#1 (permalink)  
Old 10-15-2013, 09:39 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Central Coast, NSW, Australia
Posts: 571
Default Eureka Car Club Meet, 2013

This years annual meet is being held this coming weekend! Looks like I'll be going with my 'Purvis Camry', as my Eureka is still being worked on. Who knows, maybe I'll get a phone call saying I can come pick up my 'reek in the next couple of days.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10-17-2013, 05:58 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Central Coast, NSW, Australia
Posts: 571
Default

Ok, so as expected my Eureka wasn't ready for the weekend. My fault, should have had it looked at earlier. My bad. So I'm about to jump in the Camry and head off. Have an earlier start than planned, the main route from my area leads me through a town hit hard by bushfires yesterday, they lost somewhere around 40 homes there yesterday. My home state (NSW), got hit hard yesterday by bushfires, and it's not even officially the bushfire season. We've lost thousands of hectares of bushland (and a few buildings), yesterday, with a lot of the action just 30 klicks north of me. So I have a two hour detour.

So, I'll seeya on the other side of the weekend.

Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 10-18-2013, 12:05 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 726
Default

Needless to say, get pictures. We all love those.
__________________
vpogv
Sterling Photos
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 10-21-2013, 09:58 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Central Coast, NSW, Australia
Posts: 571
Default

Got home late this afternoon, then flaked out for a few hours. lol

The bushfires here are bad, they're predicting the worst bushfire season in over 60 years. So for most of the weekend it was smokey, the nearest bushfire being some 40 miles away, but it was one of the larger fires around that time.

I'll get around to putting up some photos in the next few days.

Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 10-21-2013, 12:23 PM
Peter's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Estepona, Spain
Posts: 1,725
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CyCo View Post
Ok, so as expected my Eureka wasn't ready for the weekend. My fault, should have had it looked at earlier. My bad. So I'm about to jump in the Camry and head off. Have an earlier start than planned, the main route from my area leads me through a town hit hard by bushfires yesterday, they lost somewhere around 40 homes there yesterday. My home state (NSW), got hit hard yesterday by bushfires, and it's not even officially the bushfire season. We've lost thousands of hectares of bushland (and a few buildings), yesterday, with a lot of the action just 30 klicks north of me. So I have a two hour detour.

So, I'll seeya on the other side of the weekend.

Checked your insurance lately?
__________________
Some people see things as they are and ask why?
I dream things that never were and ask, why not?
JFK
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 10-22-2013, 10:54 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Central Coast, NSW, Australia
Posts: 571
Default

You know, I haven't. Probably should. Though bushfire is typically a default cover here in Ozland.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 10-24-2013, 10:14 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Central Coast, NSW, Australia
Posts: 571
Default












Some members were more than a little shy.... lol :P


Ambercrombie Caves










A man noted for err, goats, becomes a bird brain. :P


Smoke haze over Bathurst Town Hall


Camp Quality rally stayed overnight at the Rydges Hotel saturday night as well.
















A lot of work gone into Phills car.


Didn't really get many photos this year, but you can find more of mine here.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 10-24-2013, 10:25 AM
letterman7's Avatar
Honorary Admin
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Downingtown, PA
Posts: 3,681
Blog Entries: 6
Default

Cool! Great shots of the locations - very glad that everyone has avoided the fires thus far!
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 10-24-2013, 10:27 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 726
Default

Phil's car cracks me up. All that work, fabrication and there is a piece of wood holding up the bonnet.

Thanks for the pictures.
__________________
vpogv
Sterling Photos
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 10-24-2013, 10:34 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Central Coast, NSW, Australia
Posts: 571
Default

Very true. I don't know how many buildings have been lost, last I heard it was over 300 including many homes. But so far only two people have died. One was an older fellow who had a heart attack whist defending his home (and that was only about 40 minutes from where I live), and one just yesterday, a pilot of a plane dumping water on a fire had what sounds like a catastrophic malfunction where apparently a wing snapped off his plane. He didn't survive the crash.

We've had a bit of a break, the temperature and wind speed wasn't anywhere near expected, and this has helped the firefighters immensely. In my local area, we've gone from 5 fires withing 30 miles of my place to just 2, and they're listed as being under control.

In regards to the meet, we had around 11 cars turn up (as noted, mine didn't make it), with 4 breaking down over the weekend! lol Would have been nice to have more (including mine!!), but it was still great to catch up with some mates who I only ever see at our meets.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
LinkBack
LinkBack URL LinkBack URL
About LinkBacks About LinkBacks