The Early Ford V-8 Club of America
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|Posted on May 31, 2016 at 6:35 AM|
A very, very hot day greeted the members going to Frank & Val’s Christmas Run. Only Simon turned up with his ’47 Sedan with Marcos and Jenson. Everyone else rocked up in their moderns. After all it was going to be 40 degrees for most of the day. Frank had his Customline in Quinzi’s Confectionery car park where tea, coffee, water and assorted cakes were there for everyone to enjoy for morning tea. Antoinette and Joe (the owners) were there to show us around and we were split into two groups one for Joe to show around the factory and the other to shop and/or sample the various chocolates and sugared almonds. Antoinette had many samples for everyone to taste then purchase then the two groups changed over. Each group was gowned and capped for hygiene purposes and were shown all the machinery and workings that went into making the various confectionery which was very interesting and informative.
From here we all made our way to Modbury to Frank and Val’s home where we were treated to a lovely BBQ lunch.
Graham presented Frank and Val with a lovely gift basket and a bottle of wine on behalf of the club for their hospitality over the past 4 years of putting on this event.
The ladies were given a fancy bucket (either polka dots or daisies) each.
Despite the very hot weather it was a great day and some stayed until 6.00 pm before heading home or to other venues.
|Posted on May 31, 2016 at 6:30 AM|
Once again the Ford Invitation Picnic was a great day with warm weather but this did not stop over 50 vehicles attending the day. The Military Museum came with 4 vehicles and they thoroughly enjoyed the day which raised $146.50 to go towards their funds for saving the Museum at Edinburgh.
Many thanks to those members who helped with the BBQ and those who donated items to the big raffle. A change to the BBQ with hamburgers as well as sausages which went down well with those who wanted them.
|Posted on May 4, 2016 at 6:25 AM|
The Model A Breakfast Run brought once again a good crowd on a lovely sunny Sunday morning. Members from the Model A Club, Early Ford V-8 Club, Model T Ford Club and Ford 8 & 10 Club arrived between 7 am and 8 am for a short run around the local suburbs doing a quiz which again was a bit of fun.
A lovely breakfast of orange juice, fruit, cereal, bacon and eggs, tea and coffee was followed by pancakes if everyone still had room for them.
The quiz answers were announced and one of the runners-up was Peter & Dawn Honson.
Everyone was issued with a raffle ticket at breakfast time which I won a tin of shortbread biscuits followed by other winners who included Jacqui Tonkin and Deb Harris who won bags of lollies. I hope I haven’t missed anyone out.
It was a good start to a Sunday morning before heading back home before the day reached hotter weather. Some left and went on to the All American Day.