The Land Rover Club of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is a non-profit, social and recreational club established in 1969 by a group of Land Rover enthusiasts. The club caters for o
The club's aim is to promote safe, responsible four wheel driving, consistent with the Four Wheel Drive NSW & ACT Code of Ethics, as well as respect for the Australian environment and its cultural heritage by employing the “Tread Lightly” philosophy. To this end, we provide advice to members on four wheel driving and recovery techniques as well as participate in community activities.
However, our core activity is four wheel drive trips, from one-day adventures in the local region to journeys of many weeks duration to the most remote corners of Australia, including the club's popular Outback Land Rover Heritage Drives which are held biennially and are open to all heritage and other four wheel drives.
Well, it seems winter has come upon us all of a sudden. The run of really mild weather finished with Kaylene’s trip to Taralga. As we get colder and wetter day trips are a good way to fill in a wet day (as long as you don’t need to get out to winch) and I’d encourage members to think about a simple trip that they could run over winter. I for one would like to do Cattlemans trail from the western end after our failure to proceed the other week, I’d also be interested to check out that track to the right that we didn’t explore to see what’s down it….
At the April meeting, Ian Toten (LRC Trip Coordinator) announced Kaylene (and Paul) Koppe as the winner of the antenna prize for the first recently joined member who has put on a trip. The antenna was generously donated by Ian Ferrett from RFI.
Six cars met at the Casuarina Sands for an 8am start for our familiarisation training. I quickly learned an LRC tradition; the last to arrive writes the trip report!
Ian Bragg – Trip leader/instructor - 100 Series Toyota Landcruiser
Bob Zeitlhofer – Assistant trip leader - Discovery 3
Paul and Kaylene Koppe - Discovery 2
Lyn Grigg - Toyota Troopie
John and Julie Reis - Discovery 4
Wayne Thompson - Land Rover Army Defender
Dion Koch - Land Rover Army Defender
Brian and Diana MacDonell - 80 Series Landcruiser
First up, some sad news with the passing of John Bayliss, long-time member of the LRC. John lost his long battle with cancer on 16 April 2016. John was an active contributor to the club, and even in the late stages of his illness, he still led a few trips so that he could pass on his passion for art to trip participants. John’s funeral was held on 21 April 2016 and it was pleasing to see more than 30 club members make the time to farewell John. On behalf of the club, I offered our condolences to Margaret and John’s family.
If you're interested in joing the LRC, contact the Membership Secretary and Trip Coordinator to register your interest. More details can be found at - Membership. When you have satisfied membership requirements, your application will be voted on at the next ordinary meeting.
Membership renewals are due at the end of June. Please see Membership Renewal for more details. Please remember to check your details and update as necessary.