THE BEST... EPIC DRIVES

Ad­ven­tur­ous travel has been wo­ven into CAR’s fab­ric from its ear­li­est days. Hol­i­days abroad were rare in the ’60s yet CAR’s testers set out for the globe’s fur­thest cor­ners. We still haven’t lost our wan­der­lust.

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THE LOST CITY, FOUND

A breath­tak­ing trek in the camel- and tyre­tracks of Sirs Wil­fred Th­e­siger and Ran­ulph Fi­ennes re­spec­tively, who had both crossed the Empty Quar­ter of the Ara­bian Penin­sula. Here our own ad­ven­turer Gavin Green searches for the lost city of Ubar (re­dis­cov­ered by Fi­ennes in 1992) in a 2008 Range Rover TDV8; Fi­ennes got there by Land Rover Dis­cov­ery. Pho­tog­ra­pher John Wy­cher­ley cap­tures it spec­tac­u­larly.

ROLLS ROYCE TO IS­TAN­BUL

Mark Wal­ton is our go-to man for ‘you’re on your own’ ad­ven­tures. In 2005, he re­treads the Ori­ent Ex­press’s path through east­ern Europe.

TO THE END OF THE WORLD

In 1999 Richard Brem­ner points the nose of a Fer­rari 550 Maranello out of Buenos Aires and doesn’t stop un­til he runs out of road.

TESLA VER­SUS TEXAS

Ben Miller trav­els (partly au­tonomously) across vast, oil-ob­sessed Texas in the very first drive of the fos­sil-averse Model X in 2016.

FROM HERE TO TIMBUKTU

A year later, Wal­ton has to check Timbuktu re­ally ex­ists be­fore agree­ing to jour­ney there by Dis­cov­ery 3. He lives to tell the tale, and how.

IT’LL NEVER BE TOPPED

Mini Con­vert­ible to the high­est mo­torable road in the Hi­malayas: Ben Oliver trav­els, roof down, to the roof of the world in 2012.

IT REIGNED IN MONTE CARLO

One of CAR’s most gifted ever sto­ry­tellers, Ben Barry, re­traces the route of the Porsche 911’s Monte rally de­but in the 2016 GT3 RS.

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