Achilles Radial NZ Winter Woolies 4WD Tagalong Dates Announced

Achilles Radial NZ Winter Woolies 4WD Tagalong Dates Announced

Achilles Radial NZ Winter Woolies
Achilles Radial NZ Winter Woolies

The hard working team from the Ohakune based Desert Defenders Off Road Club  will again run the popular Winter Woolies 4WD Tagalong event in October to raise money for the Variety Children’s Charity.

The Achilles Radial NZ Winter Woolies 4WD Tagalong is an annual day trip that escorts participants through the spectacular terrain of the New Zealand Defense Force Base in Waiouru. The event caters for a variety of off-road enthusiasts – from heavily equipped off-road trucks (nicknamed the ‘tough trucks’) to family SUVs fitted with off-road tyres (nicknamed the ‘shinies’).

Following on from the success of previous years and increasing interest it has been announced that this year the event will run across two days - Saturday October 3rd and Sunday October 4th, with a limit of eighty trucks per day.

YHI is proud to offer support again at this years event by donating Achilles Radial goodie bags for entrants attending Winter Woolies & a contribution to Variety The Children's Charity.

Join us on October 3rd & 4th along with the Desert Defenders Off Road Club to help raise funds for Variety The Children's Charity.

Camping is available free of charge at the Karioi Domain for those who wish to stay and meals are available over the weekend or attendees are welcome to self cater.

Last year's event saw Ninety five trucks attend with the help of twenty five volunteers who offered their time as scrutineers, medics, catering, administration and group leaders. Twelve trucks from YHI’s social 4X4 Adventures off-road club travelled to the event from Auckland. The event raised over $7,000.00 for the charity.

Achilles Radial NZ Winter Woolies: Quick Details

  • Saturday October 3rd & Sunday October 4th
  • Entry $100.00 per truck. Proceeds donated to Variety The Children's Charity
  • Camping is available at the Karioi Domain
  • Meals or self catering options
  • Contact or for an entry form

See some photos from Winter Woolies 2014 here

Visit the Achilles Radial NZ Winter Woolies Facebook event page here

Email Kandy Mott from DDORC for an entry form

More About the Desert Defenders Off-Road Club

The DDORC started as a group of Ohakune based friends who have run events to raise money for charity for many years. Twenty years ago Robert Stout helped to organise the first ‘Raetihi Ripper’ Motor bike trip for the Raetihi School. Since then the group have held many events to raise funds for a variety of causes including local organisations and The Cancer Society. Following the devastating Christchurch earthquake over $8,000.00 was raised for the Salvation Army.

The first trip onto Army Training land was in October 2010 for Variety the Children’s Charity.  Since then the group have run two trips a year for Variety and the Variety Bash charities.

In 2013 The DDORC club was officially formed and became an affiliated club to the NZFWDA.

More About Achilles Radial Tyres

The Achilles Radial heritage is based on over twenty years of tyre manufacturing and design expertise. Manufactured in state-of-the-art facilities using the latest computer modelling and automated manufacturing technologies. Achilles is proud to supply a range of tyres that provide exceptional levels of grip, tyre wear and passenger comfort.

Achilles Radial tyres have been available in New Zealand since 2006, distributed by YHI (New Zealand) Ltd.

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