Moonambel Muster 2019 – Wrap Up

Well the 2019 Moonambel Muster is done and dusted.

Thank you to the following trip leaders: Kelvin Rogers, Matthew Mountjoy, Geoff Davey, Tim Neville, Lachie & Cam, Dave Purdie, Warren Tedford, Allie Hamann & Byron Willey.

We had 60 cars attend this year which included our club members, up and coming members, Central Highlands 4WD Club, Centrals Hills 4WD Club SA and Wade from Wimmera Diesel (TJM) join us. We also had our sponsors joins us with Rick & Lucas from TJM and Tim from ARB.

Thursday throughout the day the setup crew rocked in and enjoyed a few drinks around the fire drum. Friday morning we had many hands help with setting up which meant we were done in about 2 1/2 hours which allowed a few to go for a quick drive up to the look out before lunch. And those that weren’t able to attend on the reccie run weekend went out for the afternoon to scout some tracks. Friday night the campers started rolling in and Cam/Lachie & Kelvin headed out on night runs.

Saturday morning saw 6 trips head out with Dave Purdie and Tim Neville leaving at 9.15am and the rest following after that. Most trips came back before dark to enjoy a few drinks and nibbles, but unfortunately Matthew’s trip was back late after doing “one last track” which had trees down on it. Saturday evening we had baked potatoes from Country Baked Potatoes and enjoyed the music of Lachie Cartledge where a few of us danced the night away, others enjoyed the fires and socializing.

Sunday morning was a bit slower start with the first trip leaving at 10.15 and the ladies trip leaving at 10:45. The ladies run was very enjoyable with Allie & Sophie leading, and Shez, Renee, Ebony/Remy, Danni (aka Damien) and Natalie Brocks as tail end. After a visit to the look out we attempted the hard exit, but after my Navi exited the car and I was going to follow we decided to turn around and take the easier way home, as the men folk were in need of a nap.

Sunday evening the committee were busy selling last minute raffle tickets, setting up the raffle prizes and getting ready for our raffle. With the major prize being the ARB 60lt fridge everyone was keen to get tickets. Luck was going Byron’s way when the first ticket was drawn with his name on it. Congratulations to Byron and the other prize winners of the night. Everyone then enjoyed another night around the fires socializing and talking about the week-ends events.

The call was put out for the imminent wild weather forecast for Sunday night, with high winds and rain. The rain and wind made for a wet pack up. Thanks goes out to those who braved the rain and helped pack everything up safely.

This is our clubs major event of the year and takes a lot of organizing behind the scenes before the event and at the event. Thanks to everyone who helped out over the weekend, without the trip leaders and the core group of commit-tee and helpers the weekend wouldn’t be possible.

Dave & Allie Hamann