Roothy joins the team

By: Laura Keys, Photography by: Anthony Warry/LowRange

Renowned 4WD bush mechanic John 'Roothy' Rooth has jumped on board the Caravan World team!

Roothy joins the team
John 'Roothy' Rooth behind the wheel.

Iconic Aussie bush mechanic and adventurer John 'Roothy' Rooth has joined the Caravan World family.

Roothy will be penning a regular monthly column is his trademark comical and laconic style, illustrated by spectacular images from his travels around the country.

Joining Roothy on the road will be his beloved little green BJ 45 Series Cruiser Milo - probably the most famous 4WD in Australia.

With a background that's seen him working as a carpenter, mechanic, teacher, prospector, miner, shearer, cook, hunter, librarian, bus driver, activist, TV presenter and editor - just to name a few - all over the country, Roothy has become one of the 4WD community's best-known bearded faces.

Readers can find Roothy's first-ever column for Caravan World in the August issue, on sale July 2, where he looks into the trials and tribulations of returning home after a long stint on the road - something many readers can relate to.