A trip down mem­ory lane

Southern Riverina news - - FRONT PAGE - By James Ben­nett

A con­voy of 20 four wheel drives trekked its way from Tocumwal to Co­bram on Satur­day to help raise funds for the Movem­ber Foun­da­tion.

Headed up by Fin­ley based 4x4 en­thu­si­asts group ‘Locked in Low 4x4’, the group iden­ti­fied which dirt and off road tracks would be suitable for the jour­ney.

Lo­cal driv­ers were also joined by peo­ple from Shep­par­ton and De­niliquin.

Ac­cord­ing to group co­or­di­na­tor Shane Jenk­ins, the con­voy made it ‘‘rel­a­tively un­harmed’’ to the Bot­tom Pub in Co­bram.

‘‘Other than one ve­hi­cle hav­ing a bro­ken front hub it was quite a good trek,’’ Mr Jenk­ins said.

‘‘We were re­ally lucky to have rain on the Thurs­day and Fri­day so the tracks were muddy and great for 4x4-ing.

‘‘The aim of the day was to raise the funds for tes­tic­u­lar and prostate can­cer, as it’s some­thing that has run in my fam­ily.

‘‘But it was also just about get­ting to­gether with other pas­sion­ate four wheel driv­ers and en­joy­ing the day.

‘‘We had a dif­fer­ent mix of cars, for ex­am­ple my four wheel drive is a 1985 MK Pa­trol and an­other per­son brought a new Nissan.

‘‘There was a great group of young blokes just do­ing what they love and rais­ing a bit for char­ity.

‘‘We started about 10am then af­ter ar­riv- ing in Co­bram at about 1.30 headed back to Tocumwal and ar­rived back about 4pm.

‘‘Ev­ery­one re­ally en­joyed them­selves and so­cial­is­ing with like minded peo­ple,’’ Mr Jenk­ins said.

More than $250 was raised on the day.

The new group was formed in March by a few lo­cals dis­cussing their pas­sion for four wheel driv­ing over a few beers.

‘‘We’re not a car club. We’re just a group of mates get­ting to­gether and blog­ging on our Face­book page about how we fix four wheel drives and pro­vide tips.

‘‘Our group wants peo­ple to share the same pas­sion we have and fol­low the trips we take.’’

The Locked in Low 4x4 crew (from left) Tim Snow­den and his Toy­ota Hilux, Shane ‘Jenko’ Jenk­ins and Brad Smith in front of Jenko’s MK Nissan Pa­trol named ‘Shorty’ and Ra­mon Lawrance and his GQ Nissan pa­trol.

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