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Hear conversations with the legacy stars of rockcrawling and off-road. Big Rich interviews the leaders in rock sports.

Conversations with Big Rich Big Rich Klein

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Hear conversations with the legacy stars of rockcrawling and off-road. Big Rich interviews the leaders in rock sports.

    Trail Ready’s Larry Trim escapes to the dirt on Episode 117

    Trail Ready’s Larry Trim escapes to the dirt on Episode 117

    Larry Trim and his bride, Lois, set themselves up for success. Follow their journey through hard work and consistency to success and freedom to travel and race in this episode of Conversations with Big Rich. It’s a great story of mindset and commitment. Congrats, Larry on a job well-done!
    4:30 – the start of my dirt addiction
    11:49 – that’s when I discovered I didn’t have four-wheel drive
    21:10 – 2.5% unemployment meant that about 2% were working against their will
    26:32 – it had a manual transmission that Lois either wouldn’t or couldn’t drive 
    32:25 – RSI is still the primary business I have today
    37:09 – that’s where Trail Ready came from
    47:46 – I’m one of those Dust to Glory inspired people
    55:12 – and that’s how a guy like me can have a trophy truck
    We want to thank our sponsors Maxxis Tires and 4Low Magazine.
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Frank DeAngelo, the King of Motorsports Marketing, on Episode 116

    Frank DeAngelo, the King of Motorsports Marketing, on Episode 116

    Frank joins us to talk about horses, his 44 years in motorsports with some version of BF Goodrich and all things in between.  It’s a great listen, Frank knows more about motorsports and marketing than most, come along for the ride by listening on your favorite podcast app.
    5:45 – When you can ride it, I’ll get you a saddle and bridle
    15:45 – I got hired into BFGoodrich as a tractor-trailer driver
    22:09 – I chauffeured a van full of ladies any place they wanted to go
    34:15 – SCORE person of the year 
    44:56 – the start of my own business
    54:23 – full circle with BFGoodrich
    1:26:43 – the 49th running of the Baja 1000
    1:43:47 – The next chapter is Champs Offroad
    2:00:44 – my #1 passion
    2:12:33 – become a voting member of the Offroad Hall of Fame
    We want to thank our sponsors Maxxis Tires and 4Low Magazine.
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    • 2 hr 20 min
    Maintaining control of the outcome, Kevin Yoder joins us for Episode 115

    Maintaining control of the outcome, Kevin Yoder joins us for Episode 115

    Knowing your limits sounds like good advice, but Kevin Yoder tests them anyway!  Episode 115 has Kevin and Rich talking about the early days of rockcrawling and KOH, life lessons in football and rugby, and everything in between.  Join us on your favorite podcast app.
    4:30 – My problem with rugby is I kept getting concussions because I couldn't unlearn the football out of it.
    12:30 – I learned to camp out in a tent
    20:16 – the railroad has such versatility
    28:09 – after that, it seemed like the rolls started, it just opened the floodgate
    36:15 – I don’t go cheap on safety stuff now
    44:11 – I’ve done an off-road competition every year since 98
    58:09 – you put on a helmet, you’re driving as hard as you can
    1:05:11 – The key is to know your limits
    We want to thank our sponsors Maxxis Tires and 4Low Magazine.
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    www.4lowmagazine.com 
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Uncle Tom’s Cabin caretaker, Rance MacFarland in Episode 114

    Uncle Tom’s Cabin caretaker, Rance MacFarland in Episode 114

    Uncle Tom’s Cabin is known worldwide as the last stop before hitting the Rubicon Trail. While Uncle Tom’s is owned by the Lawyer family, it is looked after by a variety of cabin holders, Rance MacFarland has been one of those for over 20 years. Listen in as he shares his history of growing up near the Rubicon. You can tune in on any of your favorite podcast players.
    9:25 – you got in line and got your sack lunch and headed up toward the (Rubicon) trail
    17:13 – he failed me the first time
    26:15 – I pulled into a gas station and recognized the truck, asked if they were hiring
    35:08 – “oh, you’ve got to change your books”
    40:27 – the trades are still there, it’s still a good career
    48:16 – it used to be cash-only, and a lot of people don’t carry a lot of cash with them
    52:25 – this year is 100 years it’s been in the family
    1:00:53 – I think that’s always been Uncle Tom’s deal – hoping that people have a good experience
    We want to thank our sponsors Maxxis Tires and 4Low Magazine.
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 113 features Ned Bacon and his adventures around the world

    Episode 113 features Ned Bacon and his adventures around the world

    Variety is the stuff of legends, hear from the master, Ned Bacon, about traveling the world, writing, drawing, competing, and where that landed him. At home now on the ranch in Nevada, Ned has some tales to tell, including managing an 80 car collectors museum. Listen in to Episode 113 on all your favorite podcast channels.
    3:15 – I’ve been a gearhead and a car nut as long as I can remember
    11:13 – I think I would have been way safer on a motorcycle
    23:29 – then I grew up and put it back to stock
    39:13 – I discovered this ad in a magazine about crossing Africa in a 4WD
    51:18 – he actually went out and looked at my Jeep, Pewe was the first one
    1:04:55 – I got started in the magazine industry drawing Cheap Tricks
    1:31:36 – we were meeting our match, and our vehicles were definitely meeting their match
    1:44:23 – everything changed in 2010
    We want to thank our sponsors Maxxis Tires and 4Low Magazine.
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    www.4lowmagazine.com 
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    • 2 hr 5 min
    Goatbuilt founder Drew Burroughs on Episode 112

    Goatbuilt founder Drew Burroughs on Episode 112

    Based in the hub between Chicago and Milwaukee, Drew Burroughs is making a name for Goatbuilt, not just in off-road, but in the Midwest manufacturing hub.  Drew found his way into off-road through the Polygoats at San Luis Obisbo and hasn’t turned back. Listen in on Episode 112 on any of your favorite podcast channels or even on YouTube. Don’t forget to subscribe!
    4:22 – I’ve been working on helicopters for as long as I can remember
    17:35 – I bought a Jeep, and then I bought a magazine, that was the start…
    24:52 – introduced to the Polygoats
    34:25 – I got keys to the shop
    43:12 – they were spraying garlic and fish oil
    53:28 – that’s my introduction to the industry
    1:08:18 – let’s make this thing in a machine shop
    1:18:19 – you can just buy it and weld it together
    1:28:27 – there’s so much stuff built here
    We want to thank our sponsors Maxxis Tires and 4Low Magazine.
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    www.4lowmagazine.com 
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    • 1 hr 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

SB Photo ,

Great Podcast

So much fun hearing Rich interview people and friends I’ve known for years working in the off-road industry.

Colorado4X4 ,

Excellent podcast!

I’m loving this and so glad I found it. Thanks for doing these and please keep them going!

clcski ,

Rich History

Such great history and stories from old guard. Thanks so much Rich for capturing these interviews to help us all know the backstories from the legends that built the sport we love.

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