Hi all, for the past 3 or 4 years whilst I owned one, I have organized a Xmas in July trip with fellow Ford Territory owners. I followed on from Allypally who was one of the first to arrange such a trip when he also owned one. These trips were usually a weekend away somewhere which included some down time to relax but also a day trip off road somewhere to enjoy our cars. Yes the Territory is not a real 4wd but that never stopped us having fun with them. Sadly the numbers of people attending diminished over the years to be just a few of us and on the last trip there was 2 Territories, Ally in his Jeep and another friend Mark^^ in his Evoque (also a Territory owner).
Links to last few trips: (note my username in the Ford forum is FPVF6X201)
2013 Australian Ford Forums
2012 Australian Ford Forums
2011 Australian Ford Forums
With the gentle push from Mark^^ who has just done a Tagalong trip I am now seeking EOI of doing something similar with the Jeep crowd (SRT & regular Jeeps included). Given that we are now part of the American brand we have decided to rename the trip, and therefore the timing, to Spring Break, and move it to September when the weather is (hopefully) a bit warmer. I don't know how many of the other SRT owners will take there car off road but i'm willing to be the first if needed lol. I'll post this in the Sydney SRT Club thread too.
So there is another tagalong trip happening on Sunday the 21st September.
Tag-A-Long 4WD Tours - Simmo's Offroad Tours
The way we usually do these trips is head off on the Friday, stay at whatever accommodation we can arrange, do the drive day on Saturday, stay overnight again, then on the Sunday check out and do a small drive or just relax and head on home. Obviously this trip would be relax on the Saturday, check out Sunday morning then do the tagalong trip on the Sunday.
It would be a great day out for all Jeep owners that want to take their cars off road in a safe and reasonably easy trip (though maybe a bit nerve racking in my SRT lol) and would also provide a chance to put names to faces.
Mark^^ has found two accommodation options for us already depending on your budget.
This of course is aimed mostly at the Sydney owners, but there is nothing stopping others from making the trip to Sydney to join in (Mark^^ is from the ACT has been to every trip so far!) Mark and I will probably go regardless but it would nice to have my new Jeep friends come along too. Who's up for it?