Jamie, predictably, bought another Land Rover for this challenge. In fact, he actually bought 2, but the first one turned out to be a bit too much of a paddock basher for even the Australian Bushman to put up with…
So with a bit of work, a set of muddies that had seen better days, and the very important luxury features of air con, a sunroof, and a ‘working’ stereo, Jamie headed north with the Ezytrail GTS in tow for one of our most epic adventures yet!
The little car that could! Leash picked up this ‘vintage’ LJ80 Suzuki from a bloke out west for a steal, and brought it back over the mountains on a car trailer (although a standard box trailer could probably have got the job done).
Custom barwork, a fresh coat of paint, and a brand new set of BF muddies, combined with a massive 0.8L engine, ensured Leash turned plenty of heads on the Old Tele Track!
While Jamie was busy buying 2 vehicles of questionable reliability, and Leash was painting her matchbox car, Ricko went and splashed the cash on a Lada Niva, rated the 6th worst 4WD ever made!
Before heading to the Cape, Ricko span a few spanners on the Russian Submarine to get it ready for the Old Tele Track, installing a custom poly pipe snorkel, TJM Torqit Winch, DIY aircon from an Engel 12V fridge and fan, and fitting the original tyres from Leash’s Zook. Capped off by the bespoke Russian camo, check out some of the great action shots of the Lada from our trip!