NOVEMBER

Date: Sat, 2 November 2019

Type:  Training

Grade:  C

Leader:  Rob Jones

INTRODUCTORY DRIVER TRAINING

Lidsdale State Forest

 

Learn the capabilities of your vehicle in a fun and constructive environment with our driver training team. Suitable for those who are new to 4WDing, have a new vehicle, or wish to brush up on their skills.

 

Contact Rob for more information or to book.

Date: Sun, 10 November 2019

Type:  Day trip

Grade:  D

Leader:  Jim Nicholson

OBSERVATION TRAIL

 

This is a great day out following a set route through the Hawkesbury district north-west of Sydney. Participants will enter as a vehicle team, made up of a driver and at least one observer.  Teams will set out from the starting point and proceed on the trail following the written driving instructions.

 

Along the way, teams will be asked questions about their surroundings and observers will record the team's answers.  Along the trail, spots will be identified for morning tea, lunch and at the end of the trail, answer forms will be marked and we will have a ceremony (and afternoon tea) to recognise the team with the most correct answers.

 

It's not a race and it's definitely not timed, just a fun day out where Club members can get together to enjoy a leisurely trip through the beautiful and historic Hawkesbury countryside.

 

Start getting your team together now!  Contact Jim for more information or to register your team.

 

Date: 15 - 24 November, 2019

Type:  Multi-club event

Grade:  C

Leader:  Patrick Sutcliffe

HISTORIC LAND ROVER WEEK

 

An annual tradition continues for its 17th year, as fellow Club members, Patrick and Margaret Sutcliffe, host the Historic Land Rover Week at their property near Capertee.

 

Whilst the primary focus will be on Series vehicles with leaf springs and Classic Range Rovers, other Land Rover enthusiasts are welcome.

 

Good bush camping is provided, with bush toilets, a hot water shower and fire wood. Suitable for camper trailers if towed by a 4WD (i.e., low range and high clearance), but not caravans.

 

Day trips are planned to nearby points of interest including Glen Davis, Sofala, Turon NP, Capertee NP, Dunns Swamp as well as events on the property itself such as a motorkhana and a maintenance day. Prizes will be awarded across various categories.

 

The event is open to non-Club members, though contact Patrick for insurance formalities.

 

Registration beforehand and on arrival is compulsory. Contact Patrick for more information.

 

Date:  Wednesday, 20 November, 2019

Type:  General Meeting

Grade:  Meeting

Leader:  Club President

GENERAL MEETING

 

CAREFLIGHT HELICOPTER BASE

WESTMEAD HOSPITAL

 

To get there...

  • Drive to Briens Road, Northmead (Briens Rd is an extension of James Ruse Drive after its junction with Windsor Road).
  • From Briens Rd, turn onto Redbank Rd (turn left if travelling west from the city).
  • Follow Redbank Rd, go over the bridge (Toongabbie Creek), continue around and through the gate.
  • Past the gate, take the first road on your right.
  • The CareFlight Base is at the end of this road.

 

Sausage sizzle from 7.00pm

Meeting starts at 8.00pm

Supper will be served after the meeting

Bring a chair.

Date: 23 - 26 November 2019

Type:  Extended weekend

Grade:  D

Leader:  Jenny Rollo and Andre Verheij

A WEEKEND WITH THE STARS

Coonabarabran and Warrumbungles NP

 

Jenny and Andre step up again, this time leading a three-night astro-themed trip out to Coonabarabran and the Warrumbungles National Park.

 

Ideal for astronomy buffs and bush walkers, highlights of the trip include:

 

  • An evening lecture by our own club astronomer, Tony Tanner and astrophotographer, Craig Murphy
  • The chance to see various night sky objects through our telescopes (bring your own if you have) including the planets Uranus and Neptune, the Orion Nebula and the Andromeda Galaxy
  • A group tour of Siding Spring Observatory
  • Visit to the Sandstone Caves, Sculptures in the Scrub and bush walks in the Warrumbungles NP.

 

Different accommodation options available in Coonabarabran, but they sell out quickly, so please book early if you plan to join.

 

Contact Jenny for more information or to book.