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The Barn & Scotty’s Garage Run – (A.k.A – Di’s Birthday Run)

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With the sun shining and the wind a bit chilly, we meet up at Bundamba Puma Servo at 8.30am to start our adventure for the day.

Andrew with his Datsun 1600 was the first to arrive followed quickly by Sharron & Mandi’s C3 Corvettes and on debut was Diane’s Triumph TR7 – Banana!!!!

We headed out towards Gatton to the Queensland Transport Museum, however with 5 minutes to go the “Banana” stopped right out the front of Ziebarth Service Station – Lucky!

With the bonnet and boot up, the boys got to work figuring out what was the problem…. After a great debate, the prognosis was that the Distributor shaft seized, causing the roll pin that secures the drive gear to sheer off. So, the Banana was pushed off to the side of the garage and our adventure continued. (Thank goodness for Andrew’s awesome 4-seater Dato!)

Arriving at the Museum at about 10am, we spent about an hour wooing and raring at the exhibits and putting some more vehicles on the wish list especially the 1948 Brisbane City Council Bus and the Diamond Leo Truck.

Loading back into the cars we made our way to The Barn & Scotty’s Garage at Flagstone Creek, lovely scenic drive through the countryside. With the hunger pains in full force we headedinto The Barn and ordered lunch! A great variety of home cooked meals to warm our bellies as the southerly wind was in full force!

Di was presented with a great set of knives to go with her new kitchen and a yummy Carrot cake to mark the occasion – Happy Birthday Di xx

At last, the gang headed into Scotty’s Garage and had a great time looking around. What an awesome collection and bought back some great memories of the past.

Finally, we dropped Dave & Di back to the garage at Marburg so their daughter could help them get Banana home for her repairs, the rest of us headed home.

A big thank you goes out to Dave who organised this run andhope we see some more of The Curvettes & The Potbellies on our next adventure!

Living the Dream
Mandi xxx

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Presidents Report August 2020

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Hi all, welcome to our new car club. All of the founding members and I hope that this Club evolves into all we envisage it to be, that being, a club of car enthusiasts and their families who love to get together, oooh and aaaah at each other’s interest vehicle of choice, have a lot of laughs and make some great new friends.

I think it is fair to say most clubs have high expectations of their members with rules about how many runs to go on, what to wear and how much fundraising is involved. We are going to be a little different. Whilst there are certain rules and regulations we must adhere to as a not for profit organisation, we will strive to keep things as simple, easy-going and fun as we can.

Our first run was the weekend of the 14th – 16th August where we stayed at
Seaworld Resort. Although the weather was a bit challenging at the start of the weekend with a few showers here and there nobody’s corvette leaked which was a bonus. It was great to meet up with one of our new members Mick Voss and his mate Kanga for dinner on Friday night where he made us all laugh til our sides hurt with his jokes and stories. Saturday morning was our run to Seven82Motors at their new digs at Nerang. Worth a look if you haven’t been. If you haven’t and wish to go, think about going in the next few weeks as Ben the owner is soon going to revert to appointment only hours. We then had lunch at Hinze Dam where we waited out a rain storm before heading back.

Saturday night was full of laughs and good food at the Burleigh Heads Hotel for dinner then catching a ride with probably the best taxi driver any of us have ever experienced. The guy was a true legend not only putting up with us ratbags in the back but telling jokes and making us all laugh.

Beautiful blue sky awaited us on Sunday. After an amazing brekky at the resort some of us went to see the early dolphin show a perk of staying at the resort which was lovely.

We then cruised home and while traffic was heavy at the coast it gave everyone else in their everyday cars an opportunity to feast their eyes on us which if we are all honest makes our smiles a little bit bigger.

Huge thank you to our secretary Sharron and treasurer Mandi for their careful planning of our first big event, in particular having the forethought to reserve parking at the front of the resort which, given the long weekend, we could not have done without. Everything went off without a hitch, great work girls.

That’s all from me for my first report. Looking forward to taking this journey not just with my fellow curvettes and potbellies who started all of this but our new curvettes and potbellies and the ones we are yet to meet.

Always remember, Never Let a Dream Drive By.

Kimberley Heath