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Old 03-13-2020, 05:06 PM   #1
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Planning is just about finalised for the 17th Australian Early Ford V8 Nationals to be held in Toowoomba, the Garden City. The dates are 4th to 7th September 2020. Why not plan a visit to Australia and take in this great event while you explore this great country. Because of the long distances, V8 Nationals are only held every two years in Australia.
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Old 03-13-2020, 06:01 PM   #2
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If I was in Australia, I would go just so I could say i have been to Toowoomba, the Garden City. What a great name!
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With the conversion rates so attractive, you should come. The last I heard was that our Australian Dollar only bought 63 Cents US. It is a win, win situation for USA visitors. Unfortunately, it works to our disadvantage when we travel to the USA, and finishes up a very expensive exercise. Even buying parts from the USA is very expensive, as postage has to be added also. Such is life.
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My stepbother and family live in Toowoomba and love it Would be tempted to attend but am travelling to Europe ( Covid -19 willing ) in June for 5 weeks so unfortunately my big trip is that this year fingers crossed -Karl
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Toowoomba, the Garden City is at its best in September. Plan your visit to the V8 Nationals and Toowoomba. You will not be disappointed.
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I am actually having thoughts of attending... Doubtful, but I can dream it!
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Love to have you attend Michael. As I mentioned, with our poor conversion rate, it is a real bargain for USA travellers.
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My stepbother and family live in Toowoomba and love it Would be tempted to attend but am travelling to Europe ( Covid -19 willing ) in June for 5 weeks so unfortunately my big trip is that this year fingers crossed -Karl
and Karl we are not far off level pegging with the Oz dollar too.

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We are both down to the level of the Matabele Peso
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17th Australian Early Ford V8 Nationals - Toowoomba 4-7 Sept 2020
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mercman, I would love to attend that National Meet!! I was in Australia (your East Coast Cities & Towns) some years ago, on a US Navy Destroyer. During that visit, I told some of the friends we made...I would definitely return some day, but so far that has not happened.
Now, if this COVID-19 mess is over by August '20, I'll be heading to the UK, and will still be there during your V-8 Club Meet, so won't be able to do a return trip to Australia this year.
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mercman, I would love to attend that National Meet!! I was in Australia (your East Coast Cities & Towns) some years ago, on a US Navy Destroyer. During that visit, I told some of the friends we made...I would definitely return some day, but so far that has not happened.
Now, if this COVID-19 mess is over by August '20, I'll be heading to the UK, and will still be there during your V-8 Club Meet, so won't be able to do a return trip to Australia this year.
Kings Cross for R&R huh John. We know all about K/C
lol Iím sure you had fun.
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Kings Cross for R&R huh John. We know all about K/C
lol Iím sure you had fun.
Tony you could catch something....... at least there's a vaccine for that!

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Kings Cross for R&R huh John. We know all about K/C
lol I’m sure you had fun.
Right you are Tony! Our Destroyer Squadron had just finished a two year tour of patrol duty all over Southeast Asia....then we headed for Australia for some serious R&R, with stops in Newcastle, Sydney, Hobart Tasmania, and then up through the South Pacific to Hawaii, and finally to Long Beach, California.
I was very impressed with Australia and all the friendly people we met there, and also could not believe seeing so many Early Ford Flathead V-8 powered vehicles that were still on the road, in daily use.
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I went to Sydney in 1970 for R+R, loved Australia, great people, food and drink. I did some sight seeing and spent very little time at Whiskey a go-go. Then it was back to the land time forgot. I wish I could go back to Australia, especially for a V-8 meet.
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If I was in Australia, I would go just so I could say i have been to Toowoomba, the Garden City. What a great name!
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If you did come down and landed in Sydney you might like to visit Woolloomooloo. Then go down to Victoria and take in the sights of Tangambalanga. Yep, they both exist.
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If you did come down and landed in Sydney you might like to visit Woolloomooloo. Then go down to Victoria and take in the sights of Tangambalanga. Yep, they both exist.
Yep, the original inhabitants of both countries had some great place names. In Minnesota, I live about 5 miles from Lake Oossawinnamakee.
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In these unusual times, planning for these Early Ford V8 Nationals is well underway, but we just have to wait and see if the threat for Corona Virus is under control and we can resume a normal life again. As of 9 PM tonight, no non-Australians will be able to gain access to Australia. Come close to September, if all bans are lifted we will be ready. For overseas visitors from the USA, you will love Australia, especially now that our Aussie Dollar has hit a near all-time low, down to around 55 cents. That means that the American Dollar will just about buy 2 Aussie Dollars. Also, when you see an advertised price, that is the price that you pay, as the Tax is already included. So, save the dates and if all bans are lifted, it will be a great event to be part of, and while you are here, enjoy other parts of our lovely country.
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The New Zealand Vintage Car Club have cancelled their international rally in Taranaki for Jan 2021. I'm not sure if they are pessimistic or realistic -Time will tell -Karl
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