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    I did a drive from Geelong to Apollo bay the back way through Colac. So much more fun than the Great Ocean Road, especially at 9pm on a Saturday as you don't get held up by caravans. Had to teach my little brother and his Prancer some respect. I didn't realise how much I had underestimated the 205 until I pushed it back up the hills the next day. I'm still grinning



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    So anyway, did anyone else take advantage of the beautiful weather?
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    Beautiful drive on Sat through Kinglake to Healesville, twisity and winding roads great stuff!
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    Got in two nice drives in the Perth hills.
    One on Friday night after all the rain
    And another on Sunday morning.

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    I went for a quick blat up Putty Road on Sat morning in a 3.0 Z4. That was fun

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    I burned my hand on the exhaust manifold, while blocking off my heater circuit (previous owner bypassed the heater core - problem was at idle all the coolant would just follow this non restrictive circuit and would cause not enough flow through the radiator which neither cooled the engine nor made the cooling fans come on).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruckus
    I did a drive from Geelong to Apollo bay the back way through Colac. So much more fun than the Great Ocean Road, especially at 9pm on a Saturday as you don't get held up by caravans. Had to teach my little brother and his Prancer some respect. I didn't realise how much I had underestimated the 205 until I pushed it back up the hills the next day. I'm still grinning



    So anyway, did anyone else take advantage of the beautiful weather?
    Did you come up the Skenes rd?
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    spent Saturday driving around bathurst on some wonderful closed roads, completely on the limit, loving every moment of it. Spun out on the top of Mount panorama thankfully didn't hit anything

    Drove from Bondi to Palm Beach on Sunday, that was nice too, however a lot more sedate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruckus
    I did a drive from Geelong to Apollo bay the back way through Colac. So much more fun than the Great Ocean Road, especially at 9pm on a Saturday as you don't get held up by caravans. Had to teach my little brother and his Prancer some respect. I didn't realise how much I had underestimated the 205 until I pushed it back up the hills the next day. I'm still grinning



    So anyway, did anyone else take advantage of the beautiful weather?
    Yes, did some suveying for the Ampol Rerun
    Drove to Stawell on Friday evening and stayed at the cheap motel at the Mobil Service station.
    Continued to Hopetoun next morning and destroyed a tire whilst listening to my CD of rally car sounds from the Group G era of the 70s and 80s!
    Bought a worn out 205/65 15 at Hopetoun, not a good match with the 195/65 15s but OK.
    Continued to the edge of Wyperfeld then across the middle of Lake Albacutya, dry!
    Then via the Amy Johnson highway to Nhill and on to Naracoorte to pick up a pair of 404 wagon struts for the new 404 rally car.
    Went to Lucindale to start some more route surveying, hit a Kangaroo, luckily with the RHS headlight, I have run out of RH ones for the 505.
    Down to Mount Gambier via Mt Burr and Glencoe.
    Saw a 203 panel van at Glencoe, the owner reckons he also has car no 141 from the 1953 Redex!
    Dinner at the Indian Restuarant in Mt Gambier, met a Peugeot owning friend from 28 years ago.
    Sunday morning checked out the SEAC park autocross track, this is fantastic, features a cross over like the Rally Australia super special. Drove via Nelson and Warnambool to Port Campbell. Handed out Ampol Rerun Supp Regs to Early Holden Club people.
    Set up some more rerun route to Camperdown. Checked out Mt Leura Hillclimb then drove to Lismore to check out scramble track. Drove to Lara via a route calculated by GPS.
    Checked out 403 at Lara then got home at 7-30pm.
    Not a bad weekend.
    Graham
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    Quote Originally Posted by casnell
    Did you come up the Skenes rd?
    Skenes Creek Rd is heaps better than The Ocean Road
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    Quote Originally Posted by GRAHAM WALLIS
    Skenes Creek Rd is heaps better than The Ocean Road
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    sure is, , although I'd love to do wild dog rd as a closed SS
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    on saturday i when to the Jenloan caves with my girlfriend it was a really good drive the only bad thing is that i got a speeding fine i was doing 87kms in a 70 zone the police man put me over and he give me a fine under 15kms which was very nice of him the 180 went like a rocket
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    Quote Originally Posted by casnell
    sure is, , although I'd love to do wild dog rd as a closed SS
    In a 1972 Victorian Championship rally we did this, but not closed and it caused a hell of a stink with the local farmers!
    We also did the Great Ocean Road between Apollo Bay and Kennett River and the other way to Cape Horn (3 times).
    We also used Skenes Creek road twice and many other public thoroughfares including the main street of Beech Forest, all open to the public and without approval!! This was all at night so not as bad as it might have been.
    Whilst this event was probably the best rally ever run in this country it caused severe repercussions and the director spent weeks pacifying the locals.
    I navigated in an almost new and very well driven 1800 504, fantastic!
    Bob Watson should have won in the Renault Australia 504 except for a navigational blue, Peter Janson ran his red XU1 (Saggy Sarah, the veteran of many rallies including a couple of Southern Cross rallies in the hand of Barry Ferguson), which he later used to get started in touring car racing.
    The event was won by the recently deceased Gil Davis in his pink Mollison Motors XU1.
    An event of this nature would be unthinkable these days, it all seems like a dream now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GRAHAM WALLIS
    In a 1972 Victorian Championship rally we did this, but not closed and it caused a hell of a stink with the local farmers!
    We also did the Great Ocean Road between Apollo Bay and Kennett River and the other way to Cape Horn (3 times).
    We also used Skenes Creek road twice and many other public thoroughfares including the main street of Beech Forest, all open to the public and without approval!! This was all at night so not as bad as it might have been.
    Whilst this event was probably the best rally ever run in this country it caused severe repercussions and the director spent weeks pacifying the locals.
    I navigated in an almost new and very well driven 1800 504, fantastic!
    Bob Watson should have won in the Renault Australia 504 except for a navigational blue, Peter Janson ran his red XU1 (Saggy Sarah, the veteran of many rallies including a couple of Southern Cross rallies in the hand of Barry Ferguson), which he later used to get started in touring car racing.
    The event was won by the recently deceased Gil Davis in his pink Mollison Motors XU1.
    An event of this nature would be unthinkable these days, it all seems like a dream now!
    Graham
    In fact I do dream about doing those roads! How did you know!
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    Went to the Marong Picnic run by the Federation of Veteran Vintage & Classic Vehicle Clubs. Not too many french cars there, although there was an early corrugated-bonnet 2CV and a Simca Vedette (pictured) which is for sale, I'm sure plenty of people here would be familiar with this car.
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    Sounds like Graham win the award for the most action packed weekend!

    I absolutely made the best of the weather by going on the aussie frogs/ozrenault sport run, blatting through healesville & reefton!
    fabulous day & great company!!!
    I swear..more aussie froggers should have come on this one..as you missed an absolutely top day & a hell of a lot of priceless moments!!

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    this weekend? well... yesterday i lazed around doing uni work, and today i went to airport to get rid of my sister for 9weeks gotta love Europe!
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    spent a quiet weekend wit 'roses', (warwick's daughter)

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    i drove to west wyalong and back twice and returned around 25mpg in the 604 and worked all weekend

    so about a 600km weekend

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    Wow Graham I hope you weren't paying for the petrol!

    Yeah Skenes Creek Road it was. If anyone wants to aquaint themselves with the finer points of their Gaullic handling this would be one run not to miss. It just keeps going on and on and on....
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    The back way to Apollo Bay is fricken awesome. Don't get held up by tourists and the corners are just as good. Rach and I did this drive in separate cars a while back. We were caning it up from Skenes creek when we came across a P plater really giving his corolla a workout. We were on his rear bumper driving real fierce and he had to concede and pull over. As we passed him he gave us both a thumbs up and he disappeared in my raer vision mirror.


    As for my weekend, well, mowed the lawn, cleaned the house and went out Saturday night.... needless to say Sunday was spent mostly asleep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by purrr-geot
    spent a quiet weekend wit 'roses', (warwick's daughter)
    You went to Norway?

    Quote Originally Posted by ruckus
    Yeah Skenes Creek Road it was. If anyone wants to aquaint themselves with the finer points of their Gaullic handling this would be one run not to miss. It just keeps going on and on and on....
    Reefton Spur's better

    Had a good weekend - had lunch with a friend from New York, went to a German DVD night and cycled to the bay on a beautiful day (and that rhymes too!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfn180
    on saturday i when to the Jenloan caves with my girlfriend it was a really good drive the only bad thing is that i got a speeding fine i was doing 87kms in a 70 zone the police man put me over and he give me a fine under 15kms which was very nice of him the 180 went like a rocket

    I went there start of this year with my now ex-g, the drive to the caves was amazing when we went in to the cave, all i could think about was the drive back to the hotel.
    lucky there was no cops too, I was going at much faster speeds than you were
    ps. that was mid week so no other cars on the road...





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    On Saturday, caught up with a friend who has spent that last 10mths travelling from Poland to China via the middle east, and all the old soviet block countries (the 'stans). A few good stories there.... (In Iran: "Hey, why don't you come back to my place. We can drink tea and watch my complete VCD collection with ALL of Osama Bin Ladens speeches").

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruckus
    Wow Graham I hope you weren't paying for the petrol!

    Yeah Skenes Creek Road it was. If anyone wants to aquaint themselves with the finer points of their Gaullic handling this would be one run not to miss. It just keeps going on and on and on....
    About 2.5 tankfulls the ZDJL is pretty economical.
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