Looks like it just rolled off the showroom floor.
West County Explorers Club
This is one of my favorite Camel Trophy videos. It takes place in 1988 on the Indonesian Island of Sulawesi. It also shows a bit of the driver training in England. Great footage.
See the rest of the videos after the jump.
A new year brings new adventures. As you go about planning your trips, I thought you might like to see how we prep for ours. If you have any trip prep tips to share, please add a comment. Thanks.
Are you afraid of the dark?
Great for any Emergency
(Not a scratch and sniff)
Answering the most important questions first
Via West County Explorers Club: This looks like a great trick for winching a truck that’s pinned against a tree or rock.
In a nutshell, here’s how it works. Turn the front wheels toward the object you’re pinned against. Take the slack out of the winch cable. Put the truck in reverse. It will pull against the cable and crab sideways away from the obstacle.
In the video, the guy reverses while winching forward, which I imagine only works in slippery conditions.Has anyone tried this?
Via West County Explorers Club: Here’s a great trick for getting extra leverage out of your wrenches. Uploaded by YouTube user, WheeliePete.
via West County Explorers Club: Here’s a dealer commercial for the 1973 Grand Wagoneer. Things were definitely simpler then. The narrator enthusiastically states that the rear seat is standard, not an optional extra.
It’s funny to look back at the history of the SUV. On this full-time 4-wheel-drive system, the lock-out for the center differential was in the glove box!
via West County Explorers Club: This looks like quite a nice rarity, a fully restored 1971 Land Rover Series IIA 109, that’s been re-powered with an intercooled Cummins 4BT turbo diesel engine. In addition to the…
Finding inspiration for the adventure traveler
Thick leather and oversized snaps have proven to be 100% reliable and the shape has literally moulded to . . . the Land Cruiser’s seat.
via West County Explorers Club: Vincent Urban and his crew of friends have just finished another journey, this time through South America. Last winter I posted his first big video, a beautifully shot and edited Land Rover tour through Asia. This is one equally great. Go Vincent! And thanks again for the tip, Greg!