Cruise Night - January 2011
With just about perfect weather, our January Cruise Night attracted nearly 500 cars, in fact we were busy finding parking spots for entrants cruisin’ in from around 6pm on. Again a wide variety of cars on display, something this night is well known for. We were very pleased with the support for the night from car owners. After being targeted last month by the TMU we were concerned about car owners staying home rather than have to go through that type of policing.
We were also very grateful to the 350+ people who signed the petition objecting to the way the operation was conducted. We will be presenting this to the local Member of Parliament for Mornington.
At 7:30 we kicked off the presentations by introducing young 12 y.o. Stephanie, who walked the petition around the car park for two hours and collected around 75 signatures. She was upset by the police action and wanted to do something about it. We were very pleased with her efforts. The applause she received from the crowd gathered confirmed everyone present were very grateful.
The Best Presented award for the night was taken home to Toorak by Warren Skinner in his bright yellow 1923 T bucket. There was plenty of competition from the many well turned out rides on display but Warren’s T bucket was too hard to beat on this occasion. The bucket must look cool parked in Toorak Village amongst the Rolls, Bentleys and Porches that hang out there!
The Cruiser draw saw a nice pair of Hella driving lights and a $100 chrome plating voucher courtesy of Nunawading Master Electroplating get collected in seconds by the lucky winner. All for subscribing as a Cruiser and then coming along for the night. Too easy!
It was then time to draw some winners for the night ACDelco car care packs. Boy was it hard to match up 3 winners with the tickets pulled out of the bucket but we persevered and eventually managed to find good homes for them. The winners were quite happy that earlier drawn tickets didn’t get claimed leaving the prizes for them to scoop up.
Another fun cruise night wrapped up and the car park emptied. Another fun, safe and enjoyable get together of car enthusiasts.
A reminder for a couple of LGC events coming up in the next two weeks.
Texas Hold’em Poker Cruise to SeaWorks in Williamstown is on Sunday January 16th. A special display of classic wooden power boats as an extra attraction this year. Details elsewhere on this web site.
Cruise to the VHRA Hot Rod Show.
A reminder to all the LGC Cruisers, with the support of the shows promoters, the Victorian Hot Rod Association, we can again offer an exclusive deal to all LGC Cruisers. Join our cruise on Saturday January 22nd departing the Sober Mule at 10am or from the Manhattan Hotel in Canterbury Rd Vermont at 10:30am and enjoy ‘free’ reserved parking around the fountain.
Photographer: Graeme Hutson