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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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Techworkz NSW Clubman Rally Series to receive promotional boost

Balance Motorsport Australia and Rally NSW are pleased to announce a new deal where competitors in the Techworkz NSW Clubman Rally Series (CRS) will receive a significant promotional boost in 2020. The Techworkz series, together with its sister series, the Hyundai Rally Series (HRS), will consist of four events in the shortened Motorsport Australia NSW rally calendar: AMH Automotive Group Rally of the Bay – 4 July Horizon Apartments Narooma Forest Rally – 1 August Midstate [...]

Wyangala Dam – NSW

Located near the western NSW township of Cowra, Wyangala Dam is a terrific spot for a leisurely weekend of camping, or for the more active, a great water sports haven! It might sound like a pretty ordinary place to go camping, but Wyangala Dam has a lot to offer and makes for a very relaxing weekend away.  The Dam itself can vary in water level from as low as only a few percent (it was [...]

Sunraysia Safari Hits the Tracks

TThe Sunraysia Safari Cross Country Rally starts this week and this years event will be well worth following. Over 30 Bikes and 25 Autos will line up for the start of the 2019 Sunraysia Safari, the third consecutive year for this popular event. The Sunraysia Safari is the longest Cross Country Rally in Australia, and is based out of the township of Wentworth, just north of the border between Victoria and NSW. The event base [...]

Extreme 4WD Winching – 2018 XWC

The 2nd round of the 2018 COMEUP Xtreme Winch Challenge saw plenty of great action, with the winner finishing with the truck ON FIRE, literally! The 2nd round of the Comeup Xtreme Winch Challenge kicked off on a cold and clear Friday night on the Springate property just south of the small township of Limbri, in the Tamworth area of NSW. There were 11 purpose built 4WD’s, all fitted with winches capable of pulling these [...]

Marco Jansen adds AMH Automotive Group Rally of the Bay to his bucket list

The Central Queensland pairing of Marco Jansen and Cameron McIntosh are making an epic 19-hour journey to compete at the AMH Automotive Group Rally of the Bay. Jansen has been competing in rally events for many years, starting in a Golf Mark 1 and progressing through VW competition cars until purchasing his current car, an ex-works VW Polo. Having now owned this car for several years and with work commitments that have kept him out of [...]

The Mav – Ford Maverick Winch Truck

Peter Bannister competes in a 1992 model Ford Maverick, affectionately call “The Mav”. He and Navigator Josh Flynn were last seen competing at round 1 of the 2016 COMEUP Xtreme Winch Challenge series, but due to a few issues on Friday night and Saturday, could only manage to finish 7th outright. The Mav has a Ford badge on it, but is essentially a Nissan Patrol after Ford rebadged the model for sale in Australia back [...]

New contenders to take on Penultimate Round of the East Coast Classic Rally Series

Round 7 of the East Coast Classic Rally Series (ECCRS) will be held on the 19th of October in conjunction with the final round of the MTA NSW State Rally Championship at the Kosciuszko Automotive Monaro Stages Rally. There is already a good number of classic cars entered, but the more interesting part of the entry list are the new contenders taking on the penultimate round of the series. Heading the list of new Classic hopefuls [...]

Fun New 4WD Park in Australia

This Central West 4WD Park in NSW is a short drive from Mudgee and this video gives us the low-down on the fun and activities on offer. Finding quiet undiscovered bush camping sites can be quite a challenge. And when it comes to long weekends, especially Easter, it might just be impossible to find that hidden gem. But we were recently invited to come and check out Jamie Smiths Central West 4WD Park, just south [...]

Bumper field lining up for the AMH Automotive Group Rally of the Bay

Over 80 entries have so far been received for the 2020 AMH Automotive Group Rally of the Bay, just two days after entries were officially opened by the Eurobodalla Shire Council Mayor, Liz Innes. The event has a maximum field of 90 and with many outright contenders on the list, the rally is going to be a spectacular opening to the rally season for 2020. With the COVID-19 Pandemic forcing event organisers to cancel their [...]

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