Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Silver Sponsor - CMK Financial Solutions

And a big welcome back to Silver Sponsor CMK Financial Solutions for the second year running!!

That's the purple CMK sticker on the driver's side door!

If you are in the market for a property or investment loan, why not give CMK Financial Solutions a call on 1300 882 910, or visit their website at 

Be sure to have a chat to Carl and Lee, and be sure to ask them how their fitness challenge has been going!!

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Platinum Sponsor - Acreage Driveways

Team Booger Mobile are super-excited to welcome back Angus and the team at Acreage Driveways, who have become Platinum Sponsors for the second year in a row!!

The Acreage Driveways signage is already on Booger Mobile - and getting plenty of notice!!  The boys even had someone come up at a car show and ask for the details to be written down (and hopefully this resulted in a sale for Acreage Driveways)!!

Acreage Driveways specialise in driveways (road base, bitumen, asphalt, etc), drainage & water control, earthworks & machine hire, landscaping and soil & gravel supplies, but they can handle just about every job you can think of (outside your front door)!

Acreage Driveways can handle all your landscaping, earthworks, materials and cartage needs, so why not give Angus a call on 3298 5436, or visit their website at

Friday, 18 March 2011

Booger Mobile heads to Barry Mac!!

The day had finally arrived for Booger Mobile to head off to Barry Mac's for some major mechanical work, including (but not limited to) a full engine and transmission rebuild!!

It's been a while since there was a complete set of pics put up of Booger Mobile, so Damian thought today was as good a time as any...

The passenger side...  Cadist Consulting are already back onboard, and Damian has received informal confirmation from Jesus Metal, Kumho Tyres and Lovells Springs that they will be back onboard again in 2011.

To the rear, Special K from WA is already back onboard, and Damian has received word from Complete Treatment Plant Services and ACTUM Consulting that they would like to be onboard again in 2011...  There is also talk that the boot lid may be going to a new sponsor, so watch this space!!

The driver's side, and Denise Gadsden & Catherine and Paul Price have given a commitment to be involved again in 2011, as has Aqualogical and CMK Financial Solutions.  Damian hasn't had a chance to speak with Acreage Driveways yet, but hopefully they will come onboard again!!

Driver's side looking from the front, and Jason Sheather Plumbing have indicated that they will be onboard again in 2011, and Jason himself will be coming on the esCarpade with Damian!

On the front are Drift Bodyworx and Blow-In Shopfitting, who have both indicated that they would like to continue their support for Team Booger Mobile in 2011.  There may also be a new sponsor for one (or both) of the edges of the bonnet!!

On the passenger side (from the front), Kerbside Car Sound's amazing stereo will be along for the ride again in 2011, so Damian has decided to leave their sticker on for another year!!  Kane has also been involved in the preparation of another Queensland entry, so there may be a bit more about that in future blogs!! 

Tekton Interior Fitouts have come onboard already in 2011, and their sticker will be going in the blank spot on the top of the passenger front door.

And parked on the grass at Barry Mac's, Booger Mobile is waiting patiently for its turn...

Also today, Damian met with Team Booger Mobile's secret sponsor from 2010, who still are unable to be named, but have again agreed to help where they can in 2011.  While Damian was there, they donated a raffle prize, so stay tuned for the raffle when it gets finalised!!

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Fundraising at the Broncos Bingo!!

Damian was contacted during the week by one of the other esCarpade teams who had a regular fundrasing gig at the Broncos Leagues Club, selling raffle tickets at the Broncos Bingo.

Sadly they couldn't attend today, so Damian went instead!!

Just what every foyer needs, a water feature with a bronco in it!!

Not having been to the Broncos before, Damian followed the sign to the Walk of Fame...

And saw an impressive selection of trophies and memorabilia...

Before heading into the bingo hall to find the prizes that had been kindly donated by the Broncos Leagues Club.

Damian sold $271 worth of tickets, which brings Team Booger Mobile's fundraising total to $7076.15.

That's right readers, the SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLAR barrier has been broken!!

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Clearing the engine bay...

Sunday morning...  time to work on Booger Mobile, just like last year!!  Jason rolled around and enjoyed a fresh coffee (some things never change) before the boys headed up to the shed.

On the agenda today was to remove the air horns and claxton horn ready for Booger Mobile to head to Barry Mac's on Friday for an engine and transmission rebuild, and to have a general discussion about other bits and pieces that would need sorting out.

First up, off came the horns!!

The second task was to work out how best to implement a brace between the strut towers - regular blog followers will remember during the esCarpade last year when Booger Mobile had a split in the subframe - a brace between the strut towers will help to strengthen the front end.

Start with the removal of the strut bracket, and measure and cut a piece of plywood to the approximate size.

More measurements and cutting later, and a template has been made for the base-plate for the strut tower brace.  This will be replicated in some kind of plate steel... stay tuned in future blog posts for the results!!

The strut was put back together, and a fair amount of planning and discussion took place regarding suspension height and options...  alas, Damian neglected to take any further photos, so you'll have to hang out till the next exciting blog post!!