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2013 Annual Corowa Swim-In & Military Vehicle Gathering, Australia

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Hi all,


2013 Annual Corowa Swim-In &Military Vehicle Gathering, Corowa, NSW, Australia

The latest KVE Newsletter with all the up to date information on the 2013Corowa Swim-In is now being sent out to those on the KVE database.

If you are not on the database, or do not receive it, please email Jan at kveinc@optusnet.com.au for your copy.

More information to follow .......


Richard Farrant

KVE Committee Member and Newsletter Editor

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Thanks Richard for all your hard work in getting this completed. We were waiting on some information regarding the secondary location.

After the showgrounds and racecourse in March 2012 we have negotiated with the Trust to use these facilities again. Please read the following information and if you would like to camp at the showgrounds we need you to contact Neville Smith ASAP.



For those of you coming to Corowa with armour, vehicles and transporters, we have camping available at Corowa Showground.

KVE have definitely secured camping from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th March, however we have been given approval by the Trust that manage these facilities that if needed, we can book from Monday 11th to Monday 18th March.

The reason for this is that KVE will be charged $200 per day. As can be seen,

to make it viable we need to know straight away as to how many of you are

interested in using the site from Monday or anytime onwards.


 The camping fee per person, per day will be $10 each.

 There are showers and toilets on site.

 You will have to make sure you remove your own rubbish.

 You will have to abide by any rules and regulations set by the Trust.

 The Rotary Club may be able to organise meals on a couple of days during the week, subject to prior demand.

 No dogs are permitted at this facility, see advertisement in this newsletter for local kennels.

 Double the amount of undercover area is now available for the swapmeet.

Please contact Neville as soon as possible:

Neville Smith (KVE Vice President) on 0429 350 569


Please let Neville know what days you expect to be at the Showground and how many persons coming with your entry.

As you can see, the only way to plan this is to know how many people would like to use the site and when they will arrive.

Prompt responses to using the facilities will give us a good estimate of how viable it would be to hire the site from Monday onwards, or whether to do it from Thursday onwards.

Bindaree Motel and Caravan Park are also able to offer reasonably priced camping.

KVE is a volunteer group and many of our Committee members have been working hard in the last few months to make this next event a good one, but one thing is lacking, that is knowing how many partici-pants and vehicles are going to enter and what their needs are, so please help us to help you.

The Showground was first used last year for Saturday’s activities, and the overwhelming

response to the venue was excellent, so please give it a go.

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A message to all past, present and future participants of the Annual Corowa Swim-In & Military Vehicle Gathering. The next edition of KVE News, the newsletter dedicated to the Swim-In, is scheduled to come out in January with all the up to date information for the 2013 event in March. As Editor of KVE News, I am looking for articles on your restorations along with photos.


If you have any interesting military vehicle restoration stories to tell, please send them to me as soon as possible. We will also be preparing a Special Edition of KVE News in printed form which will be in the pre-registered participants packs when you arrive at Corowa.


We have recently received confirmation of another successful application of a Tourism Event grant from the Corowa Shire Council which will help cover some of our costs of running the event as well as being able to give some promotional items to pre-registered participants. These will include a 2013 Year of the Trailed Equipment and Armoured Vehicle hat, a special bumper sticker and a pen, along with a few other items.


A good reason to get your entry forms in now to ensure you do not miss out. The entry form and recent KVE News can be downloaded from the website which is www.corowaswim-in.org

Look forward to hearing from you.


Best regards, Richard Farrant

Khaki Vehicle Enthusiasts Inc. - Committee Member and Newsletter Editor

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Hi all,

Just another reminder to those that intend coming to Corowa for this year's Annual Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering in March, to send your entries in to pre-register. By doing so you will receive a participant pack and special event hat for this year's themes of Year of the Trailed Equipment and Year of the Armoured Vehicle.


Just to dispell any rumours to the contary, the traditional Saturday drive will start as usual at Bangerang Park where we will assemble then proceed this year to Corowa Showground for the display and swap meet. For more information, look back in this thread or go to our website, www.corowaswim-in.org where you can download the entry form and see the last issue of KVE News, released in January. Any questions please contact us by email on kveinc@optusnet.com.au you can also send your entry in to this address and pay by deposit, check out on the website by going to the Downloads section.


Good number of entries so far and still coming in at a steady rate. It looks like this year's themes are very popular. Looking forward to meeting you all.


regards, Richard


KVE Committee member and Newsletter Editor

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