The Road Ahead : October 2012
ROADAHEAD.COM.AU THE ROAD AHEAD OCT/NOV 2012 4 EXEC. MANAGER, PUBLISHING Jim Mathers EDITOR Barry Green JOURNALISTS Deb Eccleston Steve Gray 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 OCT/NOV 2012 COVER: Vet Dr Amber Gillett and furry friend. PHOTO: Ben Beaden/ Australia Zoo. FREE TO RACQ MEMBERS road ahead THE COMMUNITY LIFESTYLE TRAVEL MOTORING RACQ MEMBER ESSENTIALS + MORE spring OCT/NOV 2012 racq.co m QUEENSLAND INTERVIEW MEET AN RACQ MEMBER WITH A WILDLIFE CALLING TWIN TESTS: 86VBRZ IMPREZA V CIVIC ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BUYING A CAR 8 funding helps apprentices With the help of the RACQ Foundation, Ipswich houses are being repaired. 22 vet with a wildlife calling Meet an RACQ member whose working day is anything but ordinary. 24 website more user-friendly Whether readers prefer a PC, tablet or smartphone, Road Ahead Lifestyle now suits. 34 it's only natural For a relatively small island, Tasmania has a diversity of natural wonders. 36 plan a weekend escape Part 2 of where to drive and what to see throughout Queensland. 42 a drive with a militaria theme Salute the past in our trip down memory lane on the Western Downs. 50 twin tests Impreza v Civic, 86 GT v BRZ. 60 make a safe pick Cheap doesn't necessarily mean nasty when it comes to used cars. 72 good oil on car buying Buying a new or used vehicle need not be daunting. 74 car theft happens mostly at home Alarming new research from RACQ Insurance. 76 save all over the world Did you know you're part of one of the largest loyalty programs? FEATURES contents 30 river deep, mountain high Seemingly every time you turn a corner in central Europe, it's 'wow'.
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