South Canterbury 4 Wheel Drive Club

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South Canterbury 4 Wheel Drive Club
  A Brief History
The South Canterbury Four Wheel Drive Club, based in Timaru, was formed in 1976 and presently has approximately 70 members . The purpose of the club is to promote family four wheel driving in South Canterbury in a safe and environmentally friendly manner. As well as trips, the Club organizers Training Days on an annual basis were members can try a range of 4wd situations under guidance of more experienced members.

The club magazine is published monthly and mailed to all financial members. The magazine has details of coming club activities, Reports on club trips, meeting minutes, sheriffs reports and general information.
Club trips range from one day local to weekend trips to areas such as Central Otago, North Canterbury and The West Coast. Weekend trips sometimes include camping out.

Minimum Vehicle Requirements

  • Approved Tow hooks*
  • Recovery strop
  • D shackle
  • shovel or spade
  • First aid Kit
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Current W.O.F.
  • Insurance (Third party minimum requirement)
  • Appropriate off road tyres
  • Basic tool kit
  • Spark arrestor

    *Tow Hooks
    Tow Hooks All vehicles must have heavy duty forged steel tow hooks fitted front and rear or manufactures rated hooks. They should have a certified rating of 10,000 lb. Mount to the chassis with at least two 12 mm, grade 8.8 high tensile bolts and nuts and rein- forcing backing plates. Any Questions please contact the Vehicle Scrutineers.

The club holds bi-monthly meetings on the first Monday of each even numbered month. The venue is the Richard Pearce Resturant Meetings Room, LeCren Street, Timaru at 7.30pm.

President Ross Clarke 03 614 7537
Vice President: Kel McKirdy 03 614 3020
Secretary: George Stephen

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