As a contributor for The New York Times and several automotive outlets, I create award-winning content involving vehicular adventure travel, the automotive industry, and inspiring women in it. My husband and I own three customized right-hand-drive turbo-diesel 4x4 Mitsubishis: a Delica Space Gear and two Gen 2 Pajeros. We also own a modified daily driver. A dual citizen of the United States and Germany, my work includes writing, photography, and various PR/marketing services. Follow me: Facebook @crankshaftculture and @mercedeslilienthal, Instagram @crankshaftculture and @mercedes_lilienthal, and Twitter @crankshaftcult and @writerwithgrit.
OVR got the insider scoop: We’re driving an INEOS Grenadier in the 2024 Alcan 5000 Rally!
- Camping Gear
Sometimes the best products are the ones least noticed. Gear that gets the job done no matter where you are in the world—they simply work every time.
- First Look
The 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness has many ruggedized off-road features versus the standard Crosstrek.
INEOS Automotive, the promising new automaker that makes the INEOS Grenadier 4x4, a new utilitarian off-roader, has just announced its first 18 U.S. dealerships.
- Vehicle Features
Celebrating 20 years in production and newly designed for 2023, the fourth-generation Honda Pilot is the largest and most powerful Honda SUV ever produced.
This small, lightweight aluminum and stainless-steel clip affixes onto belts, or backpack straps
- Buyer's Guide
While our “best-gear” list could fill a book, we chose 10 great products that caught our eye (in no particular order)
How We Modified Our Already Capable All-Wheel-Drive 2022 Subaru Crosstrek to Perform Above and Beyond
- DIY/How To
CAM Mobility: an Elite Off-Road Military Training Program Expands Into the Civilian World of Overlanding
CAM has taught critical off-road driving, vehicle recovery, navigation, and field repair skills to elite special forces and military personnel throughout the world.
- Vehicle Features
This high-horsepower concept combines a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine echoes of its origin, Jeep’s first convertible, compact truck.
After hunkering down due to the COVID pandemic, the 2023 Chicago Auto Show is back in full force. It started over a century ago, in 1901. The Windy City’s auto show is the largest in North America and has returned to Chicago’s McCormick Place again—for its 115th year.
The 2023 Kia Telluride Continues to Impress us as a Competent and Cophisticated Adventurer
Transferring fuel from the 1991 Mitsubishi Pajero aux tank to the main tank is literally as easy as pushing a button.