Conrod Weekend 2021

This year “The Conrod Weekend” was sponsored by the RVCCC and held at Cobdogla in the Riverland. There were 38 vehicles and 72 members from combined clubs attending from the Murray Malley, The Murray Bridge Auto Collectors and Bordertown Club.

Murray Bridge was represented by 9 members in 5 vehicles all arriving at the RVCCC clubrooms in Cobdogla at 1pm.

We were all welcomed by RVCCC club presidant Warren May and were invited to join a tour of the districts heading to Renmark, Berri and then back to Cobdogla for afternoon tea.

At 6.30pm we were treated to a BBQ tea followed by light entertainment which involved four men from each club designing then making a cardboard vehicle within a time period, and one female selected from each club to design and wear a garment and hat made from an assortment of plastic bags, doylies etc. Completed vehicles and fashion to be judged with points awarded for best creations.

Sunday the 25th Anzac Day.

We all met at the RVCCC clubrooms with a display of vehicles for show and shine

At 9.30 The Barmera RSLClub organised the Anzac Memorial Service which was held out front of the clubrooms a total of 82 people in attendance.

Morning tea was served in the clubrooms while on the stage a DVD showing a collection of ANZAC photos to the inspiring music from the war years 1939-1945 (very moving ) put together by RVCCC members.

At 10.30 We all headed over the road to the Cobdogla Oval to begin an assortment of skill games played with great finesse ,finally the results were given . The winner, RVCCC retaining the Conrod trophy for another year Second Bordertown ,Third ACCMB ,Fourth Murray Malley

The perfect Autumn weather, catching up with old friends and making new acquaintances made the weekend all that more enjoyable.

The Conrod Weekend event will be sponsored by the Bordertown Car Club sometime in early May.Please keep this event in mind for next year. A very enjoyable event to attend.

Elaine Bretag.