Article by Jason King
This run was a joint run with our friends at the Melbourne Chapter
The run started quite early for most members and even earlier for Kim Radenic and Maurie Tehan who had to make the long journey from Mornington to the meeting point of the BP Servo at Avalon for an 8.00am start.
On arrival at Avalon, we were meet by club Members Chris and Jane Fox, Big Trev and Sue, Kim and Maurie who must have left real early to beat most of us there. There were many members from the Melbourne Chapter, and we were definitely the smaller club in the terms of attendance.
Anyways, we left Avalon for our first stop of Colac in South Western Victoria. Pappy (from the Melbourne Chapter) had arranged this weekend as Colac was hosting a car show right in the middle of town. Our cars did not enter, we just stopped in Colac and had a look around at the car show for over an hour before we continued west.
We continued and had our lunch in Camperdown. It was such a nice sight to see with a collection of our 18 iconic FX and FJ Holdens in such a beautiful setting. After some of us had lunch and consumed probably the biggest sausage rolls a bakery in Australia could make, we made the short trip to Terang.
On arrival at Terang, we went to the old Christians Holden dealership and set up the dealership with a display of our cars. For anyone who had driven past could have easily been mistaken for thinking they were in a scene from back to the future and had landed in February 1956 not February 2022. (Perhaps the odd face mask gave it away however that it was 2022).
After many photos some members went off to visit a winery and then eventually made it back to the Motels. Now I did say that Big Trev was on this trip, so on arrival back at the Motel, Big Trev was rather thirsty and needed a refreshing ale or 3 or 4. I won’t elaborate on how many he had at the Motel before dinner, but if anybody wants to guess by all means. He must have had a few because when I was having a shower he walked into my bathroom. (no more to say) and he did ring Kim Radenic’s wife asking why she was not on the run.
We eventually made our way for dinner at a local pub and great conversation and company was had by all. The meals were excellent, and the venue was great. We eventually all left and headed back to our respective Motel and rooms.
The next morning, I awoke to Big Trev and Kim talking loudly outside my door (who needs an alarm). We eventually packed up and some members continued the journey down to Warrnambool. Janine, Kim, Maurie and I started our journey home from Terang. We stopped in Colac for some breakfast.
It was an excellent run. There were 36 persons in attendance (only 5 from our club) and 18 FX and FJ vehicles (4 from our club).
Members with earlies.
Trevor and Sue Dempsey
Chris and Jane Fox
Jason and Janine King