Day 5 – ‘Rest’ Day

Aug 17, 2017 Leave Comment

Editor’s note: Kath Downie shares more of her 2017 Kidney Kar Rally adventures in her blog post below! Today is our rest day, an essential part of any rally! Typically, we use the spare day to make any minor repairs to our Kar, do a bit of sightseeing and, of course, try and get a bit of rest. Being in Broken Hill, today's rest day meant an..

Day 4 – Tibooburra to Broken Hill

Aug 15, 2017 Leave Comment

Editor’s note: Kath Downie shares more of her 2017 Kidney Kar Rally adventures in her blog post below! We woke up early enough to catch the sunrise, and weren’t disappointed! Yesterday was a great day, but not without its challenges! We finished 18th for the day (1 early, 1 early, 2 early, 3 early). A sneaky secret control on the las..

Day 3 – To Tibooburra

Aug 15, 2017 Leave Comment

Editor’s note: Kath Downie shares more of her 2017 Kidney Kar Rally adventures in her blog post below! We always forget how exhausting the rally is! Ken was looking a little tired this morning. But, as heralded by a spectacular White Cliffs sunrise, we had another big day ahead of us. Above: Sunrise at White Cliffs – breathtaki..

Days 1 and 2 – Condobolin, Cobar, Tilpa and White Cliffs

Aug 14, 2017 Leave Comment

Editor’s note: Kath Downie shares more of her 2017 Kidney Kar Rally adventures in her blog post below! Saturday proved to be a great start for us, as we managed to get through our first three stages unscathed. The reward? A lunch stop at Condobolin. The final stage for Day 1 was by far the longest. There was a lot of jostling for place ..

2017 Kidney Kar Rally – Griffith

Aug 14, 2017 Leave Comment

Editor's note: Straight from the front seat of the Downies 'Kar', Navigator Kath Downie will be keeping us updated on all the thrills and spills she and Driver Ken face while participating in the 2017 Kidney Kar Rally. Here's her first entry! We’ve made it to Griffith, the starting point of this year’s rally! First on the list today was c..

Last day -Tamworth to Taree

Aug 21, 2016 Leave Comment

Wow! What a last day we had! There had been some rain in the wee small hours of the morning, so we knew that at least the first stage was going to a slippery one - and a big stage it was too - 107km Class 3. And we managed to come in spot on time, so we were off to a good start! The next stage took us through Barrington Tops - it was a stage wit..

Day 7 – Narrabri to Tamworth

Aug 20, 2016 Leave Comment

Just an update on the strut...Mike (from Kar 1996, which had been totalled the previous day) arrived a little after 10pm (direct from Dubbo Hospital after breaking his hand in the accident) with our new strut. It was after midnight last night when Dion from Kar 0157 and John from Kar 2009 finished working on our Kar. We can never express our gratit..

Day 5 – Rest Day and Day 6 – Dubbo to Narrabri

Aug 19, 2016 Leave Comment

Day 5 Before I get on to the days rallying, I should explain why there was no blog post for yesterday - it was our rest day! We usually have a rest day mid rally to allow people to have a break and attend to things like getting their Kars fixed and doing their laundry and well...just having a break! Of course we had pre-ordered two tyres (from two..

Day 4 – West Wyalong to Dubbo

Aug 17, 2016 Leave Comment

Well it was a good day relatively speaking...there were some major changes to the routes we were taking so it was a bit of late preparation for the navigators to change the directions in their road books. The first rally was changed from a Class 3 to a Class 2 as they had to re-route us around a particularly difficult part of the stage, again becau..

Orange to West Wyalong

Aug 16, 2016 Leave Comment

[caption id="attachment_1808" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Billy, the Kidney Kar Rally mascot, waves us off[/caption] Nothing special to report from last night really...we managed to move up a few places, only losing 2 points for being early in the first section, 3 for being early in the second and believe it or not, we were even in the last s..