Overland Expo 2015

May 25, 2015

It was 4:00 in the morning. An angry wind buffeted the side of our truck. I peeked out the window and it was snowing. What the ???!!? Glancing at the outside temperature gauge, it was a bitter 33°F. Inside it was a toasty 65°F as our Espar Airtronic purred away in its “maintenance mode”. I could only feel sorry for the hundreds of people surrounding us sleeping in ground tents, rooftop tents and pop-up campers. This was late Spring and it wasn’t supposed to snow or even rain.


Across the USA 2013 #2 (Gates/ATS)

April 25, 2013

Despite the fact that we reached Denver under blue sunny skies, weather was on the way. The temperature had dropped back down into the low 30s and flakes of snow were drifting around when we arrived at the Gates Corporation World Headquarters. It was a pleasure to meet some of the people behind the company […]


CHANNEL 31 and 13 TV Live

March 28, 2013

Camera, Action! Yesterday morning at Ken Imler Diesel Performance, the Channel 31 (CBS 13) Good Day Sacramento News Crew caught up with us for a quick interview. The two morning segments were “Live” to a possible viewing audience of 1.5 million. A longer version was slated for the 12-noon and 4:00 News broadcast. If you’d […]


Overland Expo 2012 Part 3

June 22, 2012

There were literally hundreds of expedition campers at this year’s Overland Expo. Which one would you choose to travel or work in? All of these examples have the basic comforts. A bed, a place to cook healthy food, a place to go to the bathroom and a place to get clean.         […]


Overland Expo 2012 Part 2

June 19, 2012

At this year’s Overland Expo, there were some very impressive campers. GXV has made an honest attempt to duplicate a few of the concepts of The Turtle Expedition’s Tortuga Camper, but we still think it needs to be smaller to follow the roads we travel. Close but no cigar. On the final day, some of […]


Overland Expo 2012 Part 1

June 15, 2012

For those of you who may have missed it, this year’s Overland Expo was a huge success. Gathering at the Mormon Lake Lodge facilities south of Flagstaff, Arizona, some 5,000 people attended the three day event to take classes on the tips and techniques of Overland Travel, watch travel movies, and stroll through over 100 […]


SEMA Show 2011 Day 4

November 7, 2011

The final day at this year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas was as busy as ever. Last minute meetings gave us little chance to be at The Turtle V expedition truck to answer questions about the latest improvements. Our newly designed Buckstop Bumper www.buckstop.biz  received plenty of attention, fitted with PIAA’s HID driving lights www.piaa.com […]


SEMA Show 2011 Day 3

November 4, 2011

For The Turtle Expedition, the SEMA Show is about seeing and talking to many of our long-time sponsors and searching for products that make our life on the road easier. The crowds were as busy as ever with buyers looking for the newest and the best innovations. This is a trade show, not open to […]


SEMA Show 2011 Day 2

November 3, 2011

While the main focus of the SEMA Show is the amazing display of aftermarket automotive products, there are always celebrities on hand. We stopped to chat with famous race drivers Walker Evans and Rod Hall whom we have known for years through our involvement with off-road racing. We also took time to watch some of […]


SEMA Show 2011 Day 1

November 2, 2011

SEMA?! SEMA stands for Specialty Equipment Market Association, www.sema.org. That means, everything automotive and more, from tires to roof racks, from driving lights to super custom wheels. You’ll find Ferraris and Lamborghinis next to Jeeps and Monster Trucks and mixed in-between amazing Hot Rods, Race Cars, and all the equipment to build your own. In […]