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Jan Thompson 13-02-11 22:38

Let's hope the rain stops by then. The Autofest held at the end of February has been cancelled this year.
The Jump Shak at Corowa Airport was flooded last week. Tim Scriven might be able to give us further details on this.

Richard Farrant 13-02-11 22:50

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Originally Posted by Jan Thompson (Post 143226)
Let's hope the rain stops by then. The Autofest held at the end of February has been cancelled this year.
The Jump Shak at Corowa Airport was flooded last week. Tim Scriven might be able to give us further details on this.

Take a look at this weather forecast for Corowa, next week, looks really promising. Can't help thinking the Autofest organisers have been a bit hasty. Lets hope the awful weather is on the way out now.

http://www.accuweather.com/en-gb/au/...forecast2.aspx

gjamo 20-02-11 02:57

Corowa
 
I just got home from Corowa you could have landed a Catalina on the strip yesterday with the wheels up. It poured up there Saturday and they have had the wettest Febuary on record. The usual vehicle assembly spot at the airfield had 100mm of water over it. Sure hope it dries up before the big event.
Graeme

Keith Webb 20-02-11 05:29

Wet
 
You mean one 'o these? :eek:

http://gallery.mac.com/oldcmp.net/10...12648845300001

Crikey that's wet! Still, it means plenty of fun in the mud for those who enjoy that sort of spectacle.

Ganmain Tony 22-02-11 06:25

Drive on Friday the 18th March
 
Howdy all,

Part of the events for Corowa, that KVE has planned, includes a drive out to an iconic Shearing Shed on North Tuppal Station.

The 'Shed' is located 30km's west of Tocumwal. Tim Scrivens and myself went and checked it out to meet the owners and to generally see whether it was worth checking out.

The answer is, very much yes..It is an astonishing structure and takes some time to have a good look at. The owners are going to give us a guided tour as well and explain its history.

Additional good news is despite all the rain, the roads are in excellent shape and it will be a pleasant trip. Should take us about 2 hours (By Blitz) to get there from Ball Caravan Park.

Estimated departure time 8:30 in the morning 10:30 arrival, check out shed till 12 - 12:30.

Just a heads up for anyone keen to see a piece of Australias great agricultural heritage while we're down that way for the week.

Howard 22-02-11 10:25

Shed
 
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Originally Posted by Ganmain Tony (Post 143728)
...Estimated departure time 8:30 in the morning 10:30 arrival, check out shed till 12 - 12:30...

Which day, Tony?

Jan Thompson 22-02-11 10:35

The trip to North Tuppal is on Friday 18th March. For those who are interested you can visit Chrysties Motor Museum in the afternoon. We can stop for lunch in Tocumwal and Tim has spoken to the owner of the museum and obtained some brochures so if you are interested we will have them available on the day. The address for the Motor Museum is Lot 66 Thorburns Rd, Tocumwal. There are a number of signs in town and it only costs $2 per person.

lynx42 22-02-11 10:37

FRIDAY
The Nth.Tuppal trip is Friday 18th. March 2011.

A return trip through Tocumwal and a visit to Christies Museum are on the cards as well.

See you there,
Rick

ChrisG 24-02-11 12:07

Willys V Ford Cricket Match
 
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Willys V Ford Cricket Match

Friday 18th 4pm


In the interests of entertainment and all things good
I am organising a Big Bash cricket match at the Corowa Oval (Next to Ball Park) on Friday the 18th from 4pm untill around 6pm. :cheers:

The winners will have their team name engraved onto a WW2 water flask containing the sacred ashes of a Jeep Manual.

Non-jeepers, cricket novices and specators are more than welcome.

See the attached file and I hope to see a few of you there!

Chris

Jan Thompson 24-02-11 20:51

Thanks Chris.

Just a little reminder that on Friday evening at the Corowa Jump shak from 6.30 is the Gourmet BBQ. Following the meal will be a parade briefing at 7.30 and then we now have 2 guest speakers. The first will be Mike Stallwood from the UK giving a talk on his purchase of 16 Stuart Tanks followed by a talk by hugh Davis and Alan Carpenter on the trip from Qld to Alice Springs in 2010.

ChrisG 25-02-11 11:49

Hi Jan,
No problem, :thup:
The match will be done and dusted (with the Willys team victorious)
by 6pm so ppl can go to both or whatever.

Ryan 17-03-11 12:45

tocumwal
 
I'll be heading through there tomorrow on my way to corowa. Hmm. Might be a bit late though to bump into anyone. I'll keep my eye out for Blitz's. :)

Keith Webb 19-03-11 23:52

First pics
 
These are frame grabs from the video I have shot.


Not sure what the official number was but it was somewhere in the vicinity of 192 vehicles all up.

http://idisk.me.com/oldcmp.net/Publi...320-084309.jpg

The event was not without it's share of fun - here's a pic of the Mack in deep.

http://idisk.me.com/oldcmp.net/Publi...320-084351.jpg

And a Landrover.

http://idisk.me.com/oldcmp.net/Publi...320-084620.jpg

This Dodge had an unfortunate incident in a large stretch of water when the fan turned into a propeller and went into the radiator.

http://idisk.me.com/oldcmp.net/Publi...320-084721.jpg

Even the British tracked carrier needed a tow start, with Richard's trusty Humber flexing it's muscles.

http://idisk.me.com/oldcmp.net/Publi...320-084909.jpg

A crowd favourite was Jack and Jake Neville's freshly restored Marmon-Herrington No3A artillery tractor with limber and 25 pounder.

http://idisk.me.com/oldcmp.net/Publi...320-084941.jpg

Richard Coutts-Smith 20-03-11 00:33

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Nice shots Keith!
Here are a few more
Rich.

aj.lec 20-03-11 06:33

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Rich's Humber
A few champs
Alvis

aj.lec 20-03-11 06:35

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The Guy Ant

aj.lec 20-03-11 06:38

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IH Scoutcar
John at the wheel :salute: Great job very nice vehicle
A very happy GT at the wheel :thup2: (dont blame him)

aj.lec 20-03-11 06:40

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Keith hard at work :salute:
Keith and Ian

Haridimos 20-03-11 10:04

Strange thing to see a scout car in ..desert colours!

@Andrew, do you have any shots of the Marmon-Herrington No3A ?

kostas

aj.lec 20-03-11 10:10

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A few
Very nice restoration :salute:

aj.lec 20-03-11 10:20

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various others
Tony's and Euan's

aj.lec 20-03-11 10:24

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a few more
Andy and Mals very nice F1 :D

Ryan 20-03-11 11:06

11 corowa
 
Great pics AJ and keith.
My appoligies for not attending the MLU photo on sat arvo but I had headed out west into the dust on a 400km+ round trip to look at CMPs.
ryan

hrpearce 20-03-11 11:33

Corowa
 
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Another crowd favourate
Ewan's emergency repair
I got to put a face to a name on MLU.

Ryan 20-03-11 12:12

11 corowa
 
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Some of my snaps of the parade.

Lynn Eades 20-03-11 12:28

Rotowhero
 
Where does that name come from? Roto = inner,inside, or lake.
Whero is red as in colour. "The Red Centre? A Maori named truck relating to the middle of Australia. Is there a story behind that name on the Chev?

Richard Coutts-Smith 20-03-11 12:42

Also some short snippets on Youtube, Saracen drive, Stalwart on the move and the Hummer finally getting the tank to tow start.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTuYv_yWmEs

My thanks as always to the organising crew.
I missed the MLU get together as well. My tip for next year, do not share a small room with world class snorers. Finally got an hours sleep in the back of the Humber, but was asleep on my feet by lunchtime. So it was home to bed. STILL feeling sorry for myself....

Rich.

hrpearce 20-03-11 12:51

I manned the KVE tent at the airport to meet people but still mised most it seams :bang: :cheers:

Keith Webb 20-03-11 22:45

Excuse
 
How could we not forgive you that? An excellent excuse.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ryan (Post 144564)
Great pics AJ and keith.
My appoligies for not attending the MLU photo on sat arvo but I had headed out west into the dust on a 400km+ round trip to look at CMPs.
ryan


hrpearce 21-03-11 01:03

Dvd
 
I have now watched Year of the Jeep and as usual EXCELENT. :thup2: :cheers:


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