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Re: ROUND UP 2020
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2020, 01:53:32 PM »
Well KMC and Newie,

It looks like I wont be able to attend, the border is still closed.

Thank you both for the time and effort you guys put in.  I hope everyone has a great time, I'm jealous!

Cheers
Dave

Sorry to hear Dave, but it was always going to be a gamble and fingers crossed affair.

We (may) have online sessions happening some nights, so you could join in for punishment! ;)

We’ll be in touch about your merch and it’s “Plan B”.

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« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2020, 04:50:09 PM »
G'day Steve and Greg
thanks for all your hard work for this years Round Up Wendy and I had a great time and it was great to catch up with every one
yes it was pretty wet at times but that added to the adventure of driving a moke  the down side this week was that my phone fell out of the moke during the week we found it but unlucky for me it was smashed so off to buy a new one this week and on the the way out of town I filled up at the servo for the trip home and you guessed it I left my wallet on top of the hood and drove off so I lost that as well We can't wait till the next one in 2 years time hopefully by then more people from interstate will be able to attend also pass on my thanks to Michael as well for being our group leader
great effort guys as usual
Kell 

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Re: ROUND UP 2020
« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2020, 11:36:01 AM »
Thanks for the kind words Kell.

Very unlucky to lose both your phone and your wallet at the same event  :(

Apologies for taking so long to reply, but KMC and myself have both been seriously flat out since waving everybody off on Sunday/Monday, trying to catch up with everything we put on hold to run the event. Seems to have been especially difficult this time due to the last minute nature of things.

Thanks to all who made the effort to attend and commiserations to the dozens of Mokers who missed out this time around thanks to COVID  :-\.

It was certainly not the same with so many familiar faces missing and a much smaller group (we finished up with 24 Mokes - I think there were more like 44 at the 2018 event), but those that were there certainly made the best of it, and I'm fairly sure everybody had a great time.

It will also go down as the wettest Round Up we've ever seen, with plans being continually tweaked to cater for that. We famously specialise in dust and/or mud at the Round Up, but at the end of the day, there are limits to how much mud and water Mokes and Mokers can handle. We missed out on a couple of highlights, but the Plan B's all worked very well. Thanks to everyone for your patience as we constantly switched things around.

As usual, KMC and myself ended up with very few photos, as we tend to be too busy just holding things together to take pictures, but if some of the others who were busy clicking away could put a few up on here, it would be appreciated.

Finally, a  big thank you to everyone for our gifts of "Moke speakers" and in particular, to the Mokettes who passed the hat around and guilted everyone into contributing  ;). Unnecessary, but certainly appreciated. We find that everyone is very grateful to us for running these events, but always point out that we really do it for quite selfish reasons - we just want some company to run around with in our Mokes and to show off soe of the better local Moke roads ;D

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Re: ROUND UP 2020
« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2020, 08:04:57 PM »
Hi all this is my summary of the Moke Roundup Tamworth 2020. I left Sydney with my wife on the Monday morning and headed west to Gulgong with one other Moke to meet up with four Mokes that were coming up from Canberra and Temora. Unfortunately, one of the Mokes coming up from the south failed to proceed forward and was put on a flatbed for home.

 The remaining five Mokes and their ten occupants stayed over in Gulgong for the night.
After a good night in Gulgong and a visit to “Stacks” the best variety store around, we set of for our Tuesday adventure.

 We briefly stopped in Coolah for morning tea and then we set our sights for Gunnedah for lunch.

 After a quick tour of Gunnedah, we were heading off on our last leg to the New England Region of NSW, Tamworth, and the Austin Tourist Park (aka Moke Central).
 
Wednesday was the official start of the Roundup and we had approximately 14 Mokes for the first days run. Our morning tea stop was on the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range with beautiful scenery and views.

 We set off again, winding our way through the hills and following the river to the Kootingal Hotel, where most of us had our lunch.
On the Thursday about 18 Mokes headed via backroads for a village called Currabubula and onto Werris Creek where we enjoyed morning tea.

 A couple more Mokes from Sydney joined us there before we set off to a private property for a BBQ / Camp cooked oven lunch.

There was time for everybody to sit around and catch up with distant friends. After a feed, a chat, and a bit of a lay around we returned home to Moke Central.

The next day Friday about 20 Mokes headed for Mt Borah and its panoramic views.

We enjoyed our morning tea at its base before 13 of the Mokes then proceeded to climb the steep and twisting road to the top where paragliders launch themselves into the air.

 After leaving Mt Borah the 20 Mokes approximately 40 people descended on the small town of Manilla and it’s Bakery for lunch. We proceeded to buy up all their meat pies and sausage rolls and most of its small cakes. After lunch, there was a leisurely drive back to the Austin Tourist Park (Moke Central).

On Saturday our Moke numbers had swollen to 24 and it was raining as we headed out for Bobs Shed Museum at Quirindi.

 Bobs Shed Museum houses a lot of Aussie motoring memorabilia and a wonderful morning tea was supplied for us. The Main Street of Quirindi was very quiet for a Saturday afternoon,

 so more bakery delights for lunch. The rain was still persistent, and the heavens opened again on our wet drive back to Moke Central.
Sunday morning was the last official gathering for those of us heading south. The couple of Mokes bound for Canberra and Temora had already departed before the farewells.

 Another wet and stormy day for Tamworth and those travelling. From all reports everyone arrived home safe and sound, although a little wet.
Once again Steve, Greg had organised a brilliant event that was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended, and we thank them and look forward with great anticipation to the next Moke Roundup Tamworth 2022.
I've told you a million times stop exaggerating!

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Re: ROUND UP 2020
« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2020, 10:16:06 PM »
Alan,

thanks for the write up, it is nice to know what happened.

Was bit jealous of the first few days but seeing the rain I was happy not to have been there in a tent or under a tarp in the swag.

I think a few of those Mokes were not parked 1.5mt apart in some of the photos.

Terry
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Re: ROUND UP 2020
« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2020, 10:46:36 AM »
AlanS - score 10/10 and a gold star for the pics and story; excellent effort. 8)

Thanks,
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Re: ROUND UP 2020
« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2020, 08:46:56 PM »
Way to go Alan, thanks for the update, top stuff  ;)
Wish we were able to go, I guess the 5 k's from Gladys's so called border was all it took  >:(.
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« Reply #22 on: November 04, 2020, 01:23:16 PM »
I had really hoped to come for this, since Mokin Jervis Bay was denied me by Australia locking down four days before my flight from San Diego.  Next time!  I have plans to come over in April for a tour and possibly Minis Down Under (if I can find something to do for 7 days after my tour finishes up).  In any case, hello and happy Moking from a fan across the pond!  ;)
'73 Big Wheeler