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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…

XOverland Announces First Annual Overland Film Festival

Attention all overland filmmakers: Expedition Overland is hosting the first-ever annual Overland Film Festival this September and they want your film submissions! “The Overlander Film Fest is a worldwide film competition and presentation of short and long-form films based on authentic overland-style adventures. It is a recognition of storytelling and filmmaking amidst the backdrop of…

New Performance Upgrade Packages for Ford Ranger

Ford enthusiasts rejoice, the Ranger just got a whole lot more customizable straight from the dealership. New owners will soon have three optional levels of upgrades to choose from, adding improved performance and style to their 2019 or 2020 Ranger. These additional options come after Ford saw that most new owners were adding an average…

The New Ineos Grenadier is Overland Glory

There are moments in time when greatness coincides with the market—with consumer and commercial demand. The Unimog came back to North America 10 years too soon, and so did the 1993 Defender 110. However, the team at Ineos appears to have timed the release of their Grenadier exactly on queue.   I think Sir Jim…

BFGoodrich Tires Celebrates 150th Anniversary

BFGoodrich Tires, originally a small rubber company that got its start in Akron, Ohio is now a powerhouse in the automotive industry, and this year they celebrate their 150th anniversary. BFGoodrich: A Legacy of Firsts BFGoodrich has a long resume of firsts including first pneumatic car tire produced in the US, tires for the first…

Expedition Portal Celebrates 15 Years of Adventure

June 25, 2020 :: Press Release In late June 2005, expeditionportal.com (known as ExPo) went live, serving initially as a community forum, and now as one of the world’s largest online overland resources for the vehicle-based adventure traveler. While the website has grown continually since 2005, growth has accelerated in recent years because of the…

53rd Annual Sierra Trek (update) is Cancelled

Editor’s Note: Due to COVID developments, Sierra Trek has been cancelled.  The 53rd Annual Sierra Trek, which takes place on the shores of Meadow Lake, is officially on for 2020, August 6-9. The Sierra Trek is one of California’s most well-known OHV events, with over five decades of family fun in the history books. It…

Nitro Gear’s Restored Trakka Troop Carrier | Feature Vehicle

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal, Summer 2020. All too often, the vehicles we love are eventually lost. Old muscle cars are traded in for more practical sedans or wind up in a ditch, road trip vans succumb to high miles and blown motors, and our trusty camping trucks begin to rust after…