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The Mud Life Issue 6 September 2019

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Back in the day, and I’m talking about the 80s, when I was much younger and easily influenced, I used to get my 4×4 fix by reading a collection of great 4×4 magazine, some from the U.S. and home grown mags such as Off Road & 4-Wheel Driver and 4×4 & Off- Road Action.

The Mud Life Issue 6 September 2019
The Mud Life Issue 6 September 2019
Publication Information
Cover Price: Free
Format: Digital, 138 pages
Frequency: Monthly
Subject: 4×4, Off-Roading, Green-Laning
Publisher: The Mud Life
News, Reviews & Adventure

The Mud Life Issue 6 September 2019

Turner’s Torque

Back in the day, and I’m talking about the 80s, when I was much younger and easily influenced, I used to get my 4×4 fix by reading a collection of great 4×4 magazine, some from the U.S. and home grown mags such as Off Road & 4-Wheel Driver and 4×4 & Off- Road Action.

Unsurprisingly I still have them all, neatly stacked on bookshelves ready at a moments notice for me to be transported back to simpler times when Firestone SATs were the tyre of choice and of course, pre the NERC bill.

I was subsequently influenced by the writers of the time. I remember with great fondness, Brian Hartley, the late Tim Webster, Russell Fisher, Colin Dawson and Frank Elson amongst many others, who would transport me to muddy lanes and rocky inclines in their abused motors.

These literary masters not only told a great story, but made it bloody funny and therefore a joy to read, ultimately these guys influenced me big time, especially how I write today.

My point? Yes, I have one. I’ve just found out that Frank Elson has a blog (frankelson.home.blog) which I’ve recently subscribed to, and I suggest you do too, it’s full of well written stories about him, his Range Rover and life within 4×4 circles; an utter joy to read.

We have a guest writer this month, a fellow colleague from the sadly missed Land Rover World magazine, Richard Myers. If you don’t remember him from LRW, simply check out last month’s issue of The Mud Life as he was featured in our Reader’s Rides section. Richard writes about how he collected a rare M-Sport Ford Ranger from Ireland and drove it to Guernsey for one of his clients.

Lastly, Paula Wood who is a member of the Northern Monkey 4×4 Club, sent me her daughter’s photo of a friend’s newly rebuild Defender, saying “Laura is 13 and Defender mad. She will soon be doing Tyro trial in our Defender, Henry. She is also getting into photography, so including her photo would put her on cloud 9!” Nice one Laura, carry on like that and I’ll be soon out of a job!

Hope you enjoy this month’s issue, and don’t forget to subscribe via our website – www.themudlife.co.uk

Damian, Editor-in-Chief

What’s in this Issue

TURNER’S TORQUE 5
NEWS 6-10
WHAT’S ON 11
SKODA KAROQ SCOUT 12-17
JEEP COMPASS TRAILHAWK 18-23
NISSAN NAVARA N-GUARD 24-29
KIA SPORTAGE GT LINE S 30-35
SSANGYONG KORANDO 36-42
MITSUBISHI L200, SERIES 6 44-49
MODEL LAND ROVERS OFF ROAD 50-59
JEEPEY JAMBOREE 2019 60-65
GOODS & GEAR 67-81
GREEN-LANING – A WEEK IN THE LIFE 82-91
FB PAGE OF THE MONTH 93
PLANES, FERRIES & AUTOMOBILES 94-97
MOOCH -WREAKS LANE 99-103
IN OUR GARAGE 104-105
MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK 106-113
ENZARI MEETING 114-117DINE OUT WITH DAMIAN 116-117
READER’S RIDES 120-125
PAST JALOPIES – TINK 126-133
RETRO SNAPS 134-135
DIRECTORIES 136-137

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