Sunday, 12 July 2015

2015 Bayside to Bald Hills Fun Run/Walk/Cycle and Family Fun Day

The Bayside to Bald Hills Fun Run/Walk/Cycle and Family Fun Day hosted by the Green Apple Wellness Centre at Bald Hills had finally arrived...  Meaning an early start for Damian and Booger Mobile!!

Pretty green lights...

And out of the shed...

Even looks good in the half darkness!!

Damian wearing his safety socks as always!!

Arriving early to get prime position at the finish line!!  (The road is closed to traffic.)

The front doors of the Green Apple Wellness Centre...  great place to go and get fit - give it a try!!

The participation medals...

And the first riders arrive, having completed their 15km bike ride!!

The 501st Legion - great supporters of Camp Quality - were also there!!

Damian and Booger Mobile...

Morning yoga session...

The day was bitterly cold and very windy, as Emma found out trying to keep the table cloth on!!

The man on the mic, Damian, courtesy of Tall Man Talking

Who doesn't love a posed mic selfie?

Victoria, owner of the Green Apple Wellness Centre along with Damian's sister (not really, but it's a running gag) Nessa, and the giant bear donated by Costco to be raffled, which was won by a Green Apple Wellness Centre staff member, who promptly donated it back to Camp Quality!!

The 30th annual Green Apple Wellness Centre Bayside to Bald Hills fun run/walk/cycle and Family Fun Day was a huge success, despite the cold, near gale force winds!!

Thanks to everyone who came along and supported the event, raising money for Camp Quality!!

Friday, 10 July 2015

Polish time... must look pretty for the Bayside to Bald Hills!!

With the Bayside to Bald Hills event just a couple of days away, Damian applied some elbow grease to Booger Mobile, which is a surprisingly good polish!!

Lights wired up and working...  (The green ones are working too, but they didn't feel like being lit up for a photo.)

Lights work at the front too... bonus!!

Looking good... and a full 12cm shorter than the previous rooftop ornament - meaning Damian can drive it out of the shed without removing the amber rotator!!

Looking good from this angle too!!

Let's face it, Booger Mobile looks good from any angle!!


That rooftop pod really needs more theming before esCarpade!!

And a big smile from Giggle to finish it off!!

The rooftop pod seems like it is going to be a good option for esCarpade 2015, but there's a lot of theming left to be done in the meantime!!

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Theming continues...

As the 2015 esCarpade gets closer, Damian figured he had best pull his finger out and get this year's theme sorted out... But first, a gratuitous plug for Shop Plumbing... commercial plumbers extraordinaire!!  Thanks for the loan of the gas axe, Jason!!

High up on the list of priorities is the reattachment of Booger Mobile's various horns...  The replacement of the strut tower braces meant that the horn mounting points were gone.  Damian made a special bracket to hold the claxton horn...

Close the bonnet with a  very carefully balanced camera set to timer, and voila!!  Clearance is checked!!

Time to start decorating the rear of the rooftop pod, which also needs to have some bracing for the attachment of the rear facing white light (a safety requirement of esCarpade).

Who can guess what this painting is going to be?

Got to top of the class if you guessed GIGGLE!!

Giggle gets a nose job, with the braced white light attached...

Only a week to go until the Bayside to Bald Hills fun run and family fun day, so make sure you get down to the Green Apple Wellness Centre at Bald Hills to see Booger Mobile in the flesh, and hear Damian on the mic (as MC, of course)!!