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Articles by Marcus Craft

Marcus Craft

Marcus Craft

Contributing Journalist

Raised by dingoes and, later, nuns, Marcus (aka ‘Crafty’) had his first taste of adventure as a cheeky toddler on family 4WD trips to secret fishing spots near Bundaberg, Queensland. He has since worked as a journalist for more than 20 years in Australia, London and Cape Town and has been an automotive journalist for 18 years.

This bloke has driven and camped throughout much of Australia – for work and play – and has written yarns for pretty much every mag you can think of.

The former editor of 4X4 Australia magazine, Marcus is one of the country’s most respected vehicle reviewers and off-road adventure travel writers.

Camping has changed a fair bit since Banjo Paterson wrote about ol'...Read more

It’s an age-old question that has been casually dropped into...Read more

A new petrol-powered 4WD seems an anomaly in a world seemingly hell-bent on rapidly embracing EVs. However, there’s still room for a traditional off-road vehicle or two – especially those with front and rear diff locks – for the time being, anyway. I tested the Chinese-made GWM (Great Wall Motors)...Read more

What is a light rigid vehicle?

A light rigid vehicle is a vehicle...Read more

What is a E85 Fuel?

E85 is an ethanol-gasoline blend that may...Read more

As much as some of us love them, internal combustion engine (ICE)...Read more

A lot of people buy a four-wheel drive (4WD) and then never drive it on...Read more

A few years back, as part of Nissan Australia’s Warrior program, local automotive engineering company Premcar was given free rein to transform a good 4WD ute – the Navara – into a hard-core beast and the Navara Pro-4X Warrior was the result. Now, it’s the Patrol’s turn. The Patrol Warrior is bigger...Read more

The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is one of those vehicles that occupies a...Read more

Vehicle marketers are guilty of tapping deep veins of hyperbole when talking about any vehicle that might have even a remote chance of venturing off a sealed surface. They use terms such as "off-road" and "adventure" and "off-grid" with such careless abandon these days that those utterances and the...Read more

High-tech glamping on wheels just might be the future of camping if LG...Read more

The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport has never quite hit the sales heights that...Read more

The Nissan Patrol is a large comfortable 4WD wagon – there’s no...Read more

Jeep Australia's first plug-in hybrid, the Grand Cherokee 4xe, has arrived at a time when the company’s sales figures need a decent shot in the arm. Though it’s seemingly spearheading a large and extra-large SUV hybrid push into the Aussie market, with the likes of a Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series...Read more

Buying a 4WD is one of the biggest purchases you could ever make in...Read more