The Shorty 40 Story

11th April, 2016

Words by Paul Murrell, Practical Motoring If ever proof was needed that the Japanese could take someone else’s concept and make it better, the Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser should put the argument to rest. Way back in 1950, the Japanese motor industry was almost unknown outside Japan, but the Land Cruiser paved the way for the huge success and market domination Continue Reading

Our 1994 Toyota HiLux is Simpson Desert Ready!

18th March, 2016

Words by Paul Murrell, Practical Motoring A few weeks ago when I interviewed the the ARB team at Nundah, all staff were getting quite excited about the progress of their 1994 Toyota HiLux SR, knowing she should be a desirable old girl when finished. When they first purchased her back in September last year, she had had two previous owners, and was Continue Reading

Quick Shorty Update

2nd March, 2016

Last we saw our Shorty 40 her release back into the wild was just at our fingertips. However, before she's 110%, and with some last finishing touches still on the table, patience is assured that before long, we'll be trialling and testing her abilities through the harsh conditions of the Simpson Desert before we know it. So far she's had the Continue Reading

Last But Not Least – The Land Rover Defender

23rd November, 2015

Our search is over, and we’re happy to show off our last but certainly not least Off Road Icon, The Land Rover Defender. Introducing the Defender into the market as a private recreational vehicle brought around the introduction of new options, such as radio-cassette players, styled wheels, as well as accessories such as surfboard carriers and bike racks. This model is powered Continue Reading