At the risk of looking like I am casting off an old friend, a tried and trusted travelling companion, who has stood by me through thick and thin, good and bad…the highs and lows!
I’m selling The Landy…
Yep, that’s right, trading it in for a fancy new Toyota…
Phew…that rolled off the tongue just a little too easy.
Crikey, just having a read over that and realised you might have been thinking what is Baz doing with Janet, or heaven forbid, TomO.
Nah, rest assured, I have no better outback travelling companions in the world, besides Janet’s camp oven scones are to die for and TomO’s energy is infectious.
But after a number of years of great service and tours and despite a couple of teething problems here and there, it’s time to retire The Landy…
As we are running out of driveway space both The Landy and Red Rover are under the auctioneer’s hammer…
Okay, shoosh, I might keep Red Rover, but crikey, don’t tell Janet…
But therein lies a bit of a dilemma for me.
I have been called Baz – The Landy for as long as I can remember.
When we take delivery of our brand new Toyota 79 Series Dual-Cab, which, incidentally is still on the boat in a shipping container coming from Japan, what will I call myself and the vehicle?
I mean “Baz, The Toyota” or “Baz, The Toy” doesn’t quite work…
Um… Baz, The Toy, hey?
Seriously, great real…
Just keep calling me, Baz -The Landy, okay.
In fact, you can call me anything you like, just don’t call me cheap!
Yes, hold your horses, I’m getting to the how you can win bit.
strewth, talk about an impatient mob.
I have to come up with a name for the new truck, which will look just like this one once completed and in the same colour…
So here is the deal…
How about you blokes’ and sheilas’ that pop into here to see what I’m raving on about from time to time suggest some names for the new Truck.
And if you’re artistic, how about designing a logo that can go on the gull-wing doors of the canopy.
A logo that represents what we are about and reflecting our interest in travelling the Australian Outback..
Yeah, good point, I’m not sure either on “what we are about” so I can see how it might be hard for you – just wing it, okay!
Put your thinking caps on, send me your thoughts on a name in the comments section following, and if you have a logo in mind email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The only condition on the logo is it must be as Australian as a Chiko Roll, okay?
Hurry up then, go back and click on the link if you don’t know what a chiko roll is…
But I’ll let you in on a little secret, they are the best thing since sliced bread…
Yes, I know, some of you don’t live in Australia,
strewth we can’t all be that lucky, but just use some imagination.
And yeah, sure, have a couple of cocktails and grab the kids colouring in crayons, whatever works best…
at least I’ve given you a new reason to throw a couple back!
Janet, TomO and I will review them and decide on the winning name and logo…
Yeah, you’ve put the cocktail down now we’ve got to this bit, haven’t you?
So here we go, I will send the winner of the name and the winner of the logo the following…
- A jar of our prized Australian Vegemite,
- A packet of Tim Tams, okay two packets
and a gym membership to work em’ back off your hips,
- A bottle of our famous Bundy Rum
that will clinch it for some of you, and
- An autographed picture of me in my budgie smugglers,
sorry just kiddin’ -I’ve handed so many out recently I’ve run out.
But, that’s not all, so I’ll tell you what…
Because I’m a bloody good bloke, if you come up with the winning logo design I’m going to throw in an authentic “Akubra Outback Club Hat“.
Strewth, they’re worth a small fortune and you’ll be the envy of all, but hey, you lot are worth it…
well some of you maybe
Of course, I will ensure there are plenty of pictures taken of the new truck Out and About in the Australian Outback with the winners’ entries blazoned all over it.
And, just for the record, ’cause I don’t want the art police pulling me over in the outback accusing me of stealing your design, I get to emblazon it over the vehicle, okay!
that sorts out the LA Law and Boston Legal wannabes
So get cracking you lot…
Appropriately, we will decide the winners sitting around an outback camp fire on our upcoming trip to the Outback in September…
So you’ve got about a month, and hey, don’t be like TomO with his homework and leave it till the last night, okay!
And if you are willing how about re-blogging this among your mates or sharing it with your friends on facebook, they might be interested!
if you’ve got any mates or friends to share it with…
And remember, if all else fails, just remain out of control and enjoy yourself…
Baz the Toy…hmm….I must say your nickname was the first thing I thought of when you said you were getting a Toyota! I wish I knew more about Australia, so I could put my creative juices to work…
Well you’re on track with BAZ-TOY
Hey Man…kind of off post, but one thing that catches my attention is the pair of old cars in the first photo. Having found several of these myself deep in rarely visited mountain canyons or alone in the desert, your pair look as if they could be pulled out and restored. Here in the states they would be all shot to hell.
Oh yeah…a name for the rig. How about ‘A bad ass truck that US readers can only drool over’?
Hi Chris, oh don’t worry, plenty of bullet holes in them, and yes, these two mdel holdens are my favourites!
Toyota’s are very reliable. I have had a Toyota RAV4 for the past 5 years…and its great.
Don’t worry. You will be continue to be Baz-The Landy to all that have come to know you, regardless of what you drive. 😉
Funny thing is that I couldn’t be anything else now!
FANCY! SO GLAD to see you back in full throttle Baz!
Getting back to it slowly, a much slower process than I at first thought it would be. No climbing and unlikely for the next 2-3 months still, but getting back to exercise!
I know you will get there!