EarthCruiser vehicles are purpose built by EarthCruiser Overland Vehicles Pty. Ltd. a company owned and operated by talented individuals, with over 25 years’ experience in their respective fields. Based out of Bend, Oregon and exporting to the world. EarthCruiser was originally designed to meet our specific needs for an overland expedition vehicle that could go anywhere and was comfortable enough for two people to live for extended periods of time. After extensive research and development EarthCruiser design was born. The initial successful testing of the prototype EarthCruiser included crossing 700 kilometers of sand dunes leading to the remote Dragon Tree Soak in the Great Sandy Desert in Western Australia. The prototype was then taken overseas for more testing and an arduous yet exciting 27,000 kilometers trip across Russia and Mongolia which included two crossings of the notorious “Road of Bones”, a swampy tundra track from Yakutsk to Magadan made famous by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman in the “Long Way Round”. EarthCruiser founder Lance Gillies is highly 4WD savvy having competed in Australia and Malaysia in various ‘super-tough’ off-road competitions, and most recently the Budapest to Bamako Rally. He is widely traveled internationally. This experience lends itself to designing and building vehicles that can withstand the toughest conditions, while providing reliability and extreme 4×4 capability. His wife and company partner, Michelle Boltz, has a long history of overland travel through Africa, Asia, Russia and Central Asia. Her extensive experience makes her keenly aware of the challenges faced by overland travelers as they cross borders, cultures and varied terrain. She knows that having a reliable, safe, comfortable vehicle can make or break the travel experience.