Sunday 13th February 2005 the destination
was Picton Hotel. The main idea of the run
was for the guys with families to be able
to bring the wife and kids along to a suitable
environment. Also allowing the dust and cobwebs
to be blown out of the cars. As well as for
some of the guys going to the April meet to
get a chance to meet and greet.
place was the usual Roseland’s carpark
9am, with the early overcast sky numbers were
always going to be down, a few had other family
commitments and for Paul it was not meant
to be with a neighbor parking him in (the
XW was washed, polished and ready to go)……however
this still did not stop him from attending
with his daughter Julia (becoming well known
as the GT verification officer). Glad he was
along as the usual run photographer never
showed!!!!! Sundeep where are you?
was a fair turnout at Roseland’s, with
Fox in attendance with his daughter. Hopefully
one day he will not be working and we will
see him in the Silver fox.
time later cars started to arrive, John in
the ED Sprint, Manual and Adam in the XBGT
(again this car has one of the smallest combinations
and he was punishing it all day…..we
are still waiting the outcome, we are pretty
sure it is either a broken valve spring or
a bent push rod), Rip in the XYGT and Steve
and Rob in the XTGT and Stefan and Charley
in the bronze wine XYGT, and Rob and Tim in
at least half the usual suspects were in attendance,
no sign of Sash?? Still missing in action,
maybe next run.
waited a while and kicked off to the second
meeting place Uncle Leo’s about 9.30am.
expected a few of the new runners had to ruffle
its feathers with Rip….2 squirts later
and one ED Sprint stood corrected. It was
also the first mechanical failure loosing
a blower belt rib.
few ventured into Uncle Leos for fuel and
the others…who were not there, while
the others waited at the Campbelltown exit
on the freeway. I was like many just prior
to stopping on the hwy to wait for the Uncle
Leo crew I was surprised to see a MEAN sight
on the side of the road. This was a car well
known on the show circuit a genuine XC Cobra
dressed in MOFFAT race livery, right down
to sticker’s numbers and roll cage.
I was stoked like the others when we stopped
and met the current owner Chester who informed
us it was along for the run. Good honest guy
who gave the previous owner credit for the
build and replica job. VERY IMPRESSIVE.
The rest soon joined on and it was a short
run on the freeway to the Razorback exit.
It was a spirited run through Razorback with
the XT showing its true form and colours leaving
the rest to play catch-up.
at Picton Hotel cars were parked bonnets were
popped and beers started to flow. A short
time later we saw arrival of Peter, Simone,
Alexander, John and Sam in their beautiful
black XWGS. Right behind were Glen and Dave
in the ELGT.
FOOD MORE BEER MORE CAR TALK saw the arrival
of Andrew in the XBGS coupe. Again this called
for bonnets up and more talk. With the gathering
of such impressive MUSCLECARS it encouraged
some of the locals to make an impression.
As usual the Fords done well leaving a clown
in a Holden trying hard to do a burnout on
the brake….IDIOT, but he did provide
some light entertainment.
flew and it was time to leave, THAT reminds
me must call the publican and tell him to
remove the slippery substance of the road
as it make for some interesting departures.
was decided the route home would be again
through Razorback, the XT who had been up
the rear was soon showing the way home. Andrew
and Rip fluttered the feathers. After some
very disappointing runs the last one left
a MASSIVE smile on Andrews face…..this
car will be something to look at it after
sorting of its teething problems.
had dramas with the shifter in his car, and
as I know Rip he would have already contacted
Sash or will online searching for a solution
to it shifting problems.
the end it was another GREAT day with what
is really showing signs of being a TOP group
of guys and girls to go cruising with.
next time safe and trouble free cruising Garrett.