About Us

Steve & Sherri bringing home the dream project, a 1962 Chevy 4x4
Steve & Sherri bringing home the dream project, a 1962 Chevy 4×4

In 1982 Steve & Sherri Kukla founded San Diego Off Road Magazine which grew to serve off road enthusiasts far beyond the county of San  Diego. Moving to the off road community of Ocotillo Wells CA in 2004, they  incorporated as S&S Publishing, Inc. shortly thereafter and in January 2010 changed the name of the magazine to S&S Off Road Magazine.

Steve started riding in 1968 at the age of 14. Desert riding, canyon (when there were canyons to ride in) and flat track racing have always been his favorites.  Over the past 40+ years we have owned dune buggies, quads, a baja bug, short course cars and four wheel drives!

Kids are a high priority in our life

Steve & Sherri Kukla (far left, back row) at a Thundering Trails camp in 2011.
Steve & Sherri Kukla (far left, back row) at a Thundering Trails camp in 2011.
Thundering Trails camps was founded by Steve & Sherri in 2006 to provide mini bike riding adventures for kids from disadvantaged backgrounds. Kids come to camp for free and spend the weekend having a blast with mini bikes, hiking, campfire, treasure hunts, games, chapel service, s’mores, great food and just hanging out with dedicated adult mentors.
Many of them have a parent in prison, some are homeless, some have parents on drugs and others come from low income single parent homes. The camp is operated on the 50-acre off road ranch in Ocotillo Wells owned by Steve & Sherri. Approximately 4-8 times a year during the months of October through April a group of 10-12 kids come to camp for a fun-filled weekend desert adventure.
Thundering Trails is a California non-profit corporation and all donations are extremely welcome and tax-deductible. Visit our website by clicking on the camp photo to learn more about the camp! For more information or to make a donation visit www.thunderingtrailsoffroadcamp.org or to see hundreds of camp photos visit http://www.facebook.com/thunderingtrails


  1. Hi this is andrew Simmons and I am on a cover of yalls magazine and wondering if I could get two copies.. believe it was last month. Was a photo from a azop race with a water jump I’m on the quad


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