Back at ya. Happy Festivus.
Back at ya. Happy Festivus.
john, whats it like to celebrate christmas in the summer?
Hey Tom >> Does this give a clue?ohn, whats it like to celebrate christmas in the summer?
Well just got back from OvEx.
What a fantastic event!! I would highly recommend this to any member of this forum or indeed any one interested in overland travel..... and especially to any fellow Aussies who wish to get over for a look. The venue, weather, training, lectures, exhibits, etc and especially the hospitality of the Yanks was incredible. Paul and I would especially like to thank the Hansons for extending the invitation to us (again but we did finally make it), Lance Blair for letting us base ouselves at his campsite, Alan Feld and family and the rest of the Sportsmobile crew for the fantastic Saturday night spread that they put on, and also the Hackneys giving us a great insight into the whole North American overaland scene, and finally Scott Brady and Brian McVickers from ExPo for generally making us feel so welcome.
One of the highlights of the weekend for me was certainly Doug Hackney's lecture on vehicle shipping and I only wish I could have in two places at once or I would have been able to attend more of the panels, lectures and training seminars on offer. The South American Travel and How to Stay Married While Overlanding were 2 others that everyone who attended spoke so highly about.
While I took over 500 pics there (only with an iPhone though), these were some of my favourites >>
There were so many killer Jeeps around and even if you aren't a fan, you would have to agree the detail in this thing was insane.
As I clicked this pic, I heard somone ask the owner how he could tell one end from the other!!!
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Good to see plenty of Aussie flags flying high.
This old Jeep was amazing... ran a 2004 JK chassis under.
Commodore rebadged as a Pontiac !!!
1leglance's classic '70 Burb.
I want one!!
Very nice Sprinter.
406 Radio Van (I think ?????)
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Brad, founder of Maxtrax. Brad if you see this, the Bass Pro Shop was everything you described. Thanks mate.
Cool new Pelican Case for the iPad.
Anyone seen my earmuffs?
Another radio van and a very cool old shorty 40 in the back gound.
Very strong Sportsmobile representation.
Last edited by whatcharterboat; 05-27-2012 at 09:32 AM.
Great pics John and a pleasure to meet in person...
You and Paul were fun to talk & walk with and I look forward to checking out your operation when we get over your way soon.
cigar smoking, wilderness first responding, ham talking night nurse who is overland certified and a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.....
now everyone say "so what where have you been lately?"
Just in the process of installing the parabolic spring and shock set to the dual cab FGW84 Canter. They certainly look the part. Looking forward to putting the truck through its paces. Mark from All Terrain Warriors has his reputation riding on these springs!!!! Hope they perform as good as they look. Plenty of other great accessories to add but where do you stop!
we need pictures
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