Author Archives: Michael Wendell
If you’re looking for a Unimog to convert, or want to buy someone else’s conversion, drop a bookmark on the Unimog Shop website. Unimog Shop is a Mogs-only classified site, and it’s full of everything from mid-’60’s 404s to nearly new U500s, in conditions ranging from beaters to drop-dead custom. Currently there are two expedition … Continue reading
What happens when you buy an expensive off-the-shelf expedition camper and you find out it just doesn’t fit your needs? Well, most people might sell it and find something else, but Mike Hiscox didn’t, he decided he could do something better, and he did. Although it’s no longer available, EarthRoamer’s XV-JP was a diminutive off-road … Continue reading
If you trawl eBay and other for sale sites like I do, you’d think that Australia was crawling with Toyota Coasters that had been converted into motorhomes, but I’ve yet to see one with a 4×4 drivetrain and a lift like this rig in Maryborough, Queensland. It’s a 1992 LWB with a 4.2 liter diesel, … Continue reading
In honor of Star Wars Day, I thought I’d upload the most kickass expedition vehicle of the entire series. Not very luxurious, but with a little work, some paint and polish… who knows? Here’s one of the original Ralph McQuarrie sketches. May the fourth be with you!
Let me step away for a moment, from the monstrous off-road rigs we usually discuss, to something that, while it may be unsuitable for exploring the Sahara, is completely wonderful in its own right; The Beer Moth. Built as more of an on-site camper, a portable cabin that can be moved around the estate, the … Continue reading