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Dakar 2012 - Giniel & Hilux achieve a podium (3rd Place)!

posted 16 Jan 2012, 07:28 by Neil Kelsall   [ updated 16 Jan 2012, 07:33 ]

  • Quote:
    "Our aim was to crack the Top 5, since we knew we were at a disadvantage with regard to the Minis. Our car was designed based on the future rules, so we had a power deficit compared with them, especially on sandy surfaces. But our car was completely reliable and our team did a fantastic job. This is an excellent result, finishing on the podium on our first try tastes like a win. The rules are going to change next year, so we'll be even closer and the battle will be awesome. There's no doubt we'll try and win next year."

T.L.C. Outreach Projects

posted 1 Feb 2011, 08:48 by Neil Kelsall

1st February 2011

RE: Friday Avie Club - Thank You 

Attention: David Ayres

It is with the generous spirit of Capetonians that we are once again warming the hearts and lives of those at TLC Outreach Projects and living in the informal surrounding settlements.

Your donation of a Lexmark Printer/Copier/Scan/Fax is greatly appreciated by our organization and the underprivileged children. It is also a real blessing to us when people generously give. The feeling it leaves with us as a N.G.O Organisation, is that we are cared for and appreciated and in turn, our children can appropriately be cared for as well.

From all at the T.L.C Outreach Project, a very special thank you for your wonderful spirit of sharing and giving. Together we have made a difference in our children’s lives.

Kind regards,

TLC Educare Facilitator

Kambati Challenge - 17 to 20 Feb 2011 - Swellendam

posted 17 Jan 2011, 07:57 by Neil Kelsall   [ updated 17 Jan 2011, 09:45 ]



R600 per stand (max 5 persons) with electricity


R400 per stand (max 5 persons) without electricity

The expo starts on Thursday 17 Feb and ends on Sunday 20 Feb, so the R600 /  R400 covers your camping site from Thursday – Sunday, entry fees to the expo and for your family and friends joining you the entry fee to the challenge as well.

The expo committee is really working hard to make this expo as big as possible. Not only are there regularly ads in the Burger, but also ads on Radio Tygerberg which do promote us together with the expo.  Let’s take this opportunity to show the public what the  is all about.

4x4 Extreme Challenge 

There aim is to have at least 35 - 40 challenge cars. So please get your MSA licenses and join us for the best 4x4 Extreme weekend ever!!

They have 2 new classes, so make sure that you do read the new rules and regulations which are posted on their website. or download them below.


WCCC membership:  R500 / Driver / Co-driver

                                      R220 / supporter

MSA license:  R350 / person with own medical aid

                          (R560 extra if you do not have your own medical aid)

Feel free to contact Maire at WCCC should you need any more info.

Marie Naude    


     083 725 4140

Klientafelberg - Feb 2011

posted 10 Jan 2011, 22:36 by Neil Kelsall   [ updated 16 Jan 2011, 03:10 ]

So the date is set for the first Friday Avie camping trip for this year. Its the 25th - 27th of Feb at Kleintafelberg. There are 4 chalets and we can accommodate 25 members 4x4's for that weekend. 

Since the club is more than 30 strong we will make up the numbers quickly. To book please contact the Trail owners directly (details on their website Mention that you are with the club. Club members first, and if there is space left we can invite friends and family. 

There has been a suggestion for a potjiekos on the Saturday, after the trail, but that can be finalized when we have the numbers of who is attending. 

There is a pool for those concerned about Feb's heat. 

Any queries can be emailed to me at


Atlantis 4x4 Fun Day 2010

posted 12 Oct 2009, 17:35 by Neil Kelsall   [ updated 16 Jan 2011, 10:07 ]

Some of our Members participated in this event, along with 90 other entrants. Here is where they came: 

Results for 2010



Jacques Malan



Jeep Wrangler 2003

4David Ayres26710Jeep Wrangler 2005


David Helfrich



Toyota Landcruiser 80 GX , 1996

17Dino Burnett19630Land Rover Disco 2 v8 1999

22Neil Kelsall25604Jeep 2001 Cherokee 4.0L (XJ)

49Francious Du Toit29525Nissan Hardbody 2003

87Wayne van Deventer27225Land Rover 90

Charity Event

posted 12 Oct 2009, 17:34 by Neil Kelsall   [ updated 10 Jan 2011, 10:12 ]

As part of our social responsibility program, our club sponsored & facilitated a charity event at Atlantis dunes, for some of the local children. Here is a thank-you letter received.

Dear Friday Arvie club

RE: 4x4 Outing to the dunes in Atlantis on the 6th of November 2010

There are not enough words to thank the members of the Arvie 4x4 club 
for the amazing daytrip you organized for the children of Atlantis. Not
only were the rides in the dunes great, but I was impressed by all the
preparations that went into this day.

The food and snacks were delicious – the kids could not get enough! 

The gazebos supplied a lot of shade and protection from the sun, and the standard of safety you set while on
this outing, both at the rest site, and while driving is really an example
to all.

Also a huge thanks to Morne for the dune surfing, this was also a highlight! 

Most of all, to all of you who participated in the day, I hope that you
got as much pleasure out of this outing as the children - they could
not stop talking how much they enjoyed it afterwards! 

Yours sincerely,

Inge Boonzaier

Email: Website:
Fax: 086 531 9657
Section 21 Registration No: 2008/005907/08
Directors: Wilet Pothas & Jenifer Pedro

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