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July - August 2008

TOYOTA HILUX 4WD CLUB OF VICTORIA


Club Calendar

Inside this issue of Full Bore...

Club Calendar _____________________________________________ 3 July General Meeting Minutes_________________________________ 4 July Committee meeting minutes ______________________________ 5 Mt Skene Snow Run Trip Report _______________________________ 7 Club Clothing Order Form ___________________________________ 10 Member Profile ___________________________________________ 13 Mt Sunday Snow Run Trip Report _____________________________ 14 August Committee Meeting Minutes ___________________________ 19 Club Contact Details Toyota Hilux Four Wheel Drive Club of Victoria Inc. P.O. Box 6070 Collingwood North VIC 3066. www.hiluxclub.org.au

Committee Contact Details President: Craig Fearn 0418 389 685 Vice President: Stephan Etienne 0411 335 855

Club Meetings

Secretary: Helen McEachern 0417 344 222

The third Wednesday of the month at The Leinster Arms Hotel 66 Gold St, Collingwood 3066 Starting time 8:00pm.

Treasurer: Rob Gardner 0408 646 728

Magazine Contributions Any contributions to the magazine are welcome! The deadline for inclusion is the end of the month. Email to: editor@hiluxclub.org.au Snail mail to: 11 Mordaunt Drive, Hillside 3037 Views expressed in this magazine are not necessarily those of the Toyota HiLux Four Wheel Drive Club of Victoria Inc.

Public Property Officer & Sergeant at Arms: Mathew Anderson 0413 256 551 Trip Coordinator: Stephen Bickerdike 0419 108 019 Association Delegate: Troy Garner 0409 407 031 Media Editor: Gary Fisher 0409 404 230 Editor: Paul Crossley 0404 294 302 Assistant Editor:Dale Foulkes 0417 389 679

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Club Calendar August 4th

Committee Meeting - Troys House

9th-10th

Mt Sunday Snow Run -- Rowdy

20th

General Meeting

24th

Day Run - TBA

27th

Committee Meeting - Father Flannagans

September 13th-14th

Churchill - Rowdy

17th

General Meeting - Father Flannagans Hotel

21st

Day Run—TBA

October 6th

Committee Meeting - TBA

Long Term September

Birdsville Races—Contact Rowdy if you are interested.

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July

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eting e M l nera

Meeting open at 8.05pm, 16 July, 2008

Location: The Pub

Apologies

Dale, Rob G, Griffo

Present

Danny W, Pete, Humph, Steve B, Helen, Plumber, Sam, Rowdy, Matt, Steve P, Dave F, Phil, Steph

Visitors

None

Minutes of Last Meeting

Accepted: Steph

Business Arising

None

Secretary’s Report

Incoming mail: Track Watch, 4WD Victoria Invoices, Land Rover Owners Club Mag

Outgoing Mail

None

President’s Report

Rowdy and Troy went to Assoc. meeting and spoke about fee raise. CEO said fee raise will be voted on August AGM. If this goes through the raise will be for next financial year. In future April Assoc. meeting will be for voting on annual fee increase.

Seconded: Steve

All club equipment MUST go on every trip. MUST’s are: Turfer, 1st Aid Kit, Recovery Bag. Items may go in different vehicles, they do not need to go in Trip Leaders car – as long as these items go on trip. Treasurer’s Report

Rob not present at meeting. We have approx $280 in petty cash. Approx over $2000 in bank. Assoc. fees are due. Member fees are due now.

Equipment Officer’s Report

Plumber new Equipment Officer so arrange to obtain items from him. 2 new chains have been purchased for chainsaw. Bar oil, spark plug and sprocket have also been purchased.

Association Delegate Report

Assoc. is putting fourth a motion to reduce the size of the board. Licola area is re-opening Melbourne Cup weekend. There will be training on the Track Classification Procedure. Not sure when. Parks Victoria is putting out a Travel Companion Handbook. This is aimed at 4WD persons who are not in clubs. They want to place this handbook into all new 4WD vehicles sold in Australia. Trying to obtain funding from Sports and Recreation Department from the Government. There is a new forum on the Assoc. website. You must use your real name to register – nicknames will not be permitted. Meeting went to 11.15pm

Editor’s Report

The magazine is looking good. Still haven’t received information from Paul yet, possible next week. There will be a July/August Magazine.

Media Officer’s Report

Easter 2007 video completed. List of DVD’s available on website. Let Paul know if you would like one.

Trip Co-ordinator’s Report

Snow Trip over Mt Skene is being ran by Steve B. Next committee meeting being held at Plumbers house on 4th August, 2008. Rowdy running Mt Sunday snow trip on 8th, 9th and 10th August, 2008. General meeting 20th August, 2008.

General Business

Waeco showbags available from Matt. Which is a better fridge? Waeco or Engel. We are now the caretakers of King River Hut. We are hoping to get someone out from the Huts Assoc. to better inform us of what is required. Possibility of an Aussie Disposals Store Night. Paul to find out full details.

Trip reports

Willow Grove trip report by Steve P.

Broken Vehicle Award

Rob Gardner/Steve P - 10 votes Plumber – Broken door and shovel – 7 votes.

Pull Award

Rob Gardner

Next Meeting Details

Committee meeting: Plumber’s House 4th August, 2008. General meeting: 20th August 2008.

Meeting Closed

8:50pm

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July Committee Meeting Meeting open at 8:20pm

Date 7th July 2008

Location: Rowdy’s House

Apologies:

Dave, Gary

Present:

Rowdy, Dale, Steve, Stephen, Rob, Matt, Helen, Steph, Paul, Troy, Plumber.

Minutes of last meeting:

Accepted: Paul Seconded: Matt

Secretary’s report:

Incoming mail: Aussie Disposal’s cheque, Dargo Miner’s Cottage for sale, Review mag, Trackwatch, Joe Sabo’s membership.

President’s report:

Thank you to the previous committee for all their hard work over the last twelve months, and wel come to the new 08/09 committee. There was an association meeting two weeks ago, and the issue of fee increases was raised. This will be decided upon at the AGM in August.

Treasurer’s report:

$2800 approx. Memberships to come out for association.

Equipment Officer’s report:

First aid kit at Matt’s, everything else pretty much at Rowdy’s. Spit was delivered by Doc to Humph for running repairs. Rowdy purchased a recovery bag and winch extension strap, and also so more gear for the chainsaw.

Association Delegate report:

There will be a Licola Re-Opening Festival on Melbourne Cup Weekend. The association is looking for clubs to volunteer to classify tracks in a given location. Clubs will be reimbursed.

Editor’s report:

Last mag has been emailed. There are about 4 or 5 previous mag’s to be printed and distributed. Only one or two trip reports owed. Bimonthly newsletter to come into effect shortly.

Media Officer’s report:

Rowdy has the camera, and footage of the last few trips. We have ordered an external hard drive for data to be stored.

Trip Co-ordinator’s report:

Stephen’s snow trip 26/27th July – limited to 10 people Rowdy’s snow trip 9/10th August 13/14th Sept Churchill – Rowdy Christmas is at O’Tooles 6/7th Dec

General Business:

Huts association have come back with a hut option – King Hut. Getting speaker from Huts to come to next meeting. Finding out about the discount club members will receive from Aussie Disposals. Annual return needs to be filled in, in regards what our assets are worth. Rob to go over details from last year’s return and discuss at next meeting. Social night was raised – possible location Mrs. Parma’s? Meeting location raised again – do we need a new pub? All club members are welcome to source a suitable location and bring it to the committee’s attention. A decision would be made after a visit. Criteria for a great location include: ample parking, great food, large room, close to CBD.

Next meeting details:

Committee meeting at Plumber’s house 4th August General meeting July 16th Meeting closed at: 10:25pm

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The trip began Friday night at the Black Spur pub in Narbethong for dinner. As Stephen and I rocked up last, I am writing the trip report. Our trip companions included Rowdy and his mate Ange, Plumber and Humph, Matt, and us. After dinner we headed to our camp for the night, Frenchmans Creek. Cold night, and as we had no fire an early one at that.

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taken. From Corn Hill we went down Frenchman’s creek, and across Mansfield Woods Point road. It was then on to Old Coach road and Webber spur which were pretty easy going, until we got to Black River track which proved to

moving again, until we found Rowdy having some trouble up another slippery section. After a little bit more winching for Rowdy and ourselves, we made it to the helipad only a few hundred metres up Black spur. We decided to plow on and

be more interesting than we make it to the hut on Lazarithough. As our gallant trip

nis Spur track for lunch. Af-

leader crossed the Goulburn

ter lunch we continued up

River onto Black spur we ran Lazarinis and on to the Heyinto some slight trouble. The field Jamieson road and up

We were up bright and early other side of the track was

to Mount Skene. It wasn’t

the next day, and had left

slippery and rutted, and we

long before we cam across

camp by 8:30am! As we left

got to try out our new

some lovely snow to play in…

camp, we took Cambarville

winch. We were the only

and play we did! We got

logging road up to Corn Hill,

ones who had to winch up

crossed up in the drain, but

where we were in snow by

that section. After some

after some good work got (Continued on page 10)

9:15 and lots of photos were hard work we were out and

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(Continued from page 7)

This hut was a great find:

ourselves going again.

down the end

Plumber however landed

of a dead end

himself into the bank further road and with up the road, requiring at-

a hut big

tempts by Rowdy to pull him enough for all out. After Rowdy got himself our swags to stuck trying to recover

be set up for

Plumber, the winches came

the night (except Matt who

way, but soon we were

out. It didn’t take long, and

preferred the al fresco op-

breaking fresh ground in the

we were traveling up to the

tion). We dragged a log

new snow. As we passed one

top of Skene.

down from the road and

of the lookouts, a man

started our first fire of the

jumped out in front of

weekend: glo- Rowdy’s car. He and his son rious to be

were stuck in the snow, and

warm! An un- could we please help them eventful night (by themselves – not a great of drinks,

idea). As always, our club is

good food and there to help, and they were

Unfortunately, we weren’t the only ones who had de-

good com-

soon off on their way again.

pany. We

It was then up to the top for

awoke the

more photos and snow ball

next day to

fights. As we turned around

fair weather and some over-

and headed back down the

night rain.

mountain, we came across a

cided to venture to Skene

After some de-

that Saturday. We found a

bate, we headed

place to pull over and have

back to the top of

some snow ball fights, and

Mt Skene to see if

photo opportunities. After

our rain had pro-

our fun, we kept heading

duced snow on

down the road and turned

the top. We fol-

off at Mt Sunday road, and

lowed some other

headed for our camp of

people’s tracks

Silverwater Hut.

for part of the

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group of 7 or so. It is very hard to forge new tracks in metre deep snow to allow other cars to pass. After some effort and a few rescue operations, we were clear and on our way. It’s here that we parted ways. Stephen and I continued on to Jamieson and home. The others traveled down Snake Edwards track and onwards. Judging by some of the photos on the

website, they encountered a mighty river crossing on their way. All in all, a fantastic trip. Great to see so much snow and wonderful scenery. Thanks to all who came, and see you all in the next outing. Cheers, Helen and Stephen.

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Member

Profile

Name

Stephan Etienne

Location

Bacchus Maersh

Occupation

Lawn Mower Man

Current vehicle

’96 80 series Cruiser

Previous vehicle

’85 4Runner / ’82 Hilux

Other toys

2000 ZX9R / 06 VZ Ute

Years as a Club member

6.5

First 4wd experience

1985–Trentham in a G60 Patrol

Most memorable moment

Having the 4Runner so airborne it nearly stopped on the landing

Most embarrassing moment

Showing off on a YZ 85 - Xmas 05

Worst breakage

4.5Lt engine / Right shoulder rotor cup

Favourite camp meal

Bangers and Mash (not the instant mah)

Favourite 4wd area

Vic Deserts

Most worthwhile modification Decent tyres Future modifications

Steps/Slides………. Lockers?

Best thing about the club

Rob Deane?

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Who went :Stef and Claude 80 Cruiser Rowdy and Simmo GQ ute Phil, Carly and Matt - GQ wagon Mattt - GQ shorty Troy - dual cab lux I headed of Friday arvo picking up Simmo on the way and met up with Matt on the road, a quick stop for fuel and a pie in Mansfield and we continued on to Wrens Flat. A camp site was found and cans cracked as an erection was had (tarp ) with Stef and Claude turning up shortly after, some fire wood gathered and a fire lit and a few cans latter Troy arrived with Phil’s crew 14

turning up some time latter. More merriment was had by all until the early hours of the morning. With the rain falling all night and finally stoping as we got up troy whipped up some delicious breaky san-

gas as camp was packed. The tracks where slippery to start with then turning to snow covered as we turned up to Mt Sunday. The going soon became slow with me dropping to the doors in fresh snow, the winch cable was run out and as I was Toyota Hilux Club of Victoria


winding the cable in under full load the cable snapped with the dampener doing its job. Phil tried to go around to a similar fate, with a bit of digging and some anger of the right boot he was out with Stef getting stuck and winching out using the back of my rig as an anchor, a snatch strap strung between Stef and myself and I was free. With my winch out of action Stef went up front of the group to soon be stuck again, with phil pulling him back out the decision was made to turn around with this I was turning around and lost my clutch and had

while Phil recovered Troy who had become stuck in the snow with all 4 wheels of the ground spinning freely, with every one at the bottom the call was showed his fire skills with swags being rolled out and camp was set as we sat in for a night of jocularity.

With the rain falling on the roof of made to head to Silverwater the hut we arose with Troy hut for the night. With a whipping up a pot of porridge that hit the spot as the rain turned to snow eventually it cleared and Troy Matt Simmo and myself cleared out and headed to Jamieson with Phil and Stef not far behind. With a small issue on the way we got to Jamieson were I called the RACV and organized a tow truck to get the ute home. Everyone caught up at the Mansfield bakery and then it was home ward bound. stop along the way to play to start the car in gear to move. Matt and myself con- on a hill we got to the hut Rowdy. had some late lunch, Claude tinued on down the hill

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Club Clothing Order Form Price

Item

Qty

Total

Trim Colour Size

Ladies 3/4 sleeve T-shirt

$

15.00

$

Mens short sleeve T-shirt

$

15.00

$

Needle out Polo shirt

$

25.00

$

Lightweight Pique Polo shirt

$

25.00

$

Poly fleece Vest

$

25.00

$

Contrast 1/2 zip Polyfleece Top

$

30.00

$

Splice 1/2 zip Microfleece Top

$

30.00

$

Contrast Panel Polyfleece Jacket

$

35.00

$

Chambray Long sleeve shirt

$

25.00

$

Hooded Jumper

$

35.00

$

Beanie

$

10.00

$

Trekka Waterproof Jacket

$

70.00

$

Name: Contact Number: 16

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StaySafe Pty Ltd 50-52 Merola Way Campbellfield, VIC Australia 3061 Ph: (03) 9357 8713 Fax: (03) 9357 8715

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Location: Troy’s

CO MM ITT EE

Meeting open: 8.10pm

Date: 4/08/08

Present:

Rob G, Craig, Troy, Dale, Steve P, Steph, Matt.

Apologies:

Paul C, Rob H, Dave F.

Visitors:

Peter P.

Presidents Report:

Craig and Troy attended FWDV’s 4WD Show planning meeting. Really poor attendance of club reps – 4 clubs 5 people Candice reigned from FWDV

Minutes of Previous Meeting:

Proposed: Troy

Secretary’s Report:

Troys Membership form is in the mail (just like the cheque)

Treasurers Report:

$2251.00 in bank, $343 in petty cash

ME ET IN G

Seconded: Matt

Association fees Due $19.80 + $7.50 per member Equipment Officers Report:

Equipment out at the moment, due to be returned after weekends trip.

Association News:

September is the AGM New forum on their website Email about track classification MVO access Hawthorn Bridge rebuild has been prioritized thanks to FWDV.

Editors Report:

Steph picked up all Mag material from Croz and had a quick tutorial on MS Publisher. Trip Reports and material needed for Mag.

Media Officer:

2 DVD’s available at next meeting 1 DVD with 1 trip and 1 DVD with 3 trips on it.

Trip Coordinators Report:

As per Website.

General Business:

4WD show 23rd – 26th Oct. – cost last year was $132. Should be approx the same this year? – Is the club interested in setting up and effectively manning the stand this year? Guest Speaker for September, Rod McCarthy from Bullivants. Discussion – Discounted Membership for Committee Members. Thanks Again to Ken Goods from Waeco for supplying the WAECO Showbags.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FORSYTHE FAMILY ON THE BIRTH OF THEIR SECOND CHILD FLYNN ALEXANDER FORSYTHE Meeting Closed:

9.30pm

Next Meeting:

Moved forward due to Birdsville Races Wed 27th August at Father Flannagans Irish Pub 8.00 pm Cnr Alexandra Pde + Smith St Collingwood

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