari is a legendary four-wheel drive and OHV event. In this HD video series, 4WD Mechanix Magazine caught the late winter action at the 2014 gathering, activities for the whole family in the Anza-Borrego Desert at Ocotillo Wells!  See the TDS […]

BFG® Presents the 2016 Outstanding Trails Awards

The annual BFGoodrich® Tires “Outstanding Trails” winners were announced at this year’s 2016 SEMA Show. Recipient 4WD clubs received $4000 each for their contribution to the off-road community through trail and back country road restoration. This prestigious award reflects the physical efforts of club members determined to promote a positive image around off-pavement and trail use.  This is […]

2016 Moab EJS Area BFE/BFG Fun Run

2016 marked the 50th Anniversary of the Easter Jeep Safari. BFG Tires partnered with Raceline Wheels and Poison Spyder Customs to help 4×4 guests celebrate at Area BFE. Easter came early this year, and the event day included freezing cold, blowing snow and overcast. The four-wheelers were not deterred, and everyone had a good time! […]

Riding Arctic Cat Wildcats and 4×4 Driving Tips from Rod Hall

Moses Ludel joins Rod Hall, Mike Winkel and members of the Rod Hall Racing crew at the Wild West Motorsports Park for an Arctic Cat Wildcat UTV ride in the hills east of Reno, Nevada. After some backcountry play with the Wildcats, Rod Hall discussed maximizing traction and minimizing vehicle impact with a full-size 4×4. […]

HD Video: 2012 Camp Wamp

Six HD Videos: Camp Wamp—CCYC Camp Nejedly for Disabilities Youth! Here, Camp Wamp Kids, with the close assistance of dedicated staff, take on a water challenge at Hawley Lake. Activities aim at bolstering confidence and meeting challenges. Campers learn new skills and better ways to face challenges! (Videos can be viewed at full-screen and set […]

HD Videos: 2012 Wheelers for the Wounded Rubicon Super Event

HD Videos: The 2012 Wheelers for the Wounded Rubicon Super Event! The four HD videos below include 2012 event trail action plus interviews with the Vets and WFTW organizers…There is additional coverage available at the magazine’s HD Video Network for the 2010 and 2011 WFTW Rubicon Super Events. For details, see the playlists at the ‘4WD News & Event Channel’ and the ‘4WD […]

2015 Reno RallyVenture Scavenger Hunt at Virginia City, Nevada!

2015 Reno RallyVenture Scavenger Hunt at Virginia City, Nevada!

On July 10th, 4WD Mechanix Video Network filmed the 2015 RallyVenture competition’s scavenger hunt at Virginia City, Nevada. 24 4×4 teams of industry notables leave the Sparks, Nevada, 4-Wheel Parts store, follow the rally map, and climb through rugged back country to Virginia City. This 1080P HD video captures the start and the Virginia City […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Featured 4WD Group: Mile-Hi Jeep Club

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Featured 4WD Group: Mile-Hi Jeep Club

The Mile-Hi Jeep Club Gives Back! (Photography and Captions by Thomas J. Hester, Mile-Hi Jeep Club Commander)      4WD clubs are plentiful throughout the U.S. and Canada, across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. For a Jeep owner, finding a club that fits means matching interests and aims. Reasons for joining a club can include the degree of family involvement, […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Sierra Stompers & PNMTA Trail Clean-up

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Sierra Stompers & PNMTA Trail Clean-up

Sierra Stompers & Pine Nut Mountains Trail Association Clear Routes! (Photos by Mel Munoz…Interview with Nate Littrell of PNMTA.) Public land in America is “multiple use”, and four-wheelers share fresh air and outdoor recreation with backpackers, horseback riders, bicyclists, off-road motorcyclists and ATV riders. Many users are environmentally aware, and that’s what keeps our trails […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – 2014 Wheelers for the Wounded Rubicon Super Event

2014  Wheelers for the Wounded Rubicon Run Features Nevada 4×4 Drivers In June 2014, Wheelers for the Wounded (WFTW) grew from a California based organization to the inaugural event involving Nevada 4×4 volunteer drivers. Members of the Sierra Stompers and other Nevada 4×4 masters get briefed by organizers Kevin Carey and Dan Hiney. This is the prelude […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – 2015 Moab EJS: BFG Hosts Jeep JK Wrangler Run at Area BFE

2015 Moab EJS: BFGoodrich® Hosts a Jeep JK Wrangler Run at Area BFE! At the 2015 Moab Easter Jeep Safari, BFGoodrich® Tires, Raceline Wheels and Poison Spyder Customs presented a special run for Jeep JK Wrangler owners. On three levels of trails at Area BFE, suitably renamed “Area BFG” for the event, professional racers and 4×4 off-road instructors […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Videos: 2011 Wheelers for the Wounded Rubicon Super Event

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Videos: 2011 Wheelers for the Wounded Rubicon Super Event

Nine HD Videos: 2011 ‘Wheelers for the Wounded Rubicon Super Event’ There are nine HD videos covering the 2011 event! Here is quick access: 1) Pre-Run Briefing 2) Meet the Vets & Volunteers 3) Rubicon ‘Soup Bowl’ Action! 4) Little Sluice Box—Rubicon Trail 5) Rubicon Trail Running 6) Trail Welding Repair 7) End of the […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Book Reviews

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Book Reviews

Book Reviews by Moses Ludel The first reviews of the Jeep® Owner’s Bible (Bentley Publishers) came out in 1992. I remember poring over comments and hanging on every word…This bestselling book is now in its Third Edition.      It means a great deal to an author when reviewers discover the intent of a work. The success of my Jeep® Owner’s Bible and six additional […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Tips for Driving the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Tips for Driving a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4×4 in the Back Country! Part 1: Real-time comments as Moses Ludel drives the trails from Camp Wamp back to the highway in a new 2012 Jeep JK Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4×4! (Can be viewed at full-screen and set for 1080P quality!) Note: This HD video footage is […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Jeep 4WD Travel & Overland Adventure!

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Jeep 4WD Travel & Overland Adventure!

  Jeep 4WD Travel, Destinations and Overland Adventures!      “I have driven Jeep 4WD vehicles since 1964. My off-pavement driving experience led to journalism, 4WD book authorship and consulting to 4WD and SUV vehicle manufacturers. In the mid-’90s, I teamed with Bill Burke (Four-Wheeling America) to instruct the nationwide ‘Tread Lightly 4WD Clinic’ programs. […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: 2013 Warn Media Run at Moab Jeep Safari

HD Video: Warn Industries’ 2013 Moab Jeep Safari Media Run!  Warn Industries’ 2013 run at Moab Jeep Safari took on two challenging trails: “Metal Masher” and “Widow Maker”. These trails, captured here in full 1080P HD video, provided a day’s fun and launched an exciting week at Moab, Utah…See the action in this 25-minute HD video! […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – 2011 WFTW: Meet the Vets & 4WD Volunteers

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – 2011 WFTW: Meet the Vets & 4WD Volunteers

Four HD Videos: Meet 2011 Wheelers for the Wounded Vets & 4WD Drivers! HD Video: Meet the Vets and the 4WD Volunteer Drivers, Part 1. Volunteer driver Alfred Heck (right) discusses the trail and surroundings… HD Video: Meet the Vets and the 4WD Volunteer Drivers, Part 2. Veteran Dominic (right) sees the Rubicon Trail for the […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: 2013 Bestop Media Run at Moab Jeep Safari

HD Video: 2013 Bestop Media Run at Moab Jeep Safari! The annual Moab Jeep Safari is a popular 4×4 event, and Bestop brings out its best products and hospitality! On the Bestop Media Run, the group caravanned through the ‘Fins-and-Things’ slickrock. Negotiating steep ascents and descents, the scenic run provided plenty of action. Join us in […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – High Rock Canyon Travel Video

Jeep 4WD Travel & Adventure: Fall Trip Over High Rock Canyon Trail! One of Nevada’s best resources is wide open space! The Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Conservation Area, under the protection of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, offers incredible scenery, Far West history and an opportunity for some moderate four-wheeling with friends and […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Four-Wheeler Overcomes Multiple Spinal Surgeries

Video Interview: Four-Wheeler Overcomes Multiple Spinal Surgeries!      Jake Munoz has endured seven major spinal surgeries and remains committed to an outdoor lifestyle. As an avid four-wheeler, Jake has dramatically modified both his family life and approach to four-wheeling. A devoted father and husband, he strives to set an example for his kids and other family members. In […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: 2013 Outstanding Trails Awards at Moab Jeep Safari

2013 ‘Outstanding Trails Awards’ Ceremony at Moab Jeep Safari!   For the 2013 Outstanding Trails Awards ceremony at the annual Moab Jeep Safari, B.F. Goodrich Tires added Rancho/Dynomax and Raceline Wheels to the sponsor base. The Moab Gathering at Frankie D’s provided a media backdrop. Three national 4WD clubs received recognition and financial support for trail improvements. […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: MSD Atomic EFI Test on 4.2L Jeep Inline Six

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: MSD Atomic EFI Test on 4.2L Jeep Inline Six

Testing MSD’s Atomic EFI on a 4.2L Jeep Six—On the Rubicon Trail!   Dan Hiney describes his MSD Atomic EFI 4.2L Jeep six conversion—while rock crawling on the Rubicon Trail during the 2012 WFTW Super Event! (If you have the bandwidth, open up to full-screen, HD video for best viewing and the full impact of this […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video Series: 2012 Moab Jeep Safari Events

2012 Moab Jeep Safari Events—Action Packed HD Video Coverage! Is this a Mopar concept vehicle or a lost prospector from the ‘sixties, plying the Moab, Utah, slickrock for signs of uranium ore? Decide for yourself in the HD video coverage of Chrysler Group’s Jeep®/Mopar concept vehicles and trail run at the 2012 Moab Jeep Safari! […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Interview: Larry McRae at the 2014 Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari

2014 TDS Desert Safari Interview: Poison Spyder’s Larry McRae    Larry McRae, President at Poison Spyder Customs and a BFGoodrich® performance team member, attends the Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari each year. Raised within a four-wheeling family, Larry learned about desert challenges early on. His entire family enjoys these events! From decades of personal experience with BFGoodrich® brand on- and off-road […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Live Tech Vlog: Advance Adapters and SEMA MPMC Media Conference

Road Trip to Advance Adapters and the 2013 SEMA MPMC Media Trade Conference Vlog hosted by Moses Ludel   The week of January 20th-25th, 4WD Mechanix Magazine filmed at Advance Adapters (Paso Robles, CA) and the SEMA MPMC Media Trade Conference (Santa Ana, CA). Advance Adapters footage is available as seventeen (17) edited HD videos […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: Warn Industries 2012 Moab Jeep Safari Trail Run

HD Video: Warn Industries’ Media Run at the 2012 Moab Jeep Safari! The Warn group tackles the Rose Garden east of Moab, Utah. See spectacular scenery and challenges on this trail run. (Original music and guitar work by Jake Ludel.) For details on the added challenge of a trail welding fix, see the HD video feature […]