While we are still wiping away the mud from our faces, here’s a first glimpse of last weekend: Parking Lot d’Elegance – the Overlanders
Last weekend, the beautiful estate of Plantage Rococo transformed into the most iconic parking lot in all of the Netherlands. While we could hear the roaring engines of the Formula 1 cars at the Dutch GP in Zandvoort nearby, a tribe of 4×4 and overland adventurers gathered on the estate of Plantage Rococo for a weekend of shared passion for 4×4 overlanders, culinary delights, South African wine, biltong, soul-stirring music, tales of daring escapades and nights under the stars. The catalyst for this gathering? Deus Parking Lot d’Elegance: an extraordinary assembly of iconic overlanders.
ROF Adventuring, 4X4 Style
This odyssey embodied the essence of adventure, self-built 4×4 geekiness, the art of welding, campfires infused with an aura of exploration and anticipation. Accompanied by our South African friends of ROF and supported by the illustrious Dutch Rovers and their vintage Landrovers, we paid homage to craftsmanship and the spirit of offroad adventure. The day’s musical backdrop came courtesy of the soulful South African melodies of Oliver Jeremy. As the sun dipped below the horizon, the iconic legends of Woodstock 69 Bloemendaal took the stage, transporting us into the night with their enigmatic tunes.
Wet & Muddy, Just the way we like it
The following morning, we put our vehicles – and hungover faces – to the test at the nearby offroad track. 4×4 owners and lovers of any age could challenge their iconic overlanders on the terrain. The rain had treated us well the day before, rendering the track wet, slippery, and muddy. Just the way we like it. We’d take a mud bath like this every day.