Cruise Night - March 2010
With an indifferent weather forecast and some unwarranted Police involvement a month or so ago, we figured the March cruise night might struggle to attract 200 entrants. How wrong we were when over 350 cars cruised in to the Peninsula Centre. The car park filled fast with a wide variety of makes and models. Muscle cars parked next to street rods parked next to sports cars parked next to early Holden’s and Falcons. We reckon this is what a Let’s Go Cruisin’ cruise night is all about. Mirvac again provided some roving musician’s to entertain and the Sober Mule Café was kept busy keeping everyone fed.
After much discussion the selection committee [sounds very official doesn’t it!] they picked out Jamie Beard’s ’32 Ford 5 window coupe as the nights best presented car. Jamie’s beautiful ‘resale red’ coupe would stand out in any crowd. Selecting only one winner each event is getting tougher! Jamie went home with a bucket filled with car care products to keep the coupe in great shape. A helpful hint to aspiring winners. There were many very nicely presented cars but with bonnets CLOSED! Show that engine bay off and you could be taking home this prize at future events!
At 7:30pm, we kicked off our presentation with Raelene Leggo presenting the third of our $3000 donations that resulted from the very successful charity auction conducted at ‘Back to the Drive In’ on Saturday night. Liz Campbell representing the Menzies Foundation was very pleased to receive this contribution to their organizations valuable work. They operate Sage’s Cottage in Baxter for the benefit of youth that need support to help them find their way through that sometimes difficult transition to responsible adulthood. Raelene also presented a donation cheque to Susanne Archbold who is fund raising for a local lady that requires help securing an expensive medical treatment. We hope our contribution helps speed things along for her.
We then managed to find happy winners for packs of ACDelco car care products without too much trouble. Our thanks to ACDelco for their ongoing support of the ‘chrome bumper’ hobby. Seemed a pity that it all had to end but we’ll be back on the 1st Tuesday of next month which is actually falls this year on Easter Tuesday. Most of us will be here but our roving photographer, Graeme will be in WA so enjoy this month’s photo quality as next month’s might not be up to the usual standard! Stay safe in between. Here are some photos from Graeme to tide you over to next month.