Crikey – Win an authentic Aussie Akubra Hat (Design a Logo)

Outback Australia
Old Cars in Outback Australia

At the risk of looking like I am casting off an old friend, a tried and trusted travelling companion, who has stood by me through thick and thin, good and bad…the highs and lows!

I’m selling The Landy…

Yep, that’s right, trading it in for a fancy new Toyota…

The Landy - Out and About
The Landy – Out and About

Phew…that rolled off the tongue just a little too easy.

Crikey, just having a read over that and realised you might have been thinking what is Baz doing with Janet, or heaven forbid, TomO.

Nah, rest assured, I have no better outback travelling companions in the world, besides Janet’s camp oven scones are to die for and TomO’s energy is infectious.

Camp Oven Scones
Janet’s camp oven scones

But after a number of years of great service and tours and despite a couple of teething problems here and there, it’s time to retire The Landy…

As we are running out of driveway space both The Landy and Red Rover are under the auctioneer’s hammer…

Okay, shoosh, I might keep Red Rover, but crikey, don’t tell Janet…

Red Rover, The other Defender
Red Rover, The other Defender

But therein lies a bit of a dilemma for me.

I have been called Baz – The Landy for as long as I can remember.

When we take delivery of our brand new Toyota 79 Series Dual-Cab, which, incidentally is still on the boat in a shipping container coming from Japan, what will I call myself and the vehicle?

I mean “Baz, The Toyota” or “Baz, The Toy” doesn’t quite work…

Um… Baz, The Toy, hey?

Seriously, great real…

Just keep calling me, Baz -The Landy, okay.

In fact, you can call me anything you like, just don’t call me cheap!

Yes, hold your horses, I’m getting to the how you can win bit.  strewth, talk about an impatient mob. 

I have to come up with a name for the new truck, which will look just like this one once completed and in the same colour…

Toyota 79 Series Dual Cab
Toyota 79 Series Dual Cab

So here is the deal…

How about you blokes’ and sheilas’ that pop into here to see what I’m raving on about from time to time suggest some names for the new Truck.

And if you’re artistic, how about designing a logo that can go on the gull-wing doors of the canopy.

A logo that represents what we are about and reflecting our interest in travelling the Australian Outback..

By the Billabong, Outback Australia
By the Billabong, Outback Australia

Yeah, good point, I’m not sure either on “what we are about” so I can see how it might be hard for you – just wing it, okay!

Put your thinking caps on, send me your thoughts on a name in the comments section following, and if you have a logo in mind email it to me at

The only condition on the logo is it must be as Australian as a Chiko Roll, okay?

Hurry up then, go back and click on the link if you don’t know what a chiko roll is…

But I’ll let you in on a little secret, they are the best thing since sliced bread…

Yes, I know, some of you don’t live in Australia, strewth we can’t all be that lucky, but just use some imagination.

And yeah, sure, have a couple of cocktails and grab the kids colouring in crayons, whatever works best… at least I’ve given you a new reason to throw a couple back!

Janet, TomO and I will review them and decide on the winning name and logo…


Yeah, you’ve put the cocktail down now we’ve got to this bit, haven’t you?

So here we go, I will send the winner of the name and the winner of the logo the following…

  • A jar of our prized Australian Vegemite,
  • A packet of Tim Tams, okay two packets and a gym membership to work em’ back off your hips,
  • A bottle of our famous Bundy Rum that will clinch it for some of you, and
  • An autographed picture of me in my budgie smugglers, sorry just kiddin’ -I’ve handed so many out recently I’ve run out.

But, that’s not all, so I’ll tell you what

Because I’m a bloody good bloke, if you come up with the winning logo design I’m going to throw in an authentic Akubra Outback Club Hat“.

Strewth, they’re worth a small fortune and you’ll be the envy of all, but hey, you lot are worth it…well some of you maybe

Of course, I will ensure there are plenty of pictures taken of the new truck Out and About in the Australian Outback with the winners’ entries blazoned all over it.

And, just for the record, ’cause I don’t want the art police pulling me over in the outback accusing me of stealing your design, I get to emblazon it over the vehicle, okay! that sorts out the LA Law and Boston Legal wannabes

So get cracking you lot…

Appropriately, we will decide the winners sitting around an outback camp fire on our upcoming trip to the Outback in September…

Around the fire - Trilby Station, Outback Australia
Around the fire – Outback Australia

So you’ve got about a month, and hey, don’t be like TomO with his homework and leave it till the last night, okay!

And if you are willing how about re-blogging this among your mates or sharing it with your friends on facebook, they might be interested! if you’ve got any mates or friends to share it with

And remember, if all else fails, just remain out of control and enjoy yourself…

Baz - The Landy (hiding the budgie smugglers!)
Baz – The “Toy” Landy (hiding the budgie smugglers?)


photos by: Baz-The Landy, Janet Planet and TOmO

25 thoughts on “Crikey – Win an authentic Aussie Akubra Hat (Design a Logo)

  1. August 19, 2013 / 10:47 pm

    Thinking about this, is there a picture of the hat that I missed sans logo?


  2. Sas August 19, 2013 / 1:17 am

    Just emailed you my attempt at a logo. Good luck with the search 🙂


    • Baz - The Landy August 19, 2013 / 8:04 am

      Thanks Sas, received it, and the “Team” were taking a good look at it this morning, love it!


  3. John G August 17, 2013 / 5:04 pm

    G’day Baz

    Maybe “Toyland” superimposed on a large Toyota badge with the vanquished Landrover badge featured in miniature somewhere inconspicuous.


    • Baz - The Landy August 18, 2013 / 7:58 am

      Thanks John…That is something that could be worked on for sure…. Toy-Land, hey!


  4. nancytex2013 August 17, 2013 / 12:02 am

    The Baz-in-a-Box was a play on a Saturday Night Live sketch (D***-in-a-Box) featuring Adam Samberg and Justin Timberlake. It is a cult-classic here in N.A. Here’s a Youtube clip for your viewing pleasure. 🙂 The truck/transformer thing looks very box-y, hence Baz in a Box. 🙂

    Have a great day Baz!


  5. nancytex2013 August 16, 2013 / 11:45 pm

    That shiny silver thing reminds me of the Transformers 🙂 Optimus Prime is the lead dude, I think. So how about Aussie-us Prime? Not my best work, but hey, it’s still pretty early in Toronto. 🙂
    Other thoughts: Silver Toy-Box, Baz-the Steel, Silver Bullet. Baz-in-a-Box. 🙂


    • Baz - The Landy August 16, 2013 / 11:57 pm

      Okay, let’s work with this Nancy, after all it is only early in Toronto…

      I can see where you are coming from, I was puffing out the chest a tad with the Baz- the Steel, but slinked back a tad with Baz-in-a-Box…

      Now don’t get me wrong here, very much appreciate it, so let’s build on it…

      Another few hours, sun setting low on the horizon, a couple of cocktails overlooking Toronto Harbour… it will come to you! I know it…

      Hey, enjoy your day…

      Baz-in-a-box, crikey? Let me sleep on it! 😉


  6. Ray August 16, 2013 / 10:34 pm

    Congratulations Baz! Welcome to the world of rugged and reliable Japanese vehicles.
    I guess we won’t be needing those tow cables any more huh?
    But how is your mechanic going to pay his mortgage now?
    I’m working on an icon to go with BOYOTA BAZ..


    • Baz - The Landy August 16, 2013 / 10:51 pm

      You’re not bad for a bloody kiwi are ya!

      Good point though, I tried to speak with him today, but he was busy with his financial planner, something about having to revise his retirement plan!

      Actually, not bad by the way, on the name that is…

      Geez, I’m going to have trouble with this though, I mean, how can I give a prize to family?

      Boyota Baz hey, um, it has got a ring about it…

      Tell you what, by me a beer and I’ll put you in the draw!


      • Ray August 17, 2013 / 9:01 am

        Ok I more than owe you a beer.. The endless supply of ale from the Landy fridge made it a real Kiwi trap.
        The Landy coming up our street is akin to the icecream truck turning up.. only its kiwis, not kids chasing it.
        Definitely the most enduring feature of the Landy!
        This new rig will have a beer fridge won’t it?!


  7. peter August 16, 2013 / 8:32 pm

    Hi Baz
    how about calling it the blandy coz lets face it they arnt the best looking vehicle around & keep it in the same landy simble & colours


    • Baz - The Landy August 16, 2013 / 11:10 pm

      Um, and risk running into the the “Toyota Four-wheel drive club” annual picnic day outing… I see where you are coming from, any chance you could work on it a bit though? 😉


  8. mazcan / barry August 16, 2013 / 12:46 pm

    hi baz ‘n’all
    sorry i’m no good at graphics on the puter so wiff- draw from that idea but sudjest
    that you graffiti it wiff dis name



    • Baz - The Landy August 16, 2013 / 3:08 pm

      Thank you, I’m putting that in the mix…


  9. MikeW August 16, 2013 / 2:49 am

    Baz 4 Real Drive


    • Baz - The Landy August 17, 2013 / 12:02 am

      Thanks Mike, I’m sure you can build on it, tell you what, get a Bundy and coke into you and give it another shot (Bundaberg Rum that is) 😉


      • MikeW August 17, 2013 / 12:31 am

        Sounds really good Baz.


  10. Sas August 16, 2013 / 1:35 am

    I don’t know much about Australia, but I’ll give it some thinking. Will be in touch soon 🙂


    • Baz - The Landy August 17, 2013 / 12:00 am

      A big block of dirt, southern hemisphere, oh strewth, don’t go confusing us with New Zealand…check the atlas and get back to me, you’ve got a while yet! 😉


    • Baz - The Landy August 16, 2013 / 6:14 am

      Marmite = imitation vegemite!

      It is just dawning on me, Shelley is working furiously on that logo, cocktail in hand, and that bottle of Bundy Rum in mind!

      Go for it girl…

      Ps: I’m printing off some more piccies! 😉


  11. travelingmarla August 15, 2013 / 9:41 pm

    Well, this is not an official entry, and I don’t need a hat, but would love if you pack up the sheila and the tomO and come visit), but I like the South African term for trucks I learned here, which is “bakkie.” Or what about using one of your signature cross-outs on the side of the truck, writing something like “The ‘Yota” with a big cross-out through it, and above it writing “Long Live The Landy!” Hahah they would probably hate that at the ‘Yota dealership though.
    Or what about something where you play on ‘Yota and Yoda? Can your new truck impart any wisdom, or levitate perhaps?
    I know. I know. I’m a total dork. Hope you get many official entries from your clever and funny readers (the ones who are not me 😉 ).


    • Baz - The Landy August 16, 2013 / 6:15 am

      Hey, some great thoughts Marla…

      And hope Africa is going well…! 😉

      And hey, you’d look great in one of those hats…be toast of South Africa…! Besides, we love Dorks…!


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