Sunday, January 30, 2011

Motorfest 2011

On a very Challenging day, "weather wise", Australia Day 2011, 19 of our club members (with their cars) braved the Hot & Humid conditions and created a beautiful display on College street at this years NRMA Motorfest- The wonderful colours of each of our cars created, appropriately, a gelato bar effect!

The day was full of family entertainment. Our members took advantage of the venues that were open on the day including the many restaurants, pubs and historic bulidings. Hyde Park was a site of refuge and excitement. Music, dancing, international food stalls,espresso coffee and even a wine making exhibition!

Sydney Harbour was "buzzing" with an amount of watercraft reminiscent of the Sydney to Hobart. The traditions were maintained with the presentation of the biggest Aussie flag draped from a helicopter, the ferry race, the 21 gun salute and a spectacular aeronautical display of the F18A Hornet- from the Royal Australian Air Force, truly awesome.

Each member that participated received a commemorative medallion and show bag. The show bag contained an application form to join "The NRMA Classic Car Club."This is free of charge. By joining, you receive a membership keyring and a 50% discount on subscription to the Australian Calssic Car Magazine. Our president also arranged a copy for every member that came along (with and without their car) a 2011 Classic Car Calender. Thank you to the members that did come along a paid us a visit!

It was particularly pleasing about 30 of our members, family and friends, were gathered, all sitting around, seeking protection from the suns rays under the Morton Bay Fig trees, having a chat, a laugh and sharing all the different "goodies" that we each had in our "tucker boxes and Esky's". Our club provided some complimentary refreshments and member, Mr Di Marti very graciously, ran to his office fridge (in the city) and returned with some very refreshing cold liquid - Thanks Joe.

Happy Australia Day!