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Video And Huge Photo Gallery From Trucks Gone Wild At South Berlin Mud Ranch

Posted in Events on July 24, 2015
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When the Trucks Gone Wild folks announced a first-ever event at the South Berlin Mud Ranch near Moultrie, Georgia, we were all over it like a cheap Rockwell axle. For one thing, it gave us a great opportunity to visit the South Berlin Mud Ranch, which has been in operation for a little over two years now. The ranch is 300 acres of mud goodness that includes an all-new Bounty Hole, a mud racing horseshoe course, and three large riding areas. Heck, the ranch even has several miles of trails and other riding areas. Not only that, but the ranch also has a bunch of smokin' primitive campsites with lots of shade.

If you're not familiar with Trucks Gone Wild (TGW), here are the facts. The company was created by Chuck Davis, Matt Steele ,and Chris Ledford. In 2005, TGW trotted out its first video, and the company continue to sling out action-packed, mud-centric videos today. As a matter of fact, TGW is on video 18. But that's not all. TGW has morphed into a massive east-of-the-Mississippi event series. It boasted 24 events in 2014. Oh, and then there's the red-hot TGW merchandise.

Do you like unusual rigs? We do. Jim Burch's 2008 6BT-powered Wrangler stopped us in our muddy tracks. Not only is it a coal-rolling JK, but the I-6 also sports a pair of turbos.

Called simply "Trucks Gone Wild at South Berlin Mud Ranch," the weekend was packed with slingin', partyin', and racin'. TGW was filming video of the event, which included a Spank the Monkey competition (drivers raced their rigs on the Ranch's horseshoe course, dotted with jumps and mud, and had to exit their vehicle at the finish line and spank a stuffed monkey). Heck, there was even a DJ spinnin' tunes on Saturday night.

We could blather on about the incredible rigs and how much fun the event was, but we'll let the huge photo gallery and the shot-on-the-fly video tell the story. For more info on TGW, visit trucksgonewild.com, where among other things you can find a schedule of events. For more info on the awesome South Berlin Mud Ranch get your browser to southberlinmudranch.com.


Whoops! The Flirtin' With Disaster Wrangler found itself in a unique position during the Spank The Monkey race.

We saw more vintage rigs at the ranch than we have fingers, so that explains why we lost track after 10. This is Harley Davis' Chevy. We shot a full feature on it that will give you a closer look at this classic ride.

This is a darn nice rig. It's Jason Williams' 1985 Chevy Stepside, and as you can see it is sporting Rockwells and coils. Oh, and a big-block. More on this rig in an upcoming feature.

We could watch Kevin Johnson sling slime with his Chevy all day. Actually, we kinda did. We're not sure the engine ever cooled off all weekend.

This is Heather Guynn's slingin' machine. It's a 1996 F-150 stuffed with a 502ci engine, a Powerglide transmission, an SCS T-case, and a pair of Rockwells. Yeah, we have a feature coming your way on this legit truck.

Clearly, Cody Swalls didn't build his 1990 Chevy to sit around and stare at. It seems he never let the machine cool off all weekend. The lowdown: 468ci V-8, Rockwells, and coilovers. More on this rig soon here at fourwheeler.com.


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