Out of print - after several decades.
No longer available.
4x4.v6 shares VDEG's origins, users and markets, including Special Forces training material in the UK and US and has sold worldwide. It sidelines brochure bloat and bling to concentrate on what matters in fourby-four operation on- and off-road: the driveline, ergonomics, weights and dimensions. If you swoon over pop-out door handles, multi-icon touch-screens, leather seats, 22-inch wheels and 500w audio this may not be your book. But there is detailed guidance on what the 4x4 buyer should look for, depending on usage. A snapshot of current 4x4 drivelines and off-road criteria is given from Bentley to the refreshing new Jimny and 2020 Land Rover Defender. Full coverage of off-road techniques, recovery and towing dynamics plus a 35-page Expedition Basics section provides a compact overview for adventurers.
"... I’ve yet to find a book in any language that has this no-nonsense, deeply competent approach to the topic.."
Solo in the remote Algerian Sahara. A 4x4 odyssey. The Sahara. Breathtaking, beautiful, majestic, frightening, funny. Sheppard records the tension of his 16th visit to Algeria’s vast wilderness. Maps confiscated at an early stage, with imprinted memory of his planned route between dune fields, rocky ranges and peaks, he stuck to his plan – which turned out to be off-tracks between points of habitation for 700 miles. Interludes from earlier and later expeditions add spice to the tale. Told with wry humour, a passion for the desert and achingly beautifuil photographs.
"... Inspiring. A wonderful job of capturing the magic."
"... photographs achingly evoke the spacious grandeur of the Sahara ..."
"... pulling no punches ... also a superb primer for serious 4x4 expeditions"
"... told tongue-in-cheek with great attention to technical detail ..."
The pristine majesty and scale of the Sahara's little-known landscapes unveiled - with a plea for their protection. No mere picture book, a personal journey told through superb photography and ultra sharp Italian stochastic printing. A long-overdue hymn to the inspirational majesty and tranquility of a region ill-served by the miniscule attention span of Anglophone media.
"... wonderful book ... inspiration for my trip."
"... looking at those incredible pictures in
awe and wonder"
"... a great book ... breathtaking ... amazing pictures …"
"photography spectacular ..."
"... stunningly beautiful, ... superb ..."