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Here’s the story of a Camel Trophy barn (or field, rather) find in Colorado. According to the story, surviving the 1993 Malaysian Camel Trophy was just the start of its rough-and-tumble odyssey.

The post has some nice detail shots of what an old Camel Trophy truck looks like.

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Expo, Camel Trophy Land Rover

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The aftermarket Jeep parts supplier, Extreme Terrain, is giving away three separate 4 day / 3 night trips to major off-road destinations as part of a promotional contest. A single contestant will win the whole lot. He and his (or her) guest will be flown to California’s Rubicon Trail, Moab in Utah, and Ouray in Colorado. Once there, they’ll be given the use of a Jeep Wrangler with which they can explore the trails.

Read the rest of the post for additional details culled from Extreme Terrain’s press release.

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything about trucks and overlanding, but rest assured, I haven’t forgotten about the lure of the land. Matthew Scott over at Expo published a great post about Imogene Pass the other day. At just over 13,000 ft. elevation it’s one of the highest places in the U.S. that you can get to by vehicle.

The photos are fantastic. Here’s a link.

The folks over at /DRIVE, and their RideApart team, have put together a video of some Colorado back-country winter riding on board a KTM 990 Adventure. It looked like it was a bit of a handful in the snow without studded tires.

Good video though and some amazing scenery.

In my last post I mentioned the Range Rover Great Divide Expedition. Here’s a video and some more detail about what was probably the coolest 4×4 launch in North America.

Back in 1989 Range Rover had only officially been in the North American market for a couple of years and it’s reputation hadn’t been established here the way it had been in Australia and Europe. So for the launch of that year’s model, with its upgraded, 3.9-liter V8, the company’s North America subsidiary felt it needed to show potential buyers that its new, luxury SUV could climb more than just the hill to the local country club. Read the rest of this entry »

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Expedition Portal just covered this video by a group called Backcountry Discovery Routes. Their goal is to preserve off-highway routes for dual-sport motorcycle travel. This video is about their trip through Colorado, though other routes are in development.

We just completed our own trip down the California Backcountry Discovery Trail (so named by the Forest Service), which I’ll be writing about in the coming weeks.

Link Trail: Expo > YouTube > BDR

About a month ago I posted about a 1957 Chevy NAPCO Crew Cab for sale. Well, I just came across a vintage film from the same year showing a couple of NAPCO 4-wheel-drive-equipped Chevrolet trucks climbing Colorado’s Pikes Peak.

I think it’s so great to see these old 4×4 trucks in action. Enjoy!

For more information on NAPCO check this link.

PS Please tread lightly!