Due to complications in mounting new rubber to Imperator Slowiosa Mk2, I decided to take Tucker on the Gambler 500.

Not only did I navigate the trails and even rock stairs without any actual body damage, but the car beat out 12 cars and trucks that couldn’t survive the same trails.

By the end of the weekend we got sufficiently muddy. At the second offroading park I am also credited with saving 10 or so cars from being perpetually stuck in deep mud.

Apparently I also win the award for the smallest vehicle towing a large vehicle. In this case, I towed an early 90s F-250 that was towing a large car dolly.

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The scooter did come along for the ride. I had some crazy unrealistic hope that we’d get the new tyres mounted. Instead it stayed strapped to the bed of another Gambler... until that truck rolled twice.

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Despite appearances it survived the double tumble unscathed and started with a quick flick of the start switch. The truck it was strapped to was less fortunate.

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My plan is to finish the offroad mods in time for the Spring Gambler 500. Tucker even managed to impress the trail experts and guides. As one of them described it: The car’s like a highway legal side by side.