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The All New Brabus 800 Superwhite

Have you ever heard of Klaus Brackmann? No? He was an initial 50% shareholder in Brabus back in 1977 and sold his stock to Bodo Buschmann, the driving force behind Brabus, as Klaus had no interest in modifying vehicles. He sold the shares for 100 euros. The company is now worth billions of Euros and…

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Lineup Announced for the 2022 Adventure Travel Film Festival

Offering several opportunities for fun-filled weekends this summer, the Adventure Travel Film Festival has returned with two locations for 2022: Perthshire, Scotland (July 8 to 10, 2022) and Cotswolds, UK (August 12 to 14, 2022). The Festival’s lineup includes a tantalizing array of independent adventure travel stories. Filmgoers will join Naresh Kumar’s tandem bike journey…

Mercedes-Benz Vans USA Unveils all-new Sprinter AWD System with an Advanced Engine Line-up

Mercedes-Benz Vans on Monday introduced the new all-wheel drive (AWD) system and 4-cylinder Sprinter diesel and gas lineup that will be available for the US market early next year. We expect the new configuration to be ideal for camper and touring conversions but do have some concerns that the 1.9l OM654 engine will have the…

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Acela Straya: A New High-mobility 4×4 Cab-over Truck for North America

*Editor’s note: The original title of this article was changed to avoid confusion surrounding vehicle capability. Acela calls the Staya the most capable class-5 cab-over truck in North America, according to their press release. Truck classification takes into account GVWR as well as other factors which may include permit requirements, DOT number regulations, maintenance needs,…

Looking for Firewood? Stacked.camp Knows Where It’s At

These days there’s a website or app for just about anything, and you can now add firewood to that list. Stacked.camp is a new “community-focused project” (website database) that was created to help campers find firewood, quickly and easily. Stacked was specifically built as a “lite-weight” webapp to facilitate quick loading of information, even when…

IRONMAN 4×4: RIGS & COFFEE

A large collection of classic and modern Land Cruisers, coffee, great company, and in-store promotions on overlanding gear—no, this isn’t Valhalla, but the monthly meet-up at Ironman 4×4, Portland. That’s right, on the first Saturday of every month, you can drink coffee, check out awesome rigs, and get in-store deals on accessories. Launched by JSW…

Nimbl Camper Factory Visit

Nimbl Campers was born out of the remnants of XP Campers which was sold at auction in August 2019. Jon Turner, Judd Newman, and investors saw an opportunity and invested in a business that they rightly believed had incredible potential. Currently, the company’s order book is full, and plans are afoot to expand production by…

Rebelle Rally Provides Testing Ground for EV Range Potential

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Summer 2021 Issue. Photography by Richard Giordano The electric vehicle revolution is here. From Long Way Up to the Extreme E Challenge, electric vehicles are gaining popularity and exhibiting great potential. With countless automotive manufacturers announcing plans to build all-electric pickup trucks, such as Tesla’s…

Go Fast Campers Decreases Lead Time to 10 Weeks

While long lead times have become the norm across the overland, outdoor, and automotive industries, Go Fast Campers is pivoting in the opposite direction. Since 2017, the company has expanded production from 12 to 48 campers per week (comprising 40 campers and eight rooftop tents) and has decreased lead times from eight to 12 months…

PCOR Launches Accessories for Toyota Tacoma in the USA

PCOR, an Australian company (and a division of Patriot campers) has just launched a range of accessories for the ever popular Toyota Tacoma, these products include bed trays and canopies complimented by a range of electronic accessories. The launch coincides with Expedition Overland’s new five part YouTube series ‘The Last Frontier‘, in preparation for the…

Adventure Van Upfitter Storyteller Overland Purchases Global Expedition Vehicles

Storyteller Overland, a campervan upfitter that has found its niche at the intersection of luxury and off-highway performance, has just purchased bespoke adventure truck manufacturer Global Expedition Vehicles (GXV). This merger, another signal of the increasing popularity of overland travel and current demand for adventure vehicles, was just announced at the Florida RV Supershow in…

Lexus 2022 LX600 Overland Test

The New North American 300-Series Land Cruiser Wears a Lexus badge. The Land Cruiser remains one of the most exceptional and prolific overland platforms ever created, with every variant carrying the legacy of the original 1951 BJ through almost 80 years of global exploration. In North America, we have enjoyed nearly every series of the…