Ask Al­lan star set to take your ques­tions

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XTer­rain Tamer’s 4WD per­son­al­ity Al­lan Gray is head­ing up to Dar­win for the Car­a­van & Out­back Camp­ing Expo at the Win­nel­lie show­grounds this week­end.

As the head me­chanic at Ter­rain Tamer, and one of the most ex­pe­ri­enced in the coun­try, Al­lan started his ca­reer with 4WDs at Thiess, where he worked on the first Land Cruiser ever to be brought into Aus­tralia for the Snowy Moun­tains Hy­dro Scheme.

Al has be­come a bit of a house­hold name in the 4WD in­dus­try over the past few years through his Ask Al­lan and The Pro­ject DVD seg­ments, as well as his most re­cent se­ries, Ju­nior Ask Al­lan, which sees him take on the chal­lenge of pass­ing his en­cy­clopaedic me­chan­i­cal knowl­edge on to the next gen­er­a­tion of en­thu­si­asts. A big fan of the top end, Al­lan can’t wait to get back to Dar­win, where he has been a reg­u­lar at 4WD events since he started the Ask Al­lan com­pe­ti­tion three years ago.

‘‘I learned more on my first visit up here a few years ago than I had in years’’ Al­lan says.

‘‘There are some rugged and hot con­di­tions up around Dar­win and the NT, and the driv­ers up there are so en­thu­si­as­tic.

‘‘They want to learn how to work on their own ve­hi­cles and share their own knowl­edge as well.’’

To speak to Al­lan, visit the Ter­rain Tamer stand num­ber 38, at the Dar­win Car­a­van & Out­back Camp­ing expo to­day and to­mor­row.

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