The fastest single-turbo VDJ76 Cruiser in Australia is transporting four osteopaths through rural Queensland, as part of an outreach program to provide drought-affected farmers free osteopathic treatment.
The V8 Toyota LandCruiser, aptly named ‘Black Knight’, departed from Brisbane on July 1 loaded with massage tables, foam rollers and enough therapeutic tape to cater for a football team.
It is widely recognised that rural farmers do it tough, and in May this year it was confirmed that 83.9 per cent of Queensland is currently in drought.
Anthony Collins, the owner of the LandCruiser and the instigator of the program, believes the program might help to ease the stress put upon these farmers.
“I travel west of the divide frequently and locals always tell me, ‘we could do with one of you blokes out this way. Nearly everyone out here has a sore back’,” he said.
“If our treatment can give them one less problem to deal with, then I’d consider the trip a success.”
Working on a farm often takes its toll on one’s body, and osteopathy can treat sore backs, sore necks, headaches, whiplash, postural problems and arthritis (to name a few). The osteos will educate farmers on how to treat their injuries and how to proactively prevent future ailments.
The program will also donate rehab tools to farmers.
Black Knight arrived at the Kahmoo property near Cunnamulla on July 2, where it set up a mobile clinic. The next stop was the Eulo Queen Hotel to the west.
4X4 Australia has plans to feature this stunning Cruiser in the mag when the Toyota returns from its duties in rural Queensland. Keep an eye out for it!