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Summary of Club Events for 2019

Breakfast at The Orangery. Coolum Auto Museum. Arusha Coffee Estate. Arakai Tea Estate.
Men's Shed Opening Thierry's Resturant. Mary Valley Rattler Easter Sunday Run.
Caboolture Historical Village MG Car Club Visit. Maleny Show Coolum RR and Luncheon.
Opening of 'Glenferna'.Breakfast at FlaxtonBRHCC-MG Club CricketCobb & Co. Museum
Headland Golf Club Model A Ford Club Seniors Day Rainforest Liqueurs

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Breakfast at The Orangery Cafe. 3rd February. Some forty members attended for our first social function of the year. The inclement weather did not diminish the enthusiasm for this popular Maleny venue.

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Coolum Auto Museum. 2nd February. Six Club vehicles attended this early morning run to Coolum to experience the offerings of the German Bakery and the newly opened Sir Henry Royce Foundation Auto Museum. It is a well presented establishment with seven RR/Bentley exhibits plus twelve vintage MG and Austin vehicles. The adjacent Bakery snack bar provides a popular relaxation point and this should be a popular choice for future Club outings.

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Arusha Coffee Estate Landsborough. 6th February. The showery weather did not deter thirty four members from partaking in this interesting outing. Hosts Jean-Pierre and Heather greeted our group with warm enthusiasm, providing an informative insight into their boutique coffee production, followed by coffee and cake. Members were able to purchase a variety of coffee samples plus macadamia nut packs. Recommended as part of any Hinterland tour. Thanks to Mike for organising.

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Arakai Tea Estate Bellthorpe. 17th February. On this fine day, twenty two members tackled the back roads of Bellthorpe to visit this unique enterprise. Hosts Brendan and Kristy delivered an informative talk on the intricacies of tea cultivation and processing and provided a variety of samples for tasting. We later viewed the plantation and extensive stands of planted rainforest timbers. An interesting outing, but make sure you take a map. Afterwards, some members included a luncheon at Woodford in the day's activities. Thanks to Mike for organising.

 

 

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Mens Shed Opening - 12th March. Six members attended this event in the grounds of the Maleny Historical Village as unofficial Club representatives. It was a well attended day with numerous visitors from other M.S. Clubs. Those who did not attend missed a tasty savoury luncheon.

 

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Thierry's Resturant. 8th March..

 

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Mary Valley Rattler. 3rd April. The inclement weather did not deter some fifty five members from participating in this enjoyable outing on the Mary Valley Rattler from Amamoor to Gympie and return. The train departed on the 40 km scenic run to Old Gympie Station at 11 am. The Station Cafe offered an excellent luncheon menu and members had ample time to relax and gossip and sample souvineers before departure on the return journey at 1.30 pm. It was good to see the older vehicles making the 185 km round trip. Thanks to Des for the organisation.
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Easter Sunday Run. A small group gathered at the Clubhouse under leaden skies to enjoy a ‘picnic’ run around the Range. Off we went following Bloo in the Model A Ford through the gloom, along back roads most of us had never seen before. Down Hovard Road and Brandenburg Road along the gravel to Mooloolah, through spectacular rainforests and rugged terrain. Morning tea at the park in Mooloolah, a quick stop at the duck pond at Palmwoods, then up the old Palmwoods-Montville Road to Des and Edna’s home at Flaxton for an early lunch.

Here we sheltered from the passing showers on the covered balcony and admired the view. Lunch was accompanied by glasses of wine and much pleasant conversation well into the afternoon. So a dreary day was turned into and enjoyable experience, and special thanks must firstly go to Bloo for a great run and to the Des for offering us shelter from the rain.

 

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Caboolture Historical Village 19th May. After a wet foggy start, the weather soon reverted to a pleasant winters day. Six vehicles participated, and led by Graham, we took a roundabout route via the Woodford Rd., Commissioners Flat Rd. and Old Gympie Rd., to our smoko stop at the Glasshouse Mts. lookout, then on to the Historical Village. We were welcomed by the Village supervisor, Roger, who outlined its history and development. Members spent a couple of hours inspecting the exhibits then enjoyed a relaxing light luncheon and chat at the cafe. Altogether a pleasant outing.

 

 

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MG Car Club Visit 22nd May. We had the pleasure of hosting members of the Sunshine Coast MG Club for morning tea during their excursion to the Hinterland. Nine MG vehicles took part and there was much to be discussed with owners from our Club. We meet again for the annual cricket match in August.

 

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Maleny Show 31/5 - 1/6. Twenty four Members supplied their vehicles over the 2 day period to complement the displays and to assist with transport of function guests. Fine weather assured a successful event for all concerned. There was much interest in our vehicles which hopefully could result in some new membership inquiries. This type of event provides a great opportunity to present our vehicles to the public.

 

 

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Coolum Rolls Royce and Luncheon 5th June. We had a good turnout of members to visit this interesting facility. It’s not really a museum as all the cars are mobile, registered and driven. We were greeted by the centre proprioter Frank Carroll who gave a comprehensive talk about each of the Rolls Royce cars and the one 1928 4.5 litre Bentley tourer.

Also on display are about 20 other classic vehicles including a V12 Jaguar, MG's and Austins. Some were on loan and the owners come to drive them at weekends. The whole facility was of RR standard and impressed some twenty-five of our members who came for the visit. Afterwards, members participated in luncheon at the Coolum Surf Club.

 

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Opening of Glenferna House 15th June. Club members were invited to display their vehicles for the official opening of this historic restored house at the adjacent Maleny Historical Village by the Qld. Governor Paul De Jersey. Eight vintage/classics vehicles were on display, creating considerable interest and publicity for the Club.     Some Facebook Photos.

 

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Breakfast at Flaxton Barn 4th August. Perfect winter weather enticed forty three members/partners to break their fast in the cosy atmosphere of the Flaxton Barn. The display of our parked cars was impressive and new members had the opportunity to experience the friendly club atmosphere.

 

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Annual BRHCC MG Club Cricket Match. 18th August. With perfect weather, we gathered at Witta sports ground for this annual clash of the Titans. MG Club again enjoyed the benefit of greater numbers from which to choose their team, so our members had to double up on batting/bowling duties. However, BRHCC mounted a determined challenge with the limited resources, and thanks mainly to our outstanding lady batters Verona, Diana, Joy and Mary, we won the match 150 runs to 138. It was an evenly matched contest as both teams had their share of degenerating knees and hips. A wider pitch would have benefited both sides. Overall an enjoyable day for all concerned.

 

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Spirit of Cobb & Co. Museum Glasshouse. 4th September. 32 members participated in this excursion, beginning with morning tea at Skippy Park, then on to the Museum. We were greeted by proprioter Steve Ralph upon arrival, who explained some of the history of Cobb & Co and his own experiences learning to master the reins and teams of horses, and restoring old coaches. After this, we were shown a short video of various coaches and their teams of horses.
Of particular interest was the local Brisbane to Gympie route. This one was a two-day journey costing a week’s wages at the time. The Spirit of Cobb & Co at Glasshouse is the original stop where horses were changed for their next day’s journey to Gympie. Cobb & Co won the contract to freight gold from Gympie to Brisbane for the Queensland Government. A typical day’s coach travel from Brisbane was 6 hours with no ‘comfort stops’, only a 5 minute break to change and water horses, then back on the coach for another 3-4 hours before overnight stop at Bankfoot House at Glass House Mountains, and the next day to Gympie.
After a very informative morning we headed to the Beerwah Hotel for a delicious lunch.

 



Headland Golf Club. 15th September.

 

 



Model A Ford Club visit. 18th September. Eleven visiting Model A Fords and twenty of our Club vehicles made for an interesting gathering at our Clubhouse on this pleasant spring day. The Fords were well presented and demonstrated the popularity of this model. Morning teas was followed by a barbecue luncheon. Prizes were awarded for best Ford and best Club car.

 



Seniors Day 14th October. Our Club hosted a visit by a group of Senior Citizens for morning tea and a barbecue luncheon. Member Bloo C. provided an interesting photographic presentation of his recent Antarctic assignment and others took our guests on a tour of the Maleny environs in our variety of Classic vehicles. Our hospitality was well received, with general agreement that the event could be held more frequently.

 

 



Rainforest Liqueurs 6th October. Our mid week excursion to the Connondale property of Members John and Mary K. was well attended, with thirty five participants in twenty vehicles. First on the agenda was an inspection of John's workshop where the star attraction was his almost completed 1927 Hudson Hearse. It is a unique vehicle and a credit to his perseverance. John outlined its provenance plus history of a few other old timers at various states of restoration.
But the highlight of the day was the sumptuous morning tea provided, featuring a variety of home made cakes and pastries using local native ingredients. To complement a memorable day, we were able to sample and purchase the range of Rainforest Liqueurs produced on site by our hosts. We thank John and Mary for their hospitality.