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Click ot view the Life in the Slow Lane. article.

Life in the Slow Lane.

I started writing a monthly column in Land Rover World in the Autumn of 2006. Here are all of them.
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Click ot view the Trouble with the Porsche. article.

Trouble with the Porsche.

My son, Will, borrowed the Skoda and left me with his Porsche. It broke leaving just the venerable 1948 Land Rover for daily use.
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Click ot view the The best laid plans. article.

The best laid plans.

A proposed trip to Libya falls foul of cuts in funding.
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Click ot view the Family Heirlooms. article.

Family Heirlooms.

A one owner, barn find, offers a mate a lovely old Series 2 on a plate.
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Click ot view the A Mini Adventure. article.

A Mini Adventure.

A Country drive in the 1948 Land Rover heralds the start of Spring.
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Click ot view the Farewell to an old friend. article.

Farewell to an old friend.

An unusual end to a 50 year old engine.
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Click ot view the A Tyre-ing weekend. article.

A Tyre-ing weekend.

The treat of a new set of tyres for the Carawagon.
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Click ot view the Childhood fantasies. article.

Childhood fantasies.

Just why do we all love our Land Rovers?
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Click ot view the Shower Proof. article.

Shower Proof.

Never leave home on an adventure, without a shower!
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Click ot view the Staff of Life. article.

Staff of Life.

A trip to the remote Gilf Kebir for Christmas.
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Click ot view the Money matters. article.

Money matters.

Dodgy deals at the border......
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Click ot view the Carbon Free. article.

Carbon Free.

Nothing new in an Eco Friendly Range Rover.
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Click ot view the Arresting developments. article.

Arresting developments.

The importance of not being arrested!
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Click ot view the Cruising the Mediterranean. article.

Cruising the Mediterranean.

A long Ferry ride around the Med.
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Click ot view the One best forgotten. article.

One best forgotten.

An old Landy lies forgotten in a far off country.
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Click ot view the Ripe for restoration. article.

Ripe for restoration.

Where are they now?
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Click ot view the Easter Break. article.

Easter Break.

Easter, and the first signs of good weather have a strange effect on people!
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Click ot view the The Outback Challenge. article.

The Outback Challenge.

Grown men doing silly things in Morocco.
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Click ot view the The magic of a V8. article.

The magic of a V8.

There is nothing as evocative of fast cars than the throb of a big V8 motor.
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Click ot view the Desert repairs. article.

Desert repairs.

A late night rebuild in a dodgy yard in Libya.
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Click ot view the Perk of the job. article.

Perk of the job.

A phone call secures a job with an Oil Company - in Libya.
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Click ot view the Black Market Diesel. article.

Black Market Diesel.

Even under an embargo, black market diesel is cheaper in Serbia, than at home.
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Click ot view the The Picos de Europas by Range Rover. article.

The Picos de Europas by Range Rover.

A drive round northern Spain with Brittany Ferries.
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Click ot view the Danger & Excitement in Syria! article.

Danger & Excitement in Syria!

A spot of bother from a well intentioned local.
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Click ot view the Range Rover launch party. article.

Range Rover launch party.

An evening at Cliveden and a drive the next morning, is a dream come true.
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Click ot view the Wet for the Desert. article.

Wet for the Desert.

Deep into The Sahara and a few showers.
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Click ot view the Leicestershire Green Lanes. article.

Leicestershire Green Lanes.

A drive around our rural County and a barn find.
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Click ot view the Ethiopia - An interesting Country. article.

Ethiopia - An interesting Country.

Using several blagged modes of transport, three of us explore chunks of Ethiopia.
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Click ot view the Driving like Mr. Toad. article.

Driving like Mr. Toad.

Introducing a mate to the thrills of screen down motoring.
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Click ot view the Running a Festival. article.

Running a Festival.

Myself and three mates plan and run a Festival - and it works!
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Click ot view the Caravanning. article.

Caravanning.

Various camping stories,in caravans and tents.
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Click ot view the Breaking down. article.

Breaking down.

It could not have been much worse. A big breakdown 1000 miles from home.
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Click ot view the Barn find Land Rover. article.

Barn find Land Rover.

Okay. So I could not resist!
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Click ot view the Freedom from motoring regulation. article.

Freedom from motoring regulation.

Libya, a land with no trafic regulations.
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Click ot view the Winter Camping. article.

Winter Camping.

A sub zero camping trip to Derbyshire.
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Click ot view the Landy dieting. article.

Landy dieting.

The Carawagon goes on a strict diet for a Sahara trip.
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Click ot view the Long Range Desert Group camp? article.

Long Range Desert Group camp?

A chance find in the Sahara.
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Click ot view the The smell of competition. article.

The smell of competition.

The smell of burning mud has me hankering for my old competition days.
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Click ot view the Logging in Italy. article.

Logging in Italy.

An idyllic weekend playing on an Italian hillside in his 1948 Land Rover.
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Click ot view the A New Carawagon article.

A New Carawagon

An ambitious and expensive Carawagon rebuild.
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Click ot view the A Brush with Danger.  article.

A Brush with Danger.

An encounter with some undesirables in the desert.
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Click ot view the Simple pleasures. article.

Simple pleasures.

Some thoughtless campers fail to dampen a weekend in Devon.
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Click ot view the A Caravan fit for a Crusader. article.

A Caravan fit for a Crusader.

An off-road caravan that nearly made it to these shores.
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Click ot view the Deep in the Myre. article.

Deep in the Myre.

A scrap Series 1 presents a mucky opportunity for some useable spares in the 1970ís
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Click ot view the Bribery and corruption.  article.

Bribery and corruption.

Hints and tips on World Travel.
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Click ot view the Crossed lines. article.

Crossed lines.

In search of an historic railway, Toby teams up with a couple of adveturous German bikers.
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Click ot view the Down and dirty. article.

Down and dirty.

The Mad on Mud Club in Scotland. I get mud on my boots.
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Click ot view the Christmas in Devon - Camping! article.

Christmas in Devon - Camping!

I scorn the usual Christmas festivities and take my girl camping for a couple of nights.
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Click ot view the Because it was there. article.

Because it was there.

A romp up the remote Jebel Uwainat.
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Click ot view the Tired Tyres. article.

Tired Tyres.

A few regrets about risking a worn out set of tyres on a 6000 mile trip.
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Click ot view the Garage Clearout. article.

Garage Clearout.

It was time to get to the bottom of things.
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Click ot view the Wedding Bells. article.

Wedding Bells.

A step back in time to gizmo free motoring.
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Click ot view the Stuck - again. article.

Stuck - again.

Axle deep in sand in the interests of science.
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Click ot view the Up t North in vintage style. article.

Up t North in vintage style.

An evocative trip to Leafers in t Pit in Tobys 1948 Land Rover
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Click ot view the Back to Basics. article.

Back to Basics.

Will - let loose in the family Carawagon.
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Click ot view the While the cats away..... article.

While the cats away.....

Another new toy in the garage.
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Click ot view the Desert Manoeuvres. article.

Desert Manoeuvres.

Training academics how to drive a Land Rover.
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Click ot view the Mixing with the Big Boys. article.

Mixing with the Big Boys.

A guided tour of Salisbury Plain.
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Click ot view the The Wrong Box. article.

The Wrong Box.

A mix up leads to an exciting days desert driving.
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Click ot view the Against Foreign Office advice. article.

Against Foreign Office advice.

North Africa, I was faced with a real problem.
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Click ot view the A Sharp Exit! article.

A Sharp Exit!

The teams safety became a matter of grave concern.
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Click ot view the Problems with teeth. article.

Problems with teeth.

When it all went horribly wrong back in the 70s.
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Click ot view the Get a grip. article.

Get a grip.

The pros and cons of traction control.
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Click ot view the Glamping. article.

Glamping.

Family and friends head for the hills.
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Click ot view the On the Shelf. article.

On the Shelf.

Where to store the ever growing fleet.
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Click ot view the Winding the clock back. article.

Winding the clock back.

Driving a 1959 Series 2 home after a lengthy rebuild.
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Click ot view the A trip to the Art Gallery. article.

A trip to the Art Gallery.

Libyan Rock Art.
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Click ot view the Time travellers.   article.

Time travellers.

A return to Land Rover by the legendary Wilks Brothers.
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Click ot view the Learning from mistakes. article.

Learning from mistakes.

I admit to being a bit green at Overlanding - back in 1997.
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Click ot view the Youve been framed. article.

Youve been framed.

A day spent filming 17 years ago raises a few smiles today.
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Click ot view the Worlds apart. article.

Worlds apart.

Two Land Rover owning friends could not live more different lives.
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Click ot view the Simple Pleasures. article.

Simple Pleasures.

Epic adventures in old Land Rovers.
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Click ot view the Post War choices. article.

Post War choices.

The emergence of the 107 Station Wagon as an Overland favourite.
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Click ot view the Drive like an Egyptian. article.

Drive like an Egyptian.

A rolling restoration in the shadow of The Pyramids.
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Click ot view the Back in harness. article.

Back in harness.

Time to dig the old 80 inch out.
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Click ot view the Saving the day. article.

Saving the day.

A return to Land Rover Competition in the 80" does not go quite according to plan.
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Click ot view the Tales from Syria  article.

Tales from Syria

Tales from Syria in more peaceful times.
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Click ot view the Star of the Small Screen. article.

Star of the Small Screen.

The brief history of the 80 inch that opens the recent Land Rover TV Advertisement.
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Click ot view the Winding the clock back. article.

Winding the clock back.

A visit to the Goodwood Revival Meeting.
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Click ot view the Gaddafi diesel. article.

Gaddafi diesel.

The last jerry can of Gadaffi diesel is put to good use.
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Click ot view the Snowed under. article.

Snowed under.

An eventful drive to the workshop in the coldest December in 100 years.
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Click ot view the Budget Expedition. article.

Budget Expedition.

Going Caveman in my 1948 Land Rover.
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Click ot view the All at Sea. article.

All at Sea.

Negotiating Foreign Ports in search of Adventure.
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Click ot view the Expert Advice. article.

Expert Advice.

Wise words of those with previous experience.
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Click ot view the 101 Work article.

101 Work

Tobys 101 earns its keep.
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Click ot view the Happy Days. article.

Happy Days.

A chance find restores lost memories of 1974.
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Click ot view the Piste Basher. article.

Piste Basher.

Savage Junior makes a dash for the French Alps
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Click ot view the A life remembered. article.

A life remembered.

Toby and pals pay tribute to a departed hero.
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Click ot view the French Invasion. article.

French Invasion.

A visit to the D-Day beaches.
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Click ot view the Snow Business. article.

Snow Business.

What not to do!
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Click ot view the 101 earns its keep. article.

101 earns its keep.

The 101 comes in hndy at house moving time.
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