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Cairo to the Sahara: A Road Trip from Chaos to Serenity

Being a sucker for Land Rovers and off-road Adventure, Huw Williams didn’t take much convincing to join a new self-drive option in Egypt’s Western Desert. Driving off-road for 500km through the immense Saharan wilderness was child’s play compared to the first fifty getting clear of Cairo. Twenty million people live in Africa’s biggest city and the roads […]

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the nature of the beast

One day good. One day bad. The best truck in the world that dances over sand dunes and makes old men smile in the street as it passes with its V8 purring like a Siberian tiger slurping Cornish cream. The worst pile of malfunctioning anachronistic mechanical engineering since the invention of the internal combustion engine. […]

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Aston Martin roars back to Le Mans

A town in northern France will be one of the noisiest places on earth on Saturday as the fastest and sturdiest sports cars that modern technology has to offer compete in the Le Mans 24 Heures. The race remains one of motorsport’s great events, ranking alongside such names as Indianapolis and Monte Carlo, elite challenges […]

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Precious metal

They might look menacing, but when lads with low-paid jobs spend thousands of pounds modifying their cars, the last thing they want is trouble with the law, as Huw J. Williams reports. Loud, thumping bass notes boom over a screaming riff of red-line-revving engines and the castrato screech of rubber on tarmac: the Saturday-night melody […]

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Last rides

Ruemkatanyu is a Bhuddist charity that is often the only source of medical attention for Bangkok’s poor. Huw J. Williams joined its nocturnal ambulance patrol, which cares for the victims of the city’s horrendous traffic. In Bangkok, in the absence of an official ambulance service, charities patrol the streets. Carrying the accident victims they find […]

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Pikes Peak: The Road to Petrol-Head Heaven

Very few American sporting events escape the salacious glare of corporate attention. The NFL, the NBA, NASCAR, even the Masters have been splattered with logos and slogans as marketing departments seek to bask in the reflective glory of heroes on a field of dreams. But in the land where sport is a slave to business, […]

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Junior Johnson

White Lightning, Burnt Rubber Junior Johnson is a legend, a living Beowulf and a Robin Hood of the Southern States. The Police chased him for years but couldn’t catch him. He switched to the racetrack and was still out in front. Hard working, hard driving, hard charging GGGGGGGRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRVVVVVVVVMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmm……… There goes Junior. Two things have dominated […]

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