The Club gives a big thanks to Mark Benzon and his many helpers in making this the biggest
It was different, ran well, drew a big crowd and we even managed to get 2 South
African entries who brought a goody bag of prizes. As a result of a very active JCB digger being
let loose on the 4x4 courses we had a lot of very radical, difficult tests to drive. For those who
do not know, drivers have to negotiate holes, tight corners and steep hills without touching the
markers or getting stuck.
>We also had one test of "English Rules". Here you do the same as
other tests except you are not allowed to stop anywhere. There were 10 gates and gate 7 was
the best most could do. Possibly just too tight, which was a pity, many of us would have loved to
drive the whole course. The crowd was good and with the Commercial Stands now brought into the
spectator area the place seemed fuller than ever before.
As you can imagine this event is a major source of funds for our Club and we know we have done
quite well this year. What was also fun and profitable was Alex Hawkins who, after prize giving,
charged anyone for any fault over the weekend. Your Editor was fined for being "too old". Alex
was then fined 20%; ($50) for all the money he had collected.
This totaled $355 which has been delivered to SOAP Charity (Save Our Old Age Pensioners).
They were extremely thankful.