About

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About

South to North Land Cruisers is owned by Ian Westmoreland. An adventurer at heart, Ian travels the globe in search of new experiences and vintage Land Cruisers. 

Ian and his team are seasoned experts, having acquired a multitude of Land Cruisers through the years, know exactly what they are looking for and have the logistical support to execute the entire sourcing and import process from start to finish.

About Ian:
I was born in Oregon where I grew up on a farm in the early 1970‘s. In the late 1970's my family moved to Eugene, Oregon where I spent my school years. In 1979 my family traveled to Japan where my grandfather was working as an engineer. We spent three months living in Japan, this put the travel bug in me for life! In 1991 when I was just seventeen years old I got my first Land Cruiser, a 1987 FJ60 with 40,000 miles on it. This was also my first 4wd. I took my first road trips as an adult in this truck up and down the west coast of the United States from Los Angeles to Seattle and I also learned to off-road in it. This planted some seeds within me and adventures to come later in my life. 

In 1996 I moved to Jackson, Wyoming where I owned a landscape company for nineteen years. My company was seasonal allowing me to travel in the winter months as well as work on trucks in the off season. I have been an outdoor enthusiast my entire life enjoying activities like kayaking, snowboarding, surfing, rock climbing, backpacking, rafting, fishing and more! Land Cruisers get me out to destinations to pursue these activities! I am a well versed Land Cruiser mechanic having performed work on my own trucks for more than a decade. I can also fabricate, weld and I have done a number of frame off restorations and custom built trucks.

In 2009 after having spent the last few winters traveling overseas to countries like Australia and Colombia I decided to prepare my 2004 Toyota Tacoma and drive it to Panama. Over the next four months, I drove more than 15,000 miles through Latin America with the final destination being Santa Catalina, Panama. All but two weeks on this trip was spent camping out of the back of the truck. More than a month was spent in Panama before driving back to the United States. I enjoyed this method of travel so much the following winter I did another drive down to Panama and back in that same Tacoma.

In the summer of 2016, I decided to prepared my 2000 Toyota UZJ100 Land Cruiser for another drive south. After the build (which took about six months), I sold all of my possessions, moved out of my house and took off driving south. Once I reached Panama I turned around again and drove back to the USA. On this trip, I again covered more than 15,000 miles over the course of five months and I spent a lot of those miles hunting for Land Cruisers.

Since this time I have founded South to North Land Cruisers and can be found either up here in the USA working on Land Cruisers or overseas hunting for good trucks to import back up here.