Journal: 10 Offroad Driving Lessons From The Camel Trophy

10 Offroad Driving Lessons From The Camel Trophy

Michael Banovsky By Michael Banovsky
October 27, 2015
5 comments

As masters of off-road mayhem, Land Rover is uniquely qualified to offer 10 tips on how to safely travel off the beaten path. Which is why in the ‘80s they created a classic attempt to educate buyers on off-road techniques. A matter-of-fact approach to off-road driving means the film is still quite watchable today, even though the footage is simple. Oddly charming is the announcer, who from time to time will let slip a wry remark, such as a comment on parking when an SUV onscreen is partially submerged and clearly stuck…

Could an off-road rookie learn something from this Land Rover educational film?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RX_pitfXYjQ

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Andrew Dalton
Andrew Dalton

What happened the link ?!

I’m currently rebuilding my RRC Camel Trophy Replica 🙂

Shame they cancelled The Trophy for the lame G4 challenges 🙁

Keith Armstrong
Keith Armstrong

a) Gather boat loads of support / helicopters / sixty of your closest buddies
b) find a herd of 200Tdi powered, simple as a stone, vehicles
c) “…as fast as necessary, as slow as possible.”

Derelict
Derelict

The Camel Trophy was rad and is still something that all LR owners aspire to make their vehicles resemble. I wheel a lot. Love it and one thing that I can say is that all of the videos in the world are not going to teach you what you need to know once things get muddy. Its all about gaining the experience by getting out there and getting stuck.

Christopher Gay
Christopher Gay

Bingo. And this applies to so so much.
There is no substitute for experience.