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.
What is the best overland vehicle in the world?
Land Cruisers are classic and authentic, and have always placed an emphasis on durability and capability over luxury and domestic ‘functionality’.
Driving a Suzuki Jimny on an Old Smuggler’s Route Through the Pyrenees.
The 2011 Expedition Portal Overland Awards
4wd SUV of the Year – North America (US and Canada)
A Tour of the New FWC Production Facility
This jeep carries 48-star flag from days before Hawaii and Alaska joined the union.
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…
The most difficult part of driving the NuKaiser is keeping the sand out of your mouth from smiling so much.
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.
… we came across this stylish, toy Land Rover complete with roof rack and tiny jerry cans …
Phase 2: Southeastern Mexico
… we dropped down to the expansive sea-level marshlands in the state of Tabasco …
This 1957 Chevrolet Crew Cab 4×4 is another beautiful example of a rare, period-custom truck. According to the seller it started life as a 1-ton pick-up and was then converted by Oreville Metal Specialty Company in Ohio into a single-rear-door crew cab. The truck features a 6-cylinder engine, floor-mounted, manual transmission, power steering, and power…
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.
… design a modern vehicle to complete the same tasks that the Defender did so well, and yet the primitive nature of the Defender is one of the things so many love about it.
We take a look at one of the baddest campers around
Tire Selection for Expedition Travel
The Land Rover Defender has been an Icon in the overland community since its inception in 1983.
The Extreme Outback Tire Repair Kit Tire puncture, 2006 Outback Challenge. Photo: Nathan Hindman Tire Repair in the Field Without exception, the most common vehicle failure concerns the tires. They are constantly (or nearly so) in contact with the road or a trail surface, which includes rocks, sticks, and numerous other sharp objects…