Tagged with Mickey Thompson

DANNY THOMPSON: WORLD LAND SPEED RECORD UPDATE

  Racing is full of unfinished business. For Mickey Thompson, it was breaking the piston driven world land speed record. He came achingly close in 1960 with the Challenger I, but broke down on the return run. He struck back in 1968 with the Challenger II, but was foiled by a rainstorm which turned the … Continue reading

Magher Finishes On A High

Narva Racings Mick Magher and Daniel Hose finished their first season on a high, taking their V8 powered GU Patrol to equal first place in the Extreme 4WD Class in the inaugural four round ARB Australian Off Road Racing Series. The 2013 season kicked off with a third in class at the 40th Anniversary Sea … Continue reading

Eldee Station

Eldee Station is located 56 kilometers from Broken Hill and has been in the hands of a fourth generation station family, the Schmidth’s since the 1930s. When the station set up shearing demonstrations and accommodation in the shearers quarters it became the first tourism operation to be set up in far western NSW. Since beginning … Continue reading

Coffs Coast – a 4WDers paradise

The Coffs Coast is located approximately halfway between Sydney and Brisbane, on the North Coast of NSW. It includes both the Coffs Harbour and Bellingen areas and is one of the few locations on the Eastern Seaboard where the Great Dividing Range reaches out to meet the sea. It is this corridor between the ocean … Continue reading

Sandy Bowman: Extreme Off-road Racer

Sandy Bowman grew up racing go karts before moving on to drag cars and winch challenges. At the age of 19 Sandy discovered his love for 4WDs and has since become a legend in not only off-road racing but also winch challenges and other extreme off-road events. Sandy has been involved in off-road racing for … Continue reading

Tough Grades – Toughen Up Your Truck

There are a number of modifications and accessories you can add to your 4WD to toughen it up. These modifications will depend greatly upon the level of off-roading you plan on doing, and whether or not you need good on-road handling as well as off-road capability. Here are the five main areas to work on … Continue reading