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  1. This is such a brilliant site I won't bang on about it, hope to see a few people there! Entry is £25 to members, £5 or £15 to join up on the day (or join online in advance to save doing paperwork on the gate). Full details, permitted vehicles, etc.: http://www.shirelrc.com/event/play-day-bunny-lane-romsey/ Last time we had everything from a buggy on SIMCA portals to a Disco 4 and they all had a great time!
  2. 17th-18th June - Seven Sisters, Wales Miles and miles of off-roading of all forms, form gentle freelander-friendly tracks & trails to horrible mud bugs, rocks, deep water, THE WATERFALL, etc. A fun punch-hunt to keep you entertained, with punches ranging from easy to eviiiiiil Camping at the excellent Dan Yr Ogof Showcaves campsite (good facilities, HOT showers, excellent pub over the road, hot & cold running spanners on site, full electric & water hookups for caravanists) Just about the biggest & bestest off-road site in the UK for all vehicles & abilities Families & dogs welcome The usual friendly Shire LRC marshals & team on hand Teas & coffees on-site for a donation in the charity box Portaloos on-site For each Summer Sisters ticket sold, £5 will go to the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. Full details & online booking at www.7Sisters.co.uk PLEASE READ: If you are camping, please book through ShireLRC, don't just turn up at the campsite (they reserve a separate area for the event and booking separately confuses everyone) We cannot accept people turning up "on the day" without a booking, either for the arena or for the campsite. We always get enquiries about quads/bikes etc. so here's the rules. Any questions please contact us! Closing date for bookings is the Thursday before the event Some flavour from previous events: Or for the madder ones:
  3. Hello All,I have recently accepted a job in Antananarivo, Madagascar, and would like to ship a 4x4 out with me so that I can explore the island. I will be working in the capital, where the roads are OK. The main roads out to the provincial capitals are tarmac and OK but the majority of the island is covered by dirt roads that disintegrate into a muddy mess during the rainy season. I will also likely do some driving on the beach on surf trips. Below is an image from a typical rural road, taken in 2015: I am based in London. Importing a RHD vehicle into Madagascar is illegal, so I need a LHD. For some reason Freelanders seem to be very cheap in LHD configuration here in the UK (maybe they are easy to convert?) When I say "very cheap" I mean half the price of equivalent age and mileage Mitsubishi or Toyota 4x4s in LHD. I am hoping for some advice from the experienced members on this forum - basically, what car should I buy, and what modifications would give me the biggest bang for my buck in terms of improvement in off-road capability? Below are five of my considerations when buying: Budget is around £4000. This would include any modifications I might need to make to the vehicle to ensure it is ready to go off-road (i.e. buying larger tyres, snorkel, any suspension raise etc.) It has to be LHD (this is Malagasy law). So no importing a UK RHD sadly. Also, I hear that converting most 4x4s from RHD to LHD is a complete pain, and likely to waste most of my budget. The more seats the better. Ideally I'd like 6 or 7, or some sort of bench arrangement in the back. Folding seats with lots of storage space would be great to load up on camping supplies. This is one of the factors pushing me towards a Mitsubishi Pajero / Shogun or a Toyota Land Cruiser rather than a Freelander, but I imagine a Defender or Discovery might also have more room? Also means a Suzuki Jimny or similar is out of the question. Diesel or petrol makes little difference. Fuel economy also doesn't matter too much as fuel is cheap out there. AC is borderline essential as it's bloody hot out there! I guess the overall question is: if I buy a LHD Freelander for £2000, and spend £2000 on it, will I be able to get it up to a suitable off-road standard? Or is there a more suitable type of Land Rover (like an old Discovery) that I should hunt around for in LHD configuration? Or should I scrap the Land Rover idea altogether and go for a Japanese 4x4 (Shogun / Pajero / Hilux / Land Cruiser / L200)? Before people say this is a crazy budget: in 2006 a friend and I drove a 1973 Land Rover Series III 88' from London down to Liberia in West Africa...and that only cost us £900! Story of that journey can be found here: http://polosbastards.com/west-africa-monrovia-or-bust/Any advice much appreciated!
  4. Overlanders/4x4 camping meet. Brecon Beacons. May 6-8th Maybe of interest to a good few here,, A overland/4x4 camp meet weekend being held in the Black Mountains of South Wales, taking place over the weekend of the 6-8th of May. Should be of interest to anyone into vehicle dependant overland travel, or those who simply love camping in the big outdoors Looks to have plenty of things to do/planned to keep the whole family happy. Link to event website http://thebigoutdoors.org/
  5. 4x4Crazy

    All Makes 4x4 Show

    The All Makes 4x4 Show is being held at Billing Aquadrome, Northampton on 3-5 May. See calendar for more info.
  6. Hull 4x4 Club annual jamboree at Robin Hoods Bay Date : August 2rd-4th 2013 Price : £25 for sunday off road site access includes T-shirt + camping Organiser : Dav (07932 155602) The two day Hull 4x4 annual Jamboree, the highlight of our year will once again be held at Robin's Hoods bay and all are welcome. Friday 2nd arrival at camp site and setup, before heading to the local Pub for some well deserved refreshments of good Pub Grub and Real Al Saturday morning is an early rise (for some) for organised green lanning trips on some of the best lanes in North Yorkshire. Groups will depart all during the morning so there will be no rush for those that will inevitably prefer a sleep in. Routes from novice up to some of the most challenging in the country. Saturday evening we return to the camp site for a Mega BBQ, the GIANT JENGA championship and some beer. On Sunday morning there will be Access to the North Yorkshire Off Road Site with Hunt the Punch and Gate Trial. Trophies will be awarded for the winner of the two competitions and for the Best Week-End Moment and Plank of the Year. This is always a great family event suitable for children of all ages, even wives and partners. Guests are always welcome and I think make the week-end extra special so please post the details to any other forums you visit.
  7. It’s all about dust, sweat and gears! In October 2013 the sixth Elephant Charge will take place in the Zambian bush raising funds for wildlife conservation. This year promises to be the biggest and best yet……… Originally inspired by the Kenyan Rhino Charge this fun-filled, family event takes nerve! 4x4 enthusiasts are challenged to the brink, racing around a thrilling course in the Zambian bush against the clock, the GPS and not to mention the other adrenalin-fuelled competitors. The most daring team will complete all of the check-points in the shortest distance, winch up cliffs and down ravines to claim the much prized trophy. The event demands stamina and navigational skills as well as the ultimate team tactics. But it’s not just for the rush that these eager “Elephant Chargers” do it. It’s for the wildlife too. Organised by a committee of dedicated volunteers, in 2012 the Elephant Charge raised over $80,000 for conservation charities in Zambia, mainly promoting environmental education in local communities. With one of the highest deforestation rates in the world and the constant threat of poaching, this event provides much needed support for vital conservation and community support work in Zambia. Come and see for yourself on 26 October 2013. Entries now open at: www.elephantcharge.org http://www.facebook.com/groups/110411865672507/ Contact: info@elephantcharge.org
  8. It's time for another weekend of off-roading in sunny* Wales. Mud, water, rocks, trees, all that good stuff for all abilities & vehicle types. - All are welcome, if you're not a ShireLRC member you can join on the booking form - All vehicles welcome as long as they have MOT & insurance - Campsite has hard-standing & electric/water hookups for caravans, plus pitches for tents. If you've not been, the facilities are excellent. - We'll have portaloos and tea/coffee on-site during the day. - As usual we will be putting cards out and running a fun "photo challenge" (like a punch-challenge but you have to take photos). Book your tickets via the website and come and have a couple of great days off road fun! Full details & booking form on the website: www.shirelrc.com/7s/seven/ Photos from the previous outing are on Flikr here For each Seven Sisters ticket sold, £5 will go to the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. * = Maybe.
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