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Summary of Events for 2018
Kenilworth Cheese Factory Bribie Island Obi Valley Woodworks. Golden Beach
Hell Town Hot Rods Riley Rally Day. Kin Kin Hotel QHMC-BRHCC Rally
Sign On Day 2018. Club Glasshouse. Healey Sprite Rally. Kenilworth Movie Museum
Jaguar Day at Clubhouse. Cooloola Berries Farm. Woodford Breakfast BRHCC - MG Cricket match
Dunethin Rock. Flora & Fauna Run Anglican Fete Rex R. Veteran Display.
Trivia Event at Clubhouse. Apollonian Hotel. Armistice Day Little Yabba Ck. - Flaxton.
Uniting Church display

Please forward your photos with notes of events for posting on this site. t.y.

Kenilworth Cheese Factory/Kandanga. 7th February. 16 vehicles undertook the trip to Kenilworth and then onto the Kandanga Pub for lunch. It was a carefree drive on the Club’s first outing for the year. Members followed Verona's green MGB down the hill and through Conondale.
After carefully picking our way through the cattle on the Eastern Mary River Road, we arrived at Kenilworth for morning tea in the leafy park. Much socialising over tea and coffee, then off to Kandanga Pub for lunch. But not via the direct route – Brooloo, Imbil, then the back road to Kandanga, further on to Amamoor and a loop road back to our destination, all roads that Verona knows so well.
Last time the Club visited the Kandanga Pub was about two weeks before it burnt to the ground.The new building is brilliant, as is the food and service. The little town should be proud. Our tables on the veranda were comfortable with a cool(ish) breeze blowing. Nobody was in a hurry to leave, but eventually the spectacular line of cars wended their way home after yet another great Club run. And we’ve got the whole of 2018 to look forward to! An enjoyable day.

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Bribie Island. 7th March. March can be a wet time of the year up here, and so far it’s right on track. This meant that our numbers were a bit down for our Club run to Bribie Island on a dreary sodden Wednesday. But it turned out to be another successful outing, with the heavy rainholding off for most of our journey.
Because of the big black clouds, we decided not to risk morning tea in a park, instead we opted for the shelter of the Lookout Café at Tibrogargan. Always a popular destination for the Club, they didn’t let us down with their great food and service. I had the bonus of mingling there with the local branch of the Ulysses Club who had also sheltered from the passing showers. Then it was off to the spectacular Sandstone Point Hotel at the Bribie Island Bridge for a top-class lunch.
Another great day among terrific people. How lucky are we!

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Obi Valley Woodworks - Baroon Pocket. 18th March.. Twenty nine members attended this outing, which began with miserable Maleny weather, but soon cleared to a pleasant day. The drive to the Woodworks was scenic through grazing country and the Obi National Park.
The craft work displayed at the venue was of best quality and worth the visit. On to Baroon Pocket where all enjoyed a byo lunch in the picturesque surrounds and updated on the local gossip.

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Golden Beach Caloundra. 15th April.. Unfortunately there was some confusion about the venue but a few stalwart members shared a pleasant sunny luncheon at the picturesque Jensen Park at Golden Beach, after previously attending the Farmer's Market at Currimundi School oval.

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Hell Town Hot Rods. On 2nd May dawn broke and the rain showed its face again on the mountain. We decided to go ‘modern’ instead of vintage and headed off to Kenilworth to meet up with 17 fellow members for morning tea. We all enjoyed our cuppa, some checked out the shops while others visited the cheese factory. We departed at 11am for the Hell Town Hotrods.
The fellows were drawn like magnets to the garage where they checked out all the vintage and classic cars in various stages of restoration. Vintage bikes and memorabilia were on display in the main building. We all enjoyed a superb lunch with early Bathurst videos being played. Another great BRHCC rally, many thanks Dave. .

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Riley Rally Day. 10th May. We hosted approx. fifty vehicles from the Riley Car Club for morning tea on their tour or s.e. Qld. as part of the National Rally. It was an impressive lineup of vehicles from the 1930's to 1970's, and our hospitality was appreciated with a letter of thanks. Our thanks to our ladies for the catering.

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Kin Kin Hotel. 20th May. Twelve vehicles participated in this event on a clear warm winter day. From the clubhouse, the route was via the Blackall Range tourist drive, through Nambour to Wappa Dam for morning tea. Then on to Kin Kin via some interesting and scenic backroads for lunch. Service at the hotel left a bit to be desired, but overall it was a pleasant outing, covering approx. 316 km.
Thanks to Verona for the organisation.

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QHMC Rally 8-10 June. Rally Report and Photos.

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Club Glasshouse. 4th July. Fourteen club vehicles participated in this outing, led by Bill P. First stop was Cruice Park on the outskirts of Woodford for morning tea, then on to the Club Glasshouse via the Woodford-Glasshouse Rd., and Old Gympie Rd. for a wholesome luncheon. Occasional showers did not detract from the scenic drive.

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Healey Sprite Rally. 8th July. Our Club played host to S.E. Qld. Austin Healey 'Sprite' Club for their 'Targa Tibrogargan' Rally.
Twenty three AHS vehicles as well as some from BRHCC took part in this event involving navigational exercises on the northern outskirts of Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Classic marques represented included Sprite, MG, Triumph, Jaguar. At the conclusion, our Club hosted the visitors for a barbecue lunch and their presentation session. An enjoyable outing for all concerned with Maleny putting on it's best weather.

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Kenilworth Movie Museum 21st July. Ten Club vehicles participated in this outing. First stop was morning tea at a park in Kenilworth, then on to the CinemaWorks Movie Museum. for a rewarding display of the history of Australian documentary and newsreel film making. Highly recommended. Afterwards, a picnic lunch at a roadside park on the Eumundi Road. Weather was cool and cloudy, but all had an enjoyable excursion. Thanks to John for the organisation.

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Jaguar Day at the Clubhouse 25th July. Twelve Classic marques assembled for this gathering, which attracted a larger than usual number of members for our regular Wednesday function. There was much Jaguar gossip to discuss and the new vinyl Clubhouse floor received a good workout. Our ladies provided a tasty morning tea, and we welcomed some new members.

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Cooloolah Berries Farm 1st August. Another magical day on the Sunshine Coast for our mid-week rally, this time to Cooloola Berry Farm. We all caught up at Imbil for morning tea with a lot of locals and tourist admiring the beautiful old cars. After morning tea we headed off to the berry farm where we all enjoyed a wonderful lunch, stocked up on fresh strawberries and sampled the homemade ice cream. Another great rally enjoyed by all, many thanks Les and Lynne.

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Breakfast at Woodford 5th August. Something of a departure from our normal breakfast venues, but twenty four members rose a bit earlier to rendevous at the Woodford Hotel for the Sunday buffet breakfast. It was an enjoyable outing, attracting some of the newer members and providing a brief opportunity to practice conering skills on the Bellthorpe Range. The Laurie clan was well represented. Later, some members visited the Railway Museum, but were dissappointed the steam loco was not operating.

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BRHCC - MG Cricket Match 12th August. Once again Witta sports ground was the venue for this annual clash of the Titans. MG Club enjoyed the benefit of greater numbers from which to choose their team, but BRHCC mounted a creditable challenge with limited resources to lose the match by one run. It was an evenly poised contest as both teams had their share of degenerating knees and hips. Overall an enjoyable day for all concerned.

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Dunethin Rock 19th August. We left the clubhouse at 9.10 am for a leisurely drive through Montville, Mapleton, Dulong and Nambour before turning into Yandina-Bli Bli Rd for our morning tea at Dunethin Rock on Maroochy River. The rock island in the middle of the river housed pelicans and cormorants that were viewing us with interest. Perhaps they saw us as the source of their next meal.
We stayed here for about 40 minutes before heading out again, meandering through Diddilibah, Kiel Mountain, Palmwoods and Eudlo, finally ending up for lunch at the Aussie World Pub at Palmview.

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Flora & Fauna Run. On 5th September we had a drive to the Twinnies Animal Rescue at Landsborough and it was a very interesting experience listening to what they achieve with their day-to-day life. We had a fabulous morning tea that they supplied and then we rolled out the door to the next stop which was the Maleny Botanical Gardens.
Even though it was raining and cold we still enjoyed it. Some of the group went and saw the bird aviary and others stayed under the shelter until the rain stopped. We then wandered around the gardens which are enormous and very well-kept. Everyone enjoyed themselves and talked about a return visit.

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Anglican Fete. The day dawned misty and showery for the Anglican Church Spring Fair in Maleny on 8 September 2018. Despite the weather, 11 cars and their owners, together with our highly efficient new Events Director, turned up at the church to put their cars on display. There was much frivolity filling the balloons with air to put into Mike’s Mercedes for the guessing competition. It was quite tricky for Mike to move the car into position without bursting the balloons. The rain held off for most of the day and much frivolity was enjoyed by those members attending and keeping dry under the tent provided by Mike.
Despite the lack of interest from the public in entering the competition to guess the number of balloons in the Merc, the club did make some money for the church and the eventual winner was none other than our own club member Verona – spot on with 89 balloons. Verona decided to give the prize, a drive in one of our cars,to herself as she made her way home in the green MGB GT.

 

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Rex R. Veterans. A sizable turnout of members visited the residence of Life Member Rex R. at Nth. Maleny to view his collection of Veteran replicas. These vehicles have been faithfully engineered during Rex's retirement years and his enthusiasm has not diminished. Many thanks for his hospitality. The group then inspected the nearby MGB restoration of member Rod R. before proceeding to Baroon Pocket Dam for luncheon. Thanks to Mike T. for organising the outing.

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Trivia Event at Clubhouse. Twenty members supported this intellectualy challenging event covering subjects of sport, history, motoring and general knowledge. Honours went to the 'Diff. Lockers' team captained by Brian J. Thanks to Daryl for the presentation and Mike and Helen for organising.

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Apollonian Hotel. Our run leader, Verona waved the checked flag and we were off on our way at 9 am, heading out on the Imbil Kandanga Rd, morning tea at Imbil, crossing the M1 for a very scenic drive through the hills, through Cooran and ending up at the Apollonian Hotel at Boreen Point for a delicious lunch. Everyone was impressed by the route Verona had chosen, as it was a new one for most of us. Such beautiful scenery and good winding country roads. What more could one want? The Hotel was beautifully framed by bright pink bougainvilleas spreading across the front verandah and we were able to park in the shade of the many trees surrounding the property. Our long table was set up on the verandah and we really appreciated the flow-through breeze while we were enjoying our delicious and very generous lunches. It was so relaxing and convivial that no-one was in a rush to leave. Thank you very much for your effort Verona, and you didn’t lose anyone en-route either! Another wonderful day out for our members – well done!!

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Armistice Day. Nine Club vintage vehicles participated in the procession through Maleny, providing transport for veteran service personnel and their families, in a celebration of the end of the 'Great War'.

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Little Yabba Ck.-Flaxton. On this heavily overtcast day, thirteen members braved the elements for the familiar drive through the Mary River valley and up to Flaxton. The morning smoko stop was the Little Yabba Ck. camping area and then on to the hospitality of members Des and Edna for a byo luncheon and to enjoy the view of the Obi Obi valley from their Flaxton home. The intermittent showers did not spoil a pleasant outing which was the last for the year.

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Uniting Church Xmas Display.The Church hosted a community event over five days pre Xmas with participating groups providing a display on the Xmas theme. As well, our Club provided four vintage vehicles as an added attraction.

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Seasons Greetings from BRHCC.