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Jeep Chief concept, West County Explorers Club

Jeep has released a new concept vehicle meant to revive the look of the old Cherokee Chief. The concept is based on the modern, V6-powered Wrangler. I could do without the surfer girl interior (see photos after the jump) but the rest of it looks pretty cool.

Links:
Jalopnik: The 1970’s Jeep Chief Is Back As This Badass Wrangler-Based Prototype
Autoblog: Jeep Chief Concept Photo Gallery

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Nimbus e-Car

If you’ve ever wondered what an electric off-roader might look like, check out this concept for the Nimbus e-Car. It’s spec’d with a 180hp electric motor, 200 mile range and designed with wrap around windows. I love the look of it.

See more photos after the jump.

Thanks to Mas for finding this one!

Link:
Nimbus™ e-Car – Future is calling / hemisferiocriativo.com

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Here’s another overlanding video from Down Under. YouTube user Ronny Dahl takes us to Murchison off-road adventure park in western Australia with a few friends. There are five trucks in the video. It’s interesting to see how each driver handles the obstacles a little differently. There’s some nice drone footage as well.

Save this one for when you have some time. It’s an hour and ten minutes of overlanding action as three mates head up the wild east coast of Australia’s northern Cape York Peninsula.

When I say wild, I do mean wild. They’ve gotten permission to drive much of it along the beach and have to take tides into account when rounding rocky points and crossing rivers. That and, of course, avoiding the crocodiles while doing a bit of night fishing. It looks like a lot of fun.

Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Turbo-diesel, West County Explorers Club

I just spotted this lovely looking 1991 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado on BaT. It looks like quite a find: 2.5-liter turbo-diesel, automatic transmission, 126k original kms (78.8k miles), fully loaded, aluminum roof rack. OK—it’s right-hand drive, which would take some getting used to. But that classically handsome shape, that great color, it looks really nice.

It’s located in Vancouver, Canada; the asking price is an attractive $9,600; and it’s one year away from legal U.S. import. This is my kind of truck!

More photos after the jump.

Note: the ad states the engine is a 2.0-liter diesel but my research shows that all 1991 Prados were equipped with 2,446 cc diesels.

Links:
Bring a Trailer
Craigslist ad

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How cool is this? What a great trick to add to your list of camp kitchen skills. Give it a try during your next off-road adventure. Greg, I’m looking at you! :)

Thanks to my lovely wife, Natalie, for the tip!

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The blog autoevolution reported early this year that Jeep CEO Mike Manley will relaunch the Grand Wagoneer in 2018. Car and Driver reported the Grand Wagoneer’s rebirth in 2014 and autoblog sounded the trumpets back in 2011, citing then CEO Sergio Marchionne’s intent to show a new direction for the marque by 2013.

I’m as curious as the next guy to see what a rebooted luxury SUV from Jeep will look like. (And, although it’s interesting, the photoshopped Jeep Commander at the top of the autoevolution article isn’t a Jeep concept.)

Links:
2015 autoevolution article
2014 Car and Driver article
2011 autoblog article

5,000 miles across the USA in an old GMC conversion van? Sure—if it looks this good and has the camp vibes to match. You have go-van.com, an online magazine about van culture, to thank for bringing you along for the ride.

Link:
go-van.com

It’s pretty amazing that aerial adventure footage is now within the grasp of non-professionals. Are you itching get some amazing follow shots of your truck on the trail? Here’s a brief look at some of the systems on (or coming to) the market.

Find a video about the Inspire One after the jump.

Links:
Inspire One drone, $3000
18 minute flight time, fully gimbaled, 360-degree camera

Airdog drone, $1295
10–20 minute flight time, auto-follow enabled

Hexo+ drone, $1199, attach your own GoPro
15 minute flight time, auto-follow enabled

Zano, $265
10–15 minute flight time, auto-follow enabled

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This video by Gavin Foreman and (his American girlfriend?) Wilms offers a first-hand overview of the western Australia’s remote Canning Stock Route. Watching the video is like traveling with knowledgeable friends. They cover the flora (aka bush tucka), fauna, aboriginal art, history, and dangers of this old stock route. It’s very well done.

Links:
Wikipedia: Canning Stock Route