EVENT: Overland Expo 2014

Overland Expoย 2014 is in the books and boy was it a big year for Exploring Elements. Besides trying to collect all the latest and greatest news in the overland world, catch up with all our amazing overland friends, teach a few classes and provide you with live onsite social media, we also debuted theย EEXP. Sarah and I were both BUSY! We also managed all this after only a few hrs sleep during our 15hr overnight drive to even make the event. You can read more about thatย HERE. While I didn’t take photos of nearly every rig at the event this yr, like I’ve done in the past, I’m pretty confident that I got a good overview of all the awesome this year. Enjoy the overview below and also check out all the little details that couldn’t be covered in this post: UP CLOSE Overland Expo 2014.

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Epic sunsets in Mormon Lake, AZ!

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The Equipt & Expedition Overland party was off the hook!

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Land Rover USA showed up in style as always with a great offroad driving experience, in one of their shiny new toys or your personal rig.

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I took the EEXP out on the course for it’s inaugural offroad experience. It did quite well!

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Lots of quality field training at Overland Expo.

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Adventuremobile come in all shapes and sizes ๐Ÿ™‚

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LOTS of quality round table discussions about all things overland.

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Cooking demonstrations and classes are always well attended at Expo.

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I got to co-lead a class on choosing a full size truck for your overland camper with Marc from XPCamper.

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Christophe Noel, of Expedition Portal, shares his knowledge about all things bike.

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Cool insta tents!

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Front Runner Outfitters always shows off all kinds of cool gear for your overland adventuremobile.

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Life Remotely showing off all kinds of culinary overland tools, including their book “Forks in the Road

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Synergy makes some great parts for all kinds of adventure rigs. I’m stoked on the steering box brace from them I have on the EEXP.

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Fox Shocks is pushing hard into the Overland world.

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Outback Proven brings you all the Australian overland and offroad goodness right here in America. I love my Maxtrax!

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Pronghorn‘s Tacoma bumper is so new they installed a final prototype on location at Expo.

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ARB USA showed off the capabilities of its Air Locker system with this badass articulation ramp trailer.

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ADAK makes what looks like a very capable go anywhere high quality trailer.

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AT Overland Equipment mated a 4 Wheel Camper to one of their capable little offroad trailers.

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4 Wheel Campers brought this sweet custom FUSO camper to Expo. LOTS of living space in this tidy package.

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AEV brought their Dodge Ram Concept rolling on 40’s, and added a 4 Wheel Camper to show its overland capabilities.

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Sportsmobile brought out their new Econoline cutaway adventure van concept. The entire back is a custom fiberglass body that provides a ton more interior volume than a stock Econoline van.

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Sportsmobile West is also the US distributor/builder of ATW Fuso based campers. These are impressive rigs!

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The Tiger Adventure Vehicles rigs are a very cool combination between traditional RVs and expedition overland rigs.

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The Malayan is the latest model to come out of Tiger Adventure Vehicles.

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Phoenix Pop Up Campers makes some interesting campers that go on all sorts of different platforms. This Lil’ Burrow unit on a Jeep Rubicon was being delivered to a customer at Expo.

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Hard not to enjoy the raw look of the Local Motors Rally Fighter!

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Falken Tires had Overland Journal‘s clean GWagon on display.

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The Overland Journal booth went with classic styling and used this Willys Jeep as the center piece.

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Overland Journal also brought out one of the newest Jeeps, the AEV Brute Double Cab. Drooooooool…..

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LOTS of motos at Expo this year!

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How can you not smile while riding a Ural with a side car???

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Classic dual sport motos where found right along side all the latest moto bling.

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I love motos that get used, and Tad & Gaila’s (Overland Now) bikes see LOTS of use!

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Mosko Moto is bringing outdoor adventure gear tech to the moto world.

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Moto travel also comes in many shapes and sizes!

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Adventure Trio‘s Sandy cooking up some bacon on her bike. Nom nom nom …. bacon…

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If there is a will there is a way. Don’t forget your adventure sports gear on your next 4 wheel or 2 wheel adventure. Its good to have options ๐Ÿ™‚

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I think the Nor Cal LR Club likes motos too ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Very clean and original Dormobile series Land Rover. This rig turned lots of heads!

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Land Rover Maya Rally goodness ๐Ÿ™‚

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I have a soft spot for Defenders.

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Quite a few well modded Discos at this year’s Expo as well.

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This beast of a Jeep is Cummins powered. Yes please!

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For sure the go to overland vehicle in North America, the Jeep Rubicon.

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Mathew Scott’s Jeep Rubicon Project is a clean example of how to select quality parts that make a vehicle better.

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Safari Ltd‘s troopy is a fine example of the breed.

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Classic Land Cruisers are pretty rare in the states, especially high quality clean pickup examples like this by Safari Ltd.

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VERY tidy 60 series Land Cruiser.

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The 70 series Cruisers that we all want and just can’t have here stateside.

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For sure one of my favorite rigs at Expo this year. It is a Tundra based rig with a Chinook camper grafted onto the back. Very tidy rebuilt interior and a big pass through from the cab to the camper.

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FJ cruisers run in packs.

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4Runners are a reliable and capable choice for an overland rig.

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Lots of different versions of how to make a Tacoma into an overland rig at Expo this year.

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Lexus bling. Lots of custom parts on this very clean rig.

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VW Combi vans are just so cute! Love the tiny poptop on this one.

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Take a classic VW Westy, soup up the engine and tow a full on Baja bug; not sure you can get more adventurous than that!

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I love full size 4×4 vans and Brent Haywood Photography‘s Econoline is a very well thought out and clean example.

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Awesome restored Pinzgauer with all the overland kit.

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Not a traditional choice for an overland rig, but that is why this Trailblazer is cool.

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Love the Rally mud flaps and snow camo RTT on this Xterra.

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I’m pretty sure this Durango gets offroad ๐Ÿ™‚

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Classic GWagon lines and a solid expedition camper. I don’t want to change a tire on this rig though!

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You can outfit a full size American truck in so many different ways to meet your overland adventure needs.

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Lots of BIG drool worthy homes on wheels in the featured vehicle area at Expo.

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FUSO campers come in many shapes and sizes.

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Flippak on a Mog, cool!

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Very well sorted Overland Expedition Mog.

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Mike from GXV brought his personal Mog, which has all kinds of cool features.

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Always cool to see BIG Euro overland rigs. I believe this one was based on a MAN chassis.

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Ready for the Apocalypse!

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In the end, its ALWAYS about the amazing people you meet or catch up with at Overland Expo!!!


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