Home Life’s too short for boring cars

Life’s too short for boring cars

I’m Robert Pepper, a journalist specialising in 4X4s, sports cars, towing and camping. This is my professional site where you can find out more about what I do and check out some of my work – I make videos, write books, blogs and articles, and maintain an active Facebook page. Here’s my latest writings:

I have produced a lot of content explaining how towing works; what the weights are, what causes sway, offroad driving
Want Internet access when travelling? Or maybe you need it but don't want it? Back in the day, a mere
Hi Robert,Love your work – always straightforward, very informative and without fluff. You have covered some of this in your
Car shows have been around since shortly after the invention of the car and their longevity is testament to their
There's plenty of mistakes made on racetracks, and they can end up rather expensive or painful. So I'm analysing a
If you drive on a racetrack for racing, hotlapping, HPDE, track days, sprints or whatever then it's a good idea
Question from a reader - given identical towcars, would a front-drive car (FWD) be different to a rear-drive (RWD) or
Every car is different, be that say a Hyundai i20N vs an i30N, let alone that i20N vs a Lotus

And more about what I do:


My YouTube Channel is where I create videos explaining how things work, techniques to use and plenty more. It’s a bit different to the average automotive channel. I don’t do hyped-up enthusiasm, insincere product promotions or gush about awesomeness. I also interview people with interesting things to say for my webinar series.


I’m proud of my Facebook page where a small but loyal group of people interested in my work discuss all sorts of related topics. It’s a tough crowd at times, so knowledgeable but fair.


I’ve written two calculators, one for towing weights and the other for tyre sizes.


I’ve written four books, and you can find more about each of them on this site:

The 4WD Handbook – a very comprehensive book on offroad vehicles, covering how they work and lots of different driving techniques.

The 4WD Glovebox Guide – designed as a field reference for offroaders on trips, covering key driving techniques and instructions such as tyre repair. The Glovebox Guide complements the 4WD Handbook which is more detailed.

4WD Treks Close to Melbourne – describes twenty offroad trips accessible to all levels of driver and vehicle, each of which is less than two hour’s drive from Melbourne’s CBD.

GPS Vehicle Navigation in Australia a specialised offroad navigation book.