The cars are to be shipped to Bangkok from Melbourne as this is the home of the majority, so the 3 Sydney cars need a final shake down run to the loading point.
The two 40' containers were delivered to Mike Herlihy's factory yesterday, Thursday 16th February 2017 readly for packing on Saturday.
Last time I attempted the run from Melbourne to Sydney, in January 2016 after buying the MGB in Melbourne, we got to Goulbourn before the car decided it had had enough, or more precisely the old SU diaphragm fuel pump gave up the ghost. This of course was a source of great amusement to many of my friends - how do you expect to drive to London, but can't even make it to Sydney? We shall see.
A 0715 meeting with Goldie at Neutral Bay and we were off. Cars running smoothly, peak hour Sydney traffic, CD radios at last communicating, and a predicted high of 35c for most of the trip down the Hume Motorway to Melbourne.
To my great relief the car drove beautifully. The engine did not miss a beat, the suspension and steering stable. The only challenge being the heat and the natural flow through ventilation - it was warm, but bearable.
After covering the 1000 klms, cruising at around 105 - 110 kph and a few breaks for food, drinks and stretches we arrived, still in good humour at our Melbourne destination at 1830.