COMEUP Xtreme Winch Challenge Series Round 2 – 2016

The second round of the 2016 Comeup Xtreme Winch Challenge series was held on the last weekend of June in what turned out to be a very muddy and cold three-day event.   The winching competition was held at Mt Borah, 18km north west of the small township of Manilla in central New South Wales.   With […]

FJ40 Modified Landcruiser Winch Truck

Rod and Russell Rathbone have been stalwarts of the Xtreme Winch Challenge series and have shown their consistency and skill over the years in their Wyong Automatics Toyota FJ40 Landcruiser Comp Truck.  At Round 1 of the 2016 COMEUP Xtreme Winch Challenge Series, Rod and Russell took their highly modified Winch Truck to victory at […]

Winch Truck Challenge

Back in 2012, we produced a DVD on Round 2 of the 2012 Winch Truck Challenge series held in Central Queensland.  With over 60 minutes of winch truck action,  there are Toyota Landcruisers including 70 series, Nissan GU and GQ Patrols and even Landrovers.  The whole DVD has been loaded onto YouTube in crystal clear […]

The Mav – Ford Maverick Winch Truck

Peter Bannister competes in a 1992 model Ford Maverick, affectionately call “The Mav”.  He and Navigator Josh Flynn were last seen competing at round 1 of the 2016 COMEUP Xtreme Winch Challenge series, but due to a few issues on Friday night and Saturday, could only manage to finish 7th outright.   The Mav has […]

Team Ranga – Nissan Patrol Winch Truck

They say only a “Ranga” can call another red head a Ranga, but when your team name is Team Ranga, we may need to make an exception for these two blokes in their Nissan Patrol GU.  Paul Semmens and Nathan Mills have had a few thrills and spills in their 4.8 inter-cooled turbo Patrol, sporting […]

XWC – Winch Action from Xtreme Winch Challenge

A fine and Sunny Saturday Morning would greet the ARB Xtreme Winch Challenge competitors and it was off to Special Stage 4 to get things started for the day.   Rod and Russell Rathbone would be the first to tackle the stage. Starting first and the fresh morning air must have helped, as the Rathbone […]

FJ45 V8 Landcruiser Farmtruck Winch Machine

Round 2 of the 2016 COMEUP Xtreme Winch Challenge is on in a few weeks’ time and we are featuring a few of the trucks that have competed at previous events.   One fine example is the 1973 modified Landcruiser of Dave Burrows.  Dave has been competing in these winching events for many many years […]

VolksMuller Gravel RallySprint at Sydney Dragway

Round 4 of the 2016 Simpson Race Products NSW Rallysprint series was held at Sydney Dragway on the 22nd of May.  The Volksmuller sponsored event was organised and run by Sydney’s North Shore Sporting Car Club on what turned out to be a warm but smokey Sydney day due to back burning across the region.     […]

80 Series Landcruiser – stuck in a tree!

With Round 2 of the COMEUP Xtreme Winch Challenge series coming up on the 24th of June, we thought we’d take you back to round 1 for a quick re-cap. In this video, Luke McNicol gets stuck into the Saturday stages. Unfortunately he gets a bit too “stuck” and ledges himself onto a tree. The […]

Roads of the Victorian High Country

The Victorian High Country has plenty to offer the adventurous types. Spectacular views, fantastic camping opportunities and for the 4WD enthusiast, some of the best and in many cases challenging roads in Australia.  In the video below, we’re going to show you some of the roads we used on a recent trip up into the […]