Monthly Archives: January 2016

Highland Photo Safaris

Highland Photo Safaris

If you think of the best places to see spectacular scenery in the UK, Scotland must rank near the top of the list. This small country has a diversity of…

Adventure Northside 2015

Adventure Northside 2015

Last October saw the launch of a brand new event, the likes of which had never before been seen in Central Europe. Entitled Adventure Northside, it featured two pastimes that…

A UTV for Overlanding

A UTV for Overlanding

Put your hand up if you know what a UTV is. Very good, go to the top of the class/useless, go and stand in the corner … delete as…

Ruby the Landy – Around the World

Ruby the Landy – Around the World

We are Jen, Gav and Ruby the Landy, and in May 2016 we will be embarking on the trip of our lives – driving around the world! We are both…

Understanding electronics: Part 1

Understanding electronics: Part 1

Penned by resident technical adviser “Assassin”, the first of a three part article about vehicle electronics. Part 2 to follow 01-03-16, Part 3 01-04-16…

Vehicle communications – the pros and cons of CB / two way radios

Vehicle communications – the pros and cons of CB / two way radios

One topic always crops up amongst 4×4 owners – vehicle communications. This in turn invariably leads on to “which system is best?” Here follows some advice…

Winter driving – do’s & dont’s

Winter driving – do’s & dont’s

With Christmas and the New Year celebrations well and truly behind us, we should be looking forward to the Spring and warmer temperatures, but for some the worst of the…

“Eifel Rallye Festival 2016” celebrates the return of Group B

“Eifel Rallye Festival 2016” celebrates the return of Group B

It’s ironic that I should pen an article on Group B rally cars (a category in the World Rally Championship from 1982-1986 that saw the introduction of…

Group B – world rallying’s finest period?

Group B – world rallying’s finest period?

For myself and many others who love their motorsport, the very pinnacle of the world rallying scene was the early 1980s when a category known as Group B was born…

An absolute bargain off-roader – if you have the cash to spare!

An absolute bargain off-roader – if you have the cash to spare!

The terrain in Russia can be very extremely unforgiving. Whilst competing in the Mini-Ladoda Trophy some ten years ago, I personally experienced the vehicle-enveloping traits of the swamps…

Driving and mobile phones – a deadly combination?

Driving and mobile phones – a deadly combination?

Most is not all EU nations now prohibit use of handheld electronic devices whilst driving, yet virtually every time you take to the road, you’ll see at least…

Adventure before Dementia

Adventure before Dementia

Adventure before Dementia Looking for a very different sort of holiday? A new book follows two ‘Grey Nomads’ taking the ultimate road trip around Australia in a motor home…