Sunday, August 16, 2015

Queensland Scrutineering

Queensland Scrutineering in 2015 was to be held in the semi-rural town of Gatton, about a 2 hour drive from Damian's place.  Angus was playing in a golf tournament, so Damian's family decided to get up at stupid o'clock to come for a drive to Gatton.


Giggle still looks happy though!!


If you look closely, you can see that this picture shows Booger Mobile driving at 64km/hr (in a 70 zone, don't panic) - purely by coincidence!!  Good work Tricia!!


So early in the morning, even the boys were blurry...


Sunrise...  always pretty!!


Heading past the yellow elephant...


And to the inner city bypass...


Through the tunnel...


Past Suncorp Stadium...


And the church of the four crosses (aka the XXXX Brewery)...


Heading towards Ipswich and Toowoomba!


Damian - a picture of concentration...


Looks like the turnoff to take...


Now they are in the country!!


Nearly there...


Early morning fog...


Cows!!


Past the Lockyer Valley Sports and Aquatic Centre... 


Nearly there...


And posing at the breakfast venue...


After a bite to eat and a coffee, it was time for scrutineering...


Plenty of people milling around...  Looks like Queensland will have a big contingent of cars this year!


Booger Mobile looking pretty...


And straight inside for scrutineering...


The new bracing was well received...


One of these cars is not like the others!!


Up on the crooked hoist...  nice lean there!!


And parked outside beside a nice orange GTR/XU1 and a wicked XD Falcon!!


And what camera roll is finished without a selfie?  Damian and family looking the goods!!


After scrutineering, some of the others headed home, while others did the experience esCarpade drive...  Because Booger Mobile doesn't have seat belts in the rear seat, Damian couldn't take it, so instead headed up the road a few km to pick up a parcel.


Then back on the road, heading up the hill to Toowoomba for lunch.


Safety socks, of course!!


And up the hill... Booger Mobile going beautifully!!


What a view!!


Heading through downtown Toowoomba on the way to find fuel...


Nice old buildings...


And arriving first at the lunch venue (which is easy to do when you don't do the actual drive)!!


A wishing well...


Quarry in the background...


After lunch, it was time to head back down the hill towards home...


Passing Legomobile on the way home...


And back into the city...


Unfortunately, the camera went flat at this point, so that's the end of the photos.

Booger Mobile passed scrutineering with flying colours - just one bush to replace on the idler arm (for the third time - must be a part that Booger Mobile enjoys chewing on).  390km round trip completed without incident, and with temperature under control  Of course, it was a cold day, so more testing is required, but Booger Mobile is mechanically ready for esCarpade 2015...

Let's hope Damian can get there!!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

2015 Bayside to Bald Hills Fun Run/Walk/Cycle and Family Fun Day

The Bayside to Bald Hills Fun Run/Walk/Cycle and Family Fun Day hosted by the Green Apple Wellness Centre at Bald Hills had finally arrived...  Meaning an early start for Damian and Booger Mobile!!


Pretty green lights...


And out of the shed...


Even looks good in the half darkness!!


Damian wearing his safety socks as always!!


Arriving early to get prime position at the finish line!!  (The road is closed to traffic.)


The front doors of the Green Apple Wellness Centre...  great place to go and get fit - give it a try!!


The participation medals...


And the first riders arrive, having completed their 15km bike ride!!


The 501st Legion - great supporters of Camp Quality - were also there!!


Damian and Booger Mobile...


Morning yoga session...


The day was bitterly cold and very windy, as Emma found out trying to keep the table cloth on!!


The man on the mic, Damian, courtesy of Tall Man Talking


Who doesn't love a posed mic selfie?


Victoria, owner of the Green Apple Wellness Centre along with Damian's sister (not really, but it's a running gag) Nessa, and the giant bear donated by Costco to be raffled, which was won by a Green Apple Wellness Centre staff member, who promptly donated it back to Camp Quality!!


The 30th annual Green Apple Wellness Centre Bayside to Bald Hills fun run/walk/cycle and Family Fun Day was a huge success, despite the cold, near gale force winds!!

Thanks to everyone who came along and supported the event, raising money for Camp Quality!!