|My Four Wheel Driving Adventures|
|When I sold the Formula Vee at the end of the racing season in 1976 Judy & I decided to buy one of the new Suzuki mini 4 wheel drives that had just been released & start to explore the Australian Outback.
Over the next 15 years we covered the Flinders Ranges, Central Australia, Kakadu, the Kimberly region including the Bungle Bungles, the Tanami, Birdsville & Strezlecki Tracks, Frazer Island, the Snowy & High Country plus lots of smaller trips around the Blue Mountains, Bunya Mountains, Carnarvon Gorge & the NSW South Coast.
|Photos from Top Clockwise: The first white Suzi which we had for 3 years, White Suzi at Camerons Corner,
2nd (Blue Suzi) on "track" to Bendethra Caves, The first Hi Lux (Orange) which we also had for 3 years, Another shot of the Blue Suzi on road back from Wombeyan Caves.
|After many trips in the little white Suzi whose CB call sign was "Polar Bear" we needed more space for longer trips so up graded to the new 4 cyl. Suzi Ute which we called "Big Blue".
Unfortunately this did not prove successful so we traded up to the first of 4 Toyotas. The short wheelbase Hi Lux proved just the right size & was a great fun truck. After 3 years we bought the first of the Forerunners to be released which is pictured at right in a mud hole in the Wannangatta Valley in Victoria. I had been dared I wouldn't want to "muddy" the shiney new Truck. " WRONG!"
|Below is the Turbo Charged Hi Lux Twin Cab our ultimate off road Toy. We used this truck for all the Northern Territory & Kimberley trips & only traded for the latest 4Runner when we were planning retirement.|