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How good is the most expensive Lexus? The YouTube channel Ignition aims to find out.

Dear Readers,

First off, a couple of apologies. If you’re on my newsletter list, you already know that I moved the site to a self hosted server from WordPress.com and managed to trash my subscriber list. If you’d like to keep getting notice of posts by email, click the “Subcribe” link above and put your email address in the second text box. I’m sorry that got goofed up.

And speaking of posts, apologies for the lack of them lately. For the last few months my goal had been to write a post a day but I hit a wall in April. The time I was devoting to WCXC started cutting into my paid illustration work. I write this site, and maintain our Pinterest boards without any income and it’s really brought me to a crossroads.

I’m not looking for donations but rather your feedback. I don’t think it will be feasible to continue at rate I’ve been posting without earning some kind of income but I’d also rather not take anyone’s money unless I provide something of real value. So would you mind, if I bounce some ideas off you, valued WCXC readers?

Please reply in the comments. Ideas for WCXC can be found after the jump. Thanks! Read the rest of this entry »

A blog about off-road vehicles, overlanding, 4×4 trips & travel. We write posts about interesting trucks for sale, help you improve your driving and camping skills, learn about gear, show you amazing places to go, and share stories of adventure. We like to go out and explore, and we love adventure.

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I’ve just moved WCXC new server in preparation for rebuilding the site. If you previously subscribed to get posts by email, that functionality should be updated in a few days. If you find you’re still not getting posts after a few days, let me know.

Also, if there’s any functionality you’d like to see in the site moving forward, please let me know that too!

 

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I just spotted this Volkswagen Type 2 Double Cab flatbed pick-up on Craigslist. I’ve always had a soft spot for these drop-side trucks. According to the ad it’s had some interior work done and it looks to be in good condition. The ad doesn’t state the engine type but this generation came equipped with engines ranging from 1.6 to 2.0 liters.

The truck is located in the San Francisco Bay Area with an asking price of $15,800.

Link: Craigslist

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This is the latest installment in what looks to be an ongoing series of beautiful videos from Vincent Urban and crew about their 2012 trip to South America via Land Rover.

See the first part here.

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We recently finished reading Kon Tiki, the book in which Thor Heyerdahl, and five companions, set sail from Peru in the late 1940s, in a homemade raft of stone-age design, to prove that Polynesia could have been settled from South America.

Say what you will about his anthropological theories but the book is an adventure story par excellance.

Upon realizing that he could not convince the group to give up their quest, one of the Peruvian Navy officers, on hand to assist the expedition before their launch, said something like, “Your parents will be saddened to hear of your demise.”

And then they set sail.

We were riveted reading about the glow-in-the-dark seas, the would-it-hold-together creaking of the raft, and the giant whale sharks that trailed it.

Oh, did I mention that they drove jeeps down from the Andes into the balsa forests to fell the logs for the raft themselves, then basically rode the logs downriver to the coast? That’s when men were men, my friends.

If you’re not reading anything at the moment, pick it up. It’s fantastic.

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Travel filmmaker, Vincent Urban, has released another video, this one a portrait of Morocco. The film so beautifully captures the essence of overlanding.

To see posts about his other films, click here.

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We got a nice shout-out from Wes Craiglow at Central Overland last week. The nicely organized site is divided into News, Travel, Tech, and Training, and also have a Series section, in which they do regular interviews, share tips, that kind of thing. One of their Series features is the Saturday Shoutout in which they highlight interesting sites from around the web. Last Saturday, we were the shout-out.

It’s the first time WCXC has been given a nod on another site and it feels pretty great. Thanks, Wes!