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