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The first Moke event after the 2020 COVID pandemic
« on: June 13, 2020, 09:08:39 AM »
Well, we're certainly hoping that this will be the 2020 Round Up's claim to fame  :D

KMC and I are hoping the Rylstone Classic will be going ahead in August, which will be our first Moke run in a long while, but with all due respect to Evan and his team, it's really a Mini event although there have been 15 - 20 Mokes there for the last few years. There are 100+ Minis there plus other vehicles as well, so as much fun as it is for Mokers (and we certainly recommend going along if you can) we're not counting that as a Moke event as such.

The COVID pandemic has certainly messed with our Round Up pre-game plans, but we've always been operating on the basis that if we can do it, we will.

We also fully understand that it has made planning so much harder for our attendees. No one wants to book in holidays, pay deposits on accommodation and make arrangements for a big event, only to have to cancel it all later.

It's looking very positive at the moment though, and whilst there are of course no guarantees, we are certainly forging ahead with plans and will be doing our utmost to present an event as close as possible to the previous ones which so many of our fellow Mokers have come to know and love.

We would have normally been promoting the Round Up a lot more over the past few months, but have stayed deliberately quiet  and just kept working away in the background as we watched things develop.

The time has come though to shift things up a gear if we're going to make it happen, and to help us out with that it would be really helpful if anyone who thinks they might be able to make it could register for the event as soon as possible.

We currently have 26 registrations and know of several others who intend to come along but haven't gotten around to registering and we're sure there are no doubt more considering it. We're normally pretty good at estimating our numbers based on past events, but really don't know this year - will we have less due to the confusion and short notice or more because everyone's itching to get out and get back Moking?

So please put in your registrations. We are not asking for any money yet, and we won't be doing so until much closer to the event (it's very cheap at $30 per vehicle anyway) and if you register now but decide to pull out later for whatever reason, we certainly won't hold it against you.

You can register online here https://www.mokeroundup.com.au/registration.html


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Re: The first Moke event after the 2020 COVID pandemic
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2020, 10:19:41 AM »
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I just got a email to confirm the Rylstone  Classic is on so that should be good news
for the round up
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Re: The first Moke event after the 2020 COVID pandemic
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2020, 10:57:29 PM »
Well, unfortunately Kell's post about the Rylstone Classic may have jinxed them, as it was cancelled due to COVID restrictions not long after he posted  :'(.

Hopefully this post doesn't do the same to us....

TAMWORTH ROUND UP 2020 IS GOING AHEAD OCTOBER 21st - 25th        ........Probably......

KMC and I have been working on the assumption that we might be able to run the event despite all that has been going on this year, but as you can imagine, it's not been easy to plan things with any degree of certainty.

Certainty is still a luxury that none of us have at this point in time, however here in country NSW things are reasonably good on the COVID front at present, and with only five weeks to go until show time, we've decided that it's time to make a call and commit to it fully. That said, we do reserve the right to cancel it at any point if we feel it has become unsafe, unworkable, or simply illegal to run the event.

Of course, it won't quite be business as usual. There will be a COVID plan in place which will be enforced to keep everybody safe, and unfortunately many people who would love to be there simply won't be able to.

The way things look at present, anyone from interstate (with the exception of the ACT) either won't be allowed into NSW or won't want to come due to prohibitive quarantine restrictions when they return home. We will also be unable to accept entrants who live any governement designated hot spot at the time of the event, which is obviously subject to change between now and then.

We are currently working on a COVID safe plan and will post it up shortly for viewing. There should be no great surprises though. Surely everyone knows the drill by now.

Please be assured though, that we will be taking the COVID situation seriously! If you are not  prepared to do the same, or if you are likely to be annoyed by being constantly reminded to do the right thing, then maybe Round up 2020 is not for you.

We will be offering some limited merchandise, although it has been scaled back due to short notice and the inevitably reduced numbers compared to previous years. There will also be much less time to get your orders in, so keep an eye out for information and the order form very soon and help us out by getting it back to us ASAP.

Stay tuned for more information and we will be getting a newsletter out to all registered entrants as soon as we get a chance to put it together.

Thank you all for your patience so far and please bear with us for a bit longer while we get the details finalised.


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Re: The first Moke event after the 2020 COVID pandemic
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2020, 11:18:42 PM »
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great news about the round up I won't jinx you  ;D :D
lets hope everything goes well in the next 5 weeks I am
looking forward to it
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Re: The first Moke event after the 2020 COVID pandemic
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2020, 06:41:56 PM »
Hay Newie. That is great news, so looking forward to a good moke run as is a lot of mokees. Lets hope thing keep improving so your hard work is not in vein .
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Re: The first Moke event after the 2020 COVID pandemic
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2020, 07:25:43 PM »
Thanks Dave, We've certainly got everything crossed hoping that things don't take a turn for the worse in the next month or so. Looking promising right now, but we've all seen how quickly it can turn around on us  :-X

Have you seen the post about the merchandise? Have a look and get your order in ASAP if want anything please

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Re: The first Moke event after the 2020 COVID pandemic
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2020, 09:33:48 PM »
 I will be in the area on holidays during the period of the Muster. Do you think it would be worthwhile dropping by with some copies of my book "Australian Mini & Moke - 1961 to 1982" at some stage of the event?
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