It’s that magical time of year when car-enthused beach bums peel back the tarp, crack open the garage door and set out to strut their surf-rack-touting stuff 4×4 style. And these are not just any 4x4s. No prissy Range Rovers here folks. Let’s be clear, these are amazingly charming, super rugged 4x4s of the old school variety. Defenders and Harvesters and CJs, oh my.
I spotted these Summer loving beauties [above and below] posing on the streets of Montauk, East Hampton and Newport Beach throughout the season. Summer might be a blur in the rearview but maybe these toasty photos will ease the pain.
International Harvester Scout II in Amagansett
A Toyota Land Cruiser LWB Diesel in Newport Beach
A tough as nails Land Rover Defender in Montauk
A super clean Mercedes 230 G in East Hampton
The Harvester inside
The utterly unique 1975 Toyota FJ55 Toyota Land Cruiser Wagon 5
The elegantly simple Jeep CJ5 interior
More of the FJ55 Land Cruiser Wagon 5…what a mug