Toyota Rust de Winter 4x4 Jamboree Set to Draw Record Entries

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Toyota Rust de Winter 4x4 Jamboree

Recreational 4x4 enthusiasts and their families will make the annual pilgrimage to the picturesque Rust de Winter campsite and picnic resort on the banks of the Elands River in Limpopo over the weekend of April 26 to 28 to celebrate the 22nd running of the unique 4x4 Jamboree under the Toyota banner.


It will be the 34th edition of the gathering and competition that has taken on almost cult status and it will once again be based at the historic campsite that is the home of the organising 4x4 ATV Club of Pretoria, at an idyllic venue beneath 100-year-old apiesdoring (monkey thorn) trees in an area renowned for its bird life.


Each year the organisers announce record entries and this year is expected to be no different, with its accent on family involvement and fun 4x4 obstacle driving. Unlike in previous years, the competition will not take place over a long, holiday weekend and will instead combine the traditional two-day Mountain Route and Gymkhana on a single day, Saturday, April 27. Competitors will now only need to arrive on Friday afternoon, April 26, for documentation and scutineering of their vehicles. The prize-giving will be on Sunday, April 28.


The Toyota Rust de Winter 4 x 4 Jamboree is aimed at promoting family enjoyment while enabling owners to enjoy the capabilities of their off road vehicles in a competitive environment.


“Ideally all vehicles entered in the event should be family orientated with an adult male and female occupant,” said chief organiser Peter Claasen. “We classify children as anyone under the age of 18 and teams that are made up of all men, all women or all adults are penalised via a points system.


“The jamboree is the ideal opportunity to spend quality outdoor time with the family, and this is one of the factors that makes Rust de Winter so popular.


Only roadworthy 4x4 low range vehicles are permitted to enter and stringent safety checks are carried out prior to the event. All vehicles must carry specified safety equipment, first aid kits and water supplies and experienced 4 x 4 marshals are on hand throughout the weekend to assist participants to achieve maximum results.


The event is not about speed. The gymkhana is made up of various obstacles to test driver skill and vehicle handling and at the same time incorporating fun elements for the whole family to participate in.


The 55-kilometre mountain route is varied and testing and should take around six hours to complete. It allows competitors to hone their skills on terrain ranging from steep climbs to river crossings, descents, loose gravel and muddy patches.


For more information and to enter this enjoyable family event, please contact Peter Claasen at 012 379 1715 or 082 558 6184 or e-mail [email protected] visit the website at


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