"Toorak Tractor" is the name given to any of the glitzed up chrome-ridden "soccer mom/mum" SUVs often seen driving around Toorak; one of the more well to do suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. From BMW X5s and Land Rovers to Volkswagen Touraegs and Porsche Cayennes, some of them have the raw ability to navigate mountain passes and some of them don't. The point is that for anyone who lives in Toorak, venturing out into the countryside in their glorified tractor is the furthest thing from their minds.
There goes that rich bastard in his Toorak Tractor, the smug prick.
Colloqial term to describe a 4WD vehicle. Its a light hearted poke at the fact that the four wheel drive vehicle will most likely never see the off road, and only the uptown suburb of Toorak in Melbourne, Australia.
Check out that toorak tractor... it's probably never even been dirty.
Toorak tractor, whilst described elsewhere on this listing so far, has yet to been defined as to it's origin. It originated as a piss take of the developing group of semi-affluent wankers following the fake-it-until-you-make-it rule, later to be known as a 'yuppie'. The Toorak Tractor is driven by the Toorak Cowboy, a song by The Skyhooks, a well known Australian anti-establishmentarian band of the 1970's.
The song, Toorak Cowboy, takes the piss out of the yuppie lifestyle, naturally Toorak Cowboys drive flashy vehicles to 'make up for less down below', thus 4wd's, SUV's, and even sportscars fall under the category of a Toorak Tractor.
Over the last ten years due to the origin not being as commonly heard as the term, it has come to generally mean larger more fuel consuming vehicles designed for off-road use which never see bush.
"What's a Toorak cowboy like you doing in a Lambo like that?"
"It's me Toorak Tractor mate!"