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The Marcus Family’s 1967 International Harvester: BFGoodrich's
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The Marcus Family’s 1967 International Harvester: BFGoodrich's "What Are You Building For?" Contest Winner for June

Tony Farson’s 1968 Toyota FJ40: The Time Machine - BFGoodrich's

Tony Farson’s 1968 Toyota FJ40: The Time Machine - BFGoodrich's "What Are You Building For?" Contest Winner for May

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Breaking: Ultimate Adventure 2018 Application Deadline Extended! #UA2018

Breaking: Ultimate Adventure 2018 Application Deadline Extended! #UA2018

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Cool New Products From Moab Easter Jeep Safari

Cool New Products From Moab Easter Jeep Safari

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Four Wheeler News: World’s First Super Sport Utility - 2018 Lamborghini Urus

Four Wheeler News: World’s First Super Sport Utility - 2018 Lamborghini Urus

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Ultimate Adventure 2017 Episode 5

Ultimate Adventure 2017 Episode 5

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Ultimate Adventure 2017 Episode 4

Ultimate Adventure 2017 Episode 4

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Ultimate Adventure 2017 Episode 3

Ultimate Adventure 2017 Episode 3

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Ultimate Adventure 2017 Episode 2

Ultimate Adventure 2017 Episode 2

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Ultimate Adventure 2017 Episode 1

Ultimate Adventure 2017 Episode 1

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First Drive: 2018 Wrangler Rubicon JL

First Drive: 2018 Wrangler Rubicon JL

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Traxxas Launches Licensed Trail Rig With New TRX-4

Traxxas Launches Licensed Trail Rig With New TRX-4

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New Products Found at 2017 Easter Jeep Safari

New Products Found at 2017 Easter Jeep Safari

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The Cars of  the NORRA Mexican 1000 Contingency

The Cars of the NORRA Mexican 1000 Contingency

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Take to the Rocks With a Scale Version of Bomber Fabrication’s Rock Racer

Take to the Rocks With a Scale Version of Bomber Fabrication’s Rock Racer

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Shops Supporting American Manufacturing and Jobs: IH Parts America

Shops Supporting American Manufacturing and Jobs: IH Parts America

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Does the new Land Rover Discovery Live Up to the Name?

Does the new Land Rover Discovery Live Up to the Name?

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Shops Supporting American Manufacturing and Jobs: Nuthouse Industries

Shops Supporting American Manufacturing and Jobs: Nuthouse Industries

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Shops Supporting American Manufacturing and Jobs: RCV Performance

Shops Supporting American Manufacturing and Jobs: RCV Performance

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Off-Road Expo 2016

Off-Road Expo 2016

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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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