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COROWA 2017 - REMLR OVERNIGHT ROAD RUN
« on: January 15, 2017, 08:36:12 PM »
Hi Boys,

For those of you travelling to Corowa this year I'm thinking of organising a road run to Blighty NSW.

BLIGHTY is 120km from Corowa located between Deniliquin and Berrigan on the Riverina Hwy, It's literally a pub in the middle of no where. It has a awesome beer garden and enough area to "harbour up" for the night .

Once I get some numbers of those interested I'll organise the publican to put on a breakfast the next morning.

Initial thoughts are to depart 16:00 Thursday afternoon ,overnight Blighty for beers and a feed, breakfast 08:00 Friday depart for Corowa 09:30.

I'd appreciate feed back from all attending Corowa, it would be awesome to get together. I'm conducting a recon this week and will also seek to find a back drop for a photo shoot.

What do you reckon boys ?

Cheers,

Mick
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Re: COROWA 2017 - REMLR OVERNIGHT ROAD RUN
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2017, 08:40:10 PM »
I'm in.

Leave base camp set up at the ball park and just take a swag or similar for the night
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Re: COROWA 2017 - REMLR OVERNIGHT ROAD RUN
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2017, 08:43:07 PM »
Hi Boxy,

That's it mate, Camp remains , we deploy for a overnighter 👍

Cheers,

Mick

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Re: COROWA 2017 - REMLR OVERNIGHT ROAD RUN
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2017, 09:04:44 PM »
Sounds good Mick,

Count me in as well, just had a look at the pub on the net, will be perfect!

Cheers,

Mike.

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Re: COROWA 2017 - REMLR OVERNIGHT ROAD RUN
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2017, 09:31:02 PM »
Sounds a fine idea Mick, thank you for suggesting.

The only potential time clash being that KVE have scheduled a drive to a photo shoot and BBQ spot Fri 1030  (see http://www.corowaswim-in.org/)

I'm sure that if we want to we will be able to accommodate that as well & maybe all we have to do is depart Blighty a little earlier (before it gets too hot  :) )

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Re: COROWA 2017 - REMLR OVERNIGHT ROAD RUN
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2017, 09:34:54 PM »
Hi Laurie,

Good point , and your right an easy one to work thru. Probably best to do photo shoot on the way up leaving Friday to get back for photo shoot.

Cheers,

Mick

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Re: COROWA 2017 - REMLR OVERNIGHT ROAD RUN
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2017, 08:35:50 AM »
 8) this idea sounds great.

So Thursday night and then return to Corowa for the armoured vehicle in the paddock to which we are invited?

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Re: COROWA 2017 - REMLR OVERNIGHT ROAD RUN
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2017, 08:58:54 AM »
Hi Ross,

Yes mate, we can work into other timings as we need to as Laurie pointed out.

Blighty Pub  would be a great back drop for a photo to so it should be fun. I'm up there this week and will recon refuelling options , bakery's , etc.

VMVC carriers have something going on at Yarrawonga so we could possibly check them out Thursday arvo ?

Stay tuned 😊👍

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Re: COROWA 2017 - REMLR OVERNIGHT ROAD RUN
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2017, 09:43:35 AM »
G'day Mick,

Great idea - count me in too. My plan is to go directly to Blighty from Ballarat Thursday ETA 1700hrs.

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Re: COROWA 2017 - program of activities
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2017, 10:00:43 AM »
Hi all
The next KVE newsletter will be out in a week or so and this is the program of activities.

Program of Activities:
Monday 13th: no activities planned.

Tuesday 14th March:
no activities planned.
 
Wednesday 15th March:
Visit to Baranduda School (in the morning – time to be confirmed)
Tours of Bandiana Army Museum at 10:30-12:30 and 1pm

Thursday 16th March:
10am approx (Time to be confirmed): Visit to back paddock at the Showgrounds.
10:30am – Depart for Corowa High School
2pm: trip to Corowa Wool Stores

Friday 17th March:
8-10am: KVE BBQ Breakfast
10:30am – Drive to Maurice Wilson’s property for Carrier activities. Also incorporated will be the Land Rover photo shoot and BBQ
12:15 – Land Rover photo shoot and BBQ. We have a "form up" time of 1215 for 1230 start Free entry. We are aiming to place the Land Rovers in groups according to their age. All Land Rovers are encouraged to stay until 1345 and talk about the Ex-military Land Rovers and their origins etc. Nearly all the vehicles have interesting differences and parts. A common question is "Where'd you find that?". A "story card" pertaining to the vehicle is encouraged. While that is happening the BBQs will be preparing some food and drinks.
Friday evening from 5.00pm at the Corowa Football Club
Come along from 5:00pm for a meal and enjoy a drink or two prior to our Guest speaker, Deborah Birrell and Parade briefing.
7:30pm Parade Briefing & Deborah Birrell will be the 2017 Guest Speaker. Please support the Footy Club who will be providing a 2 course meal for $20 (2 courses) and drinks.  No BYO

Saturday 18th March: Vehicles will line up at Bangerang Park from 7.30am and participate in the drive to the Corowa Showground and Racecourse where there will be a photo shoot and swap meet.
9.00am: Parade departs Bangerang Park goes up Reisling Street (the back street which is parallel to the main street, down Sanger St and at the bottom roundabout will turn right along Edwards St out to Federation Drive and onto the Corowa Showgrounds.
9.45am: Swap Meet Commences at Corowa Showgrounds
12.00MD: ensure your voting forms are submitted at the KVE Site Office at Corowa Showground/Racecourse.
12.00pm – Group photos of people associated with various forums such as the KVE, MLU and REMLR.
1.00pm – Vehicle activities down by the River in Ball Park Caravan Park and activities at the paddock behind the Showgrounds for Carriers.
Presentations: 8pm Sharp: Saturday evening at Ball Park Caravan Park Come and support the Presentations on Saturday evening. If anyone is organizing trip over the next year or two you are welcome to give a talk. Doug Draeger is planning to talk about his 2020 trip from Alice Springs to Darwin

Sunday 19th March: KVE will have a General Meeting and an AGM, 10am, at Bindaree Motel and Caravan Park, Corowa. Members and visitors are invited
Sunday evening – from 6pm there will be a meal at the RSL Club.
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Re: COROWA 2017 - REMLR OVERNIGHT ROAD RUN
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2017, 10:09:02 AM »
thanks Jan, with the available times in your list,  do we need to nominate a preferred time to visit Bandiana on the 15th ? -

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Re: COROWA 2017 - REMLR OVERNIGHT ROAD RUN
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2017, 07:27:23 AM »
Once Mick gets the approval there are more details required including nominating your preferred time to go to Bandiana.

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Re: COROWA 2017 - REMLR OVERNIGHT ROAD RUN
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2017, 11:14:10 PM »
Hi all,

I conducted a recon today , Blighty Pub is looking forward to our visit . Plenty of parking and they're happy for us to hootchie up in the beer garden.

Menu is usual pub food and they do pizza's , etc.

Our refuelling point will be the Caltex at Berrigan which has a interesting 2nd hand store next door and probably worth a look to any discerning customer.

If all those wishing to attend could let me know I'd like to lock in numbers about a week out.  Any questions please feel free to ask.

Cheers ,

Mick

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Re: COROWA 2017 - REMLR OVERNIGHT ROAD RUN
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2017, 08:10:00 AM »
Howdy Mick,

Yep me and Jack in the Falcon ute.

Cheers.
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Re: COROWA 2017 - REMLR OVERNIGHT ROAD RUN
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2017, 09:50:21 AM »
G'day Mick,

See you there late Thursday arvo in a Series 2A 109 GS. Does the pub have beer as well as food?

Rick S