So this guy built an all-motor Jeep back in the day.
And I’ll be damned if we’d stopped recording 10 minutes before he told me the story. Even so, Carter Beckworth is the real deal.
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And since I just realized I uploaded our conversation without the usual TGP intro…
Recorded live in a chilly Phoenix garage after the kid went to bed, this is The Gearhead Project.
My guest today is Carter Mercer Beckworth. He’s a gearhead like us living in the great state of Texas. We met back in the earliest days of Adventurist Life when I interviewed him about his beautiful old Land Cruiser, and we’ve kept in touch here and there online ever since.
I’ve always got a good vibe from this guy, but this was actually the first time we’ve ever spoken in real time. You know what I discovered? Despite living very different lives, we have a LOT in common. Much as you can learn about someone online, on Facebook, or forums or whatever, nothing beats a real conversation.
And this was the quintessential campfire conversation—even though I was sitting in a garage next to a space heater 1,000 miles away. Here’s to that eventual campfire chat in the real world.