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Great excitement on day 2 of the 2011 World Solar Challenge - a bush fire halted the 3000km race across Australia for several hours. The leading pack of solarcars, Tokai, Nuon and Michigan, were holed up early afternoon at a roadhouse called Wauchope, about 1100km south of Darwin, after police shut the road. The bush fire, " …


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  1. DownUndaRob

    Say What

    The town is spellt Wauchope, you were there, you saw the signs, and you still didn't spell it right.

    Also you dont need to move off the road for an oncoming roadtrain on the Stuart Highway (unless your a wimp) you just need to keep driving in a straight line. The highway is designed for two of those things to pass each other head to head, so your little car is no issue.. grow a pair...

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Say What

      been a long day...but thanks for the catch. wimps we may be, but caution the first time you see something is a useful life skill.

  2. Chris Hill 1
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    Any chance of pictures from the national missile park and the heritage centre in Woomera?

  3. Anonymous Coward

    Dreamz of Oz

    I want a job driving a road train!

  4. Anonymous Coward


    That is no way to treat a guest. Welcome to Australia, Drew. Sadly, the excitement evaporates once you reach Adelaide. Enjoy it while you can.

  5. Neil of Qld

    Enjoy the outback! When you get to Adelaide you will fondly remember the nightlife, the excitement and the safety. Visit Snowtown its a barrel of laughs.

  6. Anonymous Coward


    Nothing was said about moving off the road to allow roadtrains to pass - the problem was passing the extra wide trailers carrying mining equipment.

    So I guess that not only can you lot not play rugby, but reading and comprehension isn't all that high on the list either.

    Fail yourself.

    1. DownUndaRob


      What is this Rugby thing you speak off, is that the game where grown men run around a filed having a fight over a ball?? This is central Australia here, we play Aussie Rules...

  7. Martin 47

    Coober Pedy? watch out for the noodling hills. Oh and noodling is not as much fun as it sounds like it should be.

  8. The First Dave

    Pit stop as quick as F1, i.e. sub-three seconds? Doubt it - vids or your lying.

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