Twin Bridges Rally 13 -15 October 2023

The Rally was a great success. Apparently, Riverland members are still talking about how they enjoyed themselves.

On Friday, when entrants registered, we had a variety of slices and cakes for afternoon tea, followed by the casserole dinner which was enjoyed by all as usual, and many thanks to the ladies who made them. There was a great variety of dishes. For dessert we had ice-cream and a large Red Velvet cake from McCues.

The “Mystery Trip” was to Goolwa then on the Cockle Train to Victor Harbor. It was a surprise for everyone. They thought we were going on a boat. We had a carriage to ourselves coming and going and the young volunteer conductors kept us entertained, as we did them.

We had Brunch at the Grosvenor Hotel, and after a bit of a shaky start, the platters of hot food kept coming out.

The dinner Saturday night was at the RSL Club, and we had an entertainer who kept thing moving along all night.

Sunday morning bright and early, the Lions Club gentlemen were there getting breakfast organised for the group before they left for home.

After breakfast, the quiz answers and a few thank you speeches, everyone started to leave, and after many goodbyes, the cleanup started, but as usual there were plenty of volunteers and the hall was back to normal by around 10:00 a.m.

Jan and I would like to thank all those who helped in any way to make this Twin Bridges Rally the success it was. Special thanks to Graham Edwards for organising the sponsors for us.

Details of Photos above.


IMG 7934, — Serving tea.

IMG 7938, — Riverland Group

IMG 7941, — ACCMB group

IMG 7943, — Mixed group

IMG 7944 , — Graham & Elizabeth Redway winner of Raffle Prize. Riverland Club

IMG 7948, — Meguiar’s Raffle winners, Steve Williams & Allan Matthiessen,  Riverland Club

IMG 7956. – Serving Dessert.

Saturday’s Mystery Run Photos. THESE will be 2 lots.

IMG  77 —  Claude & Liz,   1952 Mercedes Benz 170 DS. Winner of Peoples Choice Trophy.

IMG  7962   — Group before leaving on Mystery Run

IMG 7965  — Cars ready to roll.

IMG 7966 —  Visitors Cars

IMG 7968 – Brenda addressing group prior to departure.

IMG 7970 – More of the group.

IMG 7972 – The group in the Cockle Train going to Victor Harbor

IMG 7973 – More of the group.

Saturday Mystery Run 2nd Batch

IMG 7974 – President Harry & Shirley Howitt

IMG 7982 – Roy Bretag & Terry Mabbitt waiting for the train to arrive at Victor Harbor

IMG 7986 – Waiting for train at Victor Harbor

IMG 7994 – Leaving the train at Goolwa

IMG 8100 – Winner of Ladies Choice Trophy. 1929 Nash Cabriolet

IMG 7987 – Waiting for train

IMG 7981 – Having Brunch at the hotel Grosvenor. Victor Harbor.

Batch 1 of Saturday Nights Dinner at RSL

IMG 8004 – Riverland & Ricky Kaak using the People Choice Credit Union with their hand clappers.

IMG 8010 – Red Theme night Guests

IMG 8011 – TBR dinner guests form clubs.

IMG 8017 – Entertainer for the evening –Martin Pace Jiving his way around the tables.

IMG 8019 – ACCMB Members at their table enjoying the evening

IMG 8021 – Other Guests

IMG 8009 – Chief Peter Williams from the Cadillac Club of Australia

Saturday Night Batch 2

IMG 8023 – More of the Riverland club

IMG 8028 – ACCMB Members enjoying the evening.

IMG 8030 – Winner of the RAA Major Raffle number 1 ( Yellow Case)  – Chris Matthews from the Riverland

IMG 8033 – Winners of the 2 weekend Best Vehicles Trophies.

L-R — TBR Coordinator Jan Hall presenting Ladies Choice Winners Trophy to Rosalie & Trevor Chapple, Riverland Club,

with Claude & Liz Minge, ACCMB, – Winner of the People’s Choice Trophy by TBR Coordinator, Brenda Cowie.

IMG 8047 – Entertainer, Martin Pace as “ELVIS”

IMG 8062 – The Chief & Martin Pace dancing the night away.

IMG 8070 – Winners of the Bridge Office National Major Raffle number 2 (Office Chair) – Graham & Maureen Edwards ACCMB

Sunday TBR Photos

IMG 8072 – Lions Club of Murray Bridge preparing to cook breakfast

IMG 8078 – ACCMB Members at breakfast.

IMG 8081 – Coordinator Brenda Cowie  & President Harry Howitt preparing to present quiz competition winners.

IMG 8085 – No 1 Quiz winners – L-R Brenda presenting Grace and Lawrie Kalisch from the Riverland Clubs with their Peoples Choice Credit Union prize.

IMG 8089 –  No2     “    winner –       “         “                “             Ricky Kaak from ACCMB   with the Peoples Choice Credit Union prize.

IMG 8075 – President Harry Howitt thanking the TBR Organizers and all for their attendance