1972 Chevrolet Suburban Custom Deluxe
This 1972 Chevrolet Suburban Custom Deluxe is another super clean version offered by a seller who we have featured in the past. He always presents GM trucks of this era in stellar fashion, and finds nice dry survivors. . Find it here on eBay in Sa…
Official: 2014 Range Rover Sport sets Pikes Peak record
Steven J. Ewing, autoblog.com
Land Rover says it has set a new record at Pikes Peak for the quickest hill climb in a production sport-utility vehicle. Its 2014 Range Rover Sport ran the 12.42-mile course in 12 minutes and 35.61 seconds, with an average speed of 59.17 miles per…
Looks like a fun day!
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Currently: overlanding on the dark continent in search of Hemingway’s Africa.
American Overland Genesis - Back in 2004, when the US off-road community darlings were jacked up Jeeps climbing big piles of rocks, a few of us were blazing our own path in a different direction.. making mild enhancements to our trucks for self-sustained, long distance off-road travel. Borrowing the best ideas from Australian adventure travelers, and the historic Camel Trophy adventure runs in Africa & South America, we applied them to our needs stateside. With a few top-notch photographers documenting this budding lifestyle, it caught on. It wasn’t long before enthusiasts flocked to what we were doing, vendors began creating products specifically for our needs and eventually even vehicle manufacturers like Toyota, Jeep and even Dodge got on board (FJ Cruiser, Jeep Rubicon, Dodge Power Wagon, anyone?).
Today there are multiple online forums, nationwide workshops, “expert” training businesses, vendors offering exclusive South African & Australian products, a recent expo in AZ with 6,000 attendees from around the world, and even a top-shelf magazine (Overland Journal) dedicated to the concept. There is a unique lingo and buzzwords associated with it, most of which has me rolling my eyes and shaking my head. Terms to doll up that which is essentially car-camping with really pricey tents & campers, 12volt refrigerators and a transfer case. (I mock, but I have them all too). It has become more than a fad, today it is a booming industry.
And to think, it all started years ago when a small handful of like minded souls first got together one November in Arizona, for a week on the trail, sharing ideas on how to elevate the off-road mentality at that time from “seek and destroy” redneckery, to fostering a lifestyle of vehicle-dependent adventure travel. I take no credit for my role in originating this, that’s not my style. But as far back as 1997, I was taking months long off-road trips, living out of my old Jeep. So to see what started as a discussion around a desert campfire with a few friends, thrive and flourish, creating business opportunities and expanding the horizons for others and their families, all while educating some to the importance of environmentally responsible adventure travel, well, I do take a small amount of pride in that.
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