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I love Toowoomba. It was my home town for many years and the location where I bought my first house. More importantly, Toowoomba was the first place where I would commute daily over 300kms to work in the DirtComp office, a place that harboured my passion for 4wds. Getting back into the countryside for the …

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Winch Challenge Returns To Victoria : Photo Michael Hurren

The Gigglepin Pro 4×4 Challenge being held at Tooborac on the 13th & 14th September 2014, will see Winch Challenge competition make a return to Victoria. The tracks will be designed by Wayne Smith, who is drawing on his experience from King of the Hammers USA and Mexico, Dresden-Breslau Rallye, Malaysia RFC and Croatia Trophy to bring …

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Range Rover Sport SVR: Fastest and most powerful production Land Rover ever laps legendary Nordschleife circuit in Germany in 8 minutes 14 seconds. Achieved without compromising the vehicle’s class-leading all terrain capabilities or high levels of comfort. Whitley, UK, 30 July 2014 – The Range Rover Sport SVR has lapped the famous Nordschleife circuit at the Nürburgring in …

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Tough Tracks Round 2 - 2014

Janowen Hills 4WD Park played host to the second round of the Tough Tracks 4×4 Challenge and in what seems to have become a bit of a tradition the heavens opened up and dumped a bit of rain on the park around lunchtime Saturday just after the first stages in all classes had been run. The slippery black soil …

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Explore Australia Expo

The inaugural Explore Australia Expo held at Melbourne Showgrounds on June 20-22, has been hailed a huge success by exhibitors, and the 23,000 strong visitors to the show. Australia’s first ever all-encompassing adventure expo provided consumers with a weekend of non-stop action, demonstrations, seminars and workshops and afforded visitors a truly interactive experience with the …

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Garland to debut new Dakar spec Isuzu MU-X at Finke

Australian Dakar Rally veteran Bruce Garland has confessed to ‘a moment of madness’, leaving today for the Northern Territory in preparation for next week’s Finke Desert Race, the toughest cross-country rally in the southern hemisphere.The 55-year-old Sydneysider, who has survived a fractured vertebra, a heart attack and five bypasses, and prostate cancer surgery in the …

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tough tracks 2014 round one

The season starter of the 2014 Tough Tracks 4×4 Challenge saw round one having to be changed from Emu Creek Extreme Retreat to The Springs 4×4 Park at the last minute due to local council limiting hours available to run the comp in. Luckily some new tracks were organised at The Springs and the competition was …

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Dixon on the way to victory at the Condo 750 Cross Country Rally

The Slattery Auctions Condo 750 cross country rally was held in near perfect conditions, with the heavy rain that had threatened the event in the preceding days clearing on Friday afternoon. Leaving in its wake a glowing outback sunset for scrutiny in the main street of Condobolin and an almost dust free track for the …

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Narva Racing in action at the Paringa 400

The new kid on the block, the ARB Paringa 400 held at Broken Hill proved it was a force to be reckoned with on the weekend. Serving up a challenging mix of flowing station tracks, creek crossings, washouts and bull dust that claimed many of Australia’s top offroad racing teams as victims, including the #882 …

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Superior Engineering Short Course - Steve Kildey

First round of the Superior Engineering Short Course was run over the weekend on a Private Property at Elimbah, just off the Bruce Highway near Caboolture.  With plenty to see from Trophy Karts, Celebrity Races and a Monster Truck display it all came down to the battle between the 50 competitors across 7 classes to see …

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Round 1 of the 2014 ARB Xtreme Winch Challenge Series was run at Landcruiser Mountain Park over the weekend.  The 15thAnniversary event run by David Metcalfe brought back some old competitors (even as spectators) and some new competitors for a 19 car field, one of the largest for some time.  The top end of the …

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The 2013 Kickstarters Gascoyne Dash fired up today with the scrutiny and street parade of 36 vehicles and 80 bike riders through the main street of Carnarvon, in the Gascoyne Region of Western Australia. Competitors from all over Australia have converged on Carnavon, close to the most western point of the continent to start their …

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