Blog - The Icons

4th November, 2015

Words by Paul Murrell, Practical Motoring www.practicalmotoring.com.au These days, about the most difficult thing about restoring a Land Rover Defender is finding an owner willing to part with one. This was the challenge facing ARB in Canning Vale, Western Australia. ARB’s Canning Vale Team Leader Aaron Nott pointed out that “The Defender is the kind of vehicle that owners are a little bit Continue Reading

18th September, 2015

Welcoming our newest Off Road Icon to the team, we are pleased to present the very popular Toyota HiLux, coming in as our 3rd Off Road Icon. In particular, the fifth generation HiLux was chosen, which was the last HiLux to be designed with live axle front suspension. September 1988 marked the introduction of the fifth generation HiLux with revised mechanicals Continue Reading

17th September, 2015

Back in the workshop following some fun on the Zig Zag track at Lithgow with Mike Ellem from Offroad Images, it's time to give the mighty GQ Patrol a bit of a birthday. While in pretty good nick for her age, the GQ has a reasonably large dent on the rear quarter panel, as well as a number of 'character' marks on other Continue Reading

4th September, 2015

Our North American fans made it very clear that a Jeep needed to be included in this project, as it's the quintessential Icon to represent a massive piece of 4x4 history. The Jeep Wrangler is a compact SUV that was designed to uphold the historic legacy of the Jeep brand, while offering a fun, ‘go-anywhere’ vehicle that was well received by Continue Reading

17th July, 2015

When selecting our 2nd Off Road Icon, the tremendous response from our fans in ensuring this 4WD was included in the top four, made the Nissan GQ Patrol an obvious choice. The GQ was radically different mechanically from its predecessors as it was the first Patrol with coil sprung suspension, proving to be both more comfortable and more capable over rough ground. The Patrol was used Continue Reading