Trundle Trek April 16-17

Car 333 participated in the Trundle Trek which was a fund raising event by the Firies team, with an overnight stay at Trundle, past Parkes on April 16 and 17.  It was a fantastic trip and a good chance to ‘trial’ the car in every way! The Little pigs for the weekend were Helen Lavery, Sallymae Bailey and Andrea Benton.
After the manditory bacon and egg roll, at Jon and Kerrie’s place at Marayla we headed off to Orange for lunch at the Botanical Gardens.  It was cold, wet and miserable as we wound our way over the mountains via Kurrajong and Lithgow.  Shirl and Laverne, Car 11 has a slight mishap with a guardrail and continued eventually with us via an expensive taxi ride/hire car.  Little Pigs gave assistance to Navy in Bathurst with a wheel brace and jack!  It was freezing…
Wet and windy conditions continued after lunch and we slipped and slide our way to Trundle via some very muddy roads.  Bathust, Orange and Parkes were all ablaze with autumn colours.
Trundle Pub was a gorgeous old pub, built in 1912 and is partly restored.  It has the longest verandah in NSW 86.7 m.
Trundle Pub  1912
The locals welcomed us warmly and we enjoyed a fabulous evening with the band ‘Pig Iron Bob’ from Bathurst.  Plenty of old songs, dancing and drinking!
Breakfast was at  St Patricks Primary School with the bacon and eggs again and a presentation from Artline, to share between the two schools in the little town.
St Patricks Primary School, Trundle
Trundle is full of amazing old buildings and even a prospective Bash car or two!
Possible Bash Cars

Possible Bash Cars

Party with the Pigs

Party with the Pigs

The Sunday morning run brought us back to Bathurst and Mt Panorama.  We could not resist a couple of spins around the ‘track’ – Helen at the wheel and then Sallymae.  Lunch was at Mt Panorama Winery and relazing in the back yard with good food and music from Tori Darke.
Over the mountains again and accompanying Navy for another mechanical roadstop near Mt Banks in the freezing cold.  Finally got the fuel into the fuel pump and off we went to finish in the dark down to Sydney.  Great weekend was had by all.
Navy Breakdown near Mt Banks
Navy Breakdown near Mt Banks
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