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We are back and about to hit the road for ManUp! and the Freemasons

2014 already ???It has been some time since the last posting and Lang, Bev and I have been busy with a variety of projects. The site has also been down for quite some time, and as per the last posting, we have been searching for ‘the next machine’, and have finally found it. A 1924 […]

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“Wanted” for the next expedition.

Lang and Carl are on the hunt for another vintage machine. They are looking for another interesting pre 1930 vehicle to take the Overland Expedition around Australia. The ideal machine they are looking for has to be at least a six cylinder engine (the bigger the better) and capable of good road speeds. The Overland […]

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Finale

On Sunday we had a great welcome home as part of the FM101.5′s Christmas function held at the Senior Citizens Hall in Caboolture. Wyatt Roy the young and very enthusiastic Federal Member for Longman was a guest along with our crew and Graeme Higgs the Queensland Manager for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. We were entertained […]

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Brisbane

We finished the trip on Thursday in grand style, appropriately at the hand (finger to us) sculpture in Eagle Street Brisbane. Lang drove Willy over the gutter and parked right beside the vertical hand. We were welcomed by the CEO of the Prostate Council Foundation of Australia Andrew Giles, the PCFA Queensland Manager Graeme Higgs, […]

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Charleville – Roma

It was very evident that Charleville has been severely knocked around following the floods in March this year. One local described it as the straw that broke the camel’s back after 10 years of drought. The Charleville Hotel which dominates the centre of town is now closed and up for sale and down the street […]

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Blackall

Lang rang Macca on the ABC first up Sunday morning and the interview went to air sometime during the morning. Quite a number of people have commented upon hearing our message on the radio. Our day in Blackall was great. Virginia Waker, the local Community Officer, organised for us to go to the Golf Club’s […]

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Longreach-Barcaldine

On arrival in Longreach we went and visited the ABC radio station, and long time friend Tom Harwood who is the manager and has been tracking our progress along the way with regular interviews. Carl made contact with the local Royal Flying Doctor Service and spoke with Ron and Kate .Kate is an art therapist and […]

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Winton

We arrived in Winton late morning after travelling 230km from Hughenden. The road was not as good as the roads further north and the road trains encountered are monstrous. On single track roads they take up the entire width and must stay on the bitumen (imagine getting bogged with 3 trailers and 68 wheels!) but […]

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Charters Towers-Hughenden

We arrived in Charters Towers around midday and were fascinated how the town has protected its past to ensure that you get a glimpse of the town’s heyday and brilliant architecture. Modern shops are hiding behind well maintained old fashioned facades. In the evening we were able to organise for Carl and Lang to give […]

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Croydon – Charters Towers

Sometimes leaving things to chance and not trying to organise ahead can produce some really good times Saturday after leaving Normanton we arrived in Croydon at midday and the town was very quiet, so we did our usual and stopped at the one and only pub to have a chat to the owners and the […]

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