Changing Rig Pics(Avatar)...Just in case you were wondering.....

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 09:40
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When I am home, I change my Rig Pic every week(if I remember) here on this site, as I have about 10,000 photos in my database of which at least 4000 are about travel and 4x4's etc.

It is good to look back on the years and it brings back many memories of what we used get up to.

I encourage all Members to follow what I do to make this site even more interesting.


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Reply By: toyocrusa - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 10:17

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 10:17
Willem,Look forward to your photos. Love the camping chairs. How things have improved over time. Bob.
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Follow Up By: toyocrusa - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 10:18

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 10:18
Just wondered,which one or the kids are you? LoL
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Follow Up By: toyocrusa - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 10:19

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 10:19
Shoud be "of the kids"
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Follow Up By: Willem - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 12:20

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 12:20
Hahahahahahaha..........................Yerrr, kids.....I was 35 in 1978!

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Reply By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 11:33

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 11:33
Hi Willem, good idea, in fact I like checking out the different rig pics and I had noticed yours change quite regularly. my favourite is the one where your rig finished up in a 'ditch' out in the middle of no-where, shows that these things can happen to the best of us LOL.

In my case though I'm not ready to change my pic yet, hopefully time will heal.

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Reply By: Off-track - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 11:36

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 11:36
Cool pic.

One thing that I have noticed in old photos of late is the scant amount of sun protection, and this photo shows some of this - kids with no shirts, no hats, presumably no sunscreen and open-top vehicles. And this is Darwin. People were generally outdoors a lot more than now.

So from this and from what I recall the sun just did not seem to have as much bite to it as it does now? I remember being out in the sun all day or in the pool (no shade sails back then) and not having to retire that evening looking like a lobster.

Now 15 mins in the sun and the sun feels like it's piercing my skin.

Maybe it's just me.

Sorry for taking over the thread - I think it's a great idea Willem and have followed/opened probably all of your avatars in interest.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 12:23

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 12:23
Off-track

Yes we waltzed around shirtless for many years up north but the sun seemed to have less of a sting in those climes. I did cover up as best I could when working outside but a variety of labour jobs including roofing and building tanks made me look like someone from the tropics!

I am pleased though that owing to an olive complexion I do not have skin problems at this stage!

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Reply By: Member - Noel K (NT) - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 17:43

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 17:43
Hey Willem, your rig pick at Cas Square brings back memories. I was in the Landrover Owners club then and I think you were in the Suzi club.The two clubs amalgamated a few years later to form the Top End 4WD Club and Mal S is still a member. The two clubs enjoyed some good times together in the mud in those days.

Noel.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 18:23

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 18:23
Noel

I think I remember every mud puddle I played in up there. Before 4x4's I got my Renault 10 bogged where the Casuarina Campus now stands.

Yeah, the Suzi Club, the Landrover Club, the Nissan Club and the Toyota Club. Many of the names in those clubs moved on to greater things.

I was in Darwin in 07 and caught up with a few old faces at the Toyota Club monthly meeting. Some protagonists of 30 years ago were still there...lol.

Mal S dropped in here at the Boro on his way past to Adelaide about a year ago.


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