Tuesday, February 5, 2013

How far will you be travelling ...



Yes, this is a big picture but the big picture here is that we are headed to Australia in October. We plan on catching up with family and in particular, with my elderly Mom (Mum) who we haven't seen since late 2009.

If you read my latest post to Buckle-Up-Travel,
On the road, again! Again? you can just make out this map, turned sideways under Margo's drink. We were unable to rent Corvettes so instead, we have rented the longer wheelbase version of the Aussie V8 Supercars - a V8 Statesman built on the venerable V8 Commodore station wagon.

While in Australia, we will (unfortunately) miss both V8 Supercar events held in Bathurst and on the Gold Coast but plan on driving “parade laps” around both circuits as they utilize public roads and are open to the public at large to drive. And yes, we will pick up the mandatory “track decals” so beloved by many and sure to raise an eyebrow or two when affixes to the rear window of our Vettes. Alongside similar decals we picked up from our time in 2010 on Germany’s famous Nurburgring – check out the earlier post to Buckle-Up-Travel,
Respect the ‘Ring!

For those who haven’t seen the latest copy of Vette magazine, starting on page 58 there is the article, Beauties by the Beach where a bevy of Corvettes are on display across several public car parks adjacent to North Wollongong beach, Australia. All modified to drive on the left – with the steering wheel on the. As we look forward to our trip back to Oz, we sure hope we have the opportunity to check out as many Vettes as we can … and I have to wonder, how many of them will be as modified as ours! Likely, most of them, I suspect!  

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