It all started when…
Chris Western was a little kid he loved off road racing and while working in resorts in Port Douglas, Chris decided to give the general public the opportunity to drive off road V8 Buggies with him as your navigator and this is where “Off Road Rush” was born in 2003.
In 2015 James and Leigh Rolton loved off road racing just like Chris Western they sold several business in New Zealand and moved to Australia with their daughter Grace to be part of Off Road Rush, and this is when “Off Road Rush Sydney” was born!
In May 2016, we introduced the new Yamaha YXZ 1000R to our fleet of Vehicles so you are able to drive a V8 Buggy, WRX turbo rally car and the Yamaha YXZ 1000R - so 3 amazing cars to drive.
James is a qualified mechanical as well as been involved with rally and off road racing for the last 30 years as a driver, navigator and pit crew for several teams. Between 2015 -2019 James and Leigh along with our team of staff, operated the Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide locations.
In August 2019 - Off Road Rush Sydney was split as we had just grown so big! The Sydney (NSW) location was sold to Penny & Shane Ramsay and then “Off Road Rush VIC/SA” was born!
We then relocated from Sydney to Mannum SA, having to move 14 cars as well as our workshop and house stuff. We always laugh that moving countries was easier than moving interstate.
At Off Road Rush VIC/SA our aim is to give you, the general public, the opportunity to drive V8 buggies, the most extreme race cars on dirt, a turbo WRX rally car, or the new Yamaha YXZ. If driving isn’t your thing then we also offer the most extreme hot laps / passenger rides in Australia.
Our instructors are the best. You will find and their priorities are simple, they want to keep you safe and have a heap of fun, which is what they do best. They are all off road racers that have a passion for off road and just want to share their knowledge and experience with you to ensure that you get the best drive experience possible.
To be able to combine our passion for off road racing, giving customers an awesome experience and doing this all with our family and friends is just the best. We are very lucky!
So, if you think you like the sound of this, and you would like to have a heap of fun and do something different, book your drive online with us today. We look forward to welcoming you soon!
James and Leigh Rolton