170K John Sheridan & Matthew Wilson

“The Terminator”



Truck Details

NameThe Terminator
MakeWairarapa Diesel Services/Homebuilt
Year Built2006
EngineChevrolet LS1 5.7L
Transmission4L60e with Transfercase
DiffsNissan Patrol Front and Rear
SuspensionBilstein Shocks with Air Bags, 4-Link Front, 4 Link Rear
Wheels35×12-15 Journey Claw MT on 15×10″ OMF Alloys


Previous DriversAccolades
John Sheridan (2022-)First season of Trials
Brent Ward (2006-2022)5-Time K Class Champ (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022), Multiple Top 10’s (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) 3NZ (2010)

The Terminator was the first NZ 4×4 Trials Truck to feature the LS1 5.7L V8! At the hands of Brent Ward & Mark Smith it went on to place in the Top 10 for 5 years straight, claiming 3rd in D Class in 2009 and taking out 3NZ in 2010! Ward would then enter into the newly formed K Class alongside son Michael and achieve 5 K Class titles, before rejoining D Class with their new build in 2022.

Brent & Michael Ward

John Sheridan has competed in the club trials scene for many years, often preparing and hosting club champs enjoyed by many in the Wellington/Wairarapa region. This marks their first foray into the National Series, starting out in Central Zone last season where he and Mike Rolls claimed 2nd for K Class in zone.