I am setting off next week from Brisbane to go to Alice Springs for the 75th Anniversary of the end of WW2 Convoy (should have been last year but covid!)
Unfortunately the idiot politicians are madly closing State borders so looks like I am forced to go on that boring drive up through Mount Isa and Tennant Creek then south to Alice Springs (and return from Darwin the same way) instead of the more interesting Broken Hill/Port Augusta route. Of course the Plenty Highway through Boulia cuts off a huge amount but my little camper trailer would fall apart on the corrugations.
There are about 150 restored WW2 vehicles travelling to Darwin including many trucks.
I will do regular updates with photos as it will be the slowest convoy ever taking two weeks to get from Alice to Darwin but with something happening every day. Departing Alice Springs 01 August.
My old mate Sam Scholz from Childers got there yesterday after a long slow trip in his 1943 Diamond T wrecker. Looks like he has put it on 1100 singles to try to gear it up a bit (and save his very expensive original pattern 9.00 bar treads for show) Everybody is camping at the Transport Museum and they have the early birds cleaning up the place and a couple of restorations being completed.
Bev and I will be in our 1940 Chevrolet staff car.
We will be traveling with John Neate from Brisbane in his genuine ex-army early Chev (with a V6 motor!) Sorry about John's blurry photo.
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