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Today in Weird Auto News: The Rezvani Tank

Over the last decade we’ve seen an increasing number of boutique automakers enter the marketplace, some a bit more impressive than others. The Local Motors Rally Fighter was one of the first in the off-road space to catch our eye, but others have popped up since like the Bollinger Motors all-electric off-roader. That vehicle is…

Texas receives an overland event of its own.

Over the past few years the overlanding scene has truly exploded, giving life to new events all across the country. Yet, despite the large number of enthusiasts in the central U.S., these expos and rallies seem to be concentrated solely along the East and West coasts, leaving those of us in the middle without many…

The Four-Wheel Drives of Overland Expo East

Ah yes, fall has finally arrived. The leaves are changing, the temperatures are dropping, pumpkin-flavored food and beverages are filling the shelves, and Expo East is here. For a few days each fall this event brings together travelers, four-wheel drive enthusiasts, and adventure Moto riders from every corner of the globe, and allows them to…

Decked Announces New Systems for Midsize Pickups

Pickup owners are drawn to their vehicles by the promise of utility and large cargo-hauling capacities, but keeping items organized and within reach has never been very straightforward. Many pickup owners, myself included, have resorted to various bags, cases, totes, and home-built wooden boxes to keep things tidy, secure, and accessible. When Decked entered the…

Featured Vehicle: The Patriot Campers Megatourer 6×6

When Patriot Camper’s Justin Montesalvo set out to build his latest overlander, it wasn’t just an exercise in excess, it was an unabashed attempt to create the most formidable 4×4 touring platform imaginable. Judging by the results, it took a lot more than just imagination. Packed with more technical features than any custom build we’ve…

Jim Ratcliffe and Why You Might Want to Know His Name

When Land Rover ended production of the Defender, the assembly line had not yet come full stop before an eccentric billionaire began making claims he was going to single-handedly bring the vehicle back to life. The uber-rich are prone to such musings, but Jim Ratcliffe is not your garden variety rich guy, he’s a genuine…

Automotive News: September 2017 Edition

This is the time of year in the automotive world when we start to see hopeful teases become official announcements and anticipated concepts reduced to crowd-groaning flubs. September is, of course, the launch of the auto-show season with the Frankfurt event in Germany the belle of the ball. Vehicles worthy of the public’s attention don’t…

La Aduana: 1991 Turbo Diesel Syncro Doka

Few vehicles are as iconic or sought after as the VW van. Regardless of the year, body style, or drive train, the Bus and Vanagon platforms have been the gleaming symbols of wanderlust for generations, and will likely continue to be for generations to come. Unfortunately, solid running examples have become difficult to find, which…

Long Term Review: Falken Wildpeak M/T

Snow whirled out of the darkness, disappearing into the night as quickly as it came. My weary headlights were hardly up to the task, and the mountain roads seemed to curve sharper and harder as the weather raged on. We were in Colorado, and just a few hours ago I had asked my girlfriend, now…

Fiat-Chrysler to Produce 2018 Model Year Jeep JK

As the world holds its collective breath for the release of the latest generation Jeep Wrangler, fans of the current JK will get another year added to the timeline. In an announcement made last week, Fiat-Chrysler plans to carry the JK forward for 2018, although it wasn’t made clear if that will translate to a…

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