Stebin recently arrived home after his expedition to South Africa, the home base of Classic Overland. He was accompanied by his childhood friend, Shannon and of course there was business to be done, but no African trip is complete without some soul-nourishing exploring. First stop – the workshop in Johannesburg to check on the progress of some of our bespoke…
As human beings, it’s in our nature to search for things, have desires and be a part of something. The Classic Overland family believes that boundaries can be broken and “Limited” is not usually a word we like to include in our vocabulary, but in this case, we’ll make an exception. In 1990 a limited-edition, two-door classic Range Rover was…
Classic Overland Founder and Owner, Stebin Horne, is interviewed about his love for vehicles, why travel is important for him and why you shouldn’t wait to go on an adventure.
What gets you out of bed?
A wet nose and a duck-loving retriever’s breath wake me up at 5:30 am sharp. Kruger’s stomach doesn’t seem to be affected by daylight savings either.
The Drive Africa experience was, for our family, the most unique travel experience we have ever had. To get behind the wheel of a Defender and take it out on a photo-safari in the Kruger National Park was an extraordinary treat we will never forget.
Harris English returned from The Open Championship at Royal Troon with a new trophy: The Land Rover Defender.
Classic Overland had the honor of shooting the Union Jack in front of the historic Manor House at Laborie Wine Estate in Cape Town, South Africa. Laborie is special to Classic Overland as it was the first place where Stebin met his future brother-in-law and business partner, Gerhard du Toit.
We are proud to announce that, less than a week after our first Defender landed on US soil, we’ve had our first satisfied customer!
For most people today, January 29th, 2016, is just another day, but for the enthusiast of the Land Rover Defender today has a much more solemn meaning. The very last Land Rover Defender has rolled off the production line amid cheers and tears of 700 employees, ending 67 years of the 4×4 being made. Jaguar Land Rover has discontinued the famous off-road vehicle, which has been exported across the world. Although formal production ends for this iconic 4×4, we are proud to say that our work at Classic Overland is just beginning.
While “overlanding on safari,” you learn, over time, that there are essentially two kinds of people. The kind that races from one group of parked cars to the next leaving a trail of dust a mile long, and secondly, the kind that creeps along at a snail’s pace, allowing nature to surprise them only as she can. I was forced into the latter category through my South African in-laws. They had been traveling on safari for multiple generations of Afrikaners since the establishment of the Dutch East India Company. After several trips with them, I began to appreciate the slow pace of Overlanding.
There is something ironic about sitting on a rock in the ocean at the tip of the Dark Continent. The African sun is so hot that it’s forcing me to seek relief in the ocean. However, the ocean is so cold, the only thing I see swimming are penguins. Nowhere else on earth do these elements so dramatically collide.