Exclusive Spy Shots: Walker Evans' New Rock TruckPosted in Project Vehicles on March 7, 2003
Could this really be the future of rockcrawling, or at least competitive rockcrawling? Do we need to rethink our position against independent suspension? The answer is yet unknown, but what we have here is the first attempt at a rockcrawling independent suspension that just might have us eating crow.
Somehow through disguise and espionage we managed to get into the top-secret fabrication facility of veteran desert-racer turned rockcrawler Walker Evans. There we snapped some shots of the latest and, we dare say, highest-tech competition rockcrawler around (this is no buggy, but rather a truck). What we found was a joint venture between famous solid-axle builder Dynatrac and Evans' crew of top-notch truck builders that resulted in a rig with 19 1/4 inches of ground clearance under the middle of the truck from bumper to bumper.
The end product is impressive. Will it work? The jury is still out. Is it cool? Anything that breaks the mold and steps outside the box as much as this thing does is definitely cool.