Mercedes M-Class off-road driving experience course.
Basically the chance the rag the arse off expensive motors that aren't yours and take them places you'd never dare drive your own car :]
The course took place in hundreds of acres around this manor house
The lovely shiny Mercs awaiting a good soiling
We all had some very posh nosh with the lord of the manor
Ahhh, the upper claaass humour - oh how we all laughed*
*Inserts tongue into left cheek
Now for a bit of postprandial action!
388bhp and being told not to let the power off no matter what, just keep it straight, is remarkably good fun!
Tearing up the country side.
If the car looses traction, it pre tensions the seatbelts pulling you right back into your seat as the car anticipates you hitting something.
Driving through dense woodland is quite scary (for fear of damaging the car), but these beasts have many tricks.
E.G. If you need to make a tight, turn on a sixpence, turn: You stop, turn the wheel to where you want to face and then floor it - it puts all the power to the back wheels and cleverly spins the back end out to line up with where you're pointing the front wheels!
Bewildered cows wondering what us humans were fannying around at!
(In bovine tongue of course)
Nowt like getting a car filthy dirty, safe in the knowledge you don't have to clean it afterwards!
There were a few sections that were really slippery, but after making it up this boggy incline myself, I did the gentlemanly thing of getting out and filming those who couldn't :0)
[Watch the wheels intelligently try different things]
Lesson learned: 4 wheel drives like this very much can go off-road with normal tyres, if driven correctly!
Today, I'm Most Angry About:
Reversing into a car in town...oops...and the person was in their car at the time...double oops...and I wasn't driving my own car; I was driving a friend's car...triple oops!!!
Grrr-O-Meter Rating: 7.9/10
Today's Top Tip:
Gents: Putting your mouth and chin inside a pint glass, sucking the air out and then removing it quickly, is an excellent way to give yourself an instant 'Homer Simpson style' five o'clock shadow!