The Adventure Northside once again outperformed the previous year in all respects. It took place from 20.-22. September for the fifth time and for the third time on Good Basthorst near Hamburg.
But it seems that not only the fair is getting bigger, but also the vehicles on display. So far, the trucks of the companies Bumo, Kerkamm, 4wheel24 and Moser belonged to the top league of heavyweights. The newcomers to the Northside Active Offroad, Boeckel’s Offroad, Gekkotruck and Emmert vehicles will now join in this.
New was the trade fair theme “Van Life” with numerous exhibits by private builders, who enjoyed chatting about their creative ideas with interested visitors. Some attractive commercial van beautifiers were also on display, including Behl Mobile, Cultmobil and Dünenkerl. A real highlight also Cargo Camper with its flexible expansion elements.
Still in vogue are the off-road versions of the Teardrop trailers, those lightweight small trailers with outdoor kitchen. Canada Gear introduced ProCamp models, and Kulba and wheelhouse were also present with their mini-trailers.
The new Mitsubishi L200 also celebrated its premiere with an off-road chassis from Allrad-Nord. Gethöffer showed a commercial Iuszu D-Max in an extended version with also adapted chassis
An eye-catcher was the American truck classic car from Delta Bags with double-sided slide-out.
As always, the fair offered a variety of roof tents, pickup cabins, camping trailers, expedition vehicles, outdoor equipment and this time a huge program with live music, travel reports, workshops and a survival course.
Particularly strong was the interest in the technical workshops for self-builders where the topics of electric and solar, water and entry stairs (typical truck topic) were treated.
At the end of the three days, most exhibitors were happy and many visitors are already asking for the date of the next Adventure Northside. And that is already certain: 18 to 20 September 2020 back to Gut Basthorst.