Forum User Name: Brittany Martin
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"My family and I live in Oklahoma. I stopped working almost 2 years ago when my youngest son was born. Now, I live the dream! I take care of my family, run a non profit organization, and drive my Jeep everywhere I can."
Occupation: Professional Mom
Birthday: December 16, 1985
Questions & Answers
Q: What is your favorite color?
A: "Green, all kinds of green. My Jeep will soon be green!"
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: "Street tacos!"
Q: Do you have kids?
A: "Yes, I have my first born, 10 year old son, Landon. He’s convinced one day he’ll be a spy. Even though Landon accompanies me on most off-roading trips his father has convinced him fast sports cars are where its at. Lily is my almost 11 year old step daughter, I never call her that. I’ve been her mom now for almost 7 years. She’s my gorgeous artist. Jaxon is my baby who was stillborn in June of 2014. He was beautiful and in his short time on this earth, he taught me the most important lessons in life. Everest is my 1 year old ray of sunshine. He shocks me daily with how incredibly smart he is."
Q: Do you have any pets?
A: "Yes, 3 dogs. I have a male (Kuma) and a female (Nova) Shiba Inu and a female rescue mutt named JoJo."
Q: Do you take your pets off-roading?
A: "No, the usual 3 kiddos in the back seat is enough for me."
Q: How old were you when you first started wheeling?
A: "I would say around 8, on ATVs and dirt-bikes. I started driving my dad’s old pickup at 13, so that I could haul water to our house. Without it we did not have running water at home."
Q: Is your whole family into off-roading?
A: "Yes, we do it as a family activity all year long."
Q: Are you usually the driver or the co-driver?
A: "Driver, my husband has is own Jeep."
Q: How often do you get to go off-roading?
A: "At least 3 times a month, sometimes more in the summer months"
Q: How did you get started in the off-road world?
A: "I’ve ridden ATVs, UTVs, and dirt-bikes for years. The majority of my preteen years were spent in Colorado. We lived on a mesa, miles away from everyone and everything. We generated our own power, so TV and computers were not a luxury that we got to enjoy. I rode around that mesa all day, everyday."
Q: Where is your favorite place to wheel?
A: "Disney, Oklahoma. Hogans Offroad Park"
Q: Do you belong to an off-road club? Which one? What is their motto/mission?
A: "Yes, Red Dirt Jeeps. RDJ is a family friendly group. We love to help in our community and of course love going off-road. I also belong to Women's Offroad Connection- our goal is to help local off-roading women connect, learn, and encourage each other."
Q: What is on your off-roading bucket-list?
A: "That’s a loaded question! I literally want to try everything. There are so many off-road parks on my bucket list. I want to race. I want to compete. I need at least a week in Moab. I got a taste but it wasn’t enough. Short term goals are to make it to the Rubicon Trail. Long term goals are to compete in races and off-roading competitions."
Q: How are you active in the off-road world?
A: "Here at home I’m very active. I help admin the largest Jeep group in Oklahoma, Red Dirt Jeeps. We have over 4200 members. I also have a group of about 100+ women called Women's Offroad Connection. Our goal is to help women learn and feel comfortable off-roading. I am the president of a nonprofit foundation called The Jaxon Kade Foundation. We raise money for families who have lost a baby through pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or SIDS. Every year in October we hold The 4x4 Show. Any and every off-road vehicle is invited. Its a huge event and a lot of fun."
Q: What is your most memorable offroad moment?
A: "There are so many. Every time I accomplish something that looks impassable or do something someone said I couldn’t do, it's memorable to me."
Q: What was your first wheeling trip?
A: "With my Jeep? I took it back to my off-roading roots the first time I took it off-road. We took a trip out to Creste Butte, Colorado and went wheeling."
Q: What was your longest wheeling trip?
A: "This summer we took a trip to Ouray, Colorado and Moab, Utah with several friends, We wheeled every day for a week. It was the best trip yet."
Q: What changes have you seen in the off-road community since you started wheeling?
A: "It seems to have gotten a little more serious and cut throat. Some just want to win and be the best, that's all that matters to them. I enjoy every aspect of wheeling. I just want to wheel my Jeep and I don’t care who’s watching. To me it's about the fun."
Q: Who do you look up to in the industry? Why?
A: "All of the desert racers. I love watching it and one day I’ll participate in it."
Q: How do you feel as a woman in the off-road industry?
A: "Good, just because I’m a girl doesn't mean I can't off-road!"
Q: Give us a story, any story, about educating, guiding, empowering ladies in the off-road, past or future:
A: "Recently, I taught my first ladies only recovery class. It was my first class made up of only women. I think I was more nervous doing that class than any co-ed teaching I’ve been a part of. It turned out great, nothing to worry about at all. Off-roading women are special ladies, I don’t know what I was worried about."
Q: What advice do you have for ladies who want to get started off-roading?
A: "You can do it. Learn at your own pace, you don't have to prove yourself to anyone."
"2015 Jeep Wrangler. She's currently being completely renovated: new hood, grill, paint, and a complete insane overhaul to the suspension and axles."
Q: Does your vehicle also serve as a daily driver?
Q:What is the best modification you have done to your vehicle?
A: "There are so many modifications happening to it right now. I know I’m going to love the paint/lining but I think the new axles will be my favorite."
Q: Do you work on your own vehicle?
A: "Yes, my goal is to become completely familiar with every part of my vehicle. It's a lot to take in, but I’m learning so much."
Vehicle Type: Jeep Wrangler
Builder: Iron Goat Garage
Tire Make/Size: 40x13.5r17
Wheel Make/Size: N/A
Front Suspension: Iron Goat Garage Custom suspension
Front Sway Bar: Stock with RockKrawler disconnects
Front Shocks: Bilstien 5165
Front Bump Stops: N/A
Rear Suspension: Iron Goat Garage Custom 3 link suspension
Rear Sway Bar: N/A
Rear Shocks: Bilstien 5165
Rear Bump Stops: N/A
Front Axle Housing: Dana Super 60 with artec trusses
Front Differential/Locker: Yukon ziplocker
Front Axle Shafts: stock f250
Front U-Joints: Yukon
Front Drive Flanges/Hubs: stock f250 hubs with artec high pinion steering knuckle and individual vaccuum actuators
Front Brakes: stock f250 brakes
Front Steering Components: PSC hydraulic steering assist
Rear Axle Housing: Sterling 10.5 with 3-link artec truss
Rear Differential/Locker: Yukon ziplocker
Rear Axle Shafts: stock f250
Rear U-Joints: Yukon
Rear Drive Flanges: N/A
Rear Brakes: stock f250
Rear Steering Setup: N/A
Ring & Pinion Manufacturer & Gear Ratio(s): Yukon 5.38 gears
Engine Manufacturer: Mopar
Engine Horsepower: N/A
Engine Torque: N/A
Air Intake: K&N
Exhaust: Iron Goat Garage Custom exhaust and AFE loop behind tranfer case
Transmission Make & Type: N/A
Transmission Adapter: N/A
Transmission Cooling System: N/A
Torque Converter: N/A
Transmission Shifter: N/A
Transfer Case(s): N/A
Front Driveshaft: Yukon
Rear Driveshaft: Yukon
Fuel Cell or Tank: N/A
Fuel System Pumps & Filters: N/A
Body/Body Panels: N/A
Body Modifications: Smittybilt XRC Armor/Poison Spider pillar armor
Skid plate/Material: N/A
Painter Name: Self Painted
Hood/Grille: Hood-Smittybilt Grill-Opar
Steering Column/Wheel: N/A
Pedal Assembly/Cutting Brakes: N/A
Lights Interior/Exterior: N/A
Winches - Front/Rear Brand & Capacity: Engo 12000