The fine folks at Petrolicious just published this gorgeous film about a man and his 1976 FJ-40. Enjoy...
After months of planning, a group of about 10 of us 200 series Landcruiser owners were set to meet up in Ouray Colorado, Labor day weekend to take on some of the well known trails of the area. We all connected through Ih8mud.com.
To paraphrase Charles Dickens, ‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was a weekend of sunshine, it was a weekend of rain (a lot or rain, oh and there was the snow too!).’ Despite the less than desirable weather, the Overland Expo team pulled off an amazing event. I think the weather actually brought everyone closer together. In fact, I don’t remember seeing anyone angry or frustrated due to the weather. I do remember seeing a lot of smiling faces, and I am positive I was grinning from ear to ear the entire weekend. This weather helped me, at least, slow down and really take my time to talk to the instructors, vendors, and attendees.
What is Rock Therapy? It’s a Moab adventure created by wheelers for wheelers. It’s an outlet for many to get away and clear their minds. It’s an excuse for many to take their rigs out in one of the best known off-road trail systems in the country. It’s a gathering created to bring together crowds from all over North America and experience what Moab has to offer.
From blown 3rd members and near-death rollovers to a 2016 Tacoma and sponsor dinners, there were many highlights that made this year’s Rock Therapy one for the ages.
It’s been nearly three years now since that Colorado January when my boyfriend and I brought home a rig I've coveted for years and it still feels great!
It began just over 9 years ago when a woman had posted on one of the forums that she needed help getting her Land Cruiser running. A friend and I volunteered to swing by and give her some direction. What we found in that garage was a 1962 FJ40 that had barely been touched by the previous owners (read: previous owner unbutchered). Her boyfriend at the time had bought it years before with the intention of getting it back on the road. Eventually he determined that he didn't want it anymore, and he gave it to her.
A quick retrospective on the type of amazing Toyota coverage we've completed over the last 8+ years. It's a pleasure to serve our readers and supporters as the top free digital magazine for Toyota Land Cruisers, Trucks, FJ Cruisers, 4Runners, and Lexus SUVs. Here's to many more years of amazing content from TCT Magazine!
(All photos courtesy of Toyota USA)
Today Toyota announced the redesigned 200 Series Land Cruiser for 2016. While much of the mechanical system carries over from 2015, there are plenty of new features to be excited about.
To start with, the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser features all-new styling from the a-pillar forward. The new bumper, grille, and projector-beam LED headlights frame a much more aggressive look on the luxury vehicle. The new tail lights and LED brake lights, along with plenty of chrome on the rear end finish up the muscular look.
Texas resident Carter Beckworth rolled into Truth or Consequences, NM in a vehicle that looked ready to go on safari on another continent. He arrived to join the Ghost Divide Expedition entourage headed to Overland Expo. His Land Cruiser immediately attracted attention due to its rarity: a1983 Aussie spec HJ47 powered by a 4.0 naturally aspirated 2H diesel.
With 286 Toyota 4x4 trucks in attendance, the 2015 Lone Star Toyota Jamboree event experienced an attendance record that practically doubled the previous record. What was the recipe for this success? Since this was the 10th anniversary of the event, the organizers increased publicity, sought out more vendors and special guests, and provided more meals and over $40,000 in prizes.