Despite the forecast of possible showers, a large number of cars left the Clubrooms right on time on Sunday May 15.
Members admiring the racing cars on display in Peter Green’s shed
The first stop was in Nairne at Bythorne Park. The chairs came out and it was morning tea time. The clouds were starting to disperse and the sun began to shine through before our next stop at Peter Green’s shed in Woodside. Not a large number of cars on show, but there were Mustangs, Monaros and a Chevy II, plus hundreds of posters and photos of past car racing events – all very interesting.
With the chocolate and cheese factories just across the road, many members stocked up with goodies they were sure to enjoy before proceeding to Stephenson Park in Mount Barker, where the rotunda soon became full of Club members enjoying their lunch.
Enjoying lunch and a chat in the Rotunda in Stephenson Park
Maurice chatting to members about his early days of growing up on the mountain
After lunch we travelled out to the mountain, the car park was quickly filled, and yours truly gave a short talk on the area and experiences of growing up and living there for the last 68 years.
Many members then made the short but steep walk to the top and enjoyed the most wonderful views.
Thank you all for your attendance.
Report by Maurice Emmerson
Photos courtesy Ricky Kaak and Elaine Bretag
An impressive display of racing car posters and memorabilia on display at Peter Green’s shed