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Back to the Track 16 Jul 2021 00:11 #223506

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Thank you for all your effort in keeping us posted about this very interesting convoy. I sent a link to this topic to Jeff Lakaszcyck who has a Federel C2 like the one in your last pictures.
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Back to the Track 16 Jul 2021 07:44 #223509

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We are fighting a social disaster here in Australia with a surge in covid cases (about 30 second's worth of USA numbers per day) and state premiers are shutting borders. This has resulted in many changes for the participants trying to reach the start. Many have left home before their planned departure and in states like Victoria they only got about 12 hours notice which resulted in "Cannonball Runs" to get out the gate.

Many like us have had to take 3,000km diversions.

But as they say "Life was not meant to be easy" and as most of the participants are in the senior category it is a plus for the grumpy old men.
"Not happy unless complaining"

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Here is a shot out of a Studebaker 6x6 windscreen from yesterday showing the (non) scenery along the Stuart Highway leading north to Alice Springs. The sunset shot the night before has a few more lumps in the ground.


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Back to the Track 16 Jul 2021 08:58 #223510

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Gr8 pix

keep m cumm n

cya
OF ALL THE THINGS EYE MISS ................. EYE MISS MY MIND THE MOST

There's more WORTH in KENWORTH

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Lang, I am sure you will be able to identify the makes of these 2 trucks for me. The first photo was taken at Campbelltown Steam Museum and the second photo off facebook .
Thanks for posting all these photos of your trip.
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Back to the Track 16 Jul 2021 09:55 #223513

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First is a Studebaker US6 6x6 2 1/2ton. Behind it is a Chevrolet 4x4 1 1/2 ton.

Second photo is a GMC CCKW 6x6 2 1/2 ton.

The 2 1/2 ton load was cross country. Both Studebaker and GMC were rated at 6 ton on road but I have no doubt this was regularly exceeded.

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Many thanks to all who have contributed to this story/trip. Makes for a great nostalgic trip.

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Back to the Track 16 Jul 2021 14:38 #223521

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Leigh Sheilds just put up another progress report.

Still plodding along, now at Coober Pedy for a couple of days. Distance from home 1181 miles, 1889 Km, fuel used - lots!
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Lang,your reports make it as though I am on the trip, minus the dust, heat and flies. I drove those 6 x 6 Studebakers when I did Nasho when I was 21. I have no great desire to do so again. I saw and heard the Centurion tanks as mentioned in another post as well.
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,

Now I find I can't do any work in this position!
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I'm very surprised that our government has not offered all of you some money to cover costs and go up to Qld and put the Chinese Spy ship off the real scent of the Army Games up there from today.
Cheers Cobba & Cobbarette
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STUBBOURN B@ST@RD
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Dad's Army.

I know there are many people who like to dress up with their vehicles. Unfortunately most (not all) have never been in the military. You can tell from the disproportionate number of MP costumes and MP marked vehicles. Anybody who has been in the military (except ex-MP's) would select that identity as their last choice.

Formal re-enactors are great as they provide an organised glimpse of history and for the rest they can wear what they want but I think nothing looks more ridiculous than a fat, bearded, balding 60 year old wearing a young man's uniform.

I enjoy the vehicles and the history and I suppose everyone enjoys their hobby in a different way.

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