I must confess, I love watching mud bashing. I’m also a bit partial to speedway. Anything that has a bit more action than watching cars go around in a circle. Although I did say to the Mr that I would not like to be the poor soul who has to wash the clothes of the drivers!
The tracks are completely run by volunteers..this is even more amazing when you see the volunteers get covered in mud during the races.
It was a really hot day yesterday so hats and sunscreen for Mr 4. Of course I forgot about myself and got sunburnt.
Mr 4 stood next to the fence when the cars were racing. He got hit with mud a couple of times and loved it!
I had to get a picture of this car. It looked like a tank and was called the mudapillar.
This car looked almost too good to be mud bashing in!
We had a bit of a rocky start to the morning with the car running out of petrol. We had to push it across 3 lanes of traffic while wankers beeped their horns at us. Only one person stopped to ask if we were ok, the rest just beeped their horn or gave us the finger. I nearly got hit by a car…I’m not exactly easy to miss these days… However despite our rocky start to the day we had a great afternoon. We managed to get a park right in front of the fence ( I zoomed in for the photos so we weren’t too close to the track don’t worry!) and we set up our chairs.
What did you get up to over the weekend?
Linking up with Kirsty for I must confess..
I always forget to sunscreen myself!
I’ve never been to anything like this but it looks like lots of fun. However the helicopter parent in me would probably spend the whole time scared that a truck would somehow lose control and land amongst the spectators ( namely my children). We would go only if we can borrow the Pope-mobile. I hear that thing can withstand anything!
There was an area around further that was about 50m from the track which would probably suit you perfectly!
Never heard of mud bashing. Where have I been living? Oh yeah, in bogan territory, so even more weird that I haven’t heard of it. I have to say I detest Speedway.
Glad you guys had a good day apart from being sunburnt. xo
I never used to be a big fan of speedway because it was just cars going around a track but Paul is an ex driver so it’s handy to have him to ask all of my stupid questions.
Okay, you had me at ‘it was a really hot day yesterday’ sigh (said the Melbournian). Agreed. Does look like a HEAP of fun. bless those volunteers!
It was 28 and sunny here over the weekend. The weather has been absolutely glorious lately…just waiting for it all to change to weeks of rain.
Such glorious weather, I pottered around the garden!
We went to Farm Fest up at Caboolture last year and watched the mud bashing but didn’t get as close as you lot – no mud on me!
We weren’t too close, I just think we were sitting at the part of the track that caused the most burnouts lol. When we head to speedway though we sit on the grandstand next to the fence and get covered in mud…no good clothes for the speedway!
oh how fun!!
and how rude people can be, I am glad you could move past it and have a good day…..I ask, how would they feel if they ran out of fuel and was in the same situation??
It was certainly an interesting start to the day, but once the racing started it was easy to forget. Especially hearing ‘woah’ from Mr 4 every time a car spun out in the mud.
Mr 4 looked like he had a ball – loved that he didn’t mind being sprayed by mud too! You’re just like me with the sunscreen, I worry to death about my kids being covered up properly only to forget about myself – glad I’m not the only one!
It’s the first time I have been burnt in a while and my poor nose looks like Rudolph!
Oh…I love the speedway as well. Although I can be a bit precious and wear clear glasses so the mud doesn’t get in my eyes. But I get it. Its just soooo much fun.
I wear my sunnies and we have a blanket over our laps so that we can deflect some of the mud.
Look at you, you adventurer you! My weekend was no where near as sunny as that… but there was plenty of mud! 😉
I think Mr 4 would have much rather be the one out in the mud I think. I hope this weekend is a bit more sunny for you!
I am a bit partial to a bit of mud racing as well. Though ours all happens at night and therefor means I don’t actually get to watch it as much as I would like to. Sorry to hear about the rocky start, glad it all picked up though
There didn’t seem to be any lights so I don’t think it could be held at night. Speedway is at night though. It’s a late night for us but Mr 4 loves it.
Looks like fun. My youngest is taking part in a rather full on mud obstacle course this weekend. With her two sisters both in casts for recent broken bones, I’m a tad nervous to say the least.
Oh dear! I don’t blame you for being nervous.
How cool does that look? My boy would love that!
What is with people beeping?! Do they think you we’re inconveniencing them on purpose? Did they think you we’re having a good time? Idjits!
Maybe they thought it was a new exercise technique..instead of driving places we just push the car!
It’s been so wet & miserable here in you could hold a mud bash in our backyard!! :). Looks like loads of fun – have been to a couple of these in my time & had a good time. We rugged up & flew kites it was that cold & windy – lots of fun though, so no complaints! 🙂
I’ve never heard of this, but it looks bloody brilliant 🙂
It was heaps of fun.