What a cracker day! - and we did manage to get off-road... Eighteen trucks gathered at Cornwall Park, some fully dressed, some overdressed and some with just their proper LR finery showing . Stand outs were the Hickeys and the Smiths who also got themselves dressed up all fancy too.
A good show once again for the Land Rover Club supporting Auckland Council and the NZFWDA (via The Auckland 4WD Club) for this annual event. 12 LRs! (but we may have missed one or two). Wild and windy with 6m swells and a SW'ly keeping the high tide, high.
No exciting trash finds but plenty of fish-smelly stuff and the usual bottles, plastic, rope, jandals, car seats etc.
Heading Southwards - Four "boxes" in a row: Photo!
Slippery, slidey, scarily!
Warren wasn't expecting something like this to jump out in front of him!
Well done to all our brave souls who put their vehicles on display at Queen's Wharf, over the damp Queen's Birthaday Weekend. A good show of Land Rover's best!
Kaiwaka Kaper May 11 2014
Thanks to Graeme for introducing us to this neat playpen for Land Rovers! A great time was had by all. There was something for everyone on a beautiful Autumn day.
Our very first drone shot (Thanks to Richard Ng)
A chocolate box day! - stunning Autumn weather up at South Head saw us helping DoC and Auckland Council with planting up native bushery on Te Rau Puriri Park at South Head together with other under the auspices of the NZFWDA.
There were over 1,000 seedling trees and shrubs to be planted on the hillsides - this was done in under 3 hours by some 40 volunteers, all under the watchful, and sometimes stern (!) eye of the Park Rangers..
Wow! This run produced emails such as this from Kyle: "I think that was just about the best trip I have been on so far, that was a really fun day and all the damage I managed to do was get a punture and lose a little bit more paint so I consider that pretty lucky. Hopefully Steve your diff is not to expensive. Thanks Ivan again for organising the trip and thanks Shaun and Steve for company. I hope we get to do that track again soon with a few more members from our club."
Ivan and others gave us good account of this trip - not least being Kyle's brake 'issue' which led to some moderate damage to a tree on the hill he had been climbing!
The troops preparing for the run
A definitely delectable foodie event for our club on it's 20th anniversary; with our Training Day afterwards...