About Us

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Crankshaft Culture is all about vehicles, adventures, and automotive culture. We love to explore the diverse landscape of the automotive world. It’s what we do; it’s our passion. We’re currently driving four adventure vehicles:

But we’re not fixated on these vehicles; we can appreciate all forms of car culture. We also believe that no matter our differences in car types or vehicle preferences, all gearheads can be united by horsepower

United by Horsepower t-shirt is available at our Spring store.

We love to travel and see the world and we get out as much as we can. We’re into adventure vehicles; rigs that help you get the most out of life and take you to amazing places to see incredible things. But don’t limit that to a certain type, make, or model. If you can have fun in it, take it on an adventure, that’s what we’re about. That’s where our motto comes from: Every vehicle is an adventure.

We don’t like to be pigeonholed by one make, one genre. We’re gearheads, and there’s an entire world of automotive culture out there. Why not explore it? We’re part of the Crankshaft Cult. Are you?

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Who We Are

Andy Lilienthal is an award-winning writer and has written professionally since 1999. He has over 13 years in the automotive aftermarket working at companies including Warn Industries, Bushwacker, and Lund International. Editorial works include writing and photography for off-road print magazines, to new-car reviews online. He’s a photographer with images in multiple magazines, blog sites, and the New York Times.

Mercedes Lilienthal is also an award-winning journalist and photographer who specializes in vehicular adventure travel, the automotive industry as a whole, and inspiring women within it. Mercedes, a dual citizen of the United States and Germany, grew up with an international identity and loves to document her travels. Her work includes journalism and photography for a wide array of publications in multiple countries.