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Articles by Marcus Craft

Marcus Craft

Marcus Craft

Editor - Adventure

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.

Whether you have a Ford Ranger, Toyota HiLux or Mitsubishi Triton – or...Read more

Due to the fact many utes spend the lion's share of their time being...Read more

The VW Amarok, especially the V6, has an ever-growing group of fans but...Read more

The Mitsubishi Triton is one of Australia's quiet achievers in terms of...Read more

Utes have become the Swiss army knives of the vehicle world – people...Read more

Utes dominate the sales charts and top-spec premium dual-cabs rank among the most popular with ute buyers. The Mazda BT-50 Boss is one of the more recent in a long line of accessorised dual-cab utes . The problem is: these utes are often a triumph of style over substance, more flash than...Read more

Toyota's HiLux is one of Australia's top-selling vehicles so it only...Read more

Update: Since we first published this story on August 24, 2018, there have...Read more

A ute is a supremely useful and versatile vehicle but, if its tray...Read more

Ah, sweet Australia, our beloved sunburnt country: a land of footballs...Read more

Dual cab utes are very popular in Australia and, as a natural...Read more

Subaru is synonymous with bringing effective – and popular – all-wheel drive wagons to market. And its Forester has done pretty well in the past as a comfortable and capable dirt-road tourer, more than appropriately equipped to tackle low-intensity off-roading. But has the company now tipped too...Read more

The Ford Ranger is one of Australia's best-selling utes and because of...Read more

The Toyota LandCruiser is a deadset off-roading legend, its reputation built on a lifetime of reliability, toughness, capability, not to mention the availability of Toyota parts Australia-wide. The 200 Series has been around for more than a decade and, until the 300 Series arrives here in about two...Read more
The Jeep Wrangler is a very capable 4WD with real bush credibility, there's no disputing that, but just how much does something like the line-up's mid-range variant, the 2019 Overland, rest on the laurels of the brand's 'Trail Rated' heritage? It's not a very practical daily driver and it has less...Read more
Automotive journalists are normal people, just like you. (But maybe not like that weird bloke sitting across from you on the train, right now. Don't look at him!) We car journos laugh, we cry and we're also prone to becoming caught up in nostalgia-fuelled fever dreams when the likes of something...Read more

Australians will be the first caravanners in the world to experience a...Read more

A great way to increase the fun factor in your off-roading trips is to...Read more

The sixth edition of Explore Australia by Caravan & Motorhome ($50...Read more