The Oldsmobile is travelling to Adelaide in a roundabout way. The container ship she is on docked at Fremantle last Saturday, sailed past Adelaide and is now docked in Melbourne. Tracking the ship this morning she was just near my hometown, Geelong – next she goes to Sydney then back to Adelaide where the Oldsmobile will be unloaded, ready for me to pick up for the second biggest adventure of her lifetime! We leave Birdwood Automotive Museum on 3rd August and arrive in Darwin 24th August. We are all getting quite excited.
These photos are little late but here are some of the photos from the photoshoot for Evesham Shopmobilty on Saturday 19th April.
After a photoshoot on Saturday to announce our fund-raising for Evesham Shopmobilty, I went for a drive with my co-driver Mark. It was 10 months since I had driven the Oldsmobile and I had almost forgotten all of its little quirks. OK now – ready for the next event in Aus. Car being shipped in about 5 weeks.
I had decided that after my 110 year old Olds achieved her almost 3000 mile trip across America during 2013, I would bring her out only on special occasions during the summer months and perhaps the Brighton Run in November.
But then again I thought she seemed nicely run in and I started to consider whether she should have the opportunity to test her mettle again.
Last year I heard about the Adelaide to Darwin Veteran Car Run that traverses Australia from south to north through the Outback during August 2014 but I didn’t even consider the event for the Olds. All of the other entrants are in much more modern veterans, more powerful, more cylinders and capable of a higher MPH than my 1904, 7 HP single cylinder vehicle. Then in a fit of madness I calculated the daily mileage and discovered that on most days the mileage is similar to some of the long days we endured in the USA. And the end-result – I ENTERED. So here we go again!!!
Welcome to my new website covering my latest adventure in my 1904 Oldsmobile Curved Dash. This time round I will be travelling from Adelaide to Darwin in August 2014 as part of the Adelaide to Darwin Veteran Rally 2014. This time around I will be blogging the progress as the car is prepared, transported and during the journey.