colac collectable car club may 2008 newsletter
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Newsletter of the Colac Collectable Car Club Inc: A002859B May 2008
PO Box 346 Colac, Vic, 3250.
Trip to Mount Elephant What Views!!! The day was perfect for viewing from the top! Only a few braved the day. First we met at Camperdown and climbed the clock tower to get a view of Mt Elephant. We met Colin Dennis who was having overheating problems with the coil on his car and listened to Phil Bernoth play in the band as we had morning tea under the oak trees. Then three cars a Healey (Graeme Chislett), Nissan 300ZX (Vince Thone) and a Holden Monaro (Colin Box) headed to the mount. Just as well there were no speed cameras as the boys were trying to impress each other. We made it to the base of the mount and then headed for a walk, some took the 4 wheel drive option part way up. The last section was walking only and at times we didn't think we would all make it, we did. Kathie chose to wait for us as her knee was troublesome. The views were spectacular, looking across to the Grampians and back towards Colac. Going down was much easier and the BBQ that awaited us was very welcome. A good run for the cars and good exercise for the people. Annette
Enjoying the view from the top of Mount Elephant
Cobden Miniature Railway Day It didn’t rain even though Geoff was in his Jag. The sun shone all day as we enjoyed a cuppa by the lake in Cobden and then on up to the miniature railway for lunch. The cars ranged in age and style from Glen Magilton’s 1927 Dodge, Vince Thorne’s1928 Rugby, Colin Box’s Monaro, Graeme Chislett’s Austin Healey, Geoff O’Neil’s Jag and the Chambers in their modern. The girls had a ride on the train and a look around the gardens while the boys discussed CARS and bits of CARS. Then on to Neil Fagan’s place where he builds model trucks. Oh the patience and steadiness of hand required to do all the intricate bits and pieces. He gets a photo and the model turns out exactly like the real thing. Some of the models may take up to 150 hours. Then another cuppa and home.
Keep This Date Free October 18th & 19th. The Warrnambool club have invited us to join them for an overnight visit to Ararat. Motel accommodation (details later) and a highlight will be a Theme Night Tour Dinner at J Ward cost $30.00 per head.
Grub Club is a weekly get together for a meal and a chat,
6.30pm at venue, please ring Kathie Ph52314684 for
approximate numbers for hotel table bookings and leave a
message, or text to Mob.0419152685. Please give your name and
the number attending also the venue or date.
Our first Grub Club at a members house was very successful
and we plan theme nights once a month where we bring food
These winter social events replace WWWWind IIIIn TTTThe HHHHair runs for
the winter months.
May 8th Grub Club Cobden Golf Club. 6.30pm $12.00 meal. This is a THURSDAY NIGHT!
May 10th Geelong Bay City Swap Meet. Geelong Showground early start gates open at 7.00am
May 10th Slow Run. Timboon. Afternoon tea at Railway Distillery, leave Colac Visitor Centre
10.30am. BYO picnic lunch.
May 16th Grub Club Birregurra Pub. 6.30pm
May 17th Test run Saturday
May 18th National Motoring Heritage Day, includes test run Sunday. Meet at Colac Visitor Centre
at 10.45am to have a meal at Derrinallum Hotel. Sunday meal prices range from $12.50-$15.00 And a wide
selection. Then on to a shed at Darlington to look at some Healys etc, BYO afternoon tea.
May 23rd General Meeting at Graeme Chislett’s House. 8 Callistemon Court Elliminyt. Casserole/
sweets for tea, contact Kathie Quinton ph 52314684 about what food you are bringing. 6.30pm meal for
7.30 meeting start.
May 25th Winton Historic Racing.
May 30th Grub Club Beeac Hotel 6.30pm
June 6th Grub Club Colac East Hotel 6.30pm
June 7th-9th Hamilton Weekend Away. Join the Hamilton Car Club for their Hamilton and District
rally. Entry forms and money direct to Hamilton club. For accommodation contact Janet Van Leerdam
ph55951129 ASAP $50.00 deposit please. Already 9 couples going, so come and enjoy a weekend of mo-
toring. Leave Colac Visitor Centre 9.30am, slower cars earlier, 7th June. BYO picnic lunch.
June 13th Grub Club Simpson Hotel 6.30pm
June 20th Grub Club Colac Central Hotel 6.30pm
June 21st Test run Saturday.
June 22nd Test run Sunday Lavers Hill. Meet at 2.30pm for a coffee and a chat.
June 27th Grub Club Keith & Elizabeth Chambers house 19 Alexander Street Colac 6.30 pm. Pie
night, bring your favourite pie to share. Contact Liz Chambers Ph52314572 to confirm what type of pie
you are bringing.
July 25th Judy and Brian Splatt’s house 13 Coads Lane Colac 6.30pm Soup and Sweets night
please contact Judy Ph52321212 and confirm what you are bringing to share.
Calendar of events
Colac Collectable Car Club inc.
Welcome to New Members- Chris Simmons Peter Groves Roger & Julie Simmonds owners of MG TD 1950 Tony Steel owner of MG Magnette Sedan 1955
Office Bearers 2007-2008 President: John Knight Ph 52315981 Secretary: Heather Knight Ph 52315981 Assistant Secretary: George Tucker Ph 52311530 Treasurer: Anthony Splatt Ph 52321212 Mob.0417059058 Public Officer: Keith Chambers Ph 52314572 Run Organizer: Vince Thorne Ph 55952040 B/h 55954455 A/h Run Committee: Annette Thorne Ph 55952040 B/h 55954455 A/h Graeme Chislett Ph 52315670 Colin Box Ph 52313806 Safety Officer: Ted Price (Permits) Ph 52313019 Safety Officer Assistant: Graeme Chislett Ph 32315670 Geoff O’Neil Ph 52313318 Catering Officer: Kathie Quinton Ph 52314684 Mob.0419152685 Cardiologist: Elizabeth Chambers Ph 52314572 Newsletter Editor: George Tucker Ph 52311530 Fax 52311400 email- [email protected]
Graeme Chislett having a day out at Bookar caught the eye of a Warrnambool Standard reporter
Its time to start thinking about our office bearers for 2008-
2009. At our next General Meeting on May 23rd the date for
the Annual General Meeting will be set and Nomination Forms
will be in the next newsletter.