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The Godfather of competitive rockcrawling, the man behind the idea, Phil Howell, shares life on the road as an award-winning DJ, a magazine editor, and the leader of the band. Phil’s stories showcase a piece of Americana that few rarely see. Go back in time with us as this whole crazy off-road world, as we know it today, was just getting started.
6:00 – A description of Baja in the early days, on a motorcycle
8:36 – She wasn’t impressed
14:50 – racing a 1972 Opel at SCCA
23:15 – draft #11, I picked Air Force, because the Air Force had girls
25:50 – always take care of your NCO’s
29:24 – quitting the band
37:14 – getting tackled by Reagan’s security team
43:09 – I’m not telling them about the trails
50:36 – The early days of EJS and Red Rock 4Wheelers
57:59 – But I flunked English, twice!
1:08:02 – The twin YJ’s get confiscated?
1:12:37 – the beginning of competitive rockcrawling
1:21:08 – paying for the builds
1:34:16 – my cockiness got me to Baja
Mad respect for this legend in our sport, if we could all be so lucky to have as many life experiences.
We want to thank our sponsors Maxxis Tires and 4Low Magazine.
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