Tuesday, April 20, 2010

baroota april 2010

....2010's offroad state season started last weekend at baroota (nationals started at hyden,wa, over easter), and an extremely good and dirty weekend was had by all!!

last time we were here it had been raining - this time it was the dust we've come to know and love

being a state and club round there's a variety of cars that you wouldn't see at a national event

every camp site needs a rotty to guard the firewood and sook loves a weekend away

the track is privately owned and sits between the top of spencer gulf.......

...and the southern flinder's ranges

and when it's not being used to create dust storms, the owner runs sheep on it

not all fun and games, sometimes the toys get broken

alright...it's pretty much always fun and games

after 24 hrs of dust without a shower in sight and someone points a camera at you

cant wait to be posting pics of our car!

Monday, February 1, 2010

baroota october 09

If you're not sure where Baroota is - dont feel too bad, you're not on your own. It's
about half way between Port Pirie and Port Augusta near the top of the Spencer Gulf .

The Spencer Gulf Off Road Association have an awesome track and a couple of times a year we head up there for a fantastic weekend.

The track is on a parcel of land between the southern Flinders Ranges and the Gulf so the scenery is great on both sides! Because it's so far up the Gulf when the tide comes in it just creeps up the beach - no waves, it's quite weird.

Normally bone dry, there was a freak rain storm in the week leading up to the event, so by the afternoon of the first day it was getting hard to tell which car was which.


over she goes...

a great way to end the day

like something out of mad max

there's a gorgeous old house in the front paddock - the original farmhouse of the property

Friday, January 8, 2010

Mannum 2009

Adelaide Buggy Club was gifted with the use of a big parcel of land near Mannum a while ago by some very generous enthusiasts ( who dont seem to mind the noise and dust ). In August 2009 the club held its first event there.

Andrew and I did recovery for the weekend and my new camera got to go on its first big outing and even though we didn't have much to do in the way of recovery, I came home with over 700 shots.

Apparently this photo ended up on the front of a Tshirt : )

The Maverick is just the all round perfect vehicle for recovery!

The weekend was fantastic - all the drivers loved the new track, lots of the townsfolk came out for a look and I had a ball taking the photos. Bring on the next event!!