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Nena Barlow and Ram Truck to Tackle 2020 Rebelle Rally

Ram Truck and Nena Barlow are renewing their partnership to tackle the 2020 Rebelle Rally, a 1,000+ mile long navigation-focused 4X4 rally which begins in Lake Tahoe, California. In October, participants will take to the trails, traversing the Nevada desert with the ultimate goal of making it all the way to the Imperial Sand Dunes…

ARB Intensity Solis LED Lights Illuminate the Trail

ARB Intensity Solis LED Lights Illuminate the Trail The new ARB Intensity Solis LED lights are round, focused driving lights that illuminate the road or trail with an impressive 165 watts of power packed into a heat-dissipating aluminum housing. Thanks to the low-profile, squat design, ARB says that the Intensity Solis LED lights have reduced…

Ford and Telenav Collaborate for Offline Vehicle Navigation

SYNC 4 technology, which is at the heart of the new F150 and Bronco line of Ford vehicles, offers rich interactive mapping software via Telenav. In addition to providing traditional navigation, it can also provide suggestions for specialized routes for towing or 4X4 adventures. These navigation features will work with or without cell network coverage….

Field Tested | Webasto Thermo Top Evo Coolant Heater

Recently, my husband, Andy Lilienthal, and I rallied a 1991 Mitsubishi diesel-powered Pajero in the Alcan 5000 Rally. Not only did we pilot this right-hand-drive Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) 4×4 over 5,120 miles of ice, snow, and blizzard conditions, we had to ensure it started every morning after it slept in Arctic temps of -40°…

Sustainable Overlanding with Titus Adventure Company

I found out about Travis’ Denver-based overlanding rental business, Titus Adventure Company, about a month ago when I wrote up a press release detailing their new mountain biking gear rental add-on. But after doing a little bit of digging and learning that Titus offsets all of the carbon emissions of their fleet, I wanted to…

Vintage Jeep Restoration: Guts, Glory, and Asbestos

Editor’s Note: We elected to feature this editorial as a service to our readers, recognizing that so few of us know the dangers of asbestos in older vehicles, often encountered during the restoration process.  The Jeep is without question the original off-road vehicle. Still today, all kinds of Jeeps are highly sought after. Whether to…

ARB Launches Their All New BASE Rack Overland System

In 1975, ARB began producing high-quality accessories for backcountry explorers, starting with a roof rack. Through the subsequent decades, ARB refined their rack line, making it stronger, lighter, and more refined. Their racks have always been considered expedition grade, robust to a degree that the vehicle’s roof would nearly always fail before the rack. Their…

Go Fast Campers SuperLite Redefines Hardshell RTTs

Montana-based Go Fast Campers has a penchant for producing drool-worthy overlanding gear, and they just did something that is likely to send waves through the rooftop tent (RTT) market. Behold the SuperLite: a sub-100-pound, hard-shell, made-in-the-USA rooftop tent for $1,300. Cue fireworks. EDIT: a SuperLite mattress to go with your SuperLite RTT will add $279,…

Bronco Sport is Compact but Mighty

We’re still riding that Bronco wave of excitement and today we’ve got more details for you. Bronco Sport, Ford’s new ‘Bronco of small SUVs’ plays smaller sibling to the 2-door and 4-door Broncos. The Sport, which appears to be aimed at weekend warriors and a more general audience of would-be Bronco owners, debuts with a…

Ford Sets High Bar for Factory 4×4 with New Bronco

Bronco is back, amid a substantial amount of fanfare and enthusiasm. Bolstering this iconic revival are some impressive stats that promise a highly capable, trail-ready, factory 4WD with a slew of optional upgrades. “We created the Bronco family to elevate every aspect of off-road adventure and equipped them with class-leading chassis hardware and exclusive technologies…

The Sweat Box in the Gambler 500

The Gambler 500 inspires some amazing vehicles—the 1955 Desoto “Chupacabra” and Lightner Racing 911 Rally Porsche both come to mind. If you don’t yet know, the Gambler 500 is an off-road rally adventure challenge with weird cars, weird people, and, most importantly, an epic trail cleanup. This year at the OG Oregon event, based near…

Exciting Toyota Announcements for TRD Pro

Toyota has some exciting announcements this week, including new colors for the TRD Pro line, new performance wheels, shocks, and LED lighting for 4Runner, and Trail Special Editions coming this fall. TRD Pro Models To Offer New Color in 2021 Continuing with the new color tradition, TRD Pro welcomes Lunar Rock in 2021. Lunar Rock…

Modern Explorers | Mac Mackenney

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal‘s Summer 2020 issue. All men dream, but not all equally. Those that dream by the dusty recesses of the night, awake to find it was all vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous, for they may act their dreams with open eyes and make…

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