280C Rhys O’Brien & Clarrie Vazey
|Engine||Honda K24A3 Turbocharged|
|Diffs||Nissan Patrol 9″ Front & Rear|
|Lockers||Tomalin Hydraulic Locker in Front|
|Suspension||Fox Shocks, 4-Link Front, 4 Link Rear|
|Wheels||35×12.5R16 Lakesea Extreme MT on 16×10″ Alloys|
|Rhys O’Brien (2019-)||C Class Northern Zone Champ (2021)|
The first K24 powered buggy in the NZ 4×4 Trials Series, this Homebuilt buggy of Rhys O’Brien has taken the fight to Zook-Sport team of Nathan Fogden & Mike Gibbons over the last few seasons successfully snatching Northern Zone honours in 2021!
A distinctive Pink colour makes this buggy stand out across the field, with results to back it up!
Dolly is one of few C Class trucks that pokes its nose in the Top 10, having scored 2/3 finishes in the Top 10 in the 2022 season.
Rhys O’Brien has been a long-time competitor of the sport, starting out in “Big Blue Bum” an F Class Isuzu Bighorn in the early 2010’s. From there he made the switch into E Class with the Suzuki Samurai CowperTruck successfully winning E Class honours in 2012. O’Brien then moved into C Class with his first Homebuilt buggy which is now run by Sean Cushing in J Class.
Clarrie Vazey started out in A Class with a Suzuki SJ413. He later moved up into C Class before moving into the newly formed J Class with the ex-Joesph Fox Toy-zuki SJ413. Becoming J Class champ for 2018 & 2019.