All Charged Up

Unless you’re down in Texas fighting off Tropical Storm Hermine (Lieutenant Dan-style), you’re probably basking in pleasant, seasonal temperatures and the post-vacation glow following an extended Labor Day weekend. Aside from Appalachia, most of the country is cooling off and up here in... [Read more]

Meeting Ted Nugent, Part 2

It’s been a few years, but back in 2008 I had the extreme pleasure of doing a feature story on crazy rocker-hunter Ted Nugent for the September 2008 issue of ATV Magazine. Because of the warm welcome from he and his lovely wife Shemane, how much fun we had down at his 340-acre ranch near Waco,... [Read more]

Rec UTVs: We Test, You Decide

After the release of Can-Am’s much-anticipated and outrageously powerful Commander 1000, the idea to test it against the fastest, coolest looking, most off-road capable UTVs on the market was a natural one. Needless to say, we were all pretty excited about it. Testing the UTVs with weight in the... [Read more]

Load Up The Trucks!

Good Friday to you all. I hope you’re all planning to take advantage of the great late-season temperatures and do some riding this weekend. After all, the play weekends are few and far between now that school is starting up. The weather will soon start to turn south and we all get wrapped up in... [Read more]

Stalking Bill Gates

Washington State, the 42nd admitted to our beautiful union, is home to a lot of notable people, places and things. One of them is Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, who is the world’s second richest person with a net worth just north of $53 billion. He lives on a 66,000 square foot Pacific lodge-style... [Read more]

Shane Hitt: Still Thrilling On Four Wheels

He’s a living legend and one of the fastest professional ATV racers of all time. I’ve watched Shane “Dog” Hitt, Buckhannon, W.Va., win several Pro class titles and amass several stellar years and career statistics since my start in the ATV industry in 1998. The 39-year-old mostly... [Read more]

Going To Extremes

There are a lot of spectacular places to go riding on our lovely, varied planet – especially when you include dirt bikes, side-by-sides, ATVs and snowmobiles that can cover some surprisingly difficult terrain. Sometimes you can ride in a place with such extreme terrain that it’s like the... [Read more]

Motorsports High School: California’s PacWest Academy

Teresa Creech, the mother to Dana Creech (, a motorsports and ATV competitor from Eureka, Calif., announced in late July that a new high school for kids who ride, wrench or drive, started its open enrollment. Teresa Creech, a mathematics teacher and photographer, is also the innovator... [Read more]

Ride With A Guide – Take An ATV Tour

Saddling up for a backcountry adventure in unfamiliar territory can be a bit nerve-wracking, especially if you’re planning to be your own guide. Sure, you may be fine with directions and thoroughly prepared, but being your own guide to the unknown can be a recipe for frustration, back-tracking... [Read more]

Putting Utility Quads To The Test

While I realize it’s only July, October is a big month here at ATV Magazine, as it’s the month we hold our annual ATV Trials testing event. Like everything else in the magazine business, we’re always working several months into the future. It makes for some fun situations — sweaty... [Read more]

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