Third Annual 4WD WEEKEND in WHYALLA

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WHYALLA & DISTRICTS 4WD CLUB INC
Presents the third annual

4WD WEEKEND in WHYALLA
1st, 2nd & 3rd October, 2005

The 4WD Weekend in Whyalla is a fun, non competitive event designed to bring 4WD clubs from all over South Australia together for the interest we share and to showcase Whyalla and its surrounding areas.
This event is open to all financial members of the South Australian 4WD association. For Insurance purposes all weekend participants must be financial members of an SAAFWDC Club, and register this event with your Club as a Club Trip. Members of Affiliated interstate Clubs are also welcome to attend

Fees
Registration prior to 30th August 2005 will be $60 per vehicle, after this date the registration fee will be $80, this fee includes camping at the Whyalla show grounds. Early registration prize _Affordable_Storage_Drawers.aspx will be detailed in the next flyer

Accommodation
Camping is available at the Whyalla Show Grounds, with toilets and showers provided.
Whyalla has a very good variety of Caravan Parks, Hotels and Motels. For any further information on these please contact the Whyalla tourist information centre on 8645 7900

Registration times
Early bird registration will be accepted up to 30th August 2005 with info packs distributed on arrival. Clubs that register early will have the option to camp as a club in an allocated area, please nominate on the registration form.
Event weekend Registration will start from midday on Friday 31st Sept and until Saturday morning 1st Oct, registration will be at the Whyalla show grounds.

Activities
Activities will run from Friday night until Monday afternoon.
Bookings for the activities will be on the boards in the Administration area.
All Activities will start from the Whyalla show grounds.
When you put your name down for an activity, please note who the trip leader is because more than one group/trip will be leaving at one time.
Please note that most of the Activities are set for Dual range vehicles. Please talk with trip leaders for suitability of your vehicle if it doesn’t meet this criteria.

Activities include:

“Get to know your GPS”
General get to know your GPS session, will be scheduled prior to Navigation Challenges, will run for approximately 1hr, please bring manuals, Data cables etc
Session consisting of:
- Introduction.
- Datum’s, coordinates and maps.
- Navigation screens and differences.
- Main user functions
- Man over board function/waypoints
- Project/input a waypoint.
- Why connect to a PC?
- OziExplorer introduction.

“Night Navigation Challenge”
Register your team at the showgrounds and receive a starting time. Teams should be ready 15 minutes before their start time and will be given a list of co-ordinates.
UHF Radio Channels will be allocated to each team.
For safety reasons all vehicles must have a rear facing spotlight/floodlight and a hand held spotlight/powerful torch. All vehicle lights to be in good working order
Only Dual Range vehicles will be permitted due to some very steep Ascents and Descents.
This is NOT a competitive event. It is designed to test your navigation, route planning and 4WDing skills.

“Mt. Laura Circuit”
A circuit around the Mt. Laura area involving some steep ascents and descents including “Andrew’s Canyon”. This circuit will test the advanced skills of driver and vehicle. High clearance dual range vehicles only. Driver advice can be provided on request.

“Tagalong tours”
Tagalong tours will consist of short (2-3 hour) and long (4-5 hour) trips. The short tours will depart at 9am and 2pm on Saturday and again at 9am and 2pm Sunday.

The long tours will depart at 10am Saturday and again on Sunday. There will be a stop for lunch on route.

All tours will return in ample time for people to attend the other activities.

The tours will travel along scenic tracks surrounding the Whyalla area and Middleback ranges and will include varying degrees of difficulty depending on the tour.

On Monday morning there will be some extra short (1-2 hour) tours departing at 9am which be aimed more at points of interest rather than 4WD challenges.

“Andrews Canyon”
A steep rocky and very challenging hillside gully, where there is plenty of room for spectators and drivers alike. This was a huge hit last year and with 12 months of wear and tear it will only get better (worse?!)!

Camp-oven Cooking competition”
A Camp-oven cooking competition and cooking display will be held on the Sunday evening, with the competition being judged by a team of local business people and Whyalla city council dignitary’s. Camp-oven cooking competition proudly sponsored by Bobs Home Hardware and Great outdoors. Further details in the next flyer

Activity timing

Friday afternoon:
Registration, set-up campsites.

Saturday:
Registration continues.
Short and long tagalong tours will be departing in the morning with further short tagalong tours in the afternoon.

There will also be an option to do a quick GPS refresher in preparation for the navigation event, and various trader displays will be staged during the afternoon.
After dinner we will be running the night-time GPS challenge. Or for those that would rather take it easy and recap on the day there will be a social Bonfire

Sunday:
On Sunday, there will be a similar selection of trips to those run on Saturday. This will allow groups to do up to four tagalong tours in the two days.
We will also be running the Mount Laura Circuit during the day for those looking for some challenging driving. For Sunday afternoon we are planning a short excursion to 'Andrews Canyon' a steep rocky and very challenging hillside gully, where there is plenty of room for spectators and drivers alike.

Sunday night is prize-night around the bonfire and features a Camp-oven Cooking Competition.

Monday:
In the morning, we will have several shorter tagalongs, of 1-2 hours.
These may include Whyalla City or Steelworks tours, a trip to the Whyalla Conservation Park,
Fitzgerald bay, or a circuit of Mt Laura.
Again the traders can set up displays and, for anyone wishing to display their vehicle, a boots and bonnet time will be provided

Other Options include:
Tours of the:
- Whyalla Maritime Museum
- Whyalla by night
- Whyalla city tour

All money to be forwarded to the
The Treasurer
Whyalla & Districts 4WD club
PO Box 2295
Whyalla Norrie
SA 5608

General inquires
In writing to
The Secretary
Whyalla & Districts 4WD club
PO Box 2295
Whyalla Norrie
SA 5608

Web
www.whyalla4wd.org.au
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