So I was at the main Toyota dealer in Adelaide today (which is pretty cool as these things go imo, for a small city like ours anyway)
At the risk of invoking the ire of my stateside Land Cruiser owning fellows, whom don’t even seem to get the option of a factory sub tank. I’ve decided that the standard 50L/11 gal sub tank is just not going to cut it, for what we want to do.
In commemoration of the anniversary of the Coffee Royal incident. The All 4 Adventure lads have put up a free stream of the episode from series 6 where they journey to the crash site.
So, I happened to be on a site that a certain Jalopnik writer seems to getting some of his ‘inspiration’ from lately.
Luckily the rain had eased by day break. We awoke to find Dolphins playing in the bay. No rushing this morning, coffee, bacon and eggs. Have a look at the map, make a plan.
With my body clock primed from the previous day’s early start I awoke early, I had to check three different clocks to convince myself of the time, as even when it got to 0530 it was still totally pitch black. You forget how dark it can get in the bush. I caught the sun coming up over the sea.
So, I was reading this free mag, which the ‘Aussieness’ of the writing grates a bit with me, but hey, it’s free so no complaints. It also has a comparison between a D4, 200 LC and a
Armada Y62 Patrol, raising the interesting question of it all being too easy these days. Of course if you want to see a 200 series pushed…
Well the All 4 Adventure boys finally made it out of the bush and discovered... The Internet!
So I guess the thing that ties us together here, is the desire to explore, and have new experiences. It doesn’t matter what you do it with, car, truck, bike, boat, whatevs. It’s just a tool for a job really. What if you had managed to make this your life, the quest to find new places and experiences?
I love rally. I have always loved rally and probably always will. However I am not blind to the fact it is not what it once was (insert your favourite motorsport category here, as this probably applies there too. Hello Touring Cars!).
UPDATE: I said the right shovel was important! Expect Andrew to trade that little thing in when he makes it over to Oz...
Their words, not mine. However these slick infomercials from Ford on the Ranger are pretty watchable.
Just a reminder that the reasons we are drawn to these places, remoteness, solitude. Can also have appeal for people with the wrong motives...
Let’s not forget all car companies have done bad things, and all, have also, done good things...
I have nothing to add to ‘fabrication week’ here on O&E :) However, here is the rest of the Cruiser service.
Slightly dismayed about the G-Wagen’s slide from understated, credible, quality (as opposed to luxurious) 4x4, to a blinged up parody of itself?
Caster correction bushes on the 105.
Well, that’s it. ‘Pack her up boyz’ Dakar Rally is done for another year.
So part 2 of the second marathon stage brought plenty more action. Another shortened stage, due to flooding (they get mad weather here, hey?), it was still to pack a few punches.