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ABOUT US

ON THE DIRT was created as a YouTube channel back in the first year that YouTube came into being, 2007. In those days, it was the personal YouTube account of John McCredie with a few little videos of some 4WD trips he had done with family and friends. John had always had a passion for gravel rallying and even won the Australian Rally Championship for pocket rockets in the front wheel drive 0-1300cc category. From there, this passion extended to four-wheel-driving and in 2009 John and his two sons Nathan and Jacob filmed their first 4WD Winch Comp. 

The YouTube Channel soon started to grow in both popularity and size (number of videos) and was changed from the name OHM26 to ON THE DIRT. With more videos being produced and more 4wd and rally content being uploaded, the channel now has over 14,000 subscribers and almost 5 million views.

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New Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain Impresses

By John McCredie After taking the D-Max LSU for a drive last week, this week we are having a drive of the top of the range D-Max X-Terrain. The X-Terrain features coloured guard flares and matching coloured grille. It also has a nicely matched and sleek Aero bar on the back with a roller tooneau cover.  The tub also comes lined, but as we’d find out after our off road trip, the roller cover and [...]

4WD Tyre Review – Kumho AT51’s on the Pajero and Defender

I often get asked what tyres I run on my four-wheel drive, so I thought it was about time I shared with you what I have and what I think. I have the Kumho Road Venture AT51’s on the Pajero and this is my second set of these All Terrain tyres. So straight up, for me to have bought them a second time, there must be something good about them. And based on my recommendation, we [...]

80 Series Landcruiser – stuck in a tree!

With Round 2 of the COMEUP Xtreme Winch Challenge series coming up on the 24th of June, we thought we'd take you back to round 1 for a quick re-cap. In this video, Luke McNicol gets stuck into the Saturday stages. Unfortunately he gets a bit too "stuck" and ledges himself onto a tree. The only way to escape the clutches of the undergrowth was to enlist the help of event organiser David Metcalfe and [...]

Outback challenger getting practice at AMH Automotive Group Rally Of The Bay

Michael Ward Rallysport is looking forward to getting back out in the dirt at the AMH Automotive Group Rally of the Bay. Driver Michael Ward and Co-Driver John Fraser will be using the event to start preparations for this year's Classic Outback Trial scheduled for later this year in November. "It's great to be able to get back into the driver's seat," Ward said. "We're using this event to start our preparations for the last Classic [...]

4WD Trip to Mt Walker

This 4WD trip has both easy and hard sections and will provide enough challenges for both the novice and experienced off-roader! Back in 2010 we ventured out with the team from ARB Penrith on another one of their customer drive days and at the top of this post you can watch the full video. ARB Penrith run a few of these events each year and it's a great opportunity for their customers to go out [...]

ARB Winch Truck Challenge (WTC) 2015

Featuring some of the best competition trucks in Central Queensland, this event has great action, extreme winch walls, a family friendly atmosphere and some great camping facilities so you can make a weekend of it. Held in the Rockhampton District of Central Queensland, this event attracts teams from all over Queensland and is a popular event for both Drivers, Navigators and Spectators. There is always plenty of action and the courses are set to allow [...]

Middle of the Road – Hyundai Tucson Active 2.0 litre Auto

By Jon Thomson At some point in our evolutionary history our DNA was corrupted and as a race we decided that SUVs were a better proposition for personal transport than small hatches or wagons. It must have been a quirk of evolution, because, if you apply logic, there could be no reason why we would swap smaller more efficient cars with ones that are heavier, offer no more space internally and have a higher centre of [...]

Ultimate Rock Sports

Ultimate Rock Sports = Ultimate Action! Some amazing 4x4 Buggies take on some gruelling terrain in the heart of NSW, Australia. Just south of Mudgee in the Central West of New South Wales, The Ultimate Rock Sports Two Car Challenge took place. Designed for highly modified four-wheel drives and buggies, this event puts drivers and machines to the test over some amazingly tough terrain. Chris Tierney is part of the organizing team and we caught up [...]

FELK Rally Team ready for AMH Automotive Group Rally of the Bay

PHOTOS: D&S Photography The two car FELK Rally Team is looking forward to the start of the 2020 rally season and have entered their two Subaru WRX STI’s in the AMH Automotive Group Rally of the Bay. Riley Walters will be driving the lead car and is just 17. He kicked off his rallying career in 2019 driving the Subaru in the AMSAG rally series. It was a successful start with Riley taking home three trophies [...]

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