LAST week we revealed the winner of 4X4 Australia’s Project Hilux competition.
The lucky winner was keen off-roader and 4X4 Australia reader Glenn Kelly from Perth, WA.
Glenn flew across the Nullarbor with his wife to collect the adventure-ready tourer from our Melbourne office, and he has spent the past week getting to know his new ride on the long drive back.
Check out the above video, as 4X4 Australia editor Matt Raudonikis hands over the keys to an ecstatic Glenn.
“I’m still waiting for someone to jump out and tell me it’s just a joke,” Glenn told us. “I still can’t believe it!”
The Project Hilux has spent the past year getting decked out with some of the best equipment from the industry experts, including kit from Terrain Tamer, Flashlube, TJM 4x4, Mean Mother, Lightforce, Ironman 4x4, TJM Airport West, Cooper Tires, EFS Suspension, Ontrack Automotive, Marks 4WD, MSA 4x4 Accessories, HEMA Maps, DPChip, Piranha Offroad Products, Harrop Engineering, Opposite Lock and MaxTrax.
The Hilux’s value has skyrocketed to $55,000, and with all the modifications and accessories attached it has become an off-road-ready tourer ready to tackle the Australian outback.
Glenn arrived back in Perth earlier this week without encountering any issues, and he shot a few photos as he passed through South Australia and arrived in Western Australia (seen here).
Glenn was drawn from a pool of more than 35,000 entries. Congrats again Glenn, and thanks to everyone who entered the competition.