So this is me introducing myself, I live on the banks of the Vaal dam and work as a boat builder/ harbour manager at our family business "Manten Marina".
My father always had Nissan Safari bakkies when I was young and we could not wait to be piled into the back for a holiday, so my love for Nissan was instilled in me.
I bought my own first Nissan Patrol SGL when I was 23 and have kicked my ass ever since for selling it, recently I bought a 2001 Nissan Patrol GL and have been like a child at christmas everytime I climb in her.
We arrange a 4x4 fun day once a year here in Deneysville and I will Definatly let you all know when it is for a get together.
1. Name: Full Name (Nickname/Registered Name)
Dirk Lawrence Manten
2. Birthday and Age:
3. Town and Country of residence:
South Africa, Deneysville Northern Freestate
4. Home Language:
Boat Builder, Marina manager
6. Family status:
7. Membership - Other 4X4 Clubs and Forums:
8. Current 4x4:
Nissan Patrol GL
9. Current Mods:
Raised suspencion (TJM); ARB full bullbar; Lifting points for highlift jack; recovery points.
10. Mods on wish list:
Black box(early warning system) ; collumb guages;
11. Vehicle on wish list:
12. Previous 4x4's:
Nissan Patrol SGL; Land Rover Defender TD5
13. Last 3 offroad or overland destinations:
Swaziland; Mocambique; Drakensberg
14. Your favourite destination:
15. Other hobbies:
Sailing; Shooting; Motor X; Model Planes flying;
16. GPSr and Map Data used:
17. Rate your 4X4 and overlanding experience:
Comprehensive. Advanced 4x4 Course completed at Hennops (Klipdrift trail) with Tim Skelten.
18. Online Photo Site:
Facebook ( Dirk Lawrence Manten)
19. Photos of you and your Vehicle:TBA ( to be added