Shaun Whale is one half of the world’s most watched 4WDing and camping show – 4WD 24/7. 4WDing is in his blood. His earliest memories are cruising around with his Grandfather in an old 47 Series LandCruiser. His first 4WD was a Suzuki Sierra. In fact he has never owned a 2WD vehicle.
Over the last decade or two – Shauno has built a collection of 4WDs many would dream about – including the Dirty 30, the chopped 200 series and Sooty the 80 Series.
These vehicles have been driven on just about every 4WD track in Australia more than once – including the insane mud down in Tasmania, The VIC High Country, Cape York, Fraser Island, Arnhem Land, The Kimberley and every single tough track in between. Nobody pushes their 4WDs or their gear to the limit like Shauno does!
When he’s not 4WDing – you’ll catch Shauno a few hours offshore fishing for marlin, or talking about 4WDing and fishing to anyone who will listen!
Patriot Campers is an Australian manufacturer located on the Gold Coast. In under ten years this bespoke manufacturer has outgrown its humble beginnings and transformed into a powerhouse of automotive evolution. Patriot facilities now span across four manufacturing sites, totalling over fourteen thousand square metres. Backed by a network of dealers in Australia and the United States who are committed to their customers, a world class engineering team with the offroad know-how to match and a full directory of partnerships with quality, Australian suppliers.
In 2017 a Patriot Campers trip to Cape York to take some marketing images of the camper trailers became something more. The team realised there that they had something special, and they could share more of their adventures through video. Later that year, Patriot Games made its debut on National Television, introducing the Australian audience to Justin, Sarah, Christian, Ashton, and Mia. Ratings went through the roof, with the series quickly gaining a cult-like following with fans hungry for more Patriot Games adventures. In 2019 the decision was made to publish Patriot Games on YouTube, giving audiences around the world access to watch all of the episodes on demand.
Six Seasons later, Patriot Games is associated with epic adventures, over the top 4×4 builds, off-road racing, testing their camper trailers and using gear they trust in some of the toughest terrains around the world.
Jess Edwards (Jillaroo Jess) has been a proud ambassador for GME since 2017. Jess is your typical Aussie larrikin. She’s down to earth and always cheers for the underdog.
With an adventurous spirit and thirst for knowledge the former Brisbane girl has left an impression in rural Australia. While working on a Northern WA cattle station she was thrown into the deep end in a cattle road train, developing a love for the exciting and dangerous role. With few women carting cattle professionally by road train, Jess received international attention in 2016 when a video she posted online went viral. Being the odd one out has never phased her and so she went with the flow, becoming a trusted voice for outback Australia.
Currently based in Central Qld, you’ll still find Jess heavily involved in agriculture, trucking and the media.
4 Wheeling Aus
Ronny Dahl is recognised for his youtube channel 4 Wheeling Australia, which is dedicated to offroad 4wdriving, travelling and camping. 4 Wheeling Australia’s videos and social media posts focus on Ronny’s tips for off-roading; opinions and reviews of different products and vehicles; and his favourite destinations in the beautiful Australian outback which he visits in his 79 Series Landcruiser.
Ronny Dahl has become a household name among 4wdrivers, and his honesty and authenticity is what sets him apart. His love of adventure, his respect for the natural environment, and his captivating photography and video images continues to keep his viewers coming back for more.
Ronny lives in suburban Western Australia and when he is not off travelling and filming, he’s just a regular husband and dad to two young daughters. Ronny is an ambassador for the Australian 4WD and Adventure Shows and is proud to support Australian businesses and products.
Red Dirt Diary
Red Dirt Diary is a platform that celebrates women who are passionate about off-roading and the 4×4 industry.
Hosted by Bri Voto and Bridget Crosato, the show aims to inspire and empower women by showcasing their talents and sharing their experiences. As a male-dominated industry, 4×4 can be intimidating for women, but Red Dirt Diary breaks down those barriers and shows that anyone can excel in this field with dedication and hard work. Red Dirt Diary highlights the challenges and triumphs of being a woman in this industry, while also providing valuable tips and advice to help others succeed.
The show has become a source of inspiration for women who are looking to break into the 4×4 world and make a name for themselves.
The Explore Life
After getting his first 4WD as soon as he got his license at the age of 17 Matt Baker was hooked on getting out and exploring, which in turn involved learning about his truck and the ins and outs of 4WDing.
This soon turned into a passion so he started a YouTube and Instagram page called explore_4x4 and started sharing his trips away, not holding anything back and telling it how it is, the good, the bad and the ugly.
Five years on and he has rebranded the page to The Explore Life to cover not only 4WDing but all things boating, camping, fishing, motorbike riding, anything that involves getting out and exploring.
He is now lucky enough to be working with the biggest and best brands in the business that collectively support him in inspiring everyday Australians to get out and live The Explore Life.
Sammy Hitzke is a gun angler residing in Queensland’s picturesque Southeast region, although you’re just as likely to find him wetting a line in almost any other part of this country. Sammys YouTube Channel ‘Sammy Hitzke Fishing’ has racked up 10’s of millions of views with his weekly episodes showcasing the sheer variety and quality of fishing we Aussies have on our doorsteps, he’s also no stranger to cooking up a seafood feast either!
Sammy mainly fishes from his two rigs, a Sea Hunt 186 Triton centre console “Full- Spread” and a Aluvan Razor 4.2SHF tinny “Side-bay”. With these he does everything from chasing whiting, flatties and crabs in the estuaries all the way to jigging deep water critters in 500m or trolling for tuna and blue marlin in 2000m! But, if you ask him, he’ll probably tell you he’d rather be driving gutter to gutter up a beach spinning for tailor or walking the rocky headlands fishing for mulloway. I think you could summarize it simply by saying if it swims, Sammy will have a crack at catching it!
His infectious thirst for adventure and think outside the box nature see’s him continually pushing the fishing boundaries and inspiring anglers of all walks of life to try new and exciting ways of enticing a bite.
True North Adventures
Baxter, Marc and Stevie are 3 best mates who love nothing more than jumping in the 4WD and escaping the 9 to 5 grind.
Based in Cairns, Cape York is their backyard and travelling this amazing part of the world is at the core of what they do. They may not take themselves very seriously but what they do take seriously are the remote locations they go to and the gear that gets them there.
Whether you’re watching them travel Cape York’s corrugated red dirt roads, float down a crocodile-infested river or island hop on the Great Barrier Reef you’ll be sure to finish it with a smile on your face.