A trip down memory lane
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.