Article by Jason King
Two runs in two months, we could get used to this. Although Victoria was placed into a snap five day lockdown the week before due to COVID, restrictions had eased where it did not affect the holding of the club run to Arthurs Seat. This run was planned for early last year, but we know what happened since then.
I arrived at the club rooms and noticed only 4 other earlies. Jim met us at the club rooms and decided due to having a chest infection that he would not attend the run. We left the club rooms and made our way down toward the Mornington Peninsula.
We arrived at the service station on Peninsula Link, and one could be mistaken to think we had gone back in time to the late 50’s due to how many earlies where in the car park, I say the late 50s and not the mid 50s due to the EK that was also on the club run.
After leaving the servo, the procession of cars to Arthur’s seat looked awesome. We arrived at Charlies Auto Museum and spent some time going through the museum. There were a couple of FX’s in there, but overall a huge selection of different types of motor vehicles and memorabilia. For those who did not attend or who have never been to the museum, it is definitely a place to visit if you are down on the Peninsula.
From the museum, we made our way to Rod’s second home, the Scout facilities in Mount Martha. Rod lead the way, then Derk and then myself. 3 FJ utes up front, it can’t get any better than that. Now out of those 3 utes, 2 had water in their radiators when they arrived at Mount Martha, I know my car did and I am pretty sure that Rod’s car did, so that made Derks car the thirsty one.
On arrival at Mount Martha Derk’s car was so hot that it even melted the temperature sensor, so no wonder Derk didn’t know it was hot — the temperature light didn’t come on. Well, that’s Derks reasoning and how can you even challenge that really.
As we let Derks car cool down we sat around and had some lunch, Rod took some of us and showed us the old trains that the scouts have refurbished and are at the location. Kim Radenic and old train master even schooled Rod in the trains he had on display, I think Rod was very impressed.
After lunch we all started to disappear and make our way home. All in all, was a good day out and thoroughly enjoyable.
Members with earlies.
Peter and Cynthia Charman
Aldo Gianchino and Silvana
Rod and Sharon Grummitt
Gary and Judy Hislop
Ray and Janet Howlett
Jason and Janine King
Robert Peime (and dog)
Kim and Janine Radenic
Jeff and Sussane White
Maurie and Cherie (driving Kim’s FJ sedan)
Rob and Di Martella (EK)