Melbourne 4x4 Show

Submitted: Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 15:39
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Hi all,

Just got back from the 4x4 show in Melbourne, if you can't make it, don't worry, you wont miss much. I felt the show was pretty average.

Show Specials are a bit light on & any saving you make is absorbed by the $15 entry.

I felt that the Wandin Show had more exhibitor's !

Phil P
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Reply By: Andrew - Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 15:53

Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 15:53
Tis a bit disappointing by the sound of it. We will go anyway on Sunday coz I reckon everyone will go on Saturday. Truckster said Sunday will be crowded so everyone will avoid that day except me so the bargains will be even better compared with the crush on Saturday...
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Follow Up By: Andrew - Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 16:04

Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 16:04
From another Andrew (Vic)

I agree that Wandin is much better show and the best thing
is that it is outdoor.
Lot of practical demos and free parking.
Real Winner.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 22:04

Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 22:04
LMAO Im running our club display at the show.

there were 20 volunteers for Sunday EVERY ONE of them said due to the bargains at the end of the show.

there were 5 volunteers for Saturday.

read into it what you will, but there will be no crush on saturday!
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Follow Up By: Andrew - Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 22:08

Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 22:08
LOL - keep scarin em off 4 me
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Reply By: Billy - Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 17:00

Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 17:00
That was my thought when I got back from the Sydney "international" motor show yesterday...I think a lot of suppliers are "show'd" out. The Porsche guy was asked why they were not there and he basically said that the major European shows are once every 2 years, but Australia has two (Sydney and Melbourne) each year and they have decided to alternate. I don't think Land Rover were there either from memory. The Ford Territory looks good (for what it is) and should give the Euro soft roaders a touch up. The Adventra (jacked up Commodore wagon) looks like a sick joke, even has the inclinometers on the dash that I thought we lost with older Pajero's

Regds

BillAll aboard!
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Reply By: Shaker - Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 19:06

Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 19:06
I just got back too, didn't think it was too bad ...saved $84.00 on a Coleman stove & a table! Also got a reasonable display of Camper Trailers, they are a bit spread out though, shame they aren't all together.
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Reply By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 21:54

Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 21:54
$10 for the adelaide 4x4 show last week......._____________________________________________

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Reply By: Shannon - Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 09:15

Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 09:15
For those who were dissappointed with the National 4X4 show in Melbourne, rest assured LROCV are working hard on next years Wandin event to make it worthwhile.

It will be on Sunday Feb 15, the website is being updated regularly so check it out: www.victorian4wdshow.com.au

Cheers!
-Shannon
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Reply By: marcus - Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 09:16

Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 09:16
Hi all,

Went along last night and still found it enjoyable although very light on for four wheel drives.Toyota and Nissan were well represented as were Holden,Ford,Suzuki,Mercedes,Kia and Jeep but very few others wanted to join the party.The camper trailers however were there in force with their displays out numbering the cars by two to one.Much of the stuff has been around for a while but a new off road van from Track Trailers (who also produce T-van)was well worth a look.Many accessories were on display and was pleased to have saved $150 on my O.M.E suspension package.Overall i thought it was worth the trip in.

life is but a journey
make sure you are in the drivers seat
mark
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 13:10

Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 13:10
.Toyota and Nissan were well represented as were Holden, Ford, Suzuki, Mercedes, Kia and Jeep

how many else do you want?
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 13:12

Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 13:12
Talkin to the blokes on the stand there this year, they are very disappointed in it.

If I was payin to get in, I wouldnt go.
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Follow Up By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 20:42

Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 20:42
Apart from the hamburger and a few beers, What did you buy?ne cede malis
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 23:09

Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 23:09
All i got was a camp chair.

the show sucked ass.
Work it out, $15 to get in EA, so $30, then $3 for about 5 chips, $3-4 for a 600ml pepsi, then $7-10 parking. all to save $10 on a chair? yea good work 99....
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Follow Up By: John - Sunday, Oct 26, 2003 at 00:08

Sunday, Oct 26, 2003 at 00:08
God it's hard to keep you happy Truckster.
I got about 10 chips for my 3 bucks.

I actually found it quite good and saved about $300- on some new recovery gear from the ARB stand.

Regards
John
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Oct 26, 2003 at 00:09

Sunday, Oct 26, 2003 at 00:09
in all honesty I got more salt than chips..

There werent that many people there, the weather was Shiat... Was good in that respect...
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Reply By: Member - Royce- Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 17:50

Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 17:50
I'll check out the Sunday crush.... Royce www.funshow.com.au
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Reply By: macca - Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 21:59

Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 21:59
Went to the SA show last week for 10 bucks and HAD to go to the Melbourne show today (Cause I promised someone) for 15 bucks. Must have paid the extra 5 bucks for the roof over my head.
Wasnt that impressed with either as it was the same ol stuff that gets carted around the 4b shows, caravan shows and leisure fests. However, saying that I still do them cause you just dont know when you will fall into that bargain
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Reply By: nugget - Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 13:47

Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 13:47
After touring Tassie spent a few days in Melbourne which happened to coincide with the 4x4 show. When enquiring about the show at information centres in the city, they knew nothing about it at all. I only managed to find out where it was by asking someone in the hotel lobby that happened to be an exhibitor.
The show was somewhat disappointing especially compared to the show over here in the west which is conducted on about 10 acres, with demonstations and even a man made track (although not that difficult) where you can take a ride in a variety of new vehicles on. Far more exhibitors aswell.
Its on in a few weeks time.
Cheers.
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