I think the RTA's traffic monitor cameras caught a photo of one of my F3 moments...
For those that don't know the full story...
I was driving down the F3 Freeway to get to Sydney to meet up with the rest. I passed a very very bad accident where a Kia Rio had been stationary on the side of the highway, then gone to rejoin without looking, and being collected by a BA Fairmont which was doing 110kmh. Bad accident, I hope everyone got out ok in the end.
Then, not long after, I was coming up to a big stupid 4WD who was closing on another car. He didn't pull out before I got to him, so I was alongside him to pass him and this other slower car. The 4WD then merged lanes into the right hand lane - when I was there! I had to take to the grass centre strip, only it wasn't mowed grass, it was a hardcore unkept uneven area of doom and great disaster. Well, it was mowed after I went thru it all, by the sounds of things I was sure pieces were getting torn off and tyres puncturing as the car bucked and bounced everywhere. The tyres are Self Puncturing as it was, so after the 4WD realised what he was doing (how many times do you have to press the horn while trying to keep control and braking), I pulled back onto the road and stopped to check the car. Very very suprised to see almost no damage and no flat tyres.
Fortunately the girlie in the Astra behind me saw it all happening, crapped herself, and slowed down. And while that was all happening, we still all passed the slower car that we were cruising by in the first place. Crazy.
But thats not all!
Then later, I was following this big scrap metal truck thru the roadworks, and the truck hit a dip, and this huge chunk of metal comes flying out of the trailer and bouncing along. I soon realised it was not leaving my lane, and I was damn sure I didn't want a hood ornament. At the last moment it bounced left slightly so I flung the car right and narrowly avoided it.
I was just glad to get to the meet up point in one piece! I survived the F3! Yeah!