Big names a draw­card for 4WD show


It may have been decades since the Ley­land Brothers ap­peared on our screens and es­tab­lished them­selves as Aus­tralia’s best tourism guides, but Mal Ley­land is still ad­mired by the out­door ad­ven­ture com­mu­nity.

Still trav­el­ling around the coun­try in his car­a­van, he is com­ing to Perth as a spe­cial guest of the 25th an­niver­sary Perth 4WD and Ad­ven­ture Show.

Mal and his brother Mike were pi­o­neers, trav­el­ling through out­back Aus­tralia be­fore it be­come pop­u­lar to do so, and dis­cov­er­ing and film­ing in re­mote lo­ca­tions.

Mal will fea­ture on the En­gel Bush Camp Stage each day of the show, from Novem­ber 10-12, at McCal­lum Park in Vic­to­ria Park.

Join­ing him will be a host of spe­cial guests to share in the show’s 25th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion, in­clud­ing WA pre­sen­ter and jour­nal­ist Gra­ham Cahill.

Show di­rec­tor Peter Woods said he was look­ing for­ward to wel­com­ing Mr Cahill back to the show.

“Any­one who is into four-wheeldriv­ing knows who Gra­ham Cahill is,” he said. “As a pre­sen­ter and jour­nal­ist for 4WD Ac­tion, Gra­ham Cahill has seen and ex­pe­ri­enced the out­back first­hand, of­ten through the lens of his cam­era.

“He’s re­garded as one of the best 4WD pho­to­jour­nal­ists in the coun­try.”

Visitors can en­joy a sneak peek of the first in­stal­ment of Ter­rain Tamers TV by WA and so­cial me­dia star “Jil­la­roo Jess” and Al­lan Gray.

The set of me­chan­i­cal videos is due for re­lease in Novem­ber 2017.

The show fea­tures the lat­est in camper trail­ers, car­a­vans, new model SUVs and 4WDs, camp­ing gear, 4WD ac­ces­sories, fish­ing gear and more.

Mr Woods said the show was de­signed as an all-in-one-place venue to find ev­ery­thing you need for an out­door ad­ven­ture.

“The show of­fers visitors an ex­pe­ri­ence like to no other,” he said.

“The lat­est re­lease prod­ucts are all right there to check out, plus you can speak to the ex­perts.

“If you’re in the mar­ket for a new ve­hi­cle, we have all the ma­jor brands on dis­play, in­clud­ing Ford, Holden, Toy­ota, Nis­san, Jeep, Isuzu, Land Rover, Suzuki, Mazda, Volk­swa­gen and Iveco. Visitors will be able to test out some of the lat­est-re­lease ve­hi­cles on the test track, watch re­cov­ery demos and learn all kinds of tips and tech­niques.”

There is also some­thing new for the young at heart, as Toy­ota teams up with Tonka to cre­ate a toy for the big kids. The stun­ning con­cept ve­hi­cle brings to­gether the Tonka and “un­break­able” HiLux brands.

A full-sized dream toy for adults, the HiLux Tonka con­cept is an im­pres­sive rock-crawl­ing truck that com­bines the en­vi­able rep­u­ta­tions for tough­ness and dura­bil­ity that dom­i­nate the Toy­ota and Tonka DNAs.

There is just one of these con­cept cars in Aus­tralia, and you can see it in ac­tion at the Perth 4WD and Ad­ven­ture Show. The HiLux Tonka will be tak­ing a run on the 4WD test track each day at the show.

Plus, en­joy prod­uct re­views, tech­ni­cal ad­vice, Land Rover World, fish­ing-fo­cused pre­sen­ta­tions, prizes and kids’ en­ter­tain­ment. For more de­tails or to buy tick­ets, visit 4wd­

Pic­ture: Ray Cully

With ve­hi­cles linked, Mike and Mal Ley­land pi­loted two Land Rovers across the Simp­son Desert.

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