Something different... hitch hiking with a caravan!
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    Default Something different... hitch hiking with a caravan!

    There's a guy hitch-hiking from Perth to Sydney, and he's already in Melbourne (or better...)... with a caravan!

    It's all on his website, some kind of do-good, feel-good project to show the world isn't as bad as it seems, I think.

    Here's his caravan (well, wind up campervan, really...) outside Kalgoorlie...



    And how's the classic quote from his resume of the day he left Border Village? I heard about it on TV yesterday, and he told it much more graphically there... about how the caravan was like a giant lightning rod in the encroaching thunderstorm in the desert, how he was walking away from it so he might survive and then someone pulled up and gave him (and the camper...) a lift.

    Seems he met a few people who've done other weird things...

    The owner of the hotel/motel, Marty, told me he was going to Ceduna today. So he gave me my next lift.

    Marty is another fascinating guy. He has been in a team that bounced a basketball 340km from Broken Hill to Peterborough non-stop; he flew an ultralight from Whyalla to Bundaberg and back; and he swam a marathon for 24 hours straight.
    Oh, that's right... his website... the url:

    http://www.standforlove.com/careavan/dailyupdate.php

    And this is a newspaper story... the sign he leans up on the camper is quite good, really...

    http://heraldsun.news.com.au/common/...55E662,00.html

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    And you can contact him direct, too... and find out more about his purpose... from this one...

    http://www.standforlove.com/newslett...php?eid=latest

    Some might think this guy is a kook, but there's no doubt about it, it's one hell of a way to see a lot of countryside... over 3500kms covered so far!

    Anyone got a spare towbar?

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    What is it about people doing whacky things in Aus and calling their vehicle Matilda? Last year we had the WA couple in the 5CV who were nearly killed near Picton and the car was called Matilda. This year we have this one.

    Someone should write a song about Matilda and wandering around perhaps
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    I didn't see any mention of the basketball being called 'Matilda'...

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    there is a bloke in town here that is going to drive one of those italian 3 wheel jobbies from sydney to sicily very shortly
    i was talking to him yesterday as he is a customer and i said that should take you about 6 months
    he went a grabbed a pamphlet and said yep 6 months is what they have there as well
    this bloke also has another 6 or more fiats
    one of them bieng a 500 with the arbath kit in it
    now for trivia
    the wheel nuts on the rear of his 3 wheeler are 504 units
    3 x '78 604 SL

    1 x 2018 3008

    1 x 2000 Citroen XM,

    1 x '98 306 GTi6 sadly sold

    1 x secret project

    1 x '98 406 STDT troop carrier and i don't care if it stinks, i don't sniff it's arse Death by wank tank

    1 x '99 406SV 5spd wagon, time to burn more fuel

    1 x 1994 605 SV3.0

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    Originally posted by pugrambo
    There is a bloke in town here that is going to drive one of those italian 3 wheel jobbies from sydney to sicily very shortly.....

    .....the wheel nuts on the rear of his 3 wheeler are 504 units
    Well I never noticed that before!



    Hope it's in better shape than this one... at least that it's got a windscreen in it... those flies might hurt otherwise.

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    his is in a lot better condition than that one
    but from what he was saying he is getting given a new one to do the trip in
    i didn't know they were still made
    3 x '78 604 SL

    1 x 2018 3008

    1 x 2000 Citroen XM,

    1 x '98 306 GTi6 sadly sold

    1 x secret project

    1 x '98 406 STDT troop carrier and i don't care if it stinks, i don't sniff it's arse Death by wank tank

    1 x '99 406SV 5spd wagon, time to burn more fuel

    1 x 1994 605 SV3.0

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    Probaly safer then real hitchhiking .. cool concept.
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    Something else I didn't notice before...

    The Herald Sun picture shows that the petrol for the towing car is free!

    That's not fair!

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    The last post by me
    The Herald Sun picture shows that the petrol for the towing car is free!

    That's not fair!
    I thought he must have had a fuel company deal going, but apparently he's offering to pay for fuel for those who tow him... not many have asked, however...

    He was in Albury this morning...

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