1968 Land Rover Series IIA

This 1968 Land Rover Series IIA is probably one of the nicest non-museum examples to be found anywhere in the world, it was fully restored in 2003 to original factory specifications and it now looks exactly as it did when it rolled off the end of the production line in Solihull. Originally patented by the…

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Camel Trophy 1991 – Tanzania & Burundi

I’ve been making my way through all of the available Camel Trophy documentaries by year, last week I posted the hour-long Madagascar Camel Trophy event from 1987 and so in keeping with the Africa theme I decided to feature the Tanzania/Burundi Trophy event from 1991. If you happen to have the original VHS tapes from…

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Camel Trophy 1987 – Madagascar

This hour long documentary covers the 1987 Camel Trophy held on the island of Madagascar, most of the competitors were driving Range Rover Classics as it was before the 1989 release of the Land Rover Discovery, the model that would go onto be used exclusively until the competition closed down in 1998 (click here to…

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The ICON FJ40

The ICON FJ40 is an automotive reboot of sorts, the engineering team at ICON took the traditional Toyota FJ40 and stripped it back to its bare essentials, then they went over it part by part and asked themselves how they could make it better, faster, more reliable and more modern. ICON have been working on…

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1977 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser

The Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser is one of those iconic 4x4s that holds a place alongside the Willys Jeep and the Land Rover Series I in the hallowed, slightly muddy halls of the off-road vehicle hall of fame. Toyota first started making 4x4s in 1941 when the Imperial Japanese Army found an old Bantam Mk…

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1985 Audi Quattro Sport SWB Coupé

The Audi Quattro Sport SWB Coupé was a car originally introduced in 1984 by Audi for homologation purposes, all in all they produced 214 of them but only an estimated 164 were ever delivered to customers. The all-alloy, 5 cylinder turbo-charged engine was capable of producing 302hp in road trim and well over 450hp when…

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Audi Quattro S1 Wallpaper

Ernest Hemingway once said “auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports, all the others are games.” – I suspect that if he’d ever had the chance to see the Audi Quattro S1 in action his belief in that sentiment would be reinforced ten fold. This Audi Quattro S1 Wallpaper is…

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1943 M3 Half-Track

When it comes to a weekend off-roader, I’m at a loss to think of anything cooler than a World War II era M3 Half-Track. The M3 pictured here is an original 1943 unit, it’s been fully restored and is now listed as being parade ready, but I say to hell with that. It’d be a sin to own this and not get it at least a little muddy.

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Dust to Glory – Rally Baja 1000

This film, Dust to Glory – Rally Baja 1000, is a fantastic look at the world famous Baja 1000 desert race. It’s an event that officially start in 1967 and was originally called the “NORRA Mexican 1000 Rally”, the first event was held on the 31st of October and the start line was set up in Tijuana, Baja California. The winning team were driving a Meyers Manx VW Beetle based buggy and they completed the course in 27 hours 38 minutes.

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