BALKAN OFFROAD RALLYE 2022: THE GREAT COMEBACK!

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The Balkan Offroad Rallye comeback and will take place in Romania from 25th September, Sunday with a ceremonial start and a qualifying stage till 30th September. The two camps will be in the area of the historic cities Sighisoara and Alba Iulia. The federations and authorities are devoted to make Balkan Offroad Rallye an unforgettable event.

RALLYE BRESLAU 2022: THE GREAT ESCAPE EDITION

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The 28th edition of the Rallye Breslau took place in Poland from 27 June to 1 July. This year, Breslau had a particular connection with its history, with European history and with current events. Rallye Breslau is the Europe's oldest license-free off-road rally for Bikes, ATV, SSV, Cars and Trucks in Extreme and Cross Country categories. From Zagan to Drawsko Pomorskie the 290 competitors drove 1500 km in Cross Country category and 1300 km of itinerary for the Extreme.

A GREAT SUCCESS ARCHIVED FOR THE KING OF FRANCE

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For the second time, , from 10 to 12 June, the Center Tout Terrain in Montalieu Vercieu (F) hosted the King of France, race of the Ultra4 Europe championship. The event was organized by Nicolas Montador, a famous French driver and 4x4 vehicles builder, who was able to garner the applause of all the drivers of this off-road discipline. It was an exciting and adrenaline-pumping weekend that offered a great show. Frenchman Nicolas Pareau won on his debut in the premier class 4400 Unlimited.

MONTALIEU VERCIEU OPENS THE 2022 SEASON OF ETT

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This year Europa Truck Trial in Montalieu Vercieu has celebrating its 26 years of activity. I can safely say that the small French village overlooking the Rhone is the real home of this spectacular offroad discipline. Over the weekend of 4 and 5 June, 42 crews from most of Europe competed to gain the first points of the 2022 European Championship. The French appointment of the Europa Truck Trial did not disappoint expectations and the race was full of adrenaline and twists.


FENIX RALLY 2022: DANCING WITH THE DUNES

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The second edition of the Fenix Rally, which took place in Tunisia from 12 to 19 March, offered 7 fantastic days of competition with an exclusive first special stage on the sands of the Mediterranean Sea not far from Hammamet. 2,200 kilometers that took the participants from Tunis, to Douz and Ksar Ghilane and then to finish again in Douz. Mathew Grid (bike), Antanas Kanopkinas (ATV), Benoit Lepietre (SVV), Urvo Mannama (Car Open), Daniel Vetter (Car Limited) and William van Groningen (Truck) are the winners of the Fenix Rally 2022.

2022 KING OF THE HAMMERS: AN UNFORGETTABLE AND UNIQUE WEEK OF RACING

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From January 28 to February 5, the 16th edition of the King of the Hammers was staged in Johnson Valley (Mojave desert in California). A week of racing, unique in the off-road world, with the most famous stars and stripes drivers of the various offroad disciplines who offered spectators in the Lakebed and those who followed the live streaming a unique show of its kind. The original Ultra4 race, and still without equa,. melding the opposite disciplines of desert racing and rockcrawling. King of the Hammers (now named Race of Kings) is the hardest one-day off road race on the planet. Dan Fresh Wins again at the 4WP Every Man Challenge and Raul Gomez wins the Race of Kings becoming the ninth KING.

GAUSSIN THE GAME CHANGER, THE H2 RACING TRUCK HAS BROUGHT THE DAKAR INTO THE FUTURE

Tech

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The French group Gaussin has changed the paradigm in the technology of vehicles destined to participate in the Dakar, and in this type of off-road racing, bringing its hydrogen H2 Racing Truck to the race. With Gaussin, the future of off-road racing with zero-emission vehicles has become a reality, paving the way for the ecological transition of the competition organized by ASO.

HERERO 4X4 ULTIMATE DEFENDER. NO MATTER THE LATITUDE YOU ARE

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Today a leader in the field of preparations for the legendary Defender, Herero 4x4 was born from the passion and expertise of Davide Arezio and Tatiana Besana. Their mission has always been to create the definitive Defender. Thanks to the technological innovations designed, built and tested on the toughest racing fields, today Herero 4x4 can claim to have achieved its mission. The Defender 90 TD5 that I present to you in this article is the perfect example!

AT THE EUROPA TRUCK TRIAL IN LANGENALTHEIM (D) THE FIRST EVER RACING UNIMOG WITH ELECTRIC RETROFIT

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Electric vehicles are now an important reality and in small steps they are also appearing in the world of offroad competitions. In Germany I met Juergen Fahlbusch who was the first to convert a Unimog 404S to electric and took it to the Europa Truck Trial race.

IRON LAND: ALL THE EQUIPE 4X4’S STYLE REPRESENTED IN A DEFENDER

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Iron Land is a Defender built by Equipe 4x4 and everything is part of the classic activity of a company involved in the off-road sector. But, if this work brings together all the know-how of a brand in a single vehicle, representing a philosophy, this Defender acquires a completely different value. Equipe 4x4 is dedicated to all those who want to be truly unique: “Off-road is a lifestyle and we make it exclusive”.

FORD PERFORMANCE REVEALS THE BRONCO 4600 RACE TRUCK SET TO RUN IN ULTRA4 STOCK CLASS 

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First look at the all-new, production-based Ultra4 Racing 4600 class Ford Bronco that was just unveiled at 2021 King of The Hammers.

ULTRA4 EUROPE BF GOODRICH ESSENTIAL

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Racing is life! For Ultra4 Europe it is essential to be able to let its drivers race and for this reason, as soon as the pandemic allowed it, it organized first the BF Goodrich King of Britain and now the BF Goodrich Essenzial. The race, one of the toughest, took place at the Kirton Off Road Center and saw Kieran Dunlop win the Ultra4 category while Allen Sharp dominated and won the Winch Rallye Raid.

RALLYE BRESLAU POLAND 2020

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There is no summer without the Rallye Breslau. On Tuesday September 15, almost 250 teams from at least 20 nationalities, including Poland, Germany, France, the Netherlands and many others will start for the Rallye Breslau Poland. Five days, with roadbooks through the forests and across the fields and moorland - an adventure that has its roots in the previous century and has been in Poland for over 25 years.


KING OF BRITAIN 2020

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After the lockdown it was nice for everyone to be able to race again. Ultra4 Europe in full safety and with a health plan studied with the government of Wales has accomplished the unthinkable: it successfully organized the first international competition in the Covid 19 period. Jim Marsden for the second consecutive year wins the BF Goodrich King of Britain with a perfect race. Allen Sharp wins in the new Winch Challenge class.

BAD PENNY, JIM MARSDEN'S NEW OLD CAR

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When it seemed like 2020 was a sabbatical year for Jim Marsden as he didn't have a racing car, fate reserved an unexpected opportunity for him. His old race car was for sale and he didn't miss the opportunity to bring it home. Like a "bad penny" that you always find in your hands even when you don't expect it, Jim Marsden has renewed its "new old" Defender to participate, dominate and win the BF Goodrich King of Britain.


EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH RICHARD CROSSLAND TALKING ABOUT ULTRA4 EUROPE

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He prefers to stay behind the scenes, work with his team to make every Ultra4 Europe race possible and let the races speak for him. I'm talking about Richard Crossland, Managing Director of Ultra4 Europe. In this exclusive interview Richard talks about the Ultra4 world and his experience as an organizer.

HERERO 4X4, ABOVE AND BEYOND THE DEFENDER

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herero 4x4

Today Herero 4x4 is the leader in the preparation of the legendary Defender. Herero 4x4 comes from the passion and expertise of Davide Arezio and Tatiana Besana. Founded in 2006, it is one of the most active and dynamic entrepreneurial realities in our sector that has been able to reinvent the world of preparations dedicated to Defender since the beginning of its history.

ULTRA4 EUROPE CLASSES AND POINTS

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With this article we go deep in the Ultra4 Europe classes of vehicles in race and how points are awarded for the championship.

THE TRUE STORY OF KING OF THE HAMMERS

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The friends off-road battle for a case of beer, it's as much of a festival and celebration of all-things off-road as it is a race, despite races taking place, has transformed into a weeklong annual bash that brings upward of 50,000 people from all over the globe to gather in the California desert. Today, the King of the Hammers has achieved a huge reputation among all offroad enthusiasts. But who really knows how KOH was born?

ULTRA4 EUROPE: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Everyone knows everyting about King of the Hammers, its kings and how Ultra4 Racing was born. And what about Ultra4 Europe? Its kings and its champions? In this article I will try to tell you everything you need to know about Ultra4 Europe. 

RALLYE BRESLAU, THE LEGEND LIVES ON

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Since 1995, the year of the first München-Breslau, the Rallye Breslau has written the history of the European off-road sport. This legendary race, born with few rules and a lot of passion for impossible challenges, has evolved over the years without ever forgetting its origins and losing the spirit that made it a legend.

NEW BREED: TWO-SEAT IFS EMERGES

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Independent Front Suspension (IFS) or solid axle? In Ultra4 races, vehicles with independent front suspension are increasingly used. In this article, thanks to 4Low Magazine, Rich Klein and Jeren Gunter, we will analyze which decisions and which aspects of the design are behind an IFS vehicle for the 4400 category of Ultra4 Raging.

HOOPTIE X GAMBLER 500: HOW TO RACE AT THE KING OF THE HAMMERS WEEK WITH A CLUNKER

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Who said you have to spend a lot of money to race and have fun? The Gambler 500 HooptieX is a good example of this. You buy a dump car by spending no more than $ 500, fasten your seat belts, put on your helmet and ... have fun! Here's how it all happened at King of the Hammers.

CROATIA TROPHY, LEAVE EVERYTHING BEHIND

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Croatia Trophy is one of the toughest and most demanding off-road races. Water, mud and often bad weather conditions test crews and vehicles. For a week it is a continuous challenge with the difficulties of the race courses, with oneself, with the unexpected, with the breakages and with the best European crews. 

IRONMAN WARRIORS CHALLENGE, ONLY FOR THE BRAVE

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For 10 years the Ironman Warriors Challenge, also known as Xtreme France, has been the most prestigious extreme off-road event in Europe. Thanks to Gilles Girousse, between 2006 and 2015, spending the Easter weekend in France, in the remote village of Montmorin, was an exclusive pride only for the best European extreme off-road teams.


2011 CAMPBELL 5AZ, THE FIRST IFS TO WIN THE KING OF THE HAMMERS

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Shannon Campbell is one of the most famous and best performing Ultra4 Racing drivers. Shannon won the King of the Hammers three times, 2008 - 2011 - 2017, and was the first to win the toughest one-day off-road race in the world with an IFS vehicle. I dusted off my article from February 2011 to present all the technical secrets of this historic rig.

TROPHY T, AN ULTRA4 RIG DRESSED AS A DIAMOND T

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I will never stop being fascinated by American automotive creativity. Every time I visit California for King of the Hammers I discover exceptional vehicles. This time I want to describe the Trophy T built by Tim Odell of Vice Unlimited.

WRECKER: THE ULTIMATE TOW TRUCK

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The Wrecker and Kenny Hauk are those encounters that are not forgotten, that leave you speechless and that repay you from any difficulty of the photojournalist's job. In the article I will tell you all the secrets of this most unique and rare tow truck.


JEEP JK TRILOGY

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To the most enthusiasts of the Jeep world, the names Mudslinger, Black Widow and Road Warrior are certainly not unknown. They identify three unique vehicles  which in their differences and uniqueness well represent the high level reached in the customization of the Wrangler Jk. In this article I will analyze in detail these three more unique than rare Jeeps.

BAILEY COLE, WHEN ULTRA4 IS A FAMILY AFFAIR

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Bailey Cole: son of art who loves to spend his free time with his family and to race in Ultra4 Racing to be with his best friends. But don't be fooled ... he's a badass driver!

ULTRA49FORD: COMPETING WITH STYLE AND PASSION

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When American automotive culture and passion for offroad meet, a fascinating and performing vehicle can be born. Sam Collins built his Ultra49Ford in his home garage.


THE LEGEND OF RAINFOREST CHALLENGE

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Mother nature is the undisputed queen who dispenses joys and sorrows as she pleases. In summary, this sentence represents the essence of the Rainnforest Challenge. The main feature of the legendary Malaysian competition is precisely this: confronting one's limits in an adverse environment where collaboration between teams becomes the winning weapon to overcome all the difficulties that the jungle will offer from time to time.

JORDAN PELLEGRINO'S ULTRA4 CAR

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This is a cutting edge Unlimited Class Ultra4 car designed by Triton Engineering and finish assembled by GenRight Off Road. It is independent suspension front & rear with portal boxes. It is basically a 800HP Razor.

TERREMOTO, TONY PELLEGRINO'S CHALLENGE AT KOH2020

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Tony Pellegrino, owner of Genright Off Road, wanted to challenge the King of the Hammers with an impossible mission: to finish the toughest one day off-road race in the world aboard his Jeep JKU Terremoto. Mission accomplished for Tony!


TWENTY YEARS ANNIVERSARY FOR EURO4X4PARTS

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2020 marks an important milestone for our historic partner Euro4x4parts. The French company, European leader in the distribution and sale of off-road parts and accessories, this year is celebrating twenty years of activity.

CULLINAN, THE DIAMOND THAT WON THE REBELLE RALLY

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Emme Hall and Rebecca Donaghe brought a Rolls Royce Cullinan to the Rebelle Rally. A challenge for many unthinkable that has turned into a great success. 

REBELLE RALLY 2020, A RACE THAT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE

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The fifth edition of Rebelle Rally will take place from 8 to 17 October 2020. Rebelle Rally is a race, a journey and an inner voyage that can change your life.


JIM "THE KING" MARSDEN

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With the victory at BF Goodrich King of Poland, Jim Marsden was crowned 2019 Ultra4 Europe Champion. With this exclusive interview Marsden talks about this important result and how he lives the Ultra4 world.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, MR. ROBSON, DAVID ROBSON

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Why me? David Robson's answer that he gave me when I asked him to do this interview. A few modest words which perfectly portray one of the Ultra4 Europe pillars. In this article we will know David Robson.


TOTAL CHAOS FULLY INVOLVED IN REBELLE RALLY

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“Total Chaos Fabrication builds what I believe is the best aftermarket suspension components available and is woman owned” - Emily Miller. Total Chaos is fully involved in the Rebelle Rally both as event partner and in the competition with 5 teams whose cars are modified with its products. Let's find out the details of this interesting story.

JESSI COMBS IS THE FASTEST WOMAN EVER WITH 841.338 KM/H LAND SPEED RECORD

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Guinness World Records has made official the speed of 841.338 km/h (522.783 mph) reached by Jessi Comps last August in the Alvord desert in Oregon. Jessi managed to break the record set in 1976 by Kitty O'Neil becoming the fastest woman in the world.

CHRIS BOWLER: THE MAN BEHIND ULTRA4 EUROPE RACES

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Thanks to the people who work behind the scenes we can participate and watch magnificent competitions. Check out the interview with Chris Bowler, Ultra4 Europe Race Director.



RIDE TO: INTERNATIONAL CAR FOREST

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Following offroad races and events around the world offers many interesting opportunities. One of these is certainly to discover unique places that are often far from the classic tourist routes. In Nevada the International Car Forest is certainly one of these places.

HOW AN EL CAMINO IT BECAME A HILL CAMINO

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Beautiful story of a 1977 El Camino transformed into a 4-wheel drive per bet. Garrett Davidson, from Nevada, inherited this El Camino from his grandfather, who used it to move around Silver State mines, Garret giving it new life as Hill Camino.

TROPHY RAT

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It's not a hot rod, it's not a rat rod and it's not a trophy truck but it's a Trophy Rat!

Let's discover this wonderful rig made by Keith Northrup of Northrup Fab.

GALAXIA DE LA BAJA

Tech

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We find it in Hammertown build by the Triple Nickel Racing team. This Galaxie is able to show its "balls" in the dusty tracks of the American deserts.

THE RACE TRACTOR

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The Race Tractor was born from a 1951 Power Wagon pickup and from Jeremy Benson's off-road passion. A beautiful Ultra4 style truck.


GIGGLEPIN RACING LITTLE LADY

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Only a few drivers in Europe have won 6 titles in international competitions in just one year. Jim Marsden of Gigglepin Racing holds this envied record for the year 2018. In this article we will discover all the secrets of his rig Little Lady.

TRIBUTE, PERFORMANCE N' PASSION

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Tribute, the rig of Franck Daurelle and Francoise Hollender made its debut in September of last year at the Balkan Offroad, winning it, and then in 2018 it was the protagonist of Breslau Poland and again of the Balkan Offroad.

MONTADOR'S RIG WSR 500

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Let's continue our journey into the world of Ultra4 Europe by introducing the French Nicolas Montador and the rig with which he will participate in the King of the Hammers 2019. Nicolas has moved from stuntman to top driver of Ultra4 Europe.


JEEP HOT ROD LEVI'S EDITION BY JEEPERS CLUB MILANO

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Created in 2015 by the Jeepers Club Milano to celebrate the 40th anniversary of CJ Levi's Edition, this Jeep Hot Rod has quickly become a must in all of Europe and has become an icon of all the Jeep brand and American car culture fans.