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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 (970)

Jeep JL Wrangler Amp Research Powerstep Install on a 2019 Jeep Wrangler JL

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Go Watch the Ultimate Adventure 2019 Videos on Motor Trend YouTube Channel

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Chevy Silverado Duramax vs Ram 1500 Ecodiesel: 3.0L Six-Cylinder Diesel Engine Comparison #PTOTY20

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Ultimate Adventure 2019 Episode 5, Ending UA2019 on a Mountain Top High Note #UA2019

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Ultimate Adventure 2019 Episode 4, Denali Highway and Into the Wild #UA2019

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Ultimate Adventure 2019 Episode 3, Kennecott Mine and Killer Camping #UA2019

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Ultimate Adventure 2019 Episode 2, Leaving Civilization Far Behind #UA2019

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Ultimate Adventure 2019 Episode 1 Video Is Live On Motor Trend YouTube Channel #UA2019

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Ultimate Adventure 2019 Videos Are on Motor Trend Youtube Dec 2-6

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Long-Term Test Third Report: 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon

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10 Modified Jeep Gladiator Builds from SEMA

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10 New Off-Road Tires from 2019 SEMA

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10 Classic 4x4s from SEMA

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The Cronies are the best part of Ultimate Adventure 2019 #UA2019

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Barn Find Bliss

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Meet the Staff and Cronies of Ultimate Adventure 2019 #UA2019

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Great Gifts We’ve Tested for the 4x4 Camper

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You’ve Never Seen #vanlife Like This!

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Remember When Every Wheeling Trip Wasn’t Digitally Documented

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Long-Term Test Second Report: 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon

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My Vehicles

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

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