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The HexHog All-Terrain Vehicle


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he Hexhog is a unique off road vehicle developed originally as a university project, designed by Sion Pierce of Off-Road Engineering Ltd. to allow a person with a


disability to get out and about in the countryside and basically reach places that have never been accessible before. At the same time the Hexhog is designed to inspire confidence in the individual uilt with safety in mind. It is run on lithium–ion batteries, has independent suspension on each of the 6 wheels and has a flexible


chassis. These two features allow the Hexhog to be amazingly stable over rough terrain and obstacles. This Electrically controlled vehicle takes minimum effort to drive as it uses the same type of joystick found on electric wheelchairs. It is surprisingly quiet for this type of off road vehicle of given the size and power of the Hexhog. For wheelchair users the Hexhog has the option of a seat that lowers


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to the front of the vehicle to allow easy transfer. Get out and about in the countryside reach places you have only dreamed about, bring adventure and excitement to your life and pursue your dreams. This is an ideal vehicle for Outdoor Activity Centres, farms and any


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other open area with access permission. Contact Vinnie Ross at Da Vinci Mobility for a demonstration. O151 548 1999 email:- sales@davincimobility.co.uk or visit www.hexhog.com


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Getting to Know You –


AN: How do you like to relax? Gary: I find it very difficult to relax. If I have to though, I’ll do it by listening to my favourite music.


AN: What makes you laugh? Gary: Very silly things make me laugh. I recently met Alex Brooker at Naidex 2014 and he definitely made me chuckle!


AN: What is your favourite TV programme? Gary: I don’t watch much TV; there isn’t time when I’m in training!


AN: Who is your favourite singer or band? Gary: I have a very eclectic taste in music. One day I’ll be listening to ABBA and the next I’ll be listening to hard core rock or rap. It all depends on my mood.


AN: What is your greatest achievement so far? Gary: My greatest achievement so far is competing in the world’s strongest disabled man competition. I’d never have been able to go if it hadn’t been for Impey Showers. I’m hoping to establish this event in the UK so watch this space!


Inteview


AN: What is the best piece of advice youwould give someone? Gary: Don’t give up. It might seem difficult but perse- vere and it’ll be worth it.


AN:What is your favourite gadget? Gary: My phone! I’d be lost without it. I use it for email, internet, my diary, Facebook… everything.


34 AN: What is your favourite drink?


Gary: As a strongman in training I’ll have to say water…


AN: Where in the world would you like to go on holiday? Gary: I’d love to travel all over the world, but I’d mainly like to travel around America.


AN: Which fictional or historical character do you most identify with? Gary: Popeye… I think we could discuss being strongmen!


AN: If you had a talking parrot what would you teach it to say? Gary: Gary Clarke to win ‘The World’s Strongest Disabled Man’.


AN: Which four people would you most like to have dinner with? Gary: I’d like to have dinner with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mohammed Ali, Bob Marley and Nelson Mandela.


AN: How would you like to be remembered? Gary: I’d like to be remembered as being a great all round human being, somebody who stood up for what they believed in, never gave up and dared to think outside the box. A maverick, a rebel, a rough diamond.


Ability Needs Magazine Gary Clarke


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