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Title: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: Jan Thompson on October 01, 2012, 04:21:01 PM
Hi all,
I have just joined this forum so I can provide you with some up to date news on the Corowa Swim-In. Some of you may be on the KVE database so would have just received our latest newsletter. If you would like me to add you to the database so you receive updates on the Corowa event and any other things that get sent my way such as future events, for sale, wanted ads etc please forward an email to kveinc@optusnet.com.au

We will be using the Corowa Showgrounds and racecourse as our secondary site in 2013 and i have some improtant information which KVE wants you to be aware of if you are intereted in staying at the Showgrounds:

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR PARTICIPANTS
For those of you coming to Corowa with armour, vehicles and transporters, we have camping available at Corowa Showground.
KVE have definitely secured camping from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th March, however we have been given approval by the Trust that manages these facilities that if needed, we can book from Monday 11th to Monday 18th March.
The reason for this is that KVE will be charged $200 per day. As can be seen, to make it viable we need to know straight away as to how many of you are interested in using the site from Monday or anytime onwards.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING
 The camping fee per person, per day will be $10 each.
 There are showers and toilets on site.
 You will have to make sure you remove your own rubbish.
 You will have to abide by any rules and regulations set by the Trust.
 The Rotary Club may be able to organise meals on a couple of days during the week, subject to prior demand.
 No dogs are permitted at this facility, see advertisement in this newsletter for local kennels.
 Double the amount of undercover area is now available for the swapmeet.
Please contact Neville as soon as possible:
Neville Smith (KVE Vice President) on 0429 350 569
kveinc@optusnet.com.au
Please let Neville know what days you expect to be at the Showground and how many persons coming with your entry.
As you can see, the only way to plan this is to know how many people would like to use the site and when they will arrive.
Prompt responses to using the facilities will give us a good estimate of how viable it would be to hire the site from Monday onwards, or whether to do it from Thursday onwards.
Bindaree Motel and Caravan Park are also able to offer reasonably priced camping.
KVE is a volunteer group and many of our Committee members have been working hard in the last few months to make this next event a good one, but one thing is lacking, that is knowing how many partici-pants and vehicles are going to enter and what their needs are, so please help us to help you.
The Showground was first used last year for Saturday’s activities, and the overwhelming
response to the venue was excellent, so please give it a go.

The theme for 2013 is Year of the Trailed Equipment and Armoured Vehicle.
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: Phoenix on October 02, 2012, 01:41:52 PM
Welcome to the new forum Jan!

Thanks for posting up the details, I'll copy them across to the REMLR website as soon as I get a chance.

Richard Green
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: Jan Thompson on October 02, 2012, 06:57:06 PM
For those who plan to arrive earlier in the week or the weekend prior there are now more powered sites at Ball Park Caravan Park. Bindaree Motel and Caravan Park were very accomodating in March and charged the same rate as the airport. We do need your Entry Forms back as well as commitment by contacting Neville Smith if you intend to camp at the Showgrounds. The Corowa Shire are expecting us to provide them with numbers ASAP as part of giving KVE permission to use the Showgrounds and Racecourse. There is a race meeting on Sunday 10th March which is the reason why people can't stay at the facility until at least the Monday. To make it viable for us to hire the site from Monday we would appreciate the number of people who wish to use the site.

When Diana spoke to me this afternoon we discussed the provision of meals. To be able to make this worthwhile there will need to be sufficient numbers. KVE don't have an issue with someone taking on the responsibility of looking at meal options. There are various organisations in town who would probably come to the party.
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: THE BOOGER on October 23, 2012, 05:49:09 PM
Here is a link to the home page hope to see as many as possible


http://corowaswim-in.org/aboutus.html

geoff
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: bronzie66610 on October 23, 2012, 09:27:51 PM
Thanks Geoff
Will try to get something together.
Dave
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: THE BOOGER on October 23, 2012, 10:18:59 PM
Do we know if tabitha will be keeping the jump shack open for meals?
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: Jan Thompson on October 25, 2012, 03:52:54 PM
How did the visit to Corowa go during the month Diana?

If we get 10 people to commit to camping at the Showgrounds from the Monday or the Tuesday we will definitely use the site from then. Neville hasnt received any calls from anyone yet. KVE would appreciate knowing if there are people considering the camping at the Showgrounds. If you know people who don't have internet access please let them know the updates as we post them.

We received our Corowa Shire Tourism Grant and have managed to get everything we asked for. the promotional items have been ordered and we are on track for another successful year. If you get your entry in early you are guaranteed a Pre-registered participant pack. Many thanks to those people who have already pre-registered.
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: Jan Thompson on October 26, 2012, 08:04:52 AM
Neville Smith contacted me last night and mentioned he had received a couple of phone calls over the last few days from people who want to use the showgrounds so KVE will be opening the camping from Monday to Monday. Those interested will still have to contact Neville as he is working alongside the Trust. If all who are interested phone Neville now there will be no issues.

The Corowa Shire is not charging $200 per day.  This is being charged by the Trust. In the past KVE has had to write to the Council for approval for the Airport and this year we don't have to do that as the Trust are doing this.
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: bronzie66610 on October 26, 2012, 05:46:57 PM
Wish him HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
Dave
Title: Restoration articles wanted for next newsletter
Post by: Richard Farrant on November 04, 2012, 03:22:38 AM
A message to all past, present and future participants of the Annual Corowa Swim-In & Military Vehicle Gathering. The next edition of KVE News, the newsletter dedicated to the Swim-In, is scheduled to come out in January with all the up to date information for the 2013 event in March. As Editor of KVE News, I am looking for articles on your restorations along with photos.

If you have any interesting military vehicle restoration stories to tell, please send them to me as soon as possible. We will also be preparing a Special Edition of KVE News in printed form which will be in the pre-registered participants packs when you arrive at Corowa.

We have recently received confirmation of another successful application of a Tourism Event grant from the Corowa Shire Council which will help cover some of our costs of running the event as well as being able to give some promotional items to pre-registered participants. These will include a 2013 Year of the Trailed Equipment and Armoured Vehicle hat, a special bumper sticker and a pen, along with a few other items.
 
A good reason to get your entry forms in now to ensure you do not miss out. The entry form and recent KVE News can be downloaded from the website which is www.corowaswim-in.org
Look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards, Richard Farrant

Khaki Vehicle Enthusiasts Inc. - Committee Member and Newsletter Editor
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: mzungumagic on November 04, 2012, 10:22:17 AM
Richard,

Can you provide some guidelines for this article you are seeking ?

What length and how many photos, among other things.

I could write up something on the Model T Light Car restoration, but you might think it more appropriate for the Jan 14 edition ?



Jack
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: Richard Farrant on November 04, 2012, 10:59:54 AM
Hi Jack,
That would be great, we were talking about the subject of WW1 yesterday and I feel your Model T story could be a good one to use next year, possibly the June issue or before. If you can get enough together for say 3-4 pages plus 6 or so photos. If you are still working on it, it makes sense to write the article on completion.

Guidelines .... where you got it from, the state it was in, problems found and solved, any interesting history found, the research, etc.

Thanks for your interest.
best regards, Richard
Title: Attention! to all MV clubs
Post by: Richard Farrant on January 04, 2013, 11:25:44 AM
Just sending this on behalf of Jan Thompson, the KVE Secretary:

Encouraging new membership
There are people throughout Australia who are interested in finding a club nearby to join. There are a number of people who attend our Swim-in at Corowa who don’t belong to any clubs and they sometimes contact KVE to obtain an entry form or want to speak to someone who can assist them with a vehicle restoration. In our next KVE newsletter we would like to hear from Club committees who may like to promote their organisation to fellow collectors. If you are interested please send Jan, our Secretary details of your club including contacts so we can start and put together a list of clubs.

The contact email address is kveinc@optusnet.com.au


regards, Richard Farrant
KVE Committee Member and News Editor
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: Richard Farrant on January 05, 2013, 04:56:20 AM
Hi Richard

Just to go off on a tangent, there was an idea running around Sydney for KVE to publish on it's website a calendar of military vehicle events around Australia and OS.

Any progress on this yet?


Hi Diana,
I have been on the KVE committee for nearly two years and during that time cannot recollect any mention of a calender on our website. As with all things like this, it need people to send the information in and then this sort of thing  could be done, also a page or so in the newsletter, which comes out around January, June and Sept/Oct. We could certainly bring it up at a meeting. I know that Jan gets notices of events from all over and we endeavour to put notices of them in the newsletter.

The organising of the Showground site is well in hand I understand, but cannot give you any more details than that, as I am more involved in other matters.

Best regards,
Richard
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: Jan Thompson on January 05, 2013, 08:06:20 AM

Thanks for the last post Richard. Being out in the country area for a week made it difficult to post messages on forums.

I recently sent off 2 Membership Applications to people wanting to join the AMVCS and with changes of Committees in clubs I would like to make sure I have the best possible contact for people who may ask me about joining a club.

We will post club information in our next KVE News which we would like to get out next week. We are also doing a Special Edition for Corowa 2013 and this may encourage people to join your club.

There has also been interest from Temora in having military vehicles present at their 2013 Airshows Downunder which will be on the first weekend in November.
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: Richard Farrant on January 05, 2013, 09:04:32 AM
But still no meal availability or even coffee/tea which was available previously.  It will be better than bush camping and not as crowded as Ball Park so O.K for those preparing their own meals. 

Hi Diana,
Sorry, I forgot to reply to you more fully. Regarding your remark about a meal availability at the Showground. When we sent out information on the use of the Showground around Sept in the last KVE Newsletter, we asked for people who wished to use the camping facility to show expressions of interest and to contact Neville Smith, who you have now recently met . It was also in that newsletter that there could be a possibility of one of the organisations in the town doing a meal out there, if there was a demand ............ well, the silence was deafening, so that was the end of that. As for coffee and tea, most campers have those basic essentials.
regards,
Richard
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: South65pac on January 05, 2013, 06:55:12 PM
Chill folks,

KVE Annual Swim in..........
It's a chance to get together, chill out and share the dream, and yes, it has changed from the Jump Shack a small gathering of a few hundred people of yesteryear.

I KNOW KVE folks put a lot of time in for a lot of things. If meals/coffee/tea are a concern, bring a BBQ and a Hexi stove. Help out the meal availability: maybe others can organise this?

I would not be complaining about the facilities. I have dug a hole and used a bucket 'bush style' many times.  One shower & toilet is luxury IMO. I stay at Ball Park as I have some wonderful friends there. I love the week and would not miss it for the world.

Things have changed from what was.  It annoys me that people complain about the event.  IF you want to make it better put in the effort. Donate to KVE for the auction, be a member,  help out, but do all you can.

I can't change the KVE and I don't want to.  I just want us all to have a great time. It's my passion.

End rant.

Ian

Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: Jan Thompson on January 05, 2013, 10:28:54 PM
Thanks Ian for your kind words.

There is not a day that goes by where Richard and I don't do something towards running this very successful event at Corowa. Many hours are spent on the computer and Skype has definitely helped with communications of our club especially as we have people in all states of Australia and overseas countries as well.

My associations have been from the first year it started in 1980 and since 1996 I have spent thousands of hours making sure everything goes smoothly for the participants. Every year there are large numbers of people who ask for information on the event and it is great when I have met some of these people who appreciate the voluteering work done by the committee.

One thing I have learnt is that you can't keep everybody happy all the time. I would really like to reduce the time I have to spend on KVE matters particularly when people only criticise without offering to help. With a small membership KVE is limited to the amount of work we can delegate to our members and we have been encouraging people to help out at the event even if you are not a member of our organisation. People are welcome to join KVE which will enable them to put their ideas forwards.

Is there anyone out there who can assist with the following tasks:
•   Site office both during the week and  people are desperately needed on Saturday while at the Showgrounds.
•   Marshals for the drive from Bangerang Park to the Corowa Showgrounds
•   People to help with the Auction and Presentations on Saturday evening such as someone to write up the auction cards, people to collect the money, people to hand out the goods, spot bidders, etc. (this was left to the same few people in 2012 so we really need your help.)
•   People to go around and ask participants to complete the survey forms
•   People to hand out the daily newsletters.
•   Setting up the site office on Sunday 10th March
•   Cleaning up the site office on Sunday 17th March

In relation to tea and coffee KVE has always offered this at Ball Park Caravan Park as this has been the main location of our event. People need to remember to come down to Ball Park and sign themselves in at our Site Office as soon as possible upon arrival in Corowa.
The Site Office times from Monday to Friday are:
Monday 11th March:  9-11am and 3-6pm
Tuesday 12th March: 9-11am and 3-6pm
Wed 13th March: 8.30-11am and 3-6pm
Thurs 14th March: 8.30-11am and 3-6pm
Fri 15th March: 8.30-11am and 3-6pm

On Saturday there will be a Site Office at the Showgrounds for late entries, completed Voting Forms, Survey forms etc.

If you are not on the KVE database forward an email to kveinc@optusnet.com.au
With the entries we have to date it is going to be a very interesting gathering of vehicles. Remember to Pre-register by 28th February to receive a special pack of mementoes. Only $15 per entrant.

I hope everyones restorations are coming alone to plan and I look forward to catching up with you all.
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: Jan Thompson on January 06, 2013, 09:34:00 AM
I was talking to Neville Smith last night and he has not had many phone calls regarding using the Showgrounds yet so if you are looking at camping or wanting to set up a Swap Meet stall make sure you contact him ASAP. We have decided to take bookings for the undercover Swap Meet sites.

For those wanting to use the Showgrounds for Camping or having a Swap Meet stall please take note of the following:
If you wish to camp at the Showground or book a Swap Meet area, please contact Neville as soon as possible:
Neville Smith (KVE  Vice President)
on 0429 350 569  or  bignev69@gmail.com
( or Jan at kveinc@optusnet.com.au )
Please let Neville know what days you expect to be at the Showground and how many people coming with your entry.
 
If an Undercover Swap Meet area is desired, then book now as it will be a case of first come, first served, the remaining areas will be outside, also let Neville know how much area you will need for your stall.
 
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: AGAS 5 on January 06, 2013, 02:14:52 PM
Diana, thanks for your recon of the new area - I for one and I'm sure many others appreciate it.  However, I've had a good read of the thread and I think KVE have merely explained their position in a general nature and have not directed any accusations to specific individuals.

Regardless, this thread gets a chill pill for a day or two  :-X



The thread is now unlocked.  Please keep your comments constructive.

Cheers,

Pete

Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: Jan Thompson on February 04, 2013, 08:11:36 PM
Thanks to those who have already pre-registered. With the number coming in at the moment I wouldnt be surprised if we get approx 250 people who pre-register. Our Special Edition KVE newsletters included with the preregistered entry packs look great and there are some very interesting stories.

If anyone is able to help out at the Site Office please let me know and also if anyone is able to assist with marshalling the vehicles on the Saturday. The Showground and Racecourse Trust have been in contact and everything is on track. Neville Smith has received some phone calls from people who are wanting to camp at the Showgrounds and also from people who want Swap Meet sites.

Those people with items for our auction please drop them at the Site Office during the week.

If anyone has any questions feel free to post on here or send me an email kveinc@optusnet.com.au
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: THE BOOGER on March 05, 2013, 12:00:03 AM
So who is going and what days are they going for?
We will be arriving on the 10th and leaving 17th will be towing the booger with an xt600 in the back the dico will be a little more forgiving on my back ;D Looks like we will be staying at bindaree caravan/camping park
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: juddy on March 05, 2013, 12:20:19 AM
Well theres Rb44 going...
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: Jan Thompson on March 05, 2013, 08:26:53 AM
For people using the Showgrounds and for all participants on the Saturday the following guidelines have been set by the Corowa Racecourse and Showground Trust:
1. Camp only in the designated areas.
2. Leave plenty of space around the unloading ramp(s) and do not encroach on the roadways.
3. Strictly no dogs are allowed on the grounds -- no exceptions.
4. The race track is out of bounds to all.
5. Keep the marked display area clear until its use on Saturday morning.
6. Only establish swap stalls where directed.
7. Keep noise and machinery movement down to a minimum when trainers are exercising horses.
8. Exercise care when driving all vehicles so there is no damage to the grounds.
9. The only access to the Racetrack toilets is to be on foot through the pedestrian gate in the fence.
10. In case of the need to evacuate the site, exit through the main gates to a safe location in the adjacent streets.
11. There are to be no campfires on the grounds.
12. For all vehicles on Saturday once your vehicle is placed in the display area they cannot be moved until 11.30am, and will then need an escort marshal to assist you out of the shared traffic zone.
13. Please do not litter the area, and either take your rubbish with you or place it in a bin provided before you leave.

if you are planning to stay at the Showgrounds make sure you have contacted Neville Swith prior to your arrival.
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: Jan Thompson on March 08, 2013, 05:53:32 AM
We will be fortunate enought to Have Mark Fletcher otherwise known as Fletch from the Channel 44 program 'Classic Restos' with us for a couple of days. He will arrive on Wednesday and be with us through to Friday morning. If you think you have an interesting restoration story get in touch with me and I will organise for Fletch to interview you.
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: Jan Thompson on March 11, 2013, 08:00:54 AM
A number of military vehicles have arrived in Corowa over the weekend. Ian Evans from Cooma arrived in town yesterday after a 6 hour journey (see the attached photos).
The weather is in the low to mid 30s with very little chance of rain.
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: juddy on March 11, 2013, 03:21:19 PM
If anybody spots any of these

372309 are 5 1/2" 1 3/4" offset rims land rover series 2, can you please grab me 2. and see Ash, who will be driving the RB44, they can come back to QLD in that....

cheers

Justin
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: juddy on March 12, 2013, 08:45:36 AM
Mr R who sent me a private PM regarding the Rims, I cant replay to you, you have blocked my replys it says..
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: Mick_Marsh on March 18, 2013, 08:21:21 PM
Went up to Corowa on Saturday for the day. It was good to catch up wit a few familiar faces and meet new ones.
I was chastised for not bringing a military vehicle but in my defence I did bring a civvy trailer that had two rims from a military vehicle and the trailer was painted in genuine army olive drab paint.

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(http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w406/mick_marsh_AULRO/Corowa%202013/DSC_1864.jpg)
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(http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w406/mick_marsh_AULRO/Corowa%202013/DSC_1866.jpg)
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It was a top day and worth the sprint up the freeway.
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: FFRMAN on March 18, 2013, 08:42:25 PM
Great Photos Mick, I like the Triumph!
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: Tommy on March 18, 2013, 09:01:39 PM

(http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w406/mick_marsh_AULRO/Corowa%202013/DSC_1821.jpg)


Thanks for the pix Mick. How much was the Stuart going for?
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: Mick_Marsh on March 18, 2013, 09:07:36 PM

(http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w406/mick_marsh_AULRO/Corowa%202013/DSC_1821.jpg)


Thanks for the pix Mick. How much was the Stuart going for?
Got to say I didn't notice. One of the people I chat with on the train in the mornings knows the vendor. I'll see if I can find out.
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: FFRMAN on March 18, 2013, 09:17:19 PM




Thanks for the pix Mick. How much was the Stuart going for?
Got to say I didn't notice. One of the people I chat with on the train in the mornings knows the vendor. I'll see if I can find out.

$135,000, not sure of owner but I know the bloke selling it for him,

Regards
Scott
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: Jan Thompson on March 20, 2013, 05:54:11 AM
Our event this year coincided with the White Muster at Kyabram. Steve Dietmann from Sydney organised to take the White Half Track belonging to Bill Bates of Victoria to this event on Sunday 17th March. Take a look at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Cv_Z...-N70gAmy17fSAw
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: Diana Alan on March 20, 2013, 08:32:21 AM
The link was broken for me but here is the entire White Truck Muster 2013 which includes Steve's (2 bravo) Road Boss and the M3A1 half-track.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Cv_Zxr1Mq8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Cv_Zxr1Mq8)
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: Phoenix on March 20, 2013, 09:56:56 AM
Great Photos!
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: Diana Alan on March 20, 2013, 10:37:06 AM
Went up to Corowa on Saturday for the day. It was good to catch up wit a few familiar faces and meet new ones.
I was chastised for not bringing a military vehicle but in my defence I did bring a civvy trailer that had two rims from a military vehicle and the trailer was painted in genuine army olive drab paint.

The photo's I took at Corowa.
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It was a top day and worth the sprint up the freeway.
This tank is a celebrity from the TV miniseries "The Pacific".

Anyone notice the irregularities???
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: juddy on March 20, 2013, 10:42:12 AM
I like the workshops, were they many there?

The mixer looked different too. was this something a workshop would have towed?
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: Diana Alan on March 20, 2013, 10:47:53 AM
Hi Juddy

The concrete mixers would have been allocated to RAE units and most likely towed by whatever was available, likely GS and often they would have been loaded as cargo onto the back of trucks.

There were a couple of workshops, but a lot more workshop trailers than there were the vehicles.  Even Easo brought his FFC* workshop trailer behind the 130.

Diana

* FFC = Fitted for camping!  8)
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: stephendavis on March 20, 2013, 01:22:48 PM
i think the price was $135,000.00



Thanks for the pix Mick. How much was the Stuart going for?
Got to say I didn't notice. One of the people I chat with on the train in the mornings knows the vendor. I'll see if I can find out.

$35,000, not sure of owner but I know the bloke selling it for him,

Regards
Scott
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: juddy on March 20, 2013, 02:18:31 PM
Went up to Corowa on Saturday for the day. It was good to catch up wit a few familiar faces and meet new ones.
I was chastised for not bringing a military vehicle but in my defence I did bring a civvy trailer that had two rims from a military vehicle and the trailer was painted in genuine army olive drab paint.

The photo's I took at Corowa.
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(http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w406/mick_marsh_AULRO/Corowa%202013/DSC_1854.jpg)
(http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w406/mick_marsh_AULRO/Corowa%202013/DSC_1855.jpg)

<11 images removed>

It was a top day and worth the sprint up the freeway.
This tank is a celebrity from the TV miniseries "The Pacific".

Anyone notice the irregularities???

Wrong sprokets?
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: Diana Alan on March 20, 2013, 02:37:36 PM
They re the correct sprockets for the track!

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/be/M4_Sherman_tank_-_Flickr_-_Joost_J._Bakker_IJmuiden_(1).jpg)

One hint

(http://remlr.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=557.0;attach=1611;image)
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: juddy on March 20, 2013, 03:59:11 PM
Its the wrong body?

Its made of wood?

Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: THE BOOGER on March 20, 2013, 04:48:13 PM
Tin plate and a diesel engine?
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: Diana Alan on March 20, 2013, 06:11:35 PM
Tin plate and a diesel engine?
Isn't it an M3A5 Grant II hull, which had the detroit 6-71 diesel standard.

The turret is fibreglass.
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: Jan Thompson on March 22, 2013, 07:43:24 AM

Hi all
Both Tony Luke from SA and Dennis Taylor from NSW spent time in Corowa hospital. We hope you both make a quick recovery.
Just thought you would like to know the following sad news on 2 of our Corowa participants. Charlie was unable to make the Corowa event this year due to ill health but he allowed a friend to bring down his 1988 Reynolds Boughton RB44. On Saturday while we were at the Swap Meet we were informed that he had been involved in a fatal accident on a property north of Brisbane.
On Tuesday when Mike Edwards was heading home when he was in a fatal accident near Yarrawonga with his Landrover and Trailer. If you would like to know funeral arrangements please send me a reply and I will let you know when I know.
Regards
Jan Thompson – Secretary & Public Relations KVE



and for the queenslanders and all those who knew "mr barefoot charlie"
Subject: Memorial for Charlie Anderson
 
We have now received details of the Memorial Meeting being organised for Charlie.  His son, also Charlie, advised me that the Celebration of his life will take place on Tuesday, the 26th March, at 1.30 PM at the Baptist Church, 22 White Street, Nerang.
The details of this will be printed in this Thursday’s Courier Mail.  The occasion will allow one speaker from each of the Clubs to which Charlie belonged, to speak for a few minutes.  It will not be a religious service.
There will be tea or coffee and sandwiches following the speeches.
I have been particularly asked by the family to request no flowers, however if you would like to donate, they would request that you support either the Leukaemia Foundation at GPO Box 9954, Brisbane, Q. 4001 or The Myeloma Foundation of Australia at 335 Swan Street, Richmond, Victoria. 3121. Phone 03 9428 7444.
Once again, I would request that you pass this information on to other members who may not have access to the internet.
 
Rob Fraser.


The participant that was killed on his way home when his vehicle apparently blew a tyre and rolled over a couple of times was well known VMVC member 57yo Mike Edwards of Guildford, Victoria.

Information to hand is that Mike was travelling between Corowa and Yarrawonga in his Landrover and trailer when the accident occurred. It appears that no other vehicle was involved.

Mike was a regular attender at Corowa and enjoyed it very much, arriving days before the official start and staying on after the event. His large, rigid frame tent with boxes of bits and pieces for sale on the grass out front was like a drop-in centre for many of us.

Mike and his father Graham who passed away 18 months or so ago are a tremendous loss to the HMV scene.

David Mottram
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: Jan Thompson on March 22, 2013, 10:02:02 PM
I am still waiting on final details of the funeral arrangements for Mike Edwards. It is possible that it may be a private funeral for family. Peter McNeill shared the attached photo of Mike.
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: Diana Alan on March 22, 2013, 10:45:37 PM
an there is a thread on Mike http://remlr.com/forum/index.php?topic=926.new#new (http://remlr.com/forum/index.php?topic=926.new#new)
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: Jan Thompson on March 23, 2013, 11:33:39 PM
Can someone please let me know the owners of the following 101 Landrovers: rego MY 101 and ESK 111?
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: Diana Alan on March 24, 2013, 08:37:19 AM
email sent
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: Jan Thompson on March 24, 2013, 07:08:15 PM
I have finally had time to go through the attending vehicle lists and come up with the list below. It is frustrating when people put down a vehicle on the list which they have not been able to get to the event and KVE would appreciate people registering in either as preregistered participants or upon arrival so we can get a more definite list of attending vehicles.

2013 Vehicle list
Jeeps – Ford: 35  Willys: 31
Ford GPA Amphib : 5
International W6 tractor : 1
Ford Falcon ute : 1
Blitz Ford : 2
Blitz Chev : 10
Studebaker US6 : 5
Land Rover S2 Gun Buggy : 1
Land Rover : 24
Yamaha m/cycle : 3
Ford F150 ambulance : 1
Austin Champ : 3
Nash staff car : 1
Schwinn DX bicycle : 1
International F1 : 2
Datsun 200B : 1
White M3A1 Scout Car : 3
Leyland Moke : 4
VW Kubelwagen : 1
M151A2 Mutt : 5
Humvee : 1
Zundapp m/cycle : 1
Dodge Weapons Carrier : 3
Unimog : 2
BSA Para bike : 4
Dodge WC26 Carryall : 1
LP2 Carrier : 1
Ferret Scout Car Mk1 : 1
Leyland Super Comet : 1
BSA M20 m/cycle : 1
International C1510 truck : 1
Toyota Land Cruiser Norforce : 1
Chevrolet delivery van : 1
DKW m/cycle : 1
Mack NM prime mover : 1
Dodge 6x6 : 1
NSU Kettenkrad : 1
Ford Marmon-Herrington gun tractor : 1
Dodge WC57 Command Car : 2
Chevrolet cinema van : 1
Ford Scout Car S1 : 1
Alvis Stalwart Mk1 : 1
Humber FV1600 truck : 1
Toyota FQ15 Weapons Carrier : 1
Fordson WOT2 : 1
GMC CCKW : 2
Reynolds Boughton RB44 truck : 1
Ford F250 : 1
White M2 Halftrack : 1
Stuart M3 tank : 1
Indian Chief m/cycle : 1
FV436 tracked carrier : 1
BMW R75 m/cycle : 2
Dodge WC52 : 1
Kaiser M816 prime mover : 1
Sherman tank : 1                                                                          TOTAL : 183


2013 Trailed Equipment list – Approximate numbers
Jeep Trailers : 32
Ben Hur trailer : 1
Land Rover trailers : 10
Corio 1 ton trailer : 3
Moke trailers : 3
FBE semi-trailer : 1
National Forge 37mm Anti-tank gun : 1
M10143 trailer : 1
Furphy water cart : 1
Haflinger trailer : 1
General trailers : 8
Craig M832D trailer : 1
Cement mixer trailer : 2
25 pounder field gun : 3
No27 Limber : 3
Wiles cooker trailer : 2
Bomb trailer : 1
Generator trailer : 1
Bofors AA gun : 1
Boeing trailer : 1
Steco M1965 semi-trailer : 1
Lowloader semi-trailer : 1

TOTAL : 82
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: Jan Thompson on March 24, 2013, 07:56:11 PM

Armoured vehicles
LP2 Carrier : 1
Ferret Scout Car Mk1 : 1
White M3A1 Scout Car : 3
Sherman tank : 1
FV436 tracked carrier : 1
White M2 Halftrack : 1
Stuart M3 tank : 1
Ford Scout Car S1 : 1
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: Jan Thompson on March 25, 2013, 07:18:44 PM


I have just altered the vehicle list as I was informed that there were 4 mokes not 3 at the event. So now we can say 184 vehicles.  There were also 3 Corio trailers. Hopefuly next year if participants see a vehicle which doesnt have one of our vehicle numbers they will ask them to go to the Site Office or see us on Saturday at Bangerang Park or the Showgrounds.
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: Diana Alan on March 25, 2013, 07:28:38 PM
Jan did you coun't my white Disco UN flagged replica?  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: juddy on March 25, 2013, 07:41:35 PM
Jan did you coun't my white Disco UN flagged replica?  ;D  ;D

Is that one of those Commander Disco units?
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: Mick_Marsh on March 25, 2013, 08:08:44 PM
Jan did you coun't my white Disco UN flagged replica?  ;D  ;D
Well, If we're going that far, include my two genuine army Moke rims I had on my rather poor replica army trailer.
It was painted in genuine army paint.
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: Diana Alan on March 25, 2013, 08:27:47 PM
Jan did you coun't my white Disco UN flagged replica?  ;D  ;D

Is that one of those Commander Disco units?
nah the UN is always driving around in white discos and white defenders!

Actually I had to get an extra 2,000Km before 31 march or slip into a different FBT category so needed to drive the Disco down and back, so as a joke I stuck a UN flag on one of the antennae, was even going to put UN in black gaffa tape but got lazy.  Thought it was going too far for a joke.
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: juddy on March 25, 2013, 10:31:31 PM
They like Land Cruisers too...
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: Jan Thompson on March 28, 2013, 05:05:57 PM
For those who know Dennis Taylor from Sydney. He was released from Corowa Hospital yesterday after being in for 9 days. His son will be going down to Corowa to assist with Dennis and Sandra's return this weekend.
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: bobslandies on March 28, 2013, 09:41:59 PM
For those who know Dennis Taylor from Sydney. He was released from Corowa Hospital yesterday after being in for 9 days. His son will be going down to Corowa to assist with Dennis and Sandra's return this weekend.

Thanks Jan,

That's good to hear, was wondering how he was, hope his recovery is speedy, :)

Bob
Title: Re: 34th Annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering
Post by: bobslandies on April 05, 2013, 12:21:30 PM
For those who know Dennis Taylor from Sydney. He was released from Corowa Hospital yesterday after being in for 9 days. His son will be going down to Corowa to assist with Dennis and Sandra's return this weekend.

I have spoken with Dennis this morning and he is recovering slowly. He is undergoing tests in coming weeks and has thrown away the thongs that caused the foot infection that led to his hospitalisation. He has praised the staff at Corowa Hospital and thanks those who have been enquiring how he is.

Bob