Road Trip – Day 5

The road to Winton was still closed – and not likely to re-open today.

So….

A fifteen hundred odd km detour – back to Emerald and up to the old gold town of Charters Towers. This is a grand old town – full of beautiful old buildings.

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Whilst the roads were open – they have had good rainfall recently

The Belyando River at Belyando Crossing
The Belyando River at Belyando Crossing

Road trip – Day 4

Well – our stay in Longreach has been extended as the road North West to Winton is flooded.

This gave us the opportunity to visit the Stockmans Hall of Fame

Jan made a new friend - all 1000kg of him
Jan made a new friend – all 1000kg of him
"The Ringer"
“The Ringer”

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The day before – I also visited the Qantas Founders Museum

Douglas DC-3
Douglas DC-3
Boeing 707
Boeing 707
PBY Catalina
PBY Catalina
Boeing 747
Boeing 747
Boeing 747
Boeing 747

 

 

Road trip – Day 2

After an overnight stop in Roma, it was on to Longreach.

Wattle slab hut in Roma
Wattle slab hut in Roma

They have has some good rain here and the countryside was very green

Streets in Roma are ligned with Bottle trees in memory of Soldiers who died in WW1
Streets in Roma are lined with Bottle trees in memory of Soldiers who died in WW1
A coldie at the Wellshot Hotel Ilfracombe
A coldie at the Wellshot Hotel Ilfracombe
A hut made of kerosene drums - Morven
A hut made of kerosene drums – Morven
An outdoor machinery museum stretches for 1000m through Ilfracombe
An outdoor machinery museum stretches for 1000m through Ilfracombe
A WW2 Stuart tank converted into a bull-dozer
A WW2 Stuart tank converted into a bull-dozer
Green grass as far as the eye can see
Green grass as far as the eye can see

All American Day – Lakeside 2016

1978 Corvette - in the 25th Aniv colour scheme
1978 Corvette – in the 25th Aniv colour scheme

Brisbane weather was at its best on Sunday which guaranteed a large turn-out at Lakeside Park Raceway.

Thunderbirds – Are Go……..

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1970 Mustang
1970 Mustang
A big block Corvette with side-pipes - LOUD...
A big block Corvette with side-pipes – LOUD…

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A '66 Shelby GT 350H
A ’66 Shelby GT 350H
'62 Corvette
’62 Corvette
'66 Big Block Corvette
’66 Big Block Corvette

 

 

 

 

McLeans Bridge Classic Car Show

Robert and I dusted of the BMW and went down to the 2016 McLeans Bridge classic car show. This year it was held within the rifle range complex at Belmont. A great venue with plenty of space to see the cars.

My Pick?

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A toss up between a British racing green E-Type Jaguar

and a Porsche Carrera 2.7 RS touring

Porsche Carrera 2.7 RS - probably the most valuable at the show
Porsche Carrera 2.7 RS – probably the most valuable at the show

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