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[*] posted on 7-12-2022 at 05:32 PM


Yes, those European rigs are outrageous aren't they? What are they thinking?

I just overlanded to the OXXO a few blocks away for a 6-pack. A couple of potholes in the asphalt. Perhaps I should have aired down.




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[*] posted on 7-12-2022 at 05:53 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Mulege Canuck  
The term “Overlanding”.

Basically your driving a truck on gravel road or beach sand. Why use the term over landing ?

Seems best suited those ridiculous European vehicles you see in Baja.


“over landing?” It’s the trendy word today. Maybe in 10 years middle class kids will revert to calling it what I call it: road-tripping or car-camping, best said with irony.







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[*] posted on 7-12-2022 at 05:59 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Mulege Canuck  
The term “Overlanding”.

Basically your driving a truck on gravel road or beach sand. Why use the term over landing ?

Seems best suited those ridiculous European vehicles you see in Baja.


It's a term that originated more than a 100 years ago in Australia.

Has been used here for probably 7-10 years, gaining a lot of momentum in the last 4-5 years. There are all sorts of Overlanding Expo's out there.






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[*] posted on 7-12-2022 at 06:19 PM


Quote: Originally posted by JZ  
Quote: Originally posted by Mulege Canuck  
The term “Overlanding”.

Basically your driving a truck on gravel road or beach sand. Why use the term over landing ?

Seems best suited those ridiculous European vehicles you see in Baja.


It's a term that originated more than a 100 years ago in Australia.

Has been used here for probably 7-10 years, gaining a lot of momentum in the last 4-5 years. There are all sorts of Overlanding Expo's out there.




Did the aborigines spell #overlanding with a hash tag?

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[*] posted on 7-12-2022 at 06:20 PM


Aside from going oversize on tires, and minor tweaks to the suspension, my rigs have all been stock.

I enjoy the challenge of seeing just where I can go with them and get back from. It is also a lot easier on the bank account.




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[*] posted on 7-12-2022 at 06:20 PM


Sort like "off roading" = driving on a non asphalt surface
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[*] posted on 7-12-2022 at 06:54 PM


Very, Very, Cool Video. Drone work was awesome! and the music Was perfecto!
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[*] posted on 7-13-2022 at 02:15 AM


Quote: Originally posted by pacificobob  
Sort like "off roading" = driving on a non asphalt surface


off road and off roading is actually the reason why the 4x4 marketing people (of almost all brands) introduced overlanding.
Off roading had achieved such a bad reputation that car makers were concerned it would hurt the sales of SUVs.
A greenwashing concept was needed.
I remember a season where one brand had an artist scribble with a sharpie over beautiful images of their truck in the wild.
To pretend it did not really happen.
No vegetation was hurt during the presentation.

A positive side effect was that "overlanding" attracted new clients who loved the idea of $500 bamboo cutting boards.
With that the last whiff of read neck sport was gone.
Overlanding claims to be environmentally responsible.







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[*] posted on 7-13-2022 at 04:44 AM
Drone


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
It is a DJI mini 2


Great work!!!

I admire the drone owner's guts. I can imagine the wind challenges in some of the scenes, for such a lightweight drone.



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[*] posted on 7-13-2022 at 06:58 AM


Let's not forget history of the first 'Overland'... Willys Overland, who built the first civilian Jeep (CJ) and first four-wheel-drive station wagon, or "SUV"...








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[*] posted on 7-13-2022 at 07:25 AM
What about Bantam?


If I have my history right, the original concept was by Bantam, an offshoot of American Austin. They were not able to meet the production demand without major re-tooling, so they merged (or were absorbed) by Willys.



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[*] posted on 7-13-2022 at 11:01 AM


Quote: Originally posted by AKgringo  
If I have my history right, the original concept was by Bantam, an offshoot of American Austin. They were not able to meet the production demand without major re-tooling, so they merged (or were absorbed) by Willys.


Indeed the American Bantam Car Company produced the first 'jeep' vehicle, beating Ford and Willys-Overland in answering the Army's request.

However, I was responding to the use of the word "overlanding" with the first "Overland" civilian 4x4... Willys Overland.

Here is the photo of first 'jeep' at the Bantam factory (Model #1). They next produced two more models (BRC-60 and BRC-40) for testing alongside Ford's 'Pygmy' and 'GP' and Willys-Overland's 'Quad' and 'MA'. Several BRC-40s were shipped to Russia to help their war effort before we were in the war.

Willys had the most powerful engine, and won in the end. However, their factory could not produce the quantity so Ford also made the Willys model, calling it the 'GPW' from Ford. Poor American Bantam, all they were contracted to do in the end was make trailers to be pulled behind the Jeeps.


Model 1:
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Here is the next Bantam, the BRC-60:



The final model, BRC-40:



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