Issue 56 News

ByUnsealed 4X4November 12, 2018
Issue 56 News

We’ve got the first set in the country, so what’s inside the box?


We love product scoops here at Unsealed 4X4, especially products that are genuinely innovative. The team at Bushranger have been working hard it seems, and have come up with a LED driving light totally different to anything on the market. We don’t say that lightly either (sorry, bad pun). It’s pretty easy to see just by looking at them, that the shape is different. But it doesn’t end there. The supplied wiring loom for example, doesn’t use a relay but instead some very smart engineering.

It’s also a Plug and Play style loom with the ability to run up to four lights as well making for a simple install. Instead of a switch, there is a dimmer control. That’s right, you can adjust the output to suit the conditions you are driving in. See what we mean when we said these are genuinely innovative? Check out this unboxing video to see what goes into the Bushranger Night Hawk 9” LED driving lights, and stay tuned for a full review in an upcoming issue of Unsealed 4X4.

The Ord Valley Muster is on again from the 17th to the 26th of May 2019 at Kununurra in the breathtaking East Kimberley region of Western Australia. Some 30 exciting events will be spread over 10 days including the Kununurra Muster Rodeo, fine black-tie dining under the stars on the banks of the Ord River, and many other unique Kimberley experiences. There’s even yoga on a boat!
The Aviair HeliSpirit Kimberley Moon Experience has previously hosted headline acts including Jimmy Barnes, Paul Kelly, Daryl Braithwaite, Lee Kernaghan, The Cat Empire, Bernard Fanning and Eskimo Joe. Stay tuned for next year’s line-up!

Photo credit: Ord Valley Muster / Ange Butler

For those who like to get their giggle on, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow will visit, as well as local talent quests, rugby matches, the Gibb River Road Mountain Bike Challenge for the two-wheeled warriors and the FEASTival which showcases the high quality culinary delights from the Ord’s food bowl producers. Kununurra, the host town, is close to Mirima National Park, El Questro Station, Lake Argyle and Zebedee Springs as well as cruises along the majestic Ord River. Scenic flights over the region will be available with travel packages including flights, tours and tickets to the shows will be released soon.

Time to start planning that East Kimberley trip you have always dreamed about! For more information, click here. 

Photo credit: Ord Valley Muster / Ben Broady

Photo credit: Ord Valley Muster / Ange Butler

You read it right! Season 11 of Pat Callinan’s 4X4 Adventures is back on Channel 10 as part of an action-packed Sunday with All 4 Adventure and the Offroad Adventure Show also in the line-up. This season is the best one yet with Pat taking the Amaroks through harder tracks than ever before, along with new co-hosts John Eggenhuizen from Getabout Training Services and Editor of Pat Callinan’s 4X4 Adventures print magazine, Scott Mason.

With the recently rebranded 10 Boss re-airing previous episodes of the show to get people in the mood for adventure, the combined audience figures of Pat Callinan’s 4X4 Adventures was 688,000. The ratings from episode one alone saw the show reach a huge 342,000 viewers nationally, beating out the other shows in the line-up. As you can imagine, Pat is quite excited about the results: “You’re never 100% sure about how a tweaked formula of a show will go, so I’m naturally stoked with the results. We’ve changed it up this year, with personalities John Eggenhuizen and Scotty Mason in each of the episodes. I think it’s given us a more natural show. There’s some great banter, and the fact that we’re all having a blast out there really shines through in the show.”

This series has a bit of everything for everyone. With Pat testing himself and the Amaroks against the extremes, from freezing cold and snow at Mt Skene to hot, soft and sandy at Googs Track. Pat also travels down to the New South Wales South Coast and gives Monkey Gum a crack and shows us the beauty of the Eyre Peninsula. This season isn’t only about the tracks but the people you encounter, and Pat meets many interesting characters along the way and learns what it is like to live with some of these fantastic destinations on your back doorstep.

Episode three is this coming Sunday the 18th of November at 2pm on Channel 10, so have it in your diary so you don’t miss out. Pat and Scott will be traveling to Coffin Bay and even have a taster of some extremely fresh oysters.