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Great Rattler Run, Oct 2016

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Just saw the first rough cut of the Rattler Run 2 Documentary, still in production. It won’t be long now! Brought back some great memories of The Rattler’s Australian journey from Tasmania to the tip of Cape York one year ago. Loved re-living the Old Telegraph Track creek crossings which is sure to surprise everyone when this doco hits the airwaves!

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For all those of you out there with a Model A Ford, or other old car, that want to do the type of things that I do, then you need a combination of products and parts like I have. The Rattler couldn’t survive off road without her heavy duty radiator from Snyder's Antique Auto, electric fan and water pump from Davies Craig, engine from Schwalm's Babbitted Bearings, Inc., total lubrication by Penrite Oil, gearbox and 30 percent underdrive box from Mitchell Overdrive Manufacturing (call Sue Mitchell in California), tyres from BFGoodrich Tires, and battery by Delkor Battery Australia. All support vehicles are ARB 4x4 Accessories equipped, with tyres by BFGoodrich Tires, batteries by Delkor Battery Australia and all lubricants by Penrite Oil. The 4x4 Fuso Truck is serviced by Murwillumbah Truck Centre. I am so grateful for all of these great suppliers of quality products. I just couldn't do all of this without them!

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We hear that someone special to the Vintage Adventurer team is having a birthday today - our friend and co-driver, Don Snyder, Snyder's Antique Auto, from the 2016 Great Rattler Run between Tasmania and Cape York. Don also participated in the Desert Rattler Run from Steep Point in Western Australia, to Byron Bay on the east coast. Unfortunately he couldn't make it for the most recent trip, but he was with us in spirit. Happy Birthday Don! As you can see, we were wondering where you were!

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