Tuesday, 31 May 2011

The end of the road - well, the Ireland 'Road' Trip..!

I think it is fair to say that holidays always go really quickly... though on this occasion it was someone else's!!

If you've missed any of their fantastic drive around Ireland, video, photos, and the full story is still online on the Discover Ireland website... http://bit.ly/jdcqQ9

I think it is fair to say that they had a "good" time..!!!

Throughout their trip we (and fellow twitterers) have been offering them tips about driving on holiday, and most are just as true wherever you are....
  • Always observe local speed limits, and note the kmph/mph changes!
  • Take the driving nice and easy. Enjoy the beautiful scenery.
  • SatNav really can be the holiday driver's best friend. Explore new places but don't get lost!
  • When you pick up hire car, put the location in SatNav so it is easy to return at end of holiday.!
  • Make the most of any road trip, get out of your car! Talk to people! The Irish particularly friendly...
  • "Watch out for the sheep!" Not a trivial matter in some places...
  • When in Ireland make sure to take time to stop & take in some of the most amazing views in the world.
  • Stop at some of the golf courses.......best in the world!

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Hidden in plain sight

Whilst filming for a future project at what is soon to be a peaceful backwater rather than the current bottleneck at Hindhead (watch this space) we chanced upon a mildly-disguised Land Rover Evoque coming the other way.

Its swirly -patterned camouflage paint job was in stark contrast to the shiny, almost production-spec red model we chanced upon a couple of weeks back a few miles up the road in Milford.

Best guess is that shakedown tests are continuing somewhere around here (Chobham's not too far away) as the official release date isn't too far off now.

Anyone else clocked any of Land Rover's new babies tootling around in the South East at all..?

Friday, 20 May 2011

Nick and Sam's Ireland Road Trip

Samantha and Nick Brown from Bath have put their holiday under the control of the British public who can vote on what they get up to on their Irish adventure via Twitter and Facebook.

Twitter them @GoToIrelandGB


It all started today, Friday 20th May 2011, and they are coming home next Friday, 27th May, so now is your chance to help them see the very best Ireland has to offer...

Follow their every move at DiscoverIreland.com/roadtrip

But it is not just about them having a good time... By joining in on twitter or facebook, you too could win your very own Irish road trip for two from Tourism Ireland... as well as other Irish classics such as Barry's Tea and Tayto crisps in daily prize draws...

AND on top of all that, if you offer some helpful motoring related advice (using the hashtag #ukmt_tips ) you could also walk away with a special hamper full of Irish goodies!

So, get your thinking caps on... Relive some of your own Irish holidays of the past... and make sure Sam and Nick have a holiday to remember!

For UKMT competition details, visit www.ukmotortalk.co.uk

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Hindhead Tunnel Walk - 14th May 2011

Never let it be said that we only ever cover fast cars and motor racing... Yesterday, we enjoyed a very civilised walk... yes, WALK... through the brand new, and not due to open until July 2011, Hindhead Tunnel which has been built to bypass the infamous A3 bottle-neck at the Devil's Punchbowl and Hindhead traffic lights...

You will also find some photos on our Flickr album...: