For the second year in a row Central Highlands 4×4 were invited to run the BBQ for the annual Opposite Lock Epping Open Day.
Visitors were treated to 20% off store-wide and other specials, direct communication and demonstrations with various suppliers, prizes and giveaways, free sausage sizzle and a guest appearance from that big ol’ sausage himself, Roothy.
All Central Highlands 4×4 club members get 5% off year round at Opposite Lock Epping, then at the end of the year OL Epping chip in another 5% worth of gifts which are then raffled off (for free) at our annual Christmas trip on the last weekend in November.
Big thanks go to Shane for supplying the BBQ, Annette and Jade for doing the bulk of the cooking, and everyone else who showed up to support the business that supports our club.
Labour Day long weekend, we had six cars in total attend the trip. Some decided to drive up on Friday afternoon despite terrible traffic through the city. Got into camp about 7:30 on sunset. In the morning went to Mt Useful and could here the second group coming up on the UHF. Others joined next morning around 11-12:00. Went around base of Trig Track went back to camp had dinner and did a night run up Steep Track, got back around 9:30pm. Next day went down to the store and up Army Track. Made way over to Deep Creek No. 1, got to the top and looked at Deep Creek 2 but the track was blocked off. Found another track onto Deep Creek 5. Went from 350m elevation up to 700m. Then headed back towards camp. Two vehicles left and one vehicle on the way out had to winch. Then everyone had an easy drive home.
Mark lead the Xmas trip to the Pyrenees, between Avoca and Ararat. Most club members hadn’t been to the area prior to the Moonamble Muster in June and so it was decided to further explore the area ourselves. Camp was based at the Glenpatrick campground, with nice open space, some shade and toilet facilities but no fresh water. Went for a drive on Saturday, Lee of all people was the only one who got stuck. There were some good tracks and everyone enjoyed the weekend. About 45-50 people attended in total with 11 cars including a guest appearance from Viv and Hoddo. Raffle was drawn and everyone received a prize.