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09 Sep Day 17: On Route to Bryon Bay

The final chapter of our grand vintage adventure is upon us as we head to Byron Bay lighthouse today, the trip is 550ks and everyone can't wait to see their loved ones and get back into civilization again!!! Our expected arrival time should be 12...

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08 Sep Day 16: Quilpie to Goondiwindi

Our second last day of this massive journey was close to 850k trip and the morning has had its difficulties, first the Fuso Truck ran out of diesel (luckily we had a few jerry cans spare) and second the Rattler had another flat tyre. After...

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Birdsville

06 Sep Day 14: We made it to Birdsville!

Finally at 8pm we arrived at Birdsville and unfortunately have to camp again as there are no rooms available!! Everyone is exhausted and we are all ready for a well needed sleep. Tomorrow we are headed to Quilpie, it's about a 10hour drive so fingers...

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Troubles Ahead!

05 Sep Day 13: The Simpson Desert is Winning…

The Simpson Desert is slowly winning against our vehicles, the trailer has broken again and we've had to have another repair which has put us behind. We are still only about half way to Birdsville and behind in schedule by about 2 days. We are...

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05 Sep Day 13: Still Headed to Birdsville!

We've missed Birdsville races all together and last night we had to camp on the roadside, as we only made it a quarter of the way before it got too dark to drive through the dunes. Today's mission is to drive to Big Red and...

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04 Sep Day 12: Headed to Birdsville

Through the Simpson Desert and over to Birdsville was the plan for Day 12, but we were only half way when disaster struck. The axel on the trailer snapped and the Mitsubishi's oil leak returned, luckily we had Matt our mechanic from MD Auto Centre...

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03 Sep Day 11: Sunrise at Uluru

Our day started with a great surprise for Bianca when her partner Matt (our mechanic) proposed with amazing yellow diamond ring! She said yes haha, and after all the excitement we head off to Erldunda to do the repairs on the Rattler. After completing the repairs...

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The DRR Team at Uluru

02 Sep Day 10: Off to Uluru!!

Today we had a 557k journey to Uluru and for once the day went according to plan and we arrived just in time for sunset over the rock. The Rattler ran well today with no problems until we hit the dirt roads and havoc came upon...

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01 Sep Day 9: Our Bad Luck Continues…

We are sorry to say, but the Rattler is in a bad way. Unfortunately one of the struts broke on the rear and was lost on the road somewhere, we have no spare and it's a custom length. To top it all off we...

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31 Aug Day 8: Headed for Leinster

After 3 days at our basecamp the Overlander, we take off on the second leg of the Desert Rattler Run to Leinster. With over 800km to travel today and 700km of that distance on dirt roads we needed an early start and everyone was ready...

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Ready to Go!

30 Aug Day 7: The Adventure Begins…

The Desert Rattler Run began with a 5am start, it was pitch black with nothing but the moon to light the sky. We start our journey out to Steep Point for the first day of filming and the first time we get the Rattler off...

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28 Aug Day 5 : York to the Overlander

After spending the night at the Castle Hotel in York we began the journey to the Overlander Hotel. It was a shorter day on the road, traveling 783kms to reach our destination, but the scenery was fantastic. Driving through Greenough we passed some of the most...

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27 Aug Day 4 : Across the Nullabor Plains

We spent the night at the Wedge Tail Inn at Cocklebiddy and enjoyed a fantastic meal with FRESH VEGETABLES - after three days on the road this was a treat for everyone!! In the morning after a great night's sleep we said a quick goodbye...

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26 Aug Day 3: Kimba to the Great Australian Bite

We start off day three with a freezing cold morning, covered with a heavy fog as we begin our 340km drive from the Kimba Motel Roadhouse to our breakfast and fuel stop at Ceduna. Along the way to Ceduna we see these brown cocoons hanging...

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25 Aug Day 2: Topar to Kimba

After stopping at the Topar Road House for brunch, Matt Dawson and Miro Mitrovich jumped in the dual fuel Triton and headed off. There wasn't much scenery, plenty of wild goats and emus but Miro did a double take when Matt excitedly yelled out; "OMG,...

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24 Aug Day 1 on the Run to Perth!

We headed off from Rod's place at 7am to drive through to Goondiwindi for the first fuel stop, where we filled up, grabbed some food and headed off to Warwick, however that's when the trouble struck. The Triton stopped running, the engine lights came on and...

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23 Aug The Desert Rattler Run is Ready to Go…

This is the modified 1929 Model A Ford Snowmobile that is taking on the Desert Rattler Run. The build of this vehicle has taken Rod a full five months with the assistance of his mechanic and auto electrician Matt Dawson. The gearing is unique with...

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