Saturday morning and I’m making my annual trip to the Adventure Overland Show at Stratford on Avon racecourse.
The weather forecast wasn’t good, predicting rain at 4 pm. Well they lied, it rained at 12 pm. In typical British spirit, a drop of rain wasn’t going to put me off, especially as I paid an entrance fee.
I find it difficult to judge whether the show is bigger or busier than the previous show as the layout varies each year.
It’s always a good show with a laidback feel and some interesting characters. I must admit after a long conversation with an overland travel writer he showed me places off the beaten track in Spain that were stunning and accessible in our campervan.
There is always something in the car park that catches the eye and this VW T4 Doka certainly did.
I managed to meet up with fellow blogger Mike Brailey the director and editor of the Overland Journal European issue.
The Overland Journal is a massively popular publication in the States and finally the UK has its own edition published 5 times a year and edited by Mike.
It’s easy to think of it as just another magazine, but it is a journal in the truest sense, imagine an oversized paperback book and you would be nearer the mark.
It’s not all about size though; the content gives a fascinating insight into travelling the world by various means of transport with superb photographs.
The Overland Journal Landrover
I’m a glutten for teardrop trailers and this example made by Boondock Trailers was perfect. Comfortable and rugged.
The Mercedes Sprinter 4 x 4 van has really taken off here and in the States as the must have campervan.
This Ford Transit by Lifes Adventure Overland had the best Raptor paint finish I ever seen and their bespoke fabrications were top quality.
Gull wing side door, a powerful BMW engine and large split rim wheels make this Renault Traffic van a jaw dropper
Unimogs galore this year
The Camper Van Culture Managon
And finally the arse end of the post A bumper dumper and a rifle case, just what every camper needs.