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Their travels and adventures inspire us to step out into the world and truly experience life.  We have followed along as they visit remote villages in South America, cross deserts in Africa, and traverse mountain passes in Asia.  These are the full-time overlanders traveling in Toyotas.  As a way to give back to the community, we would like to share their stories and help connect you, our readers, with their adventures.  Please take a moment to learn more about these adventure travelers as they are the ones that inspire us to get out and explore.

Chasing Baja 1000 Toyota Magazine

“Canguro Race, this is Chase 1, do you copy?  If you copy, key your mic twice.”   …..Silence.  “Canguro Race, this is Chase 1, if you copy key your mic twice.” ……..Click……click.  “Chase 1 copies.  Canguro Race click your mic for your distance from pit location.” …..Click……Click……..Click.  “Chase 1 copies, three miles out.  Click mic twice to confirm.” ….Click…….click.  The radio in the race car has a problem and cannot transmit out for the chase crew to hear so we have resorted to questions, and responses using a series of clicks.  

And it begins, the entire pit crew will be a flurry of action in a few minutes as the Canguro Racing car 8155 comes flying into the pit location for a full check of the race vehicle, a full refuel, and a driver swap.  Everyone has an assignment and if we do it correctly the stop will last no more than a couple minutes before the race truck will be off again tearing into the night amidst a choking cloud of silt and blinding LED lights.  This is not your typical “overland” style trip, but in reality it meets just about all the criteria.  This is a 36 hour slog covering more than 1200 miles down the Baja California peninsula from Ensenada to La Paz, Mexico. We’ve got food (albeit gas station snacks), extra fuel, and camping gear.  Heck, we’ve even got the requisite ARB fridge and a couple of Roof Top Tents.  This is the Baja 1000 and once the race starts it’s a marathon of sleep deprivation, street tacos, dirt, and a lot of fun.

80 Series Land Cruiser Horn Replacement Toyota Magazine

Your 80 series Land Cruiser is old.  17-21 years.  200,000 to 300,000 miles (or more).  While it may not yet be a classic like an FJ40 or FJ55, it also has many more systems.  It’s amazing how long these systems last, but parts do wear out.

In addition to bearings, inner axles, and spindles, I've replaced door gaskets, suspension bushings, door switches, and the fuel door spring.  I have adjusted the hood bumpers, replaced hood and liftgate struts, and even an entire liftgate that was starting to rust. These repairs keep your rig in tiptop shape and eliminate the kind of neglect that leads you to neglect even larger problems.

2016 Toyota Tacoma, Overland Preparation, Four Wheel Campers, Toyota Cruisers & Trucks MagaazineGet Toyota Cruisers & Trucks Magazine on the App Store

This issue is about a week late, but no apologies from us! We're very excited to be the first publication to send out full coverage of the all new 2016 Toyota Tacoma! Of course, that's not all there is to the January 2016 issue....our editors and contributors have put together one of the best issues we've ever seen!:

  • Four Wheel Campers Tested & Reviewed
  • South American Overland Adventure in a 1st Gen 4Runner
  • Chasing the Baja 1000 with Canguro Racing
  • Expeditions 7 Greg Miller Interview, Part 2
  • SEMA 2014 Photo Shoot
  • 80 Series Horn Repair
  • Overland Preparation
  • 3rd Gen 4Runner Build
  • Ironman's new Suspension Prototype
  • Addicted Bed Rack Review
  • Three Seasons with Lexy (a GX-470 Build)
  • Outdoor Griddle Comparison
  • 2014 Toyota Overlander's List
  • 4Runners in Uwharrie
  • The Desert Limo (Tacoma Build)

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Saturday after the SEMA show we did a photo shoot in the desert. Bob's Tacoma was joined by Redline Land Cruisers and their FJ-UTE 4 Door FJ-40, Toytec Lifts with their 2014 Super Charged Tundra, Come Up Winch with their FJ Cruiser, Warrior Products with their Tacoma Truck and FJ Cruiser, IH8MUD.com with their Land Cruiser, and a couple of locals out for some fun.

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FJ-ute 4 door FJ-40 on 80 series chassis

Like us, you’ve probably followed the Redline Land Cruisers 4 Door FJ-40 style “FJ-UTE” project with great anticipation. The truck we originally wrote about in the October issue was unveiled at SEMA 2014 in the Radflo booth, and we were able to get some shots of her in the dirt during our post SEMA photo shoot.

 All Photos courtesty of Expeditions 7

As we introduced in the last issue, Expeditions 7 was an epic undertaking with the goal of driving the same Toyota Land Cruiser vehicle on every continent on the planet. Greg Miller, who is the CEO of the Larry H. Miller Group has been a Land Cruiser enthusiast his entire life, and 4 years ago began planning for this once in a lifetime adventure. I had the opportunity to chat with Greg about the Expeditions 7 team, vehicles, and his motivations and thoughts. This is part 1 of the interview, part 2 will be published in the January 2015 issue.

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Toyota Magazine SEMA 2014 Coverage - Holiday Gear Guide - Expeditions 7Get Toyota Cruisers & Trucks Magazine on the App Store

If you followed our Live from SEMA coverage, you know that our team blew it out of the water this year, and now we have the fruits of their labor in our Year in Review issue. We also have Beau's outstanding Holiday Gear Guide, more photos from 2014 Events, and the first part of our Expeditions 7 interview with Greg Miller. We have new content from Adam Tolman on choosing an articulating hitch, Overland Expo East Coverage, and more details on how Redline built the FJ-UTE.

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We're also excited to welcome a new sponsor for this issue: Give a warm welcome to Pelfreybilt Off Road!

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Get Toyota Cruisers & Trucks Magazine on the App Storedownload_nowI first saw a tailgate cutting board attachment at Cruise Moab a few years back. The utility, cleanliness and simplicity appealed to me both for food use and just as a sensible replacement for the stained and tattered carpet cover that was on my cutting board. A friend of mine gave me a rough cut board that he had acquired from a kitchen supply store. Not having a router or other tools required to give it a polished look, it stayed in my garage, not on my truck. Enter the LabRak Cutting Board. Located in Bend Oregon, Owner Shane Walters has a mind that is always moving at 1000  kilometers an hour. His designs are known for their complex and painstakingly detail oriented craftsmanship. His new cutting board is exacting in it’s build quality and and painstakingly simple. It was simple enough that we decided to install ours on a camping trip in the middle of the rocky Mountains in Colorado.

Land Cruiser 100 Series Cutting Board from LabRak

Get Toyota Cruisers & Trucks Magazine on the App Storedownload_nowDriving to Tooele (Too-ILL-uh) for the first time, I had no idea what to expect. Located in the next valley west of Salt Lake, Miller Motorsports Park rises out of the myriad of farmlands and cookie cutter sprawl. Enter the main gate to this 85 million dollar megalith of concrete, asphalt and steel and you are as likely to see individuals as you are entire families engaging in every form of motorsports imaginable. You will find go karts, supercars and bikes galore circumnavigating the four main paved tracks. At this point you are wondering how your dusty, creaky and less than speedy Land Cruiser will fit in and more importantly….where you will pitch your tent. You navigate to the back corner of the course and suddenly it all makes sense.CruiserFest 2014 Toyota Magazine

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