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12th Mid Winter Cruise 2017

Every year we schedule a Mid Winter Cruise and wonder why? With Melbourne’s famous weather it’s hard enough lucking out a nice day in the summer months for a planned chrome bumper car event let alone the middle of winter.

This year’s event again proved you don’t need perfect weather to have a fun day out in your favourite car. With a weather forecast threatening a classic wintry day with blizzards in the alps and possibility of hail, 45 hardy car owners, their friends & family members braved the conditions and turned a dull winters day into an enjoyable day out.

After registering at the Sober Mule followed by a driver’s meeting, the cruise convoy left for a scenic cruise around the southern peninsula.

This year, we prepared an observation quiz for entrants with a difference, which we called ‘Have you been paying attention’. On arrival at our end venue in Hastings, entrants were given a quiz sheet with questions that tested memory about things that could be seen on the cruise route.

Entrants got down to answering the quiz while the kitchen got busy preparing 100+ meals for lunch. Kids were also occupied with a colouring competition. With food orders being served, suddenly it seemed that venturing out for a car cruise in the middle of winter might not be too bad an idea.

It was soon presentation time. First up were prizes awarded to winners, one as young as 2, in the colouring contest. Lots of happy faces, especially when they opened their prize envelopes. Next, we found the winner in the day’s $100 Cruiser draw. 

Again, it went to a new Cruiser who tookout a subscription earlier in the day. It’s amazing how often this happens.

Time for the quiz results. We had two joint winners with perfect scores. The two combatants, Steve & Nick then had to guesstimate the total distance travelled on the cruise route. Steve was closest to the correct answer and picked up the retro portable vinyl record player + goody bag. Steve claimed that for all the years he’s attended car events it’s his first win. We then proceeded to find more winners of goody bags filled with Acdelco & Meguiar’s car care products.

As the day wound down and entrants headed for their cars, the question about why host an event in the winter was answered. Lots of happy people that turned, what could have been a pretty dreary day staying home, into a fun & enjoyable outing.

Thanks to everyone that braved the conditions to come along. Thanks also to Paul & his team at the Kings Creek Hotel in Hastings for looking after us so well.

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