The Road Ahead Sampler : August September 2012
WWW.ROADAHEAD.COM.AU THE ROAD AHEAD AUG/SEP 2012 4 EXEC. MANAGER, PUBLISHING Jim Mathers EDITOR Barry Green JOURNALISTS Deb Eccleston Cameron Mcpherson GRAPHIC DESIGN Bonita Forsyth 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) 899,570 Plus 160,000 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 AUG/SEP 2012 COVER: A modern-day take on what was a popular 1950-60s Sunday drive -- picnicking on the Redcliffe peninsula *. PHOTO: STU RILEY. 34 bring back the road trip Part 1 of where to go and what to see throughout Queensland. FREE TO RACQ MEMBERS road ahead THE COMMUNITY LIFESTYLE TRAVEL MOTORING RACQ MEMBER ESSENTIALS + MORE winter A UG/SE P 20 12 rac q.com WE COMPARE HYUNDAI, SKODA, SUZUKI BUDGET SPORTSTERS REVIVING THE SUNDAY DRIVE OUR QUEENSLAND FAMILY DAY TRIP FAVOURITES REVISITED LIFE CAN BE SO CRUISEY SAILING THE SOUTH PACIFIC WIN AN AIRLIE BEACH ESCAPE RUNNING COSTS SURVEY SAVE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS 8 mission possible RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue airlifts an injured camper. 20 challenging road ahead We interview new Transport Minister Scott Emerson. 28 life can be so cruisey Kicking back, cruising the South Pacific. 32 road with a view The delights of driving the iconic Great Ocean Road. 40 short and sweet A satisfying snack-sized alternative to the epic road trip. 44 wouldn't be without it If you can't afford travel insurance, you can't afford to travel. 46 budget sportsters We compare Veloster +, Fabia Monte Carlo and Swift Sport. 61 alto cheapest to own, run Our Running Costs survey reveals how you could save big. 67 clarity and confidence New RACQ Household Insurance delivers flood cover. FEATURES contents *THE ROAD AHEAD THANKS FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE: CHRIS STEPHENS (1964 WOLSELEY), TIGER RAG WWW.TIGERRAG.COM.AU (RETRO CLOTHING), AND MODELS ELLA, JOE AND JAKE ECCLESTON, AND TOM AND BONITA FORSYTH.
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