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Our tow rig for our Tasmania Adventure is a modified Toyota Land Cruiser 79 Series from Marks 4wd. This rig gets attention everywhere it goes. Designed to be the Ultimate tourer it can carry all our gear, keep our 240v equipment charged and be the chuck wagon to keep our crew hydrated and fed. Already a popular choice for touring Australia, the team at Marks has fitted a 6 speed Automatic Gear Box which transforms the vehicle. Land Cruiser 6 Speed Conversion has information on this.

Once word got around that we were on the Island with Mark’s Land Cruiser, we were invited to a meet up of these vehicles so the owners could check it out. It was great to see their rigs and to show off our tow rig.

The National Automobile Museum of Tasmania has been on my radar for many years as a must visit whilst in Launceston. As well as a great display of Vehicles with Tasmanian heritage there are race vehicles and a tribute to the Legends of Tasmanian Motorsport.

Back in Devonport, we spied another significant Tasmanian Motorsport Vehicle. The local Toyota Dealer owned by the Gowan Family, had a Toyota Celica built in the late 70’s to take on the Sports Sedan Competition on display in their showroom. Having been sold 35 years ago to another racer, the Gowan family have bought it back and restored it to its former glory.

Once Angie and the rest of the crew arrived we got back to work filming the show and headed over to Island Campers in Penguin to have a tour of their production facility of Tasmanian built Slide on Campers and Caravans. You will see features on these in the show.

We had heard so much about Seven Sheds Brewery in Railton we had to head over for a tour and a tasting. Macca couldn’t wait to get into the tasting.

We are looking forward to exploring more of the surrounds of Devonport over the coming days.

Written By
Jason Lock

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