It is not possible to tell and represent the numberless travels and published tests having as protagonists Autohome original products.
Here is the list of the most important international newspapers names that have been talking about Autohome.
Keep your eyes on them!!
«The second highest lake in the world, 3,600 metres above sea level, encircled by majestic mountains (over 7,500 m) which are snow-capped all the year round. Karakul is a salt lake, it has transparent, blue-green water: in no case we could enjoy the view of the sunset we had from our comfortable Maggiolina»
Miky Fragapane – Desert Scorpion Team
«It is impossible to describe the magic of the Libyan desert. The rock needles are silhouetted against the sky and come out vertically from the sand. People living here five thousand years ago hunted wild beasts which do no more exist and this allows us to particularly enjoy our comfortable Overland: a practically indestructible tent»
“This Holy Mountain is really magic and inspires awe. Aborigines call it Uluru. Tonight, we camp here and tomorrow we are going to leave early, at nightfall. Thank goodness, we only need to turn the handle to close Maggiolina. In case of a tent being on the ground, a decampment by using electric torches would be a big problem”
The Tester – Chris Simons
“The strong subject of these tents is the original idea: in comparison with 1958, now both the materials and the finishing touch have achieved a very high quality level, but what makes difference was and is still the original revolutionary concept. To sum up, it is really difficult to find defects in Autohome tents, also considering the wide range as well as the different solutions and accessories this line consists of”
“Since a lot of years, Maggiolina and Columbus are our “fellow travellers”: the safety we have felt while sleeping raised from the ground was invaluable. These tents are real sleeping rooms, their inner part is very comfortable and the lateral pockets are remarkably functional. Due to their inner height, it is very easy to enter the sleeping bag and change. Even in the ends of the earth, people can feel at home”
“ertical lifting tents, such as Maggiolina or Columbus, are technical masterpieces; instantaneous opening and strength of the hooks allow remarkable safety conditions to be achieved. But when I am on business, I shall often get up on to the car roof to get the best view and for this reason I prefer Overland tent. When the latter is closed (or open) I can freely manoeuvre, since I have two positioning possibilities, so, I can say that this tent has really functional properties.”
“A very important venture! A very long and tiring journey, but every night we slept in a real bed and it was very helpful. The camp can quickly be pitched, under safety conditions and protected from small or big animals.”
After 8500 kms on tracks, off-road and deserts in Hungary, Rumania, Turkey, Syria, Israel and Jordan, the Giusy Concina’s “Middle East By Car” ended in Aqaba, on the Red Sea shore. With her Columbus tent, she crossed Countries being subject to strong political and social tensions, therefore, her adventure-journey had a particular importance.
Paolo Francesco Brunello
“Fortunately, we had Autohome tents on our vehicle roof. This very functional and protected system allows to safely sleep, even in case of intense cold and wind. They are very strong and ensure total comfort and safety conditions. And in the morning, on waking up, it was possible to enjoy a view of the desert in the first daylight: beautiful!”
Stefano Pesarelli e Francesca Guazzo
Majestic natural landscapes, people, boundless savannas and animals have featured this African crossing and by the way, in Ilha de Mocambique, a degree dissertation in architecture related to a protection of environmental historical values has been drawn up.
“In some rare cases and always supported by valid reasons, only a name is enough to create or make images, sensations and emotions live again. Autohome is one of these names: a box of little and great adventures, far and close memories, comfort and rest; I can still smell the sand and hear the silence of the stars.”
Skilled globe-trotter, he is a Columbus Safari owner; in this picture, he is in Algeria during spring 2008. On winter 95, the prestigious honour of First Great Admiral of Latitudini team was conferred upon him.
Experienced traveller and master of survival, he involved his whole family for years in different Tours throughout Africa. Since long time, Woick transformed his passion for adventure in a real occupation.
“Dunes high like mountains during the day and a 5 stars roof at night. I am not jealous of my Maggiolina if most of the times she is the star. On the contrary, I am proud of knowing that the pictures taken already obtained a honour place. On the other hand, the same pictures have also been hung on the walls of my home… When you go to the ends of the earth you never know what to expect. For this reason, it is better to be properly equipped.”
Jean Claude Billau
“I have been utilising Maggiolina from 150 to almost 200 times per year and this since 1996. To date, the total amount of kilometres I rode is equal to more than one million, always on the roof of different Land Rover vehicles I owned since then; the tent is permanently on the car roof 365 days per year. I never had any problem concerning shell or opening mechanism. I suggest all my customers to use this kind of tent for the travels I organise; for comfort and safety, Maggiolina is the best possible equipment.”
Jean Pierre Steinhagen
Ex rally pilot and experienced in African deserts. “We are a team of instructors with a great passion for Africa who put their know-how at disposal of anyone who would like to discover the desert’s landscapes. There is still a few places in which we have not yet arrived, but thanks to Autohome there will be even less.”
From Saharian dunes to Australian deserts, from Iceland geysers to Himalaya top: the “scorpions” are one of the most active groups in foreign countries. They are present as technical supporting team at important world competitions, such as Rain Forest Challenge in Mali; they have planned six Saharian travels and many different places to be visited throughout the whole world.
“Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t know”. Anyone who wants to reach the ends of the earth knows that not only motorways will be waiting for him, but also many dirt roads, impenetrable forests, sandy landscapes and ancient ruts. To make you feel at home in the whole world, Autohome is a great certainty.
“Our target is not only to travel but also to know and interact with the different populations and cultures we meet during our journey, always offering our help and cooperation to anyone who needs it.”
Ronny Stavsholt [Norway]
“Wonderful nights that are impressed in my heart. Sometimes I exaggerate a bit, but when I am to the ends of the earth, there is only a handle that can save me: Maggiolina is my faithful companion. I love it very much!
D. Assandri e L. Oddera – JAMBO
From the meeting between the photographer Diego Assandri and the philosopher Luca “Down the Africa” expedition (Trans- West Africa) takes its origins. From Tangier to Cape Town, 25.000 km throughout the whole Black Continent to bring humanitarian aid in Congo R.D. by means of “Amici per l’Africa” Association. “Houston we have a problem: here children have never been on the moon.”
Richard Rennard, Claudine Donnat e il figlio Franck
Parents are really crazy about 4×4’s, they belong to Saharans’ family and regularly go through the Mediterranean Sea. Car dealers, raiders, trial car enthusiasts, organizers, engineers, co-pilot (Claudine): they know everything about 4×4 vehicles, since the appearance of the latter in France, during 80’s. Franck, one of their children, has given society new dynamism by furtherly developing the preparation activity.
“I like hard work in a simple camp, in clear or dark nights and also when the sandstorm rages. Desert is terrible and merciless, but if you know it, you cannot forget it”
“My work consists of writing and taking photographs of motorcycles in Africa. Desert is nearly always my destination and the tent being on my Toyota roof is my ‘village all inclusive’.”
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“…I do not know what you prefer, but I do prefer Maggiolina. It is a fundamental accessory that allows me to prepare my camp in any weather condition. As the wind is strong, Maggiolina always shows its best features: it does not “lose its composure” and does not break up. Thank you Autohome.”
“Extraordinary images and sensations: from the look of children in the schools of the deserts, to the sand scraping among the teeth”. The roof-tent can really make the difference. In a long raid, it eliminates the stress of the camp and allows to enjoy the sunset till its end. In addition, sleeping up there is wonderful. The important thing is to have the right tent brand: Autohome!”
Alessandro Centofanti e Paolo Pasquato
“Our travels are focussed to introduce the beauties and the cultures of the countries that we will visit, moving in a natural way and with no stress, in total safety but always in contact with the nature and the history of those places”
“…it is nice to wake up every day in a different desert point. And to go out from our tent when dawn breaks, to stretch our arms and legs in the fresh air, to fill free within light and space, to simply breathe, live and be happy for this… This is Pierre Loti’s feeling after a refreshing sleep in his very comfortable tent.
“On the roads of the world: travelling, Land Rover, tent and stove. For me and my friends I organise travels preferably to North. In my garage, ready to use, I have two kinds of tents: Overcamp and Maggiolina.
“…rain, water, wind, storm and rain again. With our tents everything is wonderful all the same, but with something more: the sun at midnight in our hearts.”
“I felt I had to congratulate Autohome. I bought an Airlander and 2 days in the humidity of the woods made me appreciate the perfection of my future home for the week-ends and for the vacations all around the Alps.”
Sonia e Hans Peter (Wetzikon- CH)
“Since 1997 Autohome roof tents are the most reliable bedrooms we have been sleeping in. In any weather condition, we always have a wonderful and comfortable bed, ready in a couple of minutes.”
E. Caruso e L. Tincani
“Up on a gorge with panoramic view on a glacier or in front of an elk weighing 4500 kilograms close to a stream, there are always good reasons to stop and camp. The important thing is to have a Maggiolina. The right product for any situation. Kind regards to everybody”
“…it was very cold, we were in a perfectly closed room: windows, doors and any opening were totally closed and we had no humidity problem. It is really true: the tent fabric is like the highly breathable fabric of our jackets. Maggiolina is in our opinion the best product and we recommend it, absolutely! Bye Bye.”
“Across the Atlantic Ocean by a wooden boat equipped with a dragon head… More than thousand years ago, people should have a particular inward conviction to launch in such an adventure. Nowadays, people can count on the reliable Maggiolina tent, a safety at any latitude, in case of long journeys, at any weather condition, wind, cold, rain.”
On September 25th, 2000 the first BnD expedition to Morocco has started; only one vehicle, two persons, a huge load and a few certainties. It has been a great success above all in human terms and many other expeditions followed the first one. In a few years we succeeded in reaching many countries: sometimes bringing a few boxes of medicines, pens or work books, but always and directly in the hands of those who needed them.
Any Soares di Capoverde e Daniele Benzi di Milano
“Our team is composed of graphics and photographers who love our job and push us with the right quantity of creativity and curiosity to discover always new ways.
The magic forces dominating the reign of Nordic legends seem to have inspired our trip up to the point in which the last sun ray appears. It is wonderful!”
Experienced raider who has been owning Maggiolina for about 15 years
“A wonderful place at the boundaries with Algeria. Spire roofs and wonderful king-posts of sandstone where it is very easy to get lost. Very small passages, with very soft sand. A show that shall not be missed. Anything that moves on sand annoys me: with Maggiolina I solved my problem.”
“Photographer for over twenty years dedicating great passion and commitment to his work in nature photography. His photographs have earned him more than 180 awards abroad, winning photographic contests in Argentina, Austrian, Belgium, Canada, China, Croatia, Germany, Great Britain, India, Indonesia, Holland, Republic of San Marino, Scotland, Singapore, Usa, Vietnam. Among all, it is standing out the Grand Prix of the Trierenberg Austrian Super Circuit, the largest annual salon of photography on the globe.”