“Imagine the possibilities” was the opening line of a print ad featuring this great photo of a Suzuki LJ50 4×4 on an inflatable raft that appeared in Australian off road magazines in the 1970s, when anything seemed possible during the early days of our RV boom.
The ad was for a company called 4×4 Australia P/L which in addition to being an authorised Suzuki 4×4 dealer also offered all kinds of off road and adventure equipment including “Avon inflatable Craft”.
The advert boasts that they were “the people who’ve really got it all together.” Guess that’s why they decided to put an LJ50 on a tiny inflatable raft with an outboard motor.
This photo certainly made us “imagine the possibilities” for the bloke on the back trying to steer the outboard while hanging onto the roof gutter with his fingernails. And check out the flex in the raft floor groaning under the weight of a nice new Suzuki 4×4. Hope he wasn’t going far.
We just can’t figure out how our intrepid adventurer got the LJ50 onto the raft in the first place? And how he was going to get it off again when he reached the other side?
If anyone knows how this story started – and more importantly finished – please contact Truck Jungle. Please. TJ