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Out of the garage and to the trails!!! We are two regular guys who have built or worked on our own offroad rigs in the garage using basic tools and have taken them out on to the trails all over the country. We talk about working on the rigs and trails we have been on and offroad adventures with some off the cuff stories of our personal life. We interview folks in the offroad world, friends, and generally shoot the sh*t.
 
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The dynamic duo, Randy Kruse and Shain Chapman, from K2 in Mason, Texas join us for Episode 63. Wheeling buddies and business partners for over 20 years, Shain and Randy talk about the different properties, K1 and K2; how they got here, and what’s in store for the future of wheeling in Texas. It’s a great listen with lots of laughs amongst these ol…
 
The guys head out night wheeling for Aarons #shakedown run at #TableMesa If you enjoy the Mike and Max's Off Road Podcast, then check out these other awesome off roading podcasts too! Wheeling Wine and Whiskey Off Road 4x4 Podcast SnailTrail4x4 Off Road Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/seven-slot-society/id1456252774 https://www.youtub…
 
The little brother brings a whole lot of history of his own. Casey Scherer doesn’t really roll in his brothers shadow, more like on a parallel path. Casey spends time with Rich talking about the moves he’s made, his racing history and his plan to live his best life ever. I’ll never forget meeting him in Arizona after a Spring Training game and the …
 
Today the guys call up Josh the owner of Rok Hard Whips and talk LED whips and Lighting www.rokhardwhips.com If you enjoy the Mike and Max's Off Road Podcast, then check out these other awesome off roading podcasts too! Wheeling Wine and Whiskey Off Road 4x4 Podcast SnailTrail4x4 Off Road Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/seven-slot-soc…
 
I always think of Trent McGee as a magazine guy, and that’s certainly how he got his start – but listen in to see what else he’s been up to in his 20+ year career in off-road. Ultimate Adventure, Superlift TV, there’s lots of great stuff packed in this episode. 4:40 – early days developed my love for the desert 7:06 – everything just stings, sticks…
 
Max goofs on Mike for liking wrestling, Mike looks for new wheeling friends. If you enjoy the Mike and Max's Off Road Podcast, then check out these other awesome off roading podcasts too! Wheeling Wine and Whiskey Off Road 4x4 Podcast SnailTrail4x4 Off Road Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/seven-slot-society/id1456252774 https://www.yo…
 
This is a must-listen episode! Clay Egan was paralyzed at age 22; started rockcrawling at age 32; became a full-time motivational speaker at age 37. If you’ve ever struggled with life, with circumstances, with your future, this is one episode you need to hear. The power of prayer, positivity, and healing is strong with this one. 3:20 – Utah, the mo…
 
The guys talk about some LED whips for wheeling at night and Sand Hollow. Some good stories and some adult questions. If you enjoy the Mike and Max's Off Road Podcast, then check out these other awesome off roading podcasts too! Wheeling Wine and Whiskey Off Road 4x4 Podcast SnailTrail4x4 Off Road Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/seven…
 
Energetic, friendly, and knowledgeable describes Jeep enthusiast Jim Horne as he joins us for Episode 59 to share how a kid graduated from a Missouri high school ends up in Pahrump, Nevada (for now). Lots of stories and laughs along the way with his strong, beautiful wife, Barb. 2:56 – since I was born I’ve been around everything Jeep-wise 8:14 – I…
 
The guys head over to Tod of T.Cases NP205 Specialist. To learn something about the awesomeness of all 205 cases. If you enjoy the Mike and Max's Off Road Podcast, then check out these other awesome off roading podcasts too! Wheeling Wine and Whiskey Off Road 4x4 Podcast SnailTrail4x4 Off Road Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/seven-slo…
 
What do yellow hats, gas tanks, Jeeps, and bicycle parts have in common? Tony Pellegrino and Genright. Tony is the founder of Genright, a company now supplying thousands of SKUs for your Jeep, listen to how it began with a gas tank. Lots of personal history in this one with Tony and his family, Debbie, Jamie and Jordan. Names you know in the indust…
 
This is the podcast we did with a bunch of people who attended this years 2021 Go Devil Run in Az. 34 flat fenders, over 60 people, and over 250 dirt miles multiple bar takeovers and the loudest camp fire I have ever been to. If you enjoy the Mike and Max's Off Road Podcast, then check out these other awesome off roading podcasts too! Wheeling Wine…
 
Can you say driven? The preeminent spotter of the rockcrawling world, Chris Poblano joins us on Conversations with Big Rich. Chris talks about the differences of spotting for different rockcrawlers over the last two decades – Tony K., Brent Bradshaw, Olivia Messer, and currently Jesse Haines. It’s a good listen. 5:17 – I wanted to be Magnum P.I. 9:…
 
Mike heads west with Dave the owner of Radmigo to meet up with Brody and Mark from the #UltimateAdventure and Tim with Dave Chappells old Amigo the inspiration for #Radmigo to wheel #CorralCanyonOHV Dave joins us in studio. If you enjoy the Mike and Max's Off Road Podcast, then check out these other awesome off roading podcasts too! Wheeling Wine a…
 
Episode 56 of Conversations with Big Rich is part two of an exceptional interview with Bob Bower. If you haven’t met Bob, read what Ron Stobaugh had to say about him on the occasion of his 75th birthday. “Off Road Hall Of Fame. Racers Racer. Marketing Professional. Trainer of the Tire Pros. Most of my friends know these accolades as related to Bob.…
 
Todays episode kinda goes off. A few ups and downs. If you enjoy the Mike and Max's Off Road Podcast, then check out these other awesome off roading podcasts too! Wheeling Wine and Whiskey Off Road 4x4 Podcast SnailTrail4x4 Off Road Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/seven-slot-society/id1456252774 https://www.youtube.com/c/KeepItSimpleO…
 
The author of the BFG pits program, co-driver extraordinaire, off-road legend Bob Bower shares insights into his early days. Bob is a practiced speaker, Rich and Bob had such a great interview, we split it into two episodes. This is part one. 5:13 – earliest memories were reading MotorTrend and a feature article on Bill Stroppe’s teams on the PanAm…
 
Mike drove the Willys to Moab for EJS and in this show he goes over the upgrades on the Willys and how it performed. If you enjoy the Mike and Max's Off Road Podcast, then check out these other awesome off roading podcasts too! Wheeling Wine and Whiskey Off Road 4x4 Podcast SnailTrail4x4 Off Road Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/seven-…
 
Making a big impact on the tire scene, Maxxis National Director of Sales, Brad Williams talks about his hobby job at Maxxis in Motorsports. Automotive and Light Truck Tires is what he really does, but thank goodness he had time in his schedule to attend a rock crawl. It changed the path of history for many drivers and event series, including WE Roc…
 
Mike is back from #EasterJeepSafari in #Moab for the #FlatFenderFunRun # FFFR FFFFR #EJS2021 and the guys interview creator Brennan Metcalf. If you enjoy the Mike and Max's Off Road Podcast, then check out these other awesome off roading podcasts too! Wheeling Wine and Whiskey Off Road 4x4 Podcast SnailTrail4x4 Off Road Podcast https://podcasts.app…
 
Some people quietly make an impact on an industry, others do it with a big splash. We’d like to introduce you to the Quiet Man, Ben Bower, making a ripple through off-road since the 1970’s. Gold medals and chrome are his M.O., but so is listening – learn why it matters. 3:34 – there’s lots of time to think with a ShopSmith 6:19 – making surfboards …
 
Max is back from Moab and the Full Size Invasion. He fills us in on the details. If you enjoy the Mike and Max's Off Road Podcast, then check out these other awesome off roading podcasts too! Wheeling Wine and Whiskey Off Road 4x4 Podcast SnailTrail4x4 Off Road Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/seven-slot-society/id1456252774 https://ww…
 
We’re celebrating our one-year anniversary on Conversations with Big Rich with a release of the first episode of Season 2 – Episode 52 features Thomas Kingston of Spidertrax fame. Thom Kingston, self-professed, highly competitive, problem-solver, shares all-things Spidertrax, from Birfield rings to Spider 9’s and how one led to the next. An authent…
 
Max is about to leave for #FullSizeInvasion in #Moab Mike is prepping for #EJS #EasterJeepSafari and Max invents some shirts. If you enjoy the Mike and Max's Off Road Podcast, then check out these other awesome off roading podcasts too! Wheeling Wine and Whiskey Off Road 4x4 Podcast SnailTrail4x4 Off Road Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podca…
 
Big Willy Jeep builder, Burner, and flatfender enthusiast Ian Liljeblad shares life in Arizona and how one gets started building a 2:1 rig. Caution: serious fab skills are involved! From a history of learning from the best, Ian has built some cool rigs. 4:12 – early influences 7:54 – the Impala from beginning to end 14:34– really happy I’m a Jeep g…
 
Mike and Max both get the jeeps done at the same time and head out to the desert for some shakedown rock crawling. If you enjoy the Mike and Max's Off Road Podcast, then check out these other awesome off roading podcasts too! Wheeling Wine and Whiskey Off Road 4x4 Podcast SnailTrail4x4 Off Road Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/seven-sl…
 
Off-road innovator and industry leader, Pat Gremillion, shares stories from his 30 years in off-road. Seller of Premier Power Welder and PullPal, Pat brings a wealth of knowledge and good cheer to our podcast. Listen in as we present Episode 50 with Pat and Big Rich. 2:39 – growing up with a junkyard 6:13 – I’ve always loved welding 7:56– the begin…
 
Max want to start making the liberty more comfy for overlanding trips and to stop the insane dust storm going on inside If you enjoy the Mike and Max's Off Road Podcast, then check out these other awesome off roading podcasts too! Wheeling Wine and Whiskey Off Road 4x4 Podcast SnailTrail4x4 Off Road Podcast https://www.youtube.com/c/KeepItSimpleOff…
 
Forty-seven years in any industry makes you an expert, in drivelines, that makes you Jim Reel. Listen in on Episode 49 as Jim takes Big Rich through the intricacies of drivelines and why we see failures. Hint: it’s not the driveline. This is a very informative interview with news you need to hear – including how to measure your replacement drivelin…
 
Update from the 3link on the Willys. Mike looses it while fabricating in the garage. If you enjoy the Mike and Max's Off Road Podcast, then check out these other awesome off roading podcasts too! Wheeling Wine and Whiskey Off Road 4x4 Podcast SnailTrail4x4 Off Road Podcast https://www.youtube.com/c/KeepItSimpleOffroad https://www.instagram.com/maxi…
 
The most positive woman in off-road, Trail Mom, Barbara Rainey joins us for Episode 48. This episode is long on story, from Reno Rock to the Off-Road Hall of Fame. Innovation and grit at its finest. Barbara’s interview tells a bigger story, though, we all have to get involved in preserving our stories. The Off-Road Hall of Fame is a great place to …
 
More updates on Max's doubler, Mikes Willys, and too tip suprise bonus. Does anyone read these :D If you enjoy the Mike and Max's Off Road Podcast, then check out these other awesome off roading podcasts too! Wheeling Wine and Whiskey Off Road 4x4 Podcast SnailTrail4x4 Off Road Podcast https://www.youtube.com/c/KeepItSimpleOffroad https://www.insta…
 
BFGoodrich has had a remarkable program for years supporting racers, especially in Baja. Listen in as Rich talks with Richard Winchester about all things BFG. Richard was at the start of the program and gives some great insight into how they built up Baja and why. 3:14 – Sliding into the cornfield 5:38 – then Uncle Sam sent me an invite for a visit…
 
We have doubler updates from Max and Mike call his shot to get the Willys put together and in the driveway!! If you enjoy the Mike and Max's Off Road Podcast, then check out these other awesome off roading podcasts too! Wheeling Wine and Whiskey Off Road 4x4 Podcast SnailTrail4x4 Off Road Podcast https://www.youtube.com/c/KeepItSimpleOffroad https:…
 
Are you ready for an education? Raceline’s Greg Mulkey has more knowledge about tires and wheels than anyone we know. Take a trip down memory lane with Greg and Rich as they share some rad knowledge about the industry. It’s impressive 2:29 – Greg as a little whippersnapper 3:23 – selling a box of tear-offs got me a job 7:09 – I was on a mission 12:…
 
Garage fabrications tips. The guys talk about what they have learned from building their rigs in the garage. If you enjoy the Mike and Max's Off Road Podcast, then check out these other awesome off roading podcasts too! Wheeling Wine and Whiskey Off Road 4x4 Podcast SnailTrail4x4 Off Road Podcast https://www.youtube.com/c/KeepItSimpleOffroad https:…
 
Modified Stock Champion, Announcer, fabricator, and all-around good guy, Jake Good, of Kansas City joins Rich for a reminder of what family means. Another family man teaching his kids about rock crawling and the family you choose. Listen in to hear Jake’s journey to rock crawling. 2:17 – I’ve lived 97% of my life on the same piece of property 7:57 …
 
The guys go over jeep updates with some more debating on d60's being 1 ton vs 3/4 ton, and recap the big race at KOH. If you enjoy the Mike and Max's Off Road Podcast, then check out these other awesome off roading podcasts too! Wheeling Wine and Whiskey Off Road 4x4 Podcast SnailTrail4x4 Off Road Podcast https://www.youtube.com/c/KeepItSimpleOffro…
 
Join us for a few laughs with Eric Filar, jokester extraordinaire. Rich and Eric talk about so much history, building Sniper, racing Baja, working at Motive Gear. All good stuff with a lot of insight and history. We thought it was a great time to release this episode with KOH going on. Eric is the master behind these two masterpieces: https://www.y…
 
They guys tell Some quick stories from the lake and updates on the Willys. If you enjoy the Mike and Max's Off Road Podcast, then check out these other awesome off roading podcasts too! Wheeling Wine and Whiskey Off Road 4x4 Podcast SnailTrail4x4 Off Road Podcast https://www.youtube.com/c/KeepItSimpleOffroad https://www.instagram.com/maximum_max_ma…
 
The elusive Harry Wagner, he’s here in the heart of off-road, and then he’s off finding unexploded bombs in places the rest of us would never think to look. I’m glad there are geophysicists, like Harry, out there looking! With an early history in the Jeep market, Harry has moved through many vehicles through his editorial marching orders. Today he …
 
Covid free they guys are back in studio with axle talk, band saw safety, jeep updates and issues with the middle kid. If you enjoy the Mike and Max's Off Road Podcast, then check out these other awesome off roading podcasts too! Wheeling Wine and Whiskey Off Road 4x4 Podcast SnailTrail4x4 Off Road Podcast https://www.youtube.com/c/KeepItSimpleOffro…
 
Not quite a return from the dead, but close, too damn close. Our guest today, Kevin Carey, suffered a hemorrhagic stroke in December of 2017. He’s had a long road of recovery, but the future is bright. Kevin shares his history of wheeling, the Rubicon, and military life with us on this episode of Conversations with Big Rich. 5:20 – part of the BMX …
 
Mike is stuck at home with Covid, couple update. If you enjoy the Mike and Max's Off Road Podcast, then check out these other awesome off roading podcasts too! Wheeling Wine and Whiskey Off Road 4x4 Podcast SnailTrail4x4 Off Road Podcast https://www.youtube.com/c/KeepItSimpleOffroad https://www.instagram.com/maximum_max_max/?hl=en https://www.insta…
 
Family life dominates this week’s guest, Doug Bigelow, as he raises boys to be as driven as he has always been. An intense competitor on the course, but fun-lovin’ round the campfire, Doug shares life in Maryland, football, future plans and life at home with us. 4:34 – I thought I was king of the world 6:21 – Lessons from the field 9:29 –I thought …
 
Mike and Max go in depth on one ton axles..... Sort of.... Is That Really One Tons??? Special Guest Appearance Too!! If you enjoy the Mike and Max's Off Road Podcast, then check out these other awesome off roading podcasts too! Wheeling Wine and Whiskey Off Road 4x4 Podcast SnailTrail4x4 Off Road Podcast https://www.youtube.com/c/KeepItSimpleOffroa…
 
Trail Boss Jacquelyne “Bebe” White takes us through running Hummers on the trail. Together with land use and our need to pay attention, Bebe shares her history as our first land use guest on the podcast. She brings a wealth of experience to the trail and to the Calls-to-Action we need to keep our trails open. 3:08 – the first Hummer purchase 4:36 –…
 
2020 is in the books and the guys do a little recap of some of the positive things that happened. If you enjoy the Mike and Max's Off Road Podcast, then check out these other awesome off roading podcasts too! Wheeling Wine and Whiskey Off Road 4x4 Podcast SnailTrail4x4 Off Road Podcast https://www.youtube.com/c/KeepItSimpleOffroad https://www.insta…
 
Clayton Walters is an industry icon, building Clayton Off-Road from the ground up. He is the name in long-arm kits. Listen to his story and how it began and where it’s headed next. There’s a lot of laughs with a guy like Clayton.. 3:22 – always had a knack with mechanical stuff 6:26 – lifting Grand Cherokees, “it’s just terrible” 9:48 – I’ll build …
 
Mike and Max catch up and talk about next year a little bit If you enjoy the Mike and Max's Off Road Podcast, then check out these other awesome off roading podcasts too! Wheeling Wine and Whiskey Off Road 4x4 Podcast SnailTrail4x4 Off Road Podcast https://www.youtube.com/c/KeepItSimpleOffroad https://www.instagram.com/maximum_max_max/?hl=en https:…
 
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