02 February 2021, By Dave Carey

Freedom of Choice: You Can Drive This or You Can Drive That

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Getting off the beaten track can be done in a variety of ways, but what to do when you get there? For some, it might be the independence of free-camping, sipping tea under a million stars. For others, it might be the allure of going further off that track, dirt biking where fourbies fear to tread. And if you win the latest Mater Cars for Cancer lottery, the choice is yours.

If it’s the freedom to source your own peace and quiet that you crave, then you need to enter the draw to win a Toyota LandCruiser VX Wagon. With it comes a Jayco All-Terrain caravan packed to the gills with amenities to make your holiday away easy.

Towing the Jayco will be undramatic, with the LandCruiser packing a 4.5 litre, twin-turbo V8 backed by a six-speed auto transmission. If you’re travelling four-up, quad-zone climate control will keep everyone comfortable, directing arguments towards Toto, Tool or Taylor Swift rather than temperature. Dual fuel tanks will give you range while the built-in Sat Nav will ensure you don’t get too lost, unless of course, that is your aim.

 

 

The Mater Cars for Cancer crew have added some extras including a dashcam, a sturdy alloy bull bar, bonnet protector, weather shields, roof rack, floor mats, cargo mat and a cargo barrier. Likewise, the Jayco All-Terrain caravan is chocked full of features including a double bed, fixed bunks, air conditioning, a shower, 3-way fridge/freezer, four burner oven/griller and a 24in LED TV with DVD player.

Buying a ticket to enter the draw will not only help those living with cancer but increase hope that one day there will be a cure. Because every little contribution counts. In the meantime, it also buys the chance to hop into this loaded LandCruiser VX, hitching up the Jayco All-Terrain caravan and heading for the hills.

 

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Because if you win this prize, it doesn’t have to be your prize. Instead, you can win a Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD LTZ and a pair of KTM 500 EXC-F enduro dirt bikes. The Silverado is 2588kgs of Detroit steel; staunch and solid, running a 313kw 6.2 litre V8. For too long the Americans have enjoyed the commanding stance of a full-size pickup truck and thanks to HSV, now it’s our turn.

Fitted with 10-way adjustable, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, voice-recognition infotainment system, USB connectivity and wireless device charging, the four-wheel-drive Silverado 1500 is no farm truck. Even the reversing camera is high definition! Driving through a 10-speed auto and Autotrac, an active, two-speed transfer case, the Silverado has uncanny off-roading abilities for a big unit, something that will come in handy when towing the KTM 500 EXC-F enduro dirt bikes.

 

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The KTM 500 EXC-F is one of Australia’s favourite dirt bikes, having achieved multiple outright wins in the NT’s annual Finke Desert Race and on a smaller scale, has been turning any number of weekend warriors into heroes for over 20 years. The effortless torque of the 510cc four-stroke single means you’re rarely in the wrong gear, a lift of the front wheel available with the twist of the throttle to get you over almost any situation. Handy for those off-road trails where you’d never fit the Silverado.

Buying a ticket, contributing to the cause and taking your pick of the prizes is a new concept for Mater Cars for Cancer. It gives the winner absolute control over what they put in their driveway and how they use their leisure time going forward. Win a LandCruiser and win a Jayco All-Terrain caravan. Or win a Silverado and win two KTM EXC-F 500 dirt bikes. That winner could be you, but you’ve to buy a ticket to win the prize, whichever prize that may be.

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