Words by Matthew Scott
Photography by Charles Nordstrom and Matthew Scott
As much as I love off-highway travel, it's not exactly a necessity for vehicle-based adventure. There's plenty of beautiful and scenic roads all over the world that require nothing more than a small economy car to enjoy. Once you leave behind your stigma that a 4wd is required in every situation and get the idea into your head that you can actually have a bit of adventure and fun in almost any vehicle, you're on the path to enlightenment. When the idea for Overland Journal and Expedition Portal to take place in the 14th annual British, European Auto Tour (BEAT) came about, the initial thought was clear, let's take my vintage Land Rover; However, when we started looking at the rest of the participants vehicles, we quickly realized we'd need something that could do the speed limit.