The ICON FJ40

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

1977 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser Front

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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Caterham Brutus 750

Caterham-Brutus-750

If this is the first time you’ve seen the new Caterham Brutus 750, it’s probably safe to say that your lower jaw is now resting on your keyboard. Whilst you gather your wits I’ll hit you with all the important numbers, just so we have it all out of the way. It’s fitted with a…

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1977 Yamaha XT500

1977 Yamaha XT500

The Yamaha XT500 is one of those motorcycles that came before its time – it was an ‘adventure bike’ before there really was such a thing and it quickly found a home in races like the Paris–Abidjan-Nice, the Paris-Dakar and races across the Mojave in the US. At its heart the XT500 has a twin valve…

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1943 M3 Half-Track

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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1969 Land Rover IIA Hardtop 2.25

1969 Land Rover IIA Hardtop 2.25 5

This beautiful old 1969 Land Rover IIA Hardtop is powered by the tried and tested 2.25 litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine that kept the the iconic off-roader moving for over 3 decades. The Series IIA model introduced a slew of improvements over the Series I, it was a little longer and a little wider, it had a more powerful engine and was far more driver-friendly inside the cabin.

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2014 F 800 GS Adventure

2014 F 800 GS Adventure 3

This is the new 2014 F 800 GS Adventure, it’s one of the most highly capable off-road touring motorcycles in the world with its brother the F 1200 GS and the British upstart, the Triumph Tiger Explorer XC as its primary competition. There’s a bit of contention as to whether the F 1200 GS or F…

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Piranha Buggy by Edge

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The Piranha Buggy is an offroad racing buggy built by Edge and designed to be built by regular people, in the garages. The buggy comes in the form of both kit and plans, with the plans option giving you the chance to buy separate pieces from the kit, that you don’t have the time to build yourself.

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