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Old August 10th, 2013, 05:57 PM
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Following on Facebook. Sounds like a blast, but with some interesting carnage.

Dennis Scales rolled his truck:
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Old August 11th, 2013, 10:18 AM
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Damn. Carnage follows Justin . Hope he is okay. Guessing hes the guy smiling in the second photo.
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Old August 11th, 2013, 10:41 AM
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Day 2 was epic. Last day, will post a lot as I am sure all will...great event
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Old August 12th, 2013, 10:35 AM
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On our way home. Made it through the event with no major issues. The 110 crawled its way through just about everything Vermont could throw at it. Will see you all at happy hour.
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Old August 12th, 2013, 10:39 AM
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VERMONT OVERLAND TROPHY
August 7-12, 2013
An overlanding odyssey challenging man and machine while showcasing the best the Green Mountain State has to offer.
Every self-respecting overlander knows the holy grail of grueling overland expeditions, the Camel Trophy. Vermont Overland Trophy is Camel Trophy made practicable and sustainable.
VOT participants will challenge both themselves and their overlanding rigs to four days of punishing vehicle-dependant overlanding designed to challenge the participants’ vehicle capabilities, navigational skills, driving prowess, camping efficiency and physical stamina all with one goal in mind: to simply finish.


Two-truck teams will leave in staggered start each day for four days using maps and navigational aids to follow a pre-designated circuitous route traversing most of central Vermont on unmaintained ancient town byways and country roads. The expedition will include ALL that Vermont overlanding has to offer, everything from lovely, forested two-tracks to all out rock crawling.

Punctuating each day’s route will be a midday featured local vore stop and a mid-afternoon mandatory time check point.

All drivers will need to complete the entirety of each day’s driving route, fulfill the local vore stop requirement, arrive at the afternoon mandatory time check point prior to the deadline AND arrive at that night’s designated camp no later than midnight, with BOTH team vehicles operational, in order to start the next day’s stage.

(Above text taken from the VOT Homepage)

That is the competition that is laid before us and Team Lucky8 (www.lucky8llc.com) has accepted the challenge putting together two teams of Land Rovers. The Lucky8 teams run the range of Land Rover, with a Range Rover P38, Discoveries and Range Rover Classic.

The trip for some of the team members starts today, with driving across country to join the team at the Lucky8 world headquarters for the final leg to the competition start point.

Updates will be made during each leg of the journey (as cell phone internet coverage permits) Watch here on the forum, and Lucky8’s facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lucky-...0148926?ref=mf) for the latest pictures and stories of the day’s adventures.
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Old August 12th, 2013, 10:44 AM
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That was quite a bit more interesting than the VOT dry run video had led on. I think 15 of 24 teams finished. I have some damage and a slashed tire, but we made it. Thanks again to Josh S! It was great meeting everyone, people just generally had a great time even with all the mechanical issues.
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Old August 12th, 2013, 10:45 AM
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From all the pictures it looked like an awesome event, can't wait to see more. On my radar for 2014
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wow...looks great, guys!
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Old August 12th, 2013, 11:47 AM
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First leg of the journey complete. Will load the 110 on the trailer in the am and head north.
I HAD a ton of room after packing the gear...and then I loaded the RURR items. The left over space got small real fast!
Looking forward to hearing your stories at the next HH!!
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Old August 12th, 2013, 12:01 PM
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A few I have on the ipad as team 5 transits south wobbling along...


Campsite after the monsoon when we started to consolidate into what became Rogue team 21 (5+6+10)

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Camping area exit...

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More to follow from phone, camera, etc.

Def not just a greenlaning jaunt through VT.
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Old August 12th, 2013, 12:41 PM
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That was quite a bit more interesting than the VOT dry run video had led on. I think 15 of 24 teams finished. I have some damage and a slashed tire, but we made it. Thanks again to Josh S! It was great meeting everyone, people just generally had a great time even with all the mechanical issues.
Great meeting you! Psyched to explore the area and see you guys in action. Great weekend with the family in vt!
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Old August 13th, 2013, 08:10 AM
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What an event. We rolled in around 2230 last pm. The damage incurred: punctured side wall (plugged it and ran it for last two days), rear axle seal, and two trailer tires on the way home. Very impressed with how the 110/2.5 NAD combo rumbled through the woods. No big rush to mess with something that works. See you all Thursday. I should have a ton of pics to show by then.
It was great to meet some new folks, and see the guys you already know again. Already planning some "upgrades" for next years run.
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Old August 13th, 2013, 08:57 AM
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A few more shots as we struggle to get moving this am...did not have the fortitude Rick did to push through, Hampton Inn called us...




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Doesn't begin to do the scenery justice



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Getting Trevor's RRC off the Mtn. TC blew, getting into camp, which left him winching into his campsite and then all of us getting it down the next day. Good times with multiple winches, multiple trucks, etc.



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Strapping Matt out am of day 3...so we could get to breakfast...what became normal over the event is illustrative of how awesome the whole thing was. More when I consolidate iphones, ipads, and cameras tonight hopefully.
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Old August 13th, 2013, 09:50 AM
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It was great to meet you guys in person. Thanks again Rick for the RURR as well, i owe you more micros. Everyone really adapted to the format of the event. I had to cut out Sunday night to start vacation.
It was pretty cool to see the enthusiasm for the trails and terrain in VT. Camp 2/3 was as challenging as it gets and it was great to see everyone make do. Haven't touched my photos and video yet. But will get to it.
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Old August 13th, 2013, 05:48 PM
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Dave it was great to meet you, though that beautiful truck is problematic as April spent some time admiring it and wondering if perhaps we should consider a D at some point-finding one as nice as yours would be a challenge indeed.

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Love the Synchros...those guys ruled

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Winch was used in anger a few times

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'The intersection' of camp on day 2

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MB powered CJ was like a freight train

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X jack; works.

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The conventional approach to the trench on Day 3

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Taking the other line

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Roudy was a hell of a guy, he wheeled the piss out of his Excursion.

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Old August 13th, 2013, 06:21 PM
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A few more of my special moment of stupid...
I've gone back and forth on steel wheels because I like alloy's in terms of looks and went with the 'how often do you see someone breaking an alloy on a trail...'

Be careful what you wish for. Of note this was the morning of day 1...with April at the wheel, going through mud with me giving bad advice (told her to speed up a bit...b/c I am a dumbass and thinking it was VA clay). Suffice it to say a tire change on the side of the trail took place in short order and I stopped providing her advice on driving style.
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Made more amusing by the combination of fine mud/rain/somewhat aired down and hellacious conditions which rendered some of my MT's in this condition
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The old alloy proved its worth on night 3
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But most amusing was finding a solution to the broken alloy, which emerged as a quick trip to DAP to purchase one of the 2 16" Rover wheels they had in stock...a beautiful color matched RRC 3 spoke...which of course looks totally absurd on my truck, but I love it anyway.
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If anyone has some gray RRC Cyclones...(or D1/RRC steel spares for that matter), I'm in the market...
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I've got you covered - you just need to take them with crap rubber on them. Bring 4 to HH?

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Old August 13th, 2013, 06:31 PM
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I've got you covered - you just need to take them with crap rubber on them. Bring 4 to HH?

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Let me know how much Charles, that would be spectacular!
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