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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.

Colin Aldred's Helensburgh-based company, Aldred Engineering, tackles a...Read more

Choosing your camping accommodation can be daunting. There’s a huge...Read more

Do you want a mid-size SUV that looks nice, drives well, has impressive fuel economy and will help you single-handedly save the world? (Well, that last claim is not entirely accurate but, at this point in the history of the world, every little bit helps). Meet the Toyota RAV4 Cruiser AWD hybrid ...Read more
With the market fairly screaming out for high-spec and high-performance dual-cab utes, along comes the latest in a long line of beefed-up work-and-play horses. The problem is we've all become a bit cynical about anything touted as an action-ready ute because what's come before has been a mish-mash...Read more

Buying a dog cage for your ute is one of the best things you can do for...Read more

Mitsubishi’s Pajero is a genuine seven-seater 4WD wagon with a lot of substance and little in the way of pretence. It’s functional without being at all flashy and that suits plenty of people – real people – but the Pajero’s traditional styling and paucity of driver-assist tech, compared to some of...Read more
Suzuki Jimny, Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and Ford Ranger Raptor – arguably...Read more
The new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon is arguably one of the best factory-prepped off-roaders on the market. It's a real 4WD with a proud hard-core heritage, and the assumption is that the new version, the JL, is a very capable terrain tourer, straight out of the showroom. We took a Rubicon out...Read more
All-Terrain tyres have it tough – they’re expected to be everything to...Read more

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