231D Chris Gifford & Shaun Joblin

The Punisher


Chris Gifford & Shaun Joblin


NZ Industrial Abseilers, Revolution Engine Services, Haltech, Morrinsville Toolshed, Automotive Trimming Services, MTEL – Chocka Ute Trays and Canopy’s, Moore Engineering, Skout Collective, TJW Photos

Truck Details

NameThe Punisher
MakeNitro Customs
Year Built2023
EngineChevrolet L98 6.0L
TransmissionPowerglide with SCS Transfercase
DiffsNitro Custom 9″ Front and Rear
LockersTomalin Hydraulic Lockers
SuspensionORI Shocks, 4-Link Front, 4 Link Rear
Wheels35x12xR15 Federal Couragia MT on 15×12″ OMF Alloys


Previous DriversAccolades
Chris Gifford (2023-) First season in new build

New for 2023 The Punisher is one the latest Nitro Custom frames to join the field. Having started out as a bare frame from the shop, Chris has put the pieces together to build himself a buggy that looks like its just come off the showroom floor!

Featuring all the goodies from Tomalin Lockers & Hubs, Nitro Chromoly Housings as well as a worked L98 featuring Haltech engine management, The Punisher is one to look out for!

Chris Gifford & Shaun Joblin have spent the last two seasons in the ex 1NZ Dan Cowper “Crazy Frog”. Having spent time getting to grips to the NZ 4×4 Trials scene, the duo were on course for a Top 10 result at their last appearance of the 2023 season before running into cooling issues.