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Story | Tough Enough

Posted on / Posted by Andrew St Pierre White

Andrew St Pierre White knows better than most what it means to rely on your tires. The Australian adventure travel writer, commentator, and filmmaker has been to some of the most remote locations in the world with little to no support. With a 4x4 vehicle as his primary lifeline, the tires he uses are as close as you can get to a life-or-death decision. Here, St Pierre White tells us how he came to use BFGoodrich tires.

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Story | Nose for Adventure

Posted on / Posted by Nate Day

When Nate Day was growing up, his father was what you could call an armchair off-roader. He loved to read off-road magazines and show young Nate the adventures you could have with the right vehicle and the right location. But Nate wasn’t satisfied to live vicariously through the pages of a magazine. He wanted to experience the adventure himself. And now, along with his four sons, Nate is creating his own stories. And he’s finally gotten his dad in on the fun.

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Story | Trail Trials

Posted on / Posted by ADV_T4R

Victor Nguyen always dreamed of visiting the Grand Canyon on dirt. A few months ago, after four years of planning routes and ironing out dates, he and a group of fellow off-roaders finally made the journey, which consisted of 500 off-road miles through downed trees, ice and mud, rainstorms, sub-freezing temperatures, and multiple nights camping at some of the most remote points along the edge of the Grand Canyon. Was it worth it?

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Event | Overland Expo West

/ Flagstaff, AZ

Planning to travel and live off the grid? This is premier overlanding event is where you want to be. In addition to a trade show with over 250 exhibitors, overlanders can soak in information from over 170 specialized classes and demos taught by world-leading experts. An added bonus? The venue for this year’s expo is a stone’s throw away from the Grand Canyon and the Four Corners region. For more: https://www.overlandexpo.com/west/

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Story | Continental Campaign

Posted on / Posted by Dan Grec

When Dan Grec completed a road trip from the top of Alaska to the bottom of Argentina, his first thought was where to go next. Now he and his Jeep Wrangler are on a two year trip through Africa discovering a country full of gorgeous, natural beauty and happy, generous people.

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Story | Six Questions with Andrew St. Pierre White

Posted on / Posted by The Team

Adventurer, travel writer, and filmmaker Andrew St. Pierre White has cultivated a dedicated following as an overland travel expert with his brand 4xOverland. It’s not hard to see why: his Youtube channel is populated by a no-nonsense, informative approach to all aspects of overlanding, from gear to dispatches from the field. We met up with him at Overland Expo West, where he took the time to answer a few of our questions.

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Story | On the Ground: Overland Expo West

Posted on / Posted by The Team

Between May 12-14, we were in Flagstaff, AZ, for Overland Expo West. While we were out there, we talked with a few guests who came by the BFGoodrich Tires area and took a turn behind the wheel at our demo course. Here’s what they had to say about the course, the tires, and overlanding.

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Event | Overland Expo East

/ Asheville, NC

Drink in the scenic views of the legendary Biltmore Estate while learning from the world’s leading experts in overlanding at this professional level tradeshow. Located in Asheville North Carolina, this East Coast expo features everything you might require to get off the grid, from selecting the right vehicle, to packing the right equipment, to maintaining control no matter the conditions. For more information: overlandexpo.com

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Story | Boldly Go

Posted on / Posted by Scott Parker

Scott Parker and his wife chose their BOLD Overland family and their 4Runner because they wanted to experience the world off the beaten path. Their BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2s have been a huge part of that journey.

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Story | Road Trip Machine

Posted on / Posted by Alex Lowe

Alex Lowe is still surprised when his Chevy Tahoe Z71 attracts attention at car shows and meetups, but it’s not hard to see why. He’s built it into a tough and capable overlanding rig.

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Story | Desk to Glory

Posted on / Posted by Desk to Glory

In the spring of 2013, Richard and Ashley Giordano made a decision that would change their lives. They would sell their belongings, quit their jobs, and become full-time adventurers. It was a decision that would take them from deskbound dreariness to a life filled with excitement.

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Story | Recap: Overland Expo West 2017

Posted on / Posted by The Team

We’ve always known the spirit of adventure was alive, but nowhere was that more apparent than at Overland Expo West, which took place May 12-14 at Fort Tuthill County Park in Flagstaff, AZ.

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Story | Recap: Overland Expo East 2017

Posted on / Posted by The Team

The Biltmore Estate — with its elegant residence, immaculately groomed gardens and grounds, and its Vanderbilt provenance — hardly seems like the place for an off-road gathering. But perhaps, during a beautiful fall weekend in the Blue Ridge Mountains, there was no better place for hundreds of trucks, adventure rigs, vans, and motorcycles to congregate for Overland Expo East.

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Story | Expeditionary Force

Posted on / Posted by The Team

2017 has been a momentous year for American Expedition Vehicles (AEV). The overland and off-road vehicle specialist — founded in Montana, now-headquartered in Detroit — is in its 20th year. The two-decade milestone is itself worthy of note, and AEV is celebrating accordingly with special 20th anniversary editions vehicles. Learn more about where AEV has been, where it’s going, and what makes its vehicles so unique.

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Story | The Canning Stock Route

Posted on / Posted by Andrew St Pierre White

Back in June, we met Andrew St. Pierre White at Overland Expo West in Flagstaff, Arizona. At the time, the overland travel expert was planning to take on one of his bucket list trips: the Canning Stock Route. Now, he’s back from his two-vehicle, four-person expedition. Here are some of his thoughts on the experience.

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Story | Overlanding the Americas

Posted on / Posted by OverlandTheAmericas

Ernesto and Taisa had well-paying jobs and great friends, but they felt their balance between work and life was slipping away from them. Their solution was to leave it all behind and embark on an untethered life.

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Story | Øyvind’s 2006 Land Rover Defender 130

Posted on / Posted by Øyvind Kvamme

Øyvind Kvamme shares his perspective on overlanding in Europe. From the Graian Alps to snowbound roads in Norway, he’s driven his Land Rover on KO2s into every conceivable terrain the continent has to offer.

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Story | Tony's 1999 Toyota 4Runner

Posted on / Posted by Tony Rubino

Tony Rubino started tricking out his 1999 Toyota 4Runner while he was a high school sophomore. Today, he’s still working on the truck with plans of turning it into an overlander with full race suspension.

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Story | The Road Chose Me

Posted on / Posted by Dan Grec

When we last heard from Dan Grec, he was 9 months into an expedition to circumnavigate Africa. Since then, he’s continued along his journey and driven through another handful of countries. Here’s an update on his African adventure.

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Story | Neill and Julie Bird: From England to Morocco

Posted on / Posted by The Team

Neill and Julie Bird are no strangers to long distance overlanding — they embarked on a 974-day trip through 46 countries in 2009. Most recently, they joined BFGoodrich's Good Project to take a month-long excursion from England into Morocco.

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Story | Dan Boles: The Mighty Five

Posted on / Posted by Dan Boles

Dan was “born with gasoline” in his blood. A car guy through and through, his childhood was chock-full of CHiPs, The Dukes of Hazzard, The A-Team, Knight Rider, as well as bicycles, go-karts, and “anything with wheels.” As he says, “There was something liberating about being at the wheel of anything that moved.” Now a father, he took it upon himself to instill that sense of adventure in his own children.

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Story | Project Hi-Vis on the Trans-America Trail

Posted on / Posted by Brad

It’s easy to spot Brad Self’s orange 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited on the trail — or anywhere, really. The distinctive paint also happens to be his rig’s namesake: Project Hi-Vis. Here, the U.S. Navy veteran tells us about his 2017 overlanding experience on the Trans-America Trail.

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Story | Dan's 2008 Toyota 4Runner

Posted on / Posted by Dan Boles

When Dan took his eldest son to Moab [link to other Garage story], he had a trusty and capable companion in tow: the 2008 Toyota 4Runner he calls GO-X3.

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Story | Adventure Mobile

Posted on / Posted by Helbert Ruiz

For Helbert Ruiz’s two-year journey covering North, Central, and South America, he needed a trusty companion: a 2010 Jeep Wrangler.

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Story | Adventure Time

Posted on / Posted by Helbert Ruiz

Breathtaking views and gorgeous vistas are the norm for adventure photographer Helbert Ruiz. He’s currently traveling from Canada to Argentina in a 2010 Jeep Wrangler on BFGoodrich® All-Terrain T/A KO2s. He took some time out of his journey to tell us about his plans.

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Story | A Van Called Sigmund

Posted on / Posted by Sigmund the Vanagon

Ken Leyson is a retired Army combat veteran who, by his admission, is still “trying to figure out [his] mission on this planet.” But to help him along the way, he’s got a truly unique van and a community of van lovers.

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Story | Zack's 2018 Subaru Crosstrek

Posted on / Posted by norcal_crosstrek

Zack Cartee is a Northern California firefighter with a love for Subarus. He is a founding member of the Mtn Roo State of Jefferson chapter, an off-road Subaru community. His car is a 2018 Crosstrek, but he’s wasted no time in setting it up to be a truly off-road capable vehicle.

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Story | Cross-Country Rebelle

Posted on / Posted by dochopper

When it came time for Marty Lawrence to take her daughter Julia to college, she made sure they took the scenic route. From Athens, Georgia, to Maine, across Canada, and then to Portland, Oregon, the Lawrence family made a summer-long adventure out of this milestone. But it wasn’t over once Julia made it to school. Marty decided at the last minute to sign up and compete in the Rebelle Rally.

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Story | Into the Wild

Posted on / Posted by The Team

Michael Murguia is a firm believer in the necessity of adventure. That’s why he created Overland Bound, a vehicle dependent travel organization that provides resources, software, and outdoor gear. He recently spent 17 days in Baja — completely unplugged from the world — in order to reconnect with nature. Here are his thoughts on his trip, how we all need a reality check to avoid turning into dinosaur food, and some impressions on the recently announced BFGoodrich® Mud-Terrain T/A KM3 tires.

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Story | Frank’s 2014 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

Posted on / Posted by Mr.FrankLopez

Wranglers aren’t necessarily unique around the Garage, but you might recognize this one in particular, especially if you’ve been paying attention to BFGoodrich® Mud-Terrain T/A® KM3 announcements. Frank Lopez, an adventure and astrophotographer and owner of this Jeep, talks to us about overlanding, his favorite trips, and the KM3.

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Story | Grant’s 2017 Mercedes Sprinter 4x4

Posted on / Posted by Grant Wilson

Grant Wilson’s automotive interests run the gamut. He built the world’s first V8-powered Exomotive Exocet. He also started OffroadSubaru.com and built — in his estimation — “the most badass 2015 Outback” with custom steel bumpers and swing out. He also fabricated an entire aluminum flatbed for his Tacoma to fit a Four Wheel Camper like a glove. And now, he builds badass vans.

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Story | Marlon’s 2016 Subaru Crosstrek

Posted on / Posted by Marlon Chopra

Marlon Chopra had the great fortune to graduate from university into the Great Recession. With jobs in short supply, he ended up applying to positions all over the country, which in turn led to a journey all across the United States. From his home state of New Jersey, to New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Oregon, Utah, Louisiana, and his current home of Minnesota, this teacher has kept true to his passion for all things automotive.

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Story | Richard’s 1993 Toyota Land Cruiser FZJ80

Posted on / Posted by Traveling Cruiser

A Jeep color on a Land Cruiser? That might be blasphemy to purists, but when it looks this good, we’re inclined to give it a pass. Richard Ritter de Monredont was inspired to build this orange Land Cruiser — appropriately named Clementine — by a special edition orange Land Cruiser created by Toyota for Fun Race 4x4, a Venezuelan rally. He and his copilot Angie Magnole now adventure across the country in comfort in this eye-catching rig.

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Story | Rough Automobiles

Posted on / Posted by Simon Danielsson

We’d be in heaven if we had a collection of cars as extensive as Simon Danielsson. He can lay claim to 13 vehicles — mostly rugged trucks — of unique provenances. There’s the firetruck Land Rover Defender 110, a former Swedish troop carrier, a Unimog, and even a former Volvo bus used by the Swedish national bomb squad. Even better? Most of them — the ones that don’t require specialized tires — run BFGs. Here’s how Simon got into collecting these rough automobiles.

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Story | Gon’ Dirtin’

Posted on / Posted by GonDirtin

Karissa and Linhbergh are regulars in the automotive industry, which means they have plenty of experience with all the gear and equipment out there. But for their 1999 Mitsubishi Montero, they chose BFGoodrich® All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires for one simple reason: they wanted the best.

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