10 Illustrated Adventure Rigs: Part 1

A series of Illustrations featuring camper vans and off road vehicles of all sizes and shapes.

Adventuring is sure to bring you to many new and exciting places throughout your journeys. In addition to unique places and people, vehicles also change with the landscape. On one of my recent road trips I was inspired to start documenting some of the fantastic vehicles I encountered on my overland travels. Even at 29 years old, I still run to the window to point out wild and unique vehicles as they fly by the window. After so many years of growing up I've never lost my enthusiasm for vehicles that have great personalities. I've started to illustrate some of my favorite overland vehicles and I hope they bring you as much joy as they do for me!

The Mercedes Vario comes in all shapes and sizes, this older model Vario has been outfitted for overland adventure.


This Retro RV camper was spotted around San Francisco. It's a Toyota Chinook and it caught my attention immediately with it's wacky shapes.

Theres no mistaking the Land Rover Defender, it's right angles are easy to spot a mile away. This Land Rover was spotted in San Francisco, with some slight artistic modifications. 



The UNIMOG, one of Mercedes Benz's long list of offload capable vehicles. Rare to see in on the roads but if theres tough terrain, theres no better offload capable camper.



The Volkswagen Bus needs no introduction, road trip, beach days, cross country adventures...this iconic vehicle will never go out of style.



Custom offroad monster, this beast was spotted in Utah. What started as a Volkswagen is now something very...very different.


The Westfalia, one of the most recognizable campers out there. It's boxy exterior and cozy interior are a staple of campgrounds across the country.



Toyota FJ Cruiser is one of the most popular overland vehicles. This particular cruiser was based on Pro Adventurer Josh Nevelson's adventure rig.

This Winnebago frequents my neighborhood in San Francisco, although slightly more dilapidated in person, it's funky angles always make me smile.

One final Westfalia variant for now. This pop top spotted in Truckee, CA has a fresh paint job and was ready to party.

Published: February 3, 2017

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Isaac Orloff

San Francisco

Professional artist by day, adventurer by night, but sometimes both at once. Originally from the east coast, but in the Bay to Stay. Avid mountain biker, outdoor enthusiast and lover of all things on wheels. Find me @...