July 2013 Whoops!

The Latest Off-Road Mishaps

Harry WagnerWriterReadersPhotographer

Third Time’s a Charm
This is what happens when you get stuck and your tow rig comes in after you. It took three hours and a third truck to get us out.
Robert G. Lawson
Via whoops@4wheeloffroad.com

The Hard Way Down
I was attempting to climb a hill in my ’88 Samurai and ended up launching off the top, landing upside-down back to the bottom. No tumbles or bounces, just one hit right there where it sits in the picture. Almost seven seconds of airtime and a long 20-foot fall. I broke three vertebrae (Nos. 10, 11, and 12) but walked away. The rig has been fixed and is back out in the woods riding around again.
Zach Nave
Via whoops@4wheeloffroad.com

Submission Information
Send us your wheeling foul-ups! Letters must be signed by the vehicle’s owner. Due to the large volume of mail we receive, we regret that not all submissions can be used and none will be returned. Digital photos must measure at least 1,600 by 1,200 pixels (or two megapixels) and be saved as a TIFF, an EPS, or a maximum-quality JPEG file.
Write to: Whoops!, 4-Wheel & Off-Road
831 S. Douglas St.
El Segundo, CA 90245
Email to: whoops@4wheeloffroad.com

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