New vehicle...thanks to you.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Wild Mountains has finally a new workhorse. After some 15 years the old vehicle had done its chips having little power and a host of ongoing mechanical issues that made repairs costly and unreliable.

Unfortunately our grant application to help fund a 4WD fell through so the board made the necessary decision to extend our loan and go through with the new purchase. A sincere thankyou goes to the many supporters who responded to our End of Year Financial appeal. Through your help we reached our target of $10k and added that to the loan extension.

Wild Mountains now owns a new Hilux which while having more power and towing capability than the old ute actually has reduced fuel consumption. Hopefully this machine will service the centre for at least another 15 years or more by which time they will have one that requires no fossil fuel, is made from 100% recycled materials and will last forever. One can always dream.

In the mean time this one feels like all new vehicles feel… trim, taut and terrific.