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    Default The Blue Danube in the Bunya Mountains

    had a long weekend booked in the Bunya Mountains west of Toowoomba for a few months. And as we left and arrived in day light hours I thought this may be a great trip in the DS. 250klm later we arrived at our chalet without a hitch. Even a stop and go crawl up the Toowoomba range due to a truck roll over was handled well. But man this thing is gutless up hill: with four people and a full boot (cavernous is a good word to describe the size) I had to dive into second gear far too many times as the revs dropped on the steep inclines. 90hp engine? Hmmmm, I wonder how many horses have bolted.

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    The car is incredibly comfortable. The kids love it and it handled even dirt roads well.... not looking forward to cleaning all the dust out of all the nooks and crannies....

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    Fully stocked with grog and food....

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    Let's assume it makes it back as well... perfect weather as well
    for a car without aircon.

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    Hi Sven
    You couldn't have picked a better weekend, magnificent weather in SE Qld

    Enjoy the Bunyas!

    Cheers
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    Hi Sven,

    We have stayed at Bunya Paradise as well a few times. It is a great house. If you come to Cit-in, you will get the chance to do it all again on the observation run on an all bitumen route and see some of the surrounding towns as well.

    Cheers, Ken

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    When is the Cit-in?

    the trip back was a little more eventful.... besides using the brakes a little too much on the long downhills and stinking out the cabin (have to refrain from treating it like a sports car maybe?) we picked up a flat tyre. The valve ripped clean off the tube and it took about 50m from full to flat.

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    But what an ingenious system the hydraulics are... lever up, stand under car, lever down , change wheel, done!! No sweat, no hassle... clever little soufflé.... was half thinking about driving home on three wheels

    and not bad fuel usage either: 10.4L/100klm. Fully loaded, that's pretty good for a car from the 70s...


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    The 50th Anniversary Cit-in based at Dalby and will happen next Easter, from Friday 30th March to Monday 2nd of April 2018. CCCQ is putting final arrangements in place and will have a website up within a few weeks with all the details and a registration form.

    Here is the Prezi presentation that was prepared earlier this year.

    https://prezi.com/ec6nq27u0thf/cit-i...tm_medium=copy

    Cheers, Ken
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    Sven,
    Good to see you are more familiar with your D than these lads. . .



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    Geez Chris.... I sometimes wonder how you find these things ....

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    The amount of gear they managed to fit in the boot is impressive.
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