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FRIDAY NIGHT UNDER THE LIGHTS #3

Our Maryborough Workshop has successfully pulled off another dyno night. The car park was full again with a number of cars on the dyno, mostly the Nissan Patrol guys competing against themselves. A local car club – Maryborough Street Machines – handle the catering and we supported their club with a little fundraiser.

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Outside BDS Maryborough Workshop with cars and people in front

FRIDAY NIGHT UNDER THE LIGHTS #2

Our Maryborough Workshop has successfully pulled off another dyno night. Around 80 cars showed up to the lot to mingle. Although there was only a handful that got on the dyno, it was still a great turn out. Check out some of the sweet rides that pulled up below!

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The outside of BDS Mechanical Maryborough Workshop with a bunch of cars in the parking lot

FRIDAY NIGHT UNDER THE LIGHTS #1

GREAT turnout for this year’s first Dyno Night at our Maryborough Workshop. Despite the weather, we still had lots of vehicles turn up to get on the dyno or just mingle amongst others. Shoutout to Granville Butchery for supplying a stack of snags. Stay up to date on our social platforms for more Dyno Nights ahead!

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Cars outside the BDS Mechanical Maryborough workshop ready for dyno night

BIG NEWS FOR MARYBOROUGH

Big and exciting news for our BDS Mechanical Maryborough Workshop! Engaged in an Australian company, the workshop will work alongside doing Vehicle ECU Remapping around Qld at many locations. BDS Maryborough will also be looking at your Petrol Performance needs and will have you covered, teaming up with VCM Performance covering all your GM LS requirements!

THE HUB TO THE GULF

We have officially opened up our newest workshop in Cloncurry. Cloncurry will act as our supporting hub to our Doomadgee, Normanton and Kowanyama sites. Shoutout to Sam (BDS Doomadgee Manager) for creating good customer relations so fast, Clarry (BDS Business Development) who took a trip up there at the beginning stages, our diesel mechanics Daniel, Nathaniel and Corey for keeping on top of the work that comes in and all of the other branches and individuals who have helped support the Cloncurry team in these early days!

BDS Mechanical Cloncurry with diesel mechanics standing in front of the new workshop

MOURA FIRE STATION BREAKDOWN

Last month our BDS Moura workshop attended a breakdown at the Moura Fire Station. They had lost power and required the auxiliary generator to power the shed and open the roller doors. They could not get the generator started and rang for help – fortunately there was no emergency but they were being prepared just in case. Vinnie, a diesel mechanic at our Moura Workshop, went down and got it sorted for the station.

BDS Mechanical repairs and Moura Fire station breakdown

2023 SANTA LOLLY DROP IN MIDDLEMOUNT

Every year the Middlemount Fire & Rescue Station conducts an annual Santa Lolly Drop and gives out gift bags to children. This year BDS Mechanical helped sponsor this wonderful cause and give back to the Middlemount community. Cheers!

IN-HOUSE FABRICATION IN BUNDABERG

One of our Bundaberg team members and a valued team member of Backyard Speedway Ventures was having issues loading his speedway cars on to his flatbed tray. So what did our Bundaberg Workshop do? Converted it from a flatbed to a beaver tail – all fabrication was done in house at our Bundaberg Workshop!

@AG MIDDLEMOUNT CHARITY GOLF DAY

BDS Mechanical sponsored the @AG Middlemount Charity Golf Day 2023, donating vouchers for Services and Wheel Alignments to go in the multi-draw raffles and auction to raise money for the Children’s Hospital Foundation and Royal Flying Doctors. This was a dress up event and BDS put together a team to play for the day. Wayne, Alistair, Wade and Mitch all put on their brightly coloured team shirts and hit the course for the day, they played 9 holes and came back with a score of 39 and sitting in 3rd place off the stick before handy caps were placed.

The handicap was randomly set by rolling a pair of dice, lucky for the boys when they sent the team leader Wayne in, he came through with a good toss rolling an 11 for the handy cap, this had the guys sitting on 28 tied with another team for 1st place. Would you believe Wayne came through again for the guys on the second toss with a 9 bring us to 19 and putting the BDS team in 1st place taking out the win for the day? On the Drinks buggy (Keeping everybody hydrated) we had Angela and Cassandra as the Scrubs Nurses, the outfits they wore were hand made as they had a sewing bee one afternoon just to get ready for the day. They hooned around the course keeping everyone’s tummies full with the sausage sizzle lunch and drinks. 

Wayne thanked the team for the efforts they all put in on the day and how well we all represented ourselves and BDS.

NEXT STOP, KOWANYAMA!

BDS successfully won the maintenance tender at Kowanyama (community) which will start on the 1st of October. This tender will be looking after all the council and contractors equipment with the shire including LVs and heavy machinery. 

2023 DOOMADGEE RODEO

BDS was one of the sponsors for the 2023 Doomadgee rodeo again this year after sponsoring the event last year. The Annual Doomadgee Rodeo is one of the premier sporting events in the Gulf region, bringing competitors and spectators from Borroloora, Brisbane, Normanton, Mount Isa and Cloncurry.

BDS Mechanical Repairs Doomadgee sponsoring the Doomadgee rodeo with a BDS sign on the rodeo fence
BDS Mechanical Repairs Doomadgee sponsoring the Doomadgee rodeo with a BDS sign on the rodeo fence

ISOLATION IN DOOMADGEE

On 28th December 2022 the town of Doomadgee went into isolation due to wet season. Doomadgee continued to be isolated and face major flooding issues with another 2-3 weeks of isolation from the end of March 2023. Which made it the biggest wet season since 2006. 

Doomadgee quickly ran out of unleaded and as food supply became low essentials had to be flown in weekly.

The BDS team had a short space of time at the end of January where the river dropped enough to be able to take a truck through to Townsville and bring back all of their parts. They had also been flying in some parts, but flight restrictions due to the lack of avgas in the region meant this had to stop.

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