149D Steve Lacey & Andrew Lacey

The Phoenix



Truck Details

NameThe Phoenix
Year BuiltRebuilt 2012
EngineRover 3.9 V8
TransmissionToyota Land Crusier Gearbox & Transfercase
DiffsToyota 80 Series Front & Rear
LockersHowat Hydraulic Lockers
SuspensionFox Shocks, 3 Link Front, 4 Link Rear
Wheels35x12xR15 Federal Couragia’s on 15×10″ Steel Beadlocks


Previous DriversAccolades
Steve Lacey (2014-)

One of the longest running Trials Trucks with one the sports longest running competitor, The Phoenix & Steve Lacey have been a staple of the sport for over 40 years!

Originally a Suzuki SJ410 powered a Ford 4 cylinder, The Phoenix competed in C Class for several years before upgrading to D Class with a 3.5L Rover V8, the engine of choice back in the day!

In 2012 the running gear was removed from the Suzuki and put into a newly built Howat Engineering spaceframe, with Steve & Andrew putting it back together!

Steve & Andrew in The Phoenix prior to the rebuild

One of the only vehicles still competing with a manual gearbox, The Phoenix continues to rise with several modifications done over the last 10 years!