Producer, writer, sometimes cameraman. Lourens is the creative behind the stories and content in all our productions.
Lourens has driven most of Southern Africa at some time or another, both on and off-road, so knows his way around a 4×4.
On 7 March the 4WD Club of SA’s Base 4 track, near Hartbeespoort Dam, was buzzing. The event was the annual Reach for a Dream 4x4 Day.
Perspective. Sometimes its really good to have some of it. Like the other day, when we swapped the normal staple food of 4×4 for something on the complete opposite end of the scale. A Datsun GO. A Datsun GO in a coat of “sky”, as Datsun calls it. Firstly, in case you missed the whole […]
Bridgestone 4×4 Club Challenge 2014 Episode 11: Finals Picture the scene: The Doornrivier 4×4 trail near Zeerust in the North West Province. The top 30 teams in the 2014 Bridgestone 4×4 Club Challenge. Ten obstacles covering rocks, sand, river beds, heavily eroded axle twisters, slippery climbs and steep and slippery descents. A few a game-changing […]
Bridgestone 4×4 Club Challenge 2014 Episode 10: Off-road Adventure Club Size matters, they say. And at round 10 of the 2014 Bridgestone 4×4 Club Challenge, size most certainly was a factor as tiny 4x4s and big 4x4s did battle on 10 tough obstacles. Lining up for the start at the De Rust Outdoor facility was […]
Bridgestone 4×4 Club Challenge 2014 Episode 9: Land Rover Owners Club Round nine of the 2014 Bridgestone 4×4 Club Challenge, hosted at the Leeuwenkloof 4×4 facility near Hartbeespoort Dam, saw enthusiasts from the Land Rover Owners Club of South Africa battle it out for top honours in the competition – and a chance to take […]
Bridgestone 4×4 Club Challenge 2014 Episode 8: Jeep Club Cape Town – Thirty Jeeps of all shades of rainbow, a big old mountain and some 4×4 history books that requires a rewrite marked round eight of the 2014 Bridgestone 4×4 Club Challenge. Hosted by the Jeep Club of South Africa at the Ou Trekpad 4×4 […]
Bridgestone 4×4 Club Challenge 2014 Episode 7: Lichtenburg 4×4 Club Big and scary obstacles that require big, er… tyres. A marble-like, rocky surface on all the obstacles that is ten times more slippery than the average politician. Plenty of blood, sweat and gears. And even some (pink) tears too. This was round seven of the […]
Bridgestone 4×4 Club Challenge 2014 Episode 6: McCarthy 4×4 Club Rhino Park, east of Pretoria, features some hairy 4×4 obstacles. And this year the McCarthy 4×4 Club, custodians of Rhino Park’s 4×4 tracks, made full use of all that hairy-ness! The battlefield was the sixth round of the 2014 Bridgestone 4×4 Club Challenge, and with […]
Bridgestone 4×4 Club Challenge 2014 Episode 5: 4×4 Community They came from Gauteng, from North West, from the Free State, and even from the fairest Cape. Some had lots of locking bits, fancy mud terrain tyres, and more spotlights than Pollsmoor prison. Others were virtually in the same nick as the day they rolled off […]
Bridgestone 4×4 Club Challenge 2014 Episode 4: Isuzu Off-road Club Picture the scene: It’s an icy, freezing morning on the Highveld, with the sun just about to peek over the horizon. But at the Leeuwenkloof 4×4 complex near Hartbeespoort Dam there is a buzz of activity in the chilly African bush. It’s round four of […]
Bridgestone 4×4 Club Challenge 2014 Episode 3: Nissan Off-road Club Some were massive, and some were just large. Indeed, round three of Bridgestone South Africa’s 4×4 Club Challenge drew an allsorts field of 4x4s, fronted mainly by the Nissan Off-road Club clan, and the brand’s super-duper Patrol wagons. Hosted by the Nissan club at the […]
Bridgestone 4×4 Club Challenge 2014 Episode 2: Suzuki Auto Club Round two of Bridgestone South Africa’s 4×4 Club Challenge, a really tough 4×4 affair that tested man and machine to their limits, showed that size does matter after all. The Suzuki Auto Club of South Africa hosted their round of the 4×4 Club Challenge at […]