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 companies displaying their specialized products, from roof top tents to cook sets to monster 4X4 expedition campers. Looking out at the meadow behind the motorcycle and off-road training courses it looked like a high tech refugee camp. Pioneers in the trend of overland travel, The Turtle Expedition was given an official send-off for our upcoming Trans-Eurasian Odyssey.

Hundreds of Overland enthusiasts were on hand for the opening ceremonies before starting the three-days of special classes and hands-on training courses.

Vehicles can be trained too. A spotter on the off-road demo course teaches a Sportsmobile to lift a tire and wave at the crowd.

The meadow behind the motorcycle and off-road training courses looked like a high tech refugee camp.

 

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