The longest cab trip in the World

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 19:02
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There was an Interesting story in the Herald Sun today about a women (Ada Beal) who approached a cabbie (Charlie Heard) in Geelong, and asked if he was Interested in a long cab fare.

To cut a long story short, they travelled 11,285Km from Lorne in Victoria to Darwin, Mt Isa, then across to the east coast and finally arrived back at their starting point three months later.

This was back in 1930 so you can Imagine the conditions. Charlie had no experience in the Outback.

Charlie's family is planning to replicate the journey in June 2008 using a 1929 Essex.


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Reply By: blue one - Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 19:46

Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 19:46

Hats off to all

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Reply By: meggala - Sunday, Feb 17, 2008 at 16:27

Sunday, Feb 17, 2008 at 16:27
I was a cab driver for many years. I have seen people get a cab from melbourne to sydney. there were some old school drivers when I started and they talked about a trip 6 weeks as directed all around australia buying surplus military equipment.
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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Monday, Feb 18, 2008 at 18:28

Monday, Feb 18, 2008 at 18:28
Gday Kim,

Jeeze I thought the blackfellas were bad using cabs to go from Alice to Hermansberg and back!!

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Follow Up By: Member - Kim M (VIC) - Monday, Feb 18, 2008 at 19:26

Monday, Feb 18, 2008 at 19:26
Gidday Hairy

Those bloody fellas still doing that? Thought it would have be a resort by now. LOL

I was up that way in 2004 and nearly got drowned, car an all, crossing the Finke a few times.

What I should have mentioned in the post was:

This car weighted four ton after everything was loaded.
Three women on board.
Navigation: Compass.
No mechanical breakdown and only one puncture
Crossed the Finke nine times? before arriving in Scrubby Town
Used three? tennis nets to avoid being bogged in the sand
Arrived in Darwin with only 2.5L in the tank
No roads, just local tracks

This was one hell of a cab driver.



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