years FGTOCNSW Club Concourse was going to
be held at the Allan Rickie Ford dealership
at Bowral, which is one of my favourite runs.
As expected the early start was going to kill
me. We met Angelo and Tom at the Shell servo
in Kingsgrove who were waiting for us with
Angelo's Phase 3 and Zircon XT. A quick 50
bucks worth of Shell optimax and off we went
on the M5 heading towards Uncle Leo’s to meet
more club members.
we arrived at Uncle Leo’s I received a call
from Garrett who advised me that my petrol
cap in the XT was missing. I quickly got on
to the fellow at the Shell servo who had found
it and put it aside for me. A quick shot of
caffeine to kick start the brain and off we
headed south to Bowral. The pace set at the
front was quick with George in the XAGT aka
“the predator” leading the way.
mighty XT shaped up to “the predator” and
was expected to get blown away. Once we jumped
on the gas the XT pulled away, however I glanced
at the rear vision mirror only to see smoke
from the rear of “the predator”. I pulled
over and rang Garrett asking what the go was
and I was told that the XA had thrown a rod
out. I ran up to see what the commotion was
and was met by Sundeep and Billet who smiled
at me and instantly dubbed the XT as the “Clevo
Killer”. After looking underneath the XA I
saw a pool of oil so it did not look good
for George. A tow truck was organised and
Garrett jumped in the Phase 3 with Angelo
and we continued down the freeway.
arrived at Bowral only to find another stranded
XWGT. We pulled over and offered assistance
to the owner. We tried to kick the thing over
only to find that it did not want to play
ball. It looked like the standard issue distributor
was not producing enough spark.
convoy then rumbled into the Ford dealership
where we found a reasonable selection of Falcon
GTs already on display. All vehicles lined
up in model formation and were waxed, polished
and detailed for the day. A sausage sizzle
was also setup so we did not go hungry. Also
on display was Garrett’s superoo. Garrett
advised us that even though the eyeballs and
teeth had faded, it was still in the “immaculate
unrestored” category. He also assured me that
it would never ever go in for any paint touch
after the formalities and trophy presentation
the weather looked menacing so we decided
to head back home. Once again the club put
on a fantastic display and congratulations
to all the winners.
next time happy motoring.