4x4 enthusiasts club in recruiting drive

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.


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