High Altitude 2012

Click to start slideshowThe Toowoomba Hot Rodders have just completed their annual High Altitude Rod Run, and everything appeared to click just as it should. Headquatered at the Toowoomba Show Grounds, there was plenty of room for camping on site, and heaps of room in the pavilion for the activities. If the weather could have been better, then any one attending would have been surprised.

The run on Saturday was out to the Army Aviation Museum at Oakey, and once again the service men and women did a great job of explaining the intracies of restoring the myriad projects they are working on. The Spitfire restoration was an eye opener for many, as it is almost a scratch-built airframe, fitted with parts obtained from all over. Oakey was an aircraft dismantling station after WW2, so it isn't uncommon for the service men and women to scan the ground with metal detectors then dig up all sorts of extremely rare aircraft parts from the grounds of the base.Click to start slideshow

Saturay afternoon had lots of alternate events on, including a chocolate factory (yummmmmmm, chocolate) and the traditional open day at Warren & Kerry Wilkies' Toowoomba Rod & Custom Shop. Warren & Jarred have been getting the projects out the door, but as fast as they are finished, another arrives.

Start the slideshowThe number of entrants was well up again, and Sunday's traditional park-and-shop affair, where a couple of the city centre's streets are barricaded for the rods to park, was held under a cloudless sky.

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