Everyone, meet Daisy! She's a '74 1.8ltr auto Micro Deluxe that I purchased from the nicest couple Allison and Justin in Melbourne, and then drove back up to Brissy. I tell you what, there's nothing like three days of 'bonding' to get to know your bus! And I think she's learnt a little about me now too... I do have to give the biggest shout out to Marty and Woz for their never ending help and support. Seriously, without these guys' help, the trip and general whole experience wouldn't have been as smooth and easy as it was. So for that, I thank you both. (Woz, I think your Kombi Karma account has been topped up a bit over the past week!) I found Daisy on carsales and posted a thread seeing if anyone could go and check her out on my behalf - to which both Marty and Woz replied. And apparently made a day of it too! They then PMed me her condition details and pics, based on which I decided to purchase her. The trip back home was great. I finally got out of Melbourne (after catching up with Marty, Woz & Alice and Peter & his boys at their buses' video shoot) about 6pm on the Saturday evening. I figured it was better to get out of Melbourne while I still had light! I did initally have to adjust to driving at 80-90km/h, but once used to that (and not worrying that "there's someone catching you up"!) it was a breeze. The only hiccup along the way was a potential blow-out near Shepparton. There was a retread on the back right that got a little wobbly. So that marked my first night's sleep for the trip. Thankfully the Bridgestone dealer there does a Sunday call-out, so I was back on the road the next morning. Over the next two days I didn't have a drama, and was happily home by 4pm on Monday afternoon. I'd say she's caught a bit of a cold along the way, 'cause when she's warm she's a bit cranky when idling. I'm guessing it's just a tune thing, 'cause the nice grey looking exhaust would indicate that she's still running healthily. Anyway, enough of my ramblings! Here were a few of the pics that Marty took when they went and checked Daisy out (which means, I can't take credit for them!). Enjoy! Julian.