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 4×4 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 4×4 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 4×4 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.

Cheers
Tom Hewitson