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Crazy Pic of The Week


 

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A saltwater crocodile takes on a helicopter – according to the website I found this on the crewman said to the pilot “Keep your doors closed , I think we have a problem !”

You think ??

Pic thanks to http://www.2dayfm.com.au

 

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V8 Utes in Darwin , Kim Jane and his Team Perform Mechanical Miracles while I Catch up With a Funny Bushman


I just had the best weekend in ages. Once a year the V8 Supercars and Utes come to Darwin for a 3 day event that brings people from all over the country. I was representing Kim Jane and his ute on the grid and in the pit lane.Kim Jane is the nephew of one of Australia’s biggest known race car drivers and the owner of one of the largest national tyre companies , Bob Jane.

I shall now proceed to tell you the story using pictures cos hey that’s heaps more interesting than reading a post where I try to describe anything to do with motor sports ( not my best subject !).

So Day one I had a photo shoot with the ute which was a bit of an on the spot thing – I had just arrived and next thing I know I’m climbing all over a ute . Fun !

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Picture by Wade Aunger and courtesy of V8 Supercars , Kim Jane & crew and TR Management & Promotions

After my shoot I did my first stint on the grid , where they make you hold a race flag , stare straight ahead and try to look pretty ( hard to do when your flag turns into a parachute ). The first one went well and I headed back to the pits to hand out promo gear . A little while later a familiar looking bloke and a young guy approached me with a camera. Now I don’t know if many of you have caught on , but I’m not shy. At all. In fact sometimes I can be a down right bloody show pony but I like to think in a good way – I love to make people laugh and tell a good story ! So when I saw the camera my first instinct wasn’t to run and hide. In fact I was like “hey how ya goin’ , what’s the camera for ?” . It turned out they were filming people around the track to put on the big screen so I did a little spiel for Kim Jane and the Bob Jane Tmart products for him on聽 camera. When that was done we started chatting away when I looked down at his name tag …. “OMG your Phil O’Brian , your my hero ! I love your shit ! Wow this is awesome , YOU inspired my blog !!” I think I nearly scared the poor bloke with my excitement but after .05 of a millisecond he recovered and we had more of a chat about the Territory , Gove , and his projects. We both agreed to catch up and have a beer and that made my day because c’mon , how many days do you meet one of your heroes and get them to agree to drink with you ?? Well for me its NEVER so I was stoked !

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One of his AWESOME books if you聽 like my blog聽even slightly then you will LOVE his adventures he is funny as fark !! You can buy it here 馃槈

So it wasn’t even lunchtime on the first day and I had been photographed climbing all over a ute in front of oh I don’t know a hundred people , had met at least 2 famous race car drivers and my very own hero !

Next I was told that the second round was ready to go and we had to get back on the grid. And this time it was being shown on live television. With me right up the front on my own , holding the V8 supercar ute flag . Great ! As I said , I’m not shy but the flags were hard to hold in the wind and who wants to look like a dickhead on national TV ?

This was result ….

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Pic credits same as first pic 馃檪

That was pretty much it for Day one. Day 2 started off nicely with the wind not so bad I managed to hold onto my flag in the first round. Unfortunately things didn’t go so well for Kim. I wont tell you what happened , you can watch for your self ….

Vid uploaded by V8 utes Australia

He said afterwards he tried to turn the power off as he was getting out to prevent a fire – amazing forward thinking under pressure !

This is his ute afterwards

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That’s it race over right ?

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Wrong. We’re gonna fix this shit ! They had an hour to do it and they made it just in time. Craziest shit I’ve seen in a long time – next time my mechanic tells me to wait 2 or 3 days I’m going to tell him I know better !!!

He didn’t win in the end but he did win down at Perth and the Series is not over yet. It was a great experience meeting all of these awesome people and getting to see the other side of car racing.

By the way I can’t end this post without telling you that while Kim had no more drama’s in his next round , I had to have the bloody flag taken off me while I was ON THE GRID because it was literally about to take me on a trip to the sky !

So I’m gonna end this with 2 more happy snaps – the man who saved me and me pretending I won an award !

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My savior !

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Glammin’ it up at the V8 ute lounge

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V8 Utes , Facebook , And Meeting The Guy Responsible for my Blog !!


Ok because I am so exhausted I’m seeing triple I’ve been lazy and am explaining my most fantastic day for ages with my latest facebook post ( private , not kels gone bush ) and I have even left in all my spelling mistakes because lets face it I’m tooo tired to spell hehe 馃槈
I will tell you just in case you are wondering Peter Obrian is a Territory personality that goes bush , gets in to mischief and writes about it .. And is funny as FARK !!! I will do a more in depth post about my crazy weekend but as I have to do it all again tomorrow I ll leave you with this preview .. again please excuse the spelling mistakes !

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Truly fantastic day I was at the V8s representing Kim Jane’s ute on the grid hanging out in the pits with taking photos with race fans THEN I got to meet one of my idol’s , the man who inspired me to write kelsgonebush.com Phil Obrian who then interviewed me for the big screen and after I told him about my blog and stuff reckons we should collaborate !!! Best F*cking day in a long time ! (sorry mum and mimi but sometimes that word is called for lol )
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    • Diane MurrayWow!!!! Your life just gets more amazing Kel Bel! xxxxx

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    • Mark NelsonGreat to hear everything is going in a forward direction for you kel,no looking back now.tv soon lol.

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    • Kellie Theotherone ArrowsmithNot all te time but today was one I wont forget in a hurry … Phil Obrian !!! , Ive been dying to meet him since I read his book …and the car stuff was really cool I got photos on top of the ute and on the grid – apparently it was on TV too didn’t see but only thing I can complain about is my feet …. they are killing me ! Xox

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Crazy Pic of The Week


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Looking like a scene from the movie Mad Max , the Finke desert was full of weird contraptions last weekend as revheads from all over the country competed in the annual Finke Desert off-road race , one of the biggest off-road races in the world. I applied to be a grid girl for the race at the start of the year but was knocked back – I don’t mind I’ll apply again next year and if they knock me back again Ill enter the troopy in the race instead !

Talking of Grid girls I am going to be on the grid for the Darwin V8 Supercars this weekend – Its going to be a massive 2 days I cant wait !!

And yes , I will be telling you all about it next week 馃槈

Pic thanks to the NT News

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