Australia’s longest running and most famous precision driving team will be appearing at the 2016 Boonah Show on the 28th of May thanks to Blue Ribbon Isuzu UTE.
“It’s been three years since our switch to Isuzu D-MAX’s and we’re blown away by their toughness and performance.” said Team D-MAX lead driver Jack Monkhouse.
Team D-MAX travels throughout Australia and performs in front of millions of people each year at a variety of events from agricultural shows and motorsport events to 4WD, caravan and camping shows. The performance routine varies from show to show but typically includes a combination of close formation driving, high speed drifts, slides and spins, handbrake turns, reverse flicks, cross-over manoeuvres, jumping vehicles over each other and even driving a D-MAX on two wheels.
Team D-MAX’s lead driver Jack Monkhouse said “throughout the team’s 47-year history we have driven a range of vehicles from different manufacturers. When we switched to Isuzu in 2013 we were all very excited! They’ve got a great track record of reliability and durability, especially in events like the Dakar Rally and Australasian Safari and since entering the Australian market in 2008 Isuzu UTE Australia continues to be one of the fastest growing companies in the industry and has now sold over 60,000 vehicles.
Surprisingly, the team’s vehicles are actually fairly close to standard in terms of specification. They have roll cages, racing seats and harnesses for added safety as well as rally-style handbrake controls and some minor mechanical modifications to the suspension.
Monkhouse added “The most important performance and safety modification we make to the vehicles is actually the tyres. Toyo’s Open Country tyres give us the grip we need on all sorts of different surfaces and are the ultimate in terms of toughness and puncture resistance. We jump the cars on these tyres and even drive them on two wheels!”
“One year has passed since we last performed in Boonah and we’re looking forward to coming back. It will be great to make another pit stop and show the locals some high octane, hair raising fun. Generally we find the kids love the shows the most but somehow our show turns adults into big kids too!”
Team D-MAX Marketing & Media Manager
Download the Boonah Show Society April 2016 Newsletter here (PDF 464KB)
The Boonah Team Penning Draw for Saturday 12 March 2016 is available for download below:
The Boonah Team Penning event will be held on Saturday 12 March 2016 at the Boonah Showgrounds, commencing at 10 am.
No limit to runs: Same team can have unlimited runs
$60 per team per run [Open]
$45 per team per run [Juniors]
- All juniors must wear helmets
- Catering and bar available
- Camping available on grounds
- Phone: 07 5463 5228
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
How to enter:
- Entry form: Team Penning Entry Form (WORD DOC 14KB)
- Entries to: M Harvey 244 Roadvale Harrisville Rd Roadvale 4310
- Cheques made payable to: Boonah Rodeo Association
- Entries close Saturday 5 March 2016 if spaces are not full beforehand.
- Any changes to be emailed to M Harvey.
Download Flyer here (PDF 220KB)
If you would like to be a Miss Showgirl Entrant for the 2016 Boonah Show, gives us a call today. Information on the 2016 Show Ball available here.
The Boonah Show Ball will be held on Saturday 9th April, 2016 at the Roadvale School of Arts, Commencing at 6.00 p.m. Download flyer here (PDF 617KB)
The night will include judging of Boonah Miss Showgirl, Boonah Show Princess, Junior Princess and Matron Of The Ball; two-Course Dinner; Music By “Triple Beat” and Multi Draw Raffle.
Admission: $30-00 Single
Trophies & gifts kindly Sponsored by:
- Professional Client Services (Colin Wisemantle)
- Bendigo Bank, Boonah Jewellery & Gifts,
- Hoges Handy Supplies, Sommerville Brothers,
- Kate & David Schossow
- All In One Plumbing Services
Bookings: Bartholomew & Co, High Street, Boonah or phone 0429 899 930. Tickets must be pre-purchased before 2 April, 2016.
Showgirl Enquiries: Tenneil: 0447 750 552 or Liza: 0488 163 898
Download the Boonah Show Society October 2015 Newsletter here (PDF 342KB)
Miss Showgirl 2015 Emma Cahill, Rural Ambassador Angela Gee and President Jim Harvey at the Region Awards Night on 11th July at Esk.
Angela won the Region Rural Ambassador Award for Brisbane Valley West Moreton Region, and will now represent us at the State Awards being judged at the Ekka. The announcement will be made on the 8th August at the Awards Dinner at the Jen Hotel, Roma Street, Brisbane.
We are very happy to announce a change to our Show Dates. We put in a request to QCAS (QLD Chamber of Agricultural Societies) to move all shows in our region following Ipswich, one week later. This was approved with the support of the other Show Societies in the region. The final result was a change in the order of the Shows, so they will now run in order from Marburg, Ipswich, Esk, Boonah, Toogoolawah, Lowood, Kalbar, Rosewood, Laidley & Gatton.
The Boonah Show will now be held on the 22nd week of the year. In 2016 this will be 27th & 28th May. The only Show we will be clashing with is Maleny. This is a permanent change, and we thank QCAS and the Region Shows who supported our request.