“In some circles, the Mint 400 is a far, far better thing than the Super Bowl, the Kentucky Derby and the Lower Oakland Roller Derby Finals all rolled into one. This race attracts a special breed…” – Hunter S. Thompson
I came, I saw, I lost cell service. I’m still a little jet lagged from my adventure to Johnson Valley, Calif., for the 2019 Nitto King of the Hammers. And I’m potentially still a tad seasick from all the off-roading.
I’m headed to the desert, race fans. More specifically, Johnson Valley, Calif., for King of the Hammers. I’m pumped to attend, but also a little freaked out. Why? Because credit cards and cell phones are useless in Hammertown.
“Adventurous” is a good word to describe Tiffany Stone. The Jeep enthusiast, motorsports-programming host and model isn’t afraid to push herself to new heights (sometimes literally – more on that below).
Can a 1943 Jeep survive this? Remember when we asked that question? It’s been almost a year since the first AMSOIL Expedition Colorado, which sent veteran off-road racers Brad and Roger Lovell on a 550-mile trek from Colorado Springs, Colo. to Moab, Utah.
Updated Feb. 6, 2018 Happy February, race fans! Every year in this wonderful month of love, tens of thousands of spectators and more than 400 competitors descend upon Johnson Valley (a.k.a. Hammertown) for King of the Hammers (KOH).