Welcome to Loaded 4X4
G’day from David Wilson and Steane Klose!
That’s us above, David’s the one smiling, while Steane is gritting his teeth (his shirt’s a bit suss as well) and together, we’re Loaded 4X4.
The mission that we chose to accept back in 2017, was to create unique, high quality, online magazine and video content, for our fellow 4X4 enthusiasts and that’s what we’ve been doing ever since. We’re all over this website like a rash, but we also publish a bloody fantastic free digital magazine and you can get up to speed on all the back issues by clicking this link – free bloody fantastic 4X4 magazine!
If you like what you read, subscribe by following this link – subscribe – and we’ll shoot you an email when each new issue goes live.
Steane founded The Motor Report – an online new car news and reviews website – in 2007 and developed it into the second-largest new car editorial website in Australia, one that at its peak, attracted more than 40,000 Australian visitors per day.
The Motor Report experience taught Steane about the automotive media world – the good, the bad and of course the ugly. It also put him behind the wheel of most of the new cars on the market and a number of high priced exotics, all of which convinced him that 4WDs are – without doubt – the best way to have fun on four wheels.
Steane has published thousands of vehicle-related articles, including numerous new car reviews.
David founded his 4WD driver training business – Adventure 4WD – back in 1993 and has, over the years that followed, developed it into one of the most respected 4WD driver training outfits in Australia.
He also found the time to create the country’s first (and in fact a world-first) dedicated 4WD TV program Beyond The Bitumen, a 13 part series of half-hour shows seen on TEN and Foxtel between 1998 and 2000.
Since then David has been the co-host of Channel Nine’s Motovision car, boat and motorcycle show alongside MIX 102.3 FM’s Karen Prater, a fellow car and bike nut. David has also appeared in numerous promotional campaigns for industry products and safety films.
David was also the 4WD writer for the Adelaide Advertiser and its Out & About recreational supplement for a decade and you may have read articles written by him in 4WD Monthly/Action, Overlander, Land Rover World and Land Rover Owner International in years past.
More recently he’s the face of Isuzu Ute Australia’s I-Venture Club, a national driver training initiative started in 2014 that’s helped over 3,500 new D-MAX and M-UX owners get up to speed on how their vehicles work both on and off-road.
Contacting Loaded 4X4
Managing Editor: Steane Klose
E-mail: [email protected]