Off the Road Again Podcast: Episode 8

Off The Road Again Podcast: Episode 8 – Robby, Holden Jack8, & Gemballa Off-Road

Welcome back to the Off the Road Again podcast! We’ve missed you. The focus is on the off-road adventure but we also dabble in all things SUV and truck, maybe even some rally cars.

Chris is joined by Robby Degraff & Joel Strickland to discuss the 2001 Holden Jack8 concept, the Cross8, the Ford Bronco again, Stadium Super Trucks in Adelaide, a Gemballa Off-Road Supercar, and the Gemballa Tornado.

Robby discusses his travel blog, his Saab 9-2X, his favorite parks no one is talking about, his favorite four-wheel drive experience, and his worst experience.

This week’s photo/video Notes:

Holden Jack8

2001 Holden Jack8 concept exterior

2001 Holden Jack8 concept interior

2001 Holden Jack8 concept cockpit

2001 Holden Jack8 concept

Holden Cross8

2005 Holden VZ Crewman Cross 8

Sequoia towing NASCAR truck

Sequoia towing NASCAR truck

Stadium Super Trucks Race

Gemballa Off-Road Supercar

Gemballa Off-Road Supercar

Gemballa Supercars

Gemballa Tornado

Gemballa Tornado

Robby Around the World

Saab 9-2x at Buffalo Gap National Grassland

saab 9-2x

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2 responses to “Off The Road Again Podcast: Episode 8 – Robby, Holden Jack8, & Gemballa Off-Road”

  1. Vairship Avatar

    Wow, Gemballa sure know how to uglify a 911.

  2. outback_ute Avatar

    Finally got to listen to this one the other day! The Holden Crewman was the 2wd crew cab pickup, which had a bolt-on rear chassis/frame. The Cross8 was the AWD version, only sold with the V8. There was also a Cross6 which was an AWD version of the One Tonner – aka regular cab pickup. The V6 came a couple of years later because the old 3800 was about to be replaced when they first came out.

    There are quite a few converters of full-size pickups, but I can’t agree that the market is huge – Dodge sold 2868 last year (yes, for the year) and I’d say they are still in their honeymoon phase, although some may have been waiting for the 1500 Ecodiesel.

    There is no import duty from the US because of the Free Trade Agreement, but LCT also applies to used cars and despite recent petitions isn’t going to be abolished (politicians getting rid of a tax?!?). 10% GST applies to sales by businesses, so would include used imported/converted trucks.

    Interestingly, I did hear something about heavy vehicles not allowed to be imported from the US, which I think referred to older ones that can stay LHD.

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