We’re excited to publish the April 2010 of FJC Magazine just a little early. This issue features more excellent Toyota FJ Cruiser articles for your enjoyment, and we’re happy to introduce two new contributors.
Our cover story is an article on cleaning your FJ Cruiser. We’ve actually been working on this article for several months, and we finally put all the pieces together. Check it out on Page 4. Lance Blair continues to impress with his article “Escape Pods” on how your expedition equipped FJ Cruiser can serve double duty in times of crisis. One of our new contributors, Stacey Knight, is well known in the FJ Cruiser community, and she’s provided great coverage of the 2010 Lonestar Toyota Jamboree. Our other new contributor and team member is Bob Blakely. He was lucky enough to score a great tour of the Ricochet Off Road Armor factory in Utah, so be sure to check out his article & great pics. After almost 50,000 miles on our FJ, and in preparation for our July 2010 seat cover comparison, we have a great article on installing Wet Okole seat covers in your FJ Cruiser. Let’s not forget Off Road 101 – this time we get into coil springs and which type are the best for you. We've also got great new products from Drake Off Road, you won't want to miss them!
Bob and Stacey join Athena, Angie, myself, and our new little boy Brenden to form the FJC Magazine Trail Team. Our team will be attending many events around the nation this year, so look for us on the trail and SMILE for the camera!
We also want to pre-announce a new project our parent company, Zaxyn Media is taking on. With the Apple iPad coming out in just a few days, we’ve decided to seize this opportunity to improve the way we all enjoy off road driving. By the time we all get to Ouray in July, we’ll have a prototype of an iPad (and iPhone) application called Off Road Trail Maps. This application will combine all the great features of off road guidebooks, paper topographical maps, and online trail information sites into one media-rich experience. You can follow the progress of this application at http://www.offroadtrailmaps.com , and even signup to be notified when it becomes available. We can’t wait to help every off road and 4x4 enthusiast enjoy the trails even more!