Calling all Bush Rangers

This Bush Ranger is a hot-rod off-roader built on a 1995 Land Rover Discovery chassis.

You won’t see many of these around. Featured in the August issue of 4X4 Australia, the Bush Ranger is a hot-rod off-roader built on a 1995 Land Rover Discovery chassis.

With its history tracing back to the English-made Dakar, there are only about 30 Bush Rangers thought to exist in Australia, but that won’t stop enthusiasts getting together for a laugh and a bit of friendly competition this October.

Co-owner of the Bush Ranger all terrain vehicle (ATV) business on the Gold Coast, David Marshall is organising a bash from October 24-25 on an old sheep-grazing property in Wallabadah, where Bush Ranger owners will put their beach-and-bush buggies to the test. 

Marshall, who bought the moulds for the Bush Ranger and opened his business late last year, will polish up the 2.5L Vermillion Fire Bushie (seen above), but is also putting together a new 3.9L V8 Bush Ranger ute for the two-day camp.

Which Bushie will turn more heads is up for debate.

“It’ll be interesting, I’m sure,” Marshall says.

“It’ll just be a fun weekend.”

Friendly competitions will be held over the two days, with an obstacle course to test Bush Rangers against each other and other 4x4s.

Public and non-Bush Ranger owners are welcome to attend and toilet facilities will be provided.

Dave is taking suggestions and registrations on his Facebook page for the event.

To see more of the Bush Ranger check out the August issue of 4X4 Australia on sale now.

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