It seems like every year we see less and less of your classic Whoops! is it because you are being more careful? or have you "masters of catastrophe" learned how to dodge the camera? Either way we're glad to see more of you wheeling responsibly, but boy do we ever love to see when you mess up. We all get stuck sooner or later; it's merely a case of whether or not you're willing to tell the world about your foul-ups. to congratulate those who proudly sent in their mistakes for the masses to see, we will be sending out license plates to the top 10 Whoops of 2007. Just a thank you for the joy we all get out of their 4x predicaments. Also, be sure to check out the proud men and woman of our U.S. military getting some of the biggest and baddest machines on earth demobilized in the terra firma from around the globe. And, as always, if you want to be part of the fun, simply send in your Whoops to firstname.lastname@example.org.
While wheeling in northern Pennsylvania, we came across this water crossing that the locals were going right through. i decided to keep a little to the left when my passenger side dropped underwater. After getting pulled out by my "local buddy," he told me there was a ford with 60-inch tractor tires tearing it up just a few days before.
Chris Bower Sox, via 4wheeloffroad.com
I had just finished working on my truck when i decided to head out for a little mountain wheeling in yigo, guam. Unfortunately i underestimated the mountain. i rolled my rig trying to follow the same lines that a few other rigs were doing-thinking that if they can do it, so can i. oh well, at least nobody got hurt.
Bob Hernandez via 4wheeloffroad.com
Just because your spotter says bump it, that doesn't mean you should hit it!
Joel Brown via 4wheeloffroad.com
Boot Scoopin' Boogie
The 39.5-inch Boggers and a 125-shot of nitrous couldn't get me out of this Canadian muck.
Serge Goulet via 4wheeloffroad.com
The water was definitely deeper than it looked from the other side!
Marcus Fritz, via 4wheeloffroad.com
Phil Beeler via 4wheel offroad.com
I was driving down a canyon road when i hit a patch of black ice that caused my Blazer to go off the road and hit a tree, then slide sideways down into a huge rock. thankfully that rock was there, because if we had slid a few more feet we would have been upside down in an ice-covered river.
Jon Holdaway, via 4wheeloffroad.com
After a fun day of wheeling at the cliffs, my 7-year-old son and i found the biggest hole there. He was a little mad since it ended our wheeling for the day.
Gary j. Widmayer, via 4wheeloffroad.com
This is what happens when you don't have enough horsepower and too much weight on the passenger side and you try to drift the truck at 40 mph on a dry lake bed.
Roy WetHington via 4wheeloffroad.com
Not even the v-10 can get me out of this one!
Shawn Cochran via 4wheeloffroad.com
This happened on the coldest night of the year in new Jersey. We were driving\ home when we hit a spot of ice that slid us off the bridge and resulted in a mangled passenger-side suspension.
Vinnie de via 4wheeloffroad.com
I seriously have to stop listening to my friends.
Scott Withall, via 4wheeloffroad.com
I made it all the way through this 100-yard mud pit successfully only to have a drop-off at the end stop me!
David Hazard via 4wheeloffroad.com
While wheeling at the Point in Hawaii we came upon this mud hole that my stock dakota made it through the first time with no problem. But after getting stuck on the second pass i made my decision that it's finally time for a lift kit.
Josh Bullock via 4wheeloffroad.com
This truck was being backed off of a trailer when the driver got a little too close to the sewage pond and slid in. it took aboom off of a Hemmet wrecker and a frontend loader to pull it out.
Staff SGT. keith Forsman via 4wheeloffroad.com
While deployed in Haiti we had a chance encounter with a mud hole that swallowed our 15-ton water truck that was loaded with 3,000 gallons of water. talk about waterlogged.
Gerald Vachon via 4wheeloffroad.com
Stuck Down Under
This happened on a recent training op in Australia. After we got the Humvee stuck, we went for the 7-ton and then sank it as well!
Lance CPL. Michael Leapley via 4wheeloffroad.com
I was turning around a 5-ton to help a fuel truck that had gotten stuck in the sand when all of a sudden i sank. i guess the survey team forgot to mention that the ground in Papua, new guinea, would be so soft.
Name Withheld via 4wheeloffroad.com
This is what happens when a 2-ton truck finds a soft spot in iraq.
Jim Captain via 4wheeloffroad.com
Thankfully the iraq rainy season only lasts two months. Staff SGT.
Chris Hjelm via 4wheeloffroad.com
Although there was nobody around to 'fess up to the incident, we think somebody went for the corner a little too soon.
SPC. Joseph Darling, via 4wheeloffroad.com
After a heavy rain flooded our base here in tikrit, iraq, we decided to bring a little fun back into our extremely boring lives. these lmtvs are supposed to be mud boggers, but i guess not. it took us over an hour of breaking chains, digging, and laughing to get this big bugger out.
SRA Cory s. Olson via 4wheeloffroad.com
Top 10 Whoops!
Rising Sun 2 Sinking Path
We went out wheeling right after a typhoon one day in Japan, and needless to say, i learned quickly that you should always test the waters before you get in too deep.
Matt Richter, via 4wheeloffroad.com
Thanks to my heavy right foot and a few broken steering components, we had an all-night recovery party.
Bernie via 4wheeloffroad.com
This is what's left of my '88 toyota 4runner after a roll from a nearly vertical hillclimb. luckily it looks worse than it was.
Joe via 4wheeloffroad.com
Where's the snorkel when you need one?
Chris Bryan via 4wheeloffroad.com
Well, this didn't work out the way I thought it would.
Kelly Leach, via 4wheeloffroad.com
I'm just putting the fall back into the waterfalls on Poison Spider mesa.
John Meighan via 4wheeloffroad.com
Some of the locals here in italy told me about this trench that I should go try. As it turned out, the mud, sand, and water mix was more like quicksand than anything else. it took a 10,000-pound winch on the front of a deuce-and-a-half to pull me out.
Derek Horn, via 4wheeloffroad.com
This is my '92 toyota with 18 inches of lift and 38.5-inch Boggers right after i dropped into what i thought was a shallow water crossing. i went in with a quarter tank of gas and came out with a full truck of water.
Richard Bates via 4wheeloffroad.com
Here is my '79 CJ after hitting a hole on the bomb range at the eagle Air force Base. i ended up ripping the leaf spring off of the perch and splitting my dana 18 transfer case down the side. The worst part was the four-hour walk to get back to base. I think we lost about 10 pounds after it was all said and done!
John Eiler, via 4wheeloffroad.com
We had been on this trail several times before, but this run was just a little different.
Kreg Waits via 4wheeloffroad.com