Our roadtrip to Island State Street Rod Nationals 2014

Six of us (3 vehicles) left Rocky on 11th April for a trip full of great memories. On the way down we wondered our way down to Echuca, Castlemaine before boarding the Spirit of Tassy II on Monday night the 14th. The next morning we unloaded off the ship had breakie and got straight into being a tourist, visiting a lighthouse near Devonport.

We cruised over the northwest of tassy before the start of the Is Nats which started with breakfast in Latrobe on Thursday. From there we cruised through many towns before arriving in Hobart late afternoon. Friday was registration and took it easy, Saturday was public day, Sunday a cruise to Tahune Airwalk and Monday a cruise to Richmond and after lunch it was the end of the Is Nat events and we headed off to continue our exploration of Tasmania. In total we spent 14days cruising around Tassy before it was time to board Spirit of Tasmania I to return to the mainland.

Tuesday morning the 29th we unloaded and following me we attempted to leaveMelbourne as our next date wasHarveyBay on Friday afternoon. Well needless to say by the time we got out ofMelbourne I was not talk to my Navwitch attached to my windscreen, Lance got us out of there and away we went. Connie and I would like to thank our travelling companions for a holiday we will never forget. Please see pictures below…PS bring on Newcastle 2015.

Our members week-end @ 2014 High Altitude Hot Rod Run, Toowoomba

We attended the 2014 High Altitude Hot Rod Run Show’n’Shine in Toowoomba over the weekend of 7 – 9 March.  A problem with the Hot Rod on the trip down on Friday, allowed us to see the great culture that exists in the Hot Rod Community.  One call to one of the office bearers of the Toowoomba Club – and as soon as we arrived in the city, they directed us to a members home and before you knew it, the Hot Rod was on the hoist and being repaired by some of the local members.

After the car was repaired, it was time for the Friday night run to the local Fire Station where local fire fighters were kind enough to stay back from their shift to give a tour of their station and equipment.  Prior to entering the station, the Toowoomba Hot Rod Club had organised a coffee van – with everyone eager to take up the offer of a cappuccino or hot chocolate – after all it was night time in Toowoomba – a little cold for Tropic Of Capricorn natives such as us!  After the tour of the station, the crew then demonstrated some of their equipment by cutting up a car, cutting it into many pieces.  Never to be the same again!

Saturday morning an early start at the Toowoomba Show Grounds for a lovely hot breakfast and then a run to the Railway Museum.  A number of volunteers at this museum kindly showed groups around their site, with railway engines, and a number of different carriages.  Photos lined the carriages showing a history of the railway in the area and other memorabilia.  The highlight of the tour however was the Indigenous Carriage – the inside of which was painted floor to ceiling with the most beautiful paintings showing the history of the aboriginal people.  The artist being an inmate of a local prison, who came every day for three weeks to create the masterpiece.  Definitely worth seeing.

Sunday morning saw a run to the centre of Toowoomba CBD where some of Margaret Street was closed and all the hot rods where put on display.  Certainly some very impressive vehicles.  Some Rock and Roll dancers added to the theme.  Even more impressive however was the number of people from the Toowoomba area who all headed down to take in the beauty of these magnificent vehicles.  Great to see so much local support. There were other events over the weekend, which we didn’t get to attend due to other social obligations, but the time that was spent with the run was great, and we would definitely recommend the run to other Hot Rod Members. Click on pic’s below to view

Thank you guys certainly looks and sounds like a good weekend.

Beach cruise with lunch at Keppel Sands

Hi, Sunday we meet outside the Dpi for a cruise around the coast with lunch at Keppel Sands Hotel. We had a good roll up; it was good to be joined by our newest member Brad and the boys in their 28 tudor. Also good to see Glen in his striking T bucket who was chauffeured by Lionel.

We headed off with the first stop being the main street of Yeppoon where we enjoyed morning tea in the park. After morning tea Lionel & Glen headed for a top-up as the bucket has a small drinking issue (fuel), they re joined our cruise across the beaches as we strolled across the coast.

We then headed to Keppel Sands and found parking spots in the main street. Everyone ordered lunch and a cool drink and sat back talked amongst ourselves, some of us had a bit of a wait but the food was good and the surroundings comfortable.

We headed home with full belly’s and everyone enjoying a good day out, thank you. Click on pics to view

A meet with the Reef City club to start the year

On Jan 19th we were invited to spend a day with our neighbours in Gladstone. We went down to Lloyd and Terry s at Bajool which was a great  to checkout their projects and catch up with some of the Gladstone crew. Thank you to Terry for a great morning tea. From there we zipped down to Bajool for lunch which was good although a few had a lengthy wait. Around 2ish we all got on the road and headed for home. Thanks again to Reef City for the invite it was a good day.

Combined Car Clubs of Rockhampton Salvo’s Xmas Cruise & Donations

On Sunday the 15th the Highway 66 Rodders & The Chevrolet & All Classic Motor Club combined to make a difference in our local community. Each club and their members donated toys and hamper foods, we also shared morning tea and lunch. A great day was had by all and this topped off a great year.

Xmas Luncheon

On Sunday we meet at Huish Drive, the treats started with some Xmas finger food under the shade of the fig trees. Most of us had a go of pinning Santa’s mustache and buckle on, the blindfold and a spin made it interesting and the booce was keenly contested. After the games we enjoyed a cool lunch followed by dessert, a big thank you to our catering coordinator. The day finished just after 3 and we thank everyone for your participation, an enjoyable relaxing day was had by all. Pictures below

Cars on Conway

Last weekend a few of us made the trip to Conway Beach (near Airlie Beach), the weather was good, good food and a good a assortment of vehicles on display. We were joined by people from Cairns, Townsville and Mackay to name a few. 6 of us shared the Marlin Shack  with Tony from Mackay (had the orange 53 Chev) and on the way home we visited Tony s to see his collection.The park itself is a great little getaway, very little mobile service, yippee…. Great pool and water park area for kids young and old.  Some pictures below

Autobarn Display & Guides Display

A few weekends ago we were asked to support one of sponsors for their grand opening and we cannot thank our members enough for their support. We had a great display both days, Autobarn team were very appreciative. Sunday many of us meet Craig Lowndes & cars signed, thanks CL. Again to our members THANK YOU..

Saturday afternoon evening after Autobarn a few of us supported the Guides with a small display as part of their xmas fair. Thank you again




Mercure Combined Club Display

On the 20th Oct our club along with the Chev club and the ACMC put on a display at the Mercure Pool area. A great day was had by all and we’d like to thank all of you who could display for us.