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BBQ and Beans Report

Posted on November 5, 2017 at 1:45 AM

Sunday October 15th 2017

People starting arriving at Gary’s home around 11.30 am for a BBQ lunch.

It was a perfect spring day for an event like this.

After lunch Jim arrived in his 1923 Bean 14 a typical English middle class car of the period, 14 hp 4 cylinder and 4 speed gearbox, it is the oldest Bean 14 in the world.

Jim Thompson is a Vintage car enthusiast who after a lifetime as a bank clerk knowing absolutely nothing about motor cars and mechanical devices...

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2017 Annual Run - Celebrating 40 years of the SA RG#94

Posted on November 5, 2017 at 1:45 AM

Although the club was formed in July 1977 it was decided to celebrate the arrival of the Charter which was 9th October 1977 by an Annual Run to Clare.

Wayne and Rene offered to organise this event with the help of Chris and Gail and Grant and Rosie.

Most of us travelled to Clare at various times on Friday Oct 6th ready to meet for a BYO BBQ. Maureen & Neville and Simon and Jacqui and the boys had travelled to Clare a few days earlier so they were already set up for the weekend...

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Independence Day Lunch

Posted on November 5, 2017 at 1:40 AM

Saturday July 1st 2017

A small band of members arrived at Joe and Beverley’s holiday home for this year’s Independence Day lunch. The weather was a perfect winter’s day to celebrate. The area was decked out in American flags, pictures and other red, white and blue items.

We started with pumpkin soup which is always a favourite. On the table were lollies in glasses, blue coconut ruff balls, white milk bottles and red raspberries which disappeared quite quickly. H...

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2nd Coast to Coast

Posted on November 5, 2017 at 1:40 AM

After the fine weather of the previous week Saturday of the last weekend in May had turned completely around and dawned cold and wet.

According to our weather experts this was to continue into Sunday and it did but I believe we and the organisers – Morris Register – fared reasonably well considering.

Should I clean the ’39 Mercury or to hell with cleaning it’s going to rain anyway? Feeling sorry for it I weakened and cleaned it.

Sunday arrived with l...

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Historic Motor Vehicle Gathering

Posted on March 19, 2017 at 2:40 AM

Sunday March 19th 2017

The Early Ford V-8 Club attended the Historic Motor Vehicle Gathering as a club run for the second time and it turned out to be a great experience.

This event was designed some years ago by The Vintage Sports Car Club for the purpose of promoting and show casing the vehicles of the Veteran up to 1918 and Vintage 1919 to 1930 era.

As not to discriminate, vehicles from 1930 onwards are welcome and add to the spectacle.

South Australia had the mo...

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2016 Annual Run

Posted on September 14, 2016 at 6:45 AM

We met at the usual place for travelling north, the Caltex servo at Bolivar.

Weatherwise it was a rather threatening morning as 14.Ford V-8s and some moderns left for Moonta Bay. Our tour organisers Glenn and Sharon had mapped a direct route to Moonta Bay except for a detour through Virginia to show our cars off to an unknown enthusiast but all we saw was a windblown NBN worker giving us a half hearted wave.

Back on the Highway the heavens opened and down it came, rain, rain, rain...

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Drive It Day

Posted on September 14, 2016 at 6:25 AM

The first of September being the first day of Spring was the “Drive It Day” or “Old Car Day” call it what you like as promoted by the Federation. This is the day to showcase historic vehicles by driving somewhere with it, to work, a casual drive around, go shopping in it, have an event or park it out the front of your house. We opted for an event organised by the Gawler Club which turned out to be a great day. Two meeting places were offered, one at Fremont Park in Eli...

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Independence Day Run

Posted on September 14, 2016 at 6:25 AM

Saturday 2nd July to celebrate Independence Day July 4, saw us once again travelling to Encounter Bay for lunch at Joe and Beverley’s holiday home. Last year was the first time this was held and as many enjoyed the day it was decided to do it again for this year.

On the menu was delicious Pumpkin soup, hamburgers which were overflowing and brownie cake for dessert.

Beverley had once again decorated the lunch area with USA pictures and flags amongst other things and although ...

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Coast to Coast Heritage Motoring Tour

Posted on September 14, 2016 at 6:20 AM

The inaugural Coast to Coast Heritage Motoring Tour was held on May 22nd.

Starting at the original Bay to Birdwood Start venue, Wigley Reserve, about 80 cars assembled which was a little less in number than we thought would be there.

However the weather was fairly threatening so this may have deterred some. There were quite a number of English vehicles, some American, Scottish and Italian but mainly 1950s which I thought was a little disappointing but again the weather may have d...

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2016 Echuca Nationals

Posted on September 4, 2016 at 6:35 AM

Most of us met at Verdun and left just after 8 am heading to Tailem Bend. After a fuel and comfort stop the Saints and Rob Denholm (with Peter Chaplin) joined us and we all headed towards Pinnaroo for Morning Tea. However after a slight hiccup with the McDonald’s car (spark plug issue) a slightly bigger problem with fuel problems with the Tripodi’s car. Alan and Colleen and Mark and Margy stayed with Bev and Joe while the rest travelled on to Ouyen for a running board lunch break....

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