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
Funny that, because a couple of hours later, someone tries to carjack us. An old black BMW 5-Series suddenly appears in the wing mirrors, swerving wildly and flashing its lights, the men in the front pointing urgently. Being English, I immediately pull over, thinking that Justin has left the tailgate open again.
“What are you doing?” asks Justin, tightly.
“There are men. Pulling us over. There’s something wrong with the truck...” Justin scans the mirrors. “Is there something wrong with the truck? Can you see blue lights?” asks Justin. I wiggle the wheel experimentally and check for flashing strobes. “Er. No.”
“Then don’t stop. Don’t. F***ing. Stop.” Justin used to be a war photographer. He documented the Balkan conflict, the first Gulf War and the Troubles in Northern Ireland. And, just for a second, he uses a tone of voice that punches me in the guts. I gun the truck, and pull off the shoulder. The Hilux suddenly seems very slow.