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Keith Webb 19-03-12 11:24

Stuart
 
The Stuart belongs to Ronnie Fry.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ganmain Tony (Post 161992)
As Im always badgering others to post more photo's. I'd better lead by example.

Left to right - Crowd shot, Jack Nevilles cracking Fordson WOT, John Belfields Stuart.


Mike Kelly 19-03-12 12:09

pics
 
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A few pics pinched from the G503 site ..VMVC sub-forum

Ganmain Tony 19-03-12 12:17

Dreadful error
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Keith Webb (Post 162001)
The Stuart belongs to Ronnie Fry.

Post amended - forty lashes administered...

Keith Webb 19-03-12 12:36

Lashes
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ganmain Tony (Post 162008)
Post amended - forty lashes administered...

Self flagellation? Kinky. :fry:

Ganmain Tony 19-03-12 13:12

Ganmain 6X6
 
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Had a quick show in Ganmain on the Sunday arvo on the drive home from Corowa.

Philliphastings 19-03-12 14:41

Somewhat excellent
 
Having been unable to attend again for various reasons since 1998 I would like to take this opportunity to thank KVE and all those involved in making Corowa 2012 happen (despite the weather)

I spent the entire time catching up with old friends, meeting fellow MLUers in person and making new contacts.

I also want to thank all those who welcomed me back 'into the fold' so to speak.

I will definately be attending next year and beyond. Afterall it's only about 6000km round trip so no excuse will be offered and I will bring one of my military vehicles next time.

Cheers

Phill

Cameron Reed 20-03-12 02:41

Corowa 2012
 
Wow still can't believe it's all over, we had a busy 2 and a bit weeks to get the blitz to resemble a truck, I new it was going to be a struggle but it was worth it couldn't have made it with out the generous help from Euan McDonald who kindly loaned some bits to help finish it off. I was an adventure from the time we left home till the time we returned home. Thanks to all the KVE and volunteer personnel to make this event happen at times no doubt trying, both dad and I couldn't be made more welcome, and to receive the encouragement award was fantastic. Keith there's a set of keys here for it when ever you want to go for a spin :salute: :cheers:

Jan Thompson 20-03-12 02:52

At Corowa people were given an opportunity to nominate a theme for 2016. The final decision was Year of the Chrysler 2 (Dodge). Hopefully Keith Webb will be able to do a DVD on this event as he was unable to make it in 2004 when we had the first Year of the Chrysler (Dodge).

To give people plenty of notice the themes for the following years are:
2013 - Year of the Trailed Equipment and Year of the Armoured Vehicle
2014 - Year of WW1 and Year of the Ford
2015 - Year of the Emergency Vehicle and Year of General Motors
2016 - Year of the Chrysler 2 (Dodge)

It is nice to hear the positive comments and Richard, our KVE editor will be including these in our next KVE newsletter.

Jan Thompson 20-03-12 02:54

Cameron would you mind doing a story on the restoration of the Blitz for our next KVE newsletter and include a few photos please?

Jan Thompson 20-03-12 03:19

Vehicle list:
67 Jeeps
19 Landrovers
10 Studebakers
9 Dodges
7 Blitz
5 GMC
5 Harley Davidson WLA’s
3 Austin champs
3 Yamaha Motorcycles
3 Dodge 6x6
2 White Scout Cars
2 Unimogs
2 Chev 4x4
2 Mokes
2 Chevs
2 Indian Motorcycles
2 BSA Motorcycles
1 Zundapp Motorcycle
1 International F1
1 International tractor
1 Kettenkrad
1 BSA bicycle
1 Humvee
1 Ford F200
1 Ford F100
1 Toyota
1 Humber
1 Fargo
I Excelsior Motorcycle
1 Haflinger
1 FV436
1 M816 Kaiser Prime Mover
1 Kenworth Wrecker
1 Bedford QL
1 NM Mack
1 M3 Stuart tank
1 Inter MKV
1 Malvern Star bike
1 VW

Total 167

Cameron Reed 20-03-12 05:14

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jan Thompson (Post 162050)
Cameron would you mind doing a story on the restoration of the Blitz for our next KVE newsletter and include a few photos please?

yes Jan, I'll try and compile something, may have been a little slack on the photo's, sort of keep doing stuff and get towards the end and realise I haven't documented it as much as I should of

Dianaa 20-03-12 05:52

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jan Thompson (Post 162052)
Vehicle list:
...
1 International F1
1 International tractor
...
...
1 Inter MKV
...

There were two of the 6X6 Internationals, nicknamed "MkV", the one listed as a MkV was actually an F2 tipper.

Diana

Jan Thompson 20-03-12 07:38

I have just gone through the official entries and noticed some people had their vehicle signed in twice and the Fordson WOT 2 hadn't completed our registration sheet so I have updated the list:
Vehicle list:
66 Jeeps
19 Landrovers
10 Studebakers
9 Dodges
7 Blitz
4 GMC
5 Harley Davidson WLA’s
3 Austin champs
3 Yamaha Motorcycles
3 Dodge 6x6
2 White Scout Cars
2 Unimogs
2 Chev 4x4
2 Mokes
2 Chevs
2 Indian Motorcycles
2 BSA Motorcycles
1 Zundapp Motorcycle
1 International F1 Cargo
1 International tractor
1 Kettenkrad
1 BSA bicycle
1 Humvee
1 Ford F100
1 Toyota
1 Humber
1 Fargo
I Excelsior Motorcycle
1 Haflinger
1 FV436
1 M816 Kaiser Prime Mover
1 Kenworth Wrecker
1 Bedford QL
1 NM Mack
1 M3 Stuart tank
1 International F2 Tipper
1 Malvern Star bike
1 VW
1 Fordson WOT 2

Total 165

Richard Coutts-Smith 20-03-12 11:26

Must have been quite a few unofficial vehicles as well, I counted 5 Champs (not including mine which snuck in on Friday).
Rich.

Keith Webb 20-03-12 11:30

What a Champ!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Richard Coutts-Smith (Post 162073)
Must have been quite a few unofficial vehicles as well, I counted 5 Champs (not including mine which snuck in on Friday).
Rich.

I really enjoyed my ride in the Champ. I have never traveled so fast backwards.

Richard Coutts-Smith 20-03-12 13:03

My pleasure Keith, although I do feel terribly guilty for making you wet your pants....
Rich.

hrpearce 20-03-12 13:13

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I need help the neighbour who looked after the boys dog wants to know what truck this is. Thank you. :cheers:

Dianaa 20-03-12 13:17

As for the Austin Champs there were only three in the marshalling area, but was a little surprised sitting in tail end Charlie's spare seat that another Champ was in the tail back behind us as we entered the showgrounds.

Robert

Isn't the truck a QL (or QLD) Bedford?

Diana

Jan Thompson 20-03-12 13:23

A Bedford QL owned by Tony Luke of SA

Jeff Gordon 20-03-12 13:26

My guess is a QLD Bedford and I don't mean Queensland. Where is Richard when you need him!

Did anyone take some good photos of John Belfields Kenworth Wrecker?
A good friend is restoring one and is dirty I didn't take any photos of it.

Cheers

hrpearce 20-03-12 13:34

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Thank you for the replies.
Jeff atached is the only photo Vicki or I took. :cheers:

Richard Farrant 20-03-12 13:36

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeff Gordon (Post 162081)
My guess is a QLD Bedford and I don't mean Queensland. Where is Richard when you need him!

Did anyone take some good photos of John Belfields Kenworth Wrecker?
A good friend is restoring one and is dirty I didn't take any photos of it.

Cheers

Hi Jeff,
I am still here in NSW. Definitly a QL, but only the GS Cargo was a QLD, cannot remember what Tony's was originally, I did help him for about 5 days back in 2000 when he was rebuilding it.

Have sent you a PM on another matter.

regards, Richard

Howard 20-03-12 13:41

MLU Group Photo
 
Does anyone have a larger copy of the MLU photo?
Please email it to me & I will add names, etc like the last few years.
H :cheers:

Richard Farrant 20-03-12 13:45

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeff Gordon (Post 162081)
Did anyone take some good photos of John Belfields Kenworth Wrecker?

Jeff,

Here is another view of John's Kenworth

Jan Thompson 21-03-12 08:06

Does anyone have any interesting stories about Corowa such as getting to the event, getting home from the event, purchases made at the swap meet, things they observed etc. I have started doing a report and like to include stories shared by participants. Hopefully Jeff will give me a report on the mtorcycle trip from Qld. The boys made it into the Wangaratta Chronicle on Monday after our visit to Pentarch.

Jan Thompson 21-03-12 14:50

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Shane Hodby from Qld has just sent me his story of trials and tribulations regarding transporting 3 Studebakers on a B-Double to Corowa.

Richard Farrant 21-03-12 15:19

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jan Thompson (Post 162158)
Shane Hodby from Qld has just sent me his story of trials and tribulations regarding transporting 3 Studebakers on a B-Double to Corowa.

Read all about it in the next KVE Newsletter, due out in early June, along with other stories of this year's participants journies to and from Corowa.

Jan Thompson 22-03-12 02:42

This morning I received an email from David King from Wallerawang. He drove his Studebaker to Corowa and after filling up on Sunday morning had an impromptu 2 night stay in Wagga thanks to a load of dirty/ water logged fuel (and several other cascading issues as a result).

Luke R 22-03-12 10:15

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jan Thompson (Post 162049)
At Corowa people were given an opportunity to nominate a theme for 2016. The final decision was Year of the Chrysler 2 (Dodge). Hopefully Keith Webb will be able to do a DVD on this event as he was unable to make it in 2004 when we had the first Year of the Chrysler (Dodge).

To give people plenty of notice the themes for the following years are:
2013 - Year of the Trailed Equipment and Year of the Armoured Vehicle
2014 - Year of WW1 and Year of the Ford
2015 - Year of the Emergency Vehicle and Year of General Motors
2016 - Year of the Chrysler 2 (Dodge)

It is nice to hear the positive comments and Richard, our KVE editor will be including these in our next KVE newsletter.

Little bit of a shame in my eyes as 2016 would have been centenary of the tank, being 100 years since their first battle in the Somme in 1916.
Oh well I do like Dodge Weapon carriers (please dont hurt me chrysler owners LOL)

Howard 22-03-12 10:25

MLU Group Photo 2012
 
Here we are, in all our splendor!
http://www.shedfullofshit.com/images...Group_2012.JPG
Let me know of any errors please :salute:


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