Collectors Evening Mystery Cruise
Friday the 15th February was a cruise night for the Auto Collectors Club of Murray Bridge (ACCMB) members with a difference.
Dubbed “The Mystery Cruise” by organizing ACCMB Life Members, Maureen & Graham Edwards, and as usual was a mystery.
With 23 cars and 44 members awaiting instructions and directions of this long awaited band of secrecy finally to be revealed, one member by the name of “Wadey” was heard to say, “Thank God, I will soon finally be able to sleep again”, followed by laughter from ACCMB members as Maureen handed out the mystery directions of “where to go”.
Cruise director, Graham said “hi” to all the gathering at ACCMB clubrooms and announcing the details for the short cruise, and at 5pm on the “Bell” it was time to “Hit the road”.
Departing from the club rooms, right onto Adelaide Rd down to the main street traffic lights, right along Swanport Rd before winding their way out past the new Gifford Hill Racecourse, the Old Swanport Rd, Bremer Rd, past the Mobilong Prison, Murray Bridge Sale yards and through the back streets before completing the 25 km cruise at the Edwards’s household, where members parked their vehicles in the adjacent block next door, courtesy of Bev and Rob Magor. ( It was amazing the number of ACCMB members who hadn’t travelled and seen some of the sights along the way during the cruise )
ACCMB members complete with all BYO utensils, found their way into the Edwards’s manicured back yard/patio area, with its “Elks/Staghorns/Ferns” and many other plant varieties, complete with a working “Douglas hand water pump” trickling over a variety of shells in the corner.
Members set up their tables and chairs around the garden, while host Graham welcomed all members, including new and first time cruise members, Kylie and Robert Allen along with Helen and Adrian Pergallini to the gathering.
Following BYO tea and relaxed chatting, members were treated to a viewing of past family memorabilia collected by Maureen and Graham, before members said their thank you and goodbye’s, expressing to hosts Maureen and Graham, what another great cruise with a difference for the ACCMB.
Next ACCMB meeting will be held at their clubrooms, Johnstone Park Complex on March 5th at 8pm. Prospective members most welcome.
Report and photos by Graham Edwards