The Badass European 4WD Camping Rig Festival (Or Something Like That)


The Badass European 4WD Camping Rig Festival (Or Something Like That)

Spurred on by this month’s photo contest of “Adventure Travel” (check it out here), I was curiously flipping through the virtual pages of  The Adventure Life magazine when I came across a photo essay on the entrants in this year’s 12th annual Abenteur and Allrad Overland Festival in Belgium, what I learned to be the largest European off-road festival.

I hardly understand the necessity for suburban mothers to possess a facsimile of the machine-toting, Gulf War killing machine, otherwise known as the Hummer, but when you are going overland through Europe, that’s a different story. Perhaps living in the ‘burbs requires some degree of Napoleonic attitude – I hope to never know. Checking out some of the rigs on display at this festival makes me want to say hell yeah and WTF simultaneously. I guess Europe’s gone the way of the badass. Well done.


Published on October 05, 2010