READERS’ RIGS

MARC JEFFERY 6X6 LAND ROVER PERENTIE

Marc has been a Land Rover man ever since he can remember, learning to drive on farms in a Series 2. His latest purchase is this 6X6 ex-Army Rover, which has already been up the Cape for a few trips. The vehicle has been well decked out for touring, with a self-supporting slide-out rooftop tent, microwave oven and even a coffee machine. Marc told us that sadly his wife hates the 6X6 with a passion, but she has an ’08 Range Rover Sport which is just a tad easier to drive. Marc and a buddy have just joined Mates for Mates as volunteers to help out at events, and because of that (and we love 6X6 Land Rovers here) Marc is this month’s winner of Readers’ Rigs. Enjoy the Drivetech 4×4 gear mate… you deserve it!

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STEVE McLAUGHLAN GU PATROL 

How good are the number plates on Steve’s GU? L8R M8 (later mate)… we feel they sum up Steve’s vehicle to a tee. He has set it up for remote solo travel in his native Western Australia, and has used his years of experience to determine the best gear to suit his requirements. Speaking of which, he has decided to go back to his 15-year-old Rhino rooftop camper after experimenting with tents, a Jayco pop-up and a Trak Shak camper as the Rhino best suits his style of travel. Steve carries loads of recovery gear too, but he mentions that WA is a big place… so you need to be self-sufficient. He is just about to depart on a journey across the Great Central Road, stopping in at Surveyor Generals Corner and Uluru. If you want to follow along for the journey, check Steve out on Facebook or Instagram, under ‘Dusty Tales’.

 

PETER DE SOUZA HOLDEN COLORADO

Peter resides in Adelaide; however he was quick to mention that this image of his Colorado was taken a very long way from home. This was his camp for the evening right by the river on the Peninsula Development Road in Cape York. To make this journey happen, Peter naturally decided it was wise to invest in a few extra goodies to make the trip safer and more enjoyable. Starting with a 2in suspension lift, ARB bullbar and a set of Cooper AT tyres – which are the three mods we would advise for such a trip. While the tools were out, Peter had a Warn winch installed as well as a set of diff breathers to prevent driveline damage during those iconic Cape York water crossings. What a clean touring Holden Colorado. Great stuff, Peter!

 

PETER HAWKINS JK WRANGLER

Peter purchased this JK Wrangler with his wife about six months ago before retirement and hooked into the modifications straight away. Peter has sourced gear locally, as well as looking to the USA for accessories such as Smitty Built front and rear bars. The Hawkins clan also decided to purchase an MDC hard-floor camper trailer, and have had no issues towing it on their adventures with their two dogs Jack and Ruby. Their first trip in the JK was the Holland Track, taking in some touring-style tracks as well as some harder tracks taking all day to travel 80km. They have already started planning their next adventure too, travelling from Broken Hill across the Nullarbor to attend a few rallies on the way. Great to see a well set up JK Wrangler used for touring. Best of luck with retirement, guys.

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