24 cm, 256 pp, figs, maps, colour photo plates, spiral wire binding and card covers. Inscription to half title. VG copy. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The first volume of 4WD South Island sold over 12,000 copies in its first two years of publication. This was not surprising; the book opened up a whole new world of four-wheel driving to thousands of New Zealanders. It helped drivers of all ages and levels of ability to experience the magic of New Zealand's back country, and readers' enthusiastic feedback tells us it did so with extremely reliable, practical and interesting information in a user-friendly form.
This volume introduces 93 new 4WD roads and tracks throughout the South Island, described in the same meticulous detail as in the first volume. Some are on public land, some on private land where owners are prepared to share their environment with recreational four-wheel-drivers. Full contact information is supplied. Among the routes are several longer trips for the serious off-roader, as well as a number of easily accessible expeditions for the day-tripper.
As before, each route description comes with a map and all the information needed to ensure that every journey is an exciting - and safe - adventure.
The plain-English guide to competent off-road driving in Part One has been expanded and updated. Of course in your enthusiasm and excitement about hitting the dirt tracks of the back country, you may not read all the information about getting to know your vehicle, essential and optional extras, preparing for a trip, driving techniques for difficult terrain, recovering a vehicle in trouble - and all the other basic down-to-earth advice the authors provide. We recommend you do, and furthermore, we guarantee that you'll be very grateful to have a copy of this book in your glovebox next time you are stranded in river gravel or have sunk to your axles in some good South Island mud and don't know what to do next!
As the authors say in their introduction: happy driving.
Title: 4WD South Island. 93 New Off-Road Adventures
Publisher: Shoal Bay Press
Publication Date: 1999
Binding: Card Covers
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition
Book Description Shoal Bay Press, New Zealand, 1999. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good. Spine faded, creases to front & back top corners. Bookseller Inventory # 000315
Book Description Shoal Bay Press, 1999. Spiral-bound. Book Condition: Used; Good. Bookseller Inventory # 2026172