We're looking for the Nation's Coolest Suburban!
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Chevy Suburban, so we're scouring the nation for the coolest 4x4 Suburban to feature in the magazine. Do you have or do you know of an awesome Sub that not only looks great but also goes off road? If so, send us the owner's information (name, city, phone, email) and a photo of the truck. We're open to any era, any upgrades: built for mud, sand, rocks, camping, hauling kids, towing, or all of the above. It just has to be an awesome Suburban. If we pick your Sub we'll shoot a feature of it and send you home with a new set of General Tires! How's that for incentive? Send a nice digital photo to email@example.com and put "Coolest Suburban" in the subject line. Do it quick because we want to show off your Sub in our December issue.
Puerto Rico Sets 4x4 Record
Emilio Colon has launched quite a few 4x4 adventures through his 4Wheels Events and Caribbean Parts Agency in Puerto Rico, but he topped himself late last year when he organized a convoy of more than 8,000 4x4s to cross the island, earning a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. The number of vehicles surprised Colon and the Guinness officials, who were able to register fewer than half-some 3,500 vehicles-for the record attempt.
Most of Colon's trips aren't as gigantic. His regular La Vuelta a Puerto Rico en 4x4 (Around Puerto Rico in a 4x4) events are 4WD caravans through the island's tourist attractions and off-road areas, getting participants "in touch with nature and adventure simultaneously." Like the idea of a wheeling Caribbean vacation? Visit www.lavueltaapuertoricoen4x4.com for more info.
New Jeep & Ram Gear online
Chrysler has opened websites that offer clothing, outdoors gear, and other accessories designed to appeal to the owners of its various nameplates. On Jeep Gear (www.jeep.com/gear), for example, you'll find Jeep-branded T-shirts, jackets, vests, trail headlights, rescue tools, and more. Visit Ram Trucks Outfitter (www.ramtrucks.com/outfitter) for plaid shirts, camo jackets, work gloves, an 18-can cooler, and other Ram-branded merch.
•July 2-4: Independence Day Run, Superlift ORV Park, Hot Springs, AR. Info: 501.625-3600, www.orvpark.com
•July 2-4: Superlift 4xAdventure Series, Clayton, OK. Info: www.4xadventure.com
•July 3-4: Wheeling for Freedom, Twisted Trails Off-Road Park, Copemish, MI. Info: www.twistedtrailsoffroadpark.com
•July 8-10: Snowshoe Mountain Jeep Jamboree, Snowshoe, WV. Info: www.jeepjamboreeusa.com
•July 9-11: A&A Auto Stores 4Wheel Jamboree Nationals, Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, Bloomsburg, PA. Info: www.familyevents.com
•July 10-11: CalROCS rockcrawling series, Donner Ski Ranch, Norden, CA. Info: www.calrocs.com
•July 10-11: Michigan Rock Crawl Tour, Rocks and Valleys Off-Road Park, Harrison, MI. Info: www.twistedtrailsoffroadpark.com
•July 10-11: Urban SUV Survival Driving Clinic, Hungry Valley SVRA near Gorman, CA, by Badlands Off-Road Adventures. Info: 310.374.8047, www.4x4training.com
•July 15-17: Great Northern Trail Ride, Mole Lake Lodge & Casino, Mole Lake, WI, by Wisconsin Off-Highway Vehicle Association. Info: www.wohva.com
•July 15-17: Killington Jeep Jamboree, Killington, VT. Info: www.jeepjamboreeusa.com
•July 15-17: Northwoods-Mole Lake Jeep Jamboree, Crandon, WI. Info: www.jeepjamboreeusa.com
•July 16-18: Blazer Fest, Hollister Hills SVRA, near Hollister, CA, by Nor Cal Offroad 4x4 Club. Info: www.norcalbigdawgs.net
•July 16-18: Florida Vacation (camping and wheeling), Charlemont, MA. Info: floridavacation.eastern4wheelers.org
•July 16-18: VORRA night race, Fallon, NV. Info: www.vorra.net
•July 16-19: Lassen-Applegate Emigrant Trail Ride, near Imlay, NV, by the High Rock Trekkers 4x4 Club. Info: www.highrocktrekkers.com
•July 17: Free Rock Nationals, Morris Mountain ORV Park, Delta, AL. Info: www.mudcoveredproductions.com