Last night in Laverton was a real hoot. It is an amazing community and their spirit and passion for their town shines through in every local. We always engage our event with the communities and everything is built on a labour of love. Meaning we get the best hospitality in the Australian bush and everywhere we go, we give a healthy boost to local communities and their fundraising projects. Lots of fun, lots of laughs, lots of memories and lots of new stories that will no doubt spin around the camp fire for many years to come.
The run through to Kalgoorlie was purpose made to be not too hard, but still provide plenty of excitement and scenery to take in. It was a great route as we wound our way down through the remote gold fields and into Kalgoorlie. Heads were spinning from left to right, cameras being held out windows and the radio full of excited chatter of all the coloured and ever-changing landscape. Once again, words cannot describe the experience. Breathtaking.
Cars are now all in Kalgoorlie and we have our entire band back together. (Well all except the boys from car 307 ‘Cane Toad’ who we miss and look forward to catching up with again soon – “G’day Boys”). Over the past few days we have had our mob stretched over hundreds of kilometres and from the first car right back to our last sweep along with a limping rally car. We never leave anyone behind and we never give up. We will do whatever it takes to keep people moving and get to the finish line. We are geared and equipped to deal with any situation, no matter how dire or hopeless it may be or appear at the time. Improvise, adapt and overcome and above all else, never say never!
Cars are filthy, battered, battle scarred and people can hear us coming from miles away. We have a lay day tomorrow and although considered a ‘day off’, every hour will be jammed full of fixing cars, cleaning gear, repairing busted bits, washing well-worn clothes and of course, looog hot showers all round.
I have now had a rally on the road for fifteen days, with five to go. Between the first week’s RBR and now the Super, it is the longest event we have ever had on the road. Twenty straight days. Loving every minute of it and these guys (every one of them) are the best of the best. Love them all and of course, everyone back home who support them. Family, friends, loved ones and significant others.
Cheers from Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Road Boss.