The Out and About 4×4 Club celebrated its 10th year anniversary in July 2015. Originally, it was founded as Holden 4×4 Club of Western Australia in 2005. As the name suggested, founding members were driving mainly Holden cars – either a Jackaroo, Frontera, or Rodeo – as their off road vehicle of choice.
Some years later after forming the Club, the founding members thought that having a 4×4 Club title reflecting just one brand of vehicle would typecast a club to just that brand, deterring people with other brands from joining.
It was decided to expand membership of the Club to include 4×4 vehicles of any denomination as long as the vehicle was of 4×4 capability with recovery points to the front and rear of the vehicle.
OUT AND ABOUT 4X4 CLUB – 2012
The strategy for the Out and About 4×4 Club is to organically grow membership and to preserve a friendly social culture. The aim is for every Club membership to have the opportunity to attend some or all of the events if desired. It is the ethic and culture of the Club to ensure the memberships can participate in a thriving social atmosphere.
WHAT DO WE DO?
Out and About 4×4 Club is not a ‘hard core’ off road club. Many Club members use their 4×4 vehicle as their daily drive, too. Most 4WD trips cater for the standard specification vehicle. This is not to say that modified vehicles do not get to strut their stuff, but our philosophy is simple – we are out to use our vehicles in a controlled fun and safe manner; not out to break them.
Day trips can vary from coastal and dune driving to tree top lined countryside where harder ground is challenged rather than sad. Touring and tracks take in meandering drives with people enjoying the scenery and wildflowers when in season. Finding an adventure off the blacktop does not need to be far from home.
Weekend trips are a regular feature on the Club Calendar for those who enjoy camping. Long Weekend Public Holidays are usually gazetted to trips away. Some trips away involve just touring and camping whilst some cater for off road activities depending on the destination. Annual and extended trips have included: The Kimberley, Canning Stock Route, Connie Sue Highway, Holland Track, Goldfields, Gascoyne Region, Karajini, Birdsville, and Simpson Desert tracks to name just some of the Club’s destinations.
We meet every third Tuesday of the each month at 7.30pm at Beechboro Scout Hall, Lot 17 Lord St, Caversham 6055 WA.