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My Favorite Magazine?

February 13th, 2009

Overland Journal -- One of the best magazines "Out There"
(Photo courtesy of the Overland Journal)
I receive scores of travel books and magazines every month, but there is one periodical that I hoard with guilty pleasure…. No, get your mind back on track… I’m talking serious road trip fun. I was a charter subscriber to the Overland Journal and it continues to enrich and enhance my life. I don’t receive any form of remuneration of any kind for promoting this magazine — but I love reading it and everyone I have ever given a copy to shares my appreciation for a product that is extraordinarily well done. Click here for the newest information about the amazing trips and gear that they document.

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Ultimate Road Trip Truck

February 13th, 2009
The Ultimate in Road Trip Travel?  (courtesy of SuperTruck)

The Ultimate in Road Trip Travel? (courtesy of SuperTruck)

My better half would divorce me and/or leave me in a hot second if I ever acquired one of these beauties… But, I love the creativity of some of these trucks. Built by Chris Walker and George Stickler, owners of Southeast Utilities, — these bad boys are mostly built on a Ford 650 chassis although they do build on Freightliner and GMC super chassis. The company, creates about 50 super trucks a year on a custom-order basis — Scroll down through this page and check out the “Outback” model!

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Best of both worlds !

February 12th, 2009

When I am at home in the UK, there is nothing I enjoy more than jumping in my Nissan 200sx turbo and going for a blast in the┬ácountry lanes of the South Downs. The car is an ongoing project and at the moment produces 260BHP which is up 90bhp on the factory standard. That may not sound much compared to the “Yank tanks,” but from 1.8 LTR engine and weighing little more than a ton it, will propel it to 60mph in 6 secs and onto 150mph [138 proven and still pulling]

Here she is:

Nissan 200sx turbo (Photo by Dave Gomm)

Nissan 200sx turbo (Photo by Dave Gomm)

Now as some of you might know, when I am Roadtripping in America I love the R.V lifestyle and one day hope to buy a Motorhome for touring Europe. That is when [if] time and money isn’t an issue. If I could afford one at the moment it would spend 50 weeks of the year sat on the driveway collecting cobwebs.

Anyway, to the point of my ramblings. I have just found my idea of Roadtrip Heaven and thought I would share it.
The Volkner Mobil  "Performance" RV (Photo courtesy of Volkner
(Photo courtesy of Volkner
At more than a million Bucks it’s gonna have to wait a while though! Click here to read an article about this million dollar vehicle.

I did some more poking around the site of the company building these machines and found this one, which is capable of off-highway travel!

4x4, Off-Road Capability (courtesty of Volkner Mobil)

4x4, Off-Road Capability (courtesy of Volkner Mobil)

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