Monday, March 18, 2013

Easter Jeep Safari 2013! 

It's almost here!  Easter Jeep Safari has got to be one of my favorite events to go to.  The scenery is incredible and the wheelin is even better! 

Yeah, I know it's Easter Jeep Safari and my Land Cruiser is a bit out of place but that's okay!
We love the unbeatable trail system with something for everybody from easy day trail riding to pucker yourself up trails that will surely give you a thrill!
The dates for this year's Safari is March 23-31st.  Grab your gear and head out.  Hope to see you there!  More info here: 

Jeep Beach 2013!

If you own a Jeep you know what it's like to be a part of the "Jeepin" crowd.  It's fun to go to events together and hang out with fellow enthusiasts and show off your mild to wild rig with pride. 

If you get a chance there's an event called "Jeep Beach" and it's coming up soon April 24-28th in Daytona Beach Florida.

The event kicks off with a 'say hello' party at Hooter's on Wednesday night followed by a show n shine at the local Chrysler Jeep dealership, and a small vendor show at the hotel. 

What most people come to see and do is the massive vendor show that is set up in the middle of the Daytona Speedway with an obstacle course for all to play on.

The week ends with a huge Jeep parade on Daytona Beach.  Imagine hundreds of Jeeps of every color, make and model, from stock to highly modified cruising down the beach in a parade!

For more information on this year's upcoming event visit their website at
Hope to see you there! 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Land Use Land Cruiser Gets New Shoes!

Elsie, my 1994 FJ80 Land Cruiser recently got set up with new Raceline Wheels and new BFG KM's. 

So far I am happy with the way they handle on the road and ever since I went up to 4:88 gears from Sierra Gear & Axle it really moves down the road just fine.  I think I have found the 'sweet spot' set up. 

I can't wait to try her out on some trails! 

These are called "Clutch"

Thanks to our sponsors once again for keeping us out there and on the road to help save our trails and public lands!
The Logandale Hump N Bump Event 2012

Logandale Nevada is full of beautiful red rock country and the perfect place to hold the Hump N Bump event.  This year marked the 32nd year of this awesome event with attendees from all over the country.

The area is full of anything from mild to wild trails and offers something for everyone.  Both stock rigs and heavily built buggies love to come out to this open riding area and enjoy themselves.

The Hump N Bump is a family fun oriented event that is a once a year as a fundraiser for the club with a large portion of the proceeds from our event supporting our Local and National land use causes. These include the BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC), Nevada based Partners In Conservation, TreadLightly! and the United Four Wheel Drive Association.

The event proceeds are also used to support the facilites at the Logandale Trail System, adapt-a trail cleanups, and user education on a variety of subjects including responsible land use and safe off-road and recovery techniques.  

Please join us for a wonderful time while also supporting our land use advocates that help to keep our awesome trails open! For more information about our 2013 event, visit our website at

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Cal-Neva Extreme 2012 About To Roll!

Once again the crew over at the Cal-Neva Extreme Rockcrawling series in conjuction with Yukon Gear & Axle announces their season opener May 19-20 at the Giant's Throne at Reno Nevada's Exit 28.  Several teams will be competing in what promises to be a banner year for Cal-Neva Extreme as the event rolls into it's third year. 

"Putting on a comp up at the Giant's Throne is awesome because of the natural terrain that promises to make it especially difficult and challenging for even the best drivers" said Glenn Bonner, President Cal-Neva. 

The rugged natural terrain at the Giant's Throne makes it a challenge to get through the tight courses and challenges any driver.  

Stock classes to Pro Mod are available so nobody gets left behind if they want the chance to compete in a W.E. Rock sanctioned type of event. 

CRAWL Magazine's very own Wendy Nickell with her spotter Brandy Southall will once again take to the rugged terrain and show 'em how it's done. 

"I had a great time last year and I've been working on my moves for the upcoming season and I'm looking forward to it" said Wendy, "considering last year was the maiden voyage for Project Wendy and my first ever competition we did really well!" she added. 

For more information, dates and locations check out their website at

Hump N Bump 2011 In Logandale NV.

This year's Hump N Bump in Logandale Nevada once again proved to be a success and provided lots of fun, scenery and off road enthusiast comraderie!  Put on by the Vegas Valley Four Wheelers and friends the Hump N Bump is a bucket list item. 

 "Elsie" coming through one of the washes with incredible scenery.
The wheelin in Logandale is anything from mild to wild with several opportunities for casual crusing and checking out the wonderful views and wildlife.  If you're lucky you may catch up to a desert tortoise like we did a few years ago.  What a wonder they are to watch, and be sure to just watch them and take pictures only as it's illegal to handle them. 
We've also encountered big horn sheep which majestically hopped down the mountainous terrain and paraded themselves rightin front of our Jeep, what a sight that was! 

It's not hard to find awesome photograph spots in Logandale!  The red rock scenery is one of my favorites and makes our rigs look great out there in the desert! 

 The "Land Use Warrior Machines".
This year I won the contest for picking up the most garbage and returning it to camp for disposal.  Good thing this little guy hopped out of an empty can before I tossed him into the dumpster!  For awhile he decided to live in the "Elsie".  My buddy finally decided to come out and take a peek whileI was working my way through some pretty nasty crevices.  Good thing I don't panick or both of us could have been in trouble on the trail that we were on! 

My little travel buddy.

All in all this is a good event for the whole family and has a growing raffle every year and I won't even tell you about the BBQ dinner they put on Saturday night!  This is mouth watering stuff for sure.  Keep up with the latest and the new dates for the 2012 event here:

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Winter On The Rocks 2012, An Epic Event!

Winter On the Rocks 2012 at Sand Hollow OHV area was epic and I would jump at the chance to go again next year.  The wheelin in the red rock country is very similiar to being in Moab and all this is located near the friendly town of St. George Utah! 

There's all kinds of wheeling available from mild to wild!

We took both of our rigs from the well built and equipped 97 Jeep TJ and our mildly built 94 FZJ80 Land Cruiser.  We found lots of places to play including beautiful sand dunes with endless vistas and views. 

The "Land Use War Machine" and the "Land Use Land Cruiser" are ready to go!

Our Buddy Rob Graft enjoys the views from his totally tricked out Nemesis Industries JK complete with a hemi!

There are lots of spots to just sit and watch the 'big boys' play on the harder stuff but for us it was fun just cruising around taking pictures and taking in the scenery! 

The Nemesis rig got a little 'stuck' on a dune pinnacle but the Land Use Land Cruiser yanked him out.

I was also impressed by poking around the friendly town of St. George.  The shopping was great and the people were helpful and I found a lot of interesting things to look at and buy like an antique accordian for my hubby, yes, he really plays it too! 

 Del tuning up the ol' sqeeze box!

Put Winter On The Rocks on your wheelin' bucket list, you won't be disappointed!

Put Winter On The Rocks on your wheelin' bucket list, you won't be disappointed!