Saturday after the SEMA show we did a photo shoot in the desert. Bob's Tacoma was joined by Redline Land Cruisers and their FJ-UTE 4 Door FJ-40, Toytec Lifts with their 2014 Super Charged Tundra, Come Up Winch with their FJ Cruiser, Warrior Products with their Tacoma Truck and FJ Cruiser, IH8MUD.com with their Land Cruiser, and a couple of locals out for some fun.
We attended several amazing Toyota events in 2014, here are some of our favorite photos!
I just came in from 96º outside after unpacking a few lucky raffle prizes out of my FJ from the weekend’s Off Camber event. I have the AC on and a fan blowing on me. I would much rather be back at the event enjoying a 50º evening and a camp fire with friends new and old. Since owning my FJ I’ve been to every FJ off road event at least once and many of them several times. Why do I go? What makes me drive all over the Southwest to meet up with like-minded individuals that want to romp on trails all day?
If you followed our Live from SEMA coverage, you know that our team blew it out of the water this year, and now we have the fruits of their labor in our Year in Review issue. We also have Beau's outstanding Holiday Gear Guide, more photos from 2014 Events, and the first part of our Expeditions 7 interview with Greg Miller. We have new content from Adam Tolman on choosing an articulating hitch, Overland Expo East Coverage, and more details on how Redline built the FJ-UTE.
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We're also excited to welcome a new sponsor for this issue: Give a warm welcome to Pelfreybilt Off Road!
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With rumors flying around the automotive world for well over a year regarding the redesign of the Toyota Tacoma, the wait is finally coming to an end!
The beauty of this dish is the simplicity of the Roasted Pasilla Cream Sauce; which can be prepared ahead of time and pureed in a blender, for a smoother consistency, or prepared in the field for a more rustic consistency. Pasilla chilies, also known as poblano chilies, can be found in most grocery stores and are identifiable by their shiny, dark green color and heat-shaped profile. Pasillas produce a mild heat when cooked and are as versatile in their use as this cream sauce is.
• 1 tablespoons (1/8 stick) unsalted butter
• 1/2 cup chopped onion
• 1 pasilla chile, charred, peeled, diced
• 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
• 1/3 tsp salt
• Dash of pepper
• 8 – 6 inch corn tortillas
• 1lb pulled pork
• 6 eggs – scrambled
• 1/2 cup Pico de Gallo
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook until translucent, about 4 minutes. Add the diced pasilla chile and cook for 1 minute to blend flavors. Add the heavy cream and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer until reduced and the cream coats back of spoon, about 6 minutes. Transfer the sauce to a bowl and let cool. Makes 3/4 cup of sauce.
Assemble the tacos by placing 2 oz of pulled pork onto a heated tortilla and top with scrambled eggs, 1 Tbsp Pasilla Cream Sauce, and 1 Tbsp Pico de Gallo.
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Driving to Tooele (Too-ILL-uh) for the first time, I had no idea what to expect. Located in the next valley west of Salt Lake, Miller Motorsports Park rises out of the myriad of farmlands and cookie cutter sprawl. Enter the main gate to this 85 million dollar megalith of concrete, asphalt and steel and you are as likely to see individuals as you are entire families engaging in every form of motorsports imaginable. You will find go karts, supercars and bikes galore circumnavigating the four main paved tracks. At this point you are wondering how your dusty, creaky and less than speedy Land Cruiser will fit in and more importantly….where you will pitch your tent. You navigate to the back corner of the course and suddenly it all makes sense.
What's better than taking the Toytec SEMA Tundra into the desert for a photo shoot?
How often do you hear an event described as “Epic?" Each time I speak with someone, the last event they attended was the best event ever. They may have even described it as “epic." Is it possible for an event to transcend the epic status and, if so, what’s the next level?
I look forward to any opportunity to travel in the mountains, especially with a few good friends. Event or no event, sitting around a campfire long after the sun has set is one of the most rewarding aspects of adventure travel. Campfires have the ability to invoke a primitive comfort inside all of us. The dancing flames, orange glow and inviting warmth can do wonders for your soul.
Entering the night, the two 5.7L vehicles had no issues lighting their path. Team 8155, Canguro Racing hit the switch on the eight ARB Intensity LEDs and soldiered on. Meanwhile, Team 8199, TRDPro uses more traditional Hella HID lighting. Both are effective in piercing the total blackout of the Baja night.