In late 2021 the Walkinshaw Performance team embarked on a challenge to put two vehicles in the Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC). The road to AORC was new to the Walkinshaw Group which meant a mountain of work, day and night, to get two cars built and to the starting lines. It was a mammoth effort from everyone.
The two vehicles were entered in separate classes. Vehicle 525 in Class 5 Performance 2WD with the GM Colorado and Vehicle 725 in Class 7 Production 4WD VW Amarok W580X.
We went right around the country this year, into some incredibly remote locations. The team rolled out the swags, camped, and were fully self-sufficient at some of the rounds – another huge logistical effort.
The results placed the Amarok as the class winner 1st for Production 4WD (Class 7) with the Colorado finishing in a potential 3rd in class.
To undertake this new challenge, which had plenty of speed humps and come away with a championship win and some incredible results, to the credit of everyone involved.
The dedication and commitment from the entire Walkinshaw Performance company has proven that we are a serious off-road performance brand, with products that are engineered to the highest standards and tested in the toughest fields.
Again, a massive thank you from the entire Walkinshaw Group to all our sponsors and to the competitors & enthusiasts we met along the way. We really appreciate our customers and followers, your support is invaluable, and we look forward to whatever adventures the future brings.