Meet John Retzloff, Covelo, California, Team #44, '77 GMC K15.
Q What made you want to compete in TTC?
A "TTC is like the Olympics of four-wheeling to me and being able to compete at something I truly love (wheeling) is one of the biggest honors for me!"
Q What TTC event are you most looking forward to, and why?
A "The event I'm looking forward to the most is probably the Tank Trap. Despite 5-foot-deep water and poison oak, I love wheeling in ravines."
Q What TTC event are you not looking forward to, and why?
A "The event I'm not looking forward to is Mini Rubicon because if the Warthog rolled it two or three times in the middle I know I have my work cut out for me."
Q What is your favorite wheeling location, and why?
A "I love wheeling, so where ever there is a chance to go wheeling is a good spot. Favorite kind of wheeling is probably steep ravines and rockcrawling."
Q If you could go wheeling anywhere in the world, where would that be, and why?
A "I would like to go wheeling down through South America to that tallest waterfall that Four Wheeler did the story on. Man, I have to go dig that issue up."
Q What was your first 4x4?
A "My first four-wheel drive that I could get my hands on was a '68 Jeep Wagoneer. I remember pushing snow over the hood until I got stuck on our driveway when I was 14. Before that it was a '74 Honda Civic that I would take up in the hills around the place."
Q What's your daily driver?
A "2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty."
Q What's playing on your iPod/CD player right now?
A "Alice in Chains 'Live' or Z-Rock 106.7 on the radio!"
Q What was the last movie you watched?
A "Machete. Gotta love aciton comedies."
Q Are you allergic to poison oak, wild boar, or driveline failure?
A "Luckily I'm not as allergic to poison oak as I used to be thanks to the fact I had it for six months one time. Driveline failure, hopefully not anymore..."
Q What's one thing people should know about you?
A "I built my truck almost entirely myself, right down to the concept of the doubled 205s and the bodywork. I do have a lot of time in my truck, but not a lot of money, and hopefully I can show that it doesn't necessarily take a lot of money to compete but a lot of ingenuity and a good driver."