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  • Desert Crossing - Part I

    270,933 views 9 years ago
    In the Spring of 2001, DRIVE THE GLOBE | Overland Adventures completed Stage I of its Trans-Africa Expedition.

    This video features highlights of the Sahara crossing, made between Nouadhibou and Nouakchott Mauritania, a vast, desolate desert expanse where the only road is the wind swept sand dunes and hard rock strewn piste.

    This nearly 250 mile journey took three days and saw temperatures climb to over 110 degrees fahrenheit.

    It was completed with four Land Rover expedition vehicles.

    Participants included Expedition Leaders, Michael Ladden and Paul Shumway, as well as Pat Macomber, Al Cornell, Jim Leach, Wilson Bullard, Shane Ballensky and Ed Messenger.

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    • Jeep Wrangler JL Smittybilt Rear Bumper Install & Review - Duration: 21 minutes.

      • 22 hours ago
      • 218 views
      We upgrade the rear bumper on our Jeep Wrangler Rubicon JL. Out with the factory plastic piece and in with the Smittybilt SRC Generation 2 steel bumper.

      The new bumper gives us corner to corner pr...
    • A Jeep Replaces The Unimog? - Duration: 5 minutes, 3 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 576 views
      We are back! A new Jeep Wrangler Rubicon JL, more on our expedition trailer build & the upcoming Overland Expo East.

      Our series focuses on the world of overlanding. Informal, unscripted & limited ...
    • Installing Retro Vents In The Overland Trailer - Duration: 7 minutes, 9 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 569 views
      Let's get a little air flow! We install retro roof top vents in the Unimog overland expedition trailer. It is always a little scary cutting holes in a perfectly good roof!

      Follow this series as we...
    • Mercedes Unimog Off Road With A Toyota & 7 Land Rovers - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 3 months ago
      • 53,730 views
      A Mercedes Unimog, a Toyota Tacoma & 7 Land Rovers, including a rare forward control 101 battle the flooded and storm damaged trails of Southern Vermont.

      The expert off road challenge at this year...
    • 2018 Land Rover Muddy Chef Challenge - Duration: 8 minutes, 6 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 837 views
      The 7th Edition of the Land Rover Muddy Chef Challenge. A weekend of off road adventure, cooking & camaraderie.

      A handful of Land Rover aficionados got together with the crazy idea that off-roadi...
    • Thunderstorm Destroys Our Camp | Muddy Chef 2018 - Duration: 19 minutes.

      • 4 months ago
      • 1,431 views
      The 7th Edition of the Land Rover Muddy Chef Challenge began with a bang- a bang of thunder that is. Friday was marked by a severe storm that badly damaged our camp village.

      A handful of Land Rov...
    • Off Road Trailer - Exploring The Disadvantages - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 4 months ago
      • 1,444 views
      We consider the disadvantages of overlanding with a trailer in tow. The Mercedes Unimog overland expedition camp trailer is big, awkward and presents some challenges when off road, but it sure is f...
    • We Have Lights On The Unimog Trailer! - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 4 months ago
      • 2,571 views
      We have lights! The Mercedes Unimog overland expedition camp trailer's exterior is now complete. In this episode we complete the wiring for the tail lights & insulate the interior living space in p...
    • The Unimog & Overland Expedition Camp Trailer Match! - Duration: 13 minutes.

      • 5 months ago
      • 23,123 views
      They match! The Mercedes Unimog & the new overland expedition camp trailer are a matching pair. In this episode we check out the completed exterior and talk about the new hardware mounted to the fr...
    • Topless For Summer - Duration: 3 minutes, 5 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      • 2,262 views
      Our Land Rover Series IIA goes topless for the summer! Removal of the hard top is a short 45 minute project. Enjoy the summer!

      Our series focuses on the world of overlanding. Informal, unscripted ...
    • Building The Ultimate Off Road Camp Trailer On A Military M1102 - Duration: 23 minutes.

      • 5 months ago
      • 3,715 views
      We build a custom overland camp trailer on a military M1102 humvee trailer. In this episode we install the doors & windows, paint the exterior & begin to fit the new exterior lighting.

      Follow this...
    • Painting With An HVLP Paint Gun - Duration: 6 minutes, 50 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      • 1,576 views
      A quick update this week on the world of Drive The Globe. Painting the overland expedition trailer with a HVLP paint gun has been fraught with issues.

      Our series focuses on the world of overlandin...
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    A selection of some of our favorite videos from over the years.
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    In 2001 we completed a grueling 8000 mile overland expedition across the Western Africa Sahara Desert. This is the story of eight men and four vintage four vintage Land Rovers.
    • Desert Crossing - Part I - Duration: 9 minutes, 49 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      • 270,933 views
      In the Spring of 2001, DRIVE THE GLOBE | Overland Adventures completed Stage I of its Trans-Africa Expedition.

      This video features highlights of the Sahara crossing, made between Nouadhibou and No...
    • Desert Crossing (Part II) - Duration: 7 minutes, 13 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      • 32,244 views
      PART II:

      In the Spring of 2001, DRIVE THE GLOBE | Overland Adventures completed Stage I of its Trans-Africa Expedition.

      This video features highlights of the Sahara crossing, made between Nouadhi...
    • Africa Stories | Trans-Africa Overland Journey - Duration: 26 minutes.

      • 8 months ago
      • 3,579 views
      Unscripted Stories from our epic Trans-Africa Overland Expedition. This video was filmed on the 17th anniversary of Vintage Rovers Across Africa, during an impromptu road trip from New England to C...
    • Africa Stories | Trans-Africa Overland Land Rover Challenges - Part 2 - Duration: 20 minutes.

      • 8 months ago
      • 2,369 views
      Unscripted Stories from our epic Trans-Africa Overland Expedition. This video was filmed on the 17th anniversary of Vintage Rovers Across Africa, during an impromptu road trip from New England to C...
    • The African Road Side Fuel Stop - Duration: 59 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 602 views
      Refueling our Vintage Land Rovers on the side of the road in 109 degree heat and dust. Paul Shumway demonstrates the fun in using a a very warm jerry can.


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    • Pat Macomber and Al Cornell prepare to leave Agadir Morocco - Duration: 15 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      • 1,447 views
      Pat Macomber and Al Cornell prepare to leave Agadir Morocco as we travel across West Africa. In 2001 Drive The Globe completed the Vintage Rovers Across Africa Expedition. This trip saw us travel m...
    • Scene From Our Balcony, Agadir Morocco - Duration: 16 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      • 725 views
      Scene from our balcony in Agadir Morocco as we travel across West Africa. In 2001 Drive The Globe completed the Vintage Rovers Across Africa Expedition. This trip saw us travel more than 8000 miles...
    • Western Sahara Convoy - Duration: 16 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      • 2,564 views
      We line up to cross the border from Western Sahara which is part of Morocco to travel through the mine fields toward Mauritania.

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    • Dust Storm in Mali - Duration: 13 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      • 849 views
      A small dust twister that we encountered on our way to Timbuktu, Mali.

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    • Land Rover 101 crossing the Western Sahara Desert - Duration: 16 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      • 2,117 views
      A quick clip of Shane Ballensky crossing the sand in Western Sahara.

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    • Repairing a Land Rover 88 in Mali With Many Onlookers - Duration: 16 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      • 961 views
      Jim Leach works on Al Cornell's Land Rover on the side of the road in Mali.

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    Featuring our overland expedition ready 1979 Mercedes Unimog Doka 416.
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    In March 2007 Drive The Globe completed a 4800 mile journey to the farthest drivable point North in the world. The following are videos from that adventure.
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    • Desert Crossing - Part I - Duration: 9 minutes, 49 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      • 270,933 views
      In the Spring of 2001, DRIVE THE GLOBE | Overland Adventures completed Stage I of its Trans-Africa Expedition.

      This video features highlights of the Sahara crossing, made between Nouadhibou and No...
    • Versatile Mercedes Unimog Cargo System - Duration: 5 minutes, 20 seconds.

      • 7 months ago
      • 125,919 views
      The Mercedes Unimog is known to be extremely versatile. We swap out rear bodies quickly and demonstrate how they mount to the 3 point X-frame that allows for the vehicles extreme flex & articulatio...
    • The Ugly Stick - Labrador & Newfoundland 2009 - Duration: 2 minutes, 2 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      • 110,398 views
      Drive The Globe| Overland Adventures spent several days visiting Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland Canada. One night we were treated to a live music show by the park staff, featuring the ugl...
    • Mercedes Unimog Off Road With A Toyota & 7 Land Rovers - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 3 months ago
      • 53,730 views
      A Mercedes Unimog, a Toyota Tacoma & 7 Land Rovers, including a rare forward control 101 battle the flooded and storm damaged trails of Southern Vermont.

      The expert off road challenge at this year...
    • Desert Crossing (Part II) - Duration: 7 minutes, 13 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      • 32,244 views
      PART II:

      In the Spring of 2001, DRIVE THE GLOBE | Overland Adventures completed Stage I of its Trans-Africa Expedition.

      This video features highlights of the Sahara crossing, made between Nouadhi...
    • The Unimog & Overland Expedition Camp Trailer Match! - Duration: 13 minutes.

      • 5 months ago
      • 23,123 views
      They match! The Mercedes Unimog & the new overland expedition camp trailer are a matching pair. In this episode we check out the completed exterior and talk about the new hardware mounted to the fr...
    • She Can Drive A Unimog - Episode 4 - Duration: 2 minutes, 40 seconds.

      • 10 months ago
      • 7,774 views
      She can drive a Mercedes Unimog. We are frequently asked if driving the Unimog is difficult. Carrie shows us that driving the Mog is as easy as 1, 2, 3, 6? Gears that is. Power steering, air assis...
    • Sub Zero Start | Mercedes Unimog - Duration: 4 minutes, 50 seconds.

      • 11 months ago
      • 6,188 views
      A 1979 diesel Mercedes Unimog is tested in the extreme cold. Is it expedition ready?

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    • Building An Overland Camp Trailer - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 8 months ago
      • 5,329 views
      Today we look at our Unimog overland trailer build. The frame and skin are complete and it now awaits doors, windows & assorted exterior finishes such as lighting & paint. Episode 10

      Our series fo...
    • Vehicle Recovery on the Dempster Highway - Duration: 16 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      • 4,820 views
      Our Land Rover Defender 110 slides off the snow covered Dempster Highway on the way to Inuvik. Luckily we had some help from an ice road trucker.

      Arctic Circle Expedition 2007. 4800 miles to Tukto...
    • Cockpit view of the expedition Land Rover 101 - Duration: 16 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      • 4,820 views
      A quick view of the cockpit of our expedition Land Rover 101 while traveling the Dempster Highway in Yukon Territory. Three Land Rovers completed the Arctic Circle Expedition in March of 2007.

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    • Overland Rant - Can We Just Get Along? - Duration: 26 minutes.

      • 8 months ago
      • 4,773 views
      Mike Ladden Rants for far longer than 2 minutes. Overland Bound vs Overland Bound Fake, Instagram Trolls, why I dislike Facebook & What we represent as part of the Overland Community.

      Our 2 On Tue...
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