Would you travel across the Nullabor with this man?

ben scott

Exciting news on the blog today. Ben Scott, the yet-to-be-officially-ratified Love Child of Bon Scott, has been in touch via the guest book. Ben has announced his willingness to be my travelling companion for a second pilgrimage to Bon’s final resting place! BON OR BUST is back on!

I first met Ben at the cemetery on the 19th of February at Bon Scott’s graveside. Since that time, Ben has followed the Bon Scott Blog closely, posting comments rather loudly in CAPITAL LETTERS on a regular basis. He emailed me a few weeks back to say he’d just raced across from Perth to Melbourne to buy a late-model Falcon he fell in love with through the Auto Trader. Now he’s enrolled in a course in Metalliferous Mining (Open Cut) at TAFE, which will increase his income greatly when he returns to that great open cut mine, WA.

So… fingers crossed… if the dates all work out, it could be me and the Love Child on the road together. Who would have thought?

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UPDATE: (19 March 2008)
Woops!
Sorry to get your hopes up folks. Ben just shot me another email. It seems there’s been a change in the dates of his mining course, which will now be happening precisely at the time we wanted to travel, and he can’t get out of it… Bummer.
So it’s back to the drawing board again…

8 Responses to “Would you travel across the Nullabor with this man?”


  • PLEASE NOTE… IN THIS IMAGE IT IS NOT A RECEDING HAIR LINE YOU CAN SEE… ITS MERELY LUCAS;S TRICK PHOTOGRAPHY CREATING AN ILLUSION…HAHA

  • Ben Scott is a genuine great spirit!
    As a matter of fact I received a gift from him today via the post office. It is an awesome T-Shirt from the Bon Scott Celebration Concert and statue unveiling. I would love to join you guys on your pilgrimage but I’m half way across the world. I will definitely be there in spirit!

    I hope one day to shake hands (and have a drink) with Ben Scott.
    The man who sent me a gift from across the world, who I have never met, because he knew that I wanted nothing more than to be at that concert! A person living up to their word like Ben and delivering a gift to a stranger in a foreign land is a sure-fire sign of a sincere and great human being.

    Have a safe journey and enjoy the moment!

    Cheers, Don

  • Onya Ben – You’ve done a good thing for humanity :-). Keep it up

  • ALTHOUGH RETURNING COMPLIMENTS HERE ON LUCAS;S BLOG MIGHT LOOK A LITTLE CHEAP… I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO MENTION HOW DON COLEMAN IS PERHAPS THE SINGLE MOST ENTHUSIASTIC AC/DC FAN IN THE WHOLE WORLD…

    TRULY I HAVE HAD ONLY LITTLE CONTACT WITH HIM; VIA EMAILS… BUT HE IS ALWAYS PROMPT TO REPLY TO YOU… AND HIS REPLIES ARE ALWAYS WARM AND SICERE IN NATURE…

    TO TOP THINGS OFF AS FAR AS DON;S FANATIC AND ENJOYABLE AC/DC APPETITE IS HOW HE HAS MANGED TO APPEAR ON SO MANY TOP FRIEND LISTS AMONG THE GENERAL AC/DC LEGION OF FANS ON THE MYSPACE NETWORK…

    CREDIT FOR HIS ACHIEVMENTS INCLUDING HIS SUPREME EFFORT ON HIS SONG”WOMEN WHISKY AND ROCK AND ROLL” SHOULD DULY BE NOTED…

    WELL DONE DON.

  • WELL FINALLY THE SAD ENDING TO THIS EPIC JOURNEY!!!

    THINGS CHANGED LAST WEEK WHEN LUCAS WAS NEARLY ABLE TO AQUIRE THE “AC/DC” PAINTED CAMPERVAN FROM WICKED CAMPERS…
    HAD HE BEEN ABLE TO GET THE VAN HE WAS GOING TO JOIN ME IN DRIVING ACROSS THE NULLABOR PLAIN RECORDING INTERESTING THINGS AS WE WENT!!!

    BUT ALAS THE “AC/DC VAN THAT WICKED CAMPERS HAVE FOR HIRE SEEMS TO HAVE A BIT OF A WAITING LIST IN ORDER TO GET IT!!! SEEMS ITS QUITE POPULAR AND IS ALWAYS BEING USED…
    WICKED CAMPERS THOUGH WERE DISCUSSING THE POSSIBILITY OF PAINTING ANOTHER VAN… PERHAPS WITH EVEN SPECIAL MENTION TO “BON”… BUT IT WOULD SEEM THAT TIME HAS YET AGAIN GOT IN THE WAY…

    SO IT WOULD SEEM I SHALL PARTAKE IN THIS JOURNEY ACROSS THE ENTRY POINT OF THE ROAD NAMED “THE HIGHWAY TO HELL” WITHOUT LUCAS AND HIS AC/DC CAMPERVAN…

  • WELL THE FINAL CHAPTER IN THE BEN SCOTT “GO WEST” SAGA SHALL TAKE PLACE TODAY WHEN I MAKE MY FINAL VISIT (EVER) TO MY FATHERS BURIAL SITE!!!
    IT SHALL BE A SOLEMN OCCASION WHERE I THINK OF HOW I FIRST ATTENDED IN 1999 OR CLOSE…

    THEN I START THE 4000KLM DRIVE BACK EAST…

    I HAVE SPENT THE LAST FEW DAYS REMINISQUING ABOUT THE LAST YEAR HERE AND HOW I HAVE BEEN IN THE NEWS AND ALL THAT…I MUST SAY ITS BEEN A BALL… I HAVE DRANK MORE IN THE LAST YEAR THAN I HAVE IN THE LAST 10… HAHAHA GREW MY HAIR…

    FOR ME ONE PARTICULAR HIGHLIGHT IS HOW THE “ORDAINED” CARETAKER OF FREMANTLE CEMETARY APPROACHED ME AND STATED QUOTE…
    “I LOSE FAITH NOW YOU COME HERE”
    SO TO ME THAT MEANS HE KNOWS ALOT MORE ABOUT ME THAN I HAD PREVIOUSLY GATHERED…
    HE TRIED TO TALK TO ME IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE AT FIRST!!! HAHA PROBLY THOUGHT I WOULD USE THE GIFT OF THE TOUNGES OR SOMTHING…HAHA

    BUT ON A WHOLE IT HAS BEEN AN INCREDIBLE YEAR FOR ME… AND NOW EVERY AC/DC FAN IN ALL THE LANDS OF THE EARTH KNOWS THAT THEIR BONNY SCOTLAND HAS A SON NAMED

    BEN.

  • Have a good, safe trip east, Ben! Keep in touch!

  • I did that thing back in 1975 with ACDC.I was standing on the side of the road just out from Kalgoorlie when the old van came along heading to Adelaide.They gave me a lift and we shared a few days going to gigs and drinking a lot of beer in Adelaide.They were so good I have never forgotten their kindness.Their music is pretty good too!Those were the best years of my life.

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