NEW BREED: TWO-SEAT IFS EMERGES
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
KING OF THE HAMMERS 2020: STORY OF A INSANE WEEK IN THE LAKEBED
Today, the friends off-road battle over 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. Josh Blyler wins the world's hardest one day off-road race, Bryce Menzies dominates and takes home $100,000 the Toyo Desert Invitational Presented By Monster Energy and Brad Lovell wins the 4WP Every Man Challenge.
BAILEY COLE, WHEN ULTRA4 IS A FAMILY AFFAIR
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
ULTRA4 EUROPE 2019, HOW THE CHAMPIONSHIP ENDED
BF Goodrich King of Poland closed the Ultra4 Europe 2019 season. Waiting for the King of the Hammers 2020, where three European teams will be competing, let's see how this year's championship ended and who are the champions in each category.
2020 JEEP GLADIATOR RUBICON 3.6L V6 BY BARLOW ADVENTURES. THE PAOLO BARALDI TEST
Thanks to Nena Barlow I was able to test, in european exclusive, the new Jeep Gladiator on the dunes of Glamis (CA). It was a pleasant surprise and a confirmation of the overlanding qualities of this pickup that only with a few modification it is possible to change its face and performance.
JIM "THE KING" MARSDEN
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
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
“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.
SUPPORT THE JESSI COMBS FOUNDATION
"I ask that… all of you celebrate my life and everything I stand for. I ask that you do everything in your power to share my mission, what I put my entire life on the line for. To reveal to this world what they are capable of, by showing them the confidence and abilities they already possess.” – Jessi Combs
THE HARDEST TRIAL IN EUROPE! EUROPA TRUCK TRIAL GOES IN TO THE 31 SEASON!
“Since 1989, Europe Truck Trial offers exciting competitions with serial Trucks and prototypes across Europe. This year we visit many successful current venues and this time also some classics from the past years. It again passes through five different countries in Europe. Truck Trial to impress not only the action also connect people and friends and fans. We wish you all a good timely planning of the season 2020. See you at the Truck Trial!” The OVS, commissioners and Marshalls.
CHRIS BOWLER: THE MAN BEHIND ULTRA4 EUROPE RACES
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.
MUDRACER: STORY AND SECRETS OF THEIR SUCCESSES
Cedric Porcher and Noel Herve, MudRacer team, began their adventure in the Ultra4 Europe races just last year and in a short time as rookie of this discipline they became protagonists fighting on equal terms with the top drivers of Ultra4 Europe. This year, after three races, they are second in the championship ranking.
BF GOODRICH KING OF FRANCE VALLEE BLEUE
The Center Tout Terrain of Montalieu Vercieu (F) hosted the second race of the Ultra4 Europe 2019 championship. The new French location, on the left bank of the Rhone, was enjoyed by all the drivers who found an ideal terrain for their rigs. The Englishman Rob Butler is the winner of the BF Goodrich King of France.
KERRY HUFTON: IN LOVE WITH ULTRA4 EUROPE
Kerry Hufton made her debut as co-pilot at BF Goodrich King of Spain Les Comes. It is certainly not the first woman to sit next to the pilot in an Ultra4 rig but it is interesting to feel her story and her impressions just after her first time in a race.
KOS: THE STORIES OF SOME PROTAGONISTS
I told you in detail how the BF Goodrich King Of Spain Les Comes went. Before closing this first chapter of the 2019 season of Ultra4 Europe, let's let some protagonists of the race tell this story.
RIDE TO: INTERNATIONAL CAR FOREST
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.
SCENT OF PARIS-DAKAR: PORSCHE 911 4X4 RALLY RAID
Let's discover the story and the technical secrets of the Porsche 911 4x4 built by the Italian Agostino Rizzardi, which recalls the mythical Paris-Dakar with René Metge or Jacky Ickx.
JEEP GLADIATOR CONCEPTS AT EASTER JEEP SAFARI
The Jeep Gladiator will reign supreme at this year’s Easter Jeep Safari as the Jeep and Mopar brands have once again joined forces to create six new, custom-built concept vehicles for the annual event that takes place in Moab, Utah.
JEEP GLADIATOR: TEST AT EVERY MAN CHALLENGE
Jeep has entrusted the new Gladiator to Savvy Off-Road to bring it to the King of the Hammers 4WP Every Man Challenge. Robby Gordon and Erik Miller drove it; they won the qualifying and ranked sixth in the Spidertrax 4600 Stock Class.
HOW AN EL CAMINO IT BECAME A HILL CAMINO
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
EMILY MILLER: QUEEN OF MOROCCO
Emily Miller, founder of Rebelle Rally, returned to Morocco after a few years to participate in the Carta Rallye. Along with Lilly Macaruso, Emily showed all his qualities of driver triumphed in this new experience. This victory goes to enrich the long and prestigious palmares of Emily Miller.
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: TOTAL CHAOS AT VEGAS TO RENO
Nicole Pitell-Vaughan, the Queen of Chaos, drove the entire 530miles distance of Vegas to Reno as the only driver of the Total Chaos team. With her co-pilote Tim Schrader they ranked 5th in the 7200 category. Excellent result that highlights the excellent performance of Toyota Lil'T.
JEEP HOT ROD LEVI'S EDITION BY JEEPERS CLUB MILANO
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.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH THE FATHER OF WRANGLER JL
Stories of People
I had the honor of meeting and spending a nice day with Anthony Carvallo; one of the 5 Product Planning Managers who followed the development of the new Wrangler for Jeep.
SCARLETT: THE ULTRA4 ITALIAN WAY BY ACE RACING
In this article we present you “Scarlett”, the new rig of Ace Racing. This is a real Ultra4 style 4x4 built using the most modern technical solutions and the best components on the market.
WITH THE SCHOOL AT TRUCK TRIAL
The French round of Europe Truck Trial has seen among its participants also a team of professors and students of a professional school in Nimes.
WRANGLER JL CODE 1 BY DYNATRAC
First in Europe we had the honor to test the new Wrangler JL and always first we photographed the first JL prepared by Dynatrac. Here are all the secrets.
10 CHECK RECOMMENDED BY DEFTEK
In extreme competitions, the winch is definitely one of the most whipped accessories. For these reasons it is important to take care of it.