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Let’s Go Cruisin’ Cruisers

Schnapper Point Cruisin Get Together.

In memory of the long-established 1st Tuesday of the month LGC cruise night, on Tuesday January 5th a few of us at LGC are getting together to do some low key cruisin around Mornington Park from around 6pm. We plan to catch up in the Schnapper Point car park and then roll out for a short [4kms] cruise loop. There’s plenty to enjoy in this part of Mornington, especially in a pre ’75 car with family and friends.

This is not an organized LGC event! No entry, no registration, no Cruiser or entrant prize draws and no merchandise stall. All you need to do if deciding to join in cruisin with us on the 5th is comply with the Covid and Road rules that apply to all Victorians.

  • If you’re unwell, stay home and join in next time.
  • Maintain 1.5metre social distance
  • Avoid gathering in a large crowd and carry a mask just in case.
  • Please be courteous to other road users and if using the Park please dispose of any rubbish properly.

We’d like to be able to continue getting together in this way in the coming months. We don’t want any blow back from any of the authorities involved in public health, road or public property use that may restrict us getting together like this again.

Valentine’s Day Cruise Sunday February 14th

We’d like to invite all LGC Cruisers along with their families & friends to a picnic cruise to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Well really, it’s as a good a reason to cruise as any we can think of. Especially with the majority of car events cancelled or postponed at present.

We plan to depart the Sober Mule Café at the Homemaker Centre in Mornington at 10:30am. Breakfast at the Sober Mule before we head off would be a great start to the day. From the Homemaker Centre, it’s a about 40 minutes of scenic cruisin on good roads to Flinders.

Flinders is a small village that doesn’t attract the larger weekend crowds’ other destinations on the Peninsula are known for. For those that don’t self-cater their picnic lunch, the Village has cafes and shops, the Flinders Hotel, a Fish & Chip shop, Bakery and a Chocolaterie. All the Village’s shops/cafes are a short walk from each other.

After lunch and exploring Flinders, we encourage you to depart at your leisure and head off to other locations on the Peninsula or home. Might depend on how much romance is in the air?

Just a reminder that this is not an organized event with no entry fee and all socializing with participants needs to be enjoyed in a Covid Safe way.

Cruisin Phillip Island 13 & 14 March 2021

With the majority of car events cancelled or postponed that would have normally been held over the summer months due to Covid 19 containment, the LGC team would like to invite all LGC Cruisers along with their families & friends to join us in a weekend “old school” cruise. No entry fee required although will request basic registration of each participants contact details.

Timetable:
Friday March 12th Cruise to Cowes For those able to get away on Friday, we will meet in service road in Tooradin for a casual lunch at 12noon and depart at 1:00pm This will enable participants to check in to their accommodation a little after 2:00pm. Saturday March 13th For those that can’t get away Friday, meet one our members in Tooradin from 8:45am for a 9:00am cruise convoy departure.

Accommodation:
We have arranged a group accommodation deal for LGC Cruisers on Friday & Saturday nights at the Anchor Belle Holiday Park in Cowes. We have cabins & powered sites reserved until February 15th for LGC participants. Don’t delay booking if you wish to come, as these will be released back to the public. Log on to their web site to www.anchorbelle.com.au to review accommodation options then phone them directly and mention that you’re with Let’s Go Cruisin to receive a 10% discount on your cabin or caravan site. Phone # 03 5952 2258 The Anchor Belle Holiday Park is located at 272 Church St Cowes a short walk to main street.

Activities on Phillip Island
We’ll have suggestions for how best to enjoy your time in Cowes and on Phillip Island when registering including a get together in the Park’s Function Room Saturday evening. Just a reminder that this is not an organized event with no entry fee and all socializing with participants needs to be enjoyed in a Covid Safe way.

For any assistance or information about our weekend cruise, contact us at cruisinletsgo@hotmail.com

Being an LGC Cruiser in 2021 is going to be different!

The recent relaxation of Covid 19 Control restrictions in December 2020 has resulted in life as we remember it slowly returning. It also provides opportunities to kick start enjoying getting our cars out. However, limits still apply where crowds may gather, allowing only 100 people to get together in public as a group. This limit impacts hosting public events of all types. With the vast majority of car based events usually well exceeding this 100 people limit many times over, the Queenscliff Rod Run, Melbourne Hot Rod Show and Ballarat Swap Meet are just some of the events that have been cancelled already in early 2021.

For the same reasons for these cancellations, we cannot see any way LGC can host our monthly Peninsula Cruise Nights at the Homemaker Centre and comply with current government restrictions. Like most car events, our cruise night utilizes a private shopping centre car park, charges an entry fee to cover costs, has raffle draws, prize presentations, merchandise and food stalls. All these elements add up to create an ‘organized event’, in the eyes of government officials. While hosting our cruise night the way we have in the past provides many benefits to us as organizers as well you the participant, it also makes LGC responsible for compliance with the Covid Safe directives in the same way that all businesses are. Not something we’re able to do.

Only when all government restrictions regarding crowd gathering numbers are withdrawn [likely when Covid 19 is no longer regarded as a health threat to our community] can we foresee our ability to return to hosting ‘organized events’ such as the monthly Cruise Night at the Homemaker Centre.

Cruiser Subscription 2020-21

In line with the suspension of all our ‘organized events’, LGC is forced to suspend our popular Cruiser program for what would normally be our current cruise year of 2020-21. We won’t be inviting subscription renewals or new Cruiser applications for the foreseeable future. As a result, it’s unlikely we’ll able to conduct Cruiser prize draws at events or the Cruiser Grand Prize draw in March.

We will however stay in touch with Cruiser subscribers from 2019-20 as the enthusiastic supporters of LGC and keep you up to date about what the LGC team is doing from time to time to enjoy our favourite hobby. We have a few

things in mind to enjoy getting our cars out to that you might like to join in with us.

So enough of what we can’t do. How about what we can do.

Well, like any other group of friends or family, we can get together to socialize while enjoying our cars, we just can’t do so as an ‘organized event’.

 

Keeping you informed

We won’t be advertising our ‘get togethers’ in any public media because, to some, that could make it look like we’re hosting an ‘organized event’. We will however use Facebook, this web site and direct emails to 2019/20 LGC Cruisers to inform you of any get togethers we intend to do.

Winter Months Baxter Tavern Catch Up

With hospitality venues able to host larger numbers, we plan to reinstate the popular catch up for dinner at the Baxter Tavern in Baxter on the 1st Tuesday of June, July & August. Remember to ring the Tavern on 59712207 to book your table. When calling, mention you’d like to be seated with the car club booked tables. We don’t block reserve any tables so it’s up to you to arrange your own.

We will continue to monitor government announcements as it impacts on our ability to host events and hope we can all return to a post Covid world asap.

With a little creativity we might just find some new ways to enjoy getting our cars out and catch up with friends in a Covid Safe way.

The LGC Team


Cruiser Goodrich PrizeClub Permits are not available through Let’s Go Cruisin’ but we’re happy to assist LGC Cruisers to obtain a 45/90 day VicRoads permit. We recommend joining the Australian Street Rod Federation to qualify for club permits.
Contact us for assistance if required.
We greatly value the support we receive when ‘chrome bumper car enthusiasts’ give us a vote of confidence with their $20 when subscribing with us as a LGC Cruiser. It gives us the encouragement to host our events and we aim to provide Cruisers ‘something extra’ at all our events. We hope you, your family members and friends enjoy your participation at LGC events as a Cruiser.

The team from Let’s Go Cruisin’


2018-19 Grand Prize Winners

The first three names drawn were not present so as the draw progressed all prizes were still available. When Rex and Ben’s names were the next two drawn, the two envelopes containing the cash left the prize table in a flash. What’s the attraction with cash? Another Cruiser present was Bryan who grabbed the BBQ commenting that his son was getting the ‘some assembly required’ job. We contacted other winners by phone and soon had Mark choosing the Hoppers Stoppers prize. He was very happy as his HQ Holden project will get now some decent brakes. Frank grabbed the Hisense fridge loading it into his Studebaker pick up, Sylvia opted for the EnviroBlast prize and Steve, who was happy to win anything now has the Dyno Tune waiting for him.

2017-18 Grand Prize Winners

  • Shane from Mornington has opted to grab the Hoppers Stoppers $1000 voucher. He’s recently fitted a disc brake kit but it’s not working the way he wants so is very happy to hand this job over to the professionals at Hoppers Stoppers.
  • Richard from Dandenong was also happy to cruise over to see David King at American Used in Tyabb to pick out a set of BF Goodrich tyres to suit his ride.
  • Col from Lang Lang was 3rd out of the barrel but being present at the draw had 1st pick of the prizes and decided on the $500 in cash supplied by Dave Butcher from the Frankston Engine Centre. Col and his wife are off on a long awaited cruise shortly and this cash will put the cherry on the top of their upcoming holiday.
  • Paul from Somerville was delighted to accept the $500 credit voucher supplied by Doug Rutter at Mornington’s Tyres & More. Paul has been a customer of Doug’s in the past and was very happy to grab the voucher and continue his relationship with Tyres & More.
  • Lucky last was Cameron from Langwarrin. Cameron has a choice between vouchers from Al the Hose Wizard or some Soda Blasting from Craig. Either is a great prize.

2016-17 Grand Prize Winners

  • Shane from Mornington has opted to grab the Hoppers Stoppers $1000 voucher.
  • Richard from Dandenong was also happy to cruise over to see David King at American Used in Tyabb to pick out a set of BF Goodrich tyres to suit his ride.
  • Col from Lang Lang was 3rd out of the barrel but being present had 1st pick of the prizes and decided on the $500 in cash supplied by Dave Butcher from the Frankston Engine Centre.
  • Paul from Somerville was delighted to accept the $500 credit voucher supplied by Doug Rutter at Mornington’s Tyres & More.
  • Lucky last was Cameron from Langwarrin who happily grabbed the voucher from Al the Hose Wizard.

2015-16 Grand Prize Winners

Happy winners who were going to share in over $4000 in prizes on offer were Matt from McCrea, Mandy from Mt Martha, Ian from Bittern, Gary from Safety Beach and Tony from Cape Shank. With most of the winners present we soon sorted out who was taking home what prize. Our thanks to our generous prize sponsors for making all this possible, Hoppers Stoppers, Frankston Engine Centre, American Used, EnviroBlast and Radiator Workshop

2014-15 Prize Pool Winners

With 2015 being the 10th Anniversary of hosting car events, we managed to step up our prize pool with over $10,000 worth of prizes available to won by 5 lucky LGC Cruiser subscribers.
Winners were drawn in front of a large crowd at the March Cruise Night.
Mick from Somerville stunned when his name was drawn to win the high Performance 350 Chevrolet Engine custom built by Frankston Engine Centre valued at $7000. It now resides in his Camaro.
Mark was rapt to claim the Hoppers Stoppers $1000 prize and was soon in discussion with Peter Koning formulating the brake upgrade options for his ’63 Galaxie.
Joan from Safety Beach was delighted to win four BF Goodrich T/A tyres from American Used Tyabb valued at $900.
Ray was pleased to pack the A/C components in the trunk of his ’32 roadster for the trip back to Healesville A/C Components supplied by Radiator Workshop Mornington valued at $700.
Gary collected the voucher for 3.5 Hours of Media Blasting  from Enviro Blast valued at $700.
Lots of very happy Cruisers.

2013/14 Prize Pool Winners

At the April Peninsula Cruise Night, we drew the winners of the $4000 worth of prizes on offer to subscribers in our LGC Cruiser program.
Greg McAleese from Cranbourne, Darren Paine from Berwick, Peter Cliffe from Frankston & Rod Gardner from Nerrim South were the lucky four winners.
After some phone calls the winners divided up the Ford Windsor Aluminum Cylinder Heads supplied by the Frankston Engine Centre, a $1000 voucher from Hoppers Stoppers in Hoppers Crossing, an $800 voucher from the Radiator Workshop in Mornington and a $720 voucher for media blasting supplied by EnviroBlast. Our thanks to these four businesses for their support of our Cruiser program this year.

2012/13 Prize Pool Winners

March Cruise Night was the event we drew the winners of this year’s Cruiser Grand Prize Pool. First name out was Helen from Mt Martha, Cruiser # 701. She was very excited when her name was called. She opted to for the $800 voucher from the Radiator Workshop for A/C components from the prize pool.
Next name out was Cruiser #87 belonging to John from Eltham. John wasn’t present but later selected the $1000 voucher from Hoppers Stoppers in Hoppers Crossing. Third out was Cruiser # 240, Rob from Frankston who collected the $720 voucher for soda blasting from EnviroBlast.

2011/12 Prize Pool Winners

The three lucky Cruiser numbers drawn out at the March Cruise Night were belonged to Glen Wheatley, Glen Jacobson and Geoff O'Reilly. As the first number out, Glen Wheatley opted for the 51" TV, Glen Jacobson the $1000 Hoppers Stoppers voucher and Geoff has a nicely polished A/C Compressor and matching condenser to kick start an A/C installation on his current project car. Our thanks to Hoppers Stoppers in Hoppers Crossing and the Radiator Workshop in Mornington for making these great prizes available.

2010/11 Prize Pool Winners

The three lucky LGC Cruiser subscribers' names were drawn at Back to the Drive In to identify who was taking home one of the three $1000 prizes up for grabs. 81 year old George from Mt Martha was the first name out, and he opted for the Radiator Workshop prize. Radiator Workshop owner Rohan Hutson was very generous in a swapping the prize by replacing the radiator in George's Mercury sedan. Peter Koning from Hoppers Crossing who was in the USA at the time didn't take too long deciding the ride on Esky was a must have accessory and then Graeme from Hastings was very pleased to grab the Hoppers Stoppers voucher as he was about to purchase a brake upgrade kit for his project car.

2009/10 Prize Pool Winner

Glass Display Cabinet provided by Southern Shop Fitters from Mornington was won by Matt Joseph Cruiser No 425 from Blind Bight
Custom A/C System provided by the Radiator Workshop in Mornington was won by Barry Campbell Cruiser No 304 of Hastings. Barry is travelling to Alice Springs in his tray truck and thinks A/C might be very useful!
Big Brake Kit provided by Hoppers Stoppers, Hoppers Crossing was won by Mark Brennan Cruiser no 244 from Mt Martha

2008/9 Prize Pool Winner

Select Image to EnlargeThe drawing of the three winners of the $1000 prizes up for grabs. The tool box & 3 tonne floor jack provided by The Bow-Tie Garage from Somerville was won by a very happy Bruce Borlaise. He was planning on buying a new jack that week! The A/C components provided by the Radiator Workshop in Mornington was selected by Scott Petersen and the display cabinet generously provided by Southern Shop Fitters also from Mornington was awarded to Greg McAleese. Greg is in the USA so we’ll have to wait until his return to present him with his great prize. Thanks again to our sponsors for making these awards possible.

 

2007/8 Prize Pool Winner

Select Image to EnlargeAt Cruisin' Main St. held over the Labour Day weekend in March, James Healy was the lucky winner of our Grand Prize for 2007/8. A 117 Piece AmPro 4 Drawer Tool supplied by The Bow-Tie Garage, custom pin striped by Chainsaw Bob, along with a ladies briefcase tool set & a kids set all added to over $500 of tools for every one in the family. Congratulations James

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What's it all about?

We didn’t form LGC to become a ‘big’ car club by growing our membership. Our objective is to host simple, low cost events with a cruisin’ theme for the enjoyment of pre’ 75 chrome bumper car owners. We do the planning and the work for our events with our current dedicated members, while you get to enjoy getting together with other owners passionate about their cars, pick up a prize, visit a location or town that you might not normally visit, make new friends, check out the latest cool rides and so on.

But we do see real value in building strong relationships with car enthusiasts that like our way of doing things and want to participate in our activities regularly.

So we developed the Cruiser subscription that works like most reward programs. We do the work necessary to host events and our Cruiser subscriber’s gives us the confidence to plan new and better events. We aim to return the favour by offering Cruisers extra benefits when subscribing each year. The more events you come along to, the greater the benefit you’re likely to receive. Put simply, our Cruiser program is aimed at giving you the opportunity to get a little more involved in our activities, and all you have to do is enjoy yourselves.

By rewards we mean:

  • Free entry in the annual Grand Prize draw (see below for the details)
  • Free entry to the Peninsula cruise night
  • Special 'Cruiser only' giveaways at our events
  • Discounts on our range of merchandise
  • Deals and discounts on sponsors products and services
  • Invitations to Cruiser only events

What's involved in becoming a Cruiser?

When signing up as a Cruiser you are not joining a car club. It operates as a ‘rewards’ program with no obligations or responsibilities on your part when subscribing for a year. It’s all about the benefits you can obtain when attending any of our events, what level of discounted purchases you make from our sponsors or how lucky you are in the many Cruiser prize draws we conduct.

How much does it cost?

There is no joining fee, just an annual subscription fee of $20.00. Subscriptions fall due on the 30th June each year, there is no pro-rata discount.

What do I get in my new Cruiser pack?

  • A Cruiser ID card used to identify you as a Cruiser at our events.
  • A Cruiser window sticker for the current year to display on your ride
  • Details of our exclusive Cruiser merchandise range
  • Information about sponsors deals

How do I join up?

To become a LGC Cruiser is easy, just download a copy of the application form, complete it and bring it along to one of our events and Kerin or Jan will help you process your application and you’ll get to go home with your Cruiser pack. Or mail in your application using one of the payment options and we’ll get your application processed and have your new Cruiser pack ready for you to collect at the next LGC event. Place the window sticker on your car and you’re away. If you have more than one car you’d like to bring to our events, just let Kerin know and she’ll arrange extra window stickers.

Deals & discounts from our Sponsors

We trust that you’ll more than recover the annual cost of being a Cruiser by taking advantage of the discounts offered by some of our business supporters.

  • ACDelco Get down to one of the five Preston Motors [Parts Sales] Pty Ltd distribution warehouses for big savings on an extensive range of car care products.

Club Permit Registration

Your Cruiser subscription cannot provide access to VicRoad’s club permit registration.

When subscribing as a Cruiser, you’ve made a decision to get more involved with us and we greatly appreciate the support this shows for what we do, but we wish to make clear that you are not joining a ‘car club’ as a full or associate member. Your Cruiser subscription is not recognized as a ‘financial membership’ in Let’s Go Cruisin’ Inc. [the legal entity we operate under] by VicRoads, which is a necessary requirement to access the club permit ’90 day logbook’ registration system. The aim of our Cruiser subscription is to provide extra rewards to entrants who regularly attend our events. We recognize that the majority of entrants at our will be members of many different car clubs and associations and it is through these clubs that VicRoads want car owners to obtain club permit registration. We are happy to provide assistance on how to go about obtaining club permit registration with other car clubs or organizations that provide it.

Cruisers without pre '75 cars.

It is not a pre requisite that to join us as a Cruiser subscriber that you own a pre’75 car. We want to encourage participation in our favourite hobby and understand that many enthusiasts may have sold their pre’75 car, be building a new car or just want to learn more about our hobby with the intent of acquiring a pre’75 car. As a Cruiser without a pre’75 car in your garage, you can still enjoy the many of the benefits we offer, including discounts from our sponsors, free lucky entrant’s ticket at our monthly Cruise Night, entry in special Cruiser prize draws at our bigger events. However, if the car you come along in, does not meet our pre ‘75 entry guidelines, please understand that your Cruiser status does not guarantee the entry of your car to that event.

We will attempt to provide you when possible with priority parking, such as at monthly Cruise Nights, where you can enter to reserved parking area for entrant’s cars, but you’ll be directed to park in the paddock area. We would appreciate your co operation with this request.

If at any time of your Cruiser subscription year, you become dissatisfied with how we classify your car for event entry, you can request and will receive a full refund of your year’s subscription.

The Fine Print - There's always some!

Let's Go Cruisin' reserves the right to not accept any application and to terminate the arrangement at anytime. The annual fee will be refunded upon the return of the ID card within 14 days of being advised, that your Cruiser benefits have been cancelled. To accept the benefits that come from being a Cruiser, we expect that you adopt our code of conduct. They’re not too hard, just responsible behaviour consistent with family oriented events. They are available for your information on this web site. The discounts offered by sponsors or participating businesses are determined by each individual organization and subject to change at any time. If there are any changes to benefits we will advise them on this web sites news page.

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