Overland Expo West 2017 set up at a new venue just south of downtownFlagstaff - the Fort Tuthill County Park. We…Read More
The informal Texas Overland Facebook group was launched by several Toyota off-roaders from the Austin, TX area back in 2015.…Read More
On a map, the southeastern portion of New Mexico seems almost featureless. With large National Forest lands spanning the western…Read More
When you walk into the machine shop you immediately notice large state-of-the-art CNC milling machines with plexiglass doors and humming…Read More
Overland Expo West 2017 set up at a new venue just south of downtownFlagstaff - the Fort Tuthill County Park. We found ourselves balancing nostalgia for the rustic Mormon Lake site against the reality that Overland Expo outgrew its former home. Expo has become so much more than enthusiasts gathering to swap stories, tips, and skills.
When you walk into the machine shop you immediately notice large state-of-the-art CNC milling machines with plexiglass doors and humming away behind them the whirring of cutting bits and splashing lubricant turning someone’s idea into reality. The neat rows of shiny chunks of aluminum parts on rolling carts nearby. The plethora of milling and cutting bits organized on racks throughout the space. That unmistaken smell of amachine shop, the raw metal it transforms and its workers shuffling about from station to station, concept to completion. Even the shop dogs have their place sleeping to the sounds of ideas being born. Here is where Factor55 machines all its parts in Nampa, Idaho.
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.