Cruisin Main Street 2009
A short ‘spotter quiz’ cruise around the central regions of the picturesque Mornington Peninsula kicked the day off with entrants needing to 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, live band Two Phase playing, kid’s activities, along with the Beach, and playground. Hot Rod Roasts was serving beef rolls, spuds & chicken burgers and many entrants found the cafes, hotels & shops that are only a short stroll away. There were some fabulous cars to drool over on display. Around 150 of them by the time they stopped cruisin’ in.
Just before the main presentations got underway, the prizes for the kids colouring & mask decorating competition were distributed. The judges decided it was too difficult a task to pick winners so raffle tickets were handed to everyone and numbers drawn out. There were a lot of smiling faces as they trotted off carrying prizes or lolly bags.
And at 2:00pm, the presentation of major prizes kicked off with the presentation of a $3000 cheque to the local Red Cross Regional Chairperson, Mrs. Janice Julian. This money resulted from the fund raising efforts on the previous Tuesday’s Peninsula Cruise Night. Again, our thanks to all the sponsors and entrants that supported this effort.
Our latest winner of the Best Presented Award went to Bendigo’s John Rainbow and his immaculate ’34 Ford Victoria sedan. John’s Blue Vicky had some stiff competition from a number of other well presented cars but it finally got the nod from our judges.
Winners of the ‘entrant’s family hampers’ were soon found, then came the moment all 300+ LGC Cruisers had been waiting for all year. The 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.
A film crew from the new car enthusiast program CHROME, to be shown on the Seven network, was present filming & interviewing. Look out for this in mid April.
So with the presentations over, the band played on and another Cruisin’ Main St. came to a relaxing end.
Our thanks to the Mornington Chamber of Commerce for making this event possible. We hope our entrants put some dollars into the local economy 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.
Nice weather, some great cars, some happy prize winners, and smiles on kid’s faces all add up to another pretty good day out.
Here are some photos from Graeme Hutson to record what happened.