A good friend of mine (who works too much) was back in town yesterday, so we decided that it was about time I took my truck out.
On the trail as a comparison, they bring along a 1964 Jeep Forward Control crew cab. It’s funny to see the two together. The Mighty FC looks like a bulldog. The old Forward Control looks like a loaf of bread. It’s great to see footage of both of these truck on the road!
Cerocahui to El Fuerte on the Old Road
Introducing Stories from the Vault
I’m really impressed with the thought and detail Greg put into his truck. It’s a capable off-roader that I’ve enjoyed seeing in action.
Driving a Suzuki Jimny on an Old Smuggler’s Route Through the Pyrenees.
Via West County Explorers Club: My friend Greg just sent me a link to this outstanding travel video by Munich-based freelance filmmaker, Vincent Urban and Clemens Krüger. Part 1 of a five-part series, it shows three friends traveling through southeast Asia in a Land Rover Defender 110. There is hardly any narration, hardly any dialogue. Moments of the trip are just strung together like memories. It’s beautifully shot and edited and gets to the heart of why we all travel.
Thanks for the tip, Greg!
via West County Explorers Club: Here’s a recent Vimeo find documenting what appears to be a group of Czechs on a 2008 off-road expedition in the Ukraine. It looks like they had a great trip. And I like the video.
Just be careful about driving over those winch cables guys. Oh, and Smokey the Bear says to clear a five-foot-radius ring around that campfire but other than that, nice one…
Phase 3: Guatemala
When we finally crossed into Guatemala, we had to pay a few bucks for some sort of mandatory agricultural spray on the underside of the vehicle.
Phase 2: Southeastern Mexico
… we dropped down to the expansive sea-level marshlands in the state of Tabasco …
Phase 1: Intro; Northern/Central Mexico
Most Americans drool over the legendary Land Rover Defender 110, and especially ones newer than 25 years old, which cannot be legally imported & registered in the United States.
Winter 2007, N69 26.70 W133 01.60
BFGoodrich Outstanding Trail in Payson, AZ
The journey from Arizona to the sands of the Sahara.
We had all of the adventure we wanted …
One of the vehicles went into a 100 yard slide before even getting to the trail.
…The water continued to rise in the narrow canyon as we pushed towards its exit. The confluence of every inlet and waterfall filling its width…
Dates: 2/13-16/2004 Trail Time: 3 Days Location: Sonora Mexico Mapping / GPS / Waypoint File: .GIF Map Image Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 / .MPS (Mapsource) Track File for day one only. Contact me if you would like additional navigation information on the extremely remote and rugged track for day 2 and…
With each trip, Utah continues to unveil its splendor, reaching out to the uninitiated with a powerful grasp.
Sometimes you read about malfunction coasters at the newspapers, same with the races, but that is not the normal scenario.
Date: 5/1-3/2004 Trail Time: 5-6 hours Location: Coronado National Forest, SE of Wilcox Arizona. The trail starts at the intersection of Route 181 and the Pinery Canyon Road Mapping / GPS / Waypoint File: .gif Map Image (Main) (Area) / Topo 100k (Note: I have detailed GPS and track data available for this trip, but…
Jeep always brings an interesting bunch of trucks for us to test each year at Easter Jeep Safari.