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Ken Hower and the Rubicon Trail Foundation is all about education, that’s their mission. As a 501(c)(3) Education foundation, RTF hopes to educate all to enhance the future health of the Rubicon Trail. There’s a lot going on right now with the Trail, listen in so you can stay informed, it really is fascinating stuff! Be sure to listen on your favorite podcast app – subscribe so you don’t miss anything, a new episode drops every Thursday morning, early!5:30 – he was all kinds of notorious13:06 – so, playing in a band, how long was your hair?28:22 – “There are people who wonder what the F* happened, there are people that make Sh*t happen, and there are people that watch it happen.” 37:20 – not that people were mistreating (the trail) intentionally, it was just not knowing46:34 – it was the community that extracted them, just as it should be47:31 – **be sure to listen** the history of the law regarding the Rubicon trail starts here1:17:35 – read the mission statementWe want to thank our sponsors Maxxis Tires and 4Low Magazine.www.maxxis.comwww.4lowmagazine.com Be sure to listen on your favorite podcast app. Support the show
Armando Verdugo shares his love for off-road and why he gets up in the morning to go to work! Founder of Herooffroad.org and BAM Strategic, Armando has been around the off-road block learning how to help the small business guy tie everything together. It’s a good conversation between two friends. Be sure to listen on your favorite podcast app – subscribe so you don’t miss anything, a new episode drops every Thursday morning, early!3:56 – I just kept moving progressively east until I got to just outside of Phoenix11:02 – it was a good time to build myself into what I wanted to be in this industry18:13 – the start of Herooffroad.org 35:33 – My thing with Hero is that I’m not going to save all of them, but I’d like to save one43:29 – your website is your Nexus, your home, you want it to be open and inviting52:02 – the PSA’s? that was a way for me to vent after dealing with customersWe want to thank our sponsors Maxxis Tires and 4Low Magazine.www.maxxis.comwww.4lowmagazine.com Be sure to listen on your favorite podcast app.Support the show
CORVA President Michael McGarity explains Land Use you can understand on Episode 145Want the insider's view of Land Use? This is the episode you need to listen to, then go back and listen to Del Albright and John Stewart and stay tuned for future episodes. Michael McGarity leads the conversation in Episode 145; the current President of CORVA brings a lot to the table, so listen close. Find us on your favorite podcast app – a new episode releases every Thursday at 2 a.m. – if you subscribe on an app or YouTube, you’ll get notified weekly.5:54 – the Sheriff would just wave and tell us to be careful11:10 – the accident changed the course of my life33:59 – servant leadership and followship 45:13 – in collaboration with the land they manage, they don’t own it; they manage it54:36 – what’s going on with the Rubicon trail – TODAY!1:10:32 – we need a Panda Bear to protect1:25:30 – I need others to object and rip them on social media so I can refer to that1:40:39 – let me tell you about the 30x301:59:20 – Support where you recreate We want to thank our sponsors Maxxis Tires and 4Low Magazine.www.maxxis.comwww.4lowmagazine.com Be sure to listen on your favorite podcast app.Support the show
The mission has changed, the passion has not. Chris Brahs and Drew Garcia talk with us about the changes at Outlaw Desert Racing due to government-mandated changes in their state and how they pivoted. Adrenaline Therapy, pit support, and off-road racing across the region in support of combat veterans is their focus now. Be sure to listen on your favorite podcast app – a new episode releases every Thursday at 2 a.m. – if you subscribe on an app or YouTube, you’ll get notified every week.5:25 – just work hard, play hard, right?10:44 – our social media just took off the last three months18:11 – That’s the good thing about the teamwork that Drew and I have created…29:08 – our New Mexico land trust commissioner wouldn’t even have a meeting with us35:26 – one of our goals is kind of a dream42:11 – we gather items to mail overseas to troops that are deployed for Christmas48:14 – we have a lot of support and we’re growinghttps://outlawdesertracing.com/ We want to thank our sponsors Maxxis Tires and 4Low Magazine.www.maxxis.comwww.4lowmagazine.com Be sure to listen on your favorite podcast app.Support the show
First-generation car guy Bryant Blakemore talks off-road racing in Texas and Mexico. He and Big Rich go in-depth on what happens when dust and brains combine. A great conversation about TDRA and TORRA mixed in with some charity work; check out https://www.torraracing.com/charity/ for some good works heading into the new year.9:08 – I know enough Spanish to get into trouble, but not out of trouble15:52 – I’ve taken every math class you can take, but I’ve taken every math class three times20:52 – Lubbock is a secret hot-rod town; the car culture here is awesome25:37 – the very top of my bucket list was to race Baja in my own truck33:03 – when I had the opportunity to get my feet wet, I jumped in head first41:02 – Sierra Blanca is the Ensenada of Texas55:08 – spend a little time at some smaller local races to get your bearings1:16:01 – I think we have four flat tiresWe want to thank our sponsors Maxxis Tires and 4Low Magazine.www.maxxis.comwww.4lowmagazine.com Be sure to listen on your favorite podcast app. Support the show
Mr. 4th Place, Dave Wong, has shaken off that title to become a champion trail breaker. Dave shares his history in California and now Utah. Listen in to one of the kindest men in rockcrawling on your favorite podcast app.7:42 – There was a lot of chocolate pudding I put down as a kid18:51 – there’s so many stories I have about my dad, his heart was always in the right place for the kids30:11 – I couldn’t ever leave any vehicle alone43:51 – Just take her for a ride in your car51:50 – I always wanted to compete, but I never thought I was capable1:05:47 – she’s been trapped in the laundry room – “didn’t you hear me banging?”1:09:10 – whatever you do and whatever I do, I’m going to be fourth placeWe want to thank our sponsors Maxxis Tires and 4Low Magazine.www.maxxis.comwww.4lowmagazine.com Be sure to listen on your favorite podcast app.Support the show
“Write the story you just told me,” that’s the advice Sue Mead got when she was struggling, “just simply put those words down on paper,” and it wasn’t bad advice. That’s the secret to getting started with just about anything. Begin with what you know. Big Rich was privileged to interview ORMHOF inductee about her life in off-road – they talked Camel Trophy, Dakar, Gazelle, and Baja 1000 among other stories. We could all learn a little about bravery and living life to the fullest from Sue. Be sure to listen on your favorite podcast app, then dream a little about what’s next for you!6:49 – Rural can be different depending on the makeup of people that live in an area11:12 – my first roll of film had three photos go to the Associated Press18:22 – 85% of the photography needs can be met with a cell phone 24:42 – make sure you know your exit before you get on top of things30:43 – “What I really want to know is how do you get along with people?”35:01 – “your organs are shutting down, we don’t know if we can save you.”…I prayed two prayers that day.43:04 – “you didn’t do too bad for a girl”There is more, so much more; listen in to hear about Borneo, Bolivia, Alaska, and so many more adventures.  When I grow up, I wanna be Sue Mead!We want to thank our sponsors Maxxis Tires and 4Low Magazine.www.maxxis.comwww.4lowmagazine.com Support the show
Gunfighter, animator, filmmaker…I love the labels off-roaders accumulate. Everyone comes with a myriad of talents. Krawlzone.tv creator, Nathan Riddle, has been bringing us off-road content for more than ten years; it’s an awesome history. Listen in to Episode 140, and if you need to catch up – you can find all episodes on your favorite podcast apps, YouTube or www.bigrichklein.com 4:29 – “Hey, I’ve got an idea”8:00 – A theme that we’ve kept all the way through, the passion and connectedness of the community18:57 – the cool thing about Sand Hollow is actually blazing new trails 23:36 – I was a little jealous that I didn’t get to participate in Little Hollywood with John Wayne walking the streets29:55 – I was a Jeff Foxworthy kid, “if you live in a house that’s mobile surrounded by a dozen cars that aren’t…”36:57 – I moved over to Spacestation Animation, and the whole ecosystem is well over 150 people44:56 – having more of an authentic come along, come hang out with us50:36 – oh, hey, we’re out here on the trail with “Nobody”We want to thank our sponsors Maxxis Tires and 4Low Magazine.www.maxxis.comwww.4lowmagazine.com Be sure to listen on your favorite podcast app. Support the show
Want to know about the women in Levi’s life? He tells all about Lently, Layla, and Loretta in this conversation with Big Rich. Watching this kid grow up in racing has been a pleasure, from XRRA to Dirt Riot to racing internationally and KOH, Levi is a good egg – listen in on your favorite podcast app.4:10 – chances are if you’ve ever had a steak, it’s from my area9:01 – the effort you put in is what you are going to get in results13:11 – I love motors for good reason, because I didn’t have to wake up every morning and feed them 22:41 – that car was a pivotal moment for me, I had to put my heart and soul into this28:06 – I learned the brakes on the left and not to let that right foot do everything35:55 – we opened up a baby naming book and counted down 81 names, the number was Layla, that’s how we named the car40:00 – …and I’m like, Shannon Campbell just told me to drive his car!49:39 – my favorite race track would be Glen HelenWe want to thank our sponsors Maxxis Tires and 4Low Magazine.Support the show
Tech Tim joins us to share his love of learning, self-proclaimed luckiest man in the industry; friendships and gumption have offered a lot of opportunities. ARB to Northridge with some stops along the way; Tim Lund has been all over making friends. It’s a great story, tune in on your favorite podcast app.5:56 – Beautiful bike, right out of Monkey Ward or Sears catalog11:46 – “wow. You did really good, just like your older brother.”21:31 – we ate like kings 35:20 – I had a neighbor with a first gen Toyota pickup…47:20 – …there’s got to be more to a differential57:17 – “understand, we buy the beer.”1:17:57 – there was the honeymoon period, we had so much business1:28:56 – that was the infamous Scherer and Campbell drag race in the Hooters parking lotWe want to thank our sponsors Maxxis Tires and 4Low Magazine.www.maxxis.comwww.4lowmagazine.com Be sure to listen on your favorite podcast app. Support the show
Of all the titles Ryan Miller carries, internet fact checker is one of my favorite – it’s not that he’s a smartass, he just remembers everything. What rock to turn at, which race was won by whom, how many turns of the wrench gets you the exact ride height you need. Ryan is smart and talented, listen in to this rockcrawler/navigator/racer/husband/dad/rattlesnake bite survivor, I promise you’ll learn some things!10:31 – I don’t like to suck at stuff17:44 – “I want you to be lost to find me”24:54 – the idea of the Arizona Wildcat Off Road club was if you go out into the desert and get stuck, at least you have some buddies to come get you unstuck 33:15 – I was like, I don’t know how I’m winning, but I am39:43 – all those Southwest guys didn’t even know what mud and trees were50:37 – it’s easy to go our and break something, but just as easy on the equipment and get through it1:00:24 – how do I tell Bailey that her race is over?1:05:36 – oh, yeah, you wear out the refresh button. Refresh, refresh, refresh!!We want to thank our sponsors Maxxis Tires and 4Low Magazine.www.maxxis.comwww.4lowmagazine.com Support the show
Bailey admits to not being very interested in motorsports as a youngster, but once she got the bug, it’s been a steady rise to the top. It’s a great place to be for this girl!  A talented driver and a great role model for all, Bailey Campbell shares her interests with us on this episode. Give it a listen on your favorite podcast app.3:53 – my dad told me I couldn’t race unless I got down to the shop and got my hands on some of the cars myself15:42 – my Uncle Nick spotted for me and I accidentally ran him over23:55 – my dad’s biggest thing was always throttle control 33:25 – my favorite part is probably pre-running because you’re going at a slow enough pace to really see the terrain change42:17 – I can’t believe how far they’ve come in technology and way they work with us50:42 – I just have these main goals that I need to accomplish – the first is to be the first Queen of the Hammers54:06 – I grew up with a never quit attitude59:50 – every co-driver I’ve had, every spotter I’ve had, has taught me something newWe want to thank our sponsors Maxxis Tires and 4Low Magazine.www.maxxis.comwww.4lowmagazine.com Be sure to listen on your favorite podcast app. Support the show
“You don’t know what you can do until you do it, right?” Our man, Rob Usnick is still pushing the limits. From Ranger School to Bridal Fashion, and everything in between.  No, seriously, this renaissance man is throwing things up and hitting them out of the park daily. 4:35 – I put all my cards and chips in the middle9:55 – small towns are bad when they are your small town14:50 – it’s hard to get into a firefight 22:18 – when you’re with people who are badasses, you don’t realize you are one too33:13 – the paparazzi’s here, it was a training distractor41:32 – then I did King of the Motos, which is up there in the five dumbest things I’ve ever done45:13 – there’s not many days to make your whole nut for the year52.25 – “what are you doing in here, boy?” I’m here to get some fabric, I’m like, “daddy can sew!”1:00:06 – one thing I hate is when people say, “oh, you can’t do that”We want to thank our sponsors Maxxis Tires and 4Low Magazine.www.maxxis.comwww.4lowmagazine.com Be sure to listen on your favorite podcast app. Support the show
Ready for an adrenaline rush? Tom Wayes is living a storied life, it was great to hear some of that tale. Want to hear how he fought off a bear, we’ve all heard part of the story, Tom tells all right here.5:41 – the first person to introduce me to skiing, and I was completely obsessed with it8:48 – I wasn’t planning on staying12:28 – as long as I had my ice tools, my crampons, and a rope, I dropped into anything 18:57 – we chartered a Russian heli…and just pointed at stuff and landed on it and skied whatever we felt like21:21 – Putin’s coming, Putin’s coming…29:28 – I kind of enjoy just keeping people guessing on where I’m going to qualify35:08 – never grab your gummy snacks with your race gloves…38:31 – I gather up some lawn chairs, I gather up a golf cart, and then…42:16 – always use the best equipment54:25 – the bear encounterWe want to thank our sponsors Maxxis Tires and 4Low Magazine.www.maxxis.comwww.4lowmagazine.com Be sure to listen on your favorite podcast app. Support the show
Humor is how you get through the tough stuff.  Chip MacLaughlin of Rufus Racing shares memories of early KOH, racing with friends, making memories, and Zandy Willems. This is life and how we live it. Thanks, Chip for a beautiful reminder.6:25 – we built a lot of fences, dug a lot of holes9:44 – I got pulled out by four train cars17:25 – oh, by the way, it has to float 21:33 – I sold the buggy, then you called and said I had a spot at Hammers26:06 – the Crawling Chaos guys out of Central Texas were my first race friends37:38 – don’t be afraid to ask somebody questions46:17 – we were meant to be together49:08 – almost all males get prostate cancer, the majority die before they know55:36 – we did it with humor, and I think we helped some other people57:13 – the whole point of the team was, let’s go make some memories and find friends1:08:08 – my last words to Zandy while I was standing in the spotter stand at Crandon…We want to thank our sponsors Maxxis Tires and 4Low Magazine.www.maxxis.comwww.4lowmagazine.com Be sure to listen on your favorite podcast app.Support the show
Our personal pit crew captain for many years, Shawn Rants shares stories of KOH, raising kids and working on high end equipment. One of our favorite because of his pure generosity of spirit. Listen up to see what makes the man.5:26 – if it snowed 4 feet, the bus came to get us with chains on, there were no snow days14:07– it was trying to do things differently…but a lot of times you end up drifting back17:45 – Top Eliminator Sand Drags, that’s high horsepower, 3000 HP; 300 ft in under 2.9 seconds 23:28 – these are around $5 million , we have well over 100 of them…28:17 – it was enjoyable, but I can’t say it was easy32:05 – “well. I went and paid your entry fee today, so you have to go.”39:56 – you might drive 2000 miles to make two 3 second runs42:34 – my life long goal was to win KOH (in the 4500 class)47:22 – we always want to do whatever it takes to finishWe want to thank our sponsors Maxxis Tires and 4Low Magazine.www.maxxis.comwww.4lowmagazine.com Be sure to listen on your favorite podcast app. Support the show
Master communicator, Matson Breakey, shares growing up in California’s various cultures; car culture in Japan; MetalCloak’s history, and aspirations as a father of youngsters in his 50’s. It’s a great listen.5:07 – You think back and go, wow, I’m still alive8:45 – I learned early the value of communication and communication skills17:37 – it’s easy to say you care, it’s harder to actually demonstrate that you care 26:46 – my goal in life was to become a starving artist34:17 – there was a general sense of being self-oriented, it was a survival mechanism51:06 – I had this bright idea that I needed to be more professional57:09 – by hour five there was too much beer1:08:43 – we got so flamed because it was ugly, so we listened and responded1:30:45 – Today we live in a world where ’70s is like the new ’50sWe want to thank our sponsors Maxxis Tires and 4Low Magazine.www.maxxis.comwww.4lowmagazine.com Be sure to listen on your favorite podcast app. Support the show
Self-acclaimed wimp (yeah, right?) Jason Berger on checking off bucket-list items; living in Truckee, and racing with his best friend. Lots of great quotes and plenty of laughter with Jason and Rich in this 130th episode of Conversations with Big Rich. Be sure to listen on your favorite podcast channel.6:05 – I’m the oddest local to live in Truckee because I’ve never skied Squaw and I’ve never smoked pot13:22– I put 1000 miles on that truck going back and forth in my parent's driveway21:51 –… Chris Durham, I swear, I was like, this is the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen. 26:14 – how much time before I lose my finger?30:10 – the 4wd community reached pretty deep for the Disabled Sports Run36:37 – you don’t need to win by 10 minutes, you just need to win43:09 – I’m retiring right now, Shannon Campbell wants my autograph!50:20 – I don’t think Crossfit is for everybody, I think it is for anybody1:04:26 – I took JT and Tom Wayes to Baja for two very good reasons…We want to thank our sponsors Maxxis Tires and 4Low Magazine.www.maxxis.comwww.4lowmagazine.com Be sure to listen on your favorite podcast app. Support the show
Sports photographer, off-road enthusiast, marketing genius – Steven Bisig wears a ton of different hats. Listen in to two old friends talk about all the things they love in off-road. It’s a fun listen. Be sure to tune in on your favorite podcast app.6:41 – I was home by myself and I had a BB gun12:04– it took you this long to get a ticket??19:18 – that’s where I met a lot of the industry people I still consider friends. 25:41 – my main role was anything photography related28:01 – a pretty crazy event we went down for Supercrawl one year in Vegas…39:17 – It’s an enthusiast-run company where everybody in the company are car people44:18 – I special ordered one with a diesel, firecracker red and very minimal options54:09 – my break into sports photography was through a contact I met at ARBWe want to thank our sponsors Maxxis Tires and 4Low Magazine.www.maxxis.comwww.4lowmagazine.com Be sure to listen on your favorite podcast app. Support the show
Family Man, Jason Blanton on racing vs. rockcrawling; working the grind and working to win. Always great to see work ethic pay off, spend some time with Rich and Jason on this episode of Conversations with Big Rich. Good things come to those who work for them. Be sure to listen on your favorite podcast platform.5:57 – Snowboarding was pretty big in my life9:40– I never had a problem because I don’t think I got enough power17:47 – I’m sure if my first car had been a car, I might have been into streetcars 22:12 – I started with nothing in a Honda25:18 – If I go to a job and they have me bid against other people, I don’t even bid30:35 – You guys got to move your camp, you’re on the start/finish line37:35 – they wanted pictures all day long of dudes with beards46:09 – it’s serious, we’re there to win and it’s a businessWe want to thank our sponsors Maxxis Tires and 4Low Magazine.www.maxxis.comwww.4lowmagazine.com Be sure to listen on your favorite podcast app.Support the show
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