This site was created in order to preserve the wealth of knowledge that exists about the OKA 4WD vehicles manufactured by the OKA Motor Company in Bibra Lake, Western Australia. Because the far-flung owners of these vehicles all gain experience over the years, we wanted one permanent record of their wisdom. Less than 500 OKAs have been built in all time, and many of those - particularly those that went to the mining industry - have been destroyed over the years. The hundreds that remain are now often deeply-loved vehicles, rarer than Lamborghinis but often still driven in much more demanding circumstances, and for many more thousands of kilometres!
The original Oka prototype from 1987 still resides at the factory. This two-tonne ute had a two-litre Perkins diesel and air-assisted disc brakes.
This site was born out of the OKA Owners Group, a labour of love of Lloyd and Marj Parsons (OKA 116), who have been producing and distributing quarterly newsletters since mid 2002, along with John Hendriks (OKA 040, now sold), who began the original OKA Owners Group website (now gone), and enthusiastically created the information ring for OKA owners all over the world. Rowena Paterson (email@example.com) handles membership for the OKA Owners Group, and we encourage every OKA owner to join the group and participate in this website.
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Bill Tuckey circa 1998 (Motoring with Bill Tuckey, The Business Centre, two pages, download 534kb)
Magazines circa 1994 (Overlander 'No Quarter' by Jerry Pratley, seven pages; 4x4 Australia 'Road Test' by Ron Moon, two pages; Caravan World 05/1994 'OKA is Okay' by Tom Olthoff, two pages; download 3854kb)
Web Articles circa 1998 (four pages, download 1036kb)