2019 REDARC 4WD “OCTOBERFEST” : 4th – 7th October

2019 REDARC 4WD “OCTOBERFEST” : 4th – 7th October

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Mitsubishi-4wd-club-sa-2019-OctoberfestA weekend of fun, safe and family‐friendly 4WD and social activities.  Organised by The Mount Lofty Rangers 4WD Club in association with 4WDSA and hosts at Merna Mora Station.  

(Attendance restricted to financial members or official visitors (i.e. potential new members) of clubs which are affiliated with 4WDSA or equivalent Associations in each state.)

NOTE for  Mitsi Club MEMBERS : Whilst our Club has arranged a “Club Trip” for the Weekend (refer details in CatChat Magazine in the Members Section of the Website)
. . . attendance still needs to be “Registered” via :

Once registered please email Trip Coordinator, as per trip notice !



REMINDER : Celebration of 4 Wheel Driving -19th May 2019 at Birdwood

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Over 100 used and bruised 4×4 on display.
Special guests, including Roothy and the legendary Milo. Over $8000 in raffles and prizes.

NOTE for MEMBERS : Our Club will have 10 Vehicles on Display . . .
For more information on that and additional event info / Club participation etc refer to May edition of CatChat OR go to Members Area “Documents / Download  Page” of the Website . . .

When: 19 May 2019 from 10 am to 5 pm
WHERE: National Motor Museum, Shannon Street, Birdwood SA,

National Motor Museum (NMM), Birdwood SA

Saturday 18.05.2019

10.00am               Museum gates open.

4WD club members and friends will pay normal admission at the entrance door on Saturday, and on request get a receipt docket with a next day stamp, and are be able to stay for the music on Saturday night, and return through the Museum door on Sunday with your receipt from Saturday at no extra cost.

7pm – 9pm          Music, Hills Hiest on stage

4.00pm                 3 official Campfires started (no other campfires allowed).

5.00pm                 Museum gates close.

9.30                        Butler’s Pantry Coffee van closes.

9.30                        Lobethal Bier Haus (Local craft brewery) and Wine Jeanie, closes.

9.30                       Public out of hour’s gate closes.

10pm                    Members re entry gate closes, Call 0427618390 for access

Normal admission and concessions apply to the National Motor Museum, with full access to the Museum.     Adult: $15.50    Concession: $12.50   Children: $6.50 (children under 5 free)                                                   Family: $35.00 (2 adults, up to 6 children)

Sunday 19.05.2019

8.30am                 Naracoorte Club Breakfast, bacon and egg or sandwiches. Butlers Pantry Coffee van opens

9.30                        Lobethal Bier Haus and Wine Jeanie open

10.00am               Museum gates open.

10.10                     Mike & Gayle Quarmby, of Birdwood. Gayle is the daughter or Rex Battarbee, famous for teaching Albert Namatjira how to paint, and together, the founders of Outback pride, Bush tucker demo.

11.00                     Roothy on stage, for a chat. NMM director, Paul Rees is the interviewer for the day

11.20                     Music, Western Branch on stage.

Camp cooking demonstration starts, First Damper & Main course preparation.

11.30                     Doug Sprigg, part owner of Arkaroola and was in the first vehicle to cross the Simpson Desert in a Nissan 4×4.

11.50                     Music, Western Branch on stage.

Results/judging of the damper, “main course” updates.

12.00                     Valmai Hankel, 4×4 identity whose car is in the NMM, travelled all round Australia.

12.20                     Music, Western Branch on stage. Raffle promo, and more??

Second damper demonstration prep starts

12.30                     Kristin Weidenbach, author of Mailman of the Birdsville track, story of Tom Kruse.

A chat on stage about her interaction with the famous Mailman

12.50                     Music, Western Branch on stage. Raffle promo, and may be rig demos??

Mains demonstration judging, second Damper judging

1.00                        Helen Hamp, daughter of Tom Kruse, on stage for a chat about her Dad, and stories of Marree.

1.20                        Music, Western Branch on stage.

Promo of Custom printed labels on, Beer and Wine bottles.

1.30                        Roothy on stage, doing what Roothy does, PLUS the handover of Milo!!

2.00                        Music, Western Branch on stage. Raffle promo!!

2.20                        Bush Tucker chat. Repeat of 10.10 presentation, where to find them.

2.30                        Roger Vickery, “Creek to Coast

2.50                        Western Branch finish. Clean up starts.

On stage President of F.W.D.S.A  Greg Chase for thanks and credits

5.00                        Museum gates close.

Our thanks to the National Motor Museum for the use of their grounds to hold our event

To John Rooth for attending, our Sponsors, and supporting businesses that made this happen


President’s Report – May 2019

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Please welcome new members, Peter Taylour (997) and Dorothy Cormack with Brian (998) as they join in with our Club activities.

The 28th May Social meeting will include Danny Fassina from North East Mitsubishi who will be discussing the new MR model Triton, which will be onstage.     Danny intends joining the Club and having demonstrator vehicles available to view, at our training days.    Members may be able to drive them with prior notice.
The Club is currently negotiating special purchasing, servicing and parts discounts for members – thanks to Michael Davis.

Not all Committee positions have been filled (Social Coordinator, Catchat editor and positions with no allocated duties).   Changes will need to be made to some of these activities if a shortage of help is experienced.

The Committee is currently reorganising our IT services and is keen to receive suggestions from members regarding the information and content they want from these services. Please send any suggestions to my email address (see below).

On Sunday 19th May a Celebration of 4 Wheel Driving will be conducted at the National Motor Museum, Birdwood.   Ten Mitsi club vehicles and their gear will be displayed – want to assist ? – contact me at the email address below !

Have you ever wondered what MY18 or MY19 on an advertised vehicle means?     This should help – http://nationalfleetfinance.com.au/my18-my17/

Information on the future of the Pajero varies depending on the source.    Here is some more to add to the mix :  https://www.msn.com/en-au/lifestyle/lifestyleauto/mitsubishi-continues-the-pajeros-death/ar-BBWogvm?ocid=spartandhp


Des Leach president@mitsi4wdsa.org.au