Testing the IcyBreeze® Air Conditioner and Cooler

The IcyBreeze® is a portable air conditioner and cooler.  We tested the IcyBreeze® at Moab and Reno as spring temperatures reached as high as 90 degrees F.  Rusty, our Border Collie, helped test* the IcyBreeze®’s cooling effectiveness! Note:  The Rusty cooling tests were under constant supervision.  Rusty’s health is always foremost.  He likes his travel crate for naps […]

Halfway Club for Great Italian Food at Reno, Nevada

Like other travelers, we enjoy a meal out. Casale’s Halfway Club has been a Reno and old U.S. Highway 40 landmark for 80 years. Family owned since 1937, the Halfway Club provides a friendly, welcoming stop for locals and travelers.  The traditional Italian restaurant and its classic bar take guests back to a time that puts […]

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. […]

USFS and Off-Road Community Volunteers Protect Dog Valley

U.S. Forest Service and Off-Road Volunteers Protect Dog Valley On June 14, 2014, U.S. Forest Service staff and local volunteers collaborated on a project at Dog Valley near Verdi, Nevada/California. Within the Toiyabe National Forest, the pristine meadow land had been threatened by careless users. Volunteer workers from the Nevada 4WD Association, Hills Angels 4×4 […]

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 […]

2015 Reno Off-Road & Motorsport Expo and Shows

Tour of the 2015 Reno Off-Road & Motorsports Expo and Shows! March is the Reno Expo, considered the launch of another 4WD season at the Sierra region. Join us as we tour four shows under one roof, including the Reno Off-Road & Motorsports Expo, Reno Boat & Recreation Show, Reno Spring Home & Garden Show […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – 4WD Rock Crawling & Racing Channel

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – 4WD Rock Crawling & Racing Channel

4WD Rock Crawling & Racing Channel Playlist! View the 4WD Rock Crawling & Racing Channel’s high definition coverage of rock crawling, Ultra4, LOORS and VORRA racing, hardcore Jeep ‘wheeling and off-road competition! For extensive HD video coverage of rock crawling and off-road racing, see the playlist below: Larry McRae, President at Poison Spyder Customs and a BFGoodrich® Tires performance team member, attends […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: 2011 Stampede Ultra4 Race Technical Inspection

HD Video: 2011 Stampede Ultra4 Race Pre-Race Technical Inspection! Pre-Race Inspection at the Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, Nevada…The Daly/Falin team heads into its first Ultra4 competition, attempting to qualify for the 2012 King of the Hammers race in February.   For the past year, 4WD Mechanix Magazine has covered the Northern Nevada race team of […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: 2011 Stampede Ultra4 Race Rock Waterfall

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: 2011 Stampede Ultra4 Race Rock Waterfall

HD Video Action: 2011 Stampede Ultra4 Race Enters the Rocky Canyon! Desert Racing Turns into a Rising Canyon and Rock ‘Waterfalls’! Scrambling over rock and brush, anticipating tough competition at the wall, we stumbled into an even more chaotic scene: Shannon Campbell’s car, which readily dominates the worst sections of any trail, stood motionless at […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: 2011 Stampede Ultra4 Race to the Finish Line

HD Video: 2011 Stampede Ultra4 Race—Headed to the Desert Finish! Waterfall traffic continues…the racers claw through…

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: 2011 Stampede Ultra4 Race—Shannon Campbell Rejoins the Action!

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: 2011 Stampede Ultra4 Race—Shannon Campbell Rejoins the Action!

HD Video: 2011 Stampede Ultra4 Race—Shannon Campbell Scrambles Up the Canyon! More Rock Scaling and Shannon Fires Up…He Rejoins the Race! One thing predictable about racing is its lack of predictability…Shannon Campbell was the expected winner of the 2011 Stampede Race and flashed from the start line with a healthy lead.  A prolonged breakdown delay […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: 2011 Stampede Ultra4 Race Waterfall Bypass

HD Video: 2011 Stampede Ultra4 Race—Bypass Around the Waterfall! When tugging and winching didn’t work, some racers crawled over the Campbell car. Others sought a bypass and created one. Here is the winner takes all attitude that racers applied to the challenges.

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: 2011 Stampede Ultra4 Race Start

HD Video Action: Start of 2011 Stampede Ultra4 Race Near Reno!   The Staging and Start of the Race! This video coverage includes the starting line chatter and intensity of the race start. Shannon Campbell, on his game, is determined to repeat his overwhelming win at the 2010 Stampede Race. While unforeseen mechanical troubles lay […]