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Offline Posimoto

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Super Jeep
« on: December 02, 2014, 09:28:47 AM »
Carl won the first leg, and third in the second leg of the Alaska Offroad Warriors Race as seen on the history channel last Sunday night. Carl is a talented machinist who does some amazing work especially building axles. He is the only one from the lower 48 in the race, plus he's racing a flattie (Super Jeep). It's a win win for Carl, the show is paying him to wheel for two months. Besides the Alaska guys bitching and moaning seems to be a good take.  

http://www.drivingline.com/2014/03/super-jeep-even-the-most-wretched-rigs-bow-in-respect/

http://seattletimes.com/html/television/2025073757_offroadwarriorsxml.html

http://www.history.com/shows/alaska-off-road-warriors
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Re: Super Jeep
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2014, 09:37:45 AM »
That's Carl Jantz, or "unRL" from Pirate.  http://www.jantz4x4.com/jantz.php?p=home

He's got some pretty neat ideas. 

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/general-4x4-discussion/914583-jana-76-54-a.html


Thanks for sharing.  I was not aware of this show.
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Re: Super Jeep
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2014, 09:59:37 AM »
very cool stuff! unfortunetly i fell asleep Sunday night. lol
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Re: Super Jeep
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2014, 10:26:05 AM »
If you missed the first show there is a link in my first post (third one down) that has the complete show (44 mins).
You will notice no one is using seatbelts but Carl's rig, must be a lower 48 thing. You'll also see mullet head slam is head on the roof more then a few times. 
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Re: Super Jeep
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2014, 08:27:14 AM »
I meant to dvr this. Hope it is available on Verizon on demand
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Re: Super Jeep
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2014, 09:44:19 AM »
ha i watched this show, it did not live up to what i thought it would be. at all.
i'm not too impressed with any of the vehicles yet, but if they make it all the way with the beating they are giving them then they will earn a bit of respect. going long distances like that proves really hard when a support vehicle isnt following nearby.

reminds me of the Top Gear "bolivia special"
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Re: Super Jeep
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2014, 09:56:25 AM »
I title of the show is misleading it's more of a reality television then a hard core race at least that's the way I'm looking at it.
I would say they have a lot of behind the seen support in this race. I'm sure they have a tech crew, cooks, health aides and such. I didn't see anyone carrying food so I'm guessing the meals are supplied to them.
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Re: Super Jeep
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2014, 06:26:15 AM »
Not the best people to represent the off road community IMO. Not very charismatic. Rigs are built for a clear purpose. Sprinters and marathoners are both runners but built different. I watch it at work so I'll probably keep watching it.  Some awful drivers on there too.
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Re: Super Jeep
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2014, 03:35:15 PM »
kinda like a redneck "camel trophy" kinda thing?
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Re: Super Jeep
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2015, 03:00:08 PM »
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Re: Super Jeep
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2015, 03:32:15 PM »
Not the best people to represent the off road community IMO. Not very charismatic. Rigs are built for a clear purpose. Sprinters and marathoners are both runners but built different. I watch it at work so I'll probably keep watching it.  Some awful drivers on there too.

Yep, they just come across as a bunch of reckless hicks. Not a fan of all the scripted drama, like pretty much every show on History seems to have. Reminds me of One Car Too Far that was on Discovery a couple years ago. I'd rather watch a re-run of Top Gear that I've already seen 3 times.
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Re: Super Jeep
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2015, 08:34:31 PM »
So from what I have been told from a friend of mine that lives in Alaska the producers ran ads on craigslist to get the drivers. I would imagine that out would get guys such as these when you run a casting call via Craigslist.

The show was really very stupid, although it like the Jantz jeep, I refuse to call it super jeep cause well it's not very super. Carl even said that on pirate haha
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Re: Super Jeep
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2015, 03:26:10 PM »
jeepgod is just upset he didnt get cast, after countless ads on craigslist all he found was mitch.

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Re: Super Jeep
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2015, 06:42:19 PM »
If the intro of every episode started with  "We assembled the best team of drivers we could find on Craigslist, and sent them into the Alaskan wilderness..."

The series would have been a lot better.

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Re: Super Jeep
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2015, 07:28:21 PM »
jeepgod is just upset he didnt get cast, after countless ads on craigslist all he found was mitch.

Actually I kept getting responses asking if my jeep "could jump Fawkiing kars?"
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