What a great roll out to our June cruise last Sunday. A total of 10 rods and two motorbikes joined together at Curtis Park in Rockhampton for the start of the cruise.
A lovely morning tea was enjoyed by all – whilst spending the entire time waving to the passing traffic as they beeped their horns in recognition of the Rods parked along Gladstone Road. (Very nice that the passers-by appreciated the Rods, but we did start to feel an empathy for the Queen and her constant waving!) It was also great to have two New Zealand visitors along for the run who are having a working holiday in Australia. Noticed they weren’t searching out the sunny spots like some of us die hard Central Queenslanders who don’t like the cold!
Leaving the park, the group followed our trusty tour guide John from the edge of the CBD, through Depot Hill and to the Port Curtis area where everyone stopped and listened to a very informative talk. The sojourn was on the old Bruce Highway at the actual crossing of the Tropic of Capricorn. John gave an interesting talk on this and regaled the group with stories of his early years as an Electrician with Qld Rail working at this site. Extremely interesting, with a lot of people unaware that this site existed. A great photo was taken of the group at the old remaining structure at the crossing.
Departing this area, the cruise then continued onto Bouldercombe where everyone enjoyed some time together having lunch at the Bouldercombe hotel. Even here, many people stopped nearby to have a look at the Rods, all nicely lined up alongside the local park. Wonderful to see people appreciating our passion for Hot Rods. Another successful run for the Highway 66’s, and thank you once again to John and Pat for organising another great day for the Club.