19 Aug 2018
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Volunteers Needed 

INDUSTRY NEWS -NORTH QUEENSLAND MARINE DEBRIS CLEANUP

Tangaroa Blue are calling on volunteers for their next big cleanup of Chilli Beach, a beautiful stretch of coastline that is a 4X4 favourite, and a magnet for collecting marine debris.

 

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Cape York Water Crossings 

By Serika McBride

With the first part of our Cape York episode about to start this weekend, let’s talk about water crossings. As scary as they may look, a few pointers will have you getting safely to the other side and on your way to the tip.

The main thing to remember is that any successful crossing is based on preparation and common sense.

You sleep better when you're camping - It's official
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SUMMER CAMPING TIPS 

By Ian Glover

It’s that time of the year when families start thinking about camping over the Christmas break; thinking about that idyllic campsite, with either the surf pounding on the beach, or the river gurgling over rapids as the evening lullaby. Steaks and seafood on the barbecue plate, sunscreen and salt spray…ah, that’s the life! Here are some tips to make sure the reality matches the dream …

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Issue 006 – What’s inside? 

Pat Callinan’s 4X4 Adventures magazine keeps going from strength to strength, now going into issue 006! Between the covers, 198 pages are chock-full of inspiring trips, handy tips and informative reviews. We’re even throwing in a great Fraser Island DVD and a MR4X4 air freshener for nix! Talk about a great deal!

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SATPHONE OR S**T PHONE? 

By Ian Glover:
On the road, we’ve all be in the position where one of the party can read e-mails or make calls on his/her mobile phone while the rest of us are staring at a completely unresponsive, no-signal mobile. (Or hopefully, we are the one with the phone and email reception!). And unfortunately, the same thing can happen with Satphones …

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Worth waiting for 

By Ian Glover

Toyota is about to release a vehicle that will have everyone asking ‘What’s taken them so long?’ On sale from late September, the LC79 double cab – latest iteration of the proven and popular 70 Series Cruiser – will be priced from just under $64,000 and, make no bones about it so to speak, will sell faster than Viagra in a retirement village.

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Sad news at the Pink Roadhouse 

By Ian Glover:
Adam Plate, who owned and ran the iconic Pink Roadhouse at Oodnadatta with wife Lynnie for close on 40 years, died last week while competing in Targa Adelaide. Adam was killed when his Mitsubishi Evo VII hit a tree and rolled three times. Motorsport was his passion, and he had competed in the event before.

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Don’t be a snow Bunny! 

By Ian Glover

Well, the ski season is well and truly upon us, and what a great season it is. However, we suspect the New South Wales and Victorian police probably have their own name for it; possibly something like ‘sucker season’ or perhaps, in the words of the immortal Elmer Fudd, ‘wabbit (as in bunny) season’. Whilst the skiers and snow-boarders in the office understand only too well the temptation to hasten things along a bit to maximise your time on the slopes, knowing you’ve earned yourself a speeding ticket could very well take the gloss off the weekend, and there are other reasons for taking things quietly as well …  particularly when you’ve reached snow country.

 

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WHY OWN A 4WD? 

By Ian Glover

You wouldn’t have to be Stephen Hawkins to realise that we’re keen on 4WDs here; not for us sports cars, buzz-boxes or limos, under any circumstances. Now all of us – and this includes you, the reader – choose 4x4s over anything else for different reasons. Some may prize the heavy duty construction compared with standard passenger cars; just the thing to cope better with the demands and varying road conditions of long distance touring. Others may want sand ability so they can get to that mad fishing spot; still others may want another diff and low range to reach a magnificent campsite high in the Vic Alps.