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BLAST FROM THE PAST: $33,000 WORLD RECORD DRAG QUAD

Tom Hill’s exquisite dragster and what it’s like to ride By the staff of Dirt Wheels Al­though there’s no official NHRA or IHRA class for all-terrain vehicles, the impressive numbers his latest dragster has produced are certainly the best we have ever seen. A little over a year ago we featured Tom’s 210-horse­power, nitrous-injected, 580cc Ro­tax drag quad that consistently turned low 10-second passes at 125 mph (Dirt Wheels, September 1996). That trick-looking ma­chine was built around a Quad­Rac­er 500 chassis…

WIDE OPEN: Facts from our “ATV Buyer’s Guide”— from 21 years ago!

By Joe Kosch If you think we see big changes in ATVs from year to year, find some old issues of Dirt Wheels and have a look at what you’d have to pick from at your favorite dealers five, 10 or 20 years ago. I didn’t want to go so far back in ATV history that many readers would have no connection with the machines I’m talking about, so I grabbed a “Dirt Wheels Buyer’s Guide” put together in 2000. The sport quad world had some very cool choices in 2000, like the Bombardier (now Can-Am) DS650. This big, liquid-cooled,…

DO ATVs REALLY FLOAT?

ATV boating, wet tech tips and drown-out cures By the “sink or swim” staff of Dirt Wheels DO ATVs FLOAT? A question ATV riders have been pondering for decades is, “Do ATVs float?” Joe Lepore of Loxahatchee, Florida, claims his FourTrax Foreman 400 not only floats but can actually motor along in the local canals with a rider on board! He even has the photos to prove it. Joe did, however, have to per­form a major waterproofing job on the entire machine, as well as add a snorkel air-intake extension up to the…

DIRT WHEELS GREATEST HITS

Dirt Wheels Greatest Hits are machines that our fans liked the most according to their interactions.  So we put together the top 15 most popular posts from the last year to bring you all the best content in one package! We don't always get a lot of information about the epic machines our readers send in for us to share, so we will do our best to tell you about these greatest hits. REAL FANS 15. Baja Honda This Honda 400EX was built by our buddy JB Wall as a desert and dune quad on a budget. We don't see many builds…