Tasmania Tag

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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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 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 Four Great Rattler Run Vintage Adventurer

18 Oct Day Four Dawns!

Day Four of The Great Rattler Run https://www.facebook.com/VintageAdventurer/videos/1102850173155698/ This morning we left Melbourne early, headed for Narooma, about 700 kms away. The weather is not holding up for us, and we have spent the morning on the highway taking on rain from the sky and spray from...

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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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Were off Start Great Rattler Run Vintage Adventurer

15 Oct And We’re Off!!

Day One of The Great Rattler Run This afternoon I made the call to start the journey up to Cape York a day early. So we all made the trip to Cockle Creek and backed The Rattler off the trailer where it has been since we...

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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 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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Day 1 Wongawallen Great Rattler Vintage Adventurer

11 Oct Day 1 – Wongawallan to Parkes?

Day 1 - Wongawallan to Parkes? Departed from Wongawallan at 4.45 am and arrived at Hope's Body Repairs in Warwick where I arranged ahead of time to have the trailer strengthened for the Old Telegraph Track when we make it to the far north. This might...

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1 more sleep Great rattler Run Vintage Adventurer

10 Oct Only 1 More Sleep to go!!!

Hello again!!! Only 1 more sleep to go! Last prep day is almost over, and the final pack up, thorough check and highway test is done. With The Rattler well secured it was time for a final road test. The Landcruiser purred with its new telemetry...

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5 Days to go The Great Rattler Run Vintage Adventurer

06 Oct 5 Days and Counting..

5 days to go! Updating all the decals on the vehicles for each journey is a big job! Today I had a little helper tag along with her crew member mummy, and we dropped the last 2 vehicles off at Graffiti Stickers for the final touches...

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Great Rattler Run 2016 Vintage Adventurer

03 Oct Check out this Gadget!

Check out this gadget! This ground anchor will come in very handy on The Great Rattler Run. Rod https://www.facebook.com/100010111000238/videos/335769343436763/  ...

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rattler

01 Oct 9 Days to go!

Hello everyone! Only 9 days to go until I hit the road and head south. Take a look at my lovely Rattler :-) Enjoy! Rod https://www.facebook.com/VintageAdventurer/videos/1088390841268298/...

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Great rattler Run Repair Day Vintage Adventurer

01 Oct Repair Day!!

Today was repair day on the Rattler to dress up the mudguards that I flared with a pipe wrench when in deep sand in the Simpson Desert on The Desert Rattler Run. Using a pipe wrench to flare the guards was quite a drastic thing...

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