Warrnambool’s four-wheel-drive club is holding a quick “meet and greet” next month to catch up with old members and perhaps entice a few new ones to join convoys to far corners of the state.
“After 25 years there’s been a lot of people in the club who have moved on,” club member Ross Sloane said.
“They’ll be a presentation and vehicles on display.”
Mr Sloane has just returned from South Australia’s Flinders Ranges and the group is now looking at a shorter trip to the Otways to give beginners a taste of adventure.
Much has changed in the club’s 25-year history, particularly in regard to environmental concerns.
Gone are the days of tearing through forest in any direction — Mr Sloane said the group stuck to tracks and helped Parks Victoria maintain them.
“There’s no hooning and there’s no bush-bashing,” he said.
“People are more considerate of the environment. In the last 30 years there’s been a lot more maturity in what we do.”
Members will put their vehicles on show on Saturday, July 5 from 11am at the Warrnambool Home Makers Centre.