JP GOMEZ FROM THE BACK TO THE GLORY! JP GOMEZ FOUGHT HIS WAY TO VICTORY AT THE RACE OF KINGS. KOH 2024
The Nitto Race of Kings proved to be an action-packed race of broken parts, crushed dreams, last-minute leader changes and absolute triumph for a select few. From a field of 116 competitors at the tough one-day race that traversed the desert sections and notoriously difficult rock trails of Johnson Valley, JP Gomez fought his way from the back of the pack to take the win after a dramatic day of racing at the grand finale of the 2024 Progressive King of the Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire and Powered by OPTIMA Batteries.
RANDY SLAWSON WINS EVERY MAN CHALLENGE
Randy Slawson won his first Every Man Challenge at the King of the Hammers Presented title to go with his three Nitto Race of Kings wins. Slawson and his brand-new Bomber Fab 4800 truck proved formidable in the rocks. Slawson put on a masterclass in technical terrain driving as he slowly reeled in Rose. After making the pass late in the race, Slawson kept up his rapid pace to take the checkered flag first.
CHANEY WIN CAN-AM UTV HAMMERS CHAMPIONSHIP
For an amazing fourth time in a row, Kyle Chaney took the overall victory at the Can-Am UTV Hammers Championship. He battled over 130 competitors, the challenging and varied terrain of Johnson Valley, and even the elements to cross the checkered flag first. The historic victory makes him the only 2024 King of the Hammers competitor ever to four-peat standing on the top spot of the podium.
KOH 2024, TOYO TIRES DESERT CHALLENGE
The Toyo Desert Challenge Presented by Monster Energy is in its fourth year as one of the feature events of the 2024 KOH long Week. Capturing the overall and T1 class win in the Unlimited Race was Christopher Polvoorde (#94) in his brand-new 1,000-horsepower Mason Motorsports AWD truck. Polvoorde started from the pole and had a near-flawless race with only one flat tire the entire afternoon. Following Saturday’s Prologue, the Baja Vida Class 11 Showdown Presented by EMPI had a land rush start across the Melville Dry Lake to take on the same 35-mile course.
KING OF THE HAMMERS: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
From a 2007 challenge between friends to win a case of beer, over the years, the King of the Hammers has evolved into first becoming the toughest one-day offroad race in the world and then transforming into a more than week-long event involving every type of offroad vehicle. Every year over 60,000 people from around the world gather in Johnson Valley, California's Mojave Desert to witness this one-of-a-kind event. Today, the King of the Hammers, thanks to the vision of Dave Cole, has achieved a huge reputation among all off-road enthusiasts.
RALLYE BRESLAU 30TH EDITION, BEYOND THE LEGEND
2024 will be a fantastic year for Rallye Breslau fans. 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. The 30th edition of this legendary race will take place from 23 to 29 June 2024. The organizer Alexander Kovatchev, of RBI Sport, promises many new features and an unforgettable event worthy of the Breslau reputation.
ULTRA4 EUROPE, THE 2024 SEASON IS READY TO KICK OFF
We are thrilled to present the Ultra4 Europe event schedule for the upcoming year. Get ready for some heart-pounding action and exhilarating races! These races will bring together the best teams from across Europe.
ULTRA4 EUROPE: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
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.
REBELLE RALLY, THE LONGEST COMPETITIVE OFF-ROAD RALLY IN AMERICA CELEBRATED A STUNNING EIGHTH EDITION
The Rebelle Rally began on Wednesday 11 October in Mammoth Lakes, California, and ended, after 2120 kilometres, on Friday 20 October in the dunes of Glamis, on the border with Mexico. The 65 participating teams crossed the most iconic places of the American West navigating only with maps and compasses. For the first time in the history of the Rebelle Rally, a 100% electric vehicle won the 4x4 class. On board the Rivian R1T Team #187 Limestone Legends composed of Lilly Macaruso and Alex Anderson finished at the top of the podium for the 4x4 class. The top finisher of the X-Cross class was Team #200 Built Wild Melissa Clark and Jessica Moore on aboard the Ford Bronco Sport.
BALKAN OFFROAD RALLYE 2023 CHAPTER 11, ANOTHER AMAZING 6 DAYS IN ROMANIA AND NEW RACING CHALLENGES
After a triumphant 10th-anniversary celebration last year, during which over 100 teams conquered the challenges of the Balkan Peninsula, Balkan Offroad Rallye was back with the 11th edition of the iconic marathon.
RALLYE BRESLAU 2023: THE 29TH EDITION OF THE EUROPE’S OLDEST AND BIGGEST OFF-ROAD COMPETITION
The 29th edition of the Europe’s oldest and biggest off-road competition toke place between 25 and 30 June in the magnificent military terrains in Poland and once again brought a lot of interesting novelties. This year the marathon started again in the city of Zagan in the south part of Poland and ended in Drawsko Pomorskie. Both regions offer extraordinary rally routes for both the categories of Breslau – Cross-Country and Extreme. As a tradition in the last years, the race it offered prologue and 5 legs.
MISTRESS, JIM MARSDEN'S LAST LOVE
Meet Mistress, the new race car from Gigglepin Racing. Grab a coffee, a beer or just sit down and discover all the secrets of Jim Marsden's new love built around a Miller Motorsports chassis and with a high-performance 625 horsepower LS7 V8.
WSR 500 IFS V8, NICOLAS MONTADOR'S NEW FRONTIER
Nicolas Montador is not only an excellent driver but with his WSR Off Road he is also a talented builder of off-road vehicles in the Ultra4 style. At the Fenix Rally 2023 I was able to see his latest creation in the race: the WSR 500 IFS V8.
FENIX RALLY 2023, THE REVENGE OF THE EXTREME
Fenix Rally 2023 marked a new milestone in the world of cross country races with new territories, new challenges and with 8 racing days for the third edition of the desert marathon in Tunisia. The extreme revenge is marked by Tarvo Klassimae and Hardo Mere (from Estonia), two extreme drivers who won first and second place in the Car Open class with their well-prepared hard trophy vehicles.
IRON LAND: ALL THE EQUIPE 4X4’S STYLE REPRESENTED IN A DEFENDER
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”.
REBELLE RALLY 2022, A RACE THAT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE
The seventh edition of Rebelle Rally toke place from 6th to 16th October 2022. Rebelle Rally is a competition, a journey and an inner voyage that changes the lives of the ladies who participate in it. From Nevada to California, from Incline Village, Lake Tahoe, to the Imperial Sand Dunes in Glamis. 2580 km through the most iconic and beauty places in the American west. Nena Barlow won the 4x4 Class. Christine Benzie won the X-Cross Class.
REBELLE RALLY, THE FUTURE IS NOW!
The 2020 5th Anniversary Edition of the Rebelle Rally launched the Electrified Designation. EV and PHEV vehicles competed in their respective 4×4 or X-Cross class. Today these vehicles are an important reality of the competition. Renewable Innovations in addition to taking care of the charging of EV and PHEV vehicles, also provide the sustainability of the base camps that are powered by solar energy.
A GREAT SUCCESS ARCHIVED FOR THE KING OF FRANCE
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.
FENIX RALLY 2022: DANCING WITH THE DUNES
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.
AT THE EUROPA TRUCK TRIAL IN LANGENALTHEIM (D) THE FIRST EVER RACING UNIMOG WITH ELECTRIC RETROFIT
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.
BAD PENNY, JIM MARSDEN'S NEW OLD CAR
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.
RALLYE BRESLAU POLAND 2020
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.
THE TRUE STORY OF KING OF THE HAMMERS
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?
RALLYE BRESLAU, THE LEGEND LIVES ON
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
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.
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.
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.
JESSI COMBS IS THE FASTEST WOMAN EVER WITH 841.338 KM/H LAND SPEED RECORD
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
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
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
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.
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.