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Mark your calenders people - it's on again  :D

Following the success of the Round Up in Tamworth NSW October 2010, we have decided to run another event in Tamworth along the same lines.

We're planning it for the weekend of  November 3 & 4, 2012, with some activities (runs) on the days leading up to the weekend for those who want to make a bigger trip of it.

For those who attended the 2010 Round Up, the format will be very familiar with just a few changes here and there to keep it interesting. For the rest of you who aren't familiar with our last event, stay tuned for further updates in the coming weeks and months.

As with last year's event, the focus will be on some interesting local runs together and a lot of time for socialising - before, during and after the runs - rather than a car show oriented, rigidly structured weekend. It worked well last time, so we're doing it that way again.

I will be ably assisted again this year by Appache (Aimee) and Michael and Greg of Kootingal Motor Club. Of course, if anyone else would like to offer up their skills and/or time to help out, all contributions will be gratefully accepted  :).


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Newie,

I will be there and don't mind leading up a group from Melbourne or making it the destination for another Moke tour somewhere.

I hope you are going to have your Moke ready in time and not have to borrow one again. :)

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but if we are going to do the main street 7 times im out

if you need a drunk im in  :P :P :P ;D ;D
I'm on a whisky diet and I've lost three days already


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I hope you are going to have your Moke ready in time and not have to borrow one again. :)

Well that makes two of us (maybe three - it would save TLP a bit of hassle  ;) )

thinking about it
but if we are going to do the main street 7 times im out

if you need a drunk im in  :P :P :P ;D ;D

I can honestly say it wouldn't be the same without you Chippy  :P

Might have to cut down on the main street laps as I think people were starting to get dizzy and disoriented by the end last time  ::)




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I'm in if Chippy is!!!

And you are soooo right - could not possibly be the same without the flower child!

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Been there.... Done that.... And still out doing it!

the family is growing - Buttercup, Cabsav, Resto & Gifthorse!!!! wow - oh! and Zac's Mini!!!

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Faye and I might have to miss the first gathering in many a year, we are planning to be in the US (of A) later that month.
Will keep watching, if I keep spending her money then we might only be able to afford a trip to the mainland.

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Hi Newie . The Event sounds great . I enjoyed the last one. I,ll be there if im still alive. Dave G.
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Rod - sounds like you have to do some serious spending - Tamworth in a Moke would be more fun than the US anyway. ;)

Dave - good to hear you're coming. I have faith you'll last at least another 12 months  :)


Everyone else - I know we haven't put anything more up here, but rest assured there have been several detailed discussions amongst the organisers and things are slowly coming together. Once we get a basic plan together we'll be sure to let you know.


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G'day,
        Swomby and I will be there and if all goes to plan
she will be in a moke too :)

           biggles

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that is good news biggles, i might have to make the trip over to catch up with Ruthy, been ages since we had a chat...
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G'day,
        Swomby and I will be there and if all goes to plan
she will be in a moke too

           biggles

Havent we heard that before  :)
Might have to make some enquiries if this trip a possibility.. The Powerhouse Museum in Tamworth is worth the trip alone..
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You have to have a bit of faith Pete  ;). He did make it to the last one, although it was a bit touch and go.

Would be great if you could make it over too.

Dave - I don't know if Biggles wants you talking to Ruth. The subject of "The Phone Call" came up while I was there and Ruth just went red and wouldn't say anyjthing.........................  :)

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Hoping to be there too...  :)

Had a great time at the last one, and with it not involving a long weekend this time it will be much easier bookings wise, getting around, and getting home afterward...


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Dave - I don't know if Biggles wants you talking to Ruth. The subject of "The Phone Call" came up while I was there and Ruth just went red and wouldn't say anyjthing.........................  :)

it was a special moment that Ruthy and i shared.
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Took advantage of the Christmas / New Year visitors (for back up drivers) and the recent lack of rain to test out a local road with 10 or 12 creek crossings which I'm thinking of using as a detour on one of our runs for the hardier Moker attendees  ;).

Been over it numerous times in a 4wd but wanted to Moke test it before taking others through it.

Biggest problem is that it doesn't take much rain to flood the crossings, but as it's been relatively dry here over the past few weeks, only about half the crossings have water in them and the normally deep ones aren't too bad. Unfortunately the photos I thought we had of the "deep crossing" which had the exhaust pipe blowing bubbles in places, didn't come out, but there is also one other crossing which worried me that is not particularly deep, but made up of rocks with some pretty deep holes here and there. Photo here really doesn't do it justice.



Actually easier in the Moke than the Ford Focus which was our escort vehicle. The Focus bottomed out several times, getting over it whereas the Moke had no problems, but had to go through very slowly as there were some good sized holes in the rock bottom.

After doing half a dozen water crossings and turning around to head back through them again, it was only on the last (and deepest) one that we got a bit of water on the electrics and dropped back to three cylinders. A rest by the side of the road with the motor running for a couple of minutes soon dried it out and we were away again  :)



After considerable preliminary discussions regarding the runs that we could do at the Round Up, we've decided to keep Saturday (the main day) as an all bitumen day, but the earlier runs are all likely to have a bit of dirt road content in them - not Moke busting 4wd track type dirt, but definitely some regular country dirt road driving on roads that are suitable for regular cars. The simple fact is that out here, all the interesting runs involve a bit of dirt here and there - some more than others.

So for those who are thinking of attending and wondering how long to come for, the weekend will be safe for all comers, but the earlier days will be more suited to those who want to get out and see the "real" countryside.

Tracks like the one I tried yesterday will be reserved as side runs for those special few off road Mokers who aren't afraid to get a bit wet and stone chipped and maybe spend a little time on the side of the road with a can of WD-40  ;D



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