Finally! Yep, it’s the first ever fair dinkum Milo book and I’ve poured my heart and soul into doing it right for the little green 40 Series Toyota. Milo’s become a legend in Australia and overseas over the last twenty years trotting up some huge miles under some of the worst off-road conditions on earth. After getting me home from trips across the desert or through the snow for decades I can finally tell you how much Milo means to me. Now I’ve reached this stage of my career it’s time to let the world know the true story of Milo from behind the scenes. ‘Roothy’s Milo, In the Beginning’ is more than just the inside story on Milo, it comes with the thoughts on building her originally, family shots you’ve never seen, the building process itself and the tricks learnt along the way. Some of this is specific to old Toyotas but most is relevant to any off-road truck. You’ll find out what broke, trackside fixes, what works and what didn’t, what’s her future and there’s even a chapter on what it’s really like driving Milo. For anyone who’s into serious four wheel driving, building or maintaining their own trucks or just the sheer joys of owning a machine long term, there are tips and techniques buried in these pages that you’ll never read anywhere else. I know I’ll be copping plenty of flack over some of the ideas put forward on these pages but in the final reckoning, a bloke’s got to write what he believes.