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Coasting : Issue 10 April 2010
30 central coast • new south wales COASTING FEATURE THIS one goes out to those four-wheel- drivers who like to go cruisin' old school. Coasting is giving readers the chance to win a set of four Toyota Royale alloy wheels. The wheels are made specifically for the Toyota Landcruiser 100 Series, and were first on the market in 1998. The last ones came off the production lines in 2007, which corresponded with the launch of the Toyota Landcruiser 200 Series. But Coasting knows that there are still plenty of Landcruiser 100 Series vehicles on Central Coast roads, and these wheels are sure to make one four-wheel-driver very happy. The wheels are 16-inch by 8-inch, and are for rigid front suspension models. They have not been used, and are still in their original boxes and packaging, and come complete with instructions and spec sheet. (Coasting stumbled upon the Royale booty during a recent clean-up in our office. The wheels were an unclaimed prize from a previous publication.) Toyota said that these oldies but goodies were the real deal, and were top of the line during the reign of the 100 Series. How to enter For your chance to win the four Toyota Royale Accessory Alloy Wheels (for Landcruiser 100 Series vehicles) go to the Coasting website at www.coastingtoday.com.au. Click on the 'Community' button on the home page, and then select 'Competitions' from the pull-down menu. Enter by following the prompts. Entries close on April 30. The winner will be notified by phone or email, and will be announced in the magazine. COASTING DIARY For the APRIL 2 The Official Blues Brother Review, at Woy Woy Leagues Club. 3 Bluejuice, at Doyalson-Wyee RSL Club. 3 Tour de Force: Elton John and Billy Joel Tribute, at Laycock Street Theatre, North Gosford. 3 The Entrance Farmers Market, at Memorial Park, The Entrance. 3 Patonga Easter Fete and Markets, at Patonga Community Hall. 3 Richard Clapton, at Davistown RSL Club. 3 The Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Prize (exhibition runs to May 23) at Gosford Regional Gallery. 4 Racing, At Gosford Race Club. 9 Racing, at Wyong Race Club. 9 Eddie Bronson Trio, at Laycock Street Theatre. 9 Sara Storer, at Lizotte's at Kincumber. 10 Opening of Wyong Shire Council Photographic Acquisitive Prize and Exhibition (concludes April 18), at Wyong Shire Council Function Room. 10 Central Coast Italian Festival, at Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort. 10 Start of National Youth Week. 10 South Sydney v Newcastle Knights (NRL), at Bluetongue Central Coast Stadium, Gosford. 11 Back to the Tivoli, at Mingara Recreation Club, Tumbi Umbi. 15 Spy Vs Spy, at Lizotte's. 15, 16 and 17 Jon English in The Rock Show, at Laycock Street Theatre. 16 Deni Hines, at Lizotte's. 16 End of August, at Erina Leagues Club. 17 Neil Finn Australia (tribute) Show, at Davistown RSL Club. 17 The Entrance Farmers Market. 17 Steve Prestwich (ex Cold Chisel), at Lizotte's. 17 Crusty Demons 'Beyond the Apocalypse' Tour (freestyle motocross), at Bluetongue Central Coast Stadium. 22 The Kransky Sisters, at Laycock Street Theatre. 22 Racing, at Gosford Race Club. 23 The Radiators, at Wyong Leagues Club. 23 Chrontia, at Erina Leagues Club. 24 1927, at Lizotte's. 25 Anzac Day. 25 Racing, At Gosford Race Club. 28 Eric Bogle, at Lizotte's. 28 Ross Noble, at Laycock Street Theatre. 29 Racing, At Wyong Race Club. MAY 1 The Black Sorrows, at Lizotte's. 1 Peter Powers (hypnotist), at Laycock Street Theatre. 1 and 2 Gosford Regional Show, at Gosford Showground. Listings in this section are free. To have your organisation's upcoming gig, show or event considered for listing, submit details to firstname.lastname@example.org at least six weeks prior to the event. Information for members and visitors. Is gambling a problem for you? G-line (NSW) is a confidential, anonymous and free counselling service. Free call 1800 633 635. FOREVER DIAMOND (NEIL DIAMOND TRIBUTE WITH PETER BYRNE) Saturday 24th April from 9.30pm SUNDAYS IN RILEY'S 12.00pm-3.00pm 4th April Joel 11th April Stephen Kiely 18th April Jimmy Mann 25th April Jazz a la Carte Roving Jazz Band (pictured) 51-52 The Esplanade, Ettalong Beach T (02) 4343 0111 The only thing we overlook is the beach! c8716432-1Apr TOM JONES & THE DIVAS Saturday 10th April @ 9.30pm in Riley's SHOW MAN: Jon English, April 15, 16 and 17. Are you wheely into www.coastingtoday.com.au don't wait unti l summer ... Before After ...no more unsightly veins Member of Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia After our treatment those unsightly varicose and spider veins are virtually unnoticeable! Otherservices available: • Injections for Facial Lines & Wrinkles • Excessive Underarm Sweating•Pa ris Lips • Frown Lines • Crows Feet All procedures arewalk in and walk out. Ashbrooke Medical Institute 415 Te rrigal Dr, Erina 4367 6600 c87175911Apr •P 1 •G S •Gr • Gre • Hot Slimm •NEW- -R c87213341Apr central coast •new south wales ADVENTURE: Central Coast Four- Wheel-Drive Club members enjoy accessing destinationsthatthey could never otherwise reach in the family sedan. Picture by Aaron Brown. Unlike Willie Nelson, these people can't wait to get off the road again... THERE are two misconceptions about Central Coast Four-Wheel-Drive Club which Gary and Wendy Wiliams want to dispel before we even reverse out of their driveway. No, the club isn't full of rev-head blokes who are obsessed with their vehicles. And, no, they don't drive lke hoons, ripping and tearing their way through the bush . "In fact, it's not about the vehicles so much," Gary insists. "It's really more about the destination. " Gary and wfe Wendy, of Springfield, have been members of Central Coast Four-Wheel-Driv Club for 10 years.They've found th u b a good fit. "t's a club for people who e e t outdoors, and who enjoy h mping side of things," We ndy said. So, no hooning? Ever? "We're a bit more grown u p than that, " Gary smiles. "We're using four-wheel-drives simply to access places where we can go camping and touring --- places that we otherwise wouldn't be able to get to." The club encourages safe and environmentally friendly four-wheel-driving, and supports the principles of the Leave No Trace organisation (go to www.lnt.org.au). "We tread lightly," W endy said. Start your engines Central Coast Four-Wheel-Drive Club was formed in 1975. It now boasts about 150 vehicles encompassing about 350 people. Members range in age from 17 to 76, although children regularly attend club outings with their parents and grandparents. here is a $100 joining fee, then an $80 annual fee. Members simply need to own, or have access to, a 4WD (or an all-wheel drive). And t's not all about big "serious" four-wheel-drives eit Club trips are graded according t e a and level of difficulty f drives that d y tumen are able t c o easier"locations. w c org.au or phone 4324 re. WELCOMING: Wendy and Gary Wiliams said theclub was a great fit for anyonewho loved the great outdoors. Picture by Aaron Brown. Beginners welcome The club prides itself on a welcoming atmosphere, president Brian Ick said. Prospective members need not feel that they should be experts, ore xperienced four-wheel- drivers , to join the club. "Our members are always learning, " Brian said. "No-one in the club professes to bean expert on everything. But we can teach you as much as you want to know." And new members need not fear having their vehicles subjected to torture. "We need our cars for Monday!" Brian said. The club provides three levels of driver training. This covers everything frombasic vehicle knowledge and club guidelines, tomore complex driving skills and safety procedures. Club members also pick up valuable lessons informally on club trips, simply by watching other members of the touring party. Among the skills that club members can learn are: • Advanced four-wheel-driving techniques; • 4WD recovery; • Map reading • GPS (global positioning system) usage; • Bushmechanics (how to repair a vehicle on the run); and • UHF radio usage. Girls leading the way Central Coast Fo ur-Wheel-Drive Club is no blokes' club. "In fact, we have some singlewomen in the club who give the guys what for!" Wendy said. "It doesn't matter whether you wear trousers or a skirt." Wendy's daughter, Lisa, said the club provide a very supportive atmosphere for women of al ages. "We even have a training unt especially fo women. t's led by a female club membe and there are no husbands, fathers or boyfriends allowed during th e training," Lisa said. She's Au "T We've got a convoy Club members are welcome to jo in a variety of t rips throughout the year. Each trip is led by a club volunteer. The leader's role often invol ves planning the route and points of interest, as well as the camp site. Trips range fro m one-day and weekend tours to much longer journeys. Among the one-day and weekend destinations visited by the club are: • Stockton Beach (driving on the sand great practice for desert treks); • Newnes (near Lthgow); • The club's property near Du • The Watagan Mountains from'easy' to 'aggress Among the Big Tick are to: •The Victorian • Alice Spring • The Birds FEMALE-FRIENDLY: These days Lisa William drove a lttle Suzuki which she said "went w DUNE THAT: Overthehill and faraway, at StocktonBeach. BROWN LAND: The photo albums of club members feature plenty of treasures from the Australian outback,including images from Glen Innes and theVictorian high country. By DAV ID STEWART Leave the COASTING COVER STORY Sharon & Sonia 3/162 Avoca Drive, Avoca Beach Phone 02 4382 2254 c868 91-4F b Fashion, Furniture, Homewares and Gif ts SUMMER SALE 15% off Homewares 20% off all Furniture WHEEL DEAL: There are four Toyota Royale Accessory Alloy Wheels to be won.
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