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New member - Merc to Birdsville Races, Australia

I am a new member, although I have been reading these forums for quite some time.
In 1997 I drove a 1966 Mercedes thru NSW and Queensland to the Birdsville races. We returned home from the races by travelling down the Birdsville track to Lake Ayer then on thru SA to home in Victoria. We made it home in one piece although we travelled for more than 4000km without an exhaust, and we blew 6 tyres.

This year we are setting out again with my 1977 280se w116. I will be asking alot of questions as I prepare the vehicle. This year is a very tight budget as I keep in mind that the vehicle may have to be abandoned roadside.

I would love to hear your thoughts or similar stories.

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