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Day 14 Great Rattler Run Vintage Adventurer

28 Oct The Old Telegraph Track – Day 14

Day Fourteen of The Great Rattler Run - The Old Telegraph Track Here we are, eating brekkie at Bramwell Junction Roadhouse, the last stop before the Southern section of The Old Telegraph Track. After leaving Archer River early this morning I drove The Rattler for the...

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Day 13 Great Rattler Run Vintage Adventurer

27 Oct Day 13 – Red Dirt Day

Day Thirteen of The Great Rattler Run - Red Dirt Day Goodbye black top, hello dirt, dust, rocks, corrigates, dust holes etc etc. Need I say more. If we could see through the dust, I'm sure the sign would say 'Welcome to Cape York'! We should...

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Day 12 Great Rattler Run Vintage Adventurer

26 Oct On Route to Lakeland – Day 12

Day Twelve of The Great Rattler Run - Cairns to Lakeland via Cape Tribulation What a day! I decided to let the crew have their one and only sleep in, as we were to be joined by our latest crew member Simon who flew in to...

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Day 11 Great Rattler Run Vintage Adventurer

26 Oct Day 11 – Up to Cairns!

Day Eleven of The Great Rattler Run - up to Cairns After the best nights sleep I've had on this whole trip, I woke up and hit the road headed for Cairns. It wasn't a long trip, but once again it was a feast for the...

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Day 10 Great Rattler Run Vintage Adventurer

24 Oct Cruising to Cardwell – Day 10

Day Ten of The Great Rattler Run It certainly has been an eventful morning. I've been in The Rattler for the last 7 1/2 hours and I'm currently ahead of the support crew by over 2 hours! We left the motel at 5 am, and about 30...

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Day 9 Great rattler Run Vintage Adventurer

23 Oct Day 9 – Gold Coast to Rockhampton

Day Nine of The Great Rattler Run - Gold Coast to Rockhampton Having spent the day at home base yesterday, with a fully equipped garage, we didn't miss the opportunity to give The Rattler an oil change. After straining the oil we found very few filings...

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The Fuso Great Rattler Run Vintage Adventurer

23 Oct Check out the Fuso!

Check out the Fuso ready to join us for the Northern leg of The Great Rattler Run with Trevor at the wheel. The Fuso is going to follow us up the Old Telegraph Track. Will it survive Gunshot Creek crossing?...

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Day 8 Great rattler run Vintage Adventurer

22 Oct Gold Coast Rest Day – Day 8!

Day Eight of The Great Rattler Run – Rest day at the Gold Coast They say there is no rest for the wicked! I must have been wicked in another life, or maybe I need to choose my friends more wisely (Mark -Wicked Fabrications & Engineering...

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Rattler Great Rattler Run Vintage Adventurer

22 Oct Listen to the Rattler Purrrrr!

Check out this video taken by ARB 4x4 Accessories when we passed by their Head Office last Tuesday. Listen to The Rattler purring.   https://www.facebook.com/ARB4X4/videos/1270774339633445/...

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Day 7 Great Rattler Run Vintage Adventurer

21 Oct Bridge Day – Day 7!

Day Seven of The Great Rattler Run Today was bridge day. I didn't count them, but I can tell you it felt like we either went under or over at least 20 of them! We set off from Coffs Harbour and passed by the iconic Big...

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Day 6 Great Rattler Run Vintage Adventurer

20 Oct Day 6 – Off to Coffs

Day Six of The Great Rattler Run - Leaving Sydney With another year under my belt, today I decided to let the crew sleep in a little and eat breakfast at the hotel before we took off! Normally rally rules apply, up at 5, out by...

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Day 5 Great Rattler Run Vintage Adventurer

20 Oct Sydney Bound – Day 5

Day Five of The Great Rattler Run - Sydney bound We headed off from Narooma just after 6 am and continued to follow the Princes Highway to the North, heading for Sydney. The sun shone down on us all day for the first time since Cockle...

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Day Three on the road Great rattler Run Vintage Adventurer

17 Oct Day Three on the Road!

Day Three of The Great Rattler Run This morning was an early start when we rolled off the Ferry and headed off to see our sponsors at ARB 4x4 Accessories and Penrite Oil. ARB have very generously provided us with some rubber de-bogging recovery tracks that...

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Day Two Great rattler Run Vintage Adventurer

16 Oct Day Two on The Great Rattler Run

Day Two of The Great Rattler Run This morning, crew member Mark's family gave us a send off from Hobart, Tasmania and we hit the road, headed for Devonport on the Northern side of Tassie where we will board The Spirit of Tasmania Ferry and take...

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Day 2 Great Rattler Run Vintage Adventurer

15 Oct Newsflash – Early Start!

NEWSFLASH https://www.facebook.com/VintageAdventurer/videos/1099922573448458/ Day 1 of The Great Rattler Run is about to start one day ahead of time. It's 12.30 pm here, and I have just made the decision to leave Hobart and head to Cockle Creek this afternoon, where we will unload The Rattler and commence...

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Day 4 Tasmania Great Rattle Run Vintage Adventurer

14 Oct Day 4 – Tasmania

Day 4 - Tasmania This morning we started the day by driving to the airport to welcome more crew to Tasmania. Kevin arrived first, flying in from Kangaroo Island, South Australia. He was followed shortly after by Mark from the Gold Coast. Mark brought his lovely young...

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Day 3 Tasmania Great Rattler Vintage Adventurer

13 Oct Day 3 – Tasmania

Day 3 - Tasmania Last night I slept on the Spirit of Tasmania as we crossed Bass Straight and headed over to Tasmania. The ferry started rocking as soon as we left Port Phillip Bay and not long after, the waves started crashing into the bow...

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Day 2 Great Rattler Run Vintage Adventurer

12 Oct Day 2 – Parkes to Port Melbourne

Day 2 - Parkes to Port Melbourne Arrived in Parkes around 10 pm last night and pulled in to a motel. Starting time this morning was 5.30 am sharp, and we were out the door within 10 minutes and on the road in the dark and...

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