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April Fools Day Toyota Crawl Harlan Kentucky - Toyotucky

Posted in Events on August 1, 2008 Comment (0)
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It isn't a Toyota, but it sure is an interesting setup. Steve Ryan runs a 350 small-block with a TH350 that spins a flipped Dana 300 transfer case to power Mercedes Unimog Portal axles with custom brakes. After spinning tires left him wedged between the boulders, the Unimog tube buggy decided to pull cable.

There aren't too many towns where you can cruise down the highway in an off-road buggy and not get a second glance from the locals, or the cops for that matter. The people in Harlan, Kentucky, have become somewhat immune to the loud exhausts and humming tires for one good reason, tourism. Harlan County decided to open up 6,000 acres of mountainous terrain once used by the coal mining and logging industries for off-road enthusiasts to use year round. With organized, well-marked trails, no entrance fees, and some of the most challenging terrain in the state, it didn't take long for people to start coming in droves. The area is host to many events during the year, including this year's April Fool's Day Toyota Crawl.

The event turned out to be a muddy one for Toyota lovers. From old to new, and stock to built to the hilt, all of the true die-hard four-wheelers were out enjoying every minute on the slippery rain-drenched trails. Most of the serious rock trails were lined with waterfalls flowing down between the boulders and cascading over the ledges, but that just makes it even more fun. To learn more about the Harlan County Trails, visit www.harlancountytrails.com.

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