That's perfect car show weather!
Oz Volvo Nationals does not have a bad weather contingency plan other than the show'n'shine voting changes to be based on the quality of water bead on your bonnet.
Viktoria overheated and died on the climb up the Dorrigo Range. We are stuck here until tomorrow when a mechanic can look at her. Here’s hoping we can be on our way then.
Our first casualty! Sad reacts only 😪
I'm likely to be around Armidale tomorrow if anyone is passing through
We will be going through Armidale if all is well with Viktoria. If not, we’ll be heading home with our tails between our legs.
If you missed the e-mail, here's the itinerary:
Fingers crossed! Send me a message to let me know what you end up doing
I won't be going far, have a fractured rib and various bruises and sprains...
Cookies are loaded, journey is happening
Cleaned and loaded with parts + tools to leave tomorrow morning
Good news everyone! Due to the number of people attending, the Panorama have decided to give us the whole ground floor of their bistro with its own bar from 6-9pm on Saturday night 🤩
So is dinner still at Panorama Hotel?
Sorry just realised we're talking about the same place haha
Scoping out the site
Viktoria broke down again. This time in Gilgandra. Electrical of some sort. Staying overnight. Viktoria is working again but autoelectrician is looking will look at her tomorrow before we proceed.
Good luck getting her sorted!!!
Just finished detailing Skara and putting the bellypan back on, all ready !!
P.S anyone who's meeting up with us at Jamistown HJs, please bring some spare lh2.4 relays 🤣
For those heading back to QLD, I'd be inclined to go via the New England Highway and then cut to the coast on the Bruxner from Tenterfield or continue into Stanthorpe and that way.
At the moment, around Armidale the following roads to the coast are closed:
-Armidale Road (Armidale to Grafton)
-Oxley Highway (Walcha to Port Macquarie)
-Kemspey Road (Armidale to Kempsey (Goat track of dirt road)
The New England Highway is smoke affected at Bendemeer and between Deepwater and Tenterfield. and I suspect that Thunderbolts Way will have some smoke around Bretti.
Because the Pacific Highway is closed and there's a few diversions in place at a local level, I suspect that some extra traffic is coming up to the New England via Waterfall as it's the last (major) turn off that's open before the fires down there.
Thanks for that mate, we decided to stay further west on the Newhal hwy, seemed the best bet.
Please to post pics from the Nationals?