Category: Croatia

  • surviving Croatia Trophy 2011

    surviving Croatia Trophy 2011

    Just how far would you be able to drag a (fairly) basic Land Rover into the Croatian bush?

  • 4×4 Croatia Trophy 2011 stage 8

    4×4 Croatia Trophy 2011 stage 8

    The final day of the Croatia Trophy! And an excellent roadbook that has it all – riverbeds, steep winchpoints and very fast logging tracks

  • 4×4 Croatia Trophy 2011 Stage 7 -Finito!

    4×4 Croatia Trophy 2011 Stage 7 -Finito!

    OUR FIRST FINISH!! A very long 75 km roadbook today, but everyone is getting their groove now. Good navigation and some challenging winch points

  • 4×4 Croatia Trophy 2011 stage 6 -Shopping in Zagreb

    4×4 Croatia Trophy 2011 stage 6 -Shopping in Zagreb

    It’s hard to describe the feeling out there in the mud: Awesome or mind-blowing doesn’t quite do it justice. You’re out on the track in the middle of a forest all day long and YOU need to drag the car back to camp!

  • 4×4 Croatia Trophy 2011 Stage 5

    4×4 Croatia Trophy 2011 Stage 5

    Adventure and Extreme Classes took two different tracks.

  • 4×4 Croatia Trophy 2011 stage 4 Circuit Race

    4×4 Croatia Trophy 2011 stage 4 Circuit Race

    F1 in mud! A chance to drive as fast as you can/like!! Mad power and flat out along a challenging circuit, tyre change, floor it! Great fun!

  • 4×4 Croatia Trophy 2011 stage 3 (Night)

    4×4 Croatia Trophy 2011 stage 3 (Night)

    Pitch black, narrow twig-lined tunnels. Branches thwacking off the windscreen. Ducking in the car to avoid getting whipped. No bearings whatsoever

  • 4×4 Croatia Trophy 2011 stage 2 team trophy

    4×4 Croatia Trophy 2011 stage 2 team trophy

    Team Trophy day is great fun for the spectators – the action is very close, especially the spattering mud, winching and hard revving engines…

  • 4×4 Croatia Trophy 2011 stage 1

    4×4 Croatia Trophy 2011 stage 1

    Our baptism of fire as the competition gets off to a challenging start! A long and confusing roadbook and the scene of the infamous ‘Carwash’!

  • 4×4 Croatia Trophy 2011 prologue

    4×4 Croatia Trophy 2011 prologue

    The adrenaline level is high. The start signal goes off. I gas it… Some kamikaze runs at the hill… but eventually the winch is deployed

  • 4×4 Croatia Trophy 2011 Prep Day in Staro Selo

    4×4 Croatia Trophy 2011 Prep Day in Staro Selo

    Staro Selo – setting up camp, checking the car (again) and the most difficult of all – calibrating the Terratrip!

  • 4×4 Croatia Trophy 2010 Stage 8 & Finish

    4×4 Croatia Trophy 2010 Stage 8 & Finish

    A very long roadbook and a dramatic river finish is the setting for the finale of a great week of competiton and cameraderie in the mud!

  • 4×4 Croatia Trophy 2010 stage 7 “Hamburger Hill”

    4×4 Croatia Trophy 2010 stage 7 “Hamburger Hill”

    “Hamburger Hill” – one of the most exhausting days of 2010. Extremely tough (fresh-concrete) mud and a huge winch challenge up a steep gulley

  • 4×4 Croatia Trophy 2010 Stage 6

    4×4 Croatia Trophy 2010 Stage 6

    Snapped ropes and broken winch motors. Very rough going at the steep creek and river bed. A lot of mud and extremely difficult.

  • 4×4 Croatia Trophy 2010 Stage 5 -The Swamp

    4×4 Croatia Trophy 2010 Stage 5 -The Swamp

    A waist-high muddy bog stood in the way of everyone on stage 5 of the Croatia Trophy 2010. Creative winching required – and don’t mind the snake

  • 4×4 Croatia Trophy 2010 circuit race (Stage 4)

    4×4 Croatia Trophy 2010 circuit race (Stage 4)

    During the Night Stage the front diff has come off and the bolts holding on the crown wheel have all sheared off. The whole thing has to come apart. With enormous help from our Dutch teams, we find the knowledge and some spare parts to refit the spacer that holds the crown wheel. With the […]

  • 4×4 Croatia Trophy 2010 night stage (stage 3)

    4×4 Croatia Trophy 2010 night stage (stage 3)

    The start is from eleven pm. Being in the last place due to a non-start in the Team Trophy, we are last to start at about 00h30. It starts to rain as we head into the darkness and try to follow some tracks. Around the next corner, we find a traffic jam of vehicles trying […]

  • 4×4 Croatia Trophy 2010 Stage 2 Trophy Day

    4×4 Croatia Trophy 2010 Stage 2 Trophy Day

    Today was double-edged. We couldn’t take part in the Team Trophy because of the technical problems from yesterday, but have managed to sort them all out and can take part in the night stage. The fuel problems were actually caused by a blocked suction pipe in the fuel tank. We also had the tyre fixed […]

  • 4×4 Croatia Trophy 2010 Stage 1

    4×4 Croatia Trophy 2010 Stage 1

    We had a relatively good start and caught some competitors early due to some good driving in some of the testing areas. Navigation is difficult at times but getting better. About halfway at the first check point we had to change a flat tyre. We used the top winch around a tree to lift the […]

  • 4×4 croatia trophy 2010 – the show start in glina

    4×4 croatia trophy 2010 – the show start in glina

    The show-start in the town of Glina in remote Croatia gives the competitiors a chance to meet the locals and show off their machines…

  • 4×4 Croatia Trophy 2010 Preparation and Prologue

    4×4 Croatia Trophy 2010 Preparation and Prologue

    Following the last-minute prep on the car, we start in the third group and have quite an eventful first porlogue stage…

  • 4×4 Croatia Trophy 2010 – getting there…

    4×4 Croatia Trophy 2010 – getting there…

    Final checks on the Land Rover Discovery (kindly sponsored by Land Rover Centre Jacob Schaap) and we hit the road by 09:30. Slow going at 90 km/hr, but all went smoothly.