4 wheel drive vehicle was a little Suzuki Sierra with a matching trailer
made from a Suzuki Tray Top. Konnie (my wife) is a teacher and she was lucky
enough to score an exchange posting to Tassie. We had only just been married
and had no kids so we rented out our house, packed the Suzzie and loaded up
the trailer with all our worldly possessions and made a bee line for Tassie.
Hey we had a Suzzie, there was no way I was going to black top it all the
way over there. So we drove it straight across the
high diddle diddle taking
in the Great Central, bits of the Gun Barrel, the Oodnadatta Track and the
back roads of NSW & VIC. Of course we had an extensive tool kit and heaps of
spares, consisting of a 4" crescent and 4 litres of oil.
Didn't even use
them..... I wouldn't dream of doing that now of course.
were settled in Hobart we joined the Land Rover Owners Club and this is
where the real 4WDriving started. What a great
bunch of people they were, we still talk about them today. They took us
every where and I canít recall one time when we didnít need a winch. Really
serious stuff, they taught me heaps. It wasnít always quiet kosher mind you
some of the things we did in those days would be sorely frowned upon today.
and I returned to Perth and although the Suzzie did not miss a beat the
entire 12 months I thrashed it, it was time for her to go. Since then I have
had another four 4byís and I now drive an 80
Series cruiser with diff locks front and back, electric winch etc etc etc.
We have three daughters and they have all grown up camping and touring.
Those days are coming to an end now, Billabong, nail polish and boys have
taken my place, not even a Hummer could drag them back
into the bush.
Fair enough, Jessica is 20,
Stacey is 17 and Courtney is 14,
they've all been camping
since they were 3. Konnie doesn't like to leave
the younger girls alone at home,
which means her adventuring
days are over for now, so I just have to go alone these days.
it just keeps getting tougher doesnít it?
nutshell, we teach you how to avoid all the mistakes we made while we were
acquiring the skills. We teach you in 2 days what it has taken us
over 20 odd
years to learn. Our courses follow the same criteria and
specifications that the larger RTO's deliver but at a fraction of the cost and that is a great piece of insurance for you because these
days 4wd vehicles are not cheap.
So give us a go, we
guarantee that you will love every minute.