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October 2009 Off Road Rant - New Departments

Posted in Features on October 1, 2009
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Before we go any further, I just wanted to quickly remind you that we are heading up to Pismo Sand Dunes (okay, Oceano Sand Dunes) again for our annual Heavy Metal Weekend during the second weekend of September. After last year's trip, we were hoping to set up some official event with music, food, and entertainment this year. Due to some odd times in the old magazine biz, we've decided to keep it unofficial for at least another year. We'll still be up there having a blast, screwing around in the sand, throwing the smallest of our friends in the ocean for shark bait, and anything else fun we can think of. We suggest you show up and do the same. The weather is good, the summer crowds are gone, and we'll be looking for some killer vehicles to show off in the magazine. Come find us and pull up some sand! It's $10 per night for a camping permit, and we guarantee you will have fun. Come join us.

Now that you know where you're supposed to be on the second weekend of September, I want to tell you about a cool new section in the mag that we hope you'll enjoy.

It's something we've all wanted to see in magazines: Long-Term Updates!

Magazine tech stories are always the same-we bolt on the product, we test it out for a day or a week, and that's often the last time you are able to find out about how it functions. But what about after some time and abuse take their toll on a product? How does it work after the abuse, wear and tear?

Long-Term Updates will be a monthly section filled with some simple paragraph-long testimonials that will let you know what happened and what our impressions were after the glossy finish wore off.

But our new Long-Term Updates section isn't the only new thing around here! We have a new member of our team to abuse (at least temporarily). For some unknown reason, Agustin Jimenez signed up as a willing intern who actually was looking forward to coming to work for OFF-ROAD Magazine for the summer. He's been here two weeks and has already pumped out more hours than most interns are supposed to put in for a month. Welcome to the team, Gusto (we call him Gusto because he was way too excited about coming to work with a bunch of truck hacks). We're glad to have you, and if you'd like to keep working for free after your internship has ended, we'll set up a cardboard box in the parking lot for you to live in, next to ours.

This Month:
We're going hardcore on the features! Once a year, we try to bring you as many of your trucks as we can, and this time around we got more vehicles featured in one issue than this magazine has ever seen! Enjoy!

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