It's a strange WACKY-WORLD we live in.

With some pretty weird stuff out there.

If you have any pictures of strange or weird vehicles, feel free to send them in to us and we'll put them on line.




Even though this vehicle bears our name, it is not a new prototype Rocky Road Outfitters vehicle....

Though we do have this strange desire to lock the hubs and drive over it!

We must say, someone did spend a helluva lotta time with the finish and body work on this ride. Nothing says "Don't Lean On Me" like a 1" grit automotive finish!





Revolutionary New Engineering?

We're not sure if its a coming fad in the automotive design world, but this vehicle shows how a 'crumple zone' can be incorporated into the cab of the vehicle instead of the frame and engine compartment. Let's face it, engines are expensive to repair and replace, but a pair of broken legs can mend themselves.

Funny as this vehicle is, it is probably more 'street legal' than alot of the 4x4's many of us drive on a daily basis.




Okay. Talk about stupid.... This picture is real -not doctored in anyway. This car was spotted in the parking lot of IHOP. The car is still running as can be witnessed by the exhaust. A woman is either asleep or otherwise out in the front seat passenger side. The driver finally came back after the police were there and was getting down at the back to cut the 'twine around the load. They told him to get back until it was taken off. The materials were loaded at Home Depot. Their store manager said they had the customer sign a waiver! Both back tires are trashed. The back shocks were driven up through the floorboard. In the back seat are 10 bags, 80 lbs. each of concrete. On the roof is many 2X4s, 4X4s and OSB sheets of lumber. They estimated the load weight at 3000 lbs.

We don't need no steenkin truck... we jus need a friggin clue!




A parachute and wheelie bar on a Samurai...

Wishful thinking???


Maybe not. Check out those big ole fatty drag slicks on the rear end! This thing looks slightly modified.







On the list of pretty cool vehicles we can't get here in the U.S.... the BushRanger. This is an Australian manufactured vehicle. Notice the very cool ARBish looking front bumper. We also really like the snorkel that is integrated into the fender well. It comes with an air controlled suspension for super flex and uses alot of Range Rover components. We'd just like to see it with some meaty Swampers on!





Rocky Road Outfitters is used to sell Apple computers!

Yes, in the late 1990s our Rocky Road Zukinni Samurai was used in this Apple G3 computer add to not only offer dramatic effect, but also emphasize how big and though things can come in little packages.

We were very pleased to have our vehicle featured in their magazine ads, though a bit suprised that out of everything on the planet they could chose to introduce their latest computer.... it would be our little 4x4.

In any case, it caused quite the stir at the time.









Whoops! Guess this guy didn't read the sign..... that he's underneath!!!










Cool, Eh?




Now, we're not suggesting you try this at home. However, it is always good to put your vehicle through a couple basic tests to see what it can and can't do. Here's an example of a Hi-Centering test.

A good roll cage can be a handy modification with a test of this nature.


By the way, think this is a Forerunner?

Think again! Its a Jeep Cherokee w/o roof.






I thought you might enjoy this little picture I put together.  If you'd
only known, maybe you would have been more cautious (probably not!).

Justin Fender"


For reference sake... if you look into my eyes, you'll see a vision of my vehicle upsidedown after our 'flying endo' during the Arizona State Jamboree of 98'.





I wonder if he has a subwoofer to match that stereo reception? Notice the mtn goat on the right...




Guys in Iceland know how to live large.

Building these super Cruisers is at least one way to stay sane during 6 months of darkness every year. Check out this super-luxo rescue vehicle. You can buy these things from Artic Trucks with, among other things, an intercooled turbo-diesel, electric locking diffs, dual transfer cases, extended wheelbase with 44" Cepek tires, 3 fuel tanks for 300 litre fuel capacity, and even external pop-out braces so you can't fall into a crevasse, Ramsey winch, and a whole list of other options on a brand spankin' new Toyota Landcruiser.







This was sent to us by Josh Kenzer. That's my vehicle down in the water (clipped from a picture in Four Wheeler magazine for the Top truck challenge). How's that for a tow rig!!! 




Uhhh.... yah! Charlton Heston's personal Samurai. 



The Willyzuk For $1,000, you can buy a kit to turn a Suzuki into a military-kinda-Willy's-Flatfender-thingy. You gotta admit the side mirrors look cool, but the tires are way too small.

Sorry folks, we've lost track of where you can pick this kit up. Try a detailed internet search if you're at al interested.