Off Road Podcast Episode 158 - Mathews Madness!

Welcome to the Off Road Podcast. I'm your host, Ben. Today we will be exploring the off road world-- whether you like crawling up rock ledges or enjoy exploring the backroads with your family. Stay with us to find out events in your area, off road news, and topics to interest every guy & girl who craves the outdoors as seen through the windshield. I am here with my co-host Joe. How’s everyone doing tonight?

Anyone done anything exciting

  • Ben - Jeep Sold and i bought a Scooter Gonna Dual Sport it out for the gambler 500 along with play with it on the trails around here after i figure out what upgrades i want and need

  • Joe - moved been working on house went up to sand dunes with the explorer along with some maintenance on wheel bearings


Monty wrote: My wife and I were touched and moved by your episode 150A podcast and the kindness you gave our daughter Adelyn, who is the blind girl you refer to at the 1:14:15 mark of your episode. You allowed her to examine your Gambler 500 rig when she requested to, if you don’t recall.


I just happened to be listening to your podcast 150A here late October, since my two boys and I participated in our first Gambler together this last July. We are consumed by everything Gambler now and officially acknowledge we have a “Gambling Problem”. Otherwise I might never have stumbled onto your podcast. Just a fluke I was listening (and it’s great by the way). My wife had told me about your nice gesture that same day at Portland Meadows back in July, but neither of us had a clue Adelyn would wind up in anyone’s podcast. I must have been getting a 10 Barrel beer (I think they were a sponsor... lol) at the moment of car examining. By the way, the beer was not the same price at PDX Meadows as they were at Hoodoo. Free 99 handed out by 10 Barrel at Hoodoo versus $6 at Meadows sold at concession... but the dust had been thick and I was parched.

Anyway, Adelyn loves cars and never passes an opportunity to check them out. She can often tell what kind of car it is by the door handle if she’s “seen” it before. If anybody shows up with one she has not seen before, she wants to examine it in and out. Upholstery, handle type and placement, especially steering controls, etc. She especially wants to ride in it. She wants to drive someday and I tell her I figure by the time she’s old enough, Google might have those self driving cars figured out. But sometimes’ just for now, she sits on Mom’s or older sister’s lap and drives up our 1/4 mile long gravel driveway with a grin on her face...

P.S. Adelyn is 12 years old, 100% blind from birth. We adopted her from China and the other two girls you mentioned that were there with my wife. They are all a treasure, and Adelyn is Gamblin’ material if technology can ever make it happen for her.


Doug wrote: One sticker please. Keep up the good work. Really dig you guys are local. Ben I think you are real local. I live in Steilacoom. Take care guys. Ps if you guys want to do some coyote hunting this year I would love to tag along. Very ethical, safety conscious, Vet hunter. Take care guys.


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Main Topic -

The Interview

  • Let's talk about you

How did you get started off-roading?

What was your first rig?

What's your rig Now?

What type of wheeling do you like to do?

Most embarrassing moment on the trail?

What are five items you would recommend to a beginner?

You have been down to baja during the races, what has that like? who were you with?

Crawl magazine?

  • Your company

What ignited the spark in you to start up your shop?

How did you get started in this business?

How long have you been in business?

Why your shop?

Do you have employees? How many?

What's your company's mission statement and what do they provide for the 4x4 community?

Who do you serve? (Upgrading forest service jeeps ,search and rescue any others)

  • Ultra 4

What is ultra 4 racing, and what does it entail?

(Rocks? hills? speed? Time limits?)

What's the adrenalin rush like?

What are the different classes?

What class is your rig?

What preps have you made to go to KOH?

What was qualified like at your last race?

Have you broken lots of stuff?

Who are your sponsors?

Where can we cheer you on?

Where can the people follow your race car and your business?

Are there other races or events that you want to do but haven’t yet?

Can Ben come with?

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Closing Statements

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