The Motor exploring adventures evolved from the quest to trace my families origins back in Budapest. It’s an intriguing adventure, which unfolds in the new PressGo book.

Eastern European adventures evolved ever further east, eventually stretching right through to the far eastern shores.

Steve Hotson: Overland Motorxplorer, since 1989
even earlier: by classic car & on foot!
Motor exploring miles covered in vehicles: 1,000,000 + still adding.
Started exploring: officially by moto age 17

Photographer & moto explorer

I’ve spent the last decade exploring and photographing along the Silk Road by van, truck and moto. I’m now writing the Press Go book and sharing my experiences.


From 2020 whilst in lockdown, I had some time to start editing photographs and writing up some of the spontaneous combustions from the roads. Writing and exploring some new formats for publishing the work are in progress.

Regarding Ukraine

The current world turmoil is deeply upsetting for us all. For Ukrainians it is beyond belief.
It’s a country through which I have covered many miles in all directions, often travlleing the width between both borders, west and east. I have experience travelling with the wonderful Ukrainian people, plus in all honesty – the ordinary everyday Russians have also been good to me. Prior to the invasion it was also a relively pleasant and easy country to overland. I will write some more and find ways to also do what I can to help some way in Ukraine, but for now I can just wait and pray for a peacful outcome.

MotoXplorer – trucking

never to old – 40 years between tests

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