With links between Holden and Isuzu lenthening, and the Australian carmaker leaving Australian shores manufacturing wise, will it look towards Uncle Sam for an updated 4X4?
Big desert crossings mean big fuel capacities. Where long range tank setups can accomodate the majority of your fuel needs, sometimes you will need to tack on a few jerry cans to stretch your range a little more.
Weighing in at 245kilogram, packing a peak power of 17.5kW and a top speed of 35km/h via the huge electrically driven tracks, the Derziezel is an incredible (and nuts) method of cross terrain mobility. For one. In style.
Having the confidence to tackle a steep, sandy and rutted hill is one thing, but backing this up with the correct and (more importantly) safe operating techniques of your vehicle as well as understanding your own abilities is something which takes a long time to learn.
If you read issue 006 of Pat Callinan’s 4X4 Adventures, you might have come across my usual 4X4, a 1971 Land Rover Series IIA SWB. Despite fantasies of keeping the old girl as my only mode of transport until I draw my last breath, the last six months of daily driving have slowly brought that lofty dream into more of a fizzling idea.
Back in 2010 one of the Pat Callinan’s 4X4 Adventures crew cars were fitted with some Cooper A/T3 tyres, as we were preparing the vehicles for another season of filming. This year, they were replaced after three seasons off-road torture and general running around. How did they hold up?
The Cape, Simmo, Fraser Island and the Gibb River Road are all really well known destinations amongst 4X4ers, and for good reason. They have built a reputation over the years as terrific places to visit, because they are!
In a big milestone for the Australian 4X4 giant, TJM has notched up 40 years of business in the 4X4 aftermarket game.
We have all glazed through our fair share of car ads over the years, struggling to pay attention as the owner mercilessly vomits out hundreds of details in one long paragraph. If you’re lucky, you get a few pagebreaks and bullet points. We stumbled across this ad on the interwebs recently, and have hailed it as the best ad we have ever seen. Seriously, I almost bought it.
Hema's Great Desert Tracks Atlas and Guide has been compulsory reading for pretty much anyone aspiring to get some red dust between the tread blocks and visit some of Australia's stark interior. We take a copy on our own desert crossing, and see how it stacks up.