Eight lucky winners of the Ford Ranger pick-up UK wide test drive promotion, found themselves 'off-roading' at a Special Air Service (SAS) training facility in the heart of the Welsh mountains last week.
570 customers entered the Ford Ranger test-drive prize draw and the winners included a policeman from Stockport, Cheshire, an interior designer from Chatham, Kent, a sawmill worker from Perth, Scotland and an electrician from Halesworth, Suffolk.
The new recruits got to grips with the finer points of rally navigating at the high security SAS range, which covers 68,000 acres of forest trails and open moorland, and is normally only reserved for the military. Testing out their 4x4 skills in Ford Ranger pick-ups on the tough 80-mile course proved challenging for the drivers, as there were some hidden surprises along the route, including live military exercises.
"Going off-road demands a vehicle that is hard-working and dependable. The Ford Ranger manages to combine strength with comfort which proves invaluable," says Selwyn Kendrick, instructor and rally competitor with Nationwide 4x4, experts in off-roading. "The tough location allowed Ford Ranger to demonstrate its ability to exceed demands and the rally trainees, thrilled at winning the exclusive day prize courtesy of Ford, were highly impressed with Ford Ranger's durability and exciting ride."Published 11 July 2003