Skip to Content

Reviewer notes

Use this space to describe your geocache location, container, and how it's hidden to your reviewer. If you've made changes, tell the reviewer what changes you made. The more they know, the easier it is for them to publish your geocache. This note will not be visible to the public when your geocache is published.

This cache has been archived.

day1976: Time to close this one down for another year. Thanks for all the great logs and glad everyone enjoyed themselves.


Event Cache

Geo-vehicle, Show & Shine 2016

A cache by day1976 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : Saturday, July 2, 2016
1 out of 5
1 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

Join now to view geocache location details. It's free!


How Geocaching Works

Please note Use of services is subject to the terms and conditions in our disclaimer.

Geocache Description:

Welcome to the third annual Geo-vehicle "Show & Shine". Yep we are doing it for the third year in a row!!!!!

What: The third Geo-vehicle "Show and Shine" Event Cache.
When: Saturday 2nd of July, 2015, beginning at 8:30am, should finish around 4:00pm.
Were: At Cardinia Reservior Park, specifically at the published co-ordinates.
Who: Absolutely everybody! You do not need to own or drive a vehicle to attend this event, but you will need a vehicle to enter the rally.
Why: ... because Geocaching is awesome!

Ok, So what is involved?

Well, that's pretty simple. There are a number of different levels of involvement that you can choose from:
  • Attending
    Sure, you can turn up at any time (8:30am-4:00pm) and sign the log book, if you want.
  • Join a team
    Of course joining a team would make the whole experience a lot more fun. If you don't own a vehicle or you're a bit embarrassed of your ride, simply ask one of the other teams if they have a spare seat for you to tag along in!
  • Enter a vehicle for judging
    Oh, now we are getting serious! If you think your vehicle has what it takes then enter it into the competition! Don't be shy either, none of us are professionals, it really is all for a bit of a laugh!

Overall Geo-vehicle of the Year.

Open to all vehicles. Will be decided by a rally around the hills, this will NOT be decided by speed, but upon collecting "points" at various different waypoints.
Imagine the prestige, the fame and fortune of winning the Overall best Geo-vehicle of the Year! Also, the teams competing in the winning vehicle will have the honour of logging this event as a joint FTF!

For logistical reasons though, participation in the rally to win the Overall best Geo-vehicle, has to be limited to 31 vehicles only. Whilst you may be able to enter your vehicle on the day, if there are spots left, it is preferred that you register your intentions before the event by providing the required information on your "Will Attend" log, via a note on this page or by emailing us.

A Car Rally sounds AWESOME can you tell me more?
Of course we can!

How do I enter my vehicle?
The best way to do this is to give your details when you log your "Will Attend" log. Failing that, include it on a note to this page, or email me the details. You may be able to enter your vehicle on the day, but only if there are spots left. Remember though that it is limited to only 31 vehicle/teams.

What details do you need?
The following details will need to be provided...
  1. A name for your vehicle
  2. The team members who will be in your vehicle
  3. The Year, Make, Model and Type of vehicle
  4. Your preferred start time (see the table of available start times below)
  5. If you are willing to take extra people along and how many spare seats you will have.
  6. Optional, but preferred: A photo of your vehicle.

What time does it start?
The event kicks off at 8:00am. The first cars will be leaving at 9:00am.

What exactly will we be doing?
Now that is to be a pretty closely guarded secret. It will involve travelling around the hills to various different waypoints, gathering information and objects to gain "points". Like last year, there is no circuit, as you leave you will be given a map and the coordinates of the waypoints. It will be up to you to decide which waypoints your team is going to attempt and in what order. Most waypoints will be drive-bys with plenty of room for parking.

What will my vehicle need?
We would encourage you to load up your vehicle with every conceivable item that you could possibly ever think that may be required for a geocaching hunt. Not having the right equipment won't mean you can't finish, but it will mean you might miss out on valuable points! Things required from previous years included
  • jumper-cables
  • budgie smugglers
  • bicycle pump
  • keys
  • QR code reader
  • water
  • magnets
  • screw driver set
  • ....

What are the roads like?
To complete some of the the rally will require going down dirt roads. This is nothing that a low clearance 2WD car cannot handle with a reasonably skilled driver, unless it is specifically marked. There may be some slight corrugations and small to medium size pot holes. If it has been raining, there will be mud and puddles, so if you're precious about you're ride, you might want to stay away.

How long will it take?
Each team is given 4 hours to complete as many waypoints as possible. It is unlikely that all waypoints will be able to be competed in this time though so it will be up to each team to decide which waypoints they want to attempt. Each team needs to be back within 4 hours of their departure time. If a team is not back within four hours then 1 point will be deducted for every 5 minutes they are late so you will need to factor this in when deciding on which WPs you are going to attempt!

Is there anything else I might need?
You will definitely require a full tank of fuel, a writing implement and a smart-phone with fully charged batteries and a QR reader. It's probably a good idea to pack some lunch too. There are numerous other things that you may need to gain points, so just pack everything imaginable.

Are there any other rules?
There are heaps of other rules! We like to confuse you:
  1. Each vehicle must have at least two team members.
  2. No vehicle should carry more passengers than it is licensed to carry
  3. The driver of each vehicle has to comply with all Victorian driving laws and therefore can take no part in navigation of the rally (looking at GPS, reading maps, making decisions etc). He/she can only take instructions from passengers as to which direction to drive in.
  4. The Driver of each vehicle must be in full control of the vehicle at all times. The rally is NOT time based, all speeding laws must be followed, and obviously drive slower if the conditions require.
  5. Whilst every effort has been made to place the waypoints where there is plenty of off-street parking for multiple vehicles, waypoints must be passed if the road conditions or traffic does not allow safe stopping.
  6. The driver has complete responsibility for duration of the event for his/her passengers safety.
  7. Starting times will be staggered every 5 minutes between 9:00am and 11:30am. To get your preferred starting time, let us know when you want to start when you send us all your other registration details. This is strictly on a "first come first serve" basis.
  8. All other rules will be outlined to you at your allocated departure time.

2016 Geo-Vehicle of the Year Rally - The Teams
Start Time Vehicle Name Make/Model Team Members
9:00am Smokey Patrol Nissan Patrol Team Smokey-Bear & Blazzer Triaz
9:05am The WhiteKnight 2013 Holden Colorado 4x4 richierich37
9:10am available available available
9:15am 250,000km and still going 2003 Ford Falcon BA Sedan, white Billy_Shears, GizaGal + 3 kids
9:20am Team Zippy Blue Toyota Corolla Spiffy and E10707
9:25am The Disco Landrover Discovery drjim7 & others
9:30am Just Cruising Toyota Land Cruiser 100 series Bounty Trackers, The Big O's, Paw Paw & Co
9:35am Geo-Trail 2015 Nissan X-trail ahomburg and SedgwickDave
9:40am The Mirrors Hyundai Getz MyMonster and Mr Earp
9:45am TBA 2000 Ford Futura sedan taurus1955
9:50am Das Geo 2014 VW Jetta sedan Mummy Short legs and Sezzy2683
9:55am available available available
10:00am Carkisser's CACHER Mobile Hyundai IX35 Carkisser, JSando and geokids
10:05am TBA Ford transit twin cab Sksjd. - Shaun Kim Skye jayden and Danielle
10:10am available available available
10:15am GeoGrande 2004 Toyota Prado The-M-Fam
10:20am BIRDO 2013 Nissan XTrail TS Surefoot 24 and Fibrowarrior
10:25am True Blue 2006 Toyota Prado n0w0rries +wife & Ruverbug Jam
10:30am Dry July Ford Ranger BernieH
10:35am Sharkbait 1989 V8 Rodeo 4bait and mark9375
10:40am Cookie Monster 2010 Falcon XR6 OzHockeyChick, 88andy88 & hergab69
10:45am The Green Monster 2003 Toyota Camry MrHyde, MrsHyde, Hyde Jnr, Hyde Jnr II
10:50am M&K RODEO Holden Rodeo Mark&Kelly & omegaman1971
10:55am TJ Toyota Hilux Nel&Andy (Narelle and Andy)
11:00am The Delorean Ford Territory lukie1987
11:05am Silver Shadow Toyota Prado Quasar3671, Tiptop90 & Cooper09
11:10am Delilah 2014 Toyota Prado BorisB&Natasha
11:15am Lady Sally 1995 Holden Jackaroo Pfote and Mutex
11:20am available available available
11:25am available available available
11:30am Pradomobile Toyota Prado CJPERX

That's it???
Almost, just some legal issues for you to consider....

As cache/event setter/organiser I cannot accept any responsibility for any problems encountered during the day, including motoring accidents, speeding etc.

Like all caches, it is entirely your choice to take part in the event. By setting out to this event, the driver is responsible for any third party action that may arise during the day. I as an organizer am not responsible for any actions that you take.

Wow, that is a lot of information! - So, who's coming along???

2016 Geo-Vehicle of the Year Rally - The Results
Position Vehicle Name Team Members Points
1st Silver Shadow Quasar3671, Tiptop90 & Cooper09 Sixty Four
2nd Lady Sally Pfote and Mutex Fifty Six
3rd Dry July BernieH & Riddell Fifty Five
4th Team Zippy Spiffy and E10707 Fifty
Equal 5th Just Cruising Bounty Trackers, The Big O's, Paw Paw & Co Forty Eight
Equal 5th Das Geo Mummy Short legs, Sezzy2683 & Poiter.h Forty Eight
7th Smokey Patrol Team Smokey-Bear & Blazzer Triaz Forty Seven
Equal 8th SKSJD Sksjd. - Shaun Kim Skye jayden and Danielle Forty Three
Equal 8th True Blue n0w0rries +wife & Ruverbug Jam Forty Three
10th Sharkbait 4bait, mark9375 & Geojill-11 Forty
Equal 11th The Disco drjim7 Thirty Nine
Equal 11th Cookie Monster OzHockeyChick, 88andy88 & hergab69 Thirty Nine
13th Geo-Trail ahomburg and SedgwickDave Thirty Eight
14th BIRDO Surefoot 24 and Fibrowarrior Thirty Five
15th TJ Nel&Andy (Narelle and Andy) Thirty Three
16th Delilah BorisB&Natasha Thirty Two
Equal 17th The WhiteKnight richierich37 Thirty One
Equal 17th Carkisser's CACHER Mobile Carkisser, JSando and geokids Thirty One
19th GeoGrande The-M-Fam Twenty Nine
20th Pradomobile CJPERX Twnety Six
21st The Mirrors MyMonster and Mr Earp Twenty Five
22nd M&K RODEO Mark&Kelly & omegaman1971 Twenty
23rd 250,000km and still going Billy_Shears, GizaGal + 3 kids Nineteen
24th The Delorean lukie1987 DNF

Additional Hints (No hints available.)



103 Logged Visits

Write note 10     Archive 1     Will Attend 37     Attended 51     Publish Listing 1     Announcement 3     

View Logbook | View the Image Gallery of 24 images

**Warning! Spoilers may be included in the descriptions or links.

Current Time:
Last Updated: on 3/6/2017 8:35:30 AM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (4:35 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

Return to the Top of the Page