21-24 October 2004: National 4x4 Show Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Victoria, .au.

16-26 October 2004: Sydney International Motor Show.

11-15 October 2004: UAE Desert Challenge (FIA World Cup Cross-Country).


15-21 September 2004: Por Las Pampas (FIA World Cup Cross-Country).

3-5 September 2004: Goodwood Revival (UK) [www].


7-15 August 2004: Orient Rally (FIA World Cup Cross-Country).


15-18 July 2004: Baja Espana (FIA World Cup Cross-Country).


25-27 June 2004: Goodwood Festival of Speed [www].

Tues 15/6/2004: ULP Melb' $1.01/L

14 June 2004: 15cm of snow in the Victorian Alps .au.

13-14 June 2004: Finke Desert Race, central Australia.

12-13 June 2004: Le Mans [www] 24-hour race; start and end 4pm. Pole position, 3m32.838s, Audi R8, #88, Johnny Herbert (+ Jamie Davies, + Guy Smith).
First: #5 Audi R8, Audi Sport Japan Team Goh (Tom Kristensen, Seiji Ara, Rinaldo Capello) 379 laps, 5169.970km; Second: #88 Audi R8, Audi Sport UK Team Veloqx, +41.4sec; Third: #2 Audi R8, Champion Racing (J J Lehto, Marco Werner, Emmanuele Pirro).

1-6 June 2004: Rally Moroco (FIA World Cup Cross-Country).

25 May - 6 June 2004:   British International Motor Show, NEC (was www.motorshow.co.uk).

16 May 2004: Melbourne petrol prices went over au$1.00/litre because the price of crude all is at a 20+ year high. (The last time this happened the government started to look shaky.)

15-17 May 2004: Blinman Land Rover Jamboree 2004, South Australia -- Land Rover Register of South Australia.

6-9 May 2004: Baja Portugal (FIA World Cup Cross-Country).

25 April 2004:   Anzac Day.

April 2004: New York International Auto Show, (inc' the Land Rover Discovery SIII).

3-12 April 2004: Rally Tunisie (FIA World Cup Cross-Country).

14 March 2004:   British & European Cars, Dandenong Show Ground, Vic., a.u.

11-14 March 2004: Baja Italian (FIA World Cup Cross-Country).

5-8 March 2004: Port Fairy Folk Festival, Vic., .au, [www].

4-14 March 2004: 74th Geneva Motor Show.

4-7 March 2004: Australian F1 Grand-Prix, Albert Park, Melbourne, Vic..
  1. Michael Schumacher (Ferrari),   2. Rubens Barrichello (Ferrari),   3. Fernando Alonso (Renault),   4. Ralf Schumacher (Williams BMW),   5. Juan Pablo Montoya (Williams BMW),   6. Jenson Button (BAR Honda),   7. Jarno Trulli (Renault),   8. David Coulthard (McLaren Mercedes).

27 February - 8 March 2004:   Melbourne International Motor Show.

18 February 2004: The Diamantina River (7m) has cut the road into Birdsville as flood waters from Queensland head to South Australia. The road is expected to be open in ~ 1 week.

17 February 2004: "Once in a 100 years" floods in New Zealand.

15 February 2004: Victorian 4WD Show (Wandin, Vic) [www] (by [lrocv]).

6 February 2004: Opening of Brisbane Motor Show.

1 Feb 2004: The 1st passenger train left Adelaide for Darwin, NT, on the line recently extended from Alice Springs to Darwin. The trip takes ~2 days.

January 2004:   The Volkswagen 'Touareg' is (.au) Overlander magazine's 4WD of 2003.

18 January 2004: Dakar Rally ends in the Senegalese capital of Dakar (started 1 Jan).
Stephane Peterhansel and co-driver Jean-Paul Cottret won the "car" section in (surprise) a Mitsubishi "Pajero Evolution". Vladimir Tchaguine, Demion Yakoubov and Serguei Savostine won the truck section in a Kamaz 4×4. Nani (Joan) Roma won the bike section on a KTM.

10-19 January 2004: North American International Auto Show (i.e. the Detroit Motor Show), Cobo Center, Detroit. (Trade 4 Jan...) Landrover showed the supercharged V8 'Range Stormer' concept car with fanciful doors that open up and forward.

Range Stormer
It might give some clues about a future baby Range Rover -- or it might not.

2004 World Rally Championship
23-25 January Monte Carlo
6-8 February Sweden
12-14 March Mexico
16-18 April New Zealand
14-16 May Cyprus
4-6 June Greece
25-27 June Turkey
16-18 July Argentina
6-8 August Finland
20-22 August Germany
3-5 September Japan
17-19 September Great Britain
1-3 October Italy
15-17 October France
29-31 October Spain
12-14 November Australia
-- via Peugeot.

1 January 2004: Dakar Rally starts in France (ends 18 Jan).

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