Skip to content Skip to sidebar Skip to footer

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:

When you go bush you enter the territory of our native animals, and for a harmonious relationship it’s best to
The three main types of north are: • Magnetic North - is north as defined by a compass or the
I am now considering the eight speed Amarok auto due out in July I believe. Possible issue: no transfer case/low range. Any thoughts please?
The Freelander 2 has a respectable ground clearance of 220mm, very good for its class. Some bigger 4WDs such as
It's my view everyone should own an OBD scanner, and you can read why on Motofomo. My readers by and
Things to consider when mounting a GPS receiver, laptop computer, or PDA (personal digital assistant, used for moving-map systems) inside
Hello Thanks for having such a useful website, I look forward to your updated book coming out in August. I'm
A reader wrote in to Overlander to thank us for the tyre guide. Unfortunately, the tyre shop fitted the wrong

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.