IT’S NOT A JEEP: IT’S A GPW – Jp Magazine

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When it comes to building a project, there are many ways to skin the cat…ahem, Jeep. With so many paths, that generally makes each Jeep pretty unique, even if it doesn’t appear to be that different at first glance. Gary Ammon’s flatfender stood out at the 2016 Hi Desert Roundup held near Barstow, California, because it was moderately built, had clean lines, featured unique half doors, and it got the job done off-road. Now, the Jeep isn’t actually a Jeep. It’s a jeep. More specifically, it is a ’44 Ford GPW. Ammon is a life-long Jeep enthusiast, and he picked up this GPW because of its historical significance, and he wanted something to use for camping in the Sierras and to explore the deserts. Read More…

Written For: Jp Magazine / Four Wheeler Network
Written By: Jake Headlee
Photography By: Jake Headlee
Published: Online – September 15, 2016 Print – TBD

THIS FARMER’S 1975 JEEP CJ-5 IS HIS LUCKY CHARM – Jp Magazine

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When thinking of California, farming may not be the first thing that comes to mind. Most people from any of the other 49 states think of Los Angeles/Hollywood, San Francisco, sports teams, or smog laws when the word California comes up in conversation. In fact, the Golden State is the country’s agricultural production leader, and offers plenty of wide-open space and fertile ground. However, this isn’t a story about California, it’s about a 1975 Jeep CJ-5 owned by a California farmer named Vince Orgon.

Written For: Jp Magazine / Four Wheeler Network
Written By: Jake Headlee
Photography By: Jake Headlee
Published: Online – August 22, 2016 Print – TBD

The New Can-Am Maverick X3 Is Unveiled – OffRoadXtreme.com

 

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UTVs have come a long way over the years and the scene is bigger than ever. Arguably, the small off-road vehicle trend started with golf carts getting modified for dirt use. Then, UTVs popped up for industrial and farm use. The Yamaha Rhino lead the charge and suddenly, they were being modified as well. Long travel suspensions, reinforced cages, hopped up motors, the list goes on. The UTV manufacturers noticed the things their vehicles were being used for and started to develop rigs that rolled off the assembly line ready to play in the dirt, not work in it. Read More:

Written For: Off Road Xtreme
Written By: Jake Headlee
Published: 08/17/2016

 

2ND ANNUAL KMC WHEELS SUMMER JEEP-BASH PRESENTED BY JEEP – Jp Magazine

003-kmc-summer-jeep-bashFor the second year in a row, the KMC Wheels Summer Jeep-Bash was a success. Presented by Jeep, the event took place on July 9, 2016 in Long Beach, California, at Shoreline Aquatic Park, just across the channel from the Queen Mary. More than 200 Jeeps showed up, more than twice last year’s attendance, covering the grassy slopes surrounding the lighthouse in the park. Read More…

 

 

Written For: Jp Magazine / Four Wheeler Network
Written By: Jake Headlee
Photography By: Jake Headlee
Published: Online – July 25, 2016 Print – February 2017

Hot Tamale, The Red Hot 1952 Ford F1 – Rod Authority

IMG_6185Often times when building a hot rod, there is one area that is the main focus during the process. For Tres Wilcox and his 1952 Ford F1 it was body work and paint. Wilcox has been in the ho trod culture for over 20 years. When his Dad showed him an AutoTrader listing for this F1 four years ago, he liked the look of the rounded fenders and the fact that it was an old truck. Read More…

 

 

 

Written For: Rod Authority
Written By: Jake Headlee
Published: July 18, 2016

The California Goldrush, More Than Just A History Lesson

50-merc-005Dave Baker is a lifelong hot rodder. Years of going to shows with his Dad when he was a kid formed a deep connection in his brain that would never could be shaken loose. His wife, Lisa, has the bug as well. Together they had built some custom cars and motorcycles, but after attending a show in Paso Robles, California, Lisa got a serious drive to build a custom. Since Dave grew up in the Bay Area going to car shows with amazing customs and hot rods built by legends in the making, it had always been on his bucket list. And so the search started. Read More…

Written For: Rod Authority
Written By: Jake Headlee
Published: July 15, 2016

How To Choose The Right Wheel For Your Rod – Rod Authority

billetspecialties01Choosing which wheels to put on to your custom or hot rod is a huge decision. Often expensive, the wheels can have a profound effect that either brings the entire build together or, in some cases, blows it to smithereens. Read More…

 

Written For: Rod Authority
Written By: Jake Headlee
Published: July 14, 2016

Figuring Out What Front Axle To Use In Your JK Wrangler – Off Road Xtreme

rjiii60One of the most common breaking points on most off-road vehicles is the front axle assembly. Usually one of the last upgrades done to a vehicle, this doesn’t always get the attention it deserves and can have serious implications. There are lots of options for the Jeep JK Wrangler as it is currently the most modified off-road vehicle on the market. This guide is designed to provide more information on how and when to modify the JK’s front axle assembly. Read More…

 

Written For: Off Road Xtreme
Written By: Jake Headlee
Published: July 14, 2016

JEEP FUN AT THE CAL4WHEEL HI DESERT ROUND-UP – Jp Magazine

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High Desert Roundup – Jp Magazine December 2016

Summer was beating down the door and Jeep season was in full swing. What better place to enjoy Memorial Day weekend than the Southern California desert? The California Four Wheel Drive Association (Cal4Wheel) has kept the holiday weekend earmarked for the Hi Desert Round-Up (HDR) for decades, making this the 45th annual event. Read More…

 

 

 

 

Written For: Jp Magazine / Four Wheeler Network
Written By: Jake Headlee
Photography By: Jake Headlee
Published: Online – June 21, 2016   Print – December Issue of 2016