Rolling in the Mud

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!

1098022_10151873082258783_1102425227_nThe tracks are completely run by volunteers..this is even more amazing when you see the volunteers get covered in mud during the races.

1148976_10151873082583783_796176980_nIt was a really hot day yesterday so hats and sunscreen for Mr 4.  Of course I forgot about myself and got sunburnt.

548955_10151873081993783_1431930025_nMr 4 stood next to the fence when the cars were racing.  He got hit with mud a couple of times and loved it!

1150189_10151873081788783_962327811_nI had to get a picture of this car. It looked like a tank and was called the mudapillar.

12951_10151873081608783_1169808020_nThis 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?

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25 thoughts on “Rolling in the Mud

  1. Lisa - lybliss

    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!

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    1. Tegan Post author

      There was an area around further that was about 50m from the track which would probably suit you perfectly!

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  2. Ness

    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

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    1. Tegan Post author

      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.

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  3. Pip (bub sweat and tears)

    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!

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    1. Tegan Post author

      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.

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    1. Tegan Post author

      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!

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  4. kirsty mackenzie

    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??

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    1. Tegan Post author

      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.

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  5. Kirsty @ My Home Truths

    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!

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  6. Jen Hale

    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.

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    1. Tegan Post author

      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!

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  7. Rhianna

    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

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    1. Tegan Post author

      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.

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  8. Mystery Case

    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.

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  9. Katrina

    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!

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  10. Jodie@FreshHomeCook

    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! 🙂

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