> News The Wangaratta 4X4 Club recently held its 35th Birthday and celebrated with a trip to the Murmungee area on the Saturday, culminating with a dinner later that night at the North Eastern Hotel in Wangaratta. 6 vehicles went on the trip lead by founding members of the Club, Neville and Monica French, and ably assisted by Damien and Kerry O’Connor as tail end Charlies. Turning left off main road just after Taylor’s Gap near Myrtleford, we travelled through the hills between Myrtleford and Beechworth, overlooking Murmungee and Gapstead in the valleys. The drive was a combination of steep, rocky climbs requiring low range gearing, to wonderful drives along the ridges with magnificent views over the areas below, and then some steep descents into those amazing valleys of the North East. Lunch was consumed at Murmungee Lookout with some wonderful views but some very cutting winds. It was mentioned at lunch that the wind was very lazy, Too lazy to go around you - it went through you instead. A great day was finished off with a lovely dinner at a local Hotel with the following awards and presentations acknowledging some significant contributions from members over many years: Life Memberships awarded to Neville and Monica French, Sue and Graham Abotomey, Craig and Kristen Cheatham. 10 year plus Certificates to Noel and Irene Ham, David Robinson, David Jackson, Bruce Gooday, David Blore. Bev Maher 2 SEPTEMBER 2018 TRACKWATCH WANGARATTA 4X4 CLUB 35TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS Life members (couples from L to R )- Neville & Monica French, Graham & Sue Abotomey and Craig & Kristen Cheatham 2018 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER CLUB CRUISERKHANA MAJOR SPONSORS Cruiserkhana is a skills based 4x4 event suitable for four wheel drivers of all standards. No vehicle modifications are necessary to be successful. Highly modified 4x4s are not permitted. Each vehicle requires a driver and navigator. Competiion events held Saturday 20th with a Friday night fun event and Sunday fun events, all with prizes for winners. Entries now open with approx. $10,000 worth of prizes up for grabs! 4WD Clubs Team Challenge Four wheel drive clubs are invited to compete for the Cruiserkhana Perpetual Trophy. Teams consist of three vehicles that come from the same club. www.cruiserkhana.com.au E En nt tr ry y f fe ee es s (includes entry, camping and Saturday night 3-course dinner) • Competitors (driver plus navigator) $195 • Spectators (includes dinner) $50/$35 (child 5-15) • Day visitors $15/$10 (child 5-15) Hot & cold food and drinks available all weekend PLUS 4X4 TEAM CHALLENGE 2 days of exciting 4x4 all terrain, all fun, family 4WD skill competitions APPLY ONLINE AT www.cruiserkhana.com.au or for more information email enquiries@cruiserkhana.com.au Held at the TLCCV Club Property near Yarck (2 hrs north of Melbourne) 19th-21st OCTOBER 2018