Exactly one year ago today, I did a recce in and around Dookie, near Shepparton, Vic, in preparation for the 2018 Statesman Nationals. Took this photo just outside the town where you can see the red volcanic soils and some barrels from a local winery. It was the beginnings of a fantastic, fun event which almost 100 enjoyed in October.

The second (car procession) photo by Jacqui Ajp Hayward demonstrates the response. First traffic jam in this one-horse town. This year we will be doing another Nats over the 19-20 of OCT and another fun cruise on the Sunday. Good times for StatoLife Keep up to date by checking on www.stato.life for what's being planned. Next week I will be doing a recce for this year's event. Top Secret. Not telling ... yet!!! Since the 2019 event was posted we've seen 85 people sign up their interest in less than one week.