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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Around the West in 95 Horsepower: Exploring Moab

Around the West in 95 Horsepower: Exploring Moab Editor: Words by Andy Lilienthal; photos by Mercedes Lilienthal. Video by Jesse Hires. Moab, UT – In part six of Around the West in 95 Horsepower, Mercedes and I had arrived in Moab and explored some of the areas around the iconic Utah town. In this segment, we’ll run one of the 4×4 trails.    Today …

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Another One Over – Continuing the Adventure

Another One Over – Continuing the Adventure Upcoming Event! You too can be on an expedition to the most remote place in America Bend, OR – We are in the planning stages of a Suzuki only 4×4 overland adventure and would like to invite all Suzuki enthusiasts to join in. We are currently targeting either dates in late May / …

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Custom Front Bumper for a Sidekick Sport

Custom Front Bumper for a Sidekick Sport Story & Photos by: M. Verley SEASIDE, OR – One of the great things about the 1996-1998 Sidekick Sport is its wide stance from the factory.  The frame rails are spaced a few inches further apart to accommodate a different engine.  Unfortunately, this spacing causes some problems in the aftermarket.  Since Sidekick bumpers bolt to …

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Want a New Suzuki Samurai? Go to India or New Zealand

Nostalgia: Want a New Suzuki Samurai? Go to India or New Zealand Editor: Andy Lilienthal – subcompactculture.com Portland, OR – The Suzuki Samurai was introduced to North America in 1985 as a MY 1986 vehicle and was on sale for 10 model years. Despite the whole Consumer Reports roll-over conundrum in the 1980s, it remains one of the most loved, coveted, and in-demand 4x4s …

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The Fall Classic 2015 – this time with extra ‘murica!

The Fall Classic 2015 – this time with extra ‘murica! Editor: Eric Bewley, Photos by: D. Arnold, V. Mueller, M. Verley, A. & M. Lilienthal, Videos by: M. Verley Bend, OR – We’ve been putting on this event since the early 2000’s and even though it’s held in the same general area, as a group we always seem to find and do …

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Adding some more “sport” to a Suzuki Sidekick Sport

How To: Installing a 2.3 Aerio Engine Into A Sidekick Sport By: Matt Verley, Photography: Matt Verley Seaside, OR – Over the last 20 years, I have owned at least a dozen Samurais, several Sidekicks and Trackers, and a couple of Vitara and Grand Vitara.  About 3 years ago, I stumbled across a 1996 Sidekick Sport with a blown engine in my …

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Around the West in 95 Horsepower: Imogene Pass

Around the West in 95 Horsepower: Imogene Pass Editor: Andy Lilienthal, photos by Andy and Mercedes Lilienthal Portland, OR – In part three of Around the West in 95 Horsepower, we had arrived in Ouray Colorado. Here, we hit the famous trails of the San Juan Mountains.   After our first night in Ouray, Colorado, we’d stay in the area and visit …

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Suzuki Motor Corporation has announced its exhibits for the 44th Tokyo Motor Show

News: Suzuki Motor Corporation has Annouced its exhibits for Tokyo Motor Show Editor: Eric Bewley Bend, OR – October 2015 Suzuki Motor Corporation has announced its exhibits for the 44th Tokyo Motor Show 2015 (organized by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association), which will be open to the public from 30 October to 8 November. The theme for Suzuki’s booth is “SUZUKI NEXT …

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