About Us – RADD Cruisers
RADD Cruisers is a locally owned and operated vehicle repair facility offering a full range of services to nearly all makes and models of cars and light trucks. We are based just south of the City of Duncan, on Vancouver Island, and conveniently located at the mid-point between Victoria and Nanaimo – allowing us to appeal to vehicle enthusiasts from the whole of the south Island region.
Summer & Fall 2014 – Shifting Gears…
We’re not just about Land Cruisers and 4WDs!
This past year has seen a number of changes to our operations; we are striving towards assembling the strongest possible team of service professionals who can meet the increasing demands of the highly technical and rapidly changing field of vehicle repairs and maintenance, along with supplying the right parts the first time around.
Right Hand Drives, JDMs, and ‘grey market’ imports
It was a very natural progression for us to begin working on Right Hand Drive/Japanese Domestic Market Imports (JDMs) as they became more common in our marketplace.
RADD Cruisers is recognized as a leader in our local market by taking care of our client’s needs in a professional and timely manner. Owning a unique JDM/RHD vehicle should be a fun and enjoyable experience, and we are working hard to ensure that remains the case by doing our utmost to source everyday parts, along with more difficult to find items, to keep your vehicle in great running condition.
European, Japanese, Korean and Domestics
We work on almost everything; from regular maintenance and service, to more comprehensive repairs, parts replacements, and complete overhauls – we can tackle most any type of work.
4WDs, Off-Road Parts & Accessories, and Overland Outfitting
RADD Cruisers has the experience needed to service 4Wheel Drive vehicles of virtually all makes and models. We have access to an extensive range of off-road parts manufacturers and suppliers in our network allowing us to provide a broad array of high quality accessories within the local market.
If you’re looking for parts for your 4X4, please stop by or give us a call: we will do our best to outfit your rig with the best parts in the industry – If you need a lift kit, a new winch and bumper, some Rigid LED lights, or an ARB Fridge Freezer for those hot summer months – we are here to help!
A little History
RADD Cruisers was originally started by Rob Lassman and based out of Nanaimo, BC. Rob is a very experienced and enthusiastic Land Cruiser owner, who loves doing restoration and repairs on older and unique Land Cruisers.
Rob formed RADD Cruisers allowing him to turn his passion for working on Land Cruisers into a career. As the marketplace shifted and grew through the mid 2000s, Rob approached John Barron, a fellow Land Cruiser enthusiast, and owner of E4 Auto Repair in Duncan, to see about teaming up – E4 & RADD then joined forces and moved operations to E4’s newly expanded shop location in just south of Duncan in late 2007/early 2008.
Rob later sold his remaining interest in RADD and moved on from working on vehicles all night and day so that he could enjoy spending more time with his family. Rob regularly keeps in touch with what’s going on at RADD, and consults on projects from time to time with his vast and invaluable knowledge of Land Cruisers. Rob’s photo is seen at the top of this page with one of his restored Land Cruiser BJ42s.
Hope to see you soon!
The RADD Cruisers Team