Article by Kim Radenic
On a gloomy wet Sunday morning 4 of us were at the clubrooms. Just after 9.00am we departed for an easy run to Keilor BP. On arrival we saw a car park full of jaw dropping cars and bikes, after a quick coffee and saying hello to other members of the club.
We departed for Maldon and the Metcalf museum. We let Ray and Val Daggers depart first with Rod Grummitt leading the way with a 5‑minute head start. We departed around 10.10am with 17 earlies in convoy. It was at this time I got the good lady wife to use the app to check my speed, no wonder I got a speeding fine. 30mph = 60km. 40mph = 80km. 53mph =100km.
We arrived at Metcalf museum near Maldon at 11.30am to be greeted by Cathy and her father-in-law, as Jason was in hospital suffering a heart attack the night before. Morning tea was provided for us, it was an interesting place, however I think we should go back in another couple of years.
Now we had 18 earlies as Tristan Coote and Presley Easdale were waiting for us. It was at this point that 3 blue earlies decided to have the blues
Number 1. Jason King blue FJ Ute blown left hand side brake line. A few of the guys got on their phones looking up to see which auto place nearby was open. I went to Cathy asked her if any of these parts were for sale, luckily for Jason a new part was available.
Number 2. Me with a radiator that decided it wanted more coolant than the Hume weir has water at its maximum capacity.
Number 3. Approximately 3km from the museum Aldo’s car came to a complete dead stop, it was found that he had a blown fuse. A lot of curse words and effort, we were on our way to Maldon pub for lunch.
Lunch was on, however Ray and Val Daggers Soup that they ordered took longer than watching the movie Ben Hur, some of us had already finished our main course
At 3.00pm we said our goodbyes, made our way home.
A great day was had by all. Hope to see you all on our next run to Marysville in May.
Jim and Kay Bishop would have been on this trip; however, Jim was in hospital for a medical procedure. Hope you get better soon.
Members with earlies.
Ray and Val Daggers
Steven & Paula Davies
Ray & Judy Edsall
Bruce & Lillian Graham
Rod & Sharon Grummitt
Gary & Judy Hislop
Raymond & Janet Howlett
Rohan & Mum Johnstone
Jason & Janine King
Kim & Janine Radenic
Maurie & Cherie Tehan
With a very special guest CAMMO from the Melbourne Chapter in Ratty FX Ute
Alan & Jan Delzoppo
Tim Sells & Michelle