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Christian Hazel

Christian Hazel

Editor, Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road

About Me

Christian Hazel is Editor In Chief of Jp Magazine, the world's largest and oldest Jeep-only publication. He's a life-long gearhead whose interest in anything mechanical or automotive took hold when he was just a little brat and hasgrown in interest and scope ever since. His career as an automotive journalist began in the late 1990s when he joined the staff of Petersen's 4-Wheel & Off-Road Magazine, eventually becoming Technical Editor before transitioning over as Technical Editor and then Editor In Chief of Jp magazine. He has written for numerous Source Interlink Media titles including Four Wheeler, Diesel Power, 4x4 Garage, and others as well as contributing to SEMA newsletters and serving as industry and marketing consultant to various OE and aftermarket manufacturers. His body of written work is as vast and varied as his list of project vehicles, with editorial stories ranging from full throwdown shootouts, new product and vehicle reviews, entertainment pieces, competition articles and videos, and in-depth technical reviews, installations, and how-to stories. You're more likely to find Christian behind the wheel of a vintage Willys, Kaiser, or AMC-era Jeep than a brand-new, shiny modern model. For Christian, form follows function, patina trumps paint, and Jeep is more a lifestyle than a brand name.
Articles Christian Contributed To (785)
2015 Ram Power Wagon Proves Why it’s the Best Pickup for 2015

2015 Ram Power Wagon Proves Why it’s the Best Pickup for 2015

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We Prove Armor All Outlast Brake Dust Repellant Actually Works!

We Prove Armor All Outlast Brake Dust Repellant Actually Works!

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Firing Order - Christian Hazel moving to 4-Wheel & Off-Road

Firing Order - Christian Hazel moving to 4-Wheel & Off-Road

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Inbox - Letters to Four Wheeler Editor

Inbox - Letters to Four Wheeler Editor

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Firing Order - Mud whomping issue

Firing Order - Mud whomping issue

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Letters to Four Wheeler Editor

Letters to Four Wheeler Editor

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Firing Order - The good, the bad, and the ugly magazine editorials

Firing Order - The good, the bad, and the ugly magazine editorials

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Skyjacker is the official shock and suspension of 2016 Ultimate Adventure #UA2016

Skyjacker is the official shock and suspension of 2016 Ultimate Adventure #UA2016

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Gibson Performance after-cat exhaust system installed in 2001 Toyota Tacoma

Gibson Performance after-cat exhaust system installed in 2001 Toyota Tacoma

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Warn returns as official winch of 2016 Ultimate Adventure #UA2016

Warn returns as official winch of 2016 Ultimate Adventure #UA2016

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Fond farewell to Pete Trasborg

Fond farewell to Pete Trasborg

Firing Order - Home or Auto Project – Which is worse?

Firing Order - Home or Auto Project – Which is worse?

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Firing Order - Parts guys and parts stores disappearing

Firing Order - Parts guys and parts stores disappearing

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Firing Order - Stupidity of overly stringent EPA regulations on automobile manufacturers

Firing Order - Stupidity of overly stringent EPA regulations on automobile manufacturers

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Firing Order - Gadgets, gadgets, and more gadgets in the off-road world.

Firing Order - Gadgets, gadgets, and more gadgets in the off-road world.

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Top Power and Mileage Mods You Can Do in a Day

Top Power and Mileage Mods You Can Do in a Day

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Firing Order - Road Trip Gold

Firing Order - Road Trip Gold

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Disaster Avoidance with Flat-Towing Basics

Disaster Avoidance with Flat-Towing Basics

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Exploring the Monitor and Merrimac trail in stock Jeeps during the Moab Easter Jeep Safari 2016 #EJS2016

Exploring the Monitor and Merrimac trail in stock Jeeps during the Moab Easter Jeep Safari 2016 #EJS2016

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We Infiltrate Epic Barbie Jeep Battle At Moab Easter Jeep Safari 2016 #EJS2016

We Infiltrate Epic Barbie Jeep Battle At Moab Easter Jeep Safari 2016 #EJS2016

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My Vehicles

  • 1972 Jeep J4000 1972 Jeep J4000
  • 1978 Jeep Cherokee Chief 1978 Jeep Cherokee Chief

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