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New Season For The Land Rover G4 Challenge

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Topics:  Land Rover

New Season For The Land Rover G4 Challenge

Carol Mitchel
August 3, 2006

After the success of the G4 challenge in 2003, Land Rover and United Kingdom’s network television Channel 4 takes the Land Rover G4 Challenge back to the road again. Channel 4 will broadcast the events of the 30-minute episode of the 2006 Land Rover G4 Challenge starting this Saturday. As expected, the Land Rover G4 Challenge will be an adventurous and extremely on- and off-track competition which features challenges on various terrains and exhilarating locations. As for Land Rover, they will allow the participants to use their vehicles and other Rover universal parts.

Channel 4 will show the challenges encountered by the 18 participants during the extreme competition. For 28 days, the participants will face different challenges that include driving a 4WD Land Rover, kayaking, running, climbing different altitudes, exploring different cultures, and uncovering hidden gems. The 18 participants will represent their respective nations in the 2006 Land Rover G4 Challenge namely Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile & Costa Rica, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, Russia, Taiwan, Turkey and United Kingdom.

The challenge will take place in Southeast Asia, crossing half way around the world to South America. The first stage of the Land Rover G4 Challenge begins in the beautiful city of Bangkok, Thailand. There will be river crossings, meeting monks from Buddhist temples, and exploring untouched jungles. After a 10-day challenge in Bangkok, the participants will move to the remote places in Laos with many log bridges and a wide area of rice fields. The first stage of the Land Rover G4 Challenge will finish at Vientiane, which is the capital city of Laos.

The next stage of the G4 Challenge is an urban competition in Rio de Janeiro. The Brazilian city offers stunning city sceneries along with the vast beaches facing the Atlantic Ocean. The last stage of the challenge will happen in Bolivia. Striking views of mountain ranges also means extreme challenges for the participants. The highlight of the last stage is the event on the Salar de Uyuni, which is the world’s largest salt lake. In the last day of the competition, the Land Rover G4 Challenge Finals will begin wherein the top four challengers will go face-to-face with each other to be the ultimate winner and bring home the brand new Land Rover Range Rover.

Carol Mitchel is an executive assistant in one of the leading automotive magazine in Los Angeles, California. She is a certified car lover and loves extreme sports.



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