Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tractor Tractor - the final destination: Antartica

Google Search: Manon Ossevoort
Nine years ago (2005) Manon Ossevoort departed The Netherlands heading South for Africa.
Her mode of transport was not a classic expedition prepared Land Rover or a Land Cruiser Troopy, rather a Tractor!

This vehicle has certainly been one of the most unusual overland vehicles yet to complete a Trans-Africa trip - yet her overland travels were not complete... Manon was aiming for the Antartic.
Africa overland with a tractor!
Finally on December 9th, 2014, she reached her destination driving a Massey-Ferguson tractor.
Manon Ossevoort - Daily Mail UK Photo



Congratulations Manon on achieving a dream and persevering to achieve it!

Additional Reading:
Tractor Tractor

Friday, November 21, 2014

Product Review: LED Flexible Strip Light

Do you hard-wire your LED light solution to your 4wd overland tourer or do you prefer the flexibility to move the LED strip around the vehicle for the optimum brightness in the right places?

I have LED light strips that are static (permanently wired) at the rear of my vehicle but don't have any lighting under the awning or in the roof top tent. I recently had an open discussion with Daniel from Expedition Center to discuss my challenge and attempt to find the right lighting solution, within my budget to meet my needs, which included external vehicle lighting, possible tent interior and brightness controls.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Trip Report: Fraser Island 2014

Known as the worlds largest sand island, Fraser Island, off the coast of Queensland, Australia is one of Australia's iconic 4wd destinations... It's a destination for the whole family with enough activities to keep everyone entertained.
Here's an update on my newbie experience of Fraser Island...
Pajero & Prado at the Maheno Wreck


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Lizzybus.com arrive home...

After five years of overland adventures, David & Jayne (Lizzybus.com@lizzybus1) have arrived back in England having driven around the world.  Press coverage of their return has been fantastic with a number of newspapers reporting on their arrival home.

Birmingham Mail posted an interesting article with a neat photo album.
Birmingham Mail Article & Photos
BBC Midlands posted the following interview on Facebook:




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Sunday, October 19, 2014

2014 Sydney 4wd & Adventure Show

Hema Maps Vehicle
The 2014 Sydney 4wd & Adventure Show was held this past weekend. It's been two years since I last attended the show (and got to meet Gareth & Kirsty from Aussie Overlanders)  so I was keen to meet a few more interesting people and to check what the 4wd market was doing.
The popular online magazine 'Unsealed 4x4 - where the adventure begins' were the primary sponsors. I had a quick chat with the new editor Matthew Scott and was encouraged to hear about the growth of the online magazine and the emphasis on good content.

It was tough leaving the car park as it was filled with a few unique vehicles, excellent modifications and many tried&tested overland tourers.
Unimog's always attract attention...