Latest News – August 2017

Hi friends,

I’m just back from a “classic 4WD recovery scenario” in a pine forest plantation. Those who have done our driver training course will recognise these key ingredients: a sunny day in winter (looks dry, except for the shady spots), just a short trip (so no recovery gear), and a company vehicle (so base model with no traction aids)! Anyway with winter drawing to a close it’s time to put some dates on the calendar to get you four wheel driving, as listed on the upcoming dates post.

Some disappointing news for some of you who had expressed interest, is that our “Chambers Pillar” extended trip has had to be postponed. Trip leader, Marcus, had done some interesting survey work as part of his other job as a test driver of new-release vehicles. However he is now unavailable because his beautiful 17 year old daughter Bayley is suddenly fighting an extremely rare and aggressive cancer. Our thoughts are with all of his family. Sadly also, Brad and Bec Harris whom some of you will know as managers of Mountain Rivers Tourist Park, are heading home to Perth due to health issues. Plus I’m still trying to support Andrea in her battle with MND.

Good news though is that Jerome is energetically building up the business, especially with buses where we have just added a 57-passenger coach and become an Accredited Operator.

Our team of 4WD drivers have been getting plenty of practice with snow season transport. Finally, coming up on 11~13th August is the National 4×4 Show in Melbourne, where we have our usual “Gippsland’s High Country” stand. I look forward to seeing some of you there.