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The Fering Pioneer :: An Ultra-Long Range Utility Electric Vehicle from the F1 World

In 2019, former Ferrari and McLaren F1 engineer Ben Scott-Geddes put pen to paper, hoping to design an expedition vehicle capable of a 56,000-kilometer Pole to Pole overland circumnavigation through some of the harshest and remote terrains on the planet. One leg of the journey, from Canada to Russia, was particularly challenging and required a…

Ineos Grenadier Updates

The Ineos Grenadier is the most exciting SUV in decades, providing a 100% fit for purpose design for overland travel. Solid axles, differential locks, long travel, high payload, and a space efficient box design makes it an object of desire for many of us. I had the opportunity to talk with Greg Clark (GM of…

The Ball and Buck Jeep CJ8

I have a deep affinity for the early 80’s Jeeps, I remember as a 7 year old riding with my mother from Tahoe City to Minden, Nevada where she traded in her Volvo station wagon for a white 1980 CJ7 with a baby blue interior. She threw a Warn winch on the front of it…

2021 Overland Expo West :: Day 1

Overland Expo West is officially underway in Flagstaff, Arizona. Day one brought beautiful weather and an enthusiastic crowd of attendees, all of them eager to see what the 400+ exhibitors from the overlanding and offroad industry had on display. The Expedition Portal film crew eagerly jumped in the mix, visiting a variety of exhibitors, including…

Jeep Performance Parts Introduces New Half Doors for the Gladiator

In March of this year, Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) unveiled new half doors for the Wrangler. The wait is now over for Gladiator owners, who can also benefit from this exciting modification. Offered by Mopar for the Jeep brand and established in 2012, JPP manufactures high-end, hard-core quality aftermarket accessories and performance parts for the…

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Editor Project Vehicle: 2021 Ram 2500 Cummins

Editor’s Note: As an industry employee, I received a discount when purchasing this truck. However, I have not received any financial compensation for the opinions expressed in this article.   The Expedition Portal full-size truck projects continue with the addition of a 2021 Ram 2500 Tradesman (with a 6.7-liter Cummins engine) to the Expedition Portal…

Featured Vehicle :: Makoventure’s 1982 Toyota Chinook 4×4 Conversion

Photography by Richard Giordano In a sea of Tacomas and rooftop tents, it’s always refreshing to spot a one-of-a-kind vehicle build. This 1982 Toyota Chinook 4×4 conversion is indeed unique, and like the Creature from Frankenstein, it is a composite of body parts grafted together and reanimated by the use of electricity, a ton of…

BFGoodrich Tires launches Trail-Terrain T/A Tire

I love the versatility, durability, and all-round functionality of BFGoodrich All-terrains, and over the past four years, I’ve put almost 100,000 miles on them (two sets). However, they’re not without drawbacks, and I’ve often wondered why manufacturers don’t produce more tires that strike a middle-ground between road and all-terrain performance. A tire that’s quiet and…

Legacy Overland :: 1961 Land Rover Series IIA 88

One of my close friends owns a Series II Land Rover, and I’m not sure I’ve witnessed anyone simultaneously love and hate something so passionately. The breakdowns are endless, the ride agricultural, safety non-existent, fuel economy abysmal, and brakes—well, who needs them!? Nevertheless, the Series II was the workhorse of its time, easy to fix,…

The New Frontier of Overlanding

  Nissan’s latest midsize offering checks so many boxes My earliest memories of any vehicle was my dad’s 240Z, the pumpkin-colored coupe firing to life as my dad worked the curved choke lever on cold Los Angeles mornings. Even being so young, I knew that car was just…cool. And my first exposure to a Nissan…