Superbog Slingin’: Trucks Gone Wild Florida Mud MayhemPosted in Events on November 30, 2015
There are awesome 4x4 mud parties, and then there is the off-the-hook Trucks Gone Wild Superbog at the Iron Horse Mud Ranch in Perry, Florida. The Superbog is truly in a class by itself.
Three main components make the Superbog so appealing (and insane). First is the location. The Iron Horse Mud Ranch is a massive, 520-acre facility that has several killer mud holes, lots of camping space, and several truck washes, and it is in close proximity to town for those who may need to acquire repair parts or who don’t like to camp. The second key component is the Trucks Gone Wild (TGW) team. Matt Steele, Chuck Davis, and Chris Ledford, the creators of TGW, inject their brand of awesome 4x4 mud party that they’ve been honing since 2005. And finally there is the massive number of participants and their rigs. Mud fans who bring with them a fascinating collection of 4x4s from street-legal daily drivers to sick, fire-breathing Mega Trucks.
For 2015, the Superbog was celebrating its four-year anniversary. The weekend’s events included a freestyle competition, a Bounty Hole competition, and much more. Matt Steele was manning the mic for the Trucks Gone Wild Freestyle Championship Event 2015 as AJ Ganci flung his Jeep around the course in a wild display of horsepower to edge out the other competitors and win the event. The Superbog was also where Dale Baugh and Doug Stapleton were inducted into the Trucks Gone Wild Hall of Fame. The hall of fame is a new feature of TGW for 2015. Steele says, “We pick guys that are a big part of what we do and that have been there from the early days.”
We didn’t want Superbog to end. The consolation is that it will return next year. Steele says, "The TGW events at Iron Horse Mud Ranch continue to get better every time. It's a combination of great people that attend the event and a well-run venue. It’s really magical when it all comes together. I hope to be running events there for years to come."
The other consolation is that in addition to Superbog, there are numerous other events in the TGW portfolio and you can see them at trucksgonewild.com. While at the TGW website, check out their videos for sale too.
Whether you were at Superbog 2015 or not, you need to check out the photo gallery and video from the event that we’ve included here. Warning: It’ll make you want to Superbog!
The Superbog drew a fascinating collection of functional, unusual rigs, like this late-model Mustang-bodied mudder.
Many folks didn’t wait for the morning fog to clear from the Florida landscape before they fired up their machines and hit the mud.
That’s good mud right there, and it was one of several mud holes that were open for business at the Iron Horse Mud Ranch. Truth in advertising.
Don’t know how your truck would do in mud? There’s one way to find out. Superbog drew scores of rigs of all build levels.
There were some surprises in the mud, like invisible holes that require traction and horsepower to navigate.
We totally dug David Sayres’ Ford 6x6. It has a Cummins turbodiesel mated to an Allison transmission, and it sports a trio of locked 5-ton axles.
The Trucks Gone Wild Freestyle Championship Event 2015 was filled with insane action that brought cheers from the thousands of spectators.