[KKR2015] And so it is over for another year…
[caption id="attachment_1684" align="alignleft" width="300"] An airborne Kar 888![/caption] We arrived home about lunchtime today after what has probably been our greatest road trip ever! The Kidney Kar Rally has yet again exposed us to some of the most beautiful parts of our country and to some of the most extraordinary people you could ever wish..
[KKR2015] Day 10 – Ouyen to Moama
[caption id="attachment_1680" align="alignleft" width="300"] Some of the Kars in Ouyen[/caption] And so we come to the final day of rallying in the 2015 Kidney Kar Rally. While everyone is totally exhausted, there is no lack of enthusiasm for what is in store for us today! The first stage was a 122k Class 3. More sand with recovery vehicles at the..
[KKR2015] Day 9 – Mildura to Ouyen
Well the Road Director promised us 'sand, sand and more sand' and he was not kidding! Once again they had recovery vehicles spread throughout the various stages today in case anyone needed help. We started with a 102k Class 4 and as promised lots of sand and dunes, all of which our trusty little Subie zoomed through without any problem at all. We t..
[KKR2015] Day 8 – Mildura to Mildura
[caption id="attachment_1667" align="alignleft" width="300"] An "easy" section of one of the rally legs![/caption] Only two stages today, so everyone had the chance to make repairs to their Kars etc before we start the final two days of the 2015 Kidney Kar Rally! The day started with a Class 3 over 94k. More gates, sandy tracks and plenty to keep ..
[KKR2015] Day 7 – Broken Hill to Mildura
[caption id="attachment_1669" align="alignleft" width="300"] The mighty Murray![/caption] While not as big a day as yesterday, the 568k over 4 rally stages proved to be quite challenging. From Broken Hill we travelled alongside the Trans Pacific rail line to Menindee, had some amazing black soil tracks along the Darling River through Mungo Nationa..
[KKR2015] Day 6 – Wilpena Pound to Broken Hill
[caption id="attachment_1661" align="alignleft" width="225"] Yippee![/caption] The longest day of the rally today with a massive 716k taking us around the bottom of the Flinders Ranges and across the border to Broken Hill. The day started with a tyre that needed pumping up a little before we got to the start. We took off on the first stage of the ..
[KKR2015] Day 5 – Coober Pedy to Wilpena Pound
[caption id="attachment_1659" align="alignleft" width="300"] A picture from yesterday I couldn't help but include. What are you doing Ken?[/caption] A long 635k day faced us today. The first stage was 161k Class 1 which incorporated a visual navigation (where we had to answer 8 questions about things that we saw along the way). We managed to pick ..
[KKR2015] Rest Day – Coober Pedy
[caption id="attachment_1656" align="alignleft" width="225"] What the heck is this?!?[/caption] Wow! Our little car is very dirty indeed! So much dust, and it is everywhere! So most of the morning was spent catching up on laundry while Ken looked after the Kar - checked over and under, refuelled, tyre replaced etc etc... Our plan was to get all t..
[KKR2015] Day 3 of the Rally – Mt Dare to Coober Pedy
[caption id="attachment_1642" align="alignleft" width="300"] Dust everywhere.[/caption] Woke nice and early, fortunately before someone from our group of campers sounded reveille on their trumpet at about 6am! Once again we took off early with a warning that today's first stage (Class 4 for 66k) included a 20k stretch driving on gibber stones! T..
[KKR2015] Day 2 of the Rally – Alice Springs to ???
Yes, that's correct. We didn't know where we were going to finish the day today - it was a "Mystery" location! Started off with a Class 3 stage of 73k called "Ltyentye Apurte" which finished at a tiny Indigenous Community town called Santa Teresa. We thought we were perhaps a little slow on this stage and we had a long stage ahead of us so this wa..