How do they do it? Another action pact week-end with a bumper crop of competitors and commercial stands
all adding up to a good event enjoyed by the Public and Members alike. Well done Mark and all the team of
officials that you had, not forgetting the many Marshals without whom we would not have an event. Some
of the side shows did not go off without a bit of drama. One skydiver had a narrow escape when his shute
became tangled and his emergency shute filled in the nick of time. The model electric plane demonstration
came to a spectacular end with a power dive into the ground, splat!
With just over 30 entries and several for the first time, either driver or car, there was keep competition
in all classes, with exception of the Long Wheel Base that had 2 cars and Murray, in his Patrol, was a lone
finisher when Dale's Disco munched its diff. Due to engine trouble Adrian had to borrow a Cournil from
Maas and then demonstrated the "Drive it like you stole it" technique and rolled twice. Our Treasurer Kelvin
also added to the fun by rolling his Series 1, which I am informed, does take some doing. Then there was
an unconfirmed report that Bright Bvukumbwe finally managed to park his Series 3 on its side. Your Editor
managed to destroy his front prop shaft, at high speed, in the Mud Run. Too much wellie at the start. But
how do you find a meter long prop shaft in a 100 m long muddy trench? A $20 reward failed but the $30 had
many children and helpers splashing about for quite a while till it was found.
There are many stories to tell and our congratulations to those who finally triumphed.