The bogan today defies income, class, race, creed, gender and logic. The bogan is defined by what it does, what it says and, most importantly, what it buys.

This is no mere Australian phenomenon – in the US, you have rednecks, in the UK, chavs.


A fascinating beast, Bogans manage to breed in ever-increasing numbers and populate an area known as the outer west. It is quite common to find five or six offspring in each family group, often with a different father for each new baby.

The female of the species, while smaller in stature, is far more loud and aggressive than the male. While the males tend to be very friendly and congregate with other males, the females spend most of their time in supermarkets and shopping malls, using a shrill high-pitched call to discipline their children and contact other females.

Males and females rarely interact socially except during breeding season, which is otherwise known as Friday night. During this time, females are allowed to enter the male-dominated area known as “the pub” and display their impressive coloured plumage to a prospective mate. (Ref –  Urban Dictionary, Things Bogans Like)

 2015 Great Endeavour Rally

Redcliffe QLD to Rockhampton QLD via Whitsundays

My best friend will be racing in this year’s Great Endeavour Rally.  CAR 66 BOGANS. Raising Dust and Dollars for people with a disability.  If you would like to show your support you can like the Facebook page here.

WHAT does a blue 1966 HR Holden and a road trip through some of Queensland’s roughest roads equal?

The answer is the annual Great Endeavour Rally and 2015 will mark the second time that Curra couple Ria Boustead and Jim Barnett take part.

They bought their car two years ago, with the intention to drive it in the rally. “It’s been a bucket list (item) for me and my partner,” Ms Boustead said.

Their car was driven in many Variety bashes by its previous owners, but Ms Boustead and Mr Barnett only ever watched the Endeavour Rally on television.

They also have personal reasons for participating, it is not just for the fun.

“A good friend has a son with Downs Syndrome  and you can see a lot of where the money (raised) goes,” Ms Boustead said. “We want to raise as much money as we can.”

They will travel with their companions from July 17 until 25, leaving from Redcliffe, heading to Airlie Beach and finishing in Rockhampton. However, before they can burn some rubber, Ms Boustead and Mr Barnett need to raise more funds.

To do so, they will host a sausage sizzle at Charlie’s Bottle Shop carpark . There will be much more on offer than snags and cold drinks, including stubby coolers and key rings. Anyone who spends $5 will receive a prize, plus there are tickets for a Bundy BBQ Pack raffle, drawn on the day.

Ms Boustead will also host a fundraising movie event of 50 Shades of Grey at Gympie Sovereign Cinema on Sunday, February 15. Tickets are $15 and can be bought at the sausage sizzle or from Tyre Power and Innovations, Mary St.

If you would like to make a small donation online please go to the Endeavour Rally website 2015 Queensland Great Endeavour Rally and search for Car66Bogans – Ria Boustead.


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2 Responses to CAR 66 – BOGANS

  1. I remember that car well. Never saw it in action – now I have. Great clip! I have fond memories of the V-dub beetle I owned – before it got written off parked outside the place I was staying at, while I was asleep (‘Philip! Philip! Wake up! There’s been an accident outside!’). I’d just spent 3 months wages on doing it up… Phil


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