The Four-Wheel Drives of Overland Expo East

Ah yes, fall has finally arrived. The leaves are changing, the temperatures are dropping, pumpkin-flavored food and beverages are filling the shelves, and Expo East is here. For a few days each fall this event brings together travelers, four-wheel drive enthusiasts, and adventure Moto riders from every corner of the globe, and allows them to set aside their differences to bond over a love of adventure and a passion for the outdoors. In a word, it’s awesome, and based on the number of huge off-road campers, modified trucks, and adventure motorcycles flooding the hills outside Asheville last weekend, I’d say others tend to agree. If you missed all the fun though don’t fret, we’ve assembled some of the coolest trucks, gear, and moments of the show into a few different articles. So sit back, relax, and take a peek at the largest Overland Expo East to date, starting with the four-wheel drives.

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Chris didn’t receive a real taste of the outdoors until moving to Prescott, Arizona, for college in 2009. While working on his business degree in the Embry-Riddle undergraduate program, he learned to fly and spent his weekends exploring the Arizona desert and high country. He fell in love with backcountry travel and four-wheel drive vehicles, which led him to Overland Journal and Expedition Portal. Chris was immediately hooked by the concept of overlanding, which combines the excitement and adventure of flying with his affection for cars and trucks. After receiving his degree, Chris did a summer internship with Overland International before accepting a full-time position on our team.