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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 (904)
Fauxtina’d 4x4s #EJS2018

Fauxtina’d 4x4s #EJS2018

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2018 Easter Jeep Safari: 4-Wheel & Off-Road Editor Christian Hazel Drives the UACJ6D 800 Miles to Moab #ejs2018

2018 Easter Jeep Safari: 4-Wheel & Off-Road Editor Christian Hazel Drives the UACJ6D 800 Miles to Moab #ejs2018

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4xForward: The Jeep Police Are Out to Get Me

4xForward: The Jeep Police Are Out to Get Me

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Third Report: Long-Term 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

Third Report: Long-Term 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

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Testing Yakima’s $1,000 Rooftop Tent: What’s the Money Get You?

Testing Yakima’s $1,000 Rooftop Tent: What’s the Money Get You?

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Daystar’s Super-Easy Wet or Dry Cam Can Storage Solution

Daystar’s Super-Easy Wet or Dry Cam Can Storage Solution

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Nexen’s Newest Off-Road Tire Tested

Nexen’s Newest Off-Road Tire Tested

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General Grabber ATx on Method Beadlocks

General Grabber ATx on Method Beadlocks

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Moore’s Tire Law: Bigger, Better, and Better Be Bigger

Moore’s Tire Law: Bigger, Better, and Better Be Bigger

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Staff Whoops! Deerp Six

Staff Whoops! Deerp Six

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Staff Whoops! Willys Whoops

Staff Whoops! Willys Whoops

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Staff Whoops! Ambulance Down

Staff Whoops! Ambulance Down

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ReinCARnation: All Automobiles Deserve More Than One Life

ReinCARnation: All Automobiles Deserve More Than One Life

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Staff Whoops! Flattie Flop

Staff Whoops! Flattie Flop

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Petersen’s Shop & Trail Tools

Petersen’s Shop & Trail Tools

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Ultimate Adventure 2017 Episode 5

Ultimate Adventure 2017 Episode 5

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Ultimate Adventure 2017 Episode 4

Ultimate Adventure 2017 Episode 4

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Ultimate Adventure 2017 Episode 3

Ultimate Adventure 2017 Episode 3

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Ultimate Adventure 2017 Episode 2

Ultimate Adventure 2017 Episode 2

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Ultimate Adventure 2017 Episode 1

Ultimate Adventure 2017 Episode 1

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My Vehicles

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

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