Since 1998, our unique course in Connecticut has been the backbone of Overland Experts. Bruce Elfström, former CEO of OEX, built the course with a vision of quickly exposing clients to a complete range of off-road driving conditions. All together it consists of hundreds of acres, with varying terrain including mud, rock, topsoil, clay, water, and sand.
Contrary to what one might think, we have gone to great lengths to ensure our Connecticut locations have areas that simulate mountain and desert terrain not naturally present in the state. Groups that have frequented desert areas continue to choose OEX knowing we have the ability to mimic any environment in the world at any time no matter which location you train at.
In Connecticut we have multiple areas at our disposal. The first is a purpose-built course of high-density obstacles that is arranged for optimal training progress with limited down-time. The second, for our industrial clients, is our sand quarry of hills, dunes, basins, and rocky cliffs. This area mimics desert driving and allows us to build the obstacles we need in mere hours. The third, for our military clients, is a military range with a variety of trails, from natural wet lowlands to natural high elevation dry rock, gravel, and sand.
While other 4×4 businesses use public lands, our locations are private, and their environmental protection is central to their design. Learn and make mistakes here; it can be isolated and controlled. The course design also allows for more learning in less time, as down-time can be minimized and distractions from the public are non-existent.