Sunday 21January 2018 members met at the Burnside Council Chambers for a 9-45 departure. There was a good rollup, mostly members in there modern motors because of the hot weather we were having. About six brave members in their morries.
We departed Burnside 9.45 and headed up the freeway to Stirling exit, through the township of Stirling, on through the township of Bridgewater to Derick & Helen Stubbs property in Bridgewater. Here we stopped for a pleasant morning tea break of the most scrumptious scones and tea or coffee. We thank Derick and Helen Stubs for opening up their property.
We departed from here around 11AM for a pleasant drive through Aldgate, Mylor, Echunga, Meadows, Ashbourne to Finniss. We were treated to a marvellous two course lunch in the outdoor dining area of the Finniss General Store, Here President Patrick Gauci presented Peter & Marija with 20 year medals,
Another great Australia Day Run organised by John & Judy Cooper, Steve & Gloria Jesser and helpers. On behalf of The 53 members who attended I thank you for all the time and effort you put in these outing to make them enjoyable and memorable . Vin Y
24-26 FEBRUARY 2018
Normanville is 77km from Adelaide and is the largest regional centre on the western side of the Fleurieu Peninsula and is situated next to the mouth of the Bungala River. The town was established by South Australia’s first dentist Robert Norman in 1849. He also opened the Normanville Hotel in 1851 and a church soon after. The hotel became the host of the first district council meeting for the area.
Normanville was chosen for the Club’s annual weekend away. Sixteen members met at the clubrooms before departing at 9.30am for the journey to the park adjacent to the Shingleback Winery at McLaren Vale for morning tea. Here we were joined by another ten members.
David and Trish joined us at our next stop – the Jungle in Willunga Nursery a business that has been established for twenty seven years. What an amazing place!! Several purchases were made by the “green thumbs” All present strolled through the jungle area of the nursery to find answers to the quiz prepared by the weekends organisers. One rule was that there were strictly no Tarzan or Jane impersonations!!!!!!! After leaving the “Jungle” we travelled to the Myponga Reservoir lookout for a “photo-shoot” before proceeding via Carrickalinga to Bungala Park at Normanville for lunch. Here we were joined by Pam and John Jones and Colleen and David Paterson. Some took a leisurely stroll around the town before booking into our accommodation at the Normanville Tourist Park.
At around 6.00pm the first group of members were conveyed to the hotel by the courtesy bus for the evening meal. After thirty minutes all were seated in the dining room and ready to eat!!!! Unfortunately the meals were provided a little later than expected but were enjoyed by all. The courtesy bus made a further three trips to transport the members back to the cabins.
Sunday morning we headed to the huge camp kitchen where Robyn, Margaret, Barry and Michael with the help of Judy and Alan had prepared a feast for breakfast. This was thoroughly enjoyed by all – well done to the weekend’s organisers once again.
After a “photo-shoot” we travelled through Yankalilla and then took the Victor Harbor road and travelled through Inman Valley to Glacier Rock & Cafe where we intended to have a snack or coffee at the Cafe or visit the small gift shop. But alas!!!!!!!! The cafe was closed and had recently moved to the Victor Harbor Golf Club!! We then returned to the Yankalilla & District Historical Museum where we enjoyed homemade cake and biscuits and also some chocolate cake to celebrate Tressa’s birthday. Following a walk around the museum it was free time for the travellers. Sunday night was a repeat of Saturday night at the Yankalilla Hotel.
Monday morning and time to pack and head for home. Fourteen members stopped at Myponga for morning tea (more food just what we needed!!!) before leaving on the final journey to home sweet home. Heading down Sellicks Hill showed the mentality of a couple of drivers – one in a small black sedan that I thought wanted to sit in the back seat of our Morrie and then a truck driver further down the hill it was “Good golly Miss Molly”. We thought the truck was going to rearrange the rear bumper of Michael and Margaret’s car and then the front just for good measure. Absolute idiots!!
What another wonderful weekend away with a great group of people. Looking forward to next year wherever that may be.
Weekday Run to Murray Bridge 11/4/2018 Moored at the wharf in Murray Bridge, the Captain Proud waited patiently in the warm sun for the passengers to board. Setting off, the paddle steamer cruised smoothly under the historic railway bridge as we completed a lap around Avoca Dell to Swanport and back to Murray Bridge. The choices for the two course meal allowed for all dietary preferences and the sizes were definitely generous. Conversations abounded as we cruised past some majestic Murray scenery, including cliffs and wildlife. There were also numerous houseboats moored along the banks. The history of the area was narrated by the captain. Many thanks must go to Win and Erica for organising another excellent day out.
Many thanks to Robin for these pictures and story
The day started in Hindmarsh Square adjacent to where many clubs runs started back in the early eighties. With a beautiful day forecast the run was attended by around 90% of Morris vehicles. The beautiful weather also meant that there were many people out and about making the most of the day, and with our posse of Morries and a MG we managed to draw a bit of attention on our travels. Along the way to Largs we stopped for a quick nine hole of Golf at the Glanville Hall Golf Caurse, where we teamed up to enjoy the challenge of getting the little white ball into what seemed to be an even smaller hole. I even witnessed a Par 3 by a first time golfer! Well done Derick, seems your talents know no bounds. After golf the group proceeded on to Largs Bay Café for lunch. With it being quite warm, we all hunted down a shady spot, where the majority of us enjoyed some yummy fish and chips. All in all a most enjoyable day, regards Patrick
Combined run on Sunday 20 May 2018 with the AAA Club. Members met at the Club Rooms 10am for a 10.30am departure. There was a good roll up of different makes of vehicles. The day was cool with a chill factor in the wind but good for the vehicles. On leaving the club rooms we did a tour of the beaches, then a drive through the North Eastern suburbs to Thordon Park. Here we enjoyed our picnic lunch and a chat. A couple of surprise winners on the day were Allen Stone from the Morris Car Club and Dennis Fordham from the A.A.A. Club.
SUNDAY 26 AUGUST
70th Anniversary of the Post War Morris. A varied collection of Morris Related vehicles assembled at Water World Aquatic Centre on the day. The weather was perfect every body enjoyed them selves.
Blessed with beautiful weather we assembled out the front of the Police Museum. We were then invited to take our Morries into the museum grounds. We were then greeted by our tour guides from the Police Historical Society. We started our tour with a small discussion about the police Barracks, which is still an active place today. The Barack’s still holds about 250 Police Officers, as well as Star Force Officers,Police Dogs and their handlers, as well as Mounted Police and their beautiful (horses). Our very own Malcolm Hill interested us with a story about the demise of the Watch Tower Bell which disappeared one cold,wet, Adelaide night and sometime later re-appearing after its donation to the Historical Society. Before setting off on a wander throughout the rest of the facility we were treated to a lovely coffee/tea and delicious scones with jam and cream, provided by the ladies of the Historical Society. During out tour we were able to see numerous police vehicles in there collection. Various confiscated artifacts from some dubious members of society, timelines of drug abuse, missing people and unsolved murders. we visited a room where viewed the worlds biggest collection of police uniforms, including badges,pins,cuff links, hats and more. We were fortunate enough to see a few horses in their exercise ring before being escorted into what can only be described as the “Hilton of Stables”. Our tour finished with a group photo taken by our guides of us surrounding some of our Morries. However our run did not finish until a gathering at the Mile End hotel which included great company, some good drinks and a tasty meal. A great day was had by all who attended. Cheers Tressa