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Storyteller Overland goes global with the purchase of industry-leading expedition vehicle manufacturer, Global Expedition Vehicles of Springfield, MO.

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama. and SPRINGFIELD, Mo., January 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Two leading adventure vehicle manufacturers with strong reputations for innovation, quality and excellent customer experiences for the rapidly growing terrestrial community are now coming together in a merger designed to create a powerful leader in the world of adventure travel.

Global X Caravan with Patagonia, Adventure XT and Adventure Truck models.

Storyteller Overland, which has quickly established itself as the insurgent leader in the Class B RV adventure van space, announced Wednesday that it has acquired Global Expedition Vehicles, LLC – the world’s leading manufacturer of RV adventure vehicles. Expedition and Custom Adventure Trucks.

“We’re confident that Storyteller Overland has the vision and expertise to build on the heritage of premium, premium, boutique-style expedition vehicles that GXV has been synonymous with for 17 years,” said Rene. ‘ Van Pelt, co-founder and owner of Global Expedition Vehicles with her husband, Mike Van Pelt. “The rugged adventure trucks we are building are a natural progression, the next step for Storyteller customers into the land vehicle lineup. This merger will allow both companies to grow and grow in collaborative production of the series. Adventure Truck.”

Following the acquisition – which was officially announced today onsite at the Florida RV Supershow in Tampa, Florida – Global Expedition Vehicles will continue to provide its wide range of customized Expedition Vehicles to its customers in North America and beyond. The merger with Storyteller Overland will create a rapidly expanding market for the Adventure Truck series, which will eventually be offered on Ford F550 or Ram 5500 chassis.

As a result of this acquisition, Storyteller Overland will be in a greatly improved position to introduce the world’s first high-volume production models of Super C RV and GXV-style Adventure Trucks. While Global X and GXV custom platforms will continue to be integrated Springfield, Missouri; higher volume, repeat-build Adventure Truck units will be built by the Storyteller team at their newly expanded facility at Birmingham, AL to meet the growing demand for this type of off-road, off-grid, long-range expedition vehicle.

As with Storyteller’s Class B line of adventure vans, known as the “MODE4x4” line (including Class, Stealth and Beast modes), the new Storyteller GXV line of adventure trucks will feature level and a targeted game. an ever-changing RVIA-certified feature set that will be available for purchase at the same type of “transparent” no-haggle pricing, the first in the industry, through Storyteller Overland’s nationwide dealer network.

Global Expedition Vehicles will keep its corporate name and legendary brand intact, like Mike and Rene’ Van Pelt will remain heavily involved in directing the combined destiny and future growth of the company as President and Vice President of Global Expedition Vehicles, LLC.

“The heart of Global X will remain here in Springfield, with our team of world-class designers, craftsmen and technicians continuing to manufacture the world’s finest custom expedition rigs for customers right here in our shop. So this way nothing will change,” noted Mike Van Pelt. “We are thrilled that GXV will grow and expand with the Adventure Trucks collaboration with Storyteller, and we will remain as passionately involved as we have always been. We also hope to be more involved in adventure travel with the current owner community. of GXV and Storyteller. , mixing the work with as much land travel as possible.”

“This merger is an exciting time for the entire overseas community,” said Jeffrey Hunter, founder and CEO of Storyteller Overland. “We are grateful for our partnership with the Van Pelts and the stellar team they have built at GXV and we want to be excellent stewards of their world renowned brand. Obviously we are huge fans of the products and the reputation they have built, and we are energized by the thought of what we will build together moving forward. For us, this is simply the next step in delivering on our promise to inspire and equip constantly growing our community of adventurers from around the world with the right gear, resources, and mindset to ‘Live Free, Explore Endlessly, and Tell Better Stories.'”

About the storyteller
Overland Storyteller is a Birmingham, AL authentic brand based on the outdoor lifestyle with a strong, industry-leading presence and reputation for innovation in the burgeoning Class B RV and adventure vehicle manufacturing space Founded in 2018 by an outstanding team of veteran custom vehicle builders and outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts, the company’s primary directive is to constantly inspire and equip its growing community of roadtrippers, vanlifers and overlanders with the proper gear, resources, and mindset for “Live Free”. Explore endlessly. Tell better stories.” In addition to its flagship series of MODE 4×4 adventure vans, Storyteller Overland offers a unique transparent pricing model combined with a style of customer service and community engagement that provides an unprecedented level of technical support. and warranty on demand for all its owners.the open road and beyond.For more information, visit www.storytelleroverland.com or contact Jeffrey Hunter at [email protected]

About Global Expedition Vehicles
Global Expedition Vehicles is the No. 1 manufacturer of expedition vehicles in the world and is based in Springfield, Missouri. Its line of custom, handcrafted vehicles are designed so users can go where they want, stay as long as they want, and explore every corner of the world. Since GXV’s first truck was built in 2004, the company has created a heritage of superb quality that exceeds the usual 4×4 motorhome standards so you can “tire the world out before you run out of truck.” “. GXV offers the widest price range of expedition vehicles in the United States as well as most European countries. For more information visit www.globalxvehicles.com or contact Mike and Rene Van Pelt to [email protected]

Global X Safari Extreme model in its natural habitat.

Global X Safari Extreme model in its natural habitat.

Global X Patagonia model.

Global X Patagonia model.

GXV Adventure XT model on Ram 5500 chassis.

GXV Adventure XT model on Ram 5500 chassis.

Global X Safari Extreme model.

Global X Safari Extreme model.

Left to right: (left) Storyteller Overland Founder/CEO, Jeffrey C Hunter;  (Center) Co-founder/VP of Global X, Rene' Van Pelt;  (Right) Founder/Chairman of Global X, Mike Van Pelt.

Left to right: (left) Storyteller Overland Founder/CEO, Jeffrey C Hunter; (Center) Co-founder/VP of Global X, Rene’ Van Pelt; (Right) Founder/Chairman of Global X, Mike Van Pelt.

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