Click for Coverage
  • JP Magazine
  • Dirt Sports + Off-Road
  • 4-Wheel & Off-Road
  • Four Wheeler
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 (896)
Moore’s Tire Law: Bigger, Better, and Better Be Bigger

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

View Photo Gallery
Staff Whoops! Deerp Six

Staff Whoops! Deerp Six

View Photo Gallery
Staff Whoops! Willys Whoops

Staff Whoops! Willys Whoops

View Photo Gallery
Staff Whoops! Ambulance Down

Staff Whoops! Ambulance Down

View Photo Gallery
ReinCARnation: All Automobiles Deserve More Than One Life

ReinCARnation: All Automobiles Deserve More Than One Life

View Photo Gallery
Staff Whoops! Flattie Flop

Staff Whoops! Flattie Flop

View Photo Gallery
Petersen’s Shop & Trail Tools

Petersen’s Shop & Trail Tools

View Photo Gallery
Ultimate Adventure 2017 Episode 5

Ultimate Adventure 2017 Episode 5

View Photo Gallery
Ultimate Adventure 2017 Episode 4

Ultimate Adventure 2017 Episode 4

View Photo Gallery
Ultimate Adventure 2017 Episode 3

Ultimate Adventure 2017 Episode 3

View Photo Gallery
Ultimate Adventure 2017 Episode 2

Ultimate Adventure 2017 Episode 2

View Photo Gallery
Ultimate Adventure 2017 Episode 1

Ultimate Adventure 2017 Episode 1

View Photo Gallery
4x4 Tool Time

4x4 Tool Time

View Photo Gallery
Wrapping Up the Ultimate Adventure UACJ-6D Jeep Build

Wrapping Up the Ultimate Adventure UACJ-6D Jeep Build

View Photo Gallery
We Won’t Go Soft

We Won’t Go Soft

View Photo Gallery
Ultimate Dana 60s for the Ultimate Adventure UACJ-6D Jeep Build

Ultimate Dana 60s for the Ultimate Adventure UACJ-6D Jeep Build

View Photo Gallery
The Most Successful Attention-Getters

The Most Successful Attention-Getters

View Photo Gallery
Whoops! Dirt F-Head Don

Whoops! Dirt F-Head Don

View Photo Gallery
The Cleanest Cruiser #TENSEMA17

The Cleanest Cruiser #TENSEMA17

View Photo Gallery
First Look: AEV Chevy ZR2 #TENSEMA17

First Look: AEV Chevy ZR2 #TENSEMA17

View Photo Gallery

My Vehicles

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

Browse Articles By Vehicle

See Results