Day 12 Tues 27th March
Kimba to Peterborough - distance 286 km
Ron and Billi Cary in their 1909 Great Western approached the Flinders Ranges. At the top a wheel bearing and clutch troubled. They motored on to Peterborough and the damage was assessed. Ron sourced new bearings from Jamestown. From then it was a file and fix and again young Oliver assisted and was covered in grease. 11pm finish and oh yes others of our expedition family as always at hand to help.
As our lovely ladies have their moments of not moving. Then we all rejoice as they again are repaired and wheels in motion. We are all very aware of safety in our driving and parking. Imagine about 62 vehicles to be prepared for daily action. The drivers and riders themselves ready 20 days - 20 times.
John and Roselli Stanley driving a 1912 Brush invited me to join them to drive. Glorious driving and the sun shone on us. All went to plan until 1600 and then an abrupt stop. His lovely Brush lady would not move no matter how much TLC was bestowed on her. Then John kindly asked his back up to take me into Peterborough to be in time for Happy Hour.
Last Sunday afternoon I had a call from Adelaide and was given the contact details of a man who purchased the Ferguson and Birtles Cup in an Adelaide auction. I begged for Graham Sharley to bring his Cup to Peterborough. YES he came to our Happy Hour @ Railway Hotel. We had great fun admiring the Cup and were so impressed that he drove all the way to share his treasure. Graham, the Ferguson and Birtles families and I celebrated together at dinner planning the way Syd Ferguson’s daughter would see the Cup in Sydney.
Judie Stephens OAM - Expedition Director