By way of introduction, my interest in things 4WD grew from my family’s participation in the Toyota Landcruiser Club (TLC) trips, a family friend started the South Australian chapter of the TLC, way back in the early 1970’s. The world was a different place then.

About Us

At the end of the 1970’s I was working in a helicopter crew, as a field-hand in diamond exploration, based in the NT and outback SA, using International 4x4 trucks, LandRover Series3, the first of the Toyota diesel utes. I had a new HJ45 as a company car!

By the mid-1980’s, after a stint at Flinders University, I was working as a geophysicist with Delhi Petroleum in Outback SA, NT, QLD and NSW, in an exploration area approximately the size of Victoria, using Hilux’s and Landcruiser 47, 60 & 75 Series.

When Crocodile Dundee came out, I was looking at escorting American tourists around the outback, but started my own 4WD accessory and repair business soon after, as I believed that had better long term prospects.

In 1989, I did a few months in the Top End, around Kununurra, in an old FJ45, for Santos, looking at onshore gas.

In recent years, I have worked as a contract driver for other oil companies, working with Traditional Land Owners, driving areas yet to be explored. Pure off-roading, Laptop with satellite images and GPS. Using 100 TDi, 76 & 200 Series.

The 4WD business I started in 1987 evolved over the proceeding 30 years into one with 15 staff across a range of sales, admin, manufacturing, and workshop activities, with Local, National and International Sales.

Along the way I started a local 4WD Club, the 4WD Adventurers of South Australia, in 1990, from participants of a 4WD course I was teaching on behalf of the Workers Education Scheme (WEA).

Recently I took on the ARB range of quality 4x4 products as a Stockist Store, to partner the good reputation of the workshop business.

Now with over 45 years of experience, and the hand-picked GO 4x4 Team, together we are building the ‘go to’ 4WD outlet for quality accessories, comprehensive diesel service, performance and diagnostic centre of the future.

Join us on our journey.

Tom Hewitson