The Road Ahead Sampler : October November 2011
WWW.ROADAHEAD.COM.AU 4 THE ROAD AHEAD OCT/NOV 2011 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 Plus 155,000 digital. 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. 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. THE ROAD AHEAD OCT/NOV 2011 Cover: Paris street scene. QT Luong/ terragalleria.com. FEATURES contents 26 french connection Set aside as much time as you can to soak up the City of Light. FREE TO RACQ MEMBERS road ahead THE COMMUNITY LIFESTYLE TRAVEL MOTORING RACQ MEMBER ESSENTIALS + MORE spring OCT/NO V 2011 rac q.com FRENCH CONNECTION LIVE IT UP IN THE CITY OF LIGHT PEARLS ON FILM TRAVEL TO CELEBRITY CENTRAL IN AUSTRALIA'S NORTH-WEST WIN A HOLIDAY AT RACV NOOSA RESORT RACQ'S SPECIAL REPORT: BEWARE PITFALLS WHEN FILLING YOUR CAR MAN OF MANY TALENTS WE INTERVIEW ACTOR JOHN WATERS 8 coming to the party RACQ supports safety program for young people. 21 man of many talents We talk with one of Australia's top actors, John Waters. 30 pearls on film Celebrities aren't just found in Hollywood. Check out Australia's north-west. 32 festival spirit Neither cyclone nor flood could dampen the state's festivals during 2011. 34 renting can be the way to go The benefits of car hire when travelling are many. 38 SPECIAL REPORT: Filling the car with fuel used to be easy. Now it's a very different story. 39 fixated by speed cameras As the number of fixed speed cameras grow, so too does the technology. 41 duelling dual cabs We pit the new VW Amarok against Toyota's Hilux. 45 how swede it is Volvo and Saab's smart new mid-size wagons put to the test. 56 homemade hero A first-hand tour of the classic Morgan sports car factory. 64 story well worth telling Meeting this RACQ member is like opening a history book. 65 aussie assist to the rescue RACQ Insurance offers peace of mind, even when you travel. 66 evolution, not revolution RACQ Foundation is helping keep students on the straight and narrow. 70 milestone for racq's free2go Celebrating 10 years of assisting young drivers survive and thrive.
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