Article by Jim Bishop
This run was a joint with the GHAC (Derks other club).
Our first meeting point was the BP Caldermeade South Gippsland Hwy at 9am, with some members leaving from our club rooms and others direct from home.
Kay and I arrived at the BP Caldermeade at 8.45am to find Rod and Sharon, Rob and Di Martella, Derk and Jeff white already there, it was cold outside but no rain, so it was time for a coffee and something hot to eat.
By 9.15am most of our members had arrived and the GHAC began to arrive also, after some introductions and socialising we decided it was time for a photo shoot of the cars, so we set up in the adjacent empty car park, with lots of photos taken of our 13 earlies and Robs EH ute and the various makes and models from the GHAC it was quite a selection of cars.
Then it was time to head off for our next stop the Vietnam Vets Museum Phillip Island, a lot of cars traveling with numerous convoys. Upon arrival we found more of our members already there that had arrived earlier including Aldo with his Statesman, our numbers were now 27 EMHC members plus approximately 29 from the GHAC.
We had an introduction facts intro talk by one of the Museum staff, then it was time to enter the museum and take all of the items on display. For those that had been there before it was a chance to explore further and for those first timers a good introduction opportunity to see what it is all about, well worth the effort to visit if you are down that way or if you have an interest that era of Australian history.
With a good couple of hours spent at the museum it was time for lunch, so we all headed off to the San Remo Pub, along, with some of the GHAC members joining us we had quite a crowd. Nice lunch with lots of conversation and banter.
After a couple of hours at lunch it was time to call it a day and folks started to head for home. We were fortunate that weather wise there was very little in the way of showers and even some nice sunshine.
It was noted that Derk was driving his Black FJ saying that although it has taken over 12 months to sort out the “mystery problem” he had with it not running properly it is now “fixed”, he now says his big dilemma is deciding which car to drive on run’s!!,saying something like that is tempting fate,” watch this space”.
A really good combined run between the two clubs and a great turn out, I am sure everyone enjoyed themselves. Stay Happy and Safe Jim and Kay.
Members with Earlies.
Jim and Kay Bishop
Peter and Linda Corrigan
Ray and Val Daggers
Ray and Judy Edsall
Bruce and Lillian Graham
Rod and Sharon Grummitt
Steve and Marie Loxon
Ian and Jane Maclean
Mark and Janet Waghorn
Rob and Di Martella