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This is part of an article about Bruce Garland and entitled "They call him Bruce" written by Bruce Moxon and reproduced with acknowledgement to Motor Racing Australia and Chevron Press.

His first rally as a driver was near Mackay, in his native Queensland in 1975 or '76. Moving to Sydney, Bruce contested a rally near Bulahdelah, on the mid-north caost, when he was confronted by the Killer Mullet Rallye Team.

"There was this creek crossing, at the bottom of a long hill and we were going pretty quickly. There was a flood sign in the middle of the creek, one of those with the depth painted on it. When we got really close, we could see that the sign said that there was a metre of water in the creek. We nearly shit ourselves trying to stop,but there was not a chance." They plunged into the creek to discover there was only a few centimetres of water. "Those bloody Mullets had cut the sign off!"

See 'The Mullet Story - Chapter 2' for the real story -ed.