Electric Ute Roadshow Blog
The Bendigo sign with historic buildings of Pall Mall in the background
Arriving in Bendigo the night before our event, we were greeted by a cool clear evening, which allowed us to check out a few of the beautiful historic buildings in Pall Mall - but unfortunately by the morning our luck had run out, and we woke up to a very wet and grey day. Thankfully we'd brought a marquee to keep us dry as we waited at the Old Post Office Gallery for people to arrive.
A bright and early start on Ngunnawal and Ngambri country, we rendezvoused with our media team, Josh and Che from DCS Video. While these two legends set up cameras and microphones inside the ute, the rest of us game-planned the day—it was going to be a big one.
And as we drove up the Hill, a strange thought popped into my mind: is this the first time you've been to Parliament House since your Grade 5 school trip? I think it is.
My phone went off with a buzz buzz, a message from Ben – he was here. With the tray of our shining blue LDV eT60 loaded up, we were ready to set off on our journey, a trip to the regional centre of Shepparton. “Do you want to drive this first bit?” asked Ben. “Absolutely,” I grinned in response.