The Road Ahead : February 2011
MAKES YOUR DAY FEB/MAR 2011 THE ROAD AHEAD 3 contents FEATURES 19 behind the helmet visor We talk to champion driver Russell Ingall. 24 mary, queen of liners To Singapore and Dubai in the lap of luxury. 28 red centre dreaming Australia's heart is a soul- inspiring destination. 30 magic of mossman The feel of a big country town ... and more. 32 a taste of townsville North Queensland's 'capital' has a lot to offer visitors. 38 SPECIAL REPORT EXEC. MANAGER, PUBLISHING Jim Mathers EDITOR Barry Green JOURNALISTS Belinda Peters Deb Eccleston GRAPHIC DESIGN Bonita Russo ENQUIRIES, CLASSIFIED ADS Jenie Maloney 07 3872 8653 DISPLAY ADVERTISING Kelley Wiseman 07 3872 8640 ADDRESS PO BOX 4, Springwood Queensland 4127 FAX 07 3257 1863 EMAIL email@example.com PUBLISHER The Road Ahead Publishing Co Pty Ltd (ABN 72 009 716 465) CIRCULATION (CAB) 919,782 COPYRIGHT No part of this magazine may be reproduced without the publisher's written permission. CONTRIBUTORS The views expressed in The Road Ahead by external contributors and advertisers are not necessarily those of the RACQ. Additional magazine photos from thinkstock, tourism queensland. FREE TO RACQ MEMBERS road ahead THE TRAVEL LIFESTYLE MOTORING RACQ MEMBER ESSENTIALS + MORE summ er FEB/M AR 2011 racq .com SPECIAL FLOOD REPORT RACQ LENDS A HELPING HAND THE RESCUES AND THE RECOVERY THE PRICE IS RIGHT MOTOR VEHICLE AUCTIONS UTILITARIAN URBANITES COMPACT 2WD SUVS COMPARED MARY, QUEEN OF LINERS TO SINGAPORE AND DUBAI IN LUXURY WIN A BRISBANE LIONS VIP EXPERIENCE AND LOGITECH TRAVEL PACKS THE ROAD AHEAD FEB/MAR 2011 Cover: RACQ CareFlight helicopter to the RESQ. Source: RACQ CareFlight. WWW.RACQ.COM.AU 65 sparking into life RACQ launches mobile car electrics service. 66 show, shop and save Being an RACQ member has many benefits. 67 speak up about roads to ruin Have a say in RACQ's survey. 68 the price is right Check out motor vehicle auctions. ADVERTISING: All advertisements in The Road Ahead are the responsibility of advertisers. Advertising is accepted on the understanding that it does not contravene the Trade Practices Act. Responsibility is not accepted by The Road Ahead Publishing Co Pty Ltd or the RACQ for statements made or the failure of any product or service to give satisfaction. Inclusion of an advertisement should not be construed as an endorsement by The Road Ahead or the RACQ. For the latest lifestyle, travel and motoring news, visit our website, www.roadahead.com.au. special 8-page centre liftout Queensland's floods: the rescues and the recovery. fuels ain't fuels Filling up the car isn't what it used to be. 43 utilitarian urbanites Compact two-wheel-drive SUVs compared. 52 diesel under the pump Are diesel vehicles a good buy?