Jeep owners more than proud to drive those who served

JEEP owners around Tamworth are readying themselves for their biggest day of the year – Anzac Day.

  • READY AND RARING: World War II veteran Les Chillingworth, with jeep owner Carl Flannery – ready for Anzac Day. Photo: Gareth Gardner 160414GGD01

JEEP owners around Tamworth are readying themselves for their biggest day of the year – Anzac Day.

Veterans who are unable to march any longer or find it difficult to get to the parade can travel in style with their comrades, thanks to World War II jeep owners throughout the region.

Jeep owner Carl Flannery said he loved helping the veterans attend the march.

“I love meeting the diggers on the day and assisting them,” he said.

“We pick them up from home and drop them back after the parade. I love hearing the stories.”

Mr Flannery said they were heroes who served our country well. “If they were capable of driving, I’d gladly let them,” he said. 

He will take Charles Nunn to the dawn service.

The Tamworth march attracts jeep drivers from all over the state – Sydney, Taree and Wollongong.

Mr Flannery said the jeeps can’t go in the Sydney parade, so they came to Tamworth because it was relaxed.

World War II veteran Les Chillingworth said his grandchildren now wore his medals on Anzac Day. 

Mr Chillingworth served in New Guinea and said there were only about four of his war mates left spread across Sydney, Newcastle and Goulburn. 

“All the people who should be here, aren’t here,” he said.

“You miss ’em.”

Anyone wanting jeep transport should contact the Tamworth RSL Sub-branch for details.

Buddy Franklin's car crash may jeopardise Jesinta Campbell’s Jeep deal

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A NSW Police spokeswoman on Thursday morning said a 27-year-old man had been served with a traffic infringement notice for negligent driving. He would face a fine, but would not be required to attend court.

According to Roads and Maritime Services, the offence attracts a $405 fine and three demerit points.

A damaged car at the scene.

A damaged car at the scene. Photo: Britta Campion

Police say the driver of the Jeep, whom they did not identify, crashed into four parked cars just after 7pm, but a roadside breath test showed alcohol was not involved.

“A Jeep that was travelling west along New South Head Road hit four parked vehicles,” a police spokesman said.

“All four vehicles were damaged as a result of the crash.”

Jesinta Campbell with her Jeep in December 2013.

Jesinta Campbell with her Jeep in December 2013. Photo: Rachel Murdolo

The incident will ensure the spotlight is again on Franklin and the Swans, but could bear even bigger ramifications for Campbell. The television presenter and model is an ambassador for the Jeep brand in Australia. Under the deal, Campbell is provided with a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8. Priced at $77,000 plus on-road costs, the flagship model is powered by a 6.4-litre V8 Hemi engine, and can accelerate to 100km/h from rest in 4.9 seconds and onwards to a top speed of 255km/h.

A Fiat Chrysler Group Australia spokeswoman said the brand might consider cancelling its ambassador deal with Campbell because of the negative publicity.

“Pending the outcome of the police investigation and discussions with Jesinta and her management, we will then decide our relationship moving forward,” she said.

Lance Franklin

Lance Franklin Photo: Getty Images

“It’s probably a bit early to tell whether the incident will affect Jesinta’s contract. We’re still waiting for the police to finalise their investigation.”

Campbell appeared in Fairfax Media’s Drive section this year spruiking the ability of the Jeep.

“I get to drive the latest and the greatest Jeep Grand Cherokee. It’s a beast – a long way from the Yaris [Campbell’s first car],” she said. “If you put your foot to the pedal, she can really roar. I love it. It’s got all the parking sensors and the rear camera so it basically parks itself.”

Swans coach John Longmire is expected to address the media before training on Thursday.

Witness Craig McDonald, who lives above the street where the collision occurred, said he called police after hearing a “heavy duty” crash through his window.

“I looked out the window and it looked like four cars in the collision,” he told Fairfax Media.

Photos from the scene, taken by Mr McDonald, show a row of several damaged cars after the crash.

“He [Franklin] was just hanging around,” Mr McDonald said.

“He got recognised and he was trying to stay out of the light of the cameras.”

Mr McDonald said Franklin was picked up from the scene by a friend.

Earlier this year, the Swans said Franklin had lent his Mercedes to his teammate Dan Hannebery, who was involved in an accident in the car. Franklin was not in the car and the club said nobody was injured.

Franklin was signed by the Swans in October last year, on a nine-year contract worth $10 million, after almost a decade with Hawthorn.

53 comments so far

  • Jeep – IQ test is mandatory

    Test Drive

    Date and time
    April 24, 2014, 9:29AM

    • Ralph Nader, the American who started the push for safety features as standard equipment in cars, refuses to ride in a small vehicle. “They are nowhere near as safe as larger vehicles”, he says.
      What better proof do you need then today’s story about the Jeep Grand Cherokee that was steered into four other cars. The in-built safety features allowed the Jeep’s driver to walk away with nothing more serious than a dent in his pride, and a negligent driving ticket in his pocket.
      The Grand Cherokee is already Australia’s best-selling large 4WD wagon. Today’s news stories will boost sales even more, as buyers now have proof that it is a very safe family vehicle.

      Ray Barker
      Date and time
      April 24, 2014, 1:06PM

  • Hopefully, another unnecessary 4WD off the streets. Perhaps Franklin should be let loose on more of them. Shame he has to take out more appropriate (i.e. smaller) cars in the process.

    And, what the hell is a brand ambassador? Pathetic.

    Public Joe

    Date and time
    April 24, 2014, 9:30AM

    • Dear Public Joe
      If, like many Australians, you bothered to venture out of your home town and into the country side, you would perhaps recognise what a fantastic asset to Australians 4dw cars really are.
      Perhaps it is time for you to open your mind.


      Date and time
      April 24, 2014, 10:30AM

    • @Prahran. The Australian outback and countryside might be wonderful terrain for these monstrous vehicles but unfortunately they aren’t suited to city living. Would dearly love to know the percentage of people driving these things around Melbourne have actually even been offroad in them. I would imagine you would need a deep wallet just to fuel them up. As for Buddy, The Swans knew what they were getting into.

      Bill Blazejowski
      Date and time
      April 24, 2014, 11:33AM

    • perhaps an asset for the 2-3% of drivers who use them for their intended purpose. The remaining 95+% simply chew up resources and block the road for drivers of cars. Hardly essential for safety in Chadstone or Toorak Rd.

      Get real

      Date and time
      April 24, 2014, 11:42AM

    • @Prahran – they’re not 4WDs, they’re called Toorak Tractors and they are the perfect vehicle for people who don’t know how to drive because when you do have a collision, you’re guaranteed that your car is bigger than the poor sap stuck under your wheel hub’s.

      Jeep should embrace this as the perfect advertisement for their petrol guzzling monstrosity – you can drive like an idiot and come out unscathed because our cars are designed for people with poor to zero spatial awareness.

      Date and time
      April 24, 2014, 11:56AM

    • Dear Bill
      Please produce one iota of evidence to suggest that this crash was caused by the car being a 4wd.

      The cars are not monstrous, my landcruiser is intact shorter in length than a falcon station wagon. It is diesel, and uses less fuel than my previous compact sedan. I suspect your views on these cars being not ‘suited to city living’ are based on your own mindless prejudice rather than any evidence at all.


      Date and time
      April 24, 2014, 12:12PM

    • @Prahran – you mean the rolling meadows of Rose Bay?

      4WDs such as these jeeps have nothing to do with the country side. They are typically driven by people who do not know how to control and park such monstrosities.

      Public Joe

      Date and time
      April 24, 2014, 12:47PM

    • So @Prahran these “wonderful assets” need a 6.4 litre V8 and a top speed of 255km/h? Really? And those low profile nitrogen filled tyres with hardly any tread are going to go really well off road …


      Date and time
      April 24, 2014, 12:57PM

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