HIGH DESERT OVERLANDING – FALL CLASSIC 2016

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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  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

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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

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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

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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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