Much to the joy of off-roaders (and dismay of history buffs), it seems that the History Channel will soon be spreading the gospel of four-wheeling fun with a new television show coming out later this month. Dubbed “Alaskan Off Road Warriors,” the series will follow the attempts of five two-man teams to traverse the forbidding landscape of snow, mud, gravel, and more as they venture from the Pacific Ocean to the Arctic Ocean.
“This is a race, a competition, an expedition and an adventure of epic proportions,” the U.S. cable network said in a statement. The cast is set to include Butch “Big Dog” Evans and “Wild” Bill Coty, Carl Jantz and Rich Rudman, and brother-sister Pete and Shey Lannigan, hailing from Ireland.
We see in the video some serious 4x4s making the journey across the Frontier State. A red Toyota truck from the 1980s is seen first, hauling ass through the snow, followed by a Land Rover Discovery navigating a slushy mess.
Jeeps are here as well, in what looks like a massively modified CJ and black JK. A Toyota 50 Series Land Cruiser and black Land Rover Defender are also in the running, as is what appears to be a second-generation Toyota 4Runner.
Several of the reality show character tropes seem to be here, with the “redneck” duo (one of whom smacks his head on the windshield), yuppies, and rebellious bad boys all making an appearance in the video. Let’s hope the producers decided to keep the oddball, nonsensical antics and drama to a minimum here, and just let us enjoy the off-road adventure that lies in store (they probably won’t, though).