Aust Day Run 2019

Well here we are for the first run of the new year and it is in Jan­u­ary. We decid­ed to have this Aus­tralia day run after there had been requests made to the com­mit­tee by some mem­bers, so we gave it a tri­al run and it has proved to be very pop­u­lar.

We met at our club rooms at 10am for a 10.30 depar­ture, with the result of 11 early’s and Chris and Lyn’s Buick lined up for the con­voy club run to Car­dinia Reser­voir Park.

After the last cou­ple of day’s extreme heat, today’s low­er temp and love­ly light breeze was per­fect espe­cial­ly for Chris and Lyn in their con­vert­ible with two large Aussie flags attached fly­ing high and a big one draped over the boot. The flags were also present on most of the earlys as well this made a very spe­cial spec­ta­cle with all of these earlys com­bined with lots of Aussie flags.

It was quite a site in con­voy and so we start­ed off with Bruce and Lil­lian Gra­ham and Pete and Lin­da Cor­ri­g­an lead­ing the way for the forty minute dri­ve to the lake,along Spring­vale Rd then left onto Welling­ton Rd with lots of waves and toots from pass­ing motorists obvi­ous­ly lik­ing what they were see­ing.

On Welling­ton Rd Bruce and Pete drove side by side on the triple lane high­way with Jason and Janine behind Pete and the rest of us fol­low­ing Bruce, then Chris and Lyn drove past us with Lyn almost stand­ing up in the pas­sen­ger seat blonde hair flow­ing in the wind and sun­shine tak­ing Pho­tos of us all. It was quite a site I won­dered what all of the oth­er motorist’s thought ? ‘Great Fun’.

Part way down Welling­ton Rd Gar­ry and Les­ley Beard­s­ley and Aldo in his old States­man joined our con­voy along with the Del­zop­po clan. We entered the park and drove down to meet Peter and Cyn­thia Char­man and Paul and Elaine Annetts who had secured a great shad­ed spot with a huge rotun­da and lots of trees for us.

All of the cars were parked and we set­tled in for a great socia­ble after­noon with lots of catch­ing up to do with Xmas and the Nation­als to discuss.Scotty Wood­bridge soon turned up also, Pete Corrigan’s new ‘Rac­ing’ car cre­at­ed a lot of inter­est as most of us had not seen it before, great to give it a once over, to use Pete’s phrase “lots of fun to dri­ve”.

With no BBQ.s on site we all had our pic­nic lunch­es with excep­tion of Alan Del­zop­po who had brought along his Mini portable BBQ and cooked and shared some snags, thanks Alan. There was plen­ty of time to inspect and chat about the cars and enjoy the after­noon, at about 3 pm we start­ed to pack up and head for home after a very enjoy­able run.

We had 15 ear­lies along with Chris’s Buick and Aldo’s States­man and total of 33 mem­bers and fam­i­lies, a great turn out.

After such a suc­cess­ful Aus­tralia Day run it looks like it will become a set fix­ture on our run cal­en­dar.

Mem­bers with Ear­lies.Mem­bers with­out,
Paul and Elaine AnnettsAlan and Jan Del­zop­po
Gary and Les­ley Beard­s­leyMichael and Brett Del­zop­po
Jim and Kay Bish­op Aldo Gianchi­no
Peter and Cyn­thia Char­manChris and Lyn Kane
Phillip Cleven with Ash­ley and Sien­na
Peter and Lin­da Cor­ri­g­an
Bruce and Lil­lian Gra­ham
Rod and Sharon Grum­mitt
Ray and Janet Howlett
Jason and Janine King
Rus­sell King
Bren­ton and Lyn Schi­er
John Shore
Jeff White
Scot­ty Wood­bridge