Cruisin Main Street 2008
The day started out with a short cruise around the central regions of the picturesque Mornington Peninsula. The spotter quiz was formatted to have entrants work out their own route as they headed off chasing down answers to be found at various locations. Entrants returned to the Park at the end of Main St Mornington, where we had a free shuttle bus to the Racecourse craft market, the live band Two Phase playing, kid’s activities, along with the Beach, and a playground. With lots of cafes, hotels & shops only a short stroll away, there was something for every member of the family. And if you like street rods & chrome bumper classics, there were some fabulous cars to drool over on display. Around 200 of them by the time they stopped cruisin’ in.
Winners of lucky door prizes started carrying their goodies back to their cars. And at 2:00pm, the major prizes on offer were drawn.
First up however, were the prizes for the kids colouring competition. Some great, future custom car designers coming along nicely judging by the work.
Bill Duyvestyn, who looks out for worthy recipients of our Real Car Guy award, located another well deserved winner in Ian Johnson. Ian is the proud owner of a ’67 Mustang Coupe, a member of the Mustang Club as well as holder of Let’s Go Cruisin’s #1 Cruiser card. Ian was the first enthusiast to take a punt on us when we started up the Cruiser program just on two years ago. He and wife Kerry are regular entrants at our events, often lending a hand when we get a bit pushed. Congratulations Ian. It’s a well deserved recognition of your contribution to our favourite hobby.
Then came the moment all 200+ Cruisers were waiting for all year. The drawing of the winner of over $500 worth of quality Tool Sets. The main tool box was provided generously by The Bow-Tie Garage, and uniquely pinstriped by Bob from Acme Signworks.
The winner was James Healy a local Cruiser from Mornington. James who had been at the event earlier had gone home, but a phone call soon had him back in minutes. And was he ever excited!! Thanks again to our sponsors for making this award possible.
Then it was time to award winners from the spotter quiz The Cruzin Caddy from Ballarat and Matt’s ‘Two & a half men’ team from Knox both scored 100% correct answers [even though you only needed six answers to qualify for the prize draw]. After presenting these prizes, we then drew more winners from the entries barrel.
We also presented cheques to both the Lions Club of Mt Martha & The Variety Club of Mornington to help keep their valuable community work moving along. So with the presentations over, the band kicked things back into life and another Cruisin Main St. turned slowly mellow as the day wore on.
Our thanks to the Mornington Chamber of Commerce for their generous support in making this event possible. We hope our entrants left a few dollars in the local businesses that support the Chamber while they were visiting the area. Our thanks also to the events team at the Mornington Shire for again supporting the staging of this day in the Park.
Perfect weather, some great cars, some happy prize winners, and smiles on kid’s faces all add up to a pretty good day out.
Here are some photos from Marg Jenkin & Graeme Hutson to record what happened.