Welcome to the April newsletter.
We had a good run during the month of March where we went to the Kilmore Gaol in Kilmore. Although it was only a small Gaol, it was nice to learn a bit about the history of Kilmore back in the 19th century. It was good to see some members that don’t go on many runs attend this one. A nice day was had by all.
During the month I have spoken to Jules Knight up in Brisbane, who informed me that the Brisbane clubs are putting in a proposal for the 2024 Nationals to be held in Cleveland in Brisbane. Although there may be other clubs that may put a bid in to host the 2024 Nationals at least it is good to see we have at least one club/city prepared to put there hand up. I know from my perspective it will be seen as finally moving on with this pandemic. For those that don’t know I’m on the committee for the 2022 Nationals in Cooma and due to COVID we have been planning this event now for 4 years.
I know of at least 2 breakdowns over the month. One involved a member with a 49 sedan and a diff and the other involved Derk in his sedan. Derk was heading to the Kilmore run when he broke down. Fortunately for Derk he did not get too far from home and the tow truck got his car home with no drama. I do know talking to Derk, the motor is now out of his car, and he is looking at a clean-up of the motor etc.
During the month Janine and I headed up to Maryborough and Castlemaine for a reconnaissance trip to do more planning for the Presidents Run to be held on the weekend of the 18th and 19th of June. The accommodation looks to be excellent with good hosts. We also dropped into the Castlemaine Hot Rod Shop on our way home and discussed the tour. At time of writing there is only one room at the accommodation available. If more accommodation is available, we will be looking at the motel directly across the road from the original motel. If you haven’t already booked and want to go on this weekend away. Please see Janine to book your room.
Our club is hosting the 43rd FX FJ Victorian State Titles on the weekend of 15 and 16th of October at the Atura Dandenong. If you have not already booked your accommodation for this great weekend or sent your entry form in, can you please do this as soon as possible. Rooms are filling fast, and it will be a great weekend away with all our Victorian friends from the other clubs.
Don’t forget the Nationals are on this year over the Christmas / New Years break. In Cooma NSW. Many have already booked their accommodation for the Nationals but will need to re-enter the Nationals as all money was refunded to entrants after the 2020 Nat’s were cancelled due to COVID. The nationals will be a great event, we have some good events and day trips planned.
If you are on the road, please drive safe.