Easter Jeep Safari began last Saturday, bringing wheelers in from around the world to this unique 9-day event. This premiere 4×4 event consists mostly of daylong trail riding trips departing out of Moab, Utah. The event host, Red Rock 4-Wheelers Inc., is one of the local four-wheel drive clubs located in Moab. With as many as 1,000 registered off-roaders, participants relish the opportunity to climb the picturesque backdrop Utah has to offer.
Meet Nate Murphy, the mastermind behind the popular YouTube video with over 8 million views, “How to convert a Van in to an Off-Grid Camper in 17 Days!” This avid outdoorsman converts a Ford Transit into a camper van in only 17 days to support his multi-year climbing trip around the world! The feedback and success of his video inspired the creation of his blog “Nate Murphy’s Van Conversion Guide,” which provides tips and tricks of how to DIY van conversion and downloadable eBook that only costs about as much as a cup of coffee. This eBook includes step-by-step decision-making materials, component specs, supplies, pricing, electronic diagrams, and other tips for ways to improve your next build. Read More about How to Convert a Van in to an Off-Grid Camper in 17 Days!
The Spring Festival of LX’s reigns as the hottest mopar enthusiast gathering of the year! Based out of Southern California, the first meeting of the LX enthusiasts consisted of only 4 vehicles in 2004. At the time, LX first referred to the then-new rear-wheel drive vehicle platform for the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Magnum. In 2006, the Dodge Charger was added. Now, Spring Festival uses the LX designation to include later models such as the LC (Dodge Challenger) and LD (Dodge Charger).
This year, VIAIR attended the 2018 Unlimited Off Road Show in Ft. Worth, Texas! More than 250 Jeep, truck, UTV, buggy and off-road performance companies from across the country showed off their latest products and custom vehicles. Located at the Texas Motor Speedway, this venue holds the eighth-highest attendance record (212,585) among sporting venues in the world.
In 2012 Lone Star Throwdown began as a small truck gathering in Conroe, Texas with 600 vehicles but has now grown into what many in the automotive community consider to be the World’s Best Truck Show! This one-of-a-kind custom show attracts air suspension and off-road enthusiasts, builders, and major celebrities in the automotive scene. This, plus the over 2,000 custom vehicles competing for sought-after awards, makes it one of Texas’ leading automotive events of the year! Show promoters Lonnie Ford, Todd Hendrex, Jarrod Dunahoo, and Phil Cholette work tirelessly all year long leading up to the show, and we certainly saw the fruit of their labor when VIAIR attended the show.
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Recently, over 500 of the best hot rods, customer classics, muscle cars, and motorcycles competed against one another at the Grand National Roadster Show (formally known as the Oakland Roadster Show). In its 69th year, The Grand National Roadster Show is now the longest running indoor car show in the world! This custom car show was located at the Fairplex Fairgrounds in Pomona, CA for its 15th consecutive year.
All throughout the weekend, a team of judges focused on detail, quality, condition, safety, and originality to select a winner. These experienced experts in the car show scene are arranged into teams that focus and keep reliability within a point system for each vehicle class.
The main focus of each point is for quality and degree of difficulty in modification. The top achievable award is America’s Most Beautiful Roadster, with a cash prize of $10,000! Other notable awards are: Outstanding Overall, Outstanding Detail, Outstanding Color Design, Outstanding Engine, and Outstanding Interior.
The winner of this year’s 2018 America’s Most Beautiful Roadster award went to David Martin, owner of the 1931 Ford Roadster. Build credit for this beauty goes to Hot Rods and Hobbies out of Signal Hill, CA. You can easily see how this vehicle continues to set the bar for future winners to come.
This year, VIAIR featured LGE-CTS Motorsport’s 1976 Ford Bronco as our 2017 Off Road Expo booth vehicle! More than just a custom body shop, LGE-CTS is known for their wild modifications and complete restorations.
We had a chance to talk with one of LGE-CTS’ leading ladies, Sara Morosan, about her popular influence in the 4×4 industry and her experience with VIAIR.