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Bizarre Cars, Trar's & 4x4s - Unique Wheeling Rigs
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Bizarre Cars, Trar's & 4x4s - Unique Wheeling Rigs

1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Grandicorn

1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Grandicorn

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1998 Chevy AWD Astro Van - Don’t Call It Mini

1998 Chevy AWD Astro Van - Don’t Call It Mini

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Steve McQueen’s Lost Machine - Super Jeep

Steve McQueen’s Lost Machine - Super Jeep

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Readers’ Rides Annual Gala Blowout

Readers’ Rides Annual Gala Blowout

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1999 Nissan Frontier - Franger Or Nord?

1999 Nissan Frontier - Franger Or Nord?

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1986 Jeep CJ-7 - My First 4x4 - Right From The Start

1986 Jeep CJ-7 - My First 4x4 - Right From The Start

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1972 Jeep CJ-5 - Fred’s First 4x4

1972 Jeep CJ-5 - Fred’s First 4x4

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1983 Jeep CJ-7 - Verne’s First 4x4

1983 Jeep CJ-7 - Verne’s First 4x4

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1978 Chevy K10 Pickup - Capable Classic Camper

1978 Chevy K10 Pickup - Capable Classic Camper

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1966 Ford Bronco - Precious Metal

1966 Ford Bronco - Precious Metal

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2012 Jeep Wrangler JK - Raceline Wrangler

2012 Jeep Wrangler JK - Raceline Wrangler

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1989 Chevy Blazer - 14-Day Blazer: Part 1

1989 Chevy Blazer - 14-Day Blazer: Part 1

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1998 Ford Ranger - Ready Ranger

1998 Ford Ranger - Ready Ranger

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1992 GMC K1500 - Fool-Size Fun

1992 GMC K1500 - Fool-Size Fun

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2002 Ford Ranger - The Spicy Pickle

2002 Ford Ranger - The Spicy Pickle

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Jeep's Jeeps - The Chrysler Customs

Jeep's Jeeps - The Chrysler Customs

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Jobs That Include Low-Range As a Perk - Professional 4-Wheeling

Jobs That Include Low-Range As a Perk - Professional 4-Wheeling

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4x4 Rigs You Need To Own Before You Die - The Dirty Dozen

4x4 Rigs You Need To Own Before You Die - The Dirty Dozen

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Classic Willys Builds - The Past Spawns Modern Jeeps

Classic Willys Builds - The Past Spawns Modern Jeeps

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About 4 Wheel & Off-Road

Originally created as a special interest publication by the editors of Hot Rod, Petersen's 4-Wheel & Off-Road has grown into the largest 4x4 enthusiast brand in the world. Celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2013, Petersen's 4-Wheel & Off-Road has become the biggest title in the 4x4 world by leaving the chrome behind and focusing on hardcore 4-wheeling. From informative and comprehensive technical stories, to coverage of trails and events around the globe, to sharing the latest creations from our readers, 4-Wheel & Off-Road is a wealth of knowledge each and every month.

In addition to 4x4 of the Year and Ultimate Adventure -- the brand's signature annual events–the eminently knowledgeable and passionate editors of 4-Wheel & Off-Road also extensively cover other major gatherings of the 4x4 faithful, feature amazing vehicle builds, serve up technical how-to advice, and wrench on project vehicles. Technical editor Fred Williams is also the star of Dirt Every Day, a fun and informative 4x4-themed series featured on the Motor Trend YouTube channel.

Ultimate Adventure dates back to 2000 and is one of the most aptly named events around, and is at the top of every self-respecting wheelers bucket list. Each year Editor-in-Chief Rick Péwé hand picks a small group of lucky readers and takes them on the trip of a lifetime along with the staff and a group of sponsors. A new destination is chosen each year and kept as a closely guarded secret, but regardless of where they are on the map the week-long off-road journey covers over 1,000 miles of mud, rock, sand, trees, and asphalt while camping through several states. The motto for UA is “No Whining”, and everyone has to be entirely self-sufficient and no trailers are allowed.

First awarded in 1983, the 4x4 of the Year trophy goes to the best new 4x4-capable truck or SUV, with requirements including a two-speed, low-range-equipped transfer case, and with more than 2,500 vehicles produced each year and that we can crawl under the vehicle while the tires are still on the ground to weed out the cute UTEs. Qualifying vehicles are then judged against six criteria – ride & drive impressions, empirical data, mechanical figures, 4-wheeling attributes, interior quality, and exterior quality, with a heavy emphasis on the 4-wheeling attributes.

In short, 4-Wheel & Off-Road offers up a wealth of knowledge, experience and entertainment designed to engage the most passionate 4x4 enthusiasts, those new to the trails, and everyone in-between.

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