First of all I would like to acknowledge the work that Trevor Whittington put into the organising of this trip and was unfortunately unable to attend due to ill health. Also, thanks to Brian, who gladly accepted Trevor’s request that he lead the trip on Trevor’s behalf and did a great job at short notice.
Cat and I rolled out of the Central Coast on Friday to embark on our first camping trip with the club and decided to take the scenic route through Wisemans Ferry, (a bit longer, but a much nicer drive and we had all day to get there so why rush). Continue reading Mt Walker trip report 4th – 6th October 2014
We’d been looking forward to this trip away for some time, knowing what great trips Tony and Faye put on – and it was a long weekend to boot! It was a gorgeous morning as we met up at the McDonalds at Sutton Forrest around 8:00 am, with the usual early morning greetings and breakfast of assorted Macca’s fare. True to form, there is always a little twist with TC and Faye’s trips. Everyone was handed a little dinosaur to complete the “Gondwana” experience. Our Triceratops took pride of place in the centre console of the Patrol, coming out for the occasional photo opportunity during the trip. Continue reading Journey to Gondwana (Monga National Park near Braidwood)
Young Ben being presented with a cheque by President Shane for $995.00 from the Central Coast 4wd Club at a Trivia night held for Ben last month, also $100.00 was donated back by the winning trivia team (The Goat Herders) in total over $5,000.00 was raised to help Ben where needed. A great night was had by all who attended. Ben is a grandson of one of our club memebers who was involvded in a car accident. This is just some of the charity work that the club is involved in every year, we love helping out where we can.
Whose idea was it to start so early? An early start it was for some, leaving at 5.00am to make our way to Scone.
Finally we arrived for that much needed caffeine hit or in my case a hot chocolate fix. Maybe it’s a 4×4 urban myth that the trip leader provides breakfast? No such luck! Maybe next time? On the road again, the 15 cars number off as we head out of Scone to Nundle via Crawney Pass. You will hear and read this statement over and over again in this report but the scenery was beautiful. Particularly as we passed the most amazing grove of Black Boy Grasses totally enveloping a mountainous slope. This display was the largest clump anyone on the trip had seen in any one place. We passed through the extensive equine property Kitchwin Hills. Time for morning tea- slices, and the much needed sugar fix. Continue reading Nundle State Forest Trip Report
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My vision was clouded by the uproar of dust as the car speeded around the corner, shards of upturned earth pockmarked the ground around me and rocks pelted the landscape… Continue reading World Rally Trip report
Trainers: Dave, Troy, Neale, Steve.
Participants: Rex Bailey, Tony Bourke, Scott Horne, Greg Middleton, David Mitchell, Martin Dale, Steve Grant, Cat Grant
Sunday morning, it has rained all night and is still raining. No driving today, just theory I thought. How wrong I was!! Continue reading Stage 1 DTU Day
Faye – Challenger
Rose – Colorado
Deidre – Suzuki
Sue & Cherrie – Prado
Carole (& Matt) – Patrol GQ
Bev (&Greg) – Patrol
Lisa & Zara – Patrol
Vanessa (tail end Charlene) – Isuzu
Judy & Hayley – Prado
Narelle & Maria – Navara
Will we get to do some tracks? After a week of rain we all wondered the same thing, but after a recce on the Saturday, Faye assured us that the tracks were in good condition and that “Ladies Day” would indeed go ahead……. Continue reading Ladies Day Out