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POWERFEST RECON RUN 2017

POWERFEST RECON RUN 2017 Editor: Eric Bewley photo: E. Bewley/ M. Verley Portland, OR – It has been several years since we’ve hosted a gathering at the Tillamook State Forest OHV area. The place is great fun but we have been focusing on overland adventures and have been neglecting our own back yard. On a whim in a conversation around …

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Trail Tough Rock Block:  Dual cases for a Samurai

TRAIL TOUGH ROCK BLOCK: DUAL CASES FOR A SAMURAI Editor: Matt Verley Astoria, OR – Which gears should I put in my transfer case? I wish there was an answer to that question!  I’ve owned over a dozen Samurais in the last 20 years, and had every available transfer case gearset in my transfer cases.  The Samurai tcase is a bit …

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Tracking Route 66 – On Road Can Be Fun Too

TRACKING ROUTE 66 – ON ROAD CAN BE FUN TOO Story/Photo: Jeff Simons, Editor: E. Bewley The Mother Road, USA – My vacation was coming up and we’re taking the “new” Tracker. Check the build of the Tracker here. This was a going to be a cross country adventure with the plan of driving Route 66 in its entirety. I’ve seen sections and …

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HIGH DESERT OVERLANDING – FALL CLASSIC 2016

HIGH DESERT OVERLANDING – FALL CLASSIC 2016 Editor: E. Bewley Photos: M. Verley, J. Alonzo Bend, OR – A great long-weekend was had by all that attended this year’s Fall Classic. This year’s diverse group of trail riders and overlanders was rewarded with a broad cross section of what central Oregon has to offer. Driving took a back seat this year …

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BUILDING A ‘NEW’ CHEVY TRACKER – FOR A ROAD TRIP

BUILDING A ‘NEW’ CHEVY TRACKER – FOR A ROAD TRIP Author/Photos: Jeff Simons Editor: E. Bewley Sioux City, IA – I must confess, I’m a Suzuki nut and have been driving Suzuki vehicles for nearly 15 years. When I find one for sale, it’s tough for me to pass on it; especially if it’s affordable. The following story is an example of this scenario. One day …

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Suzuki and Toyota to Explore Business Partnership

Suzuki and Toyota to Explore Business Partnership -To strengthen collaboration in the environment, safety, and information technology fields – Editor: E. Bewley Tokyo, Japan, October 12, 2016―Suzuki Motor Corporation (Suzuki) and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announced that both companies have agreed to start exploring ideas that are directed towards a business partnership. The environment surrounding the automotive industry has been changing drastically …

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Sand Lake Super Storm Adventure

SAND LAKE – SUPER STORM ADVENTURE Editor: E. Bewley, Author/Photos: D. Cappell Portland, OR – With the coming winter comes the promise of large storms crashing upon the coast. Sometimes it is good sport to go check them out and see just how nasty it really is. This weekend was played up as a large ‘typhoon type’ with high winds, buckets …

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Suzuki Makes Two Big Announcements at the Paris Motor Show

Suzuki Makes Two Big Announcements at the Paris Motor Show Editor: E. Bewley BEND, OR – Suzuki Motor Corporation made two major announcements today, at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. One was the European premiere of the new IGNIS compact crossover, which aims to deliver a stylish exterior design combined with versatile functionality. The other was the announcement of Suzuki’s new …

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The Journey: Overland EXPO 2016

  The Journey: Overland EXPO 2016 Editor: Eric Bewley FLAGSTAFF, AZ – For years we’ve been wanting to attend one of the largest overlanding events in North America. We were fortunate enough to be able to attend this year’s event held at Mormon Lake, Arizona. Arriving mid-event and were received by an extremely helpful and courteous staff. The vendors were really relaxed and we were …

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