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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4755 on: February 12, 2015, 04:14:09 PM »
All you guys are wondering whats going on and making jokes about how little the colonel says......
 

here's a transcript of our email with me trying to work out when we are leaving for the salt....blood from a stone  I tells ya.

On 2/11/2015 7:53 PM, I wrote:
what day do you want to leave for the salt?

Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 20:03:12 +1100
From: grumm441@interwebby.com
To: fourdoorshitbox@worldwidewobbly.com
Subject: Re: Skype call summary

Good question
Are you going by your self?
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On 2/11/2015 8:34 PM, James Stewart wrote:
No, I thought I was coming with you?


OK






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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4756 on: February 12, 2015, 07:39:56 PM »
We know one thing.

You guys are really close. :-D

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4757 on: February 12, 2015, 09:53:32 PM »
Speculating.  Qantas has my e-mail address, and they keep sending me these beautiful pictures of the Sydney Opera House, with welcoming invitations to get away.

Of course, Sydney holds little interest for me.

So, if someone were sick of the cold in the northern tier of the United States, and wanted to hire a car and go to Gairdner, would it make more sense to fly into Melbourne, or Adelaide?

Or would rental restrictions be so severe that if one's final destination were known, one would be laughed out of the kiosk?

Again, speculating, but for little more than the cost of a room at Speedweek for 7 days equaling round trip air fare, I think this weather might be turning me into a flight risk.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4758 on: February 12, 2015, 10:12:36 PM »
No worry's mate.   :-D

Sounding more Australian every day
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4759 on: February 12, 2015, 10:27:42 PM »
Speculating.  Qantas has my e-mail address, and they keep sending me these beautiful pictures of the Sydney Opera House, with welcoming invitations to get away.

Of course, Sydney holds little interest for me.

So, if someone were sick of the cold in the northern tier of the United States, and wanted to hire a car and go to Gairdner, would it make more sense to fly into Melbourne, or Adelaide?

Or would rental restrictions be so severe that if one's final destination were known, one would be laughed out of the kiosk?

Again, speculating, but for little more than the cost of a room at Speedweek for 7 days equaling round trip air fare, I think this weather might be turning me into a flight risk.

Probably cheapest to fly into Melbourne. However car hire is much of a much and Adelaide eliminates 900miles of round trip...

You know you'd be welcome everywhere you went, we can fit you in the Casa del Canvas, vertically, or horizontally.

You could claim it as research on your tax return, you can investigate sound hire opportunities.

Actually on second thoughts you don't need to hire a car. Simon will be driving in in a campervan which he'll be picking up from the airport., then you can camp with us.....so,

GET A TICKET
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4760 on: February 13, 2015, 01:13:37 AM »
Does the Midget invitation have anything to do with you needing a bodyguard Goggs?

Like Jim said,,BUY A TICKET ! the Casa del Canvas has access to the lakeside camp's only HOT SHOWER , just save your esky water after the beer melts the ice (pre chill the next day's hot beers with it 1st)
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4761 on: February 13, 2015, 01:22:13 AM »
Does the Midget invitation have anything to do with you needing a bodyguard Goggs?

Like Jim said,,BUY A TICKET ! the Casa del Canvas has access to the lakeside camp's only HOT SHOWER , just save your esky water after the beer melts the ice (pre chill the next day's hot beers with it 1st)

What he said.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4762 on: February 13, 2015, 06:21:23 AM »


So, if someone were sick of the cold in the northern tier of the United States, and wanted to hire a car and go to Gairdner, would it make more sense to fly into Melbourne, or Adelaide?

Or would rental restrictions be so severe that if one's final destination were known, one would be laughed out of the kiosk?



I'd rent a Chevrolet Malibu - - I've heard their rental cars are pretty fast-- 140 mph on slippery roads! You might even be able to set a Production Class record.
Read this article that was posted in a local newspaper a few days ago.
http://www.novanewsnow.com/News/Regional/2015-02-10/article-4038370/Man-charged-after-226-km-h-drive-in-rented-car-on-icy-Nova-Scotia-road/1
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4763 on: February 13, 2015, 02:46:37 PM »


So, if someone were sick of the cold in the northern tier of the United States, and wanted to hire a car and go to Gairdner, would it make more sense to fly into Melbourne, or Adelaide?

Or would rental restrictions be so severe that if one's final destination were known, one would be laughed out of the kiosk?



I'd rent a Chevrolet Malibu - - I've heard their rental cars are pretty fast-- 140 mph on slippery roads! You might even be able to set a Production Class record.
Read this article that was posted in a local newspaper a few days ago.
http://www.novanewsnow.com/News/Regional/2015-02-10/article-4038370/Man-charged-after-226-km-h-drive-in-rented-car-on-icy-Nova-Scotia-road/1


Couple of things here. We're in South South Canada, actually no, we're in Australia which is a bit south of there. Anyhow, I read with interest the mounties claim that the man was travelling at 226km/h as I have a Malibu as my work car. There are only two possible ways this could go. Either, there is a decimal point missing somewhere or the Malibu they are talking about is a whole different animal. The 2.4l fwd 4 cylinder automatic that I drive feels "sprightly" up to 125km/h but 226km/h I think not.

Carry on.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4764 on: February 13, 2015, 06:26:22 PM »
As a bit more of an off-track comment, last September at the Shootout there was an FIA guy driving a rental Camaro.  I don't know Camaro models well enough to tell you the style of car he was driving - other than he had got it from a rental agency when he landed somewhere out west.  Just for the heck of it -- 'cause there was some time available before the next run -- he ran it through the traps.  Twice.  As I remember he got a pair of timing slips at about 155 mph.  Stock, hey?  And without a tweak to a speed limiter or whatever might be in the car.

Or at least, so he stated. :roll:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4765 on: February 13, 2015, 09:04:42 PM »
As a bit more of an off-track comment, last September at the Shootout there was an FIA guy driving a rental Camaro.  I don't know Camaro models well enough to tell you the style of car he was driving - other than he had got it from a rental agency when he landed somewhere out west.  Just for the heck of it -- 'cause there was some time available before the next run -- he ran it through the traps.  Twice.  As I remember he got a pair of timing slips at about 155 mph.  Stock, hey?  And without a tweak to a speed limiter or whatever might be in the car.

Or at least, so he stated. :roll:

This is from the Car Connection website.

At the top of the performance ladder is the ZL1 coupe and convertible. With their supercharged, 580-hp version of the 6.2-liter (with either transmission) and the magnetic shocks found in the Corvette and some Cadillacs, it not only provides near-supercar numbers (0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds, a top speed of 184 mph); it's also affordable, considering that, at about $60k.

Even more affordable is the new-for-2014 Camaro Z/28. With a focus on track capability, the Z/28 takes after the original 1960s models, and not the later '70s and '80s ones carrying that nomenclature. In it, a 7.0-liter V-8 makes 500 horsepower and 470 lb-ft. There's no standard A/C, and all Z/28s have a six-speed manual gearbox, but the design saves 100 pounds overall in weight. Spool-valve dampers, stiffer spring rates, and special Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires all add to the track chops.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4766 on: February 14, 2015, 07:37:57 PM »


So, if someone were sick of the cold in the northern tier of the United States, and wanted to hire a car and go to Gairdner, would it make more sense to fly into Melbourne, or Adelaide?

Or would rental restrictions be so severe that if one's final destination were known, one would be laughed out of the kiosk?



There's a 38 Chev Coupe on here somewhere that runs faster than that!. :evil:

Maybe the Malibu was a "sleeper"?. Canadian's have a sense of humour too. :-D
Peter Jack can testify.

I'd rent a Chevrolet Malibu - - I've heard their rental cars are pretty fast-- 140 mph on slippery roads! You might even be able to set a Production Class record.
Read this article that was posted in a local newspaper a few days ago.
http://www.novanewsnow.com/News/Regional/2015-02-10/article-4038370/Man-charged-after-226-km-h-drive-in-rented-car-on-icy-Nova-Scotia-road/1


Couple of things here. We're in South South Canada, actually no, we're in Australia which is a bit south of there. Anyhow, I read with interest the mounties claim that the man was travelling at 226km/h as I have a Malibu as my work car. There are only two possible ways this could go. Either, there is a decimal point missing somewhere or the Malibu they are talking about is a whole different animal. The 2.4l fwd 4 cylinder automatic that I drive feels "sprightly" up to 125km/h but 226km/h I think not.

Carry on.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4767 on: February 15, 2015, 03:17:45 PM »
We have to speed when we're overseas

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A 28-year-old man from Sydney driving a Chevrolet Malibu – a rental vehicle – was stopped and charged with stunting. His rental vehicle was then towed and impounded for seven days.The man’s licence was automatically suspended for seven days and, if convicted, he faces a fine of $2,418.95.

If we did that here, he would have been arrested and held until a court date could be found. His car would have been impounded for a minimum of 30 days and he would have had his license cancelled on the spot for minimum 12 months, which is what you get for 30 over the speed limit here.
They start enforcement at 3 kmph over the speed limit.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/law-order/veteran-police-officer-phil-wild-will-not-face-inquiry-despite-publicly-raising-concerns-over-victoria-police-speed-crackdown/story-fni0fee2-1226849669421?nk=7783c10b4e836e87f48cd52a0343bb38

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4768 on: February 15, 2015, 04:10:20 PM »
We have to speed when we're overseas

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A 28-year-old man from Sydney driving a Chevrolet Malibu – a rental vehicle – was stopped and charged with stunting. His rental vehicle was then towed and impounded for seven days.The man’s licence was automatically suspended for seven days and, if convicted, he faces a fine of $2,418.95.

If we did that here, he would have been arrested and held until a court date could be found. His car would have been impounded for a minimum of 30 days and he would have had his license cancelled on the spot for minimum 12 months, which is what you get for 30 over the speed limit here.
They start enforcement at 3 kmph over the speed limit.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/law-order/veteran-police-officer-phil-wild-will-not-face-inquiry-despite-publicly-raising-concerns-over-victoria-police-speed-crackdown/story-fni0fee2-1226849669421?nk=7783c10b4e836e87f48cd52a0343bb38

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Soon they're going to start investigating people for jeopardising state revenue by travelling under the speed limit.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4769 on: February 16, 2015, 03:59:19 AM »
Apparently, in this state of regulation, we have to travel in a uniform manner at precisely the speed limit
Or else
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