It was a good turn out for go carts. A total of 9 drivers and about 6 spectators. There were two 15 minute races where the drivers took to the course to see who had the need for speed. Eddie was one of the favourites to take out the championship however we had a few speed demons on the track. Both Trent, Peter and Daniel shredded the track and gave Eddie a run for his money. When the first 15 minutes was up everyone was treated to a BBQ lunch provided by the club. While our drivers were on the track our President was busy cooking up a feed for the hungry participants. Once fed they hit the track for the last time with everyone going faster than before. Too fast for Daniel’s cart though! His brakes malfunctioned and he had to stop and switch his carts. The girls were way out-numbered in this event but we did have two who gave it a good go. We would have had three however after a fall at netball I was too sore to drive. Nathan was a little disappointed as we had a side bet going as to who was going to lose and have to wear the winners State of Origin Jersey. Next time Mossy! We had many spin outs, dragging, close calls and “off-roading”. All in all it was a fun day out and everyone had a ball! Can’t wait to do it again soon.
Met at Wheel house Café at Lawnton at 8am, for a 8.30 Departure. We had a quick Breakfast followed by the brief. The information we were told was we will be turning left out of the carpark, we will be going across a Ferry and also traversing through a National park, which gave some people a taste of what was to happen, but no one really knew. At the beginning, we were told about a guessing game with a prize for the person guessing our destination, we all received one free guess at the start and from then on, we had to pay a dollar for every guess with the proceeds donated to charity.
We headed south with Simon making several detours to throw us of the scent and to keep everybody on their toes. After about 40,000 detours we ended up at the Moggill Ferry, where we all crossed in the one go. Once off the ferry we stopped at Beaudesert for change for Lions road and the national park. We made our way down to Lions Road, which is the road that was built by the Lions community on the border between NSW and Qld, which was no man’s territory. The road was built and constructed by the Lions volunteers in 1971. We stopped for lunch in NSW (Gods country) boarder loop lookout, which overlooked the mountain range of where the trains use to run around a mountain to reduce the incline and gain speed to get over the ranges. Simon gathered us around for a debrief and had us guessing our destination again saying the map that was in the park had our destination on it.
After lunch, we moved through the Warrazambil Wilderness to have a look at Mt Warning and the Pinnacle lookout and come back down the other side to set up camp for the night. We drove through some very pretty country to the entrance of the national park where we had to pay money to enter the park. When we arrived, there were signs saying that part of the road was closed which meant that we wouldn’t be able to complete our original plan. Due to the time, we decided that we wouldn’t be able to drive up and back and make our campsite before dark, so the decision was made to drive to the campsite a different way and set up camp for the night. No one had picked the camp spot at this stage, but as we made our way to our destination Anna had one last attempt and come up with the correct location. We made our way to Tyalgum, which was a sleepy nice little town which was our camp site for the night. We camped in the towns showground which had brand new toilets and shower facility’s, a camp kitchen and eatery area with bench seats and tables which came in handy as the rain came in that night. After setting up some people cooked at the camp site and some headed down to the local pub for a meal which had great meals at reasonable prices. After dinner, we headed back to the camp, for a few drinks, cards and a chat.
Unfortunately, Simon got called into work on the Sunday so we decided to have a chill out morning and to allow the camp gear to dry after a night of rain. Since the trip was officially over we decided to go to Nimbin for a look and to broaden our horizons, as we were so close. Driving through the area which was so pretty, some of the best country side I have driven in. We found Nimbin and pulled up and walked down the main street, looking at all the shops and the diversity of the people living there, certainly an experience. We left Nimbin and made our way home stopping for lunch at a service centre. This trip showed some beautiful country side that we have in Australia and was well worth the trip. This is something that I would like to explore more down the track. Thanks Simon and Emily.
H i all! Another busy month we have had.
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the current committee for all the hard work they have done in the last 12 months you make the club run successfully .
If you wish for someone to be on the committee next year please fill out the nomination forms and get them back to us by the due date all members must be financial to be able to nominate and vote at the AGM . It seems White Horse Mountain is an elusive trip again, rain keeping us out !
I have made the decision to stand for president again this coming year if the members will have me Stay safe, keep it shiny side up!
Tiny Grimstone President, Moreton Districts Off Road Club
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