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The Mud Life Issue 5 July 2019

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Welcome to the 5th issue of The Mud Life magazine, which I suppose is a bit of a milestone. I had planned on telling you all about my trip to Lake Garda to drive the new Jeep Compass Trailhawk, but you’ll have to wait until the next issue for the finished article.

The Mud Life Issue 5 July 2019
The Mud Life Issue 5 July 2019
Publication Information
Cover Price: Free
Format: Digital, 136 pages
Frequency: Monthly
Subject: 4×4, Off-Roading, Green-Laning
Publisher: The Mud Life
News, Reviews & Adventure

The Mud Life Issue 5 July 2019

Turner’s Torque

Welcome to our 5th issue, which I suppose is a bit of a milestone. I had planned on telling you all about my trip to Lake Garda to drive the new Jeep Compass Trailhawk, but you’ll have to wait until the next issue for the finished article.

Instead I want to get a little mushy and sentimental, and give credit where it’s due – stay with me here.

Recently, Muddy Madam and I attended probably the best wedding we’ve ever been to, that of Simon and Rachel Hastelow. Relevance? I’m getting to it.

Simon, many years ago, ran the infamous difflock.com website, and, after years of success, in 2010 he decided on a new challenge when he was offered the role of Editor of Land Rover World magazine. He dragged me along with him as a writer with the promise of money and fame, well, not so much fame, but the odd couple of quid that would pay for my diesel.

If it wasn’t for the experience and confidence that I gained from that venture you probably wouldn’t be reading The Mud Life, so a massive thanks goes out to Simon, and I wish he and Rachel all the best for their future together.

Whilst I’m on the subject of people in my life who I couldn’t do without, it was Muddy Madam who first encouraged me to start writing in the first place. Recognising that I could both take a decent photo and string a couple of mildly amusing sentence together encouraged me to write my first articles for my local Land Rover club – Red Rose, and then a couple of pieces in Land Rover Monthly magazine, and the rest is history. Then of course in this, The Mud Life Magazine, it’s Muddy Madam who deciphers all my ramblings, and puts it altogether making me look like an expert!

There, that wasn’t too mushy was it?

Now that’s out of the way, sit back and enjoy this months issue of The Mud Life.

Damian, Editor-in-Chief

What’s in this Issue

TURNER’S TORQUE 5
NEWS 6-11
SSANGYONG TIVOLI XLV 12-17
SHOGUN SPORT 18-24
ALFA ROMEO STELVIO 26-31
NISSAN QASHQAI 32-37
BMW X7 38-43
SUZUKI VITARA SZT 44-51
D-MAX V-CROSS 52-61
FIAT FULLBACK CROSS 56-61
FLASH DRIVES 62-65
VIEW, WHAT VIEW? 66-71
GOODS & GEAR 73-81
HOLIDAY GEAR 82-87
DRUMCLOG 88-93
IN OUR GARAGE 94-98
PORSCHE EXPERIENCE 100-107
FB PAGE OF THE MONTH 108-109
HEADING HOME 112-117
DINE OUT WITH DAMIAN 118-119
READER’S RIDES 120-123
BLAST FROM THE PAST 125
PAST JALOPIES 126-131
RETRO SNAPS 132-133
DIRECTORIES 134-135

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