Tornado_ALIVE's Amarok

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Tornado ALIVE
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Re: Tornado_ALIVE's Amarok

Unread post by Tornado ALIVE » February 19th, 2016, 8:27 pm

High Country here we come..... Some fun with the Amarok Club of Victoria.

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Unread post by Tornado ALIVE » February 21st, 2016, 7:40 pm

Unfortunately I broke two ABS sensors before Billy Goats Bluff...... Lost ABS, Traction control, speedo, odometer and some loss of power. I didn't feel like it was worth the risk continuing (will be another run in the future) so parked the Rok up at the top of the Pinnacles and ran shotgun with Sam and Eric.

Great track, pretty steep and spectacular views despite the heavy cloud. You really don't want to go over the edge at the top :-o. There was still renamance of a Patrol that recently rolled down one of the wider sections with a wheel and a tail shaft on the side of the track as a freindly reminder to respect the tracks.

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Unread post by Tornado ALIVE » February 21st, 2016, 7:46 pm

broken sensor

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Xmas tree on the dash

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Billy Goat Bluff Track..... View from the Hellipad

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Don't look down :o

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Start of day two. This is where I had to unfortunately say goodby to the group and head home.

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Unread post by BigDutchy » February 21st, 2016, 9:05 pm

Is Billy Goat Bluff one way traffic?

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Unread post by Tornado ALIVE » February 21st, 2016, 9:25 pm

As far as I know, she is 2 way........ Just don't take option 3!

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Unread post by BigDutchy » February 22nd, 2016, 1:04 pm

There is not even room for option 2.....But I would love to drive it!

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Unread post by Tornado ALIVE » June 24th, 2016, 8:25 pm

Time to start packing..... Then off to rock Big Red with Jimmy :D

5 Amaroks from the Amarok Club of Victoria will be heading North, meeting up with up to 20 other Amaroks from all around Australia. We will then be convoying to Birdsville and Big Red.

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Should be a few others who can sing as well :D

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Unread post by buffer » June 24th, 2016, 10:40 pm

Was too late for tickets, but will be there at Birdsville anyway. Will keep an eye out for the Rok. Have a great time.
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Unread post by Tornado ALIVE » July 12th, 2016, 9:25 pm

Over nearly the last 2 weeks, we travelled to and enjoyed the Big Red Bash in Birdsville, also tacking Big Red. This trip was organised by Pat Callinan’s Unsealed 4x4 Team and we travelled in a convoy of 25 Amaroks.

It’s always great running with the ACV crew and was great meeting other Amarok owners from around Australia. I am looking forward to meeting some of them again on future trips. A big thanks also to Tim Stanners and the Unsealed 4x4 crew for organising and co-ordinating the event along with VGA and Ben Tiebels from VGA for supporting the Amarok convoy.

Below was our schedule and commentry of our trip.

Day 1 – Melbourne to Mildura
Day 2 – Mildura to Silverton and Broken Hill
Day 3 – Broken Hill (after meeting the ACV crew) to Cameron Corner via Packsaddle and Tibooburra
Day 4 – Cameron Corner (Joined up with the Unsealed 4x4 Convoy) to Innamincka
Day 5 – Innamincka to Cadelga Ruins
Day 6 – Cadelga Ruins to Birdsville

Day 7 – Birdsville
Day 8 – Birdsville
Day 9 – Birdsville
Day 10 – Birdsville

Day 11 – Birdsville to Marree
Day 12 – Marree to Hahndorf
Day 13 – Hahndorf to Melbourne


Silverton Hotel and the Mad Max Beetle

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Silverton Ruins

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Mad Max Museum

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Mad Max Museum – Ford Coupe paining on the side of the wall

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Silverton car art

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Unread post by Tornado ALIVE » July 12th, 2016, 9:26 pm

Meeting up with the ACV convoy on the outskirts of Broken Hill, bound for Tibooburra

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Packsaddle Roadhouse

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Departing Packsaddle

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Sambo taking off after departing Packsaddle (road runway strip)

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ACV Convoy at Tibooburra. Waited an additional hour for the Unsealed 4x4 Convoy unsure if they made it through road closures. Could not contacted them so we pushed out at 2pm bound for Cameron Corner.

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Unread post by Tornado ALIVE » July 12th, 2016, 9:26 pm

ACV convoy Arriving at Cameron Corner

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Rozelle sitting in 3 States (QLD, NSW, SA)

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Jacqlyn sitting in 3 States (QLD, NSW, SA)

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Welcoming in the Unsealed 4x4 Convoy into Cameron Corner (NSW and QLD convoys) a few hours behind the ACV convoy

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Cameron Corner Roadhouse

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Enjoying the fire at Cameron Corner

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‘ACV Big Red Bashers 2016’ decal fitted

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Lining up to depart Cameron Corner

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Not before a plane lands though.

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Nearly took out 3 x Roos

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Unread post by Tornado ALIVE » July 12th, 2016, 9:27 pm

On the way to Innamincka

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Made camp at Innamincka and enjoyed the entertainment of vehicles getting bogged in the camp site. Patrol recovered, no sooner did I pull him out another two vehicles came charging into the same area full noise with camper trailers on and got bogged as well.

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Not a welcoming site as we prepared to leave Innamincka bound for Birdsville.

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We had word that Arraburry Road may open later in the morning so the convoy headed out on Innamincka Road and waited at the track intersection awaiting word. At 11am, Arraburry Road was opened and the convoy continued.

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A quick stop via Cordillo Downs Shearing shed which in the 1880’s was considered the largest sheering shed in Australia and set a record for shearing 85,000 sheep in a season.

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Due to the late start, the convoy was unable to make it to Birdsville as planned so we camped at Cadelga Ruins for the night

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The next day, the convoy grouped for departure to Birdsville.

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Unread post by Tornado ALIVE » July 12th, 2016, 9:28 pm

Setting up camp at Birdsville

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Airing down at Big Red

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This pic gives a little perspective as to how big, Big Red is.

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The easier track

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One of the more difficult tracks. Popped the bead of the tyre running 12psi after hitting a rut but managed to re-inflate.

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Unread post by Tornado ALIVE » July 12th, 2016, 9:29 pm

And again

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Airborne…….

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And the tougher tracks. I just could not get over this one. Had the front wheels over the top but must have been bellying out due to ramp over angle.

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Birdsville Bakery….. Had to be there at 6.30 open to have any chance of getting bread. All bread was gone daily by 7.00am.

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Little Ro-Ro got to meet Alice the Camel :D She had been asking all trip to meet Alice.

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Home via Marree

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It was a little wet.

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Unread post by Tornado ALIVE » July 12th, 2016, 9:30 pm

Even in the outback, I can track down a yacht club

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Marree

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Tom Kruse’s (Not the actor) Royal Mail Truck

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Camels heading to the Marree Races

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Camping at the Farina Ruins just south of Marree

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Flinders Ranges on the way south from Farina Ruins

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The last night we had enough of camping in the tent (Cold…. Ice between the fly and tent) so we decided to live it up and book ourselves into some hard cover accommodation at Hahndorf. Time to celebrate before making the final dash back to Melbourne.

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