Motoring Madness

This is all about the stuff we do with cars. It's fair to say we are old enough to know better but we don't. We are car adventurers. We take a cheap car and drive it across Countries and Continents to see which breaks first the car or us.

See each of our car adventures here and check out the test cars we are using.



twospanners is a group of friends joined by their passion for all things motoring. See the team here
October 25, 2017

Land Rover 110 300tdi coolant bleed hose issue

Taking the bleed hose off to check it, although we had no idea what it did we thought it best to check it. Looks like the hoses are not meant to be removed from the injector, we guess it’s a throw away part. Well what do you know, as Andy squeezed the pipe like it was a teenager with acne and out came a oozing stream of a clay like substance. I guess that was why nothing was passing through it.
July 30, 2017

Santana Trophy 2018

We have signed up for the 2018 Santana Trophy (what have we done!)

The Santana Trophy is a tribute, a homage to the past, to the classic Land Rovers and to the pioneers in rally raids like the Paris-Dakar or Camel Trophy.

Santana Trophy is a race made up of 7 stages (200KM across Morocco) driving Land Rover's. Navigation, orientation, driving-ability tests and rescues are all part of the day to day of the event.
June 24, 2017

Fitting a Land Rover Defender 110 Cubby box

The FCX cubby box features two cup holders at the front, a slot for a radio or CB and a massive cubby box, all enclosed in solid metal. A robust lock on top means that someone is going to have to spend some time trying to break into this, it also locks the CB/Radio slot when the lid is closed. The cubby compartment is cavernous, I kept adding things and thinking there is still space for more.
May 28, 2017

Exhaust back box change Land Rover 110 300Tdi

Work has started on the Land Rover 110 300 Tdi to get it ready for a summer road trip, first job was to replace the rear exhaust section. The exhaust has rusted completely through between the back box and the tail pipe, the tail pipe was only held on by the hanger.
May 20, 2017

Landrover Defender 110 – 300 Tdi

Its been a few years since we have had a Landrover in the family so it felt like time to fix that. So after a bit of searching in the usual places of autotrader, Landrover owner international and ebay I came across this beauty. It's a 1997 110 300Tdi thats done 160,000 miles, not quite a classic but fast becoming one.
January 13, 2017

Banger Rallies

There are lots banger rallies out there now ranging from the tame to the all out adrenalin junkies dream. Here are just a few we found. […]
June 21, 2015

Birmingham to Cape Town

We are starting to think about our biggest car challenge yet, 10,000 miles from Birmingham to Cape Town. The record is 10 days, 3 hours and 16 […]
June 24, 2013

My Driveway App

We are working on an app at the moment to help you manage your car information. You can store MOT, Service, Insurance, TAX and breakdown service […]
June 8, 2013

Trade up challenge

Mike Brewer does a series on the Discovery Channel called Wheeler Dealers where they hunt for treasure as they find rundown classic cars and transform them into […]