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Summary of Club Events for 2021

Members please assist by forwarding your photos with notes of events for posting on this site. t.y.

Australia Day Celebrations. Donnebrook Run. Kenilworth Cinema. Caloundra S.& S.
Seniors Day Maleny Show Gympie Museum Mt. Glorious.
Brekky at Eudlo

Australia Day January 26th. A perfect summer's day for Australia Day 2021 at Montville Village Green and our Club's first event for the year. We arrived around 8 am and joined some of the cars already lined up. Hot coffee was popular as was Michael Simpson's band. The Mapleton Choir entertained the crowd and the two prefects from the Montville State School raised the flag.
Most of us that attended ventured into the Montville Hall for the Australia Day speeches and Citizen of the Year presentation. Others chose to sit under the trees and enjoy a cuppa and a catch-up chat. A great morning was had by all and a big thank you to Des for co-ordinating all the cars for this Australia Day display.

   



Donnebrook Run 21 st February. There were 14 vehicles and 25 members joining us for this drive to Donnybrook. We drove along Bald Knob Rd. and were rewarded with wonderful clear scenic views of The Glass House Mountains in all their majesty and as we drove through the 'jewel in the crown' of townships on the Sunshine Coast - the metropolis of Peachester!
We arrived at Turner Park, in Beerwah when we looked up to see Chris T. being helped along by some friendly locals. Apparently his MG didn't take too kindly to the heat of the day. Chris and Rosemary took it all in their good stride and joined us for morning tea, before heading back home.
Another meandering 13 km drive through mostly forests and we arrived at Donnybrook. We were very lucky to pounce on a couple of shaded picnic tables and find a grassy area under a big tree for our picnic chairs. The breeze over the water was refreshing after the hot drive and really relaxing. No-one seemed in a hurry to leave and all enjoyed being out in their 'old' cars and socialising.



Kenilworth Cinema 3rd March. Twenty-seven members turned up for our run to the Kenilworth CinemaWorks of ninety-year-old Kevin Franzi. This man devoted his life to Australian cinematography and his two hour presentation took us through the early days right up to the present, including his own contributions.

Then it was off to the Kenilworth Pub for a good old-fashioned pub lunch. There was much socialising over the meals and it was good to see a number of new faces in the group. A big thanks to Lynne B. for arranging an enjoyable day for our club.

ps - two 'old car problems' on the day: Alan L. had a carby problem in the Spitfire, and the Sprite decided it was time for an oil change at Bellbird Creek bends, the oil cooler hose letting go and emptying the sump in the middle of a corner. Everyone survived the slides, and the fire brigade dealt with the mess.

 



Caloundra S & S. 11th April. Our Club was invited by the Dickey Beach Surf Club to display vehicles at the Caloundra Country Market. Twenty six members provided vehicles which attracted much interest and contributed to a larger than usual crowd at the market day. Members were rewarded with a morning tea voucher.

 
 



Seniors Day 12th April. Our Club entertained a group of twenty Maleny Senior Citizens for morning tea at the Clubhouse, followed by a tour of the local environs in Club vehicles. This is an annual event and is a pleasure for all involved.



Gympie Museum 5th May. A beautiful morning greeted all members who participated in the rally as we travelled up the M1 to Gympie. It was great to see Chris in his Model A truck and Ross in his ever reliable Plymouth. On arrival at the museum we enjoyed morning tea and a chat prior to the tour. Our hosts Sue and Col did an in depth presentation of the founding and the history of the museum and its displays. Great interest was shown in the steam engine that drove the saws. Once the tour finished we all headed off to the Gympie RSL for an enjoyable lunch and camaraderie amongst the members.

 

 



Maleny Show 28th - 29th May. It was a busy two days for the Club when the Maleny Show hit the town. Apart for the “park n ride” at the Clubhouse, there was our usual contribution of cars for the display at the Showground. This year our Club was represented by only a handful of vehicles, as most members were committed elsewhere. However, we combined with our friends from the Sunshine Coast Antique Car Club to give the Show patrons an interesting display. It was good to chat with the SCACC people, as well as answering many questions from the general public. We experienced a bumper crowd under a sunny sky. Thanks to the many volunteers who happily told the many show-goers where to go.


 



Mt. Glorious 2nd June. This was a faster, longer run and took us along some really spectacular road that a number of our members had never seen before. A good rollup and nice weather. It was good to see Phil and Yvonne again in the mighty Porsche after a long absence, and this time we were even joined by a trio of Harley Davidsons headed by Bill. We were ably led by Verona in the MGB GT, and she was obviously enjoying the twisty bits! Thanks Verona. Morning tea was at Kilcoy down beside the tranquil duck pond, then it was along the shores of Lake Somerset, then via the Fernvale road and up the steep winding road to the Mount Glorious township. The mountain is 625 metres above sea level and the air is crisp up there. As the temperature dropped, we wound our way through tall eucalypts, with lush rainforest at the very top. A stunning drive. Our venue for lunch was Maiala Park, part of the D’Aguilar National Park and carved out of the forest. There are many walking tracks in the area, but not enough time to check them out, maybe another day. All in all a nice club day out, topped off by a beer at the iconic Dayboro Hotel at the end of the day, and finally the run over Mt Mee to Woodford. Thanks everyone for your good company on a day to remember.

 



Sweethearts, Eudlo 9th June. All the happy characters of our club take brekkie time to enjoy each others company and friendship, as well as a good meal.