Finke Fuel Supplies 06 ???

Submitted: Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 19:40
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Hi All. we are going to Finke for the race ( june long weekend) we are coming up from the south and want to go to Chambers Piller on the way home and I see on the latest maps that fuel is " In emergencies only"at Finke ?.
we were there in 02 and they ran out of fuel before the weekend was over.
Does anyone know if it will be available race weekend or not.
Also does New Crown Station have fuel available fulltime and what are their trading hours.
Any info greatly appreciated Cheers Des.
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Reply By: Hairy - Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 20:12

Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 20:12
Des,
Never rely on Finke for fuel the weekend of the race!
Ill track down New Crowns phone number for you in a minute and post a reply.
Hairy
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Follow Up By: Hairy - Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 20:16

Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 20:16
New Crown Station 8956 0969
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Follow Up By: Steve - Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 22:51

Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 22:51
New Crown Station is not a 'service station'...its a private property that will sell fuel to passers by ...cash only and they are salt of the earth people...don't abuse their hospitality by expecting them to turn their place into a Servo !!!
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Follow Up By: Hairy - Friday, May 05, 2006 at 10:06

Friday, May 05, 2006 at 10:06
Yes Steve they are not a public servo and fuel is for emergency only, hence the sugestion of a phone call. Asking for advice from the Smith's prior to leaving will be more appreciated than rolling on their door stop with no fuel on the day.
I hardly think a polite phone call is abuse of hospitality or a demand for a mobil sign in neon lights!
Cheers
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Follow Up By: DesF - Friday, May 05, 2006 at 18:06

Friday, May 05, 2006 at 18:06
Thanks fellows for your prompt answer,We make a habit of ringing ahead for things like that just as a cortusy, We only have 2 4x4's so we will see how we go,
I got a reply from the race people ( Alice) and they seem to think Finke will be OK for the race weekend.
Do you know if Maryvale still has fuel?
Thanks again Cheers Des.
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Follow Up By: Hairy - Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 10:55

Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 10:55
Yes Maryvale has fuel but the the hard bit will be getting someone to open up for you, but if your pessistant and you need it you will be able to get some. Are you coming up through Kulgera or the Dirt?
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Follow Up By: DesF - Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 17:55

Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 17:55
Hi, Hairy. Thanks again , we are coming up through Oodnadatta , Eringa, New Crown, To Finke then we follow the Sweep vehicle, usually we go through to Alice but we want to stop at Chambers Pillar and then out the stock route to the bitumen.
I will ring New crown nearer to the day and see what they say,
Thanks again for your help . Cheers Des.
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