Now this gallery is pure indulgence, just to let people know, behind all the necessary political advertising and stuff, there is an ordinary machine loving bogan … sorry, bloke here. If, like me, you love planes, trains, automobiles, trucks, motorbikes and boats and motorsport, well, you might just get a kick out of scrolling through some of the pics. If none of the above interest you, don’t even open the gallery!!
Now this gallery is pure indulgence, just to let people know, behind all the necessary political advertising and stuff, there is an ordinary machine loving bogan ... sorry, bloke here. If , like me, you love planes, trains, automobiles, trucks, motorbikes and boats and motorsport, well, you might just get a kick out of scrolling through some of the pics. If none of the above interest you, don't even open the gallery!!
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_greyhound-days.jpg]170My Geyhound days - my nickname was Fat Cat & the Skinny Dog, those American Silver Eagles could go. Heavy as all get up (stainless steel), but beautiful cruising machines.
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_jack-in-perth-003.jpg]120Sir Jack Brabham in the RX7 he drove for the Classic Rally
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_signed-mark-webber-poster.jpg]60The inaugural Perth Festival of Speed
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_6-bathurst-12-hour-final-pics-006.jpg]50Brocky, he was another bloody good bloke, sadly missed
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_26-bathurst-12-hour-final-pics-029.jpg]40We all know and love this car.
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_9-15-2011-23-28-57_002.jpg]60For those who'd forgotten, or never knew, Brocky in his Ford racing days.
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_bathurst-09-folder-2-090.jpg]60The legendary Alan Moffat
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_bathurst-09-folder-1-241.jpg]70Dick Johnston, another Bathurst legend
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_jim-richards-at-bathurst-2009.jpg]50Yep, Gentleman Jim Richards, another Bathurst legend
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_bathurst-09-folder-3-005.jpg]40Craig Lowndes yet another bloody good bloke and rightly, a Bathurst legend.
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_bathurst-09-folder-2-118.jpg]40Legendary Oz Muscle 1 - if I ever win Lotto, I'm buying these three cars.
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_bathurst-09-folder-2-121.jpg]40Legendary Oz Muscle 3
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_bathurst-09-folder-2-117.jpg]40Legendary Oz Muscle 2
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_sir-jack-at-heytsbury.jpg]110Jack Brabham with Robert Holmes a Court's favourite car - the Aston Martin
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_sir-jack-drives-a-ferrari-for-the-first-time.jpg]40This was the first time Jack had ever driven a Ferrari -
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_mark-webber-in-perth.jpg]20Mark Webber, a bloody good bloke
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_image6.jpg]30This and the next five shots were taken out at Wongawol Station - the Road Boss was a great truck, back in my cattle carting days.
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_photo-1.jpg]30My mos recent driving job, 54 metres, 150 tonne and four trailers. I only stopped to start this campaign
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_kimberley-pics-25-march-013.jpg]60That's the mighty Ord River flowing under the bridge
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_driving-a-coach-chassis-across-the-nullarbor.jpg]50I drove this coach chassis from Sydney to Perth, way back when.
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_parked-in-a-tingle-tree.jpg]30Tour coach days - you certainly can't park in the Tingle tree these days!
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_1st-wildflower-tour-077.jpg]30I still keep my hand in doing tour guide work, something I love and Goldrush Tours is a fantastic company
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_imgp0070.jpg]30I shot this at Mt Keith, the dust billowing as the pilots open up the Focker 100 engines.
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_brooklands-068.jpg]20No, sorry to say, I never actually flew in Concorde, although this is an actual photo of one landing at Heathrow.
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_brooklands-046.jpg]20The passenger display in the Concorde cabin
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_brooklands-062.jpg]20Ya just gotta do the Concorde flight simulator at Brooklands
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_brooklands-064.jpg]20Landing Concorde at Heathrow
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_red-bull-airrace-fairline-function-2-nov-2008-217.jpg]20Those daring men in their flying machines - the Red Bull air race over the Swan River. It's a disgrace that this event has been dropped.
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_water-bombing.jpg]30Water bombing over Wongan Hills
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_drc1-091.jpg]30Steam engine, midnight at Northam
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_munster-to-berlin-017-1.jpg]120Those German trains are wonderful - we regularly saw 300+km/h on these suckers,absolutely quiet and you can walk down the aisle not spilling a drop of red wine.
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_berlin-1-012.jpg]50Heaven for a car nut like me, a Bugatti in Berlin
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_german-car-racing-176.jpg]20Ann hired an Audi R8 as a surprise for me
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_german-car-racing-166.jpg]20Oh yes, she flew to a speed limited 250km'h any time you wanted her to.
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_the-car-museum-33.jpg]20Elvis's car museum in Memphis
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_the-car-museum-17.jpg]20This Landau was Elvis's favourite car.
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_toodyay-motorcycle-festival-21-nov-2010-076.jpg]20Back home to WA and the Crusty Demons were hanging loose over Toodyay.
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_greg-toys.jpg]30Yeah, well, ya gotta have toys!
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_broome-to-kalgoorlie-oct-2010-193.jpg]30I like slightly different things, the Honda Black Widow was based on the Shadow, they only made 4,500 o them with six believed to be in WA. It's a lovely, lovely bike.
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_jb-on-the-honda-black-widow-cruiser.jpg]30Yet another Bathurst legend, John Bowie on my Honda Black Widow.
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_1969-fairmont-xt-pics-may-2009-001_0.jpg]70Then there's the Larrikin, a 1969 3.6cyl three on the tree Fairmont, I don't think my son, or my fiancee, or my future mother in law will ever let me sell this car. She's even got a working Mk IV under-dash air conditioner.
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_brigitte-goes-to-the-pinnacles-050.jpg]50he daily drive (now the Campaign Car), is a bit special, I know, I know, these and the wonderful Holden equivalents are dinosaurs and their days are almost done, but hell, they're Aussie muscle cars and that's something to be proud of . This one came out of the factory with one of the first FPV engines and is actually a 290, not a 260, It is in fact a true GT - a grand cruiser, Ann and I plan to put the Black Widow in the trailer behind the XR8 and go cruise the east coast some time soon.
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_xr8-speedo-002.jpg]30On the track, she pulls 235-7 easily but takes a little longer to get to 250.
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_outback-at-the-dog-fence-on-the-nullarbor.jpg]40I had this car, a Rover 3500 back in my photographic days, when it wasn't in the workshop, it was a beautiful car, another great V8 grand tourer strangely enough.
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_the-only-20th-century-wedding-at-eucla.jpg]40I photographed (and my car was the wedding car), the only wedding at Eucla in the 20th century
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_leopold-river3.jpg]110This is real, Sunday Times motoring editor Neil Dowling is driving in the photo, it's a Jaguar XKR crossing the Leopold River, just south of Windjana Gorge.
Kimberley Cat[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_easter-safety-promotion-drive-1994.jpg]20Broome, on a road safety campaign I organsied.
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_australia-cup-yacht-race-pic.jpg]60Sponsoring the Australia Cup yacht Race back in the 1990s, it's almost criminal the way tourism and events have been handled / let go in recent years.
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_rotto-jan-11-48-52-156.jpg]70The Rotto life! Not my boat by the way!
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_destinys-child-fairline-026.jpg]40Coming back from Rotto late one afternoon, this Collins Class sub surfaced in front of us,
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/bloke039s-corner/thumbs/thumbs_mitchells-1st-birthday-party-8-dec-2012-002.jpg]30Finally, my grandson Mitchell, was one in early December, had to give him this, gotta keep the love of machinery going!
And, yes, if you’re into trucks, I made these two videos working up at Christmas Creek in the Pilbara and working at the top end of the Kimberley. The first video the mighty five-trailer road trains in action (on private haul roads) and the second shows the four trailer units allowed on some public roads in WA (and other states).