Ultimate Adventure 2016 Invited Reader Number Two #UA2016Posted in Ultimate Adventure: 2016 on May 24, 2016
Being number two in almost any respect is generally a dubious honor. Sometimes Second Place goes to the first loser. On the trail or during a race, the number-two position is the first person to eat dust and/or exhaust fumes.
In our case the second invited reader for Ultimate Adventure 2016 is just as lucky as the first invited reader—actually, our numbering is totally arbitrary. So don’t fret, number two. You are not the second man into the otherwise freshly serviced port-a-let. You will eat dust on UA 2016, but so will everyone else—except maybe Editor Christian Hazel, who we bet will spend plenty of time in the dust. It’s just that for whatever reason (say they are alphabetical) you are our number-two invited reader.
With that we are happy to announce that our second invited reader for UA 2016 is Wayne Lambert of Hermsoa Beach, California. Wayne will be driving his classy and cool 1971 Chevy C30. The truck is running a GM kingpin Dana 60 front axle with a Lock-Right and a GM 14-bolt rear axle with a Grizzly Locker, both turning 5.13 gears. The stout axles are connected to an NP241C with a slip-yoke eliminator that resides behind a NV4500. Plenty of GM power comes from a 427ci big-block Chebby. The big-block inhales through an Edelbrock intake and a Quadrajet carb. Suspension is a slightly modified 6-inch Skyjacker system (Wayne removed a leaf or two and trimmed an overload leaf) with RS9000 shocks and the front axle pushed forward 1 1/2 inches. The truck clears 40s and flexes well with Skyjacker Suspension and a few steering parts from our pals at Offroad Designs.
Hopefully Wayne will still like us after his patina’d yet clean Chevy gets wrung through the wringer on UA 2016. Since he has wheeling experiences all over California, ranging from Big Bear, Lake Arrowhead, Johnson Valley, and Mammoth Lake, we bet Wayne and his Chevy will fit in like a dirthead at a dirthead convention.