Big Oly Rides Again
Just checking out the Big Oly TT article in the November 2011 issue…. Kevin did a great job on it, and it was very nice equipment (awesome to see PJ with his original version). Probably long-forgotten is that there was actually a Big Oly II built in ’87 that graced the pages of OFF-ROAD as a project vehicle. Driven by Rick Sieman and Steve Kramer and built by Garman Fabrication, it was unfortunately destroyed in a bad roll in Baja in ’88.
Keep up the great work!
Thanks for that bit of OFF-ROAD history, Gary! I didn’t know about our past coverage of Big Oly II. Unfortunately our archives were lost many years ago during a company purchase.
I Got Your Fullsize Answer Right Here!
This note is in response to the Rant section in the Septmber ’11 issue of OFF-ROAD titled “Where Have All the FullSize Trucks of Moab Gone.”
I think I know where they all are. It looks like the most expensive, highly modified, newer $60,000-plus ones are all running around the streets of Southern California (mostly Orange County). And it appears the new fullsize crew cab 4x4s with diesel power, 6-, 8-, and 10-inch lifts, and 42-inch tires are “required” equipment for residential electricians, plumbers, handymen, and pretty much anyone in the construction/remodeling business here. Hell, there’s even a locksmith in my neighborhood with a sky-high Dodge Quad Cab. No wonder why things cost so much nowadays. The good thing about all this is that they would never dare take their show pieces off-road and that leaves more room on the trail for my Jeep!
Fountain Valley, California
Ha! Okay, you totally got me with that one (being that I’m the editor, originally from Orange County, who drives a Super Duty on 40s). Well, you better make some room for us on the trails, Mike! We’re going to try to bring more fullsize trucks out on the dirt and rocks to play in the future!
Fullsize Run in Moab?!
I heard a rumor somewhere that either you or Four Wheeler has a fullsize run going on in Moab next year. What can you tell me about that? I have an ’03 Chevy with a solid axle swapped in the front, and I’d love to hit the red rocks with you guys.
Eric, you heard correctly! OFF-ROAD magazine is having a fullsize run during Moab’s Easter Jeep Safari next year, and we’re teaming up with Four Wheeler magazine to do so. It should be absolutely awesome! We’re calling it Fullsize Invasion, and we’re working out the details of what trails and what days right now. You can be sure we’ll post information in the magazine, on our website (www.off-roadweb.com), and on our Facebook site (www.facebook.com/offroadmag) as soon as we have all the details worked out.