The Griffin King of the Hammers isn't an event, it's seven days of challenges tailored to Greek deities but instead undertaken by masses of rock crawlers, buggies and motorcycles. There were four competitions during this latest, sixth edition of KOH at the Means dry lake bed in Johnson, California. Hundreds ran the rock crawling and baja-style races, and thousands set up the temporary hamlet called Hammer Town to take part in the action.

But words can barely describe it all, so you'll find a video from Ultra4 Racing of last month's highlights after the jump. If you want more, Truck Trend offers a proper education and photographic perspective on the week that is King of the Hammers.



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      Cory Stansbury
      • 3 Years Ago
      Epic meal time music demands BACON.
      Rob K
      • 3 Years Ago
      I've been attending KOH since its second year. Best damn racing event of any kind that I have ever attended. It's now a lot more organized (read: spectator control) than the first few years, but it's still one hell of a spectacle.
      Warn Industries
      • 3 Years Ago
      This was our third year attending the event, and it gets better and better each year. It's one of the most grueling off-road races on both the vehicles and the drivers. Definitely one of the most up-and-coming motorsports events.
      IdahoRider
      • 3 Years Ago
      This can't be tougher than the DAKAR RALLY which is 5 times tougher than the Baja 1000 !
        James Stroup
        • 3 Years Ago
        @IdahoRider
        I beg to differ, as a good majority of the competitors built their rig in their garage... with either very little to no sponsor support. Sure the desert parts look easy, but the rock crawls are what really puts it all to the test, and then to race across the desert again after a rock crawl and hope your rig stays together. Plus rock crawling takes some talent and skill.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @IdahoRider
        Dakar drivers take rests between stages. There's even 1 rest day. The Baja is a straight race without any rest. The only ones who do rider changes are the bikes. Watch the documentary Dust to Glory. One of the factory Honda riders actually shows how crazy someone can go.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      dplommori
      • 3 Years Ago
      I was there... great and this year very dusty
      Stuka87
      • 3 Years Ago
      Thats Mel's (Owner of Offroad Evolution) Jeep in the article photo. Arguably the best build JK there is. And a really nice guy to boot! Good to see this event get the attention it deserves!
      csrecord
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is there a full length video available?
      Doug Click
      • 3 Years Ago
      Figures, I just sold my Unimog!
      super dad
      • 3 Years Ago
      This event should be an ESPN 6 hour special.
      skiaholic85
      • 3 Years Ago
      that was awesome
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