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Could eBussy be the Campervan of the Future?

eBussy from German manufacturer ElectricBrands is the electric cargo van we’ve been dreaming of. Its modular design is advertised to be (almost) infinitely customizable, offering both commercial and recreational appeal, with swappable bodies and batteries. But just how soon can we expect to see a real-life eBussy camper cruising down the highway? And what kind…

Video of the Week: My Wife’s First Mustang

  We may be a 4WD-focused website, but we still appreciate beautifully restored classic sports cars, especially if there’s a good story behind it. The 1965 Mustang convertible in this week’s video belongs to Jason Momoa’s wife, Lisa Bonet. It was the first car she ever bought, but it had seen better days. Rust, rot,…

Expedition Portal Classifieds :: 1993 Defender 110 NAS #84 of 500

Editor’s Note: SOLD (8/24/2020)   Here’s a great opportunity to get your hands on a meticulously-restored 1993 Land Rover Defender 110 North American Spec. that has been purpose-built for overland travel. This vehicle is number 84 of 500 manufactured.     The current owner, Matthew Weaver, is an overlanding pro who’s traveled through the deserts…

Warn Debuts Epic Wheels

Warn Industries entered the automotive world in 1948 when they began producing locking hubs for surplus WWII Jeeps. Their famous winches followed in 1959, establishing them as one of the most recognized names in the off-road equipment market. By the end of the 1970s, Warn established a partnership with Ford, securing them worldwide product distribution….

Featured Trailer :: Pin Drop Trailers Road Runner 2.0

Pin Drop Trailers Manufactures Classic Teardrop Trailers in Arizona Arizona-based Pin Drop Trailers produces compact, off-grid travel models. With an old-school American dedication to quality, Pin Drop sums up one of their core business strategies with the simple phrase Build For Tomorrow. “We build our micro campers for longevity from the ground up,” Pin Drop…

Expedition Portal Classifieds :: 1964 Clark Cortez Coach

In 1969, the Apollo 11 astronauts were transported to their spaceship in a modified Clark Cortez RV emblazoned with NASA logos. It was a historic moment in a historic vehicle. Clark Equipment, the manufacturer of the Cortez, built fewer than 4,000 vehicles between 1963 and the late 1970s, making this unique vehicle a bit of…

Yamaha’s First Full Suspension e-MTBs are Here

While Yamaha might not exactly be a household name in the bicycle world, it probably should be. Back in 1989, they were already prototyping e-bikes, and in 1993, they introduced the first commercially-produced power-assisted bicycle (PAS), which debuted in Japan. Often when new technology is introduced, it can take a while to catch on, and…

Video of the Week: Bring Back Bronco (The Untold Story)

  As the title suggests, this week’s video of the week is not actually a video, it’s a podcast. Bring Back Bronco: The Untold Story is “the story of a truck and the story of a country.” This eight-part serial podcast is hosted by NPR and New York Times contributor Sonari Glinton, who uncovers the…

Destinations :: Rocky’s Treehouse

Rocky’s Treehouse is a mountain escape located three miles down a 4WD/AWD access road high in Utah’s Wasatch Range. This unique cabin sits above the ground on stilts and is a perfect vantage point to take in the beautiful Utah scenery from the height of the surrounding treetops.     This all-season playground is a…

Featured Camper :: Hiatus Truck Campers

Hiatus Campers Builds Hard-Sided Pop-Up Truck Campers Washington-based Hiatus Campers was founded by two road-tripping adventurers who created a unique hard-sided pop-up camper design out of necessity. Tyler and Erin’s initial goal was to design a comfortable and secure retreat to make their pursuit of rock climbing, backpacking, and snow sports a little bit more…

Keeping the FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser Alive

The FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser is an Overlanding Classic The FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser is a legendary vehicle in the 4WD and overlanding world. Perhaps this is because FJs have made it to all corners of the Earth, or because so many wonderful memories have been made in these rock-solid rigs. For brothers Nelson and…

Video of the Week: VOX Water Safari

VOX is a specialized development organization that focuses its efforts on bringing sustainable, clean drinking water to the people of sub-Saharan Africa. Through private funding and a talented team, VOX has already brought water to over 1 million people across Botswana, South Africa, Tanzania, Mozambique, and Kenya. “Water is essential to life,” Says VOX Founder…

Destinations :: Trona Pinnacles

  If spectacular desert landscapes get your heart racing, you should add Trona Pinnacles to your bucket list and make sure to bring your camera when you go. Trona Pinnacles is located on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) managed land near Ridgecrest, California, southwest of Death Valley National Park in the expansive California desert. What…

Overland News of the Week

Pelican Commemorative First Aid Kit Pelican Founder Dave Parker, who recently passed away April 2020, started the now-global company in his garage in Torrence, California, back in 1976. One of his first products, a first aid kit specifically designed for divers, initially put him on the map after customers began repurposing the waterproof, crushproof housing…

Nena Barlow and Ram Truck to Tackle 2020 Rebelle Rally

Ram Truck and Nena Barlow are renewing their partnership to tackle the 2020 Rebelle Rally, a 1,000+ mile long navigation-focused 4X4 rally which begins in Lake Tahoe, California. In October, participants will take to the trails, traversing the Nevada desert with the ultimate goal of making it all the way to the Imperial Sand Dunes…