of the 1999 Ford Explorer 4WD and Darwin's round of the V8 Supercar championship
was a happy coincidence.
Ford Marketing, through Mr Peter Aldridge, kindly arranged a vehicle for us - straight off the boat! Adam Gillies pushed it through pre-delivery and it arrived just in time for us to leave on Friday May 28.
Sydney - Birdsville - Alice Springs - Darwin - Cape Crawford - Mt Isa - Sydney
Fourteen days and nearly 10,000 km later, we're back in Sydney with a swag of editorial and pictorial material.
There are just so many people
to thank. For starters ...
Steve Fraser at the NRMA and Ric Williams at Bushdriver for agreeing to consider material for publication.