Author Topic: Big Red Bash  (Read 1860 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline speewa158

  • Hard Top Camper User
  • ******
  • Posts: 14412
  • Thanked: 521 times
  • Gender: Male
Big Red Bash
« on: February 12, 2019, 04:20:17 PM »
Any Swaggers heading to the Big Red Bash in a few months time at Birdsville  ??? ???
Post up if you are as we are going to be in the Vols Team for the running of the event  :cup: :cup:
Looking forward to it  :laugh: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
You can go your own way . Treg Up & Make Dust

Offline SJindustries

  • You dump, Scott and I pump
  • 2017 National Meet Volunteer
  • Hard Top Camper User
  • *****
  • Posts: 2749
  • Thanked: 102 times
  • Gender: Male
  • AKA "Bad Scott"
Re: Big Red Bash
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2019, 08:06:23 PM »
9000 people. No thanks. You’ll see. I’m glad we got to the 3rd bash though. That had 3000 people.
Ultimate LC79 Combo

Offline Bird

  • Once Was Lost, now am found
  • Hard Top Camper User
  • ******
  • Posts: 18724
  • Thanked: 1071 times
  • Gender: Male
  • Life is far too long....
    • My Place.
Re: Big Red Bash
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2019, 08:57:59 AM »
Quote from: SJindustries
9000 people. No thanks.
victim of its own success.
-
Click to enlarge

Asssembled by Lifestyle Qld
Transformed by Kiwi in Melbourne
Wiring by Evo

Offline PWE

  • Tent User
  • ***
  • Posts: 240
  • Thanked: 16 times
  • Gender: Male
Re: Big Red Bash
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2019, 09:59:31 PM »
Wonder if there will be pill testing ;D
Change is good, so smile and enjoy life!
Landcruiser 76 tourer

Offline speewa158

  • Hard Top Camper User
  • ******
  • Posts: 14412
  • Thanked: 521 times
  • Gender: Male
Re: Big Red Bash
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2019, 07:14:26 AM »
Older crew = better quality drugs mostly on script from Dr    &     :cheers:
You can go your own way . Treg Up & Make Dust
The following users thanked this post: PWE

Offline Julian Kaye

  • Tent User
  • ***
  • Posts: 219
  • Thanked: 20 times
Re: Big Red Bash
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2019, 05:10:05 AM »
9000 people. No thanks. You’ll see. I’m glad we got to the 3rd bash though. That had 3000 people.




   Went in 2016 held in Birdsville due to the wet. Never again with that many people.

Offline noel_w

  • Hard Top Camper User
  • ******
  • Posts: 2566
  • Thanked: 96 times
  • Gender: Male
  • Welcoming Mexicans to SEQ since 2015
Re: Big Red Bash
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2019, 10:27:51 AM »
Went 2017 with 7500 people at Big Red. Not an issue at all, well organised and had a blast. Horses for courses.
Would go back in a heartbeat if I could afford it.
TUG=GU ST 2012 Ute, CT = Modcon Imperial HF
My ex said I only have 2 faults: I don't listen, and something else

Offline speewa158

  • Hard Top Camper User
  • ******
  • Posts: 14412
  • Thanked: 521 times
  • Gender: Male
Re: Big Red Bash
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2019, 06:14:35 PM »
noel you can return as a Vol . All you have to do is to put in & you attend  . Put in a few shifts setting up or pull down & its FREE .   Are you with me  ??? ???           Bring  :cheers:      :cheers: 
You can go your own way . Treg Up & Make Dust

Offline noel_w

  • Hard Top Camper User
  • ******
  • Posts: 2566
  • Thanked: 96 times
  • Gender: Male
  • Welcoming Mexicans to SEQ since 2015
Re: Big Red Bash
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2019, 12:10:43 PM »
noel you can return as a Vol . All you have to do is to put in & you attend  . Put in a few shifts setting up or pull down & its FREE .   Are you with me  ??? ???           Bring  :cheers:      :cheers:
Haha Speewa, would love to but still working and short of holidays. Next year I think it will be on the cards when I retire. Not sure I have enough carrying capacity to bring you beer.  :laugh: :laugh: :cheers: :cheers:
TUG=GU ST 2012 Ute, CT = Modcon Imperial HF
My ex said I only have 2 faults: I don't listen, and something else

Offline Bird

  • Once Was Lost, now am found
  • Hard Top Camper User
  • ******
  • Posts: 18724
  • Thanked: 1071 times
  • Gender: Male
  • Life is far too long....
    • My Place.
Re: Big Red Bash
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2019, 09:39:38 AM »
-
Click to enlarge

Asssembled by Lifestyle Qld
Transformed by Kiwi in Melbourne
Wiring by Evo

Offline speewa158

  • Hard Top Camper User
  • ******
  • Posts: 14412
  • Thanked: 521 times
  • Gender: Male
Re: Big Red Bash
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2019, 04:47:08 PM »
You can go your own way . Treg Up & Make Dust

Offline Campsite Cruiser

  • Swag User
  • **
  • Posts: 50
  • Gender: Male
Re: Big Red Bash
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2019, 03:42:39 PM »
We are heading back out again. Went in 2017. Wife volunteered back then. Awesome event.
Pete & Nat
2006 GXL HDJ100
Sunseeker Wild Child

Offline MDS69

  • Hard Top Camper User
  • ******
  • Posts: 1726
  • Thanked: 82 times
  • Gender: Male
Re: Big Red Bash
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2019, 03:58:13 PM »
We were out there last year for the Big Red Run. All runners got free tickets to the bash but we had to get home after the run. Leaving town on the Tuesday I think it was there were tons of campers in the common waiting for the camping to open up. Driving back through Windorah, Quilpie and Cunnamulla the traffic heading to Birdsville was horrendous. The amount of people with no road etiquette was staggering as a lot of the roads between the places I mentioned was single lane bitumen with wide shoulders. The idea was to slow down and each drop a wheel onto the dirt shoulder as you pass but the amount of times I played chicken to force the oncoming driver to do that was amazing.

Offline Bird

  • Once Was Lost, now am found
  • Hard Top Camper User
  • ******
  • Posts: 18724
  • Thanked: 1071 times
  • Gender: Male
  • Life is far too long....
    • My Place.
Re: Big Red Bash
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2019, 04:02:49 PM »
Quote from: MDS69
The idea was to slow down and each drop a wheel onto the dirt shoulder as you pass but the amount of times I played chicken to force the oncoming driver to do that was amazing.
most of the roads around mates farm at Timboon are like that...  You can tell teh locals, they drop off early.. you can tell the tourists, they stop in middle of the road and attempt to abuse the locals.
-
Click to enlarge

Asssembled by Lifestyle Qld
Transformed by Kiwi in Melbourne
Wiring by Evo

Offline speewa158

  • Hard Top Camper User
  • ******
  • Posts: 14412
  • Thanked: 521 times
  • Gender: Male
Re: Big Red Bash
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2019, 06:12:14 PM »
lm looking forward to The BRB  . meeting like minded folk .  Getting to & back from the event  will depend on the Bickie Dippers  manners  on the road , as always   .                       :cheers:
You can go your own way . Treg Up & Make Dust

Offline Hairs

  • Get outside every day, Miracles are waiting everywhere
  • Hard Top Camper User
  • ******
  • Posts: 5786
  • Thanked: 155 times
  • Gender: Male
  • What for you kicka my dog and call him farqoff.
    • Clarence Coast property maintenance
Re: Big Red Bash
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2019, 06:40:19 PM »
lm looking forward to The BRB  . meeting like minded folk .  Getting to & back from the event  will depend on the Bickie Dippers  manners  on the road , as always   .                       :cheers:
Hope you have a blast,
Safe travel.

Ps, dont't loose ya chair.
:cheers:

Sent from my SM-P585Y using Tapatalk

You don't use magic to disappear, all you need is a 4wd & a Swag ;)

The following users thanked this post: pommiedic

Offline KingBilly

  • Hard Top Camper User
  • ******
  • Posts: 7893
  • Thanked: 1380 times
  • Coddiwompling through life
Re: Big Red Bash
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2019, 07:58:13 PM »
lm looking forward to The BRB  . meeting like minded folk .  Getting to & back from the event  will depend on the Bickie Dippers  manners  on the road , as always   .                       :cheers:

Enjoy Jamie and Miss Fi.  Hope you have a super time.

KB

Offline speewa158

  • Hard Top Camper User
  • ******
  • Posts: 14412
  • Thanked: 521 times
  • Gender: Male
Re: Big Red Bash
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2019, 08:11:34 PM »
Enjoy Jamie and Miss Fi.  Hope you have a super time.

KB
                                     :cup: :cheers:
You can go your own way . Treg Up & Make Dust

Offline MDS69

  • Hard Top Camper User
  • ******
  • Posts: 1726
  • Thanked: 82 times
  • Gender: Male
Re: Big Red Bash
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2019, 08:38:12 PM »
most of the roads around mates farm at Timboon are like that...  You can tell teh locals, they drop off early.. you can tell the tourists, they stop in middle of the road and attempt to abuse the locals.

Ha ha spot on. I had some people drop off completely and even drive down the table drain to give me room because I was towing. Most of them looked like locals.

Offline jclures

  • Hard Top Camper User
  • ******
  • Posts: 3327
  • Thanked: 87 times
  • Gender: Male
Re: Big Red Bash
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2019, 09:36:57 PM »
I like them to stay on the bitumen, I am only to happy to drop of. I get no rocks thrown up at me , but I make no guarantees I won't throw any up of the gravel shoulders.
That is why anyone the drives these roads regularly, does not stay on the middle of the road for on coming traffic. >:D

Offline Rumpig

  • Hard Top Camper User
  • ******
  • Posts: 7542
  • Thanked: 482 times
Re: Big Red Bash
« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2019, 06:52:04 AM »
Common courtesy is both vehicles drop one wheel off each, so they don’t shower the other vehicle with rocks...I hate when oncoming vehicles drop both wheels off.
The smell of bacon proves aromatherapy isn't total bull$/!t
The following users thanked this post: plusnq

Offline weeds

  • Hard Top Camper User
  • ******
  • Posts: 1956
  • Thanked: 110 times
  • Gender: Male
Re: Big Red Bash
« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2019, 07:43:27 AM »
I like them to stay on the bitumen, I am only to happy to drop of. I get no rocks thrown up at me , but I make no guarantees I won't throw any up of the gravel shoulders.
That is why anyone the drives these roads regularly, does not stay on the middle of the road for on coming traffic. >:D

I with you, I drop the passenger side off than if room allows move across as much as possible but keeping the drivers side on the bitumen.....this encourages some to stay on the bitumen which means no risk coming my way.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

Offline jclures

  • Hard Top Camper User
  • ******
  • Posts: 3327
  • Thanked: 87 times
  • Gender: Male
Re: Big Red Bash
« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2019, 08:10:56 AM »
Common courtesy is both vehicles drop one wheel off each, so they don’t shower the other vehicle with rocks...I hate when oncoming vehicles drop both wheels off.

It should be common courtesy, but some think it is their right to stay on the bitumen, so so be it. :cheers:

Offline Bird

  • Once Was Lost, now am found
  • Hard Top Camper User
  • ******
  • Posts: 18724
  • Thanked: 1071 times
  • Gender: Male
  • Life is far too long....
    • My Place.
Re: Big Red Bash
« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2019, 08:23:48 AM »
Quote from: weeds
I with you, I drop the passenger side off than if room allows move across as much as possible
But some people (usually the Roadtrain sized cars like Honda Jazz, Zook Swifts etc etc ) seem to feel they need all the road plus your side of the gravel... Never understood that.
-
Click to enlarge

Asssembled by Lifestyle Qld
Transformed by Kiwi in Melbourne
Wiring by Evo

Offline speewa158

  • Hard Top Camper User
  • ******
  • Posts: 14412
  • Thanked: 521 times
  • Gender: Male
Re: Big Red Bash
« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2019, 07:16:45 AM »
As long as we are there that's all that matters , going to & back are all part of the fun .   :cup::cheers:
You can go your own way . Treg Up & Make Dust