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Overland Journal’s Scott Brady Named Toyota Legend

The Land Cruiser Heritage Museum in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the wider Toyota community have named Expedition Portal and Overland Journal Publisher and CEO Scott Brady their latest Toyota Legend.

Scott Brady Toyota Legend

Brady needs very little in the way of introduction for most of us in the overlanding world. He would likely wave off this assessment as hyperbole, but he is often credited with laying the foundations for the modern overlanding movement in North America. I know, for my own part, the Expeditions 7 project (the first expedition to turn wheels with the same vehicles on every continent) was a cornerstone for motivating my own international overland travels. His enthusiasm, constant reinvention, and seemingly indefatigable quest to educate and inspire the overland community continue to this day. Yes, he is my boss, but I believe many of you could tell the same story.

More often than not, Brady has embarked on his many adventures behind the wheel of a Toyota. From wild, balloon-tired HiLuxes crossing the north-south axis of Greenland to the circumnavigation of the Southern Hemisphere in a Land Cruiser, 4x4s bearing the Toyota badge on the front have been a constant companion. The Toyota Legends Award is a “tribute to a select group of individuals who have been instrumental in the growth of the Toyota off-road community,” and Scott Brady certainly fits that bill.

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Stephan Edwards is the Associate Editor of Expedition Portal and Overland Journal. He and his wife, Julie, once bought an old Land Rover sight unseen from strangers on the internet in a country they'd never been to and drove it through half of Africa. After living in Botswana for two years, Stephan now makes camp at the foot of a round mountain in Missoula, Montana. He still drives that Land Rover every day. An anthropologist in his former life and a lover of all things automotive, Stephan is a staunch advocate for public lands and his writing and photography have appeared in Road & Track, Overland Journal, and Adventure Journal. Find him at @venturesomeoverland on Instagram.