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Message started by shackles on Jun 18th, 2020 at 9:51pm

Title: Who remembers this movie?
Post by shackles on Jun 18th, 2020 at 9:51pm
https://youtu.be/RadNxWrePsw

Title: Re: Who remembers this movie?
Post by Cactus on Jun 19th, 2020 at 7:10am
The bush as it was, thing have changed some what.

Title: Re: Who remembers this movie?
Post by Derek on Jun 19th, 2020 at 8:08am
It was the “original” across the top movie. 1955.  Well and truly before the likes of Malcolm Douglas.

Keith passed away at the age of 85 in 2012.

Title: Re: Who remembers this movie?
Post by poddy dodger on Jun 19th, 2020 at 10:03pm
An old Buick straight 8, would've needed a petrol bowser permanently hooked up. Always remember Geoff Carter saying, "A good driver in a 2WD will go further than a poor driver in a 4WD", he went where no man went before in an old 2WD Peugeot ute in the 50's and 60's.

Title: Re: Who remembers this movie?
Post by TBF on Jun 20th, 2020 at 6:40am
Remember it well
Also the Leyland Bros west to east crossing.
Saw it the pictures with my grandad.
I was only about 10. That is where my love of the great outdoors started.
Real adventures.

Title: Re: Who remembers this movie?
Post by mikel on Jun 20th, 2020 at 10:07am
After seeing the film I got his book from the library.
PD..he actually replaced the original Buick petrol engine with a Perkins diesel. In the book he relates how, on the way back to Perth, it "blew" a piston which he removed and completed the journey on 5 cylinders. A great read.
The popularity of his film shows how much so many of us envy the lifestyle he followed. A very enterprising man and how times have changed.
TBF...The Leylands actually followed a west to east track established by Reg Sprigg the geologist who established SANTOS. He was the first to make a motor crossing prior to the major oil and gas exploration coming shortly after.
The book about his life "Reg Sprigg.. Rock Star" is a very interesting read.

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