Article by Jason King
Viva Las Vegas, well not exactly it was more like Viva Bendigo as the club headed to Bendigo for the club run for May.
Was a small group of 1 early and some modern cars that left the clubrooms at 8.30 to meet the rest of us at BP Calder Park. The traffic must have been light as I left home at 9.15 for the 10-minute drive to BP Calder Park and when I arrived the guys from the club rooms where already there and waiting for us.
We had the usual brekkies and coffees at the servo and left the servo at 10.00am sharp. I was impressed as it is not often that we leave right on time, anyway, we made the trip up to Bendigo, trouble free (and one early driver decided to see how fast his FJ could go. – it goes quite fast doesn’t in Wayne Fleming).
Our first stop was the Beechworth bakery for lunch as we had prepaid tickets for the 1 o’clock show, it was here we were met by Rick on the run. I think he travelled about 6km to get to the bakery.
We left the bakery and then the fun began. The fun was where do we park. Every man for himself at Bendigo Arts Gallery as it seemed like there were thousands of people wanting to get into this exhibition. Anyway, we found a park and went inside to the exhibition.
I have been to Graceland in Memphis before, but for those who haven’t would have really enjoyed the exhibition in Bendigo. It was mainly clothing and personal items of Elvis and Priscilla and if you shut your eyes, you could be thinking you stepped back into the 70’s.
After the exhibition a few members joined Rod and Garry Allan outside in the coffee shop and do what we do best talk about all things Holden.
We all started to head home after the exhibition. A good day was had by all.
Members with earlies.
Ray & Judy Edsall.
Wayne & Anna Fleming.
Gary & Judy & Hislop.
Brenton & Lyn Schier.
Bruce & Lillian Graham
Rod & Sharon Grummitt.
Tim Sells & Michelle