The 2nd annual Off Road Evolution JK Experience presented by Falken Tire was a great success! A weeklong off-road event exclusively for Jeep® Wrangler JK's.
This year the participants tackled trails in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. The JK's encountered various levels of terrain from switch back mountain climbs, rock obstacles, rain, snow, mud and sand. All participants were required to be self sufficient and prepared for anything, even a night or two of camping in the rain.
Thanks again to all our sponsors who made this event possible for the participants and the crew, the 2nd annual JK Experience will not soon be forgotten.
The JKX DVD will be available for sale this December. Until then, visit our website www.jk-experience.com and our facebook page to see photos of the 2010 JK Experience and see what's in the works for the 2011 JK Experience.
2010 Tierra Del Sol 4x4 with Falken Tire
Last weekend marked the 48th annual Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari in
Ocotillo Wells, CA, and Falken Tires first year as an event sponsor and
supporter. Despite forecasts of inclement weather, enthusiasts in RVs and
Off Road vehicles were out in full force. Falken Tire was present with a
compound complete with their trademark blue and teal scalloped Falken
Motorsports rig as well as full vendor participation and R/C race track
setup from HPI Racing.
Although there were high gusts early in the week, the winds died down
Thursday allowing for Falken staff and enthusiasts alike to truly
appreciate the terrain and vehicles. Falken gave its SEMA project Jeep JK
a workout, equipped with Wildpeak A/T tires. Over the course of 4 days,
the Falken Tire JK and Wildpeak A/T tires were put to the test, enduring
all types of conditions from hard packed dirt to crumbling sand - these
tires were able to conquer it all!
The Wildpeak A/T is currently available in 27 sizes ranging from 15-20 rim
diameters and up to 33 tall. An additional 17 LOD (Large Overall Diameter)
sizes up to 37 tall will launch in the fourth quarter of 2010. The
Wildpeak A/T features a durable 3 ply sidewall (most sizes), allowing
enthusiasts to venture wherever they desire, both on and off road.
Friday night activities featured an open invitation bonanza at the Falken
Tire compound, with complimentary Carne Asada tacos and refreshments.
Enthusiasts and off-road industry experts joined Team Falken crew members
for the evening cook-out as a nice way to end the week by the campfire.
Saturday, the Tierra Del Sol staff held their annual raffle in which Falken
contributed one set of Wildpeak A/T tires, one set of High Country tires,
and 5 HPI R/C Crawler King trucks. With over 8,000 people in attendance,
Tierra Del Sol was an overwhelming success for Falken and the launch of the
new Wildpeak A/T product line and events campaign.
Next stop for the Wildpeak A/T tour: Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah!
Climb - Pikes Peak Hill Climb with a Monster
Ride on the bumper of a screaming 910hp, Twin-turbo, All-wheel Drive, 150 mph Suzuki SX4 as it
races up one of the world's most dangerous hills. An attempt by the
"Monster" to break his own record of 10:01:41...
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (June 29, 2010) -- For the fifth consecutive time,
Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima combined experience, skill and Falken Tires to
claim overall victory in the 88th running of the Pikes Peak International
Although he did not set a new Pikes Peak record, one day before his 60th
birthday, Tajima continues to hold the current overall record for reaching
the peak, beating hill climb veterans Paul Dallenbach and Rhys Millen in
the Unlimited Class. He drove his new 910-hp Monster Sport Suzuki SX4 Hill
Climb Special on Falken WildPeak A/T tires, the powerful new line of
all-terrain, all-season tires Falken launched this past April.
Following Exhaustive tests in a
Japanese wind tunnel facility, Monster's 2010 Pikes Peak race car underwent
extensive aerodynamic changes to better adapt to the modified road surface
on the race to the clouds, which assumed a smoother tarmac and less gravel
than last year. Thinning air ascending the mountain robs most motors of
their power by 30 or more percent, but the increase in horsepower over last year's
race car helped push the driver forward.
The 2011 JK Experience Teaser
The 3rd annual Off Road Evolution JK Experience presented by Falken Tire.
A weeklong off-road event exclusively for Jeep® Wrangler JK's. This
year the participants tackled trails in Colorado, encountering various
levels of terrain from switch back mountain climbs, rock obstacles, rain,
snow, mud and sand. Thanks again to all our sponsors who made this
event possible for the participants and the crew, the 3rd annual JK
Experience will not soon be forgotten.
Thanks to: Mastercraft Safety, Skyjacker Suspension, KMC Wheels, PSC Power
Steering Components, Dynatrac, Nemesis, Falken Tire, Rch Designs, Off-Road
Evolution, EVO Manufacturing, Rockstar Energy Drinks.
2010 Formula Drift Round 1 - Falken Tire Takes Long Beach
LONG BEACH, CA The inaugural event in the 2010 Formula Drift season began
with a big win for Team Falken where factory driver Vaughn Gittin, Jr.,
debuting his new 2011 Monster Energy Falken Tire 2011 Ford Mustang on the famed street course of
Long Beach. Gittin, Jr., and Team Falken faced a very competitive field of
entrants, totaling 53, one of the highest entry counts in the history of
Team Falken had a full complement of drivers at the popular track, the
fifth year Formula D has visited Long Beach. In addition to Vaughn,
rounding out the companys paddock and marketing activation areas were
returning team members Daijiro Yoshihara in his rebuilt Discount Tire
Nissan 240SX (S13); Tyler McQuarrie with his Nissan 350Z Convertible; and
Darren McNamara, with his Saturn Sky in new Falken livery. Adding to the
excitement of the weekend was the addition of several new faces to Falken
including Justin Pawlak in his 2010 Ford Mustang and Formula D rookie James
Deane who shocked the crowd with his aggressive driving in Falken's Nissan
S15. Independent drivers on Falken Tires included Ross Petty, John
Russakoff, Dean Kearney and Fredric Aasbo.
2010 will certainly be a busy year for Team Falken. Next stop, Road
JK Experience Area BFE Helldorado Extreme 4x4 Trail Run by Jeep JKs at Easter Jeep Safari
Area BFE is a rock crawling and 4x4 heaven. These Jeep JK's are some of
the best built if not the best built in the world with some of the best
drivers and supporters of the off-road community present. The trail being
run is upper Helldorado. The first obstacle is known as the gatekeeper,
later is the squeeze, followed by the waterfall at the end. Entry to area
BFE is free of charge, but donations at the gate are appreciated.
Jeep JK flip (close call)
This Jeep JK Wrangler almost Flipped at the Jeep Jamboree in Orleans
Nebraska. He didn't even spill his beer!
Tags: Jeep JK Wrangler Crash Flip Offroad
HEARTLAND : The 2012 JK-Experience - Redbird, Indiana [Part 1 of 3]
Watch Part 2 of 3 here: http://youtu.be/Iwj5KAneHYA
Check us out at: http://www.WAYALIFE.com
Born and raised in Southern California, our idea of off-roading has always
been about exploring the wide open desert, high mountain peaks and crawling
over big rocks. Of course, there is really is so much more to off-roading
than just that and, thanks to Off Road Evolution's JK-Experience, presented
by Nitto Tire, we got a chance to experience for ourselves how the
Heartland of America plays!
In this first of a 3 part WAYALIFE film series, you will see the beginning
of our week long adventure which started in Terra Haute, Indiana and got us
playing out in the hills of the Red Bird Off Road Park. For most of us,
this was our first time playing in real Heartland of America mud and,
thanks to a little storm known as Hurricane Isaac dumping 6" of rain before
we got there, it was one hell of an experience!
We hope you enjoy our film and come back soon to watch parts 2 and 3.
The 2012 Off Road Evolution JK-Experience presented by Nitto Tire was also
made possible from support of the following sponsors: AdArt, ARB, ATX
Wheels, Daystar, Discount Tire, Dynatrac, Dynomax, EVO MFG, Hi-Lift, Hora
Zero, Impact, King, Mastercraft, Project-JK, Rancho, Rockstar, Superchips,
Skyjacker, Tochmate and WARN.
Black Jeep Rubicon off road. Area BFE Moab Easter Jeep Safari Black Jeep JK and Jeep TJ run.
Green Day 4x4 Trail. Part of area BFE. Our small group of two Black
Rubicons and a black TJ had a fun day. First watched the JK experience
Jeeps take on helldorado, then we went and ran Green Day. The larger JK
was sporting a new Teraflex 6 inch LCG, 38x14.5 MTR, poison spyder rock
sliders and fenders. Poison spyder front bumper. Had a great time, broke
in a new rig.
RUBICON : A Legendary Jeep Trail & Off-Road Adventure - Part 2 of 3
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Originally made as a single half hour video, RUBICON : A Legendary Jeep
Trail & Off-Road Adventure was broken down into a 3 part series, each
approximately 10 minutes long and done so that it could be broadcasted on
YouTube. In episode 2, we pick-up the pieces of Inyo-JK's Jeep, brush off
the dust and continue our trek to Rubicon Springs. Along the way, we pass
by the Soup Bowl, take in the impressive views across Spider Lake, descend
the off camber granite slabs, tackle the rock obstacles at Buck Island
Lake, negotiate our way down the very challenging Big Sluice, add a couple
of stock Canadian Jeeps to our group, cross the historic Rubicon Bridge and
then, just as we we pull into camp, we hear a call coming in over the CB...
it's Trail Bud.
Crossing through the El Dorado National Forest up in the Sierra Nevada
Mountains, the Rubicon Trail is truly one of the most beautiful ones I've
been on, bar none. Of course, its unrelenting 22 miles of boulders that
need to be crawled, steep ledges that need to be climbed, narrow trees that
need to be squeezed between, deep muddy water crossings that need to be
forded and tippy off camber terrain that needs to be carefully negotiated
is ultimately what makes the Rubicon Trail so legendary and famous around
More than just a Jeep, it's a way of life!