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Re: Tassie Trip
« Reply #30 on: March 05, 2015, 10:35:39 PM »
We had a great excursion tonight to Joe's Garage, for the Tasmanian Mini Car Club monthly get together. Analogue Andy was good enough to come along and drive us home in my Moke. Quite inpressing when you are sitting in the backseat. Andy seemed to be enjoying the ride too, with himself and three passengers.



Thankfully we were on a 110kph highway.

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Re: Tassie Trip
« Reply #31 on: March 06, 2015, 12:15:39 AM »
Day 6 in Hobart was a bit of a lay day as Tim said. And here is the Morning view.



A lot of little runs happened.
10 am, and a small group were lead into town and left to our own devices :), but Dev took point and it was onto the Wrest point Casino ;D
Don't worry children ;) we were there for the free coffee ;D and the view 8)



Dev once again led us all astray, and took us for a great run around Hobart and back to MOKE Central via , well I'm not really sure, but a great twisty back road ;D.

Another run to Richmond was on at 1 pm, but we ( team HP) headed to check out something.



Yep, a great evening at Joe's  8) 8)


So we moved a few MOKE's around so we could fit more along the street  ;D





What a great place, so many old garage signs, old parking meters, petrol bowsers, broken engine bits, damaged motorbike wheels, , , , so many interesting bits in such a small space  8), not to mention all the fun people just "chewin the fat", and then there was the hamburger joint next door doing an excellent job feeding us all  :)

Yet another great MOKE'n'day  8)
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Re: Tassie Trip
« Reply #32 on: March 06, 2015, 09:04:20 AM »
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Is that a special moke tool on the ground with Danger Moke?     My Dad used to use them. I think it was called a "pursuader".




I don't think Andy W has ever been called a persuader before!!


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Good to see Andy W made the trip, send my regards. Awesome updates and photos keep them comin.
Pity you missed the trip Dave.

Ditto to that one.  Andy called in on me in Brisbane the weekend before departure to Tassie, scratching his  hair  head about how much he had to do prior to boarding the BIG BOAT to the Island.  I'm glad he made it.

Stumbled across this thread this morning, so 3 pages of catch up.  Will be checking on new installments from now.  Thanks to those keeping us in the loop.  Its disappointing to miss such a great trip but (insert your own reason here) calls.  Mine are all of the following  (a) Work  (b) finances (c) family commitments
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Re: Tassie Trip
« Reply #33 on: March 06, 2015, 10:40:41 PM »
Thanks to those keeping us in the loop.  Its disappointing to miss such a great trip but (insert your own reason here) calls.  Mine are all of the following  (a) Work  (b) finances (c) family commitments
I'm hearing you TLP.
We couldn't do Perth for the same reasons ( add lack of annual leave also)  ::)
I'm not the only one here taking photo's, that's for sure, but happy to throw a few up for all those that couldn't make it this time  ;)

Day 7 we had quite a few new teams join in to make a very long convoy out to Port Arthur  8)
I think we had 32 Mokes arrive in the carpark ( and 1 Mini )  8)
There were quite a few who had been before, so they all found other really fun things to do around Hobart.

Some arctic winds and rain travelled with us for a bit, but it didn't seem to bother anyone, the weather just is what it is .
Outside Moke Central.



After spending most of the day there, we followed the gteat advice given to us in our itinerary folder and visited a bit of the coastline 8)


Hobart City in the morning, the markets await.

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« Reply #34 on: March 06, 2015, 11:55:03 PM »
Hi HP,

Thank you for your nightly updates. I know it can't be easy uploading photos and typing stuff when you are tired (or there is something happening at the other end of the caravan park ;)) But it means a lot to us left at home. :)

Great to see everyone having a good time!

Cheers, MD.
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Re: Tassie Trip
« Reply #35 on: March 07, 2015, 08:23:15 PM »
Hi,

Don't have much to contribute from the past few days due to camera issues, but from the beach drive in Strahan.



The climb out of Queenstown.


And a little further along in the mountains.


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« Reply #36 on: March 07, 2015, 10:47:21 PM »
The show on Tassie's Parliament House lawns went well. The lawns open on to Salamanca Place, so with the saturday market on there was plenty to do for those that didn't want to just talk Mokes all morning.

I love an all-Moke traffic jam.


A few extra locals came in for the show, so in all we had 50 Mokes (and a Mini) which was a great turnout.


Terry gave this young bloke a lesson in car maintenance, and he seemed to be paying a lot of attention. I think it had been his Granddad's car, but now belongs to his Mum. She'd had it 18months and had never opened the side panniers. Terry showed them how to open them but sadly the old man had only stashed spark plugs in there-not the missing family fortune.


This picture shows a Portuguese Moke in the front, then a heavily modified Aussie Moke, then a Choke, so we had a bit of variety.


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« Reply #37 on: March 08, 2015, 08:12:28 AM »
Wow looks like the trip is going well!! :) :) What a great turnout.
I have been enjoying the updates. I think I would have been in full wet weather gear on some of those drives, but that's half the fun of driving a moke.  ;D
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Re: Tassie Trip
« Reply #38 on: March 08, 2015, 09:05:53 AM »
Great posts guys and some very enviable photos for the collections too.  Looks like you are all having an awesome apple isle time.

keep it coming for all of those that couldn't make it .. so we can continue to follow along.
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« Reply #39 on: March 08, 2015, 11:59:03 PM »
Hi,

Today was a bit of a lazy day for some of us and Dangermoke and I decided to go in search of a couple of Mokes we had heard about in use on a Farm nearby. We never found the Mokes, but pretty sure we know which shed they are in and met a lot of people along the way and even managed to have Lunch and watch some Kart racing that we stumbled upon. We both managed to buy some collectable items from a shop so now Andy can brew his own Coffee while camping and my buy was as good as sliced bread.

But then our little adventure took a different tack after doing a simple u-turn in a carpark and heading back onto the main road, Desert Storm felt like it jumped out of gear, but not really as it kept driving. A little look in the rear vision mirror to see that DangerMoke was behind me and I noticed a rather shiny long trail of black substance on the road, so I turned off the key and hits the brakes pretty quickly. Most of the oil was on the ground by the time I got under to have a look so a quick feel with the fingers and the examination revealed a large hole that shouldn't have been there.

Finding what should have been in the hole suggests that a gear tooth has parted way and tried to hitch a ride on the crown wheel but didn't fit and decided to come out the bottom of the casing.

So DS got to ride back to camp on the truck and tomorrow morning it is riding on another truck to the big boat and then getting stowed away until Tuesday when it will ride on the third truck to home. I have been offered a ride back to the boat along with my gear by pretty much every one going back tomorrow night so that has been appreciated and will make things easy for me.

All just adds to the adventure of Moke travel.

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Re: Tassie Trip
« Reply #40 on: March 09, 2015, 07:32:04 AM »
Except for hearing about Terry's unfortunate issue with DS, Sunday's  organised run went really well.

First up we said goodbye to a few friends who had to leave for the trip back to the top of Tassie and back home  :-[.

A drive over to the Huon Region took us through Hobart and onto Kettering where 27 Mokes re-grouped after the traffic lights spread us out a fair bit.



Local knowledge took us of the main roads and through narrow, winding, and very picturesque countryside.
Lunch at Geevstone and then buy tickets to the Tahune Airwalk.
Others chose to spend time looking around the town, or onto the Caves tour.
As usual, MOKES take over a whole area where ever we go  8)



Spectacular forest views as you could imagine, and a hang glider run to finish of the visit.
We broke away from the group here and 1/4 Pint took over the drivers seat and drove us back. He had a ball  ;D

When back at Moke Central, Cabsav was setting up a photo shoot  :)
I've only got a pic on my phone, but hopefully someone has a good shot they would like to share.

Dinner was great fun , and our Auctioneer stirred up a frenzied bidding war for special items to raise funds for "The Clown Doctor" charity  8)

A big thank you to the organizers, Rod and Faye, James and Mel, Tim and all the Sponsors for making us such great memories of this Adventure into Tasmania.
Team HP have had a great time with a wonderful bunch of Mokers, and thank you all for your great company  ;D  8)


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« Reply #41 on: March 09, 2015, 02:48:37 PM »
Lauren and I have made our way to coles bay for a picnic lunch on the beach.
Spectacular views. Don't want to go home!!!!
We'll be on the road again soon and heading to Bicheno or st Mary's tonight.
Then to a friends place in the wild woods nor/east of Launceston before spending Wednesday in lonnie.
Off the beautiful isle on Wednesday.
Thanks to all and sundry! We had a ball.
Safe travels everyone!!!
Been there.... Done that.... And still out doing it!

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« Reply #42 on: March 09, 2015, 08:00:13 PM »


Some arctic winds and rain......


And shorty still has shorts on....


So DS got to ride back to camp on the truck and tomorrow morning it is riding on another truck to the big boat and then getting stowed away until Tuesday when it will ride on the third truck to home. I have been offered a ride back to the boat along with my gear by pretty much every one going back tomorrow night so that has been appreciated and will make things easy for me.

Terry



Looks like you have enough room on the truck to bring another moke back to the mainland there terry!

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« Reply #43 on: March 09, 2015, 09:22:14 PM »
Looks like a great time had by all.
Can't believe the numbers 50 Mokes in one spot 8)
Sorry to hears DS had a fail :-\ No doubt you have the parts and experience to have him on the road ASAP Terry.
I really enjoyed the posts, thanks to all. Keeping me inspired ;)

Cheers,

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Re: Tassie Trip
« Reply #44 on: March 09, 2015, 09:49:25 PM »
Al, you had better prepare yourself, I am sure there will be lots more stories added to this report, once people get home to their computers and download some pictures.

It was a fantastic week.
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