Check Out These Cool Overlanding Builds From The 2021 SEMA Show

The Toyota Tacoma Tacozilla Camper pickup truck

The Toyota Tacoma took home the mid-size SEMA truc
The Toyota Tacoma took home the mid-size SEMA truck of the year award. | Toyota

Firstly, this Toyota Tacoma model pays tribute to classic Toyota campers from the ’70s and ’80s. The Toyota Motorsport Garage team built this “micro-house” rig. It has a custom-fabricated frame and an aluminum exterior with smooth, rounded surfaces, and it features a unique pass-through opening between the cabin and camper.

The fully-insulated interior has teak sauna-style flooring. It has a full bathroom with a hot-water shower and a kitchen with a stove and sink. The 3D-printed dining table conveniently converts into a backlit piece of wall art.

The “Tacozilla” is one of the coolest things on display at SEMA 2021. The Toyota Motorsports Garage team did very well to capture the ’70s vibes while also making a functional Tacoma camper. We also love the naming choice and think the “Tacozilla” might be a Taco Bell menu item next.


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5. C10 Slayer

Doug DeBerti has a long history of building groundbreaking trucks and his son, Brad now leads the way with some of the designs. Their newest creation is this ’65 Chevy C10 that is completely different from anything we have seen before.

Set with a Scott’s Hotrod’s chassis, the truck is powered by a Whipple supercharged LXS engine that activated the tandem rear axles. The body was completely customized to resemble a wild computer rendering. The bedsides were replaced by fender flares and up front is a pair of flares by Advanced Fiberglass Concepts making for a very distinctive look.

Lance Camper Enduro “Adventure Pass” Overland Camper With VW Atlas

We saw this cool overlanding trailer from Lance Camper a couple of days ago, but it definitely earns an encore in this list. Technically a prototype, this compact trailer can sleep six while also giving them a full bathroom and an outdoor kitchen. To hammer home its easy-to-tow nature, Lance Camper created a beefy Volkswagen Atlas tow vehicle to show it doesn’t take a big truck to have some big adventure.

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3. Lone Ranger Ford

Starting with a long bed ’69 Ford F100 Ranger and a ’72 Econoline roof, the Kyker’s Rod and Custom crew created this full-sized Bronco concept. It tucks a set of 20 and 22-inch Billet Specialties Bonevile wheels with use of a Chris Alston’s Chassisworks frame with Slam Specialties airbags.

Under the hood is a 429ci Big Block with C6 transmission to get it going. The interior is decked out with custom leather upholstery to compliment the PPG Toyota Quicksand paint. This one of a kind vehicle is so different yet so clean!

Toyota Land Cruiser FJ-75 Troopy

There’s more classic Land Cruiser love with this FJ-75, only it’s not carrying a roof top tent. It also rides on a modified suspension and tire combo similar to the FJ-45, but it boasts a pop-top conversion that creates enough room to stand up in the back. It’s compact, classic, and ready for essential off-grid fun.

A custom Toyota Racing Development trailer

The TRD team made a custom trailer out of a Tacoma pickup truck bed. Certainly, the TRD Sport trailer is perfect for short-bed pickups to have some serious extended storage space. It has a remote-operated scissor lift that can raise a platform a few feet out of the bed.

For added fun, TRD included a Yakima four-person tent onboard. The features inside the tent make off-road driving and camping a breeze. A refrigerator, hot water heater, fresh and gray water holding tanks, a sink, and a stove make for the perfect campsite with your Tacoma.

In conclusion, the Toyota exhibit at SEMA 2021 is chock-full of crazy cool stuff. These pickup truck models all do well to show off the many customization options Toyota has made available. With the new Tundra and Tacoma designs on the way, buyers will be looking for a healthy number of options.

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