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23rd September, 2016

It had been a wildly unpredictable adventure since the departure from Alice Springs nine days ago. To catch up on the story to date, read our blogs titled An unexpected beginning followed by Tales of a beautiful yet unforgiving desert. Where we last left off, it was Sunday night at 11:30pm and we had just arrived into Birdsville. With a 40 Series that had been Continue Reading

15th September, 2016

The Icons arrived safely at the starting town of Alice Springs, patiently awaiting their national and international drivers to arrive.  The Off Road Icons support team spent two days packing and preparing the vehicles; loading swags, filling water and fuel tanks and performing final safety checks. The Icons looked to be in good condition all round, though a final check revealed Continue Reading

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

13th September, 2016

The cars are packed, filled to the brim and ready for adventure. With 16 drivers and passengers awaiting patiently for the sun to go down and for September 13th to dawn so this epic adventure can begin. The carpark of the local ARB Alice Springs store has never looked so good. The line up includes: A 1976 40 Series Toyota LandCruiser A 1991 Nissan 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

18th August, 2016

The heart of this Off Road Icons trip will be undertaken during four epic days from the morning the convoy departs Mount Dare. From Mount Dare, day three is a short 80km trip to Dalhousie Springs. A small trip out to the Dalhousie Ruins and then back to the inland springs which border the almighty Simpson Desert for a day of 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

22nd July, 2016

The Off Road Icons trip is just as much about four iconic 4x4 vehicles from the past 40 years as it is about an outback adventure taking on so many of the most iconic destinations, landmarks and tracks Australia has to offer. The convoy consists of four Icons, four modern vehicles and a catering trailer.  Comprising of 16 people, 576 meals, 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