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King of the Hammers 2021: See 102 Apocalypse-Ready Machines From the Lakebed

Forget the race, look at the unsung heroes of Hammertown.

1969 Blazer at King of the Hammers

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.

Bow Tie cruising Hammertown during King of the Hammers 2021.

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.

Ford Explorer Sport Trac on 40s, one-tons, and coilovers!

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.

Sick Chevy build with V-8 power, Offroad Design reduction, and big tires at King of the Hammers 2021.

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' 1999 Ford Ranger with a custom tube bed, 42s, 'tons, and coilovers.

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 with BIG Ford power, bypass shocks, and tons of flex at King of the Hammers 2021.
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 Suburban on one-ton axles, with 8.1L Vortec power, and coilovers.

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.

Ranger on 40s and a sick lift at King of the Hammers 2021.

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.

Colorado with HONDA power, a TH400, one-ton axles, and monster tires
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.

International Scout at King of the Hammers 2021.

Don't stop here, 102 King of the Hammers 2021 images are IN THE GALLERY!

 

Sick Chevy build with V-8 power, Offroad Design reduction, and big tires at King of the Hammers 2021.
Tim Nichols' 1999 Ford Ranger with a custom tube bed, 42s, 'tons, and coilovers.
Bow Tie cruising Hammertown during King of the Hammers 2021.