and friends or mates and V8's? That was the
decision I was trying to make in the week
leading up to my birthday about who I should
spend the special day with. After watching
the list grow and grow of people who were
keen for a run on the day my decision was
becoming harder. After receiving an email
from Paul with the following wise words "Birthday
with big revs. Cant think of anything better"
I had made up my mind - mates and V8's it
XB GT Coupe that has become affectionately
known as the "Curry Coupe" had just
undergone open heart surgery the weekend before
and Bob was itching to take it out for a burn
armed with its new ANGRIER Clevo. A quick
call was made and the Curry Coupe Crew were
up for the run.
morning of the run came and Jeff and I headed
off to Bob's place, upon arrival we heard
the Coupe rumbling away in the driveway. In
we jumped and we were off to Uncle Leo's and
goddam the Coupe is now a whole new beast!
Ever heard the saying "Curry in a Hurry".
The Coupe definitely has more spice now! Upon
arrival at Uncle Leo's we were greeted with
a very healthy turnout that put a big smile
on the dial. Pretty much everyone that said
they were keen had rocked up with was really
good to see.
red army was out in force – Rip and Sash's
XY's, Nick's XA and Pat's XY all looked the
goods lined up. After a bit of meet and greet
and a few well wishes we headed off down the
highway with Paul and Steve in their XT's
setting the pace. Not long later the Curry
Coupe had taken the lead and we were on our
way to Picton via Razor Back. But all did
not go to plan as most of the convoy missed
the turn off and another spanner was thrown
in the works when we heard that Nick's XA
had run out of fuel. Not long later the two
XT's and the LOW302 crew in the very mean
looking True Blue XY had caught up to us and
we headed off to get some fuel for the stricken
pouring a whole 5 litre can down the carby
the XA didn't kick into life. Blocker was
quick to diagnose the problem – "it's
he stated. I left the cramped back seat of
the Coupe to enter the luxurious comfort of
Paul's mighty XT GT (yes im biased!) and we
left the XA and headed back for more fuel.
had seen and heard Paul's XT at All Ford Day
– very impressive on both accounts but one
question remained… How does it go? Paul didn't
muck around and was giving the XT bootful
and the lill AN Racing tweaked 302 Windsor
was up to task. The toploader wasn't arguing
with the instructions Paul was belting into
it! Still armed with its 3.0's it still gave
the green machine of Steve's a run for its
money. I was very impressed. Will have to
go for another run when the 3.5's go in Paul!
The lill Windsor ran hard but was unable to
play with the big boys - Sash, Rip and Adam.
we arrived at the pub at Picton with all the
GT's glistening away in the beautiful weather.
It was time to catch up with the mates and
grab a feed. Paul had headed off to rescue
Nick's XA in the meantime. Stories were shared
and beer was drunk.
a while Nick and Paul had arrived which was
good to see. After more chewing the fat with
the fellahs it was time to go for the Coupe.
Bob and Jeff both had curfews in place and
had to leave early. What was I to do? Hang
around or head back in the Curry Coupe? Another
hard decision but in the end I convinced myself
to head back with the brothers to the big
smoke. I was wondering to myself if I was
missing out on a different type of "big
smoke" back down in Picton where mid-road
bushfires have previously been known to occur.
The rest of the day was spent with the family
and friends so what more could I have asked
for? It was a top day out surrounded by people
and machines which I love.
and friends – mates and V8's - and the Wolfpac
– God bless em!
in Fords Sundeep.