Every year in the Red Centre of Australia, Toby Price joins hundreds of fellow competitors for the most brutal off-road race in the country, the Finke Desert Race. But this year Toby set out to achieve what no one ever has accomplished, to win the Finke Desert Race on both two and four wheels in the same race.
Owlpine Group worked alongside Toby every step of the way to bring this incredible project to life.
Red Bull, KTM Racing, Mitsubishi Motors Australia, Fulcrum Suspensions, BF Goodrich, Can-Am, Macnaught, Patriot Campers, DGI Trading, Comiskey Mining Services, KMC Wheels, Gearwrench, CRG Designs, Milwaukee Tools, KRE Race Engines, Geiser Brothers and Desert Palms Alice Springs were all presented with the opportunity to work with Owlpine Group and join Toby’s crusade.
Owlpine Group sourced the necessary local and international talent required to attempt the Finke Desert Double, including our in-house team of creatives that delivered all content requirements from Toby’s partnerships.
Owlpine Group ensured that Toby’s Geiser Brothers Trophy Truck was prepared and wrapped by the best, CRG Designs, at Tekno Performance prior to our Hino Australia 500 Series Wide Cab and Patriot Camper leaving the Gold Coast for the journey to Alice Springs.
We organised all logistics around getting our talented Toby Price Motorsport Team from places such as Los Angeles, Gold Coast, Mackay, Brisbane and Singleton, into Alice Springs. Owlpine Group managed all flights, Mitsubishi Motors support vehicles, transfers and local accommodation for the whole crew.
Owlpine Group’s videographers and photographers were engaged to create tailored content for Toby’s valued partners whilst keeping them updated with our real-time Press Releases.
We also produced a documentary of Toby’s second attempt at the Finke Desert Double, in which enabled cherished partners to distribute and share through Toby’s Youtube Channel.
In what was dubbed the Iron Man Class, Toby would begin Day 1 in his Trophy Truck racing 250kms from Alice Springs to the small town of Aputula (Finke). We utilised a helicopter to follow Toby down the Finke Track to pick him up in case the truck broke down, so he could get back to the start in time for the bike leg. We also had a chartered plane waiting at the end of the track to bring Toby back to the start line to then take on the Bike leg on the same track all over again.
Toby ended up claiming his 6th Finke Desert Race Win on the bike, breaking the all-time record for the number of wins by a single rider! Unfortunately while running 2nd in his Trophy Truck a broken Power Steering Pump stopped Toby before the finish line.
Toby Price – 6 x Finke Desert Race Champion