The Tierra Del Sol event this past year was held in Ocotillo Wells, California, for the first time in a number of years. The event went off without a hitch and was jam-packed with some crazy vehicles from high-speed prerunners to incredibly built rock machines. While sipping on our favorite beverage in camp, we noticed a big, yellow Jeep tearing through a narrow pass off in the distance. After a few minutes of deliberation, we headed on over to see just what the Jeep was made of and who was behind the wheel. Steve Quinn and his '02 Jeep Wrangler were making their way through a section that many vehicles had previously given up trying earlier in the day. The first thing we noticed was how easy he tackles everything in his path, the second was the unique design of his ride.
Steve had turned to Mel Wade, owner of Off Road Evolution in Fullerton, California, to build him one badass rock toy. Mel did just that starting with a stock '02 Jeep Wrangler. If you are unfamiliar with Off Road Evolution, check out its website at www.offroadevolution.com and flip through the pages covering some of the shop's projects. Off Road Evolution has quickly be come one of the best off-road fabrication shops in Southern California. With Mel on the job, he knew his future Jeep would be nothing short of spectacular. Let's take a look, shall we?