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4 Wheel & Off Road Whoops

2002 Jeep TJ Stuck In The Drink - Whoops!
4 Wheel & Off Road

2002 Jeep TJ Stuck In The Drink - Whoops!

1999 Jeep Wrangler TJ Flopped On Drivers Side - Whoops!

1999 Jeep Wrangler TJ Flopped On Drivers Side - Whoops!

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1972 Pinzgauer 710K on its Side - Whoops!

1972 Pinzgauer 710K on its Side - Whoops!

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Plowboy Rock Bouncer Rollover - Whoops!

Plowboy Rock Bouncer Rollover - Whoops!

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Our Annual Beat-Down Roundup - Mega Whoops!

Our Annual Beat-Down Roundup - Mega Whoops!

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4-Wheel & Off-Road Staff Whoops! - Moab Memories

4-Wheel & Off-Road Staff Whoops! - Moab Memories

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Toyota 4Runner & SUV Stuck in The Mud - Whoops!

Toyota 4Runner & SUV Stuck in The Mud - Whoops!

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Jeep Buried In Snow & A Van On Fire - Whoops!

Jeep Buried In Snow & A Van On Fire - Whoops!

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Jeep grand Cherokee and VW Bug Stuck - Whoops!

Jeep grand Cherokee and VW Bug Stuck - Whoops!

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Jeep Cherokee & Pickup Stuck In The Mud - Whoops!

Jeep Cherokee & Pickup Stuck In The Mud - Whoops!

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Stuck In The Snow, Water and Sand - Whoops!

Stuck In The Snow, Water and Sand - Whoops!

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Jeep Wrangler & Toyota Pickup Stuck In The Drink - Whoops!

Jeep Wrangler & Toyota Pickup Stuck In The Drink - Whoops!

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Toyota Pickup Stuck On A Rock & Ram In The Snow - Whoops!

Toyota Pickup Stuck On A Rock & Ram In The Snow - Whoops!

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Delivery Truck Down! - Whoops!

Delivery Truck Down! - Whoops!

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1986 Chevy 1500 Stuck In The Drink - Whoops!

1986 Chevy 1500 Stuck In The Drink - Whoops!

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Jeep Wrangler Climbing A Tree - Whoops!

Jeep Wrangler Climbing A Tree - Whoops!

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Jeep Cherokee Stuck In Mud

Jeep Cherokee Stuck In Mud

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Whoops! Throw-Down - Our Annual Best Of Your Worst

Whoops! Throw-Down - Our Annual Best Of Your Worst

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4-Wheel & Off-Road Staff Mishaps - Whoops!

4-Wheel & Off-Road Staff Mishaps - Whoops!

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Dodge Ram 1500 in The Ditch - Whoops!

Dodge Ram 1500 in The Ditch - Whoops!

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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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