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Feature Vehicle :: Projeto Mundo Cão’s 2000 Land Rover Defender 110

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Fall 2022 Issue. A flash of insight can be triggered by nearly anything. A conversation with a stranger, a blog post, photograph, or film comes to mind. But sometimes, inspiration strikes when you least expect it. For Brazilian overlanders Sergio Medeiros and Eleni Alvejan, an object…

Feature Vehicle: Randy Wimenta’s 1989 Toyota Corolla “AWDROLA”

We all have two distinct choices in life–do nothing or do something. Many are content to binge-watch TV shows and doom scroll until their retina melt, while others get busy learning, designing, building, and creating. Randy Wimenta, the Marketing Activation Manager at KC Hilites, is a hands-on, gearhead kind of guy; he chose to get…

The Nissan Nismo Off-Road Frontier V8 Concept Showcases A Purpose Built Accessory Range

Nissan Motorsports International, aka Nismo, is a division of Nissan Motorsports & Customizing, historically focused on motorsport and performance-oriented car models for Nissan since 1984. Nissan Off-Road has a legacy of off-road competition, from the Dakar Rally to the Baja 1000, which has inspired the development of a line of Nismo-branded off-road products designed to…

perspective of the ashram

78 Days in an Indian Ashram

After 20-odd years of journeying together, Jase and I hit a curious crossroads. Our former lives of dive-guiding, motorcycling, and 4WD overlanding continued to amass in a Russian doll. Until, that is, we consciously decided to press pause on seeking stimulus from the physical world, turning inwards to pursue a different kind of journey to…

2021 Ford Bronco SEMA Build Features the Work of Over 125 Female Volunteers

The SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) unveiled an all-female Bronco build at this year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. More than 125 female volunteers from all facets of the industry worked on the build, including its unveiling. Volunteers were of various cultural backgrounds, representing both US coasts and Canada, and included veterans, students, mother-daughter and…

Emergency SOS via Satellite Now Available on the iPhone 14 Lineup in the US and Canada

Apple recently announced that the groundbreaking Emergency SOS satellite safety service is now available to customers in North America, specifically the US and Canada. The service is available on all iPhone 14 models; the advanced technology enables users to message with emergency services while outside of cellular and Wi-Fi coverage. Additionally, users can now open…

Overland Routes: The Trail of Kings

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Fall 2022 Issue. Arizona may be known for saguaro cactus, but it is also 26 percent timberland, and Humphreys Peak rises 12,633 feet into the southwest skyline. From the precipitous enclave of Jerome, and the start of this Overland Route, Humphreys Peak looms in the distance….

SEMA Gear of 2022

Smartop Truck Bed Covers Smartop Platform (originally from South Africa) secured the runner-up award for the Best New Van/Pickup/SUV product as a first-time attendee and newcomer to the US market. This truck bed cover is made from aluminum with built-in anchoring T-slots that can hold up to 550 pounds. You can secure jerry cans and…

Overland News of the Week

Roark Launches Women’s Apparel Collection Adventure lifestyle brand Roark has announced the release of its long-anticipated women’s apparel collection, which will launch at Roark retail stores and online at roark.com. Tailored by travel and inspired by the female journey, Roark’s women’s line will include flannels, jackets, pants, printed wovens, fleece, and graphic tees for autumn,…

Jeep, Ram, and Dodge Brands Dominate SEMA Awards

The Dodge, Jeep, and Ram brands have earned top honors at the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, beating the competition thanks to votes from show exhibitors who had the honor of choosing the top trend-setting vehicles that represent the best business opportunities in the automotive aftermarket. The SEMA awards were…