The Finke Desert Race

Submitted: Tuesday, May 03, 2016 at 17:14
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hi all ,
just curious ,whos goin to the Finke Race ? an after that I,m heading for Broome to meet some friends an off to enjoy the Kimberlies , how good is retirement ??
cheers mechpete
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Reply By: LAZYLUX16 - Tuesday, May 03, 2016 at 20:17

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 at 20:17
Hi mechepete I used to drive up and down the Finke race track quite often but not racing mind u didnt stop me from trying .I was working there for awhile .Just wondering which track you using to get to W.A.I am thinking going to Rudall River NP WA . so need to go Gary Junction road. Have driven Tanami track many times and funny never heard of the GJR...People have said its a better drive and more scenic...cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - mechpete - Tuesday, May 03, 2016 at 20:24

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 at 20:24
gooday Lazylux16
I,m just going to travel the Tanami rd as I,m travelling by myself as single 4wd an 1 up ,
cheers mechpete
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Follow Up By: LAZYLUX16 - Tuesday, May 03, 2016 at 23:58

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 at 23:58
What ya driving Mechpete.Might see ya around the Kimbereleys.Just wondering did you grow up in Shepparton I know family from there similar age to you cheers .
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Follow Up By: Member - mechpete - Wednesday, May 04, 2016 at 08:03

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 at 08:03
laxylux ,
yeh mate Shepp boy ,born an bred ,don,t hold it against me lol
driving a white GQ coil cab with blue canvas on the canopy an side awning
cheers , who is the family you know ?
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Follow Up By: LAZYLUX16 - Wednesday, May 04, 2016 at 12:03

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 at 12:03
Hi Mechpete No will not hold that against you perhaps the Nissan yes ha ha ha .My friends name is Petrovic and her maiden name Bolton .being a Mechanic you must know ya vehicles .I just been Landcruiser man since 18 when I worked in Oil exploration .Bought a 60s petrol and then 80s petrol and now ended up in Diesel Hilux .I do prefer now the Landcruisers but hopefully this Hilux will see me through for long time touchwood.Never done any offroad work in it though so bit aprehensive going bush.So hopefully it will do the trick ...cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Thursday, May 05, 2016 at 09:54

Thursday, May 05, 2016 at 09:54
mechpete : do you know this bloke .....alan roe automotive ??

you should ask him about the finke desert race , A true champion of the finke !!

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Follow Up By: Member - mechpete - Thursday, May 05, 2016 at 10:42

Thursday, May 05, 2016 at 10:42
Yep i know him .his wife used to go to school with my x wife . He has always been in to
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Reply By: mountainman - Tuesday, May 03, 2016 at 21:51

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 at 21:51
Get into Alice early and see the scrouteneering.
its a good night and packed house.
enjoyed the crew trucks and 4x4 thannthe endless number of bikes.
watched the race.
try and camp near the track as it can take hours from cars to go to see bikes go on the track
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Reply By: aussiedingo (River Rina) - Wednesday, May 04, 2016 at 18:50

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 at 18:50
G'day mechpete,
as a first Fink timer what would be the ideal process to see the race - first arrival - viewing - camping - overall!
advice would be appreciated
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Wednesday, May 04, 2016 at 18:54

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 at 18:54
Hi

Check out the website - appears to have info on questions asked.

Finke Desert Race

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I sent one final shout after him to stick to the track, to which he replied “All right,” That was the last ever seen of Gibson - E Giles 23 April 1874

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Reply By: aussiedingo (River Rina) - Wednesday, May 04, 2016 at 19:58

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 at 19:58
thanks mechpete, the site tells you what they want you to know, I am asking from someone (members), anyone, who has been there to comment in real experiencing their time there, thanks
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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Wednesday, May 04, 2016 at 20:28

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 at 20:28
G'day aussiedingo : best fun you will have with your clothes on ......lol

camping 200 k's of it just find a good spot , somewhere you can see for a long distances . most ~ haha of the wollys camp in the 1st section from the start ....

scrutineering is where you can have a good look at cars & bike ...dont 4get your coat . Prologue for a warm up .....

A very large number of people will be camping along the track so get in early .
dont expect to get out in a hurry afterwards !!!

P.S it will be COLD !!!
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Wednesday, May 04, 2016 at 22:24

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 at 22:24
Hi

The website actually tells you what you "need" to know - could be classified as what they "want" you to know but they could be the same thing.....from the website...

"Camping Along The Track

Please Note: NO Camping is allowed at the Finke Desert Race Start/Finish line. Saturday is commonly when most campers will head down the track to set up camp for the weekend. All campers are asked to make a gold coin donation to the Finke Desert Race Inc for the pleasure of staying out under the stars.

Camping is allowed anywhere throughout the whole 220km course, at your own risk.

There are many things to bear in mind:

Camping Fees

If you are camping along the Finke track, the majority of the land is private property. If you intend to camp between the start line and Ewaninga rail siding, you may incur a fee. The landholder has the right to do this. If you are unhappy with this, please direct your enquiry to the landholder who will be clearly identified.

The Finke Desert Race Club conducts the race on other people’s property and has no control over camping fees. We ask that all campers respect the land they are camping on and bring back any rubbish."

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