Bruce is our Trip Leader and drives a very capable Toyota Troop Carrier fitted out for remote area travel. Encompassing modern Comms Equipment along with GPS and digital mapping platforms. Kitted with recovery gear and general outdoor equipment to ensure he gets us to where we want to go.
Bruce is active in several life activities centred around the outdoors and remote travel. Given the opportunity as a young person to experience the outdoors and what Western Australia has to offer. Learning basic bushcraft and camping skills, expeditions into the more remote parts of Western Australia became a lifelong interest for Bruce. Learning traditional methods of bush navigation Bruce has gladly encompassed the evolution into digital mapping and Satellite navigation, however you will always find a paper map and compass as a backup in his kit. He is a highly experienced 4WDriver and for many years held a senior position with “The Australasian Safari” (International Off Road Motorsport event) until it ceased to run, being responsible for event officials being at there locations, on time for seven days. Photography was once a profession however now is a keen interest that will be evident on most trips.
Bruce and partner Margaret also have a TVan Camper trailer and have spent many weeks off road exploring our great State, enjoying the freedom and independence that a capable camper trailer can provide when you get off the bitumen. Seeing a lot of camper trailers evolve over the years Bruce is the “go to man” to have a chat. Bruce has been exposed to Tag Along Tours for many years, initially for the reasons of making a commitment, booking a date to ensure he would take the time away from work. That soon lead to catching up with old friends and seeing new places, experiencing things that do not happen on your own. Bruce hopes he can share that experience with you.
John is mature in his years and has owned four-wheel drives since 1983 and has been on many treks across WA and interstate, including the EPIC Flinders Ranges prior to COVID where he conducted a ‘recce for EPIC 4WD Tours to return in 2022.
Acting as Tail End Charlie (TEC), he is experienced in tagalongs and is responsible for ensuring that everyone stays ‘on track’ and in the same convoy. He is also the ‘go to‘ man for whatever comes up that might need support or assistance. He currently drives a Nissan Patrol ute extensively fitted out with all the necessary gear to make sure that everyone is well supported. John also has the Comm’s covered and the GPS Mapping platforms, so we don’t get lost.
John is short on hair but high on energy and is often the fun factor around campfires, so you will quickly learn that he is up for most things. If there are games to be played he will likely have the gear in his rig too
So, as a Convoy Team we have you covered for most things that might go awry, however we prefer to see you self-supporting and play the back-up role when needed.