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Alfa Romeo 4C – what IS that?

When you think high-end sports cars, don’t forget about the Alfa Romeo 4C “What IS that?” That’s one of the phrases you’re most likely to hear when you’re driving around in an Alfa Romeo 4C. “Beautiful car!’ is another one – on one memorable occasion, called out by a passing pedestrian as we cruised through […]

How would you recover this?

So if you had two 4x4s with winches, 8 Maxtrax, a lot of winch ext straps, several shovels, 10 people and a coffee pot, how would you recover this? That’s the question I asked on my Facebook Page, and many of the responses were just pure gold…. MadMatt 4wd What type of coffee is it […]

8 ways to annoy someone packing a 4×4

There’s usually one person responsible for packing a touring 4×4. Don’t upset them. DO YOU WANT TO make the person packing the car angry? It’s easy, just try these top tips: 1. Is it…? “Have you packed the…?”“Yes it’s in the back.” <5 minutes later> “What about the …?”“Yes, it’s in the back!” 2. Repack […]

6 excellent reasons not to feed wildlife

It’s so tempting to feed wild animals, but there’s many reasons why you shouldn’t. HERE ARE five reasons to simply watch wild animals from afar and not tempt them with food: 1. Animals might starve – if enough people feed wild animals then their population becomes dependent on human food. When that food source is removed […]

The 4WD of the Decade

There is a vehicle I’ll pick for 4X4 of the Decade, but overall the decade just gone was less significant that the period 2000-2009.  Back in 2000,  the Pajero proved that fully independent suspension and a monocoque-ish chassis could indeed work offroad, and then halfway through the decade Land Rover really raised the bar for […]

Why camp?

Why would you bother spending money on a 4WD, more money on gear and then put up with the discomfort of camping? It’s a good question.  But as tens of thousands of people do it, then there must be a reason.  Actually, there’s quite a few. The first one is freedom to explore.  In a […]

Why not me?

Why can’t I leave my mark? Tens of thousands of years ago our ancestors wrote on rocks, shifted nature around to make dwellings and generally acted just as they pleased. Even a couple of hundred years ago people emblazoned their initials into trees, and now we protect those engravings as precious history. But today we’re […]

The 5 Greatest 4×4 Lies

You don’t even believe them yourself, but you say these 4×4 lies anyway. GENERALLY, 4X4 people are good people. They tend to be self-reliant, outgoing, adventurous and as travel widens the mind, open-minded. But in specific situations they are also outright liars. We say these things, and half the time we are trying to convince […]