Oct — 2018 State Titles Report

It all start­ed on Sat­ur­day morn­ing at Bar­ry Bourke Motors Berwick for Reg­is­tra­tion and Scru­ti­neer­ing. Rod Grum­mitt, Peter Char­man, Chris Shep­herd along with many oth­er club mem­bers queued up, and the scru­ti­neer­ing start­ed and cars began to move for­ward. Except for Chris’s car as some early’s do from time to time it would not start, proved to be a dud bat­tery so his car was pushed into the deal­ers work­shop to receive a new bat­tery, while it was there they car­ried out the scru­ti­neer­ing on it as well.

There were lots of very hun­gry dri­vers putting pres­sure on the sausage siz­zle but they coped and all went well.It was all com­plet­ed around mid­day and then it was time to get ready for the Sat­ur­day evening Dinner.

The Din­ner start­ed with Kay and I meet­ing Rod and Sharon Grum­mitt and Rob and Diane Martel­la at 6 pm at Trios Restau­rant Cran­bourne Race Course.While we wait­ed in the foy­er for the din­ing room to open many oth­ers began to arrive includ­ing Peter and Lin­da Cor­ri­g­an, Rod and I were sit­ting on a low couch togeth­er and Lin­da approached to say hel­lo with a kiss, well Rod being the gen­tle­man that he is sud­den­ly moved his feet so as not to trip her up, well the oppo­site hap­pened and Lin­da fell straight for­ward onto him, going by the look on Rods face he must have thought all of his Christmas’s had come at once.Well with pre din­ner enter­tain­ment done with we all went into to start the evening din­ner and events.

We were wel­comed by the AEHF Pres­i­dent Tony Dowsett and din­ner com­menced. Between cours­es we were enter­tained by a guest speak­er Mr Norm Dar­win regard­ing the ear­ly devel­op­ment of the 48–215 and the cor­rect data that is now apparent.In addi­tion we had a triv­ia com­pe­ti­tion that includ­ed a lot of ques­tions regard­ing early’s includ­ing tech­ni­cal items ‚this was won by a table that was occu­pied by our club mem­bers, well done.

Also one of the raf­fle door prizes was won by Diane Martel­la, a nice bot­tle of Mas­ca­to. The evening fin­ished with the auc­tion many items were avail­able to bid for, as usu­al this event encour­aged a lot of com­pet­i­tive bid­ding with a good result for the evening.Two peo­ple that attend­ed the Titles were our dis­tant mem­bers from Orbost Glen and Ali­son Far­ley it was great to catch up again with these folks.So at approx. 10.30 the night end­ed and we left to rest and get ready for the Sun­day Show and Shine.

Sun­day start­ed with a cloudy sky but it remained dry through­out with sun­shine in the afternoon.

Reg­is­tra­tion and Scru­ti­neer­ing con­tin­ued along with the Show and Shine a real­ly good turn out of great cars, includ­ing the icon­ic Hold­en EFIGY and the 48–215 Peter Brock com­pet­ed in. The Del­e­gates meet­ing result­ed in the FX FJ Hold­en club of Aus­tralia Inc Mel­bourne Chap­ter putting their hand up to run the State Titles 2019.

The SES put on a demon­stra­tion and cut up a Maz­da to mim­ic a car res­cue, very inter­est­ing to watch.

Dur­ing the after­noon there were the Rock­er Cov­er Races, Hub Cap Toss and Spark Plug Change always a lot of fun.

Then the Tro­phy Pre­sen­ta­tions started.

Well our club shined,We had 25 early’s entered (well over 25% of the total cars entered). We had just on 50 mem­bers attend many with part­ners and the EMHC drove away with 10 Trophy’s, hey were as follows.

TOP SEDAN                                    James Cresswell
1st WILD CUSTOM                       Rohan Johnstone
GRAND CHAMP MODIFIED     Scott Woodbridge
PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD       Neville Mawer
1st RADICAL CUSTOM                Richard Fox
2nd WILD CUSTOM                     Rus­sel King
3rd WILD CUSTOM                      Chris Shepard
2nd STOCK FJ                                Ray Daggers

Well done to all of these ten mem­bers great to see them get the recog­ni­tion for all of the hard work they put into their cars. So with the week­end end­ing on such a high note we head­ed home.

A spe­cial note of thanks to our hosts, THE SOUTHERN EARLY HOLDEN CLUB, well done a great success..

Mem­bers that attend­ed — with an early.
Gary and Les­ley Beard­sly                   Peter and Cyn­thia Charman
Peter and Lin­da Cor­ri­g­an                   James Creswell
Ray and Val Dag­gers                           Trevor and Sue Dempsey
Ray and Di Eaton                                 Ray Edsall
George Fail­ia                                         Chris and Jane Fox
Richard Fox                                           Rod and Sharon Grummitt
Doug and Jean Hed­ing­ton                 Ray Howlett
Rohan and part­ner John­stone          Chris Kane
Rus­sel King                                           Ian Maclean
Neville Maw­er                                      Robert Peime
Bren­ton and Lyn Schi­er                     Chris Shepherd
John Shore                                           Derk and John Tuik
Scott Woodbridge

With­out an early.
Gar­ry Allen                                           Jim and Kay Bishop
Greg and Bir­git Bub­n­er                     Harold and Rose­mary Bulman
Michael Del­zop­po                               Ralph Edwards
Glen and Ali­son Far­ley                      Wayne and Anna Fleming
Aldo Gianchi­no                                   Brett and Sky Hall
Jason and Janine King                      David Le Gassick
Rob and Diane Martel­la                   Allen Newsome
Paul Quigley                                        Kim and Janine Radenic
Rob Red­wood                                      Alan Saxon
Tim Sells and Michelle                      Mark and Janet Waghorn
Ross and Wife Williams