As a result of the Dendles workday cancellation, on Thursday 10th March, any interested volunteers and thus potential drivers were invited to Roborough Down to see the spanking new Isuzu D Max Pick-up in shining white livery with the DPA logos.

The DPA vehicle on Roborough Down.

The DPA vehicle on Roborough Down.

In beautiful sunshine Derek arrived in the pick-up and showed off its potential to all, from bonnet to boot, inside and out (see photo below) …..

Examining the vehicle from bonnet to boot.

Examining the vehicle, from bonnet to boot.

Under his expert tuition and guidance, Stephen, Bob, Sylvia, John V, Tim and Ann each demonstrated their driving and reversing techniques using a combination of mirrors beepers and camera, with varying degrees of success!

DPA volunteers posing for the cameras.

DPA volunteers posing for the cameras.

Apart from the obvious tool carry capacity, this 5 seat version gives a smooth spacious ride to rival some saloon cars.

The Isuzu flying the DPA flag.

The Isuzu flying the DPA flag on Dartmoor.

It seems only a few weeks since the idea of this vehicle was conceived and now thanks to Derek and the help of his friends its here on the tarmac!

Well done Derek and colleagues.

Next stop…….off-roading on Raddick?!!!!