2023 NW Overland Rally: Trophy Challenge

Each year, a host of attendees at the NW Overland Rally in Plain, Washington participate in the Trophy Challenge. This is a lighthearted competition that mixes semi-precision driving and Nerf gun shooting! Go too fast, get disqualified. But if you complete the course above the set time and shoot some cups with the Nerf gun, you could be crowned the winner! I put together this video from the 2023 NW Overland Rally Trophy Challenge for you, so enjoy!

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2022 Tokyo Auto Salon Walk Around

The Tokyo Auto Salon is one of the premier vehicle customizations shows in the world. It also has a reputation for featuring some wild custom builds, many of which with a distinctly Japanese flair. The event happens every year, and damn it, someday I’ll get there. I’ve followed TAS for as long as I can remember. I mean, this event is right up Crankshaft Culture’s alley: Crazy-customized JDM 4WDs and vans? My heart be still.

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Volkswagen Entering the All-Electric ID.4 AWD Into the Rebelle Rally. Our Own Mercedes Lilienthal is the Driver.

Volkswagen ID.4 AWD to compete in 2021 Rebelle Rally

It’s official: Our own Mercedes Lilienthal will be the driver for the AWD Volkswagen ID.4 in the 2021 Rebelle Rally! She, along with her navigator, Emily Winslow, will be representing the German automaker in the all-electric SUV during the event, which runs from October 7–16. Volkswagen officially dropped their press release today. Here it is:

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Crankshaft Culture on YAK Radio with Dave Stall (9/20/20)

We had the pleasure to be a guest on YAK Radio with Dave Stall again on September 20, 2020. Dave’s show, which is on KCBQ The ANSWER FM 96.1 / AM 1170 in San Diego, talks about a host of automotive topics. This time, we talk about our 1994 Mitsubishi Delica Space Gear van as well as a host of other oddball vehicle topics. Hey, he obviously knows us well!

The show’s about an hour long, and we always have a great time during our 60 minutes with Dave. Enjoy.