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PLAYING BANJO

The landscapes of Australia’s great bush poet, A.B. Paterson When we were looking for a name for the journalists’ room at Unsealed 4X4 HQ, all tracks wound back to Banjo Paterson (1864-1941). No man has done more to capture the romantic beauty of the Australian bush and celebrate its colourful characters. 

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UNSEALED 4X4 TUNES

Jessie Cunniffe is a classically trained pianist, self-taught guitarist, qualified music educator and freelance journalist. When she’s not rocking out in the classroom with the next generation of musicians, Jessie can be found critiquing the music industry’s latest offerings for The Sydney Morning Herald and, of course, Unsealed 4X4.

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THE PIONEERS

The history of four-wheel drive vehicles is nearly as long as the history of the motorcar, and in the course of that history, few women have stood out as much as Miss Luella Bates of the United States. In 1908 Otto Zachow, an American inventor, made a steam-powered four-wheel drive vehicle. He went on to form the Badger …

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I BOUGHT A JEEP!

Advertising genius or just annoying? You only have to look at the sales figures to see that the long-running “I bought a Jeep!” advertising campaign is still kicking goals. But in the advertising world, they measure themselves by more than just dollars. Parody, not imitation, can be one of the most sincere forms of flattery. Click onto YouTube …

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FOUR DOOR UTES

Profiling the Top TEN (plus a few randoms) Sales figures suggest this multicultural mob might inherit the 4X4 earth Story by Bruce McMahon THESE days, the once-humble dual cab ute is a staple in sheds and garages from Cape Byron to the Kimberley. Across Australia, four-wheel drive, four-door utes are used (and sometimes abused) by tradies, fisherfolk, farmers, …

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THE PIONEERS

Australia did not become the 4X4 capital of the planet by accident. It took the hard work and genius of pioneers. Unsealed 4X4 is honouring those pioneers with an A-Z series Malcolm Douglas In 1964, two stock and station agents working in the Riverina quit their jobs to see what wilder Australia had to offer, filming their adventures …