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Re: 2017 Corowa Swim-In & Military Vehicle Gathering
« Reply #60 on: March 23, 2017, 10:38:21 AM »
Has anyone seen a list of the vehicles that attended?

I'd like to know how close we got the the Jeeps

Jeep numbers seemed down (as their owners get too old), but caravan numbers were up!

Most Jeep's were trailered to Corowa whereas nearly all land Rovers were driven! ( except mine but it was towed by a Defender)

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Re: 2017 Corowa Swim-In & Military Vehicle Gathering
« Reply #61 on: March 23, 2017, 10:39:42 AM »
Thanks for taking the effort to post those pics Mick.
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Re: 2017 Corowa Swim-In & Military Vehicle Gathering
« Reply #62 on: March 23, 2017, 10:46:39 AM »
I think Jan or Richard F will have those figures soon Scott. I saw a number mentioned by someone at my work... 74 jeeps & 40 landys.  Greater than 50 % is better than most years :)

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Re: 2017 Corowa Swim-In & Military Vehicle Gathering
« Reply #63 on: March 23, 2017, 11:48:47 AM »
Posted by Jan 2 days ago on MLU:

"I have just arrived home and thought some people may want to know the total number of vehicles. Once I go through the list I will do a detailed list of the numbers of each category. I have on my list 225 vehicles plus 6 army pushbikes. The number of jeeps appears to be 74 and 40 Land Rovers."

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Re: 2017 Corowa Swim-In & Military Vehicle Gathering
« Reply #64 on: March 23, 2017, 11:59:14 AM »
I really enjoyed the trip this year, it was great to catch up with everyone over a few quiet ales...

The drive up with the 2 inters was fun, we made a bit of an impact as we went, and helped out the local fuel suppliers and auto electricians as well!

I agree Mick, it would have been a bit of a mission recovering Pauls truck from the Whitfield road, but the feed at the pub was worth it, looking forward to doing it again next year with Land Rovers.

The caravan park was very crowded, hopefully we can find somewhere better next year, it was a bit disappointing to have someone knock off my camp chair as well.

Blighty was a highlight as already mentioned, much cooler than Corowa.

And thanks for showing me your new photos of the early LRPVs in service Mick, lots of great detail - I havent seen that gun mount in the tub before, I wonder why they changed it it looked very comfortable!

Looking forward to 2018, the year of the Land Rover, I've got some work to do!

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No Worries Mike , yes they are unusual , not any LRPV I had seen before. Hey don't forget "DEAR MUM" and enjoy your holiday.

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Re: 2017 Corowa Swim-In & Military Vehicle Gathering
« Reply #65 on: March 23, 2017, 12:04:46 PM »
I have an updated list of military vehicles since looking back at our list and finding some discrepancies. The total vehicles is 223 plus 6 bicycles. The total number of carriers is 14 including 2 LP1's, 1 British 3inch Mortar Carrier and 2 Strickland's. The total number of Land Rovers were 41. The total number of Jeeps was 74 plus 6 GPA's. I have gone back through the vehicle lists since 2008 and have compared the number of Land Rovers to Jeeps. You might want to spread the word that next year is Year of the Land Rover otherwise it will end up looking more like Year of the jeep if their numbers are higher. There are people already planning to bring their Jeeps so the Land Rovers may not outnumber them.
2008 - Land Rovers 23 and Jeeps 58
2009 - Land Rovers 22 and Jeeps 45
2010 - Land Rovers 24 and Jeeps 180
2011-  Land Rovers 49 and Jeeps 65
2012 - Land Rovers 19 and Jeeps 66
2013 - Land Rovers 25 and Jeeps 71
2014 - Land Rovers 32 and Jeeps 84
2015 - Land Rovers 40 and Jeeps 79
2016-  Land Rovers 30 and Jeeps 81
2017 - Land Rovers 41 and Jeeps 80

these numbers also include GPA's

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Re: 2017 Corowa Swim-In & Military Vehicle Gathering
« Reply #66 on: March 23, 2017, 12:17:05 PM »
I have an updated list of military vehicles since looking back at our list and finding some discrepancies. The total vehicles is 223 plus 6 bicycles. The total number of carriers is 14 including 2 LP1's, 1 British 3inch Mortar Carrier and 2 Strickland's. The total number of Land Rovers were 41. The total number of Jeeps was 74 plus 6 GPA's. I have gone back through the vehicle lists since 2008 and have compared the number of Land Rovers to Jeeps. You might want to spread the word that next year is Year of the Land Rover otherwise it will end up looking more like Year of the jeep if their numbers are higher. There are people already planning to bring their Jeeps so the Land Rovers may not outnumber them.
2008 - Land Rovers 23 and Jeeps 58
2009 - Land Rovers 22 and Jeeps 45
2010 - Land Rovers 24 and Jeeps 180
2011-  Land Rovers 49 and Jeeps 65
2012 - Land Rovers 19 and Jeeps 66
2013 - Land Rovers 25 and Jeeps 71
2014 - Land Rovers 32 and Jeeps 84
2015 - Land Rovers 40 and Jeeps 79
2016-  Land Rovers 30 and Jeeps 81
2017 - Land Rovers 41 and Jeeps 80

these numbers also include GPA's

Thanks Jan,

Well, 2011 Year of the British vehicle we nearly got them, 2018 Year of the Land Rover will be interesting, sounds like friendly competition already

I'm planning on bringing 3 or 4!

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Re: 2017 Corowa Swim-In & Military Vehicle Gathering
« Reply #67 on: March 23, 2017, 12:34:06 PM »
Here is the list of vehicles that attended Corowa Swim-In this year.

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Re: 2017 Corowa Swim-In & Military Vehicle Gathering
« Reply #68 on: March 23, 2017, 01:14:04 PM »
Mick - Excellent photos - thanks mate - couldn't get there this year but appreciate the effort you have taken to post them - Next Year ... convoy from the south through Hamilton?

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Re: 2017 Corowa Swim-In & Military Vehicle Gathering
« Reply #69 on: March 23, 2017, 01:27:53 PM »
Mick - Excellent photos - thanks mate - couldn't get there this year but appreciate the effort you have taken to post them - Next Year ... convoy from the south through Hamilton?

Frank
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Re: 2017 Corowa Swim-In & Military Vehicle Gathering
« Reply #70 on: March 23, 2017, 01:42:48 PM »
Mick - Excellent photos - thanks mate - couldn't get there this year but appreciate the effort you have taken to post them - Next Year ... convoy from the south through Hamilton?

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Re: 2017 Corowa Swim-In & Military Vehicle Gathering
« Reply #71 on: March 23, 2017, 02:04:15 PM »
If you blokes from the Western districts swing thru Melbourne we could convoy up thru Yea and Mansfield like a couple of us did this year. The country is beautiful and the roads are fun to drive. I don't think you'd be disappointed.

We could pick up Magellan at Mansfield 👍

Food for thought ?

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Re: 2017 Corowa Swim-In & Military Vehicle Gathering
« Reply #72 on: March 23, 2017, 03:46:24 PM »
This convoy concept sounds like a great idea!  Lets think of getting a plan in place - time is on our side!

I am happy to start planning leg one (the easy part)!   ;)   Might even bring the mobile field kitchen!

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Re: 2017 Corowa Swim-In & Military Vehicle Gathering
« Reply #73 on: March 23, 2017, 06:45:42 PM »
This convoy concept sounds like a great idea!  Lets think of getting a plan in place - time is on our side!

I am happy to start planning leg one (the easy part)!   ;)   Might even bring the mobile field kitchen!

Frank

Yep I'd be in, but it would be a two day trip from Gods own country in a series. Takes me 6 1/2 hours going the most direct route, and Frank is a couple of hours further than me
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Re: 2017 Corowa Swim-In & Military Vehicle Gathering
« Reply #74 on: March 23, 2017, 06:52:23 PM »
We could RV Melbourne on Monday around lunchtime  then over night at Yea, pushing thru to Rutherglen on the Tuesday.

It would be a scenic , leisurely , drive.

It would be a lot of fun.

Mick