1958 Tracked Cuthbertson Land Rover

The Cuthbertson Land Rover is a tracked vehicle designed to go where normal 4x4s can’t – waist-deep mud, thick marshes, and heavy snow. A Brief History of the Tracked Cuthbertson Land Rover James A. Cuthbertson of Biggar in Lanarkshire, Scotland started his own company in 1936 to manufacture his inventions. Although not a household name,…

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1976 Toyota Land Cruiser BJ40

The unusually named company 506 Classic Auto Restorer is one of the world leaders in the rapidly growing world of vintage 4×4 restoration. The company is run by Frank and Daniela, and they rebuild early Toyota Land Cruisers, Series Land Rovers, and early Range Rovers to better-than-new condition. A SHORT HISTORY OF THE TOYOTA LAND…

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Documentary: Camel Trophy 1989 – Amazon

Camel Trophy 1989 – Amazon is a fascinating hour-long documentary about one of the hardest Camel Trophy events of them all – the 1989 Amazon expedition. The Amazonian rainforest is one of the most challenging environments on earth to travel through, made all the more difficult by illegal loggers, cagey gold miners, and the native…

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1969 Ford Bronco Half Cab

The Ford Bronco Half Cab was a rare version off the iconic 4×4, just 2602 were built in 1967, as the overwhelming majority of buyers opted for the slightly more practical wagon body style. Officially called the Bronco Sport Utility Pickup, the motoring public quickly nicknamed it the “Half Cab”, and today this is the…

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Rowan Atkinson’s Land Rover Defender

Rowan Atkinson is well-known as an actor, comedian, and screenwriter, but he’s also an avid driver, car collector, and motorsport fan. He famously drove his multi-million dollar McLaren F1 with much gusto, covering over 41,000 miles and twice crashing it – but ensuring it was fastidiously restored both times. Though he’s most closely associated with…

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Corvette-Engined Land Rover Defender 90

Carroll Shelby might not have been the first person to drop an American V8 into a British vehicle, but he’s by far the most famous. Over the years there have been countless examples of Brits and Americans getting their heads together and turning out some genuinely remarkable automobiles – and this Land Rover by East Coast…

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Legacy Overland Toyota Land Cruiser BJ40

Legacy Overland are headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut, and they specialise in restoring classic 4x4s to better-than-new quality. This Land Cruiser is one of their latest builds, it’s a great example of their work and it clearly shows why restored vintage 4x4s are seeing such an uptick in interest from collectors and enthusiasts. A SHORT HISTORY OF THE…

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Evasion Evolution Rooftop Tent

The Evasion Evolution Rooftop Tent by James Baroud is designed to attach to the roof racks of most vehicles and can be quickly removed and stored when not needed, it also comes with a telescoping ladder which can be attached to either side for easy access. There are two sizes to choose from, either standard…

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1947 Dodge Power Wagon 4×4

A Short History of the Dodge Power Wagon The Dodge Power Wagon was introduced in 1946 shortly after the end of WWII as the more refined civilian version of their tough-as-nails Dodge WC series 4×4 military trucks. During the war the Dodge WC had been equipped as everything from weapons platforms to ambulances, there were 38 variations…

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Land Rover Defender Td5

A Short History of the Land Rover Defender The Land Rover Defender first appeared in 1983, as the Land Rover One Ten, followed a year later by the Land Rover Ninety. The Defender badge didn’t make its first appearance in 1991 to differentiate the more classically styled Land Rover from the relatively new Discovery model. The…

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Legacy Overland Toyota Land Cruiser BJ40

The Toyota Land Cruiser BJ40 was the diesel variant of the J40 series, with its better known sibling the FJ40 being fitted with a petrol engine. The J40 series of 4x4s had a remarkable 40+ year production run that started in 1960 and didn’t end until the last factory building them closed down in Brazil…

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