History and other info.

Johnny and Gwenda Coombe were long time members of our club. Some of you may remember their black 65 and mauve 66 Mustangs. Johnny was a genuine outback trucker and in 2016 was inducted into the "Australian Transport Hall of Fame" in Alice Springs.

He also loved those 4X4 bush trips with some of us blokes and on one of those occasions, suggested we have a big camp fire night at his ranch at Annadale.

All in favour and the job was done. So successful was the event that we said "let's do it again next year", and we did.

Then in what seemed like the blink of an eye we lost Johnny. Simply taken by the big "C". Gone but not forgotten.

In rememberance of Johnny and in support of Gwenda, it has been proposedthat this be an annual eventfor the club.

We know that it may not be everyone's cup of tea, but if you are interested in the 2018 event, here are the details:-

Getting There:  Follow the Sturt Highway from Truro to Blanchetown. About 1-2 Km east of the Sedan turn off (half way house corner) turn right onto Schilling Road (BVFC signs at corner), follow dirt road for about 1 Km. and look for the Fire.

What To Bring: Deck chair, BYO drinks and your choice of meat for the barbie (BBQ provided). Sweets will be provided by bush chefs,using campovens. Some warm clothes.

Camping:  If you are staying the night consider a tent, sleeping bag or swag, a caravan or camper trailer, the back seat of your car, ute or station wagon or trailer. Under a tree is not recommended.

Time:  TBA but normally July or August. You can start rolling in anytime after 2.00pmon Saturday.

Further Details: Contact BVFC Committee.

This years event (2017) took place on the 12/13th August and was attended by approx. 25 members with a few staying overnight and feeling the cold in the early morning but after a hearty breakfast, started to thaw out.


Coombe's Camp Out, Camp Fire and Camp Ovens
13 Nov 2017 00:51

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