TRANS-ASIA 3 ’2012

TRANS-ASIA 3 ’2012
( West Asia, Russia, Central Asia, The Silk Road, Mongolia, Manchuria)
10th July – 31st August 2012 (53 days)Istanbul, TURKEY - Tbilisi, GEORGIA - Baku, AZERBAIJAN - Astrakhan, RUSSIA - Atyrau, KAZAKHSTAN - Bukhara, Tashkent, UZBEKISTAN - Osh, KYRGYZSTAN - Kashgar (Xinjiang) – Xining (Qinghai) – Yinchuan (Ningxia) – Hohhot (Inner Mongolia) – Harbin (HeilongJiang) – Chang Bai Shan (Jilin) – Shenyang (Liaoning) – Tianjin (Hebei), CHINA

Dear Fellow Adventurers,

The 4×4 World Explorer team wish you a very happy and adventurous 2012!  This year we have an amazing expedition in store for you!

Another  NOT-TO-BE-MISSED adventure that will NOT be repeated for many years to come. To-date, we have 15 confirmed participants. We are scheduled to submit the first round of listing by mid of February 2012. Its is filling up fast!

So do hurry and check your calendar and marked out “TRANS-ASIA 2012”; and hence do, submit your application form + copy of your latest passport + *US$1,600 (RM5,000.00) as deposit to secure your seat.

* only refundable, if the trip is cancelled due to major disasters like H1N1

Time is needed for vehicle preparation, logistics, bookings, ATA Carnets, Visa etc so end April 2012 is the deadline.


For prices and sector information please click here or contact us on the emails below.

Details here on the Trans-Asia 2012 Expedition Trial / visa info / updates from the team newpaper cuttings.

Sports Car Digest Article about Speed Style Beauty 2011

Speed Style Beauty was held 25-27 November 2011 at the Portside Wharf in Brisbane, Australia.

Speed Style Beauty, a display of rolling art from over a century of car design got off to a strong start as one of Australia’s newest but most impressive car shows with vehicles as diverse and disparate as a 1910 Brush and a 2011 Ferrari California on display all in the name of charity.

Aimed at showing cars as art and taking its name from the similarly titled exhibition of the Ralph Lauren car collection, Speed Style Beauty organiser Rod Gould garnered some very rare and desirable classics from various collectors in and around Brisbane with all proceeds going to Young Care, a charity that assists Australians under 65 to get out of aged care.

“We wanted to do something a bit different as a charity fund raiser instead of the usual raffle,” Gould said.

More European-focused than is the norm for an Australian show (the only Australian car was an ex-Dick Johnson XC Ford Falcon race car) Speed Style Beauty 2011 gave the visiting public a chance to get close to some mouth-watering exotics including an ex-Phil Hill 1955 Ferrari Monza 750, Lamborghini 400 GT and Countach LP400 as well as a recreation of the very first BMW Art Car, a 3.0 CSL painted by sculptor Alexander Calder.

Other cars included a trio of Rolls-Royces with Wraith, Camargue coupe and an imperious Phantom III with H.J Mulliner Sedanca de Ville coachwork on show, along with a 1926 Bentley 3-Litre, 1958 Porsche RSK and 1933 Aston Martin International long chassis.

One of the star attractions was to be a 1935 Bugatti T57 C, but gearbox failure on the way to the venue saw it being replaced with the owner’s intriguing Tatra T87 featuring a rear-mounted air-cooled V8, surely the only one of its kind in Australia.

Other oddities included a Mercedes 500K roadster replica powered by a 460ci Ford V8 and an Australian-designed Giocattolo Group B, a fusion of Alfa Romeo Sprint body and mid-mounted 5.0-litre Holden V8. One of only 15 made from 1986 to 1989 the Giocattlolo (Italian for ‘toy’) employs Kevlar and carbon composite body panels and at the time gave supercars a real run for their money.

Speed Style Beauty may be one of the less established classic car shows in Australia but if the quality of vehicles on display this year was anything to go by, it deserves marking down on the calendar as an annual must-see.


Report by Ben Dillon

To view the original article click  here

2011 Display Cars (check list for updates)

               1910 Brush Timber Car

               1926 Bentley 3 Ltr

               1931 Aston Martin International long chassis_                     

               1934 Jaguar SS 1 Saloon_

               1934 Ford Roadster Custom Rod__1934 Mercedes 500K reproduction

               1935 Rolls Royce Phantom111 Sedanca deVille_

               1935 Mercedes Pullman sedan_1935 Bugatti 57 C Fastback_1953 Jaguar XK 120 Coupe_

               1947 TATRA V8 rear engine

               1955 Ferrari 750 Monza_

               1957 Ford Thunderbird_1958 Porsche RSK_1960 Bentley Continental Flying Spur_

               1961 Corvette 327_

               1961 E Type Jaguar

               1962 Alfa Romeo Sprint Zagato Guilieta_1964 Aston Martin DB 5_

               1966 Lamborghini GT 400

               1967 Corvette 327 Side Pipe_             

               1967 Mustang Convertible_1967 Maserati Ghibli_1970 Citroen DS Cabriolet_

               1973 BMW 3.0 CSL Art Car_1977 Lamborghini Countach_

               1980 Rolls Royce Camargue Coupe_

               1987 Alfa Giocattolo___Dick Johnson Bathurst Falcon XC Hardtop__Lotus GT Race spec_

               2011 Aston Martin DB 9__2011 Lamborghini Galado Spyder

               2011 Ferrari California

               2011 Bentley GT



               1928 Triumph__1924 Douglas__Douglas Stunt Bike of Crash Cavanagh’s_

               1930 Brough SS 100 favoured by Lawrence of Arabia

               1956 BMW R50 +Steib Side Car__

The Shows Back!

The new dates and venue have been announced for SPEED + STYLE + BEAUTY. 25-27 November, 2011 at Brisbane Cruise Terminal, Portside Wharf, Hercules St & Macarthur Ave, Hamilton.

January 2011 Show Postponed Due To QLD Floods.

Due to the devastation caused by the QLD floods, the show will be postponed to a later date. We apologise for any inconvienience.
Dates and times to be announced as soon as possible…

Website Launched

The SPEED + STYLE + BEAUTY Website is up and running. Stay tuned for more information!