Last time Roadkill took a trip it inolved a $1,500 budget, a 1972 Pontiac Catalina and a trip from El Paso to Los Angeles. This time their adventures point northward to Alaska, and their chariot will be a clone of the 1968 Ford Ranchero that Hot Rod used to take a class win in the first Baja 1000. It is, naturally, called "Viva Raunchero."

Ice racing in America's largest state is the goal. But the real action ends up taking place far away from Arctic latitudes as co-pilots David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan get to enjoy hours of freezing temps when the Ranchero throws repeated tantrums in Vail, Colorado and Utah. You'll find another lesson in road tripping the Hot Rod way in the video after the jump.



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      Avinash Machado
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Australian Ford Falcon Ute would make a very nice modern day Ranchero.
      nameless_ak
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm not sure tackle is the right word considering they didn't even make it to the highway.
      SPcamert
      • 2 Years Ago
      So just let me get this straight....they bought a car for $1300 and said that if they destroyed it it wouldn't be a big deal that way, then proceeded to replace "everything" from engine to suspension and then took it on a road trip where they then had several problems...I mean it's a cool concept and everything but it doesn't exactly speak to the Hot Rod staff's modification prowess.