About Us

Kostas Liapis was born in Chalkis, capital of the second largest island in Greece.

He studied in Great Britain and has a Bachelor in Management Science from the University of Hertfordshire and a P.GrC in Management Decision Modelling of Portsmouth University. He worked as a business consultant but has been dealing with offroad journeys for over 20 years having travelled many thousands off road kilometers in the mountains of Greece. He was the president, founding member and advisor on technical issues of “ Evripos 4x4 club”.

He is certified as

  •      - Offroad Instructor by   Land Rover Experience, East of England.
  •      - Offraod Driver (Professional)  by  laapprovedlogo
  •      - Volunteer forest firefighter.

He has followed a Red Cross Seminar for a human recovery after car accident.






 Paul Thrale was born in London and currently lives in West Malling Kent.
He served an apprenticeship in motor vehicles with the post office, raising to workshop manger before leaving to run a large building company’s fleet of vehicles. After the recession of the nineties he decided to link his hobby to earning an income. He’s been an active participant within the 4-wheel drive world for over 27 years, ranging from simple green lane trips, through to the early winch challenges. Having prepared over-land vehicles for customer’s trips through to full competition vehicles. He also participated in training NATO and Army groups on Salisbury Plain and the Brecon Beacons. Now he takes a more leisurely role in life teaching 4x4 driving + vehicle mounted winch courses for BORDA [British Off Road Driving Association], occasionally assists with the preparation of cars for Historic Car rally’s.

City & Guilds Motor Vehicle Technician’s Parts 1+2
Royal College of Arts CPC in National Road Haulage
BORDA BST instructor in 4x4 Driving and Vehicle Mounted Winches
NPTC for Off Road Driving & Winch Recovery
Emergency First Aid @ Work  
Volunteer for SE4x4 Response http://www.southeast4x4response.org.uk