Exhibition Of Vehicles On Sunday July 1st In Bois D’Amont

On Sunday July 1st we’re bringing the Scania TGB 30 to the Concentration de véhicules (Exhibition of Vehicles) organized by Les Tracassins Haut Jurassiens in Bois d’Amont.

The weather doesn’t look like it’s going to cooperate, but if you’re in the area, stop by and say hello!

The Little Big Ones

Last month we spent a weekend in Salives near Dijon in Burgundy at Les P’tits Gros, an annual meeting of serious fans of offroad traveling. The meeting is organized by the founder of the Bernard Debucquoi Forum, an online forum for French-speakers interested in offroad travel in four-wheel drive vehicles and light trucks.

Around 100 vehicles participated in the weekend, of which about 30 were trucks.

It was a great opportunity to meet and exchange experiences, as well as spend some time driving on the offroad site.

For those without much experience or those who wanted to test the limits of their vehicles, it was an ideal situation, with so many experienced drivers and vehicles close by to lend a hand in case of trouble.

The TGB 30 is well-adapted for this kind of driving. Ours was the only vehicle to pass the optional part of the trial on Saturday, so we were declared the winner of the friendly competition.

We took a few pictures during the weekend,

Unfortunately, we didn’t get many pictures or videos of the trials, but thanks to Totof59, here’s a bonus YouTube video of the Scania during a part of it.

2012 Tuareg Rally Press: Action 4×4

We almost missed the six-page article about the Tuareg Rally in the May 2012 issue of the French magazine Action 4×4. We just ran across it this afternoon!

The article itself is short, with most of the space devoted to some very nice photos of the Francophone teams. If you’re somewhere where you can still find a copy, be sure to decode the QR code; it links to five and a half minutes of video highlights from the race.

Back issues can be ordered from the magazine’s website.

2012 Tuareg Rally Day 4 Starting Line-up (video)

Aside from the cameras on-board the Protruck and the MAN KAT, we didn’t get much video during the Tuareg Rally, preferring to take photos instead.

Here’s a rare short sequence we took of the starting line-up on Day 4.

2012 Tuareg Rally, Photo Highlights

It took a lot longer than we expected to process the more than 900 photos we took at the Tuareg Rally, not to mention several hours of video that still needs editing. It hasn’t helped that we’ve been busy planning some new projects, but more on that in due time. Two weeks ago, we also spent the weekend in Salives, France at an offroad meeting organized by Bernard Debucquoi. We have some pictures and video of the Scania to post from that event as well.

First, here finally is a selection of our best photos from the 2012 Tuareg Rally.

From the finish line on Day 2,

The light was getting dim when we took these photos, so the colors are rather unnatural. Here’s Raoul coming out of the final stretch of dunes toward the Finish,

A nice series of photos from Check Point 2 on Day 3,

Click to view the complete photo set