The tough get topless

Jeep owner and ‘Go Topless Day’ organiser Victor Gerbiz. Picture: Emma Reeves d400526
Jeep owner and ‘Go Topless Day’ organiser Victor Gerbiz. Picture: Emma Reeves d400526

The group of passionate Jeep owners will take their roofs off and drive north in convoy for Perth’s second ‘Go Topless Day’ whatever the weather, one organiser says.

Clarkson resident Victor Gerbiz, who owns Jeep accessory and modification company SBR (She’ll Be Right), said the drive would go ahead even if it rains.

‘It is all in line with the American ‘Go Topless Day’,’ he said. ‘Hopefully the day is reasonable ” as long as it is not raining, we are still going topless. (If it rains) some of us are going to tough it up.’

Mr Gerbiz said people who bought the make were likeminded, and enjoyed getting outdoors and going camping and on road trips.

He fell for the car type a few years ago when he visited a friend in Canada and they went on a two-day road trip with the roof and doors off.

‘At night I dream about it ” it’s a bit of an obsession,’ he said. ‘I have the JK Wrangler Rubicon ” it’s modified. Most of the (cars) on the day will be modified in some way ” it is the most accessorised car.’

Mr Gerbiz said there was a sense of community among Jeep owners, with 20 to 30 of the vehicles turning up to his house for barbecues, and a group of 26 of the four-wheel-drives on a camping trip together last November.

‘It’s a good community ” Jeeps wave to Jeeps,’ he said. ‘We take care of each other.’

Mr Gerbiz said they would donate entry fees to Yanchep National Park and the Cancer Council of WA.

The drivers will meet at John Hughes in Welshpool for coffee and muffins at 9am before having a show and shine then starting driving to Yanchep at 11am.