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 Elizabeth and one at Princes Park in Gawler. We went to Gawler and soon many arrived including Geoff and Jeanne. We motored off to morning tea at the Lyndoch Bakery where all the Fremont Park starters arrived. After pleasant car talk with others we motored off to Bethany parking around the green and amongst the trees.
Here we encountered Don and Colleen and during our walking around and chatting with many friendly faces including Gary, Ian and Carol arrived in the ’35 Phaeton. We set up tables and chairs and enjoyed lunch whilst admiring the many, many different makes and models we do not see in a one make club. Some beautiful vehicles from Veterans to very late model were observed. This event was really well done and well attended. It was so great to see so many different vehicles and so many enthusiastic people, and also a lovely Spring day in the Barossa. What more could the old car buff want?