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What's so bl00dy newsworthy about setting off on a RTW trip in a Landcruiser? I never got a TV article about it, and neither did most of the other people on the HUBB!!
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What's so bl00dy newsworthy about setting off on a RTW trip in a Landcruiser? I never got a TV article about it, and neither did most of the other people on the HUBB!!
Should have pestered the Beeb on a quiet news day - some people are good at their own PR.
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I may be wrong and hope I am, but what struck me was a lot of shiny unused kit, a lifted Landcruiser with heavy roof tent and gear combined with gravel roads is asking for a single vehicle roll.
Or maybe as a passenger I've just climbed out of the side/front of too many unstable rolled 4x4s (and not in a recreational off-roading way either)
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I'm hoping the chap isn't actually as terrified as he looks here..

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why are you guys so negative?

If they want to PR their trip in terms of sponsorship etc then good for them, we all do things differently,

Its great to see this sort of thing on the BBC, it may give people the inspiration or balls to go off and do something interesting. This is not an exclusive club, and there is no secret.
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Also, don't forget your typical crop of current BBC journalists will dumb anything down they can't sensationalise. Fail to follow what you are asked to do pre-interview and it's straight to the archive with no PR of any sort for you. The "and now for something more cheerful style" is IMHO more likely to be the journalists idea of where this should be pitched.

Hope they at least got lunch out of the Beeb.

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