Whether you know it as King of the Hammers 2021, KOH2021, or Hammertown; the annual gathering of 4x4 fans went down in the California desert—and it was wild.
Spoiler Alert: If you're looking for race coverage, forget it. The rigs here discovered among the campgrounds, trails, and elsewhere during the King of the Hammers 2021 event.
Mitch Bergstrom's 2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac: found at King of the Hammers 2021
This Ford started as 2WD with independent suspension at all corners. Modifications include 40s, go-fast and mega-flex suspension, and solid axles all around.
Vache Badossian's Chevy
You'll find a Magnum Underdrive from Offroad Design, coilovers, one-ton axles, and screaming power from an L96.
Tim Nichols' 199 Ford Ranger with a custom-built Tube bed
Want the full feature on this Ranger (pre-tube-bed)? Here it is. Tim's been busy since abusing rocks and building a functional tube bed for the Ford Ranger.
Mike Shaw's Jeepster RIPS with Ford power!
The 351 inside this Jeepster is bored to 409 c.i. and take it from us, Mike's machine can annihilate some bumps (and still articulate its suspension).
Nick Miller's 1971 Suburban
It takes some huevos to aim a fullsize rig like this through the trails of the Hammers. Nick's big 'Burban packs an 8.1L Vortec, one-ton axles, and Offroad Design doubler, PSC-assisted steering, coilovers, and much more.
James Urias' Ranger on 'Tons
Sure, the engine and transmission are stock, but the Super 60s under this Ranger mixed with coilovers and custom-built links let James get into some gnarly situations.
Josiah Backus' Honda-powered 2009 Chevy Colorado
There's a Honda K20A2 under the hood, TH400 transmission, one-ton axles, and one heckuva suspension under this Colorado from Washington.
Don't stop here, 102 King of the Hammers 2021 images are IN THE GALLERY!