Kern Campbell

Kern Campbell, Automotive Enthusiast and Content Creator

Meet Kern Campbell, a passionate automotive enthusiast, car collector, and an aficionado in all things four wheel drive.

With over twenty eight years of experience driving and fixing up a variety of vehicles, Kern has established a reputation as a trusted source of advice and information in the automotive community.

Kern Campbell

Automotive Industry Involvement:

Kern Campbell, the founder and publisher of Four Wheel Trends, takes immense pride in his deep involvement in the automotive industry, marked by his roles in two prestigious organizations (Automotive Press Association and SEMA).

Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)

As a part of the SEMA Social Media Correspondent Program, which was launched in 2020, Kern enjoys exclusive access to a wealth of information, events, and programs within the automotive sector.

This initiative encourages content creators to craft genuine, social-media-oriented messages that effectively engage and resonate with diverse audiences. Within this program, Kern leverages unique resources to produce captivating content, sharing his vehicle expertise and enthusiasm with a broader audience.

His contributions focus on showcasing the products he uses in his builds, inspiring younger generations to engage with the automotive world. The SEMA program now boasts over 100 participants from the U.S. and Canada, encompassing various industry segments like trucks, off-road, sport compacts, hot rods, and racing.

Kern is honored to contribute to this community, sharing his vehicular passion through his writings.

Automotive Press Association (APA)

Expanding his industry footprint, Kern is also a proud member of the Automotive Press Association (APA). Established in 1990, the APA serves as a leading forum for automotive journalists, PR representatives, and other professionals to network, exchange information, and foster innovative ideas.

The APA is at the forefront of addressing the dynamic changes in the automotive industry, especially the shift towards electric vehicles and the phasing out of traditional internal combustion engines.

These transformations form the core of the APA’s events and discussions, emphasizing the growing impact on financials, supply chains, and the workforce. Kern’s participation in the APA enables him to stay abreast of these industry changes, contributing to more informed, diverse, and forward-looking discussions and content on Four Wheel Trends.

SEMA and the APA are instrumental in Kern’s journey as an automotive content creator, allowing him to stay connected with the latest trends and advancements and enriching the content and insights shared on Four Wheel Trends.

Automotive Press Association (APA)

Kern’s Vehicle Collections

Kern’s passion for vehicles began at a young age when he got his first Jeep Wrangler YJ Sahara.

Since then, Kern has added to his collection and now proudly owns a 1988 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, 1991 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, 1991 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, 1993 Jeep Wrangler YJ Sahara, 2006 Jeep Wrangler JL, 2011 Lexus GX 460, 2019 GMC Yukon, and a 2023 Toyota Sequoia.

Kern’s enthusiasm extends beyond Jeeps, and he has previously owned Toyota, BMW, Honda, and Jeep vehicles, as well as vehicles from other automotive brands.

Kern’s love for all things four-wheel drive led them to start blogging about restoring and fixing up his first Grand Wagoneer in 2016.

Over time, the blog grew in popularity and was eventually rebranded in 2020 as Four Wheel Trends, a go-to source for advice on new and used trucks, SUVs, and other vehicles.

Kern covers a wide range of topics, including off-roading, vehicle restoration, and maintenance, and their articles are known for their in-depth research, clear writing style, and valuable advice.

In addition to writing for Four Wheel Trends, Kern is active on social media and enjoys connecting with other automotive enthusiasts.

They can be found on multiple platforms, including Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook: Kern runs the largest Jeep Wrangler JL Group on Facebook.

Kern uses these platforms to share updates on their latest projects, answer questions from followers, and provide advice and tips on all things four-wheel drive.

buffing and polishing Toyota Sequoia Headlights

If you’re an automotive enthusiast, Kern Campbell is a content creator you need to follow.

With his extensive knowledge and passion for his craft, Kern is dedicated to helping fellow enthusiasts get the most out of their vehicles and experiences. So, don’t hesitate to reach out and connect with Kern today!

Future Vehicles (My Bucket List)

Vehicles have always been a passion of mine, and I am constantly on the lookout for my next dream ride. My vehicle bucket list is a constantly growing collection of vehicles that I hope to own someday.

Some of the standout items on my list include a classic red 1965 Ford Mustang convertible with a black top and black interior, reminiscent of the one in the movie Iron Eagle. I also have my eye on a classic Ford Bronco, particularly an original version or an OJ Simpson-era model.

Another cherished memory from my youth was my best friend’s gray 1987 S10 Blazer, and I would love to add one to my collection. For off-roading adventures, I am on the hunt for a 392 Jeep Wrangler JLU and an International Scout.

When it comes to road trips and tailgating, I am searching for a 1999 to 2006 Suburban (K1500 or K2500) to create the ultimate adventure vehicle. I live in North Carolina, where camping and fishing along the coast is popular.

I think a Suburban would be perfect for that trip as well.

While I have always been a 4×4 guy, I am also interested in exploring the exotic sports car market (one day). I have always been curious about what all the fuss is about, and I would love to own an exotic sports car someday to see for myself.

As I continue my journey as a collector and automotive enthusiast, I look forward to adding these vehicles and more to my collection. Stay tuned to see which vehicles make it onto my driveway next!

**IF you know where I can find any of these vehicles, be sure to hit me up on the contact page or via Instagram messenger!