If you have never seen the Crackup Sisters perform, make sure you put them on your bucket list. What an hilarious night. We even had a ‘complaint’ by someone who hasn’t laughed that hard in years and is suffering from sore belly muscles today. One particular antic had 3 rally people in a zipped up, two man tent, racing to a finish line. It was a sight to be seen!
Road Boss auctioned a few items, which is always entertainment in itself, but one notable auction last night was when he almost auctioned some toys that GIVIT had bought for a local charity, so instead of auctioning the toys it was an auction NOT to sell the toys. Another great donation for GIVIT!
GIVIT presented some whitegoods and vouchers to the Winton neighbourhood centre. GIVIT got the privilege of spending up big at the local supermarket, butcher and fuel station buying up hundreds of dollars in vouchers for this donation. It is truly inspiring to hear some of the stories of the difference made by supporting local communities in this way.
We are still hunting treasure with some pretty cool hiding spots set up by the Outback Queensland Tourist Association. We’ll see who’s a winner tomorrow night at the races.
Breakfast at Winton this morning was provided by the scouts and a poet happened to be passing through town so came to entertain the rally crews. Another very funny morning to kick start the day and set the scene.
Another airplane joined us last night and will hang around literally, for a couple of days. So sixty cars, two trucks and now we have two planes in the fleet. Pretty cool sight when the RBR comes over the hill and rolls into town.
More thick bull dust and more rough tracks through to scrub through to Boulia. A few crews are choosing to cut and run into town early to preserve the car and make sure they make the finish line in Tamworth next week. The road boss Rally was never meant to be easy and the 2017 rally is certainly living up to all expectations and tradition. We are also seeing plenty of our rally spirit shine through with everyone using our rally motto, “Never say Never”. A lay-day tomorrow will be very much appreciated for those who wish to work on their cars.
Tonight at the Boulia racecourse is a Slim Dusty tribute band! Some crews are very excited while others are not so much (me-Michelle)!
All is well on the RBR front line and everyone is safe, still very excited and bursting with excitement and enthusiasm. They truly are like kids in a lolly shop. Camel Races tomorrow. No doubt another hilarious day and a breeding ground for another thousand funny stories.
- Our smallest car in the fleet, Car 18 – Jurassic Park has had a great day and no breakdowns or repairs. (First time since leaving their home town of Roxy Downs). And a special hello to Verity’s Mum, who we know is eagerly reading each update.
- Car 420 the Dameover had to do a little bit of fencing repairs as did our zero car C2. Very dusty! No troubles though. Few scratches on the duco and fence all fixed in no time.
- Car 888, Rally Rats broke a steering component. Bit of an all hands on deck road side repair and they were under way in no time.
- 753 the Jagman had to stay back in Winton to do some repairs but are underway again and will be in Boulia early tomorrow.
Once again, not a real lot of photos taken today Very busy buzzing around doing our Road Boss duties and also spent a fair bit of out road side time filming today more so that still pictures. That in its self is something to look forward to when we get a chance to edit a bit up to show you.