Vote and Win – 4X4 of the Year Competition

4X4 of the year – Voting now open

Over the last week, or judging panel has had their hands full, sifting through the hundreds and hundreds of entries we received in our 4X4 of The Year competition.  Their mission was to whittle each category down to a shortlist of 5 entries that the public can then vote on to crown the winners.

I can tell you that I found it very difficult to choose just 5 from each category given the quality of entries, and it took a number of rounds for us to get to the final list. If you’d like to know more about the judges for the competition, you’ll find their details below.

Vote and Win!

Voting is now open until the 20th July.  We need you to get onto the website and cast your vote to crown the winners of each category.  By doing so, you’ll also go into the draw to win $5,000.00 worth of Opposite Lock 4X4 accessories and a set of 5 Toyo Open Country tyres valued at up to $2,500.00.

Voting is simple – visit the website, enter your details and submit the form (so we can make contact with the winner), and then use the heart icon that appears under each of the finalists to choose your winner.  Don’t forget that there are 6 categories we need your vote on too!

The orange shaped hear button will appear when the form is submitted, allowing you to vote. Note that you can only vote once per category!

Voting is only open until 20th July, so get in quick for your chance to win.  And tell your friends!

The Judges

Kalen Ziflian – General Manager, Club 4X4

A car enthusiast through and through, Kalen grew up camping before getting into the performance car scene as a youngster.  As he’s matured and had a family, 4X4’s and low range have become more his thing. Kalen is hugely passionate about 4WD’s and when he’s not busy running Club 4X4 you’ll find him checking out the classifieds…

Matt Raudonikis – Editor, 4X4 Australia Magazine

Matt is a 30-year veteran of the auto industry spending the last seven as Editor of 4×4 Australia. Previous jobs have seen him at Overlander 4WD Magazine, Performance street Car magazine and a few others including reviewing bikes, boats and trucks.

David Carter – Marketing and Content Producer, Toyo Tires

Dave Carter grew up spinning spanners with his father, turning his passion for modified cars and motorsport into a career as an automotive journalist before joining Toyo Tires Australia as their resident enthusiast.

Blake Jones – Commercial Manager, Tough Dog Suspension

Blake has over 10 years’ experience in the automotive industry with the last 5 being around 4WD vehicles and aftermarket parts and accessories

Aiden Frost – Marketing Manager, Club 4X4

An outdoor and adventure nut, Aiden grew up with 4X4’s, paddock bashers, and BMX’s. Currently Marketing Manager at Club 4X4, he’s owned a wide range of 4X4’s and loves checking out different setups and understanding why people do what they do to their Rigs…

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Comments 7

  1. I filled out the voting application form but then did not get a chance to vote as the screen collapsed as I was reading the details of each entry. Now as I have tried to reenter the voting site, the site refuses to accept me. How do I overcome this and continue to read the info on each contestant?

  2. Being a choosy type of bloke, it all rests on the Land Cruiser when you want to USE your 4×4, not have it in the workshop all its life, being repaired- warranty or otherwise. I have had several, HJ60, 80, 75, and 100 all diesels, all big mileage. Never a problem that could not be solved on the run and always something that the driver did. There are some that may ride a little better but probably cost twice as much and would never be seen in a paddock with a couple of ton of redgum on the back. My only choice!! Geoff.

  3. How come NO female judges?
    This seems to be a major problem as woman drivers bring a different viewpoint to the discussion.

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      Hi Michael,
      Thanks for bringing this up. From our point of view this is a genuine oversight given how busy things are right now. For next years comp we will be sure to include female representation because you are right it is super important. In fact I’ve got a very experienced individual in mind already!


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