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First Impressions: SEMA 2017

For most people, the end of October and beginning of November is simply a season called fall, but for those of us in the automotive world, it’s something entirely different. It’s that time of year when tens of thousands of enthusiasts and manufacturers descend upon the Las Vegas Convention Center to see the latest and…

The Road Less Traveled: Unique Vehicles of Overland Expo East

William Cowper once said that “Variety’s the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavor,” and after attending seven Overland Expos I’d have to agree. You see, while the attendees’ experiences can change year to year with new classes and instructors, those of us working the booths wind up seeing the same things…

Texas receives an overland event of its own.

Over the past few years the overlanding scene has truly exploded, giving life to new events all across the country. Yet, despite the large number of enthusiasts in the central U.S., these expos and rallies seem to be concentrated solely along the East and West coasts, leaving those of us in the middle without many…

Expedition Portal Classifieds: Hemi XV-JP

Imagine for a moment that you have just won the lottery. Hundreds of millions of dollars are now in your bank account, and the world of exotic vehicles and travel are wide open to you. What do you buy? A perfect condition Land Cruiser, a pop-top Defender, a 6×6 G-Wagen, maybe all three? While I…

What’s in your winch bag? The basic gear you should be carrying

The other day I ran into the proud owner of a well-built four-wheel drive. Eager to talk shop, he began to list a few of the numerous pieces of equipment he had installed on his new vehicle. The list included 37-inch tires, aftermarket wheels, a 4-inch lift, lights, a roof rack, a front bumper, and…

Overland Expo: The Tail End

We’re used to seeing plenty of trailers and dogs at Overland Expo, but this year’s event was particularly packed. There were trailers from all over the world, including some rather famous imports from Australia and South Africa, and some old favorites from the U.S. of A. Dogs too came in every shape and size, and it seemed…

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