Lost in SA!

Submitted: Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 17:41
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Hi,
I've just re-located to Adelaide, and am astounded at the number of 4wd clubs in the area. I've been looking around club websites, but am having trouble narrowing down my options.

Points which I consider important are:
- training
- variety of trips
- demographic (minimal kids thanks)

If anyone has any constructive ideas, please let me know!
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Reply By: Nudenut - Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 17:46

Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 17:46
stick around on here.....join a club on yorke peninsula....great excuse to get away
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 18:19

Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 18:19
Richard,
Probably too much of a bias on "family" (ie: kids) in our club for this enquirer. However, we do have a couple of members (g'day Muddy and Brew) who live in Adelaide and only joined our club because the President is such a nice bloke (and modest too!!!!!) lololol ;-))
Cheers
Roachie
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 19:07

Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 19:07
really ....who's that
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Follow Up By: Big Kidz (Andrew & Jen) - Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 19:26

Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 19:26
Muddy told me he was coerced into joining and he got free membership coz you wanted someone around with a reliable car to 'recover' your vehicle!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 19:43

Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 19:43
I can actually "hear" Muddy saying that, Andrew!!!!! hahahaha
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Follow Up By: Muddy 'doe (SA) - Monday, Jul 25, 2005 at 00:13

Monday, Jul 25, 2005 at 00:13
Scary thing is that it is all too true!

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Follow Up By: Brew69(SA) - Monday, Jul 25, 2005 at 17:55

Monday, Jul 25, 2005 at 17:55
Hmmmmmmmm
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 17:47

Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 17:47
Welcome to my city...

I guess it all comes down to where you live, and what is logistically close to you for regular meetings, etc.

I don't belong, so I can't comment, but a few of my friends do, and they all have a ball.

Might see you around one day...

I'm based down in the foothills.

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: iMusty - VIC - Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 21:51

Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 21:51
Oh I would shudder if I ever said that about Adelaide...

1. "Welcome to my city"

The man is not looking for 4wd clubs to go on trips with. He's looking for people he can relate to to learn how the heck they got stuck there too.

He wants out and no-one can blame him.

2. Are the meetings to encourage people to tean ip to get the heck out of there?

3. "I don't belong". NO-ONE belongs there.

4. Might see you around one day. Swinging from a tree.

5. "down in the foot hills". "down". It's all down hill.

6. Wolfie. I have had to adopt the image of an animal to survive. I am really a person.
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Reply By: Patrolman Pat - Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 17:53

Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 17:53
Most of the clubs I have looked at are family oriented which is what I want. There is a new club forming soon that looks like it will be a bit less family friendly and a bit more hard core.

Taken from another site.
"Besides, if you're looking for 4WDing, you should come along to the inaugural meeting of Summit Trax Inc, a new 4WD club, on Thursday, 28 July 7:30 pm at Littlehampton, Anembo Park Sport an Rec Centre Club Rooms"
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Follow Up By: Patrolman Pat - Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 17:56

Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 17:56
Also found this

"We will do the touring too, but with a bias towards the more extreme end of the scale, particularly for the more capable vehicles. Frinstance, the last 3 High country trips run by the founding members of the new club have been well beyond the capabilities of production 4WD's! Took about 1 month, with a couple of the vehicles joining for only the part of the trip they had time off for, they did include things like modded Sierra's, Feroza's, Terano's and of course a couple of Patrol's and Yota's, but all fairly well enhanced!!"
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Reply By: ellmcg - Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 17:56

Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 17:56
Well I'm living at Mt Osmond at the moment, and see myself living somewhere around Woodside in the future.
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 18:04

Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 18:04
little hampton is just a stone throw from woodside
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 18:47

Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 18:47
Sounds like you've found the SAAFWDC site.

Training in most clubs is of a pretty high standard - its mostly coordinated through the DTU, who are pretty active these days.

Variety of trips: yeah, thats a major difference between clubs - there are big clubs that don't do many and there are small clubs that do a lot. Sus this out yourself.

Minimal Kids: I sympathise with you here - nothing against kids, but IMO for club trips, kids can be good fun on the weekend trips, but not may not be much fun on the long trips.

Central Hills 4wd club (?MtBarker), and Mt Lofty Rangers (Blackwood) are two clubs that are close to where you will be living. The Mt Lofty Club are pretty active and a comfortable size.

Go to a few meetings of a few clubs before making a decision. If you're really keen, join a couple of clubs.

Cheers
Phil
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Reply By: Dean (SA) - Monday, Jul 25, 2005 at 12:58

Monday, Jul 25, 2005 at 12:58
Gday ellmcg,

I checked out 3 clubs about 2 years ago.
The Mitsubishi club seemed like nice people, lots of families but not the kind of trips Im after.
Another (name?) one based at Colonel light Gdns. Once again, good people and good trips, but didnt seem to encourage kids, good on them for being honest. Seemed like mostly couples starting to grey. They have an excellent UP TO DATE web site.
Mt Lofty Ranges.
As I said that was a couple of years ago and my oponions are only based on one visit to them.
Will stick with EO trips for now.
Dean

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Follow Up By: Gerry - Tuesday, Jul 26, 2005 at 09:45

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2005 at 09:45
The Club at Colonel light gardens is the Off Road Vehicles Club. Starting to get a few younger members now but still very few kids. Web site click here. Best thing to do is pick a few likely clubs and go along to their meetings - that's the best way to determine which one suits your particular needs.

Cheers
Gerry
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