South African off-roader, Andrew St. Pierre White, takes a stock Land Rover Discovery on what he claims is Southern Africa’s most difficult road, Baboons Pass in Lesotho.
He does the trip with friends in two well-prepared Defender 110s. By the looks of it, it’s not for the faint of heart. Will his stock Discovery make it through without a scratch?
Read more, to see Part 2, below. Read the rest of this entry »
In 1993 three friends from New Zealand set out from Morocco on what would become an eight-year, eleven-part adventure through Africa, the Middle East, India, China, and Mongolia.
In their travels they saw the whole of human experience: war, corruption, but also great festivals, amazing desert cities, and friendly people of all creeds and colors.
These four videos detail their trip. By all evidence, it was epic. Read the rest of this entry »
Speaking of Unimogs, Matt at Expedition Portal wrote a great post the other day about the latest iterations of the iconic line. There are some great wallpaper images there as well. See the post here: The Unimog Grows Up.
I just discovered Motor Trend’s bi-weekly YouTube offering, Dirt Every Day, hosted by Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road’s tech editor, Fred Williams. Here are a couple of episodes in which he takes his recently purchased, $1900, Land Cruiser 80-series off-roading, and then fixes it up for the same amount of money.
I like that they include both kinds of dirt: the off-road kind and the under-the-hood kind. That’s pretty much the reality for most of us who drive, and do whatever maintenance we can, on our trucks.
I look forward to seeing more of their episodes. Find the second video after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
Here’s a great Motor Trend video, reporting from the Unimog Museum in Gaggenau, Germany. They delve into the history of the Mercedes-Benz truck line as well as explain how the trucks actually work. Later they motor a huge Unimog around the proving ground out back.
It’s well worth a watch.