Cowboys and Aliens
Another classic from 20 years of TG mag: Hungary's herdsmen confront TG's heavily modded Toyota Hilux...
Posted: 29 Oct 2013
Filled with the spirit of wilderness adventure, we then head out to explore the night. Turns out that no matter how powerful your lights – and ours are powerful – when there are no landmarks by which to navigate, you get lost quickly, and then deeply nervous shortly after.
Splashing through the odd ambush of scary axle-deep bog, up and over hillocks and random ditches, the Hilux just keeps on going. For which I am eminently thankful, because when you switch off the comforting rumble of the big 3.0-litre diesel, the utter silence on the Puszta is enough to still you. Quiet enough to make your ears ring with the clamour of nothing. And it’s a bit unnerving.