…so this is about me, Willem Winch; o.k. this is a pseudonym / alias I used at a
4WD forum. Adopting it also here will allow me to keep some privacy for my family,
but it will be also helpful for friends from other forums to recognize me in this
I lived in Germany and approx. 6 years ago my wife - she is Australian - and I decided
to relocate to the Illawarra / NSW. There are a few things I miss here, real four
seasons with all the colours, soccer…but overall it is a good place with a lot of
freedom to raise our two little daughters.
I have a mechanical engineering degree and earn my crust as an engineer just to indicate
that contemplating about the physics and forces involved in vehicle operations and
recovery scenarios is not so unfamiliar for me and of course it makes it easier for
me to understand the “dos” and “don’ts” for keeping the Terracan on the road. We
own the Terracan now for nearly 6 years. It is my first 4WD and while not a hard
core 4WD I still got and get a lot of fun out of it.
I remember watching the documentaries of Malcolm Douglas (RIP) when I was younger,
and it was mainly him who sparked my interest for this country and the outback, but
I never thought that one day I would live here…
That should do …I might update this page later; if you think you need more to know
about me, just send a mail …
P.S.: yes, I’m responsible for what I publish here, but I’m not responsible for what
readers understand … or like to understand.