Off The Road Again
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Off The Road AgainJan 26, 2022
Graeme R. Bell, Family Overland Travel, A2A Expeditions - Episode 191
Embark on a journey with Ross and Chris in this episode of the Off The Road Again podcast, where we're joined by the intrepid explorer Graeme R. Bell from A2A Expeditions. Graeme, along with his family, has turned the extraordinary into the everyday, touring the world in their trusty Land Rover Defender.
In this episode, Graeme shares tales of their adventures across continents. From the wild landscapes of Africa to the diverse terrains of South America, the bustling roads of the United States, and the icy expanses of the Arctic, each story is a testament to the spirit of exploration and the bond of family.
But the journey doesn’t end there. Graeme also delves into his experiences with Nimbl Vehicles. He discusses how this state-of-the-art vehicle has shaped their adventures, offering insights into life on the road with a family, and the unique challenges and joys it brings.
Listeners will be treated to a wealth of anecdotes, practical advice, and the inspiring philosophy behind Graeme’s life of adventure. Whether you're a seasoned overlander, a family looking for your next great adventure, or just love to hear about life on the road less traveled, this episode promises to ignite your wanderlust and perhaps inspire your next great journey.
Tune in to Off The Road Again for an episode that's not just about the journey, but about transforming the way we see the world and ourselves within it.
New Colorado ZR2, New Ranger, Bronco, & Prado - Episode 190
In this episode of 'Off The Road Again,' we dive deep into the world of rugged off-road vehicles with our special guest, Kamil Kaluski. Known for his adventurous spirit and deep knowledge of the automotive industry, Kamil shares his experience owning a Ford Bronco and his recent decision to part with his beloved 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado.
Join us as we also catch up with Ross, who shares his insights from his time behind the wheel of the new Chevrolet Colorado ZR2. The conversation then shifts gears to Kamil's experiences with the new Ford Ranger diesel in Poland.
But that's not all! Kamil opens up about his reasons for selling the Prado, sparking a fascinating discussion about what he's eyeing for his next off-road adventure.
Whether you're an off-road enthusiast or just love hearing about adventurous journeys, this episode is packed with engaging stories, expert opinions, and a deep dive into the world of rugged, terrain-conquering vehicles. Don't miss out on this off-the-beaten-path adventure with 'Off The Road Again!' 🚙💨🏔️
Ujoint Offroad, Chris Steuber - Episode 189
In this episode of the Off The Road Again podcast, we dive into the world of custom 4x4 conversions with our special guest, Chris Steuber, the mastermind behind U-Joint Offroad. Chris brings a wealth of experience in transforming the humble Ford E-Series vans into rugged, unstoppable offroad machines.
Get ready to hear the fascinating story of how U-Joint Offroad came to be and the intricate process behind these incredible conversions. Chris also shares insights into his latest awe-inspiring creation, the Vruck, powered by the formidable Ford Godzilla engine – a true marvel in the world of offroad vehicles.
But that's not all! We also explore Chris's recent venture, opening a shop in Colorado alongside Justin Chenoweth, delving into the exciting projects and future plans for this new endeavor.
In addition, this episode takes a turn into the realm of luxury SUVs as we discuss the Chevrolet Suburban High Country, equipped with a diesel-powered engine, perfect for those who seek both comfort and capability. Plus, don't miss out on Chris's experience with the Michelin Defender LTX M/S2 tires, as he shares his insights on performance and durability.
Whether you're a seasoned offroader, a van life enthusiast, or just love hearing about automotive innovations, this episode is packed with stories, tips, and tricks that will fuel your passion for adventure. Join us on this journey Off The Road Again, where the road less traveled is just the beginning!
Texas Dave, Rally Ready -Episode 188
Strap in for an episode of Off The Road Again, where we delve into the world of rally driving, F1 excitement, and a heartwarming mission to rescue dogs. This week, we're joined by Dave Carpetyan, the owner and operator of the renowned Rally Ready Driving School in Dale, Texas. Dave brings a wealth of experience from the thrilling realms of motorsport and a passion for canine welfare, making this episode a unique blend of speed and compassion.
First up, Dave takes us through his exhilarating experience with Red Bull F1 during the US Grand Prix week. As Dave recounts his interactions with the world's top drivers and his insights into the technological marvels that make F1 one of the most exciting sports in the world.
Next, we switch gears to discuss Dave's involvement with Sierra Cars at the legendary Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Hear about the challenges and thrills of competing in this iconic race, known for its treacherous turns and breathtaking altitudes. Dave shares his personal stories from Pikes Peak, providing an insider's perspective on what it takes to conquer one of the most demanding hill climbs in the world.
But Dave's story isn't just about speed and competition. He opens up about "Rally Rescue," his inspiring initiative to foster dogs in need. Discover how Dave combines his passion for rally driving with his love for animals, creating a unique foster system that provides a loving temporary home for dogs awaiting adoption. It's a touching reminder of the power of giving back and the special bond between humans and their four-legged friends.
In addition, Dave dives into his tips for aspiring rally drivers, the future of rally sports, and how he's training the next generation of drivers at his Rally Ready Driving School. Whether you're a motorsport enthusiast, an animal lover, or just love a good adventure story, this episode has something for everyone.
Buckle up for a ride through the exciting, compassionate, and always unpredictable world of Dave Carpetyan. Don't forget to subscribe, leave a review, and join us every week for more adventures "Off The Road Again."
Safe travels, and remember, the best adventures often start where the road ends!
70-Series Land Cruiser, Joel Strickland - Episode 187
Welcome back to another episode of "Off The Road Again," the podcast for all-terrain enthusiasts and the perpetually adventure-hungry! In this week’s episode, we're taking you 'Down Under' to explore the rugged landscapes of Australia with none other than, Joel Strickland.
Join us as Joel takes us through an overview of the legendary 70-series Toyota Land Cruiser — a vehicle that continues to define the quintessential Outback experience. He shares stories from behind the wheel of this timeless machine, discussing how it's evolved to meet the demands of the harsh Australian terrain while remaining true to its roots as an unbreakable off-road icon.
But that's not all — Joel also gives us an insider's look at the World Solar Challenge, one of the most innovative and challenging races on the planet. Hear about the cutting-edge solar-powered vehicles that traverse 3,000 km across the continent, and the bright minds pushing the envelope of what's possible in renewable energy transportation.
So grab your hat and slap on some sunscreen — this episode of "Off The Road Again" is an epic tale of innovation, endurance, and the undying spirit of adventure that lives in every corner of Australia's vast wilderness.
Don't forget to subscribe, leave a review, and gear up for an adventure with us every week. Safe travels, and see you on the dusty trail!
Desk to Glory, Iceland, South Africa, & Overlanding Europe - Episode 186
Get ready for an epic adventure on this week’s episode of Off The Road Again with your hosts, Ross and Chris! We’re thrilled to welcome Richard and Ashley Giordano from Desk to Glory, a couple who has transformed their passion for travel and overlanding into a lifestyle.
Join us as we dive deep into their incredible journey through some of the world’s most stunning and challenging terrains. Listen to their captivating stories about braving the elements in Iceland and embarking on thrilling expeditions in South Africa with the renowned Expedition Overland team. Discover how they navigated through the picturesque landscapes of Scotland, the historical sites of the UK, and the rugged terrain of Spain.
We also take a closer look at their trusty 2008 Toyota Tundra and its bespoke Overland Explore Vehicles Alpine Camper, delving into the features and modifications that make it the perfect companion for long-haul overlanding trips.
But that’s not all! Ashley shares her fascinating project, tracking down the life, roots, and solo traveling stories of Barbara Toy, a legendary adventurer from the 1950s. Learn how Ashley's research is shedding light on Barbara's pioneering journeys and her significant impact on the world of solo female travel.
Whether you're an overlanding veteran or just starting out, this episode is packed with inspiration, tips, and tales that will fuel your passion for adventure. So, buckle up and join us Off The Road Again for an unforgettable ride with Richard and Ashley Giordano from Desk to Glory!
White Knuckle Offroad Sliders, C43 AMG, & Outlander PHEV - Episode 185
This episode of Off The Road Again brings you the dynamic duo of Ross Ballot and Chris Tracy in a hearty discussion about the latest press cars Ross has taken for a spin. Feel the pulse-raising power of the Mercedes C43 AMG Sedan, explore the hybrid capabilities of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, and glide into the comforts of the Nissan Altima SL - all through Ross's expert insights and Chris's probing questions.
But that's not all! Ross delves into his latest modification – the rugged White Knuckle Off Road sliders he's added to his 2018 Lexus GX. Whether you're a gearhead, an off-roading enthusiast, or someone who simply enjoys the thrill of the drive, this episode is packed with firsthand experiences, technical tidbits, and a whole lot of automotive passion. Join us as we go Off The Road Again, with Ross's recent rides and roaring adventures! 🚗💨🌄
Ozark Overland Outfitters, Jason Harris - Episode 184
On this episode of Off The Road Again, Ross & Chris are joined by the Toyota Land Cruiser maestro himself, Jason Harris from Ozark Overland Outfitters. Jason's unmatched expertise and passion for all things Land Cruiser have made him the go-to for custom builds that span across generations, powertrains, and body styles.
Jason takes us on a journey through his experiences, beginning with his beloved Troopy Land Cruiser. He recounts the exhilarating moments, challenges, and awe-inspiring views from his memorable trip to the rugged terrains of Colorado. With every curve and climb, Jason's Troopy tales illuminate the indomitable spirit of the Land Cruiser and the unique bond between man and machine.
But that's not where the adventures end. Our very own Ross chimes in with his experiences in two luxury vehicles. How does the roaring Jaguar F-Type R compare to the sheer opulence and power of the BMW Alpina XB7? Ross breaks it down, juxtaposing the raw performance of the F-Type R with the harmonious blend of luxury and dynamism offered by the Alpina XB7.
From offroad beasts to high-speed luxuries, this episode covers the full spectrum of automotive exhilaration. Whether you're a Land Cruiser enthusiast, an avid overlander, or someone with a penchant for high-end speedsters, this conversation promises to fuel your automotive passion.
Rev up your engines, set your sights on the horizon, and let's venture Off The Road Again with this episode's thrilling tales and insights!
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Cory Fourniquet, GT Garage Talk - Episode 183
Prepare for another episode of Off The Road Again as Ross and Chris welcome Cory Fourniquet, the auto-reviewing guru behind GT: Garage Talk to the show. With an eye for detail and unparalleled passion for all things automotive, Cory has been giving enthusiasts in-depth insights into the latest vehicles on his highly engaging YouTube channel.
As we navigate through each vehicle’s specs, strengths, and potential setbacks, Cory also sheds light on the unique features that make each of the test vehicles a standout in their class. Whether you're an offroad aficionado or just a car enthusiast, this episode is packed with insights, expert reviews, and a dash of Cory's humor.
So strap in and gear up for an automotive deep dive! It's time to hit the road (and sometimes off it) with Cory Fourniquet on this riveting episode of Off The Road Again!
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Ross Goes to NH - Episode 182
Join Ross as he sits down with his brother Spencer, and their dad Rich, who recently embarked on an offroad trip to the picturesque terrains of New Hampshire. With the powerful Polaris Scrambler XP 1000 S and the rugged 2023 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro, the Ballots conquered trails, climbed peaks, and navigated the backcountry, all while strengthening their familial bonds.
Ross, Spencer, and Rich recount their thrilling journey, sharing the highs, the lows, and the unexpected surprises along the way. From encountering breathtaking New Hampshire scenery to tackling unforeseen obstacles on the trail, their tales of adventure will have you on the edge of your seat. Hear firsthand how the Polaris Scrambler and the Toyota Tundra TRD Pro stood up to the challenge, providing reliability, power, and comfort throughout the expedition. They delve into their favorite features of these robust vehicles and how they contributed to making the trip a smooth and enjoyable experience.
But it's not just about the machines and the trails; it's about family, camaraderie, and the unforgettable memories made amidst the backdrop of the great outdoors. The Ballot family also reflects on the deepened connections and the laughter shared, highlighting the heartwarming and enduring aspects of offroading adventures.
So buckle up and hit play for a ride-along with the Ballots on their New Hampshire escapade. Immerse yourself in a story of family, adventure, and unyielding vehicles on this captivating episode of Off The Road Again! Don't miss this journey into the wild with a heartwarming family twist.
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Baseline Overland, Peter Clark - Episode 181
In this episode of Off The Road Again, Ross and Chris welcome Peter Clark, the mastermind behind Baseline Overland, the company that's turning heads in the off-road community by expertly outfitting Chevrolet Suburbans and GMC Yukons. Peter shares the inspiration behind diving deep into these particular vehicles and explains why they're not just for soccer moms and dads anymore.
From heavy-duty roof racks that can bear the weight of the wildest adventures to front and rear bumpers designed to withstand the rugged outdoors, Peter gives us an inside look at the innovation and engineering that goes into each modification. Listen in as we dive into the nitty-gritty of vehicle prep for overlanding, the challenges faced when altering these iconic cars, and the rewarding experiences of seeing these vehicles tackle terrains they were never originally designed for.
We also explore Peter's own adventures and misadventures in the great outdoors and hear about the craziest requests he's received for vehicle modifications. Whether you're an overland enthusiast, a Chevy or GMC aficionado, or just someone who loves a good adventure story, this episode promises to gear you up for your next big trip. So grab your trail mix, fire up that engine, and let's head Off The Road Again with Peter Clark!
Remember to subscribe to Off The Road Again for more exciting tales and interviews from the adventurous world of off-roading and overlanding. Safe travels!
Land Rover Ron - Episode 180
In this episode of Off The Road Again, Ross and Chris journey through time and terrain with the ever-passionate Ron Lefevre, a die-hard Land Rover enthusiast. From the rugged hills to the silky sands, Ron has put his trust in the sturdy wheels of Land Rover SUVs for decades. Get an insider's look into his enduring relationship with his 1999 Land Rover Discovery Series I – a vehicle that's been with him since it rolled fresh off the line. Fast forward a few years, and Ron found himself behind the wheel of a 2004 Land Rover Discovery Series II, continuing his adventures with the iconic brand. Tune in as we dive deep into Ron's exhilarating escapades, the challenges faced, the memories made, and his undying love for Land Rovers. Whether you're an off-road enthusiast, a Land Rover lover, or just looking for a great story, this episode promises a ride you won’t want to miss!
John Watson, The Radavist - Episode 179
In this episode of the Off The Road Again podcast, Ross and Chris pull up a virtual seat with John Watson, the mastermind behind The Radavist. If bikes and the world of custom builds pique your interest, you're in for a treat. The trio dives deep into the world of bikes, shedding light on the passion and craftsmanship behind custom bicycles. The conversation naturally takes a detour to the Made Bike Show in Portland, a mecca for bike enthusiasts. John shares behind-the-scenes stories, standout moments, and what makes this event truly special.
But it's not all bicycles and trails. Shifting gears, John opens up about his recent automotive adventure - a Cummins diesel-swapped Land Cruiser Troopy. The guys discuss the intricacies of such a swap, the challenges faced, and of course, the thrill of merging a classic off-roader with a heart-throbbing diesel power.
Whether you're a biking aficionado, an off-roading enthusiast, or just someone who enjoys a good chat about wheels and wanderlust, this episode promises a blend of insight, laughter, and sheer automotive and cycling passion. Buckle up (or strap on your helmet) and enjoy the ride!
Off-Roaders for Every Budget - Episode 178
Welcome to another episode of the Off The Road Again podcast! This week, Ross and Chris are joined by off-road enthusiast, Spencer Ballot. Join them as they dive deep into the world of off-road vehicles, exploring options available for every budget. From the modest $2,500 to the sky's-the-limit unlimited budget, they discuss the best options available for off-roading enthusiasts at every price point. Whether you're just getting started in off-roading, or are a seasoned veteran looking to upgrade, this episode is packed with valuable insights and recommendations. Tune in as Ross, Chris, and Spencer share their experiences, tips, and tricks for getting the best bang for your buck in the world of off-road vehicles. Don’t miss this fun and informative journey through the rough and rugged terrains of off-road vehicle pricing!
New Overland Vehicles - Episode 177
Get ready for a rugged ride, listeners! This week on Off The Road Again, Ross and Chris delve deep into the world of offroading and overlanding's latest additions. As more manufacturers jump onto the overlanding bandwagon, it's hard to keep track of the freshest and fiercest options out there. From innovative features to robust chassis designs, these new vehicles are built to tackle the toughest terrains.
Whether you're a seasoned overlander looking to upgrade, or a newbie trying to get your bearings, this episode is packed with invaluable insights, expert opinions, and some good old-fashioned car talk.
So, buckle up and get ready to go off the beaten path with Off The Road Again. As always, keep it rugged and keep exploring!
Zack Pradel, Shooting Cars - Episode 176
In this episode, Chris and Ross welcome Zack Pradel, a true automotive aficionado, who has taken his passion for cars to new heights through his Shooting Cars YouTube channel. With an impressive resume boasting over 1,200 car reviews, Zack brings a wealth of knowledge and insight into the world of vehicles, both old and new.
Zack kicks off the episode by sharing his adventures with his beloved 1931 Ford Model A, a vintage gem that's a testament to his deep appreciation for automotive history. From cruising down memory lane to the challenges of maintaining a classic beauty, Zack provides a glimpse into the unique joys and trials of owning a piece of automotive heritage.
But Zack's interests extend far beyond the vintage realm. Listeners are in for a treat as he recounts his recent experience selling a Mazda RX-7, delving into the emotional attachment that comes with parting ways with a beloved modern classic. His candid insights offer a window into the bittersweet world of letting go of a cherished car.
As the conversation shifts gears, the team and Zack dive headfirst into the latest off-road titans hitting the market. The Wrangler 392 and Bronco Raptor take center stage as they dissect the performance, design, and capabilities of these rugged giants. Zack's expert opinions and unique perspective provide listeners with a comprehensive look at what these off-road marvels bring to the table.
From revving engines to crunching gravel, this episode of Off The Road Again Podcast is a captivating ride through the ever-evolving landscape of automotive passion. Whether you're a history buff yearning for the nostalgia of classic cars or an adrenaline junkie seeking the thrill of modern off-roaders, Zack Pradel's tales and insights are sure to ignite your automotive enthusiasm.
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2024 Land Cruiser, Emme Hall - Episode 175
Get ready to dive deep into an enlightening discussion about the latest models on the offroad scene - the 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser and the 2024 Lexus GX550. Emme provides expert insights on these vehicles, breaking down their offroad capabilities, technologies, and why they are the next big thing in the 4x4 realm.
We don't stop there - this episode also features a detailed discussion about the Polaris Ranger 1000 Expedition and the highly-anticipated Ranger Raptor. We'll explore their trail-conquering prowess, the latest features, and upgrades, and how they stack up against their competitors.
Last but definitely not least, Emme gives us a tour of her beloved offroad Miata named 'Buddy'. Emme talks about the challenges and triumphs she's experienced with Buddy, her modifications and future plans, and why the Miata makes such an unexpected yet formidable offroader.
GXOR, Dan Kunz - Episode 174
Join Ross and Chris on an off-road journey as we sit down with Dan Kunz, the off-road expert and founder of GXOR (GX Off-Roaders). In this adrenaline-pumping episode, we dive deep into the world of off-roading and explore the latest updates on the highly anticipated 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser reveal.
Dan Kunz, a seasoned off-road enthusiast, and passionate automotive expert, takes us on a thrilling ride as he shares his wealth of knowledge on all things off-roading. From the fundamentals of building a formidable off-road rig to advanced suspension upgrades, he divulges invaluable insights and tips that will inspire both beginners and seasoned off-road enthusiasts alike.
As the founder of GXOR, Dan leads a community of like-minded people who swear by the Lexus GX series for their off-road escapades. We delve into the unique features that make the Lexus GX the perfect companion for conquering rugged terrains and exploring some of the most memorable GXOR expeditions across breathtaking landscapes.
The highlight of this episode is the exclusive coverage of the long-awaited 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser reveal. Dan Kunz shares his thoughts and expert analysis on the latest innovations, design elements, and performance upgrades that make this iconic vehicle a formidable force in the off-road world.
Whether you're a dedicated off-roading enthusiast or simply intrigued by the allure of outdoor adventures, this episode is packed with captivating discussions and essential tips to elevate your off-road experiences. From selecting the right gear and vehicle modifications to mastering challenging trails, Dan's expertise and passion for off-roading will leave you energized and eager to hit the dusty trails yourself.
Don't miss out on this gripping episode as we venture into the heart of off-road culture with Dan Kunz of GXOR, explore the powerful capabilities of Lexus GX off-roaders, and discover the exciting enhancements introduced in the 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser. Get ready for an unforgettable ride that will fuel your wanderlust and ignite your adventurous spirit!
Tate Morgan, Sons of Smokey & Gambler 500 - Episode 173
In this episode of Off The Road Again, we journey into the heart of the Gambler 500 and Sons of Smokey with founder Tate Morgan. A revolutionary spirit who merged the worlds of rugged adventure and environmental stewardship, Morgan offers a fascinating insight into the creation and growth of these innovative events.
We'll dig deep into the ethos and appeal of the Gambler 500, a unique navigational challenge promoting fun and the cleanup of public lands. Plus, we'll take a closer look at Sons of Smokey, an organization built on the shared passion of outdoor enthusiasts committed to preserving our trails and natural spaces. Prepare for tales of rust buckets triumphing over treacherous terrains, all while picking up heaps of trash.
As part of our gear talk, we'll also dive into the capabilities and performance of the 2023 GMC Canyon AT4.
Ross and Chris can't resist a trip down memory lane, reminiscing about the understated capabilities of Pontiac Vibes, and the enduring charm of Land Cruisers. They’ll explore how these diverse vehicles have influenced the world of off-road adventures.
Topping it off, we discuss a passionate mission shared by our hosts and Morgan: eradicating littering in our natural spaces.
This episode offers an exhilarating ride through the off-road world, highlighting the crucial importance of trail stewardship, the camaraderie among adventurers, and the joy of turning old beaters into beasts of burden. So buckle up and let's get Off The Road Again!
Loren Walker, XGrid Campers, Offroad Camping Trailers - Episode 172
Buckle up and get ready for another episode of Off The Road Again Podcast as Chris & Ross dive into the world of off-road adventures with a special guest, Loren Walker, the owner of XGrid Campers! XGrid Campers is a premier full-service off-road camper trailer company with branches in both Las Vegas and Knoxville, TN. If you're an outdoor enthusiast looking to hit the rugged trails and explore the great unknown, XGrid Campers is your one-stop destination!
In this episode, we sit down with Loren Walker, who's a passionate off-road enthusiast himself and the driving force behind the success of XGrid Campers. Loren shares his journey from being an avid camper to becoming an entrepreneur in the off-road camping industry. We'll explore the genesis of XGrid Campers and discover the inspiration behind their selection of top-notch brands, including Taxa Outdoors, Mission Overland, XPedition Trailers, Opus Campers, and more!
Join us as Loren regales us with tales of adventures and unforgettable moments that he and his team have experienced while exploring the diverse landscapes of North America. From traversing treacherous mountain passes to conquering sandy deserts and crossing babbling brooks, we'll learn how XGrid Campers' products enable outdoor enthusiasts to embrace nature's wonders with confidence and comfort.
Loren will also give us insights into the unique features and customizations XGrid Campers offer to cater to every adventurer's specific needs. Whether you're a solo backpacker seeking solitude, a couple looking for a romantic escape, or a family yearning for quality time together, XGrid Campers has a perfect fit for you.
So, if you have a spirit for exploration and an itch for adventure, this episode is a must-listen! Tune in to Off The Road Again Podcast as we delve into the world of off-road camper trailers and get inspired to hit the trails with XGrid Campers leading the way!
Raptor R, Durango SRT Hellcat, Maine Trip - Episode 171
Ross and Chris welcome you to a crew episode. Chris talks about his Colorado trip and the rooftop tent that he ordered. Ross discusses his time with the Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat, the Ford F-150 Raptor R, and the KIA EV6 GT. Ross also took a trip to Maine with the Raptor R and the Polaris Scrambler XP 1000 S ATV.
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Chris' Kids (Remote Episode) - Episode 170
Chris and the kids are remote in Colorado for this episode. While not the usual camping trip, a cabin in Breckenridge this time, the kids have been having a blast playing in the Rockie Mountains.
Chris also provides an update on the 12V fridge/freezer that he purchased back in the Spring. Chris also discusses the 4-person Rooftop Tent that he has ordered and is already experiencing the fun of shipping delays.
Jeff Glucker Returns, 2023 GMC Canyon AT4X, Hummer EV, Lemons Racing - Episode 169
Join Ross & Chris for an adrenaline-fueled episode as we sit down with the automotive enthusiast extraordinaire, Jeff Glucker. In this captivating conversation, we delve into Jeff's new show on MotorTrend, aptly named Head 2 Head Drag Race, where he pushes the limits of high-performance machines in thrilling head-to-head competitions with Jonny Lieberman. The show premieres on July 10th on MotorTrend+.
Jeff shares his experiences behind the wheel of the GMC Canyon AT4X, an off-road beast capable of tackling any terrain. Discover the secrets behind the engineering brilliance that makes this truck stand out from the crowd and how it holds its ground in the grueling drag race challenges.
In an unexpected turn, we hear about Jeff's recent participation in a Lemons Race at Thunder Hill Raceway, where he campaigned a Ford Ranchero and an MGB GT. Experience the excitement and chaos of these unconventional endurance races, where creativity, humor, and a sense of camaraderie reign supreme. Jeff's anecdotes from the race will leave you both in stitches and in awe of the automotive community's spirit. The story of the shovel modification and the MGB dragging is worth it!
So buckle up and get ready for an unfiltered, high-octane conversation as Jeff Glucker takes us on a wild ride through the world of "Head 2 Head Drag Race," the GMC Canyon AT4X, his trusty Montero, and his unforgettable Lemons Race experience. Join us on "Revving Up" for a podcast episode that will leave you craving more automotive adventures.
Matt & Cara, Ozark Overland Adventures, Overland Wrangler & Gladiator - Episode 168
Join Ross and Chris on this exciting episode of Off The Road Again as we dive into the world of overlanding with Matt and Cara from Ozark Overland Adventures. Buckle up as they share their thrilling experiences, insights, and future plans while exploring the breathtaking landscapes of the United States in their trusted companions—the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and Jeep Gladiator Rubicon.
As avid adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts, Matt and Cara have traversed the country, seeking out off-the-beaten-path destinations and immersing themselves in the beauty of nature. From majestic mountain ranges to rugged desert terrains, they've encountered it all and have countless tales to share.
But that's not all—they're also preparing to take their love for the road to a whole new level by transitioning to a fully remote lifestyle. Matt and Cara have been meticulously planning their journey towards remote living, where they can embrace the freedom of the open road while working and sustaining their adventurous spirit.
Tune in as they discuss their strategies for achieving this dream, from ensuring a reliable mobile setup to balancing work and play on the road. They'll provide practical tips for aspiring overlanders who wish to embark on similar journeys and offer insights into the challenges and rewards of a nomadic lifestyle.
In addition, Matt and Cara are actively involved in the overlanding community, making appearances at Overland Expos throughout the United States. Learn about their experiences at these expos, where they connect with fellow adventurers, showcase their rigs, and exchange invaluable knowledge with like-minded individuals.
So, grab your favorite beverage, put on your adventure hat, and get ready to be inspired by Matt and Cara's tales of exploration and their upcoming plans for fully remote living. This episode will ignite your wanderlust and perhaps even inspire you to hit the road and forge your own overlanding path.
Stay tuned for the next thrilling episode of Off The Road Again, where we continue to bring you captivating stories from the world of overlanding and remote living. Happy trails!
2024 Lexus GX Reaction, 2023 Ford Raptor R, 392 Wrangler, Bronco Raptor & More - Episode 167
Buckle up and prepare for an exhilarating ride on the Off The Road Again Podcast! In this special episode, join your hosts Robby DeGraff of AutoPacific and Chris Tracy as they take you on an off-road adventure like no other. Get ready to explore the rugged terrains and discover the incredible capabilities of 14 impressive off-road vehicles that Chris got behind the wheel of at the highly anticipated Midwest Automotive Media Association's Spring Rally.
Throughout this captivating discussion, Robby and Chris delve into the heart-pounding experiences they had while testing a wide range of off-road beasts. From the commanding power of the mighty 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor to the trail-blazing 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor, they leave no stone unturned. Listen in awe as they share their firsthand experiences and dissect the remarkable features that make these vehicles true off-road icons.
But that's not all – the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 20th Anniversary and the 2023 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro are also in the spotlight. Dive into the world of off-roading with Robby and Chris as they compare and contrast these incredible machines, discussing their performance, handling, and innovative technologies that redefine what it means to go off the road.
Join us as we unlock the secrets behind these awe-inspiring vehicles, diving deep into the technology, design, and engineering that set them apart from the rest. Whether you're a seasoned off-road enthusiast or simply intrigued by the power and versatility of these machines, this episode will leave you itching to hit the trails and explore the great outdoors.
Also discussed is Robby and Chris' reactions to the 2024 Lexus GX that Robby attended the unveiling of in Austin, Texas.
Tune in to the Off The Road Again Podcast and embark on an unforgettable journey, as Robby DeGraff and Chris Tracy bring you the ultimate off-road experience, featuring the 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor, the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 20th Anniversary, the 2023 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro, and much more. Get ready to rev your engines, because the adventure starts now!
Tinkerer Design Studios, Kai He, Overland FJ Cruiser - Episode 166
Join Ross & Chris on this episode of Off The Road Again as we delve into the fascinating world of off-road adventures with our special guest, Kai He, founder of Tinkerer Design Studio. Kai takes us on an unforgettable journey through his passion for off-roading, showcasing his incredible FJ Cruiser build and sharing thrilling tales from his off-road expeditions.
Our adventure begins in the breathtaking red rock landscapes of Moab, where Kai's FJ Cruiser conquers rugged terrains and pushes the limits of off-road performance. Next, we dive into the deep forests and challenging trails of the Northeast, as Kai shares his experiences exploring the off-road playgrounds tucked away in this region.
But the adventure doesn't stop there! We then venture to Merus Adventure Park in Texas, where Kai takes us on an adrenaline-pumping tour of this off-road haven. Join us as we navigate through the park's diverse terrain, tackling steep inclines, unpredictable mud pits, and other thrilling obstacles that put Kai's FJ Cruiser and his off-road expertise to the test.
Beyond his off-road escapades, Kai He is also a skilled designer, and we explore his expertise in creating off-road front bumpers specifically designed for the FJ Cruiser. We delve into the thought process and inspiration behind his designs, discussing the unique features and benefits they bring to enhance the FJ Cruiser's off-road capabilities.
So buckle up and prepare for an action-packed episode that combines breathtaking off-road adventures, inspiring destinations, and the creative ingenuity behind Kai He's off-road front bumper designs. Whether you're an off-road enthusiast, an adventure seeker, or simply curious about the world of off-roading, this episode of Off The Road Again is an absolute must-listen. Get ready to be immersed in the captivating world of off-road exploration with Kai He and his remarkable FJ Cruiser build!
Nena Barlow, Barlow Adventures, Rebelle Rally, & Wrangler Rubicon 4xe - Episode 165
Join Ross & Chris in this exhilarating episode as we dive deep into the world of off-roading with a true trailblazer, Nena Barlow of Barlow Adventures. Nena is not only an accomplished off-road driver and instructor but also a renowned figure in the automotive industry. In this conversation, we explore her experiences working and competing with Ram Power Wagons, Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe, and her outstanding achievement of winning the Rebelle Rally.
Nena Barlow's journey has been nothing short of extraordinary. As the owner of Barlow Adventures, she has taken her passion for off-roading and turned it into a thriving business. Whether it's teaching 4-wheel-drive education and recovery courses or guiding adventurers through rugged terrains, Nena's expertise and love for the outdoors shine through in everything she does.
We delve into Nena's exciting collaboration with automotive off-road TV production, where she has shared her knowledge and skills with audiences worldwide. Through her contributions to various shows, Nena has played a vital role in showcasing the capabilities of off-road vehicles and inspiring enthusiasts to explore the great outdoors.
One of Nena's most notable accomplishments is her victory in the Rebelle Rally, a grueling all-women off-road competition spanning over 1,200 miles. We delve into her experiences, challenges, and triumphs during this intense event, as she shares valuable insights into the world of competitive off-roading and what it takes to come out on top.
Throughout the episode, Nena provides a wealth of knowledge about off-roading, including tips for vehicle selection, essential gear, and the importance of proper training and safety. Whether you're a seasoned off-roader or new to the world of 4-wheeling, this conversation with Nena Barlow is sure to captivate and inspire you.
Tom Zielinski, 4 Fest Events, Gladiator - Episode 164
Ross & Chris welcome Tom Zielinski, a seasoned off-road enthusiast and the mastermind behind the renowned 4 Fest off-road events. With years of experience in the off-road industry, Tom brings a wealth of knowledge and a contagious enthusiasm that will have you itching to hit the trails.
Tom's dedication to off-roading extends beyond organizing events. He has also worked closely with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to create unforgettable drive experiences that showcase the capabilities of their vehicles in challenging terrains. His expertise and connections give him a unique perspective on the industry and allow him to provide unparalleled insights into the world of off-roading.
As a proud owner of a Jeep Gladiator, Tom knows what it takes to conquer the toughest trails. He shares his personal off-roading adventures, tips, and tricks, covering everything from vehicle modifications and maintenance to the best off-road destinations around the globe. Whether you're a seasoned off-roader or just getting started, this podcast has something for everyone.
David Tracy, Overland ZJ Grand Cherokee, & Australian Utes - Episode 163
David shares his passion for overlanding and all things Jeep. Get ready to dive deep into the fascinating story behind David's Overland ZJ Grand Cherokee Build, as he walks us through the journey to acquire a factory rear tire carrier for the ZJ.
But the excitement doesn't stop there! David regales us with his experience of taking a Bronco Raptor to the iconic Easter Jeep Safari. David also guides us through his epic adventure of flying to Australia to resurrect a Plymouth Valiant Ute. The twists and turns of this story are worth it!
Throughout the episode, we'll delve into David's insights on the art of building an overland rig, the importance of durability and functionality, and the joy of discovering the hidden gems and natural wonders that lie off the beaten path.
So buckle up and join us for a thrilling conversation packed with knowledge, inspiration, and adrenaline-fueled tales from the road. Don't miss this opportunity to dive into the world of David Tracy on Off The Road Again!
Sean Holman, Truck Show Podcast, & Use for Adventure - Episode 162
In this episode of Off The Road Again, Ross & Chris welcome back, Sean Holman, the founder of the Truck Show Podcast and a renowned automotive journalist. Sean takes us on a journey as he shares his experience with his 392 AEV Wrangler and how it's changed his perspective on adventure.
Sean also talks about his new company, Use for Adventure, which helps manufacturers plan and execute media trips for their vehicles. He provides insights into what goes into planning these trips and how manufacturers can use them to showcase their products.
Join us as we delve into Sean's passion for the automotive industry and how he's taking it to the next level with Use for Adventure. Whether you're a seasoned off-roader or simply looking for some inspiration, this episode is not to be missed.
Matt Adair, Petty Cash Racing, Lemons, Dobson Stuttgart & KOH - Episode 161
In this episode, Ross and Chris sit down with Matt Adair, a seasoned Lemons racer and the founder of Petty Cash Racing. Matt shares his passion for racing and takes us on a journey through his experiences in Lemons Racing, King of the Hammers, his love for sports cars, and why off-road can give you the same thrills with less speeding tickets.
Matt discusses his early days in racing and how he got hooked on the sport. He talks about his time racing in the infamous Lemons Racing series, where the focus is on budget-friendly racing and having fun. Matt shares some of his favorite Lemons Racing moments, including some unexpected victories and hilarious mishaps. Matt campaigns the baby blue Petty Cash Racing Jeep Cherokee XJ.
We also delve into Matt's experience with King of the Hammers, an intense off-road racing event that tests both the driver and their vehicle. Matt talks about the challenges of racing in such a grueling event, what it's like to create the tech specifications and safety standards for an entire series, and the sense of accomplishment that comes with finishing.
Lastly, we explore Matt's passion for classic Porsche race cars. Matt talks about working at Dobson Stuttgart in Seattle, Washington. He shares some of his favorite Porsche racing memories and what it's like to be behind the wheel of these classic machines.
Overall, this episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in racing and classic cars. Matt's enthusiasm and knowledge are infectious, and his stories will leave you inspired to hit the track yourself.
Moab Trip with Rogue Overland - Episode 160
Join us as Chris takes us on an unforgettable journey through the stunning landscapes of Moab. From breathtaking views of towering red rock formations to adrenaline-pumping off-road adventures, Chris shares it all in vivid detail. Chris drove his mostly stock 2008 Toyota Sequoia Platinum with skid plates and sliders added.
Throughout the episode, Chris provides valuable insights and tips on overlanding and the gear he used on this trip. He also discusses the challenges he faced and how he and the team overcame them.
So, whether you are an experienced overlander or simply an enthusiast of outdoor adventure, this episode is a must-listen. Sit back, relax, and join us for a thrilling journey through the scenic wonders of Moab, Utah with Chris Tracy and Rogue Overland.
Ferenc & Evelin , Overland Site - Episode 159
In this episode of our podcast, Ross and Chris had the pleasure of speaking with Ferenc and Evelin, the dynamic duo behind Overland Site, a website dedicated to all things overlanding. They shared their experiences and insights on building and traveling in their Iveco 4x4 camper van.
Ferenc and Evelin shared their insights on choosing the right equipment and gear, as well as the importance of planning and preparation for extended overland journeys. We also discussed some of their most memorable experiences on the road, from encountering wildlife in remote areas to navigating treacherous mountain passes. Ferenc and Evelin shared their tips on staying safe and enjoying the journey, no matter where your travels take you.
Whether you're a seasoned overlander or just starting to explore the world of off-road travel, this episode offers valuable insights and perspectives on the joys and challenges of life on the road. So join us as we dive into the world of Overland Site and their incredible Iveco 4x4 camper van!
Rogue Overland Expedition Leaders - Episode 158
In this episode of our podcast, Chris had the pleasure of sitting down with the leadership team of Rogue Overland, a group of adventurers who have taken off-road exploration to a whole new level. Our guests included Nick Savatgy, Nick Schulte, Mike Shaffer, Jared Davis, and Shaun Jorgensen, who shared their experiences and insights on what it takes to build a successful overland expedition team.
During our conversation, we delved into the challenges of off-road travel, the importance of teamwork, ATTITUDE, and the significance of having the right gear for any adventure. We also discussed the unique experiences that come with exploring remote locations and the lessons that can be learned from these journeys.
Whether you are an experienced overland enthusiast or just starting to explore the world of off-road travel, this episode offers valuable insights and perspectives from some of the most knowledgeable and experienced adventurers in the business. So sit back, relax, and join us as we dive into the world of Rogue Overland and the adventure of a lifetime!
Paul Schmucker, Everyday Driver - Episode 157
Join Ross & Chris for an exciting episode of the podcast featuring Paul Schmucker from Everyday Driver. We dive into the world of high-performance luxury vehicles and exploring some of the most impressive rides on the market today, including the all-new Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro.
In this episode, we'll take a deep dive into the Cadillac Escalade-V, the Mercedes-AMG G63, the iconic Porsche 928, and the latest addition to the Toyota family - the Sequoia TRD Pro. Learn what sets these vehicles apart from the competition.
But that's not all! We'll also discuss some of the most exciting trips and experiences that Paul has had behind the wheel, including trips to the Nurburgring and Spa-Francorchamps. Hear first-hand what it takes to tackle some of the most challenging and thrilling tracks in the world and get some insider tips and tricks for taking your driving skills to the next level.
So, whether you're a fan of luxury performance vehicles or interested in the latest addition to the Toyota lineup, join us for an informative and engaging discussion. Don't miss our latest podcast featuring Paul Schmucker from Everyday Driver, as we explore the Cadillac Escalade-V, Mercedes-AMG G63, Porsche 928, and the all-new Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro.
Colorado Trip, BMW X7 & Mini Clubman S - Episode 156
Dirt Sunrise, Tim & Kelsey - Episode 155
Join us as we delve into the amazing stories of their travels, including navigating treacherous terrain in remote locations, discovering hidden gems, and experiencing unique cultures along the way. Tim and Kelsey have seen it all and they're here to share their adventures with you.
As passionate offroad enthusiasts, Tim and Kelsey bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table. They discuss the challenges of traveling in different countries, the importance of preparation and planning, and share valuable tips and advice for anyone interested in embarking on their offroad adventure.
So, whether you're an experienced offroader or just starting, this podcast is the perfect way to learn more about the exciting world of offroad travel and adventure. Tune in to Off The Road Again with Tim and Kelsey from Dirt Sunrise, and join us on a journey you won't forget. Follow Tim & Kelsey on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.
Mike Levine (Ford Motor Company) & Dan Edmunds (Car & Driver) - Episode 154
Ross and Chris welcome Mike & Dan to the show! Join us for an exclusive podcast episode featuring Mike Levine, North America Product Communications Director at Ford Motor Company, and Dan Edmunds, Technical Editor for Car & Driver.
In this episode, we dive into the world of off-roading and desert camping. Also discussed is the Ford F-150 Raptor R, Bronco Desert Racer, 911 Dakar, and more. Mike and Dan share their expert insights on the design, performance, and capabilities of these vehicles, and discuss how Ford is pushing the boundaries of off-road engineering.
If you're a fan of off-roading or just curious about the latest advancements in the field, this podcast episode is a must-listen. So buckle up and join us for an exciting conversation with two of the top minds in the automotive industry.
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Fourbie Exchange, Online 4x4 Auctions, Brian & Garrett -Episode 153
Ross and Chris welcome Brian and Garrett, the owners, of Fourbie Exchange to the show. Fourbie Exchange is an online auction website for 4x4, four-wheel-drive, and all-wheel-drive vehicles. Join us as we dive into the world of off-roading, exploring the challenges and joys of owning these powerful vehicles. We sit down with the founders of Fourbie Exchange and discuss their journey in creating an online marketplace for the off-road community.
So grab a seat, buckle up, and join us for an exciting conversation with the owners of Fourbie Exchange. Don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe to our channel for more offroad podcasts like this one.
LX 600, Bronco 18k Mile Update, Micah Muzio - Episode 152
Join Ross and Chris in welcoming Micah Muzio back to the show. Micah creates videos for Kelly Blue Book. He also has his own YouTube channel where he reviews cars, trucks, and SUVs with his entire family. Micah also flies a Robinson R44 helicopter and owns a Ford Bronco with 18,000 miles on it. He has spent time recently with the Lexus LX 600, the Toyota Tundra TRD Pro, and the Toyota Sequoia. Also discussed are the Ram Rebel 2500, Ross' Lexus GX, and Chris placed an order for skid plates and sliders.
Hemi V8 Gladiator, British Columbia Overlanding, The Story Till Now - Episode 151
Ross and Chris welcome to the show Shaun Walford and his V8 Jeep Gladiator as he embarks on unforgettable overland adventures in British Columbia! With a 426 Hemi under the hood, this vehicle was made for epic off-roading, and Shaun takes it to the limit. Follow him on his quest to discover the most remote and stunning locations that British Columbia has to offer. In his YouTube channel "The Story Till Now," Shaun shares his passion for overlanding and provides a unique perspective on the challenges and rewards of exploring Canada's wilderness.
Raptor R, Jeff Glucker, Montero, Roof Top Tent - Episode 150
Join Ross and Chris in welcoming Jeff Glucker back to the show. Jeff is the editor-in-chief of Hooniverse.com. He also helps create sweet video content for Autotrader. Jeff owns a Mitsubishi Montero with a Go Fast Camper Rooftop Tent. He has also driven the Ford Raptor R and some other press cars recently. Also discussed are Ross' Lexus GX and its new remote start system. Chris discussed a potential skid plate partner too.
Dan Grec, Australian Overland Trip - Episode 149
Join Ross and Chris in welcoming Dan Grec back to the show. Dan is the author of "The Road Chose Me," and he joins the podcast to share his journey through Australia. Dan will take you on an overland adventure, showcasing the breathtaking landscapes and remote regions of Australia. Discover the challenges he faced, his Jeep Gladiator Overland Build, and the hidden gems he found along the way. Don't miss this opportunity to experience Australia like never before!
Blk Elk Media, Overland Trips, Daniel Mitchell - Episode 148
Ross and Chris welcome Daniel Mitchell to the show. Daniel is a co-owner of Blk Elk Media. They document overland rallies and the Express Rally with photos and videos. Blk Elk uses a Vandoit Ford Transit van to travel and document their projects. Daniel and the team have traveled all over the US as well as Alaska.
Andy & Mercedes Lilienthal, Rebelle Rally, Alcan Rally & Ultimate Overland Rally - Episode 147
Ross and Chris welcome Andy & Mercedes Lilienthal back to the show. They both run Crankshaft Culture. Mercedes competed in the Rebelle Rally in a Jeep Wrangler 4xe Rubicon. Andy attended the Four Wheeler Overland Adventure trip. They both participated in the Alcan Rally this winter. Andy and Mercedes also own a Subaru CrossTrek, a couple of Pajeros, and a #traveltractor Mitsubishi Delica, which is routinely in the Warn Industries booth at Expos.
Doug DeMuro Returns - Episode 146
Ross and Chris welcome Doug DeMuro back to the show. Doug has a great YouTube channel dedicated to new and interesting vehicles. He is also the owner of Cars & Bids. Doug also owns a 200-Series Land Cruiser, Defender 90, G-Wagen cabriolet, and a new Defender 110. Also discussed is Ross' new Defender.
Tread Lightly!, Matt Caldwell - Episode 145
Ross and Chris welcome Matt Caldwell to the show. Matt is the executive director of Tread Lightly. Tread Lightly! is a nonprofit organization, whose mission is to promote responsible recreation through stewardship, education, and communication. Matt also owns a Ford Bronco Wildpeak that he employs on some of the Tread Lightly trail cleanups.
Kurt Williams, Cruiser Outfitters, XOverland - Episode 144
Ross and Chris welcome Kurt Williams to the show. Kurt is the owner of Cruiser Outfitters and has worked with XOverland, Canguro Racing, and Jaos. Cruiser Outfitters features numerous parts and accessories for Toyota Land Cruisers and more! Kurt took a Nordic trip with XOverland and recently competed in the Baja 1000 with Canguro Racing. They worked with Jaos to field the Lexus LC600 race truck too!
CBI Offroad, Prinsu Racks, Nathan Wright - Episode 143
Ross and Chris welcome Nathan Wright to the show. Nathan is the owner of CBI Offroad and Prinsu Racks. CBI fabricates and sells off-road body armor: skid plates, front bumpers, rear bumpers, roof racks, and more. Located in Idaho, CBI Offroad is one of the mainstays in protecting your Tacoma, 4Runner, Tundra, Frontier, Colorado, and more!