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Old 10-03-09, 23:11
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We loaded these onto Hugh's truck yesterday afternoon after finding a convenient loading dock in an antiques yard.

They are now safely in Corowa. Front one is Swiss Chris' F15 and the rear one a C15A belonging to Russell Hughes.
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Old 11-03-09, 14:21
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Default We're HERE!

Chris and I rolled into Corowa this evening after the scenic tour via Seville, Healesville, Glenburn then through Yea to Benalla and Corowa.

Lots of nice CMPs here including Howard's cab 12 and the Hedges' cab 11. There are also THREE CMP ambulances here - and it's only Wednesday!

Have caught up with a lot of MLU-ers already. For those about to depart don't forget the group shot at 12.30 Sat - meet in front of the cherry picker at the airport.
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Old 12-03-09, 01:04
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G'Day all have a great time at Corowa. I met a fiew of you early in the week but unfortunatly I had to return home Tuesday night as my Father had a massive heart attack ad passed away. His funeral will be Monday then life will have to go on. My blitz is still at Corowa and hopefully will be in the parade. I have arranged a lift down with a truck on Saturday to pick the blitz up I will try to get in a fiew quick hellows but the truck driver won't want to waste too much time. Bob I hope the dash isof some use to you. Thank you for the support you have given me.
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Old 12-03-09, 01:27
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G'Day all have a great time at Corowa. I met a fiew of you early in the week but unfortunatly I had to return home Tuesday night as my Father had a massive heart attack ad passed away. His funeral will be Monday then life will have to go on. My blitz is still at Corowa and hopefully will be in the parade. I have arranged a lift down with a truck on Saturday to pick the blitz up I will try to get in a fiew quick hellows but the truck driver won't want to waste too much time. Bob I hope the dash isof some use to you. Thank you for the support you have given me.
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Hello Robert,

Sorry to hear your sad news, I have just gone through the same with my mother in January so know how you feel.

After all your hard work getting the Blitz on the road, at least you got it to Corowa, always next year though.

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Old 12-03-09, 03:37
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... as you probably now, I arrived with Keefy last evening.

I had my second drive today, around the river. Doesn't she look beautiful??
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Old 12-03-09, 03:38
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Our sincere condolences, Robert. May he Rest In Peace.

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Old 12-03-09, 03:39
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... Keefy filming John Belfield's Water Buffalo
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... the massive Water Buffalo entering the River. At the first try, it had to be driven back to the shore because of a leak at the emergency exit door.
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Old 12-03-09, 03:43
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... Keefy's driving my Blitz
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Old 12-03-09, 07:47
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My condolences to Robert and family

The f15 is looking good there chris
Good to see it up and about
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Old 14-03-09, 10:54
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Hot News from Corowa!

Just heard from Jan, that the last count of vehicles attending was 195.......sounds like it was a good show. There were two thunderstorms there on Sat. afternoon.

Well done
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Old 14-03-09, 11:17
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Very sad situation Robert, hope you and yours get back to normal soon.

Always sad to say goodbye.

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Old 14-03-09, 11:47
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Hot News from Corowa!

Just heard from Jan, that the last count of vehicles attending was 195.......sounds like it was a good show. There were two thunderstorms there on Sat. afternoon.

Well done
Of the number no less than 41 were CMPs, easily beating our Guinness World Record (albeit unofficially) of 34 set in 2002.

Oh yes, and the rain p15ssed down too, although not on the parade or swap meet fortunately.
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Old 15-03-09, 02:10
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Default Home already

Lunch time Sunday, and its all over and back at home (massive 30 minute drive for me!).
Scored a ride in the Buffalo (maaagnificent), 1st drive in a White scout Car (Felt right at home in that.....), put a few more faces to MLU names, and of course saw Bob and Phoenix in action for the first time: don't think we'll ever get that smile off his face.
No pics as my camera did not survive the first day, so am waiting to see everyone elses.
Hats of to KVE crew for an outstanding effort. (Marshaling for the parade worked a treat).
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Old 15-03-09, 04:00
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Default Hi Richard

Don't worry - we've shot plenty!

Lots of interviews this year from some interesting people.

It's turned into a bit of a ghost town here now. I'm leaving in the morning as I still have a few interviews to do.
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Old 15-03-09, 06:54
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The boys and I had a great time in the parade, my grin was wider than the blitz cab driving up the main street of Corowa . I met a fair fiew people but would have liked to meet more, it was great to put faces to names I arrived early enough to get rego number 3 and I would like to thank everyone for their support and help later in the week it was verry much apreciated. The blitz seats are now sitting out in the sun as the truck drove through two storms on the way home
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Old 15-03-09, 08:14
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Nice one Robert.

I'm sure I speak for everyone here it was extra-good to have you and the boys in the parade.
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Old 15-03-09, 10:32
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Here's the man with the Movie Camera.....I did 'some' 350+ stills. Will post soon. Just got home.. I am SURE everyone agrees it was a good weekend.

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Old 15-03-09, 10:38
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And Here IT IS:

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Old 15-03-09, 13:28
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From the Yass Mob: We are all home and buggered.

Just a couple of hick-ups with fuel problems and people getting lost. Took us some 10 hours from Corowa to Yass.

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Old 15-03-09, 13:29
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Back at Max & Kathy's place after 2 years. Had a wonderful Blitz ride in Ashley's Blity, although beeing a Chev...

I'm missing the MLU group picture. Where is it???
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Old 15-03-09, 13:55
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Just talking to Jan

My plan is to leave at lunch time tomorrow. Can't wait; it's going to be huge.

Tim Scriven
Made it in time for breakfast!

Corowa has seen some progress since last year, including a new McDonalds store.

Of course, Somebody had to christen the Drive-thru! I suppose they were lucky it wasn't opened last year otherwise they might have had an M3 Stuart perform the task!
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Old 15-03-09, 13:59
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.... here is the official MLU group picture from Saturday
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Old 15-03-09, 15:58
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nice picture thanks Bruce .......... BUT one thing missing

you all have no snow !

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Old 16-03-09, 00:45
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G'Day All
We got home to Sunny Ganmain yesterday afternoon, absolutely buggered!
You can tell the Kids had a great time, they were as cranky & ratty as buggery last night & slept right through to about 7.30 this morning.
The old 1964 International did the job well, and used only 100 litres of diesel in total for the trip of around 440km.
I arrived on the Wednesday afternoon along with work mate Lee who until a few weeks ago knew very little about Blitz Trucks.
The little F15 drew a lot of attention (rightly so!) while parked at the camp site and on its many tours of the caravan park leading up to the parade. By Thursday afternoon We had shaken many hands and Lee became an authority on all things F15!
Ganmain Tony (and Cleveland) turned up on Thursday & my Boys arrived very early Saturday Morning with mate Glenn who left Wagga Wagga at 4.15am to make the parade.
After some headaches regarding the F15's road permit (it seems rules not only vary from state-to-state, but town-to-town) a permit was acquired and drove 2nd in line of the Blitz's to the Hedges' #11 cab Chev.
Saturday night was well rounded off with a feast fit for a king!
If anyone has a photo of my truck in the parade I would appreciate a copy.
It was great to catch up once again, and I am sorry that there were many, many people I did not get the opportunity to meet. But there is always next year!
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Old 16-03-09, 00:51
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Old 16-03-09, 03:44
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We all had a really good time, wonderful to see so many Blitzes.

Howard, good to see you've posted a photo of the oldest Blitz attending, besides the other one I guess that will please Max...
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Old 16-03-09, 08:58
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Hopefully within the next day or so I will be able to post a list of the vehicles at Corowa this year.

If anyone has a story about their trip to Corowa, trip home from Corowa or a story they would like me to include in my newsletter report please email it to me. I have Swiss Chris putting a story together for me and would like a few other stories.

This article appeared in the Border Mail Newspaper on Friday.
Article: Amphibians at home in river venture
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Old 16-03-09, 12:30
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Some intresting photos in the following link,

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Old 17-03-09, 00:59
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It took months, but Emma painstakingly and lovingly removed all the dirt, caked-on grease, oil and paint from this cab 12 and then just as carefully applied the paint... all with her tongue.

Here is a pic of her after she had steam cleaned and sandblasted her tongue back to normal.
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