Check out the build of Expedition Overland's brand-new Toyota Tacoma here. [link]
The depth of my knowledge about Singapore up until about a week ago was gathered from the news in the 1990′s, and from reading Paul Theroux books. I knew that the entire structure and inner workings of the city state were conceived by one person, a sort of Wizard of Oz deciding what would fly and what wouldn't. I knew that the laws there were so strict, and the punishments so severe, that there was virtually no crime. Chewing gum was illegal, but prostitution was allowed, and vandalizing cars would get your ass repeatedly caned with a bamboo switch. The special insert that the border agent slipped into our passports summed up the essence of the city's low crime rates:
Warning: death to drug traffickers under Singapore law.
Brad and Sheena are driving around the world in "Nacho", their Volkswagen Vanagon. Read their stories and follow their adventure at Drive Nacho Drive [link]
There was a lot of buzz in the 4wd community last year when Jeep released their Mighty FC concept at Easter Jeep Safari. The Mighty FC, or Forward Control, was based on the Wrangler platform and underwent heavy modification to become the 4WD monster seen at Moab. Unfortunately, despite the positive feedback from many enthusiasts, Jeep said that it would not be releasing a conversion kit to make this truck. So if you've caught the FC bug and are itching to own one, you'll have to think older, about 55 years older in fact. Though their recent release is definitely a more modern and practical vehicle, Jeep debuted the original FC back in 1956 based on the popular CJ-5. The idea was to deliver a platform that kept the capability of the smaller Jeeps while incorporating the added space of a full size truck. Their solution was to move the entire cab forward and slap it on top of the front axle. This concept worked quite well and soon resulted in trucks like the one we've found today.
'Well-used' is a good thing - it's something that separates the wanna-bees from the people that are actually out there doing it. The 'patina' of a vehicle that has just driven around the world (through 39 countries, countless time zones, and completed 50,000 miles as shown here) is just sexy no matter what vehicle it's on. We've become accustomed to seeing that patina on the iconic Defender, and Land Cruiser models - known for their expedition prowess, but what about something drastically different? Get ready to check out Hannah - A London Taxi that just completed a casual jaunt around the world, and the longest cab ride in history.
It's fair to say that the WARN M8274 winch is probably our best-known product. It's been around since 1974, and continues to be a favorite among off-roaders around the world. You can read the history of the M8274 on one of our blog posts. However, there was a WARN winch before this iconic unit. That winch was the WARN Belleview.
This article was contributed by the Warn Industries blog, read more stories on the history of the iconic off-road brand here. [link]
It's hard not to love the Series Land Rovers. Their classic design embodies an image of the golden age of adventure, when man and machine pushed the boundaries of vehicle based travel and explored territory never before seen by car. Okay, so maybe I'm a bit of a romantic when it comes to these old Rovers, but truthfully many of us are. We know they are slow, uncomfortable, and only moderately reliable when compared to the off-road vehicles of today; yet we continue to love them despite those issues. While their heritage plays a role in that, I think it's the rugged and almost unapologetic design that really wins us over. Series Rovers like this one aren't trying to be something they're not. It doesn't have a plush interior or anything that could even resemble luxury, just what it needs to get the job done. That's how it should be though, instead of isolating you behind thick soundproofing doors they remind us why we travel in the first place, to experience the world around us.
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