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FEBRUARY 2012

06 Toperi 2011

After ages of waiting, we’ve successfully hosted another extraordinary comp.

Features 009Flipping out The best roll over shots of the Toperi weekend.

005Dunn Swamp Upcoming trip details.

Also 003Member’s Profile 010Out and About 012Members & Committee 011Notice Board

004Committee

Positon Changes in our club Committee.


o m im S h it W s d n o c e S y t Six The newsletter magazine of the Canobolas 4WD Club

CLUB PRESIDENT Stephen Price smprice232@optusnet.com.au Vice President/ Properties Officer Allan Weeks weeks25@optusnet.com.au Vice President Warren Brown warren@ix.net.au

GLENN

Treasurer/Public Officer Michael Bourke mikebourke@internode.on.net Driver Training Coordinator Matt Holgate powerfullpatrol@hotmail.com Secretary Gavin Hillier gavinhillier@internode.on.net Competition Coordinator Tony Richards toperi2@bigpond.com Trip Coordinator Glenn Gosper thegun@colourcity.com Property Officer Al Weeks weeks25@optusnet.com.au Publicity Officer Greg Simpson gregsimpson1@bigpond.com Graphic Design/Magazine Formating Nathan Simpson nathansimpson95@gmail.com

Magazine Enquires call.. Greg Simpson Publicity Officer 0415 641 343

GOSPER

This month’s featured member is our outgoing President, Glenn Gosper. Glenn has done an outstanding job as Club President over the last few years, contributing so much of his time and energy towards the club. Without Glenn, the Toperi Tough Dog Challenge would not be what it is today. Glenn was awarded Club Person of the year for 2011. Thank You mate for all the work you have done for our Club.

Member’s Name Glenn Gosper Status: Other family members Katrina, James and Hayden What’s your rig? 1978 fj40 2002 100 series landcrusier 2004 rodeo What do you do for a crust? Automotive plumber, motor mechanic Apart from 4WDing, what other hobbies do you have? Waterskiing, motorcycles What has been your best 4WD Trip ever? Cape York or crossing the Simpson Desert What is your favourite 4WD Accessory and why? All my gadgets, GPS etc, but they annoy Katrina What is your next big purchase going to be? 200 series Landcruiser. I wish What is the most valuable lesson you have learnt in life Karma is around the next corner

nathan simpson graphic design

4WD’s are better than women (or men) because: They are equal. If you treat either of them badly they will cost you later.


pRESIDENT’S

REPORT

(quoted from AGM) Firstly I’d like to welcome everyone here today. The last twelve months has gone by in a whirl. It seems that the Canobolas 4WD Club is the busiest in the state. Once again I’d like to thank this year’s Secretary and Treasurer. Nigel and Mike do a great job keeping the Club’s paper rail in order. Special thanks go’s to Simmo’s son Nathan. Nathan has done not only an outstanding job on our monthly newsletter; he has also given a fresh look to all of the Club’s posters and brochures. This years is our Club’s 10th year and today it is my pleasure to present to five of our members an appreciation plaque for being not only founding members but ten years of service to the Club. Well that’s me for this year. I’d like to thanks all the members of the Club for their support over the last two years while I have been president and wish all the best to the incoming committee. Glenn Gosper

CHANGING OF THE

GUARD

At our Annual General Meeting in November 2011, we said goodbye and thanks to the outgoing committee. Although the club is indeed a team of players who pull together and work as one - a special mention must be made of the outgoing President Glenn Gosper, and the outgoing Secretary, Nigel Hobden, who have both contributed so much to the club over the last few years. Your efforts are greatly appreciated boys, and we know you’ll continue to contribute to the club in your new roles. At the AGM all positions were vacated, and financial members of the club elected the following members to the new committee for 2012. Club President: Steve Price Vice President: Al Weeks and Warren Brown Secretary: Gavin Hillier Treasurer and Public Officer: Michael Bourke Competition Coordinator: Tony Richards Trip Coordinator: Glenn Gosper Property Officer: Al Weeks Driver Training Coordinator: Matt Holgate Publicity Officer: Greg Simpson Once again, a big thank you the outgoing committee and best of luck to the 2012 Committee!


OUR NEXT BIG TRIP!

DUNNS SWAMP Date 10th-12th Feb 2012 Contact Glenn Gosper, Gavin Hillier, Dave Chapman. As per previous years, the Canobolas 4wd club will be heading over to Dunn’s Swamp for a weekend of easy camping and relaxing. For those who haven’t been before the name doesn’t do the place justice. Swimming would be high on the list of activities but canoeing, fishing and bush walking would also be up there. Getting there is an easy 2hr drive from Orange via Rylstone, with some members heading over Friday afternoon to claim the best camp sites. Access is easy – a 4wd is not needed. This year the club will be doing some catering, using some of the proceeds from the Toperi Challenge. The club will provide meat and salad for the bbq for evening meals, and bacon and eggs/pancakes for breakfast both mornings. The club bbq will of course be in attendance. Cooks can apply on the day! If your planning on attending please let Glenn Gosper, Gavin Hillier, or Dave Chapman know ASAP with numbers, so we can organize the catering. Cheers Glenn Gosper Trip Coordinator


TOU GH D OG

2011

2011 TOPE

TOU GH DO G

R CHALLEN I G GE

TOPERI CHALLENGE

Well it has come and gone. The 2011 Tough Dog Toperi 4WD Challenge was a huge success indeed! Despite some terrible weather leading up to the event - the actual weekend turned out to be fine and sunny, so we recorded some very healthy numbers through the gate - and were treated to some fantastic four wheel drive action! In case you somehow missed it, here are the top 3 place-getters, and some terrific images captured by our club’s intrepid camera operator Nigel Hobden, and Magazine designer Nathan Simpson.


TOPERI RESULTS

1st - M. Bell & D. Bell, S. Juarez & P. Townsend Shell Harbour 4WD Club - 417 points TOU GH D 2nd - T. Barrett & M Barrett, R. Biddle & L. Harris OG Brindabella 4WD Club - 415 points

2011 TOPERI

3rd - R. McKenzie & G. Finlay. J Thompson & B. Rutton CHALLENGE ACT 4WD Club - 415 Points


TOU GH D OG

2011 TOPERI CHALLENGE

GET THE

DVD! All the thrills and spills of Toperi 2011 were expertly captured by Captcha Videography. To purchase your official DVD of Toperi, contact Marcus Chapman on 0467 244 608 or visit captchavideography.com.au


The many roll-overs of the Toperi Weekend Photos : Nigel Hobden and Nathan Simpson

TOU GH D OG

2011 TOPERI CHALLENGE

To Fl per ipp i p ing ics ou t!


t u o b A d n a Out

Please...please...don’t tell my wife! Driver inside his rolled over Hilux at Toperi 2011.


t u o b A d n a Out

Award Presentation The Canobolas 4WD Club is now 10 years old! Appropriately, the club recognised its longest-serving members at our Annual General Meeting. The following Foundation Members were presented with a plaque to commemorate their long and diligent service to the club: Warren Brown Peter and Stella Kiel Steve and Ruth Price Tony and Penny Richards Glenn and Katrina Gosper Cathy, Glenn and Ross Connolly (accepted by Chris Connolly in their absence) The following members were also presented with a plaque to commemorate Ten Years of Service: Nigel and Sue Hobden (Photos courtesy of Gavin Hillier)


d r a o B e ic t o N Trip CalendAr 10 – 12 February 2012 – Club camping trip to Dunn’s Swamp, contact Glenn Gosper, Gavin Hillier or David Chapman 15th February 2012 – Club Monthly Meeting, Kelly’s Hotel, 7pm (Member’s Draw is now $60) 18 -19th February 2012 – Brindabella Ranges Social Weekend, contact Tony Richards 26th February 2012 – Mt Airlie trip, contact Peter Kiel March 2012 – Caves to Caves trip, contact Ross Connolly 15 – 18th March 2012 – Tuff Truck Challenge, contact Tony Richards 6 - 9th April 2012 – Darling River Run, contact Tony Richards

Stella Kiel forwarded this image recently – showing our club’s new Administration Office at Toperi Park – complete with new paving and turf! Great work guys! She looks terrific!!!


Member Details

Name BOLTON Les & Leanne

Email Address

Vehicle Ford Maverick

BOURKE Michael & Beverley

lbolton64@optusnet.com.au mudgeeengineering@bigpond.com mikebourke@internode.on.net

BREARLEY Peter (Opposite Lock) BROWN Warren

BOURKE Graham & Sue

Registration

Toyata Landcruiser 80

GMB 421

Toyota Prado 120

KPT 263

pete.orange@oppositelock.com.au

Toyota Landcruiser 100

OL093

Toyata Landcruiser 80

WB 1070

BUCHANAN Brian & Elizabeth

warren@ix.net.au bancom@bigpond.net.au

Mitsubushi Pajero

BBB 003

BUCKMAN Robert & Dianne

di.and.rob@iinet.net.au

Nissan Patrol

VKQ 553

CONNOLLY Ross & GLENN Cathy

oldred83@aapt.net.au

Toyota Landcruiser 60

RC 487

CROWHURST Tony

tcroow2003@yahoo.com.au

Nissan Patrol

TCROOW

FORD Peter and Belinda

pdbjford@westnet.com.au

Ford Maverick

PF1027

GILLIES Murray & Kylie Thomas

murraygillies@hotmail.com

Toyota Prado

ZX 242

GOSPER Glenn & Katrina

thegun@colourcity.com

Holden Rodeo

GUN 005

HILLIER Gavin

gavinhillier@internode.on.net hobden@aapt.net.au powerfullpatrol@hotmail.com

Toyota Hilux

XRF 307

Holden Jackeroo

YZH 597

Nissan Patrol

MH8480

Sanyong Musso Sport

DH 1954

Toyota Hilux

VFN 890

KIEL Peter & Stella

huthy2@bigpond.com ceredig2@bigpond.com kiel6@bigpond.net.au

Toyota Landcruiser 100

XDC 929

LITTLEWOOD Stephen

stephenlittlewood@bigpond.com.au

Nissan Patrol

AZ38TN

MOURTOS Baz and Odette

bmourtis@bigpond.com

Nissan Navara

BAZ666

OLDE Bob

bobo5@optusnet.com.au

Nissan Patrol

JYA262

PLUMMER Keith & Lilian

klplu@optusnet.com.au

Nissan Patrol

KP922

PRICE Steve & Ruth

L&HOrange@hagemeyerau.com

Landrover Defender

WGE 232

RICHARDS Tony & Penny

toperi2@bigpond.com

Nissan Patrol

TR 9291

SEDDON Anthony & Nicky

anaseddon@bigpond.com

Toyota Landcruiser

WVN 819

SIMPSON Greg

gregsimpson1@bigpond.com

Toyota Prado 120

SIM 04X

Nissan Patrol

GSV 701

Toyota Landcruiser 100

AW 219

HOBDEN Nigel & Sue HOLGATE Matt & Lauren HUTHNANCE David JONES John & Silvia

STEWART Andy & Rebecca VISMAN Gordon

Gordon.Visman@det.nsw.edu.au WEEKS Allan & Suzi WEEKS Darrin WHITE Peter & Kerry

weeks25@optusnet.com.au amberwood@aapt.net.au pkcf@bigpond.com charlea2@bigpond.com.au

Toyota Prado 90 Toyota Hilux

SSJ 511

Mitsubishi Pajero

DBC 267

Toyota 4runner

BH78NO

Mitsubishi Triton

AF12CM

Stanborough Jake

jonesymag@hotmail.com peter.buchanan@au.nestle.com treen84@hotmail.com

Toyota Hilux

YGD 632

Mal Lacey

malcolm.lacey@au.nestle.com

Nissan X Trail

ML 1963

CHAPMAN David and Barbara Gosper James & Jacinta Richards Jones Ken Buchanan Peter


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