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 . .

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.