have you been on 4wding trips & noticed that for certain kinds of trips that are advertised usually attracts the same blokes.
Well thats been my experience & the blokes I'm about to introduce to you have all, with the one or two exceptions built their cars up from something basic to something that will handle some pretty tough stuff.
These blokes tend to look for words in trip advertising such as "winches will be required", "expect panel damage", "lockers & lift a must" or "extreme tyres will be necesary", & the very nature of the trip demands that we rely on each other for spoting, snatching, digging, & track side repairs.
This relying on one another has had a good effect in that it brings like minded people together & you end up as good mates.
Enough writing stuff down & I'll start by posting some pics & some comments.
It's typical of Chris to have his head out the window, & thats not because of stale air in the cabin, but because he's reknown for picking the right line up the gnarlyest of tracks.
At Narbathong, where we were on Phone track, 3/4 the way up there is a large rock step. When it was my go I was a bit worried of an end to end roll over but Chris just picked his way up on worn mudies.
Something amusing: Chris has been known to do scouting trips without always driving the tracks he has instore for us. Ergo un named track at Wesburn where 5 other drivers had to winch, claw, scrape, smash panels & tail lights, & chain saw fallen logs. just to get through. Did Chris damage the Mav....No
P.S. You can read about the trip to Wesburn in the "trip reports" section of the forum, under the heading "Wesburn winch trip"
Something amusing: After being snatched back out of a bog hole at Toolangi, opens the doors to let the water out & says "I forgot to engage the lockers". After getting stuck coming up Ellis Tk. Wesburn he says "the dog switched off the lockers"
Go mechanical lockers I say hahaha
Probably the most photogenic of the lot. 9 inches of lift, front locker & a tightened rear "No slip diff" & Craig's not afraid to burry the right foot up untill valve bounce rpm this thing rides on mud, not in it.
Something amusing: After a water crossing at Neerim, Craig stops pops the bonnet & says "Gee I need a ladder to look in this engine bay"