I would have no hesitation in recommending Julian to do work on your Landcruiser, I have always found him to be very knowledgeable and friendly.  Read More…
Chas Spencer
‘Overland Cruisers’ are the ONLY company that we would use for work on our client’s Landcruisers.  Read More…
Matt Richards
I am happy to say that I would thoroughly recommend Julian and his work to anyone, and would be happy to be contacted to verify this.  Read More…
Paul Mills
I have no hesitation in recommending Julian, his knowledege and his workmanship.  Read More…
Graham Smith
I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending, without qualification, Julian and Overland Cruisers to anyone needing work done on their Land Cruiser.  Read More…
Peter Jacques
....the greatest resource you can have is a fully charged telephone and Julian Voelcker's phone number  Read More…
Daniel Dungate
His enthusiasm and knowledge is unrivalled in the UK (or Libya and Morocco as well, BTW). We wish Julian and Overland Cruisers all the very best.  Read More…
Paul Blackburn
I have no hesitation in recommending Julian and Overland Cruisers.  Read More…
Richard Kaad
Julian is the acknowledged heart-surgeon of LandCruisers for good reason; what he doesn’t know is not worth knowing.  Read More…
Barrie Dunbar
A true specialist, I would not hesitate to recommend his services to any Landcruiser owner.  Read More…
Colin Moore
We'll be using Julian again and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him others.  Read More…
Paul Driver
Julian is a master of Landcruisers. He took us from being a couple of novices into knowledgeable mechanics....  Read More…
Charlie & Nina
With an unmatchable knowledge of Land Cruisers and continued support on the road we couldn’t recommend Overland Cruisers more.  Read More…
Martin McGowan
We would recommend Julian to help with pre trip arrangements and servicing.  Read More…
Bob and Anne Finch
I thoroughly recommend Julian as someone who is honest, brilliant at what he does and has your interests closest to his heart.  Read More…
David Gittelson
Julian's knowledge of cruisers is second to none, and I thoroughly recommend him.  Read More…
Andrew Wightman
I highly recommend Julian for his knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm in relation to Land Cruisers  Read More…
Barbara Hawksley
Discovering Julian and his knowledge of the Landcruiser is one of those "at last" moments when you finally discover an expert.  Read More…
Damien J. Hill
I have no hesitation in recommending Julian and Overland Cruisers to all LC owners.  Read More…
Piers Finlayson
I recommend to anyone doing an overland trip in a Land Cruiser to spend some time in the Overland Cruisers workshop.  Read More…
Neil Lister
I was impressed by Julians knowledge, and the suggestions that he made . . . Highly Recommended.  Read More…
Ken Jordan
.........it was Julian's voice that came through on the forums offering excellent advice.  Read More…
Graham Naismith
I drove from my home in Southern Spain up to their workshops in Hereford.....I can definitely say that it was worth the journey.  Read More…
Dave Heppell

JulianVoelcker.pngOverland Cruisers was setup in early 2008 by me, Julian Voelcker.

After several years owning Land Cruisers it became evident that there was very little support in the UK for Land Cruiser owners beyond the dealer network, particularly for the more adventurous owners wanting to go Green Laning in the UK or Overlanding abroad. So in 2003 I setup the European Land Cruiser owners club (see http://www.landcruisers.info) as a meeting place for Land Cruiser owners to discuss problems with their vehicles and plans for their off road adventures.

Whilst running the club and organising play days on Salisbury Plain there would occasionally be requests from owners wanting help with work on their trucks and since I had the tools and space offered to help. I had started stripping cars at the age of 10 and had spent most of my teenage years either working on my own cars or the machinery on the farm where I was brought up so it was great to get back into it.

LandcruiserNoWheels.pngStarting off working on the drive when weather permitted I helped rebuild the axle on a truck heading to Libya and then upgraded the suspension on another heading to Cape Town and so it began. At first it was the odd day here and there but slowly increased to the point where people were leaving their trucks with me for more detailed work.

Inspired by all the overlanding tales, in around 2005 I started the long planning process to do my own trip, naturally more concerned with the truck and equipment for the trip than the actual destination!

LandcruiserInDesert.pngFinally in early 2007 the plans fell into place so after a frantic few weeks sourcing a roof rack, roof tent, split charge system and a fridge as well as borrowing a second roof tent my wife and I and our three children at the time (all girls aged, 7, 6 and 1.5) headed south for a 5 week trip down to and around Morocco.

Despite our lack of preparation we survived the trip and as well as having a great time we learnt a lot along the way, particularly the fact that whilst there is a lot of advice in books and on the web about Overlanding you need to filter it according to your vehicle, your destination and your passengers.

Following the trip, circumstances were changing with my existing web business and then the opportunity arose to locate and then prepare an 80 series for a round the world trip starting with a trip round Africa. My wife always said that I was far happier up to my elbows in grease rather than sitting in front of a computer so I bit the bullet and I took on the project.

LandcruiserInTent.pngWe found a cheap 80 and then started the prep work. I initially used a marquee as a workshop and then in late 2007 moved into some shared workshop space. As word got out it wasn't long before further work started pouring in and the rest, as they say, is history.

Since then we have moved to a farmhouse in Herefordshire and have converted some old Hop Kilns into workshops where I have carried out most jobs on most models of Land Cruiser with customer's trucks heading off to exotic destinations like, South Africa, Morocco, Algeria, Croatia, Russia, South America, Iceland, Australia, etc.

LandcruiserInWorkshop.pngIn addition to preparing and servicing the trucks we are also expanding into sourcing and supplying cheaper Toyota parts, and other Land Cruiser accessories like Intercoolers, Extreme Gearboxes and diff drop kits.