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Darwin Unplugged – The Handbrake’s Holiday
The Handbrake got the invite to a wedding and next thing I know we’re off in Milo to Darwin, talk about mixing work and pleasure. For the first time ever you guys get to see exactly how mad life on the road can be. Add in the Handbrake’s refusal to travel any way except in the little green truck – a monument to comfort if ever there was one – and you’ve got what I reckon is the most entertaining couple of DVDs we’ve ever done.
Two? Yep, once we got to Darwin the local mob wanted to take us bush to show off their country. How could we say no, even with the Wet season still hanging around like a giant wet spot? Talk about insane fun and games and unlike previous shows where the advertisers who paid the bills ruled, these DVDs show Aussie off-roaders the way we are – Penny punting the family 80, Dan taking his daughter Paige for the ‘play in the mud’ she loves, Chiz pulling some monumental efforts in a pretty basic Triton proving what knowledge of country and understanding your truck can do in the real world and Ben in the mighty GQ he and Mark built with a six inch lift.
Yep there’s nothing ‘usual’ about these DVDs. Even the music’s fair dinkum, thanks to eMDee’s (that’s Mark who’ll you’ll see getting married!) didgeridoo and my old mates ‘The Giants’, one of Australia’s longest serving touring rock and roll bands.
Strap yourself in and come along for the ride! Like the Handbrake says, this might be the most honest trip you’ll ever see. Me? I reckon you’ll love it!