Ha, we are a nation of criminals, that includes smuggling. It is a long day, 20 hours on the grog is not uncommon, 24 cans per man per day is a bit mean. Its only 4.9% alcohol, cask wine is about 14%. Any half credible Aussie bloke can drink a slab and then go out and behave and have a good time. If the same man was to suddenly drink 4 litres of cask wine, he would be out of his brain, it would only last a few hours. Men drink wine at the same pace as beer, so its no good that wine. I have heard a good friend of mine after he has been on the home made wine, only I can understand him, and I dont have a clue what he says half the time.
One notable record is the one for how many cans of beer an Aussie Cricket player can drink on the flight to London. David Boon holds the record, 52 cans in 22 hours. Mr Boon had to be hand fed the last few, due to the flare up of an old injury, Mr Boon needed a wheel chair to get off the plane.
As the story says, the fun police are on our backs down here big time. I can see limits on the amount of grog you can buy at one time on the horizon here. On NYE, some towns go dry, close the bottle shops and dont sell take aways from the pubs. Fine you 100 buicks for drinking in public if you dare and take and pour out your grog, but so far thats about it for restrictions. I am told they only sell light beer at some sporting events, but as above, it doesnt bother us smugglers much.
Injected oranges, hollowed out loaves of bread, under babies, strapped to legs, in a wine cask bladder you can put 4 litres of Rum and shove that down your shirt if you desire. All work well here.
Bathurst is the big race in Australia, goes all day, its a circuit that is in the bush, goes up and over a mountain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Panorama_Circuit
Its been on the TV live all my life, used to be some huge crashes, kangaroos hit, often ends in a thunderstorm, goes for 9 hours or so, the start is good Im not a big car race fan, but everyone loves Bathurst.