BASC PARTNERS 4X4 SPECIALISTS
BASC (British Association for Shooting and Conservation) are well known for their promotion of all things shooting.
They champion sporting gun rights, and farmers’ needs to control pests and manage wildlife. BASC run gun safety training events and are at the forefront of legislative campaigning on matters that may affect agricultural businesses entitlement to protect livestock from predators.
Accessing remote offroad areas is all part of a day’s work for BASC, and they have now joined forces with Isuzu and Subaru to offer BASC Member discounts across their respective ranges of 4x4 cars and pick-ups. The joint move is timed to coincide with the launch of the new Isuzu D-max, which gets its UK premiere at the Balmoral Show next month.
BASC Officer Jonny Orr said: “We’re delighted to have the full ranges of Subaru and Isuzu available with very attractive and exclusive terms to our Members. There’s an obvious affinity with these extremely capable 4x4 cars and pick-ups, their ability to go pretty much anywhere safely off road with a shooting party is immediately obvious when you get behind the wheel.”
“The Huntsman D-max is particularly attractive — trim items such as grille, mirror housings and door handles are blacked out to reduce reflections, inside the lockable canopy there’s a slideout drawer arrangement ideal for guns, cartridges or sharps, syringes and livestock drugs. It’s cleverly concealed and simply accessed. There’s a drop down flap to prevent gun dogs legs becoming snared by the tailgate, and ample room for optional accessory dog cages. Isuzu even offer a rear winch for hauling carcasses into the loadspace — handy for red deer stalkers and fallen livestock.”
“Subarus have become very popular with vets and agricultural businesses, buyers keep them for many years and work them hard,” said Jonny. “Large cargo areas and their 4x4 functionality combine well with the ability to carry five passengers in superbly comfortable spacious interiors.
“There’s a choice of economical diesel or petrol Boxer power units. On and offroad Subaru’s qualities shine through, it’s a fantastic range of SUV’S — all Japanese built, backed by a superb manufacturer warranty”.
“We’re delighted to build a partnership with BASC,” said Alastair Kerr, Subaru and Isuzu’s Regional Manager in Northern Ireland. “Many of our customers have great affinity and common interests with BASC’S objectives. Subaru and Isuzu have a strong presence in farming communities and are a favourite choice of many rural businesses so it’s a pleasure to strengthen these bonds further. Our newest D-max launches at Balmoral Show and is available now to Members to pre-order for May deliveries. Come and see us on Stand D8 at the Show, we’ll have the first UK showing of the full new D-max range, and our best selling Subarus — the Forester, XV Crossover and Outback will all be on display,”
BASC have 140,000 members across the UK and operate in NI from their Lisburn office. You can contact them on 0289 265050. Full vehicle information is available at www.isuzu.co.uk and www. subaru.co.uk.
Subaru and Isuzu Regional Manager Alastair Kerr and BASC officer Jonny Orr