Last Update: Tue, 19 Sep 2023

Outings Report

Outings Report

June and July Club Outings

We woke to a fine brisk morning, for our annual pilgrimage to Wivenhoe Dam,
for Presidents Day 2023.

We had a good number of cars and people, including some new faces and wheels too.

After travelling through thick fog at Fernvale, we arrived at a blue sky Wivenhoe Dam with Craig, Artie and the McLuckies already well set up for us, including a beautiful morning tea spread and displays of Club regalia for sale too.

The cars in the Pointscore display looked great, with quite a few of the public pulling in to check the cars out. With cars on display in all four Pointscore categories, there was a diverse mix of vehicles to suit all tastes.

Steve McLuckie did a great job selling raffle tickets for a Rare Spares $250 voucher. Steve is a natural at doing raffles. Leanne McLuckie was busy selling regalia too.

A great free lunch was met with big appetites and everyone enjoyed their time at the picturesque Wivenhoe Dam, as we always do.

The Club gave out a of number free $50 fuel vouchers, which went down very well.

Warren Turnbull fittingly won the Rare Spares Voucher.

Craig Keene announced that this year, he had selected two 2023 Presidents Award Recipients, in particular in recognition of the outstanding work these two youthful Members of the Club did at the 2022 Monaro Nationals. The Winners were Hannah Daniels and Bailey James. Well done Hannah and Bailey.

Lastly, it was time for Craig Keene to formally announce that a process had been completed for Life Membership of the Club to be awarded to James Meale - for his outstanding and lengthy services over many years to the Club - as Club Magazine Editor, Club Website Creator and Administrator, Club Graphics Creator and very significantly, his high standard of involvement with the 2022 Monaro Nationals. Fittingly, James was on hand at the Run to receive this Honour being bestowed on him by Craig, in person. Craig spoke on how it had been quite difficult to get to this special announcement today without James’ awareness, considering that James is so involved in most aspects of the behind the scenes management of the Club. This announcement was met by great support and acceptance by those Members at Wivenhoe Dam. Congratulations to James Meale.

Shane Horswill
(Standing in for Keith Brinin)

We enjoyed perfect Queensland Winter weather for our trip to Warwick on Friday, we arrived in the early afternoon and settled into our Motel rooms, Linda, John, Bob and Narelle joined us later in the afternoon.

The many shops and street displays were popular destinations for our group, while others just relaxed at the Motel. 

Friday night was the usual BBQ by the pool.

Saturday morning was breakfast at Gardens Galore Café, then back to the shops, displays and craft exhibitions and jazz for some. 

Some of us headed to the football field where our November car Show and Monaro State Titles will be held, to confirm sizes and layout for getting cars in and out and parking.

Most of us enjoyed the steam train ride to Wheatvale in the afternoon, thank you to John Gladstone for alerting us to this trip.

Sunday was the Street Parade, this year we were parked in a different part of the main street, and with a staggered layout we had plenty of room between the cars, which was great, given the amount of strollers that are pushed by the cars. Our cars got plenty of attention.

Sunday night BBQ by the pool to chat about the day, breakfast Monday morning, and then time to head home.

A very enjoyable weekend, great weather and even better company. 

Darryl Lonergan
(Standing in for Keith Brinin)

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