Raid Arnhem 2016

Raid Arnhem 2016 will start in Alice Springs on the 1st of August 2016 and will finish back in Alice Springs about a month later. The Raid route itself is subject to change as the actual survey has not been completed yet. The survey team will leave early August 2015. Depending on internet connections etc, we should be able to post some reports here from the survey team in the next few weeks.  

Raid 2016 newsletter

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Raid Arnhem 2016 announcement

Raid Arnhem 2016 will start in Alice Springs on the 1st of August 2016 and will finish back in Alice Springs about a month later. The Raid route itself is subject to change as the actual survey has not been completed yet. Be prepared for mostly bush camps, national parks and very few camp grounds. From Alice Springs we will travel via the Tanami road, heading west then north through Judbarra national park then to Flora river nature park & on to Katherine. From Katherine we head north to Pine creek. Then through Kakadu national  park, to Jabiru. Exploration of Arnhem land follows, the final route is still to be decided but, taking in places such as Cobourg peninsula, Maningrida &  Nhulunbuy. We will exit Arnhem via Roper Bar heading south to Limmen national park & Barkly table lands, meeting up with the Sandover Highway back to Alice springs. At this stage approximately 4500 Km. In Arnhem Land we plan to do one days driving followed by a rest day. Daily distances will be manageable & enjoyable throughout the Raid. We hope to have registrations open after the survey is completed toward the end of the 2015 year.. Cheers Raid…

Snippets of Raid 1996

    by Michael and Paula, driving a ’62 ID Edited by John Paas 29 July 1996 Raid is now well and truly on its way. At Burke just arrived as we were leaving, Steve Wedell finally arrived, It turned out that he helped another Raider with his 2CV after nearly “giving the game away.” The journey around Sturt’s Stony desert down the Strezleki Track was wonderful and then tip to Oodnadatta on the Oodnadatta track. The desert is beautiful and ever-changing. We stopped for- the night at a camping place and lo and behold, a spring bubbling up which has had sleepers built around it to make an idyllic pool. After that we drove to Ayres Rock. Bitumen roads, tourist buses, supermarkets. A bit much to take after the remoteness of the desert. Rain. After seven months they’ve had the first rain just when we’re here, Quite spectacular really. The cloud formations and the water- running down the Rock. Away from people we do a 7 km walk through the Olgas. Absolutely wonderful!! On arriving back at the campsite we are surrounded by 2CV’s. Heaps of them. Yesterday, after leaving the rock, we drove through the gate on to…

300km of Gunbarrelling!

Originally published by the Citroen Car Club of Victoria. …imagine a road made of speed bumps … IMAGINE A ROAD MADE OF SPEED BUMPS. Millions of them, one after another, each about 10cm high. Then fill the gutter in between with bulldust so fine it can filter into every nook and cranny of a car. Add a few stony sections with rocks sharp enough to slash car tyres, and throw in the odd washaway for excitement. Put it somewhere hot; the sort of heat where a driver can sweat off a litre every hour. Now stretch the road out over three hundred kilometers, and entice people to drive on it by giving it the respectable title of “highway.” You’ve got the Gunbarrel. The sort of road most Australians have seen on TV and most Europeans have never dreamed of. A road to shake the fillings out of your teeth. “It’s crazy,” Olaf Baumann from Solingen, West Germany, said. “We tried every speed from 10 km/ h to 90 km/h to make it better. It’s always the same. Dutchman Rene Goedel didn’t think his 1971 Mehari would survive. “I had the feeling with the corrugations that the whole thing would shatter,…

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