Cruise Night - January 2009
Welcome to a 'Cruisin' Lifestyle' at the Peninsula Lifestyle Centre in Mornington. Another year of cruisin' fun kicked off at our first cruise night at our new venue. And it was our biggest ever! In fact it was huge! With over 400 entrant's cars, we lost count and started to think we'd fill the whole complex. A perfect summer's night always helps to get the cars cruisin'. The great variety of cars that attend our events was again on show with street rods, Australian & American muscle cars, chrome bumper classics, utes and pick ups of all makes and sizes cruisin' in. For a while there, it started to look like a police car show with a police Hummer cruisin' the venue, along with candy cars and wagons. There are a couple of great photos of them getting into the cruisin' theme of the night. We appreciate the support shown by the police for the event.
Our new venue was well tested by the record setting turnout on its first cruise night, but the team from the Sober Mule Café was at the top of their game providing a great range of food and beverage without long queues.
Thanks to the efforts of LGC members Greg Wapling & Graeme Hutson over the Christmas break, our 2008 Events DVD was available for the first time. Not a bad effort considering 2008 only finished 6 days ago! With a 3 hour playing time containing 1500+ photos from our 2008 events with some cool music laid over, at $10 a copy, it was walking off the table at the LGC tent. If you missed it, pick up a copy next time.
We were again challenged with selecting a winner of the Best Presented award, with lots of worthy winners to select from. Eventually we settled on Alan Harrison's '36 Ford Roadster. The Harrison's collected a range of car care products to help keep their '36 in top condition. Congratulations.
We also had a special prize draw for all the Let's Go Cruisin' Cruisers and member #333 went home with a 'gazillion' candle power rechargeable torch courtesy of ACDelco. Watch were you point that thing!
7:30pm came around very quickly and it was time to draw some winners for our raffle. It seemed no one had left the venue early as the winners were all present and to the disappointment of many, no redraws were necessary.
Then as quickly as the cruise night had taken shape, cars started cruisin' out and another Peninsula Cruise Night was over. Just as well Graeme Hutson managed to get plenty of photos to remind us of what happened.
Our thanks to the management from Mirvac Retail Centre's for allowing us the use of their complex, Antonio and his team from the Sober Mule for a top job providing the food service, the Variety Club for manning the remote station at the Coolstores to help people find our relocated venue and all the cruisers who came along. See you back in February for some more 'Cruisin' Lifestyle'.