Club Run 20th July 2014
Met at the St Ives at 9.30, with 4 Morries at the tavern: Roger and Marlene, Mark, Nathan and Billy and Bill Snr. We departed a little after 9.30 Rogers new morry, red lowlight, Mark's convertible and the woody travelling south. The red morry only made it to Springhurst when it ran out of oil, we had to leave it at the roadside stop, Nathan then travelled to Benalla in the woody were we met the rest of the morryans for coffee, Laury and Heather, Allan and Jan Cassidy and Brian and his wife after coffee we then made our way to Swanpool to the exhibition for Bald Archy. Nathan, Bill and Billy only stayed to view the exhibits then left to retrieve the red morry while the rest stayed on to enjoy lunch and chat after which we all made our way home an enjoyable day had by all, red morry also made it home safely (albeit by trailer!).
Classic Car and Motor Bike Tour
Classic Car and Motorbike Tour
Classic Car & Motorbike Tour 23rd April 2014
It was a damp Friday morning and I headed into to Benalla to meet with Alan and Brian. We meet at the Rose Gardens and there were classic cars of all descriptions there. After registering, there was ample opportunity to walk around and admire the line-up of cars. These varied from the stately Bentley down to the humble Morris Minors. There were two trucks and three motor bikes, but a total of 84 vehicles.
At 10.00am we headed off, through the street of Benalla and then out through Goomalibee, Tarnook, Upotipotpon, Stewarton, Nalinga and then to Dookie, where we stopped at Tallis Winery for morning tea and an opportunity to chat. The view from the winery was almost 360 degree and was just splendid.
We the set off again, travelling through Major Plains, Devenish and into Thoona, where we had lunch at the Thoona Hotel. A very enjoyable roast meal was served up to 150 people and we spent a leisurely couple of hours chatting over lunch. By now it had started to rain.
After lunch we drove out through the Taminick valley and onto the Winton Wetlands, where there was a display of history of the wetlands area. After viewing the display, as I was very close to home I pulled out of the tour. The tour continued on back to Benalla and spent time at the aviation museum.
Despite the dampness, the tour and the day out was great. It was very well organised and people mixed well together.