Back in 2016 we did a review on a really cool RC4WD Ready To Run Trail Finder Toyota Pickup. URL: http://tctmagazine.net/winter-2016/first-look-trail-finder-2-rtr-from-rc4wdThat truck continues to provide a great way to explore the backyard or a campsite, and our 7 year old is becoming quite the RC crawler driver.
The only all-female off-road competition in the United States recently completed the trek from Nevada to California, covering over 2,000 kilometers (1,242+ miles). Adventurous women from all walks of life tested their skill & stamina, left technology behind, and participated in the ultimate road trip.
For many, the SEMA Show alone is an event worth traveling the world for. In recent years, the journey to the Show has become a great adventure, and the Show is an added bonus. For those in the Show, the battle to get everything developed and built for the Show is the hidden story that many attendees do not get to see. These hidden stories are what elevate the SEMA Show from a standard auto show to THE premier auto show, and one worth coming back to. Year after year, these companies continue to push the boundaries within their industry and we are lucky enough to witness their dreams come to life.
Today Toyota USA revealed their latest concept car, the FT-AC (Future Toyota Adventure Concept), and we're interested in something like this becoming a reality.Today Toyota USA revealed their latest concept car, the FT-AC (Future Toyota Adventure Concept), and we're interested in something like this becoming a reality.
The goal was to escape the August Texas heat and land me in an ideal spot for the solar eclipse. My plan was to start in Colorado by hitting sections of the Enchanted Rockies Trail, stop off at Canyonlands National Park for an early morning sunrise photo at Mesa Arch (bucket list item), head north into Glacier National Park, Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, then finish the trip by meeting a group of fellow Toyota off-roaders in central Wyoming for the solar eclipse.
We have had an on-again, off-again relationship with Cooper Tires ever since we purchased our 1998 4Runner in 2006. We initially ran a set of their Adventurer A/T and a set of their Discoverer S/T tires before embarking on a five-year, 82,000 mile fling with remolded tires. That fling ended tragically last July with a sidewall failure and blowout as we were traveling through Montana. It was then that I reachedout to our readership to ask which tire you would want us to review. Much to my surprise, you overwhelmingly asked for us to review the Cooper Tire Discoverer S/T MAXX. So, we reached out to Cooper Tire, and three weeks later I had five brand new 285/75R16 tires sitting at my house.
With sunlight fading, we pushed the accelerator closer to the floor. Our perfect campsite was still several miles away on the shores of Lake Powell. We needed to get there before dark. The narrow, overgrown trail allowed for good speed but hid rocks and ruts that could cause serious damage at speeds.