This new thread is so much easier, thanks.
You would have to spend at least two days in Vic. One would be in Melbourne visiting Broadmeadows Production Line and Tickford, the other in Geelong at the Engine & Stamping Plant and Ford Discovery Centre.
Doc, you will be pleased to hear that the Discovery Centre is only a short stumbling distance from three pubs. Two offer great cheap meals, the third offers ....err ....entertainment.
As I have mentioned tours of the Broadmeadows site are only available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The Geelong plant I can arrange for any weekday as long as it isn't and RDO, PDO or shutdown time, and the Discovery Centre is open every day except Tuesday. The tractor trains at the plants carry a maximum of 35 per tour but they are currently being upgraded and by the time you get here we should have two running at each plant.
Parking won't be a problem either. There is plenty of parking at the plants and when you get to the Discovery Centre we can have a few of you park your cars either side of the front entrance as an extra display. We also have free three hour parking spaces directly opposite the front entrance, and an all day park right behind the building.
I will keep reading this link and will book the tours as soon as a suitable date is suggested.