9th Mid Winter Cruise 2014
Who would have thought?
What started out in Melbourne as a wet wintery day could turn out to be a fine blue sky day when we cruised into Flinders. Cruise entrants not put off by the wet weather at home made their way to the Sober Mule Café in Mornington where we host our cruise nights. After registering for the princely sum of $5/car, Bill led off the cruise convoy for a scenic trip through some of the Southern Peninsula’s scenic back roads. Cruise entrants arrived at the Flinders Golf Club, our ‘indoors’ venue for the day, parked and made their way upstairs to the Club’s dining room. It’s the expansive views across to Phillip Island and Bass Straight that make the initial impact. After finding a table, it’s the bar and lunch menus that become immediately popular. The club’s staff had also set up an outdoors BBQ for those wanting something to munch on while checking out the car park.
Kid’s were soon busy at the colouring in table while we kicked off the prize giving proceedings with some early prizes for both entrants for the day’s cruise plus prizes for the many LGC Cruisers present. The Golf Club had also provided live entertainment with Tony strumming on his guitar along with his electronic backing band.
Did I mention that in the meantime the clouds had completely disappeared and the sun shone brightly for the rest of the day!
It was then time for the day’s prize draws. First up were all the kids who had entered in the colouring in. If it seemed like every one of them got a prize, it’s because they did! Lots of happy kids. Even 16 year olds are happy when they collect a $10 for their efforts. Cash works at every age.
Brian & Cheryl who are regular entrants at LGC events again picked up a prize. A $500 voucher towards tyres from Tyres & More Mornington, plus two VIP tickets to upcoming MotorEX. Brian was smiling as he headed back to his seat.
The runner up prize for Cruisers present was picked up by Roberta who struggled to carry off a Meguiar’s product hamper, two tickets to MotorEx plus kid’s toys.
We hadn’t forgotten the day’s entrants when we drew two winners for the two custom pinstriped Kincrome nostalgia eskys filled with goodies.
The bottom line? How to turn a pretty ordinary winter’s day into a very enjoyable day out with a lot of nice people who just happen to share a common passion for old cars. Get your car out and cruise at a LGC event, even if it’s wet.
Photos are by Graeme Hutson.