Author Archives: Michael Wendell

DinoEvo and the 2010 Abenteuer & Allrad Show

The DinoEvo website follows the adventures of a German couple who relocated to Vancouver, and then decided to drive south, to Ushuaia, Argentina, in a heavily modified Mitsubishi Delica van. Currently, according to their Flickr page, the couple is in Panama, the seventh country on their itinerary, and the amazing little Delica is still chugging … Continue reading »

Categories: Class B - Van, Mitsubishi | 2 Comments

The Beast from Bribie Island

Look at this thing… just look at it. If this isn’t the ultimate makeshift zombie apocalypse survival vehicle, I don’t know what is! An all-too-brief auction description claims that this (clearly) home-built rig sits on a rugged 4×4 Bedford military chassis, and sports an all aluminum frame, with (if I’m reading this correctly) aluminum sandwich … Continue reading »

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No, that’s not a Unimog

Generally, I find sarcasm detestable. It seems to be the favored writing style of the jealous and insecure. So naturally, I found this post on Driving Inertia to be somewhat ugly. In it, the author describes this great looking Mercedes 914-based expedition camper (that they thought was a Unimog) as a ridiculous “homage to over-preparation”, … Continue reading »

Categories: Mercedes-Benz, Off Topic | 5 Comments

Zeppelin Expedition Camper Box

The great looking 4×4 Mercedes-Benz 914 shown above is not for sale in Walpertskirchen, Germany… at least not all of it. The truck is not for sale, however the camper box mounted on top of it is. The box is a ACE II (FM2) military-grade, ruggedized aluminum shelter built by Zeppelin Mobile System GMBH in Germany, and … Continue reading »

Categories: Mercedes-Benz, Project, Zeppelin Mobile Systeme GMBH | 2 Comments

Drive this to Mars?

Because driving on Mars, after all, would require one hell of an expedition motorhome, I give you this. It was actually created by artist Tom Sachs, for his SPACE PROGRAM: MARS installation at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City. Reading over some of the exhibition material, this is referred to as the MQF, … Continue reading »

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