1947: The aftermath of World War II. The Land Rover was being prototyped by the Rover Company. Rover was looking to produce a product that could be exported to earn crucial income to aid a war-stricken economy. Rover’s original factory had been severely bombed during the
Southern Oregon is home to some of the most incredible national forests in the Pacific Northwest, and the southwest corner of the state has its share of impressive examples: Rogue River-Siskiyou, Klamath, Umpqua, Fremont-Winema and more all showcase the kind of natural beauty that has long
Being the backpacking and fishing mecca that Patagonia is, it probably hasn’t been brought to your attention that the way to see it is actually by car. Okay—full disclosure—you’ll have a heck of a time at the border crossings, but you’re reading a magazine called Tread.
A handful of car and truck models have survived through the decades: the Volkswagen Beetle, Ford F-150, and Chevrolet Corvette immediately come to mind. However, none of these legends hews as closely to its original form as the iconic Land Rover Defender. The Defender was developed
The Land Rover Defender is one of the most iconic overland vehicles ever produced, and while not known for its reliability, its capability and field serviceability are renowned. As the very last Land Rover Defender recently rolled off the production line in Solihull, England, in January,
While it’s a relatively common sight to see a Lexus GX470 rolling around the local mall parking lot, at a kid’s soccer game or cruising Rodeo Drive, it’s a rare sight to find one tackling serious off-road obstacles as if they were speed bumps in a
Keep On Running Becoming an “automotive enthusiast” is different for everyone; some of us are enraptured by vehicles from movies or TV shows; others grow up around gearheads or fall in love wrenching on our first cars, desperate for the independence found within. For some of us,
Camel Trophy winner Mike Hussey In 1980 the Camel Trophy introduced the world to automotive adventure. Created with the intention of traversing a three thousand-mile trek along the Tranzamazonica highway (a Brazilian road stretching across the Amazon,) the Camel Trophy brought three teams from Germany to the jungle