RIGS OF THE HAM­MERS

We found th­ese cool rigs lurk­ing in the streets and al­leys of Ham­mer­town at KOH 2018

Four Wheeler - - Contents - By Jered Korfhage jered.korfhage@fourwheeler.com Pho­tos: Jered Korfhage

We found th­ese cool rigs lurk­ing in the streets and al­leys of Ham­mer­town at KOH 2018

IT’S LIKE BUY­ING A CHILD A FANCY BIRTH­DAY gift and watch­ing them have more fun play­ing with the pack­ag­ing. Even though we had the world’s tough­est sin­gle-day off-road race roar­ing around us, we couldn’t help but spend a cou­ple days pa­trolling the rows of camp­sites for some of the coun­try’s most in­ter­est­ing off-road rigs.

The King of the Ham­mers race is a week­long event that draws tens of thou­sands of 4x4 en­thu­si­asts to Means Dry Lake in John­son Val­ley, Cal­i­for­nia. UTVS, dirt bikes, stock rigs, and ul­ti­mately Ul­tra4 cars race through­out the week across bar­ren desert and pun­ish­ing rocks. What we found as fas­ci­nat­ing as the race­course ac­tion was the com­mu­nity of race fans that sprung up out of nowhere on the lakebed. They call it Ham­mer­town. Tents and RVS, grills and camp­fires, and most im­por­tant to us—one of the more eclec­tic gath­er­ings of off-road ve­hi­cles we find all year.

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-> Join us as we stalk the roads and camp­sites of Ham­mer­town and have a look at all the rigs you didn’t see on the race­course.

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