WA4WDA’s “Gathering of the Clans” 20 April 2024

A brief update re the clubs April trip to Whitegum Farm for WA4WDA’s “Gathering of the Clans”.

So, this time last week we were making our way home after enjoying an excellent well managed and presented event, a great job done by our Governing body the WA4WDA. Eight of us made the trip up and it was great to have the club so well represented, unfortunately Lis, Ethan and John had a fuel problem on the way up and had to return home via tow truck so that was a real shame.

During the course of the event we met with WA4WDA’s president Liz Harding for the purpose of discussing support for our clubs project out at the AMV 4×4 precinct, and I’m happy to report that the WA4WDA is very keen to get behind us and help make the project a success.

Also on the agenda was a proposal that our club host next years Gathering of the Clans, so we have a  bit to do over the next couple of weeks getting some camping/venue options together so that when Liz Harding comes down sometime in August she can make the final decision and set a date, this will give us some great exposure and allow us to highlight our neck of the world.

I have requested Liz to attend a club get together when she arrives where we can all have a QA opportunity to find out more. once I know her arrival date the next thing I’ll do is make sure all our members get an invite to attend, hope to see you there. 😊

Tilly (President Albany 4WD Club)

   

Possum Trappers Cave run – Feb 2024

Perfect weather, a small group of 4 cars made for another great outing for the Albany 4WD club trip to Possum Trappers Cave on Mt Lindesay national park north of Denmark.

Great job of Tail End Charlie by Les who also found the cave whilst the rest of us were wandering around atop of the rock formation. We stopped at the Blue Lake which was empty and black, same as it was when I last saw it 2 years ago. Nonetheless it was a very easy and enjoyable day that wasn’t in the least taxing. We look forward to seeing the others that were unable to make it this time. 👍

Cheers

Crispy (Trip Leader)

Click here for trip photos!

Cosy Corner to Windmill Farm 7th Jan 2024

On a magical Albany evening… we met up just before sunset, After the drivers meeting and new year welcomes and catchups, we headed from Cosy Corner along Perkins Beach, where we stopped to watch an amazing sunset. A few got caught in the soft sand but quick to recover. Then along Muttonbird beach to the lookout.
Next towards the track to the windmills sightseeing along the way. Just as we hit the final windmill one car broke the bead on his tyre. Quick fix then headed home.
Thank you to Rene for being our trip leader and coordinating the event. It was a great bunch of drivers and passengers; we even entertained a few overseas visitors!

If you haven’t done it before, this is a good chance to see what it’s like to go offroad at night.

Check out our photo gallery from the night.

 

 

 

 

4WD precinct at the Albany Motorplex site

April 2023 –

A real privilege for our club to be part of the Albany Motorplex.
This week our Committee Members had the opportunity to visit the developing 4WD precinct at the Albany Motorplex site.
The area is 10 Hectares or near enough 25 acres so we have a real opportunity to create a great venue with the opportunity to create a lot if interest from our local and further a field 4×4 community.
It was explained that topsoil will be spread back over the excavated part of the 4WDP.
The buffer and the significance of the buffer and protected wetland was also explained.
We saw maps of the clubhouse (which we will share) and racing tracks. They are wanting further input from us as to design and ideas.
Exciting times for 4WD in Albany!