Blog - The Icons

13th September, 2016

The Icons are chomping at the bit to get their wheels dusty in the red sands of the Simpsons Desert. On the eve of the Icon's trip, these four fourbies strutted out for a playful afternoon in the surrounds of Alice Springs... Stay Tuned.Continue Reading

25th August, 2016

The ARB Offroad Icons are on their way to Alice Springs for the start of the Icons trip starting September 13th.All four of these vehicles are a story in their own right, a piece of Australian history for many outback travellers.  The drivers are preparing for their upcoming trip, the route is locked away, the swags are seasoned and the ARB Continue Reading

28th July, 2016

GQ PATROL VIDEO One of the hot favourites around the office has been the build up of the GQ Patrol.  It's fair to say that out of all the icons the GQ probably felt most at home when it arrived at ARB head office in Melbourne, largely due to the number of other GQ's which still frequent the Kilsyth car park. In Australia, Continue Reading

28th July, 2016

DEFENDER VIDEO With the Defender completed, and shipped from Western Australian across to Victoria, we asked our good mate Mike from Offroad images to take a video of the final product, while doing some mild testing on the local trails. Rest assured she has been cleaned up, ready for her final mechanical inspection before leaving for Alice. Continue Reading

22nd July, 2016

The 4.2litre GQ Patrol is no doubt a favourite amongst many 4x4 enthusiasts.Finding a stock GQ in New South Wales must have been a task in its own right. The paint work needed some attention, but otherwise the vehicle, for its age was in very good condition.The team from ARB Moorebank still had their work cut out for them getting Continue Reading

22nd July, 2016

One of the most popular of the Off Road Icons series has been the 1990's  Toyota HiLux dual cab.This HiLux was found in QLD Australia, and was in fantastic condition for its age.  The team at ARB Nundah did a great job getting this beauty ready for the big 'Off Road Icons' trip this spring, when all four Icons and a few of Continue Reading

11th April, 2016

Words by Paul Murrell, Practical Motoring www.practicalmotoring.com.auIf 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 we Continue Reading

22nd March, 2016

Words by Paul Murrell, Practial Motoringwww.practicalmotoring.com.auThere was a time, not very long ago, when it seemed the only vehicles you saw beyond the city limits were Toyota LandCruisers and Nissan Patrols. For many years, they were the first choice of country dwellers, and the Outback rivalry between Nissan and Toyota was almost as strong as the tribalism of Ford vs. Continue Reading

22nd March, 2016

Words by Paul Murrell, Practical Motoringwww.practicalmotoring.com.auA 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 Continue Reading