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Old 12-07-21, 06:48
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Back to the Track is starting soon (01 Aug)

At the moment there are around 160 military vehicles heading for Alice Springs.

Here is the event web site.
https://www.backtothetrack2021.com/



Official vehicle entrants to date May 2021



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4 x Motorcycles (3 X 1942 WLA Harley and 1942 Indian Chief)

3 x 1942 Slat Grill Willys Jeeps MB

27 x 1942-1945 Willys MB Jeeps

31 x 1942 1945 Ford GPW Jeeps

1 x 1943 Ford Amphibious Jeep - GPA

3 x 1942 International K5 Prime Movers with single axle semi-trailers

1 x 1942 International K3 Truck

1 x 1941 North South Ford Prime Mover with single axle semi-trailers

1 x Chevrolet Gun Tractor towing Limber and QF 25 Pdr cannon

1 x 1945 General Motors C60X Blitz 6x6 Truck

2 x 1942 Chevrolet Lend Lease Truck

6 x 1944 Studebaker US6 G.S.Trucks

1 x 1942 Yankee Joe G.S. Truck

1 x 1943 Diamond T 969 Tank Transporter

1 x FWD HARI Cargo Truck

1 x 1943 GMC 6x6 Truck

1 x 1942 Dodge WC51 Ambulance

1 x 1941 Chevrolet CMP 305 Ambulance

1 x 1942 Chevrolet Lend Lease Truck

2 x 1940 Chevrolet 1 Tonne Truck

3 x 1941 Chevrolet C15 Blitz Trucks

2 x 1940 Chevrolet Staff Cars

2 x 1941 Chevrolet Long Range Desert Trucks

2 x 1942 Chevrolet G.S. Trucks

1 x 1942 Chevrolet Radio Van

2 x 1941 Chevrolet Maple Leaf Trucks

1 x 1942 Chevrolet 11/2 Tonne 4x4 Blitz Truck

1 x 1942 White Armoured Scout Car M3A1

1 x 1944 QL Bedford Communications Truck

1 x 1941 Ford Utility IIY

1 x 1939 Ford Roadster Utility

1 x 1941 Ford Marmon Harrington Gun Tractor

3 x 1942 Ford Blitz Trucks

4 x Ford CMP F60L Cab 12 Blitz Trucks

1 x 1942 Dodge Tonne Command Car

5 x 1942 Dodge Weapons Carrier WC52

5 x 1943 Dodge Weapons Carrier WC62

2 x 1942 Dodge Tonne Trucks

1 x 1941 Dodge WC16 Radio Command Car

3 x 1942 Dodge Carry All

1 x Diamond T 980 and 1944 Workshop Trailer

​and over 30 post WW2 military moderns



Confirmed over 160 military vehicle participants

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Old 12-07-21, 10:17
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Hi Lang,
Good luck with your trip. If you can, please post updates for those of us unable to take part this time. I was on the original BTTT in 1995 and the 2000 Trackers from SA to Alice.

regards,
Richard
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Old 12-07-21, 10:49
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Richard

The trip is so slow (2 weeks to cover 1,500km) I think I will have plenty of time to send reports.

Lang
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Old 12-07-21, 11:01
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Back to the Track is starting soon (01 Aug)

Confirmed over 160 military vehicle participants

All of the NSW participants are likely to be locked out of travelling interstate, borders are slamming shut around us again, not likely to be reopened in 2 weeks.
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Old 12-07-21, 11:13
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Yes. We were going via Broken Hill and Port Augusta but now heading north via Mount Isa. About the same distance (3,000km from Brisbane to the start) but such a bloody boring road.

Very sorry for the NSW mob. They had better sprint for Queensland or South Australia right now before they shut the gates.

Absolutely hopeless response. We have about 50 people a day with covid in one state so they slam the borders closed while the loudmouths talk about the "success" of other countries who have lifted their restrictions but still have 10's of thousands of cases a day. We can just hope reason prevails and everybody gets to the start line.

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Old 12-07-21, 13:15
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1939 Ford Roadster and 1941 Ford/Marmon Herrington gun tractor are out unfortunately.
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Hi

Hope people taking part will share their photos and videos of the trip. Sounds like a great trip.

Cheers Phil
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Aside from the effects covid will have, that is such a great intended turn out! Good luck to those planning to go.
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