44th Victoran Hot Rod Show 2009
With the generous support of the Victorian Hot Rod Association, we were able to provide reserved parking ‘out the front‘ of the Exhibition Building for around 25 Cruisers who joined us for our 'Invitational Cruise' to the 2009 Hot Rod Show.
The cruise convoy headed out after lunch at Volcano Joe's in Burwood with a cruise down the Eastern Fwy for an easy run into the Exhibition Buildings. After soaking up the fabulous cars inside, as well as the 'free' show outside, many Cruisers enjoyed dinner together in Lygon St. Great weather, cars, food, friends & fun. Is this a great hobby or what!
Our thanks to the team at the VHRA for their generous support for our cruise.
We entered a stand at this year's show with a '50's Diner theme and when we rolled a 3000 gal water tank through the front door eyebrows were raised!!
After much effort, our team of tiring members presented a stand that set out to showcase the great cars we had to display and promote Let's Go Cruisin' activities to the public.
Cars on display included:
- LGC members - Graeme & Cheryl Hutson's amazing '59 Cadillac Coupe,
- Bryan & Theresa Corn's '56 Flamed Cusso
- Cruisers - Brett Field's cool two tone '35 Ford Tudor
- Tony & Jan Morphett's Blown '34 Ford Tourer
- Best Presented Winner - Clint & Fiona Robinson's '65 Chevy P/Up
LGC members John & Raelene Leggo had their fresh '34 coupe (like its 1 day old when it rolled through the front door into the show) on display on an individual stand in the centre of the building.
It's always nice to get some recognition from peers when entering shows as major as this one and we're pleased to announce the following:
- The team members at Let's Go Cruisin' are delighted with our stand being recognized with a 1st place in Club Stands.
- The Morphett's Tourer received 1st in Tourer class.
- The Robinson's Pick Up received 3rd place in their category.
- The Leggo's received recognition for the many hours spent over the last few months readying their new '34 coupe for this show by taking off Top Coupe & Best Custom Paint.
Congratulations to all the winners across all classes in this year's very high quality show.
We'd like to acknowledge people who made our participation in this years show a success.
We'd like to thank Willy Meier from the Image Solutions Group for his generosity in loaning us Elvis, Marilyn, the menu board girl and the 'Flathead' table to add some sparkle to our stand. If you'd like Marilyn or one of her many friends to live at your house, give Willy a call on 0414 915 916. He'd be pleased to introduce the many personality's he has available.
We'd also like to thank Mark Pearson from Clark's Tanks in Echuca for loaning us a brand new water tank delivered to the front door of the Exhibition Buildings for use on our stand. We're also pleased to report that during the show we found a new owner for the tank. So its wins all round.
We'd also like to congratulate the organizers, the Victorian Hot Rod Show committee for another first class effort in bringing a show of this quality to the public in Victoria. It can only contribute to a better informed and hopefully enthused community by providing insight into why we all enjoy our favourite hobby.
And lastly, to our own team members, John Leggo for the theme concept and design, Graeme Hutson for the tireless effort in constructing the mock up of a '50's Diner & Ray Pearman for the graphics. And of course all the LGC members who pitched in to put on the display. A very good team effort well rewarded.
Photos Alan Newton