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Rockynats 2021 Rockhampton Qld 31/04/2021 to 06/05/2021

6 club members headed off from Brisbane & the Gold Coast on the Wednesday night. We were to meet up with Dave & Di at the BP Caboolture for the fist hike of the journey. While we were waiting for Dave & Di, we struck up a conversation with a couple of police officers, as per Mandi’s request they parked their police car between our cars and put the lights on for a picture.

Dave & Di then arrived, we headed off to our stop for the night at Villa Mirasol Motor Inn Bundaberg, owned by our great friends Peter & Evelyn always great to catch up with them both. Evelyn cooked us all a wonderful breakfast in the morning before taking off to our accommodation at Yeppoon before attending scrutineering at 5:30pm that same afternoon.

Day 1 on the Friday we all did the street parade thru the streets of Rockhampton. There were so many beautiful cars the highest windscreen sticker number we saw was 1299 it was a huge turnout. After the street parade we headed over to the merchandise stall to pick up some goodies. We than went over to the burnout to check it out.

Day 2 we went to the Burnouts, street drags, drifting & show & shine to check out all the gorgeous cars at the end of the day we headed back over to the burnouts we waited for an hour and due to the rain, they were cancelled.

Day 3 was rained out and all events were cancelled, Dave & Darryl spent the day sorting out Bubble Bee with no luck due to parts, his carbie & fuel regulator had an issue.

Day 4 with Bumble Bee on the trailer Darryl picked up a fuel regulator from an entrant that came all the way to Rockynats from Darwin in his Holden, we then headed off to Maryborough for the night as part of our drive home. The following morning Darryl picked up a needle & seat from Autobarn and the Bumble Bee was all systems go again for the drive home. Thank you all that attended for a great weekend you are all a great bunch of people. Special thanks to our head mechanic and towing ace Dave Fuller.

Club cars in attendance

1968 Corvette “Carly” Dianne Fuller

1970 Z28 Camaro “Bumble Bee” Darryl Phillips

1979 Firebird Trans Am “Sparrow” Sharron Christofis

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A.G.M.

Saturday Evening we held our first AGM

Venue: Monier Hotel Darra

Attendees: Dave Fuller, Dianne Fuller, Mandi Phillips, Darryl Phillips, Sharron Christofis, Markos Christofis, Anne-Marie Colthorpe, Ray Newell

Just a brief update to keep everyone informed we have 2 new office bearers.

President: Dave Fuller

Vice President: Darryl Phillips

I’d like to thank our Founding Outgoing President Kimberley Heath for all her input and ideas that started with us on this incredible journey,

Ray Newell

Website Admin.

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Cunungra Classic Cars 30.01.2021

A few members headed out to the Moriarty Park Hall for Cunungra Classic Cars Cruise Night.

When we arrived, it was a huge turn out with all the cars parking on the grass lined up beside each other in many rows, some rows 25 cars long.

There was live music, heaps of kids rides and a huge variety of different food trucks. We had the Brazilian BBQ at it was amazing. I would say there would have been a couple of hundred cars on display. Thanks to the organisers for a great event, we all had an awesome time. Until the next cruise, drive it like you stole it!!

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Cabbage Tree Point Cruise 17.01.2021

4 of our members took their cars out for a cruise after meeting up at the 7-Eleven at exit 49. We all headed for the fish & chip shop at Jacobs Well to grab some lunch for a picnic.

We then headed for Cabbage Tree Point and found a nice grassy area on the water where we sat and enjoyed our lunch and a cold drink. There was no parking there as the carpark was full, so we parked in an area out of the way next to where we sat for lunch. (Some great parking by Sharron)

After lunch we headed to Yatala Industrial Estate for a few pictures with the graffiti wall in the background. It was another great little cruise thanks to all that attended, until the next run drive it like you stole it!!

American Muscle at it’s finest.

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Espresso TWENTY5 Last Breaky Run 20.12.2020

We met up at the Outback Spectacular car park at 6:00am for a 6:30am departure on the Sunday morning for a meet at Espresso TWENTY5 last breakfast for 2020.

4 of our club’s cars were in attendance including Darryl’s AKA “Cone boys” awesome new 1970 Z28 Camaro “Bumble Bee” We cruised into the car park at Boat Works with heaps of other awesome looking cars. We all looked through the Longhurst museum at all the amazing cars on display.

We than had a great breakfast at Espresso TWENTY5. It was a wonderful morning, and we would like to thank those members that attended. Until the next run, drive it like you stole it!!

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Tamborine Diner Run


Sunday 15th November 2020

       Aka – Darryl’s 50th Birthday Run

A brave few meet up at “ Outback Spectacular ” Car park at 10.30am on an already HOT Sunday morning for our adventure up to Mount Tamborine for lunch. The Corvettes rolled up with their tops off and the Maloo had it’s air-conditioning on 16 degrees. We meet our soon to be New members – Patrick & Linda Grantham(Darryl’s Sister) and daughter Tia, who showed off their Yellow 1979 Mini. Lucky last was the Datsun 1600 (Our Club’s Support Vehicle)  Up the mountain we went with a bit of traffic behind us with the glorious sun beating down on us, to our lunch destination – Tamborine Diner. A large selection of “Diner” style food was on offer and cold drinks to wash it down and cool us down as well. With lots of Laughs had by all. A big thank you goes out to Mandi who organised this run Look forward to seeing you at our next exciting adventure!

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Club Xmas Party

Id like to start off with a big thank you to Mandi and Darryl Phillips for hosting the event in their home. What a day typical Aussie Xmas, heat great food amazing company cold beers a pool and stolen Xmas presents (LOL) and a BIG SURPRISE for Darryl too for his recent birthday from his amazing wife. A Sh#t Hot Z28 Split Bumper Camaro. Now that’s a gift more on Bumblebee later. I had a ball it was one of the best Club Gatherings we’ve had in a long time. Thanks again Mandi Darryl and Sharron for a wonderful day and to all those who contributed. Thank You Thank You Thank You.

Elvis.

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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
President