How long have you been in the industry:
Have been running 4wd events since 96. Have worked 40 plus years in the motor industry.
- When you’re not driving, what do you do (for a living):
Running events (ARB XWC, Angel Adventure) and working on vehicles. Some (should be more) fund raising for Angel Flight Australia and patient pickup also for Angel Flight Australia.
- Family, children, pets:
2 - Children Tracy & Troy and Isaac my grandson. Plus 4 Hungarian Vizslas (dogs), 3 cats and a very old horse.
- What do you drive:
What else but a Nissan
- Modifications to your vehicle:
Nissan Patrol 4.8 auto touring wagon, Lightforce 170 HID’s, Procomp Tyres and mags(legal), ARB bullbar, EFS Suspension, Superior steering arms, Rear Draws, UHF radio and roof rack when needed.
Comp vehicle, there is not enough time to say what is on it, but here’s a go:- 4.8 Nissan petrol in GQ, Simex tyres, Dynamic rims, Lightforce lights 2 x 140’s, 4 x 170 & 2x 240 HID’s, Staun internal beadlocks, ARB lockers front & rear, Gigglepin winch on the front, low mount on the rear, EFS suspension, Superior Engineering control arms, steering rods, panhard rods, custom tray by ME, all work carried out by Xtreme 4X4 Sport (Me), computer & turning from WM Automotive, Custom Safari Tuff Clutch by Exedy Australia, Winch rope by Plasma
- First vehicle:
Mini Panel Van with added mattress and curtains and board racks.
- Dream vehicle:
If I could afford, would be a new Nissan Patrol but if I really had the money would be a plane (be great to do flights for Angel Flight).
- Best race win:
Co - Winning the Team Spirit Award at the RFC in ’98 and the Jungleman Award in 2000.
- Favourite race track:
- Favourite competition:
Mine of course, next pick would have to be the RFC in Malaysia.
- Favourite “Off The Beaten Track”:
Travelled a lot of places from the Centre East, but the High Country would be my pick for 4wding, Tassie is great for a holiday.
- Favourite Lightforce product:
- Career Highlight:
Still being alive
- Career Goal:
Staying around for a bit longer, there are too many places I want to see.
- Who is your idol:
I have too many.
- Dead or Alive – which 4 famous people would you invite to your next BBQ:
Again this is very hard, all these people are famous to me, it is a pity that they are no longer here (only in memory):- My father, my brother Garth, Charlie “Dynamite” Chandran and Thomas Chai.
- Are you Arnold Schwarzenegger or Hugh Grant:
Being called MMM (Mean Mr Metcalfe) what do you think? But really I would place me as a rough around the edges Hugh Grant