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« on: June 06, 2021, 07:48:59 PM »
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Way back in 2006 the Vic club ran the FE FC nationals in Phillip Island. As well as the 50th anniversary of the FE, It so happened to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Melbourne Olympics.
I had this idea to make an olympic torch out of FE parts and send it around Australia to the different clubs so it could be photographed in various scenic places and then finally the WA club would drive it across the Nullarbor and it would end up back in Phillip Island.
The order was ACT, NSW, MNC (mid north coast), QLD, SA, TAS & WA
So a schedule was worked out and the following pics were the Victorian pictures




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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2021, 07:50:12 PM »
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Started at Olympic park and took some Collingwood shots for Tony and Brett




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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2021, 07:51:35 PM »
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Some more Olympic park with Kevin OíNeill and myself






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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2021, 07:54:25 PM »
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We went further afield to the exhibition building and Flinders street station





I stopped right in front of the station and stuck my arm out the window with the torch. The taxi driver behind me thought I was mad. Unfortunately a car came into the scene just as Kevin clicked the photo
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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2021, 07:56:44 PM »
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We went to Phillip Island on a reccy and took a few more pics







The whole nats team got a group photo, Neville Stone and Tony Galea making special guest appearances
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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2021, 08:00:14 PM »
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The photo at the beach I canít remember, this may have been a SA photo




All the state photos were posted somewhere but I donít know where they are. Anyone know?

Some of these photos have never been seen before. Some itís probably best left that way......
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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2021, 08:02:24 PM »
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So here it is now, itís been tucked away in the cupboard for 15 years and itís still as good as new.  No barn dust.  Lol





Hope you enjoyed the little trip down memory lane

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« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2021, 08:05:13 PM »
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By the way, it’s made from a steering column gear shift tube welded to the back cover of a horn

The group photo left to right
Kevin O’Neill, Dina and Tony Galea, Neville Stone, Pia Richards, Leigh Detlefsen, Laurie Richards, Geoff Fitzpatrick and Cat Wright photobombing over the top.
Someone had to take the photo - that was me

Ken
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« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2021, 08:40:14 PM »
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hey Ken ,a real walk down memory lane ,what a great idea it was ,,is part of the torch a gear shift selector tube ?? ...Vern
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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2021, 08:42:33 PM »
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Yes Vern, I thought you would recognise that part straight away

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Supporting it's favourite footy team
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« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2021, 01:30:11 PM »
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Took surfing lessons from surferboy




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« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2021, 01:32:53 PM »
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PARTY TIME




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« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2021, 04:16:21 PM »
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Thanks surferboy, I Remember those photos now.  Great stuff.

Ken
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