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Winner of the Project Hilux competition revealed

By Tristan Tancredi, 05 Aug 2016 News

Winner of the Project Hilux competition revealed

A lucky winner has walked away with the keys to our giveaway Toyota Hilux.

THE winner of 4X4 Australia’s giveaway Project Hilux has finally been drawn.

The lucky winner of the Loaded Lux – valued at $55,000 – is Glenn Kelly from Perth, WA, who was drawn from a pool of more than 35,000 avid off-road fans.

Glenn flew in from Perth to pick the Hilux up from 4X4 Australia’s Melbourne office. He intends to drive the 4x4 back across the Nullarbor over the next week.

“I’m still waiting for someone to jump out and tell me it’s just a joke,” Glenn told us as we handed over the keys. “I still can’t believe it!”

To make the Lux the ultimate go-anywhere tourer, we’ve spent the past few months decking it out with all of the best aftermarket gear on the market.

We’ve turned the ex-Telstra stock SR Hilux into an off-road workhorse capable of mounting the harshest terrain the Aussie outback can throw at it.

Building the project hiluxWe’ve documented the build over the past few months and our last trip with the Lux was to the snow only a few weeks ago.

A big thanks must go to Terrain Tamer, Flashlube, TJM 4x4, Mean Mother, Lightforce, TJM Airport West, Cooper Tires, EFS Suspension, Ironman 4x4, Ontrack Automotive, Marks 4WD, MSA 4x4 Accessories, HEMA Maps, DPChip, Piranha Offroad Products, Harrop Engineering, Opposite Lock and MaxTrax.

Thanks also to Red Plum Automotive for scouting the car for us.

Congratulations to Glenn and thanks to everyone who entered the draw.

Stay tuned for a video of the handover!