Andy Green visits Lake Gairdner

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Andy Green visits Lake Gairdner

Post by DLRA » Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:07 pm

Rod just rang to say that Andy Green (yes, THE ANDY GREEN, current holder of the World Land speed record) had telephoned him today. Andy was at Sydney airport on his way back to the UK.

For those that have been living under the proverbial rock, Andy's team have built a new car, the BLOODHOUND and have been traveling the world checking out the 20 odd sites that they have determined suitable for their exploits (read better than 714MPH).

Andy was at Lake Gairdner yesterday and they drove a Land Cruiser some 5 miles over the lake. There is some surface water that is being blown around by the strong winds that we have all experienced and a few soft spots. In his opinion the Lake is in very good condition, especially for this time of the year and he has indicated that it is the best place in the world that they have seen, bar none. They want to make their attempt at Lake Gairdner.

Rod has made Andy aware of our current situation and is forwarding all the information to him. He has promised to give the Federal and State Government contacts a fair old pasting and bring them up to speed, so to speak. It's fantastic to have some one of his profile going in to bat for us, especially at this time.

There is a meeting at Lake Gairdner next week between Government agency officials and the Indigenous representatives. The DLRA may be asked to attend by have not received an invitation yet.

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Post by Dr Goggles » Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:31 pm

....fingers crossed everybody. :D :D
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Post by w3stie » Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:44 pm

:shock: :shock: This could be very good for the DLRA.

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Post by BOB ELLIS » Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:00 am

"The darkest hour is just before the dawn"
My Grandad taught me that phrase a looong time ago.Long ,long before I was even thought of,he was up against horrible things like Panzers ,Tigers ,and 109E's , when he should have been at home with my Nana(to be).
But he fought,and won! Thats what we Salty's have to do,Fight on and Win.
We (apparently) live in a democratic country where we all have a say,hopefully the Gov't still thinks this way and will see reason in our quest for use of the Lake.
Having an International team such as Noble/Green looking at runnung here is huge news,it has to help persuade the Gov't Dept's in our favour.
If Bloodhound does choose our lake,I'll be there to see history made!

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Post by Lynchy » Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:55 am

Count me in as a volunteer as well. I'm sure I could take a month or three off life to be a part of something like that!

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Post by scooter trash » Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:27 am

Sounds great we are keen as to get down the the lake take some pics with Andy on there case too that has got to be a good thing... :lol:

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Post by hawkwind racing » Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:14 pm

that is very good news for several reasons , barring anymore rain the lakes a goer, if the bloodhound team act fast enough it could be enough to sway a decision our way ?? and if they infact do use Gairdner for the attempt I also will be there to drool as well , very exciting news indeed
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Post by Rob » Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:19 pm

The Bloodhound team support can only be a good thing for the DLRA and Lake Gairdner as a LSR venue.

I was lucky enough to have been invited to the 200mph club "do" in '98 and met him (Andy) then. He struck me as a very switched on yet unassuming man who took the time to speak with and listen to everyone he met.

Not sure how I'd manage it but somehow I'll be there too when it happens.

Interestingly the Bloodhound site states that 4 of their possible new LSR sites are within Australia. Bulloo Lake (far SW Qld), Lake Frome SA, Lake McLeod WA and Lake McKay NT .

From what I've read thus far, Bulloo Lake is worth an investigative visit as an alternative to Lake Gairdner provided the dog fence doesn't run through the best bit.

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Post by gennyshovel » Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:58 pm

You bloody ripper,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, :D
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Post by Reverend Hedgash » Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:12 am

Now that would be exciting... and fast!

On the website they mention the possibility of testing late 2009 so maybe an October window could open up I guess...? I can't imagine them being on time though.

Is it metric or imperial?

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Post by momec » Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:31 am

We will obviously make sure its and Imperial Lake if royality are visiting Reverand
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Post by Dr Goggles » Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:39 pm

Reverend Hedgash wrote:Now that would be exciting... and fast!
On the website they mention the possibility of testing late 2009 so maybe an October window could open up I guess...? I can't imagine them being on time though.
Is it metric or imperial?
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Post by BOB ELLIS » Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:24 pm

What's a Whitworth? About the same as British Woolworths,Stuff all!

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Post by DLRA » Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:10 pm

Bob,
I'll let you know when to pull that special, "one size fits all", spanner out of the drawer...... :lol:
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Post by BOB ELLIS » Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:12 pm

Thanks Greg,I don't know if they are still available in the local hardware store , they used to be quite cheap , back in the old west!
'El Presidente' likes the "one size fits all" spanner also.

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