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Off-roading near Route 66 September 11, 2012

Posted by Ron Warnick in Attractions, Vehicles.

Don’t try this at home, kids.

This fellow decides to test his four-wheel drive jeep on the boulders and lava fields around Amboy Crater, just off Route 66 near Amboy, Calif.

If anyone needs to test-drive a new 4WD vehicle or check the performance of a new Mars Rover design, you could do a lot worse than this place.

Music is by Manhattan Transfer.

UPDATE: Swa Frantzen, owner of Historic66.com, noted that it’s actually a miniature remote-control vehicle, albeit “a very nice one.”


1. Swa - September 11, 2012

Actually this is quite safe for kids to play with at home: it’s a miniature – a very nice one, but still a model car.

2. Ron Warnick - September 11, 2012

Well, I’ll be. I didn’t notice the first time.

3. Kevin Mueller - September 11, 2012

You might have noticed that the vehicle has no driver! I believe this is a very detailed model of a Toyota FJ40 Landcruiser.

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