Archived Events 2012

Australian Festival of Sprites Observation Run

For those who wanted to know where they went wrong in the questions and answers: the solutions are in the link below. Of course it is now ancient history, but you never know when it might get recycled. ……..

Sunday 8th January, 2012 – Blairgowrie Beach Run

The weather was miserable but seven cars braved the elements and it did clear up a bit! Thanks to all concerned. Photos by David King

Saturday, 21st January 2012 – Tapas Night

Over 30 members attended and had a very pleasant evening, with GREAT Spanish Tapas. Thanks to our hosts Simon and Mandy.

Tuesday 14th February 2012 – Valentine’s Day!

We all enjoyed a fun filled evening under the stars at the Royal Botanic Gardens watching “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” with Audrey Hepburn. Good food, good wine, good friends and a classic movie. What more could you want on Valentine’s Day?!Thanks to Terri and Greg for organising it and for the delicious choccies!  Photo by Greg Corbin

Sunday 19th February 2012 – Yarra Glen Swap run by the Vintage Drivers’ Club

26th February 2012: Social Drive to the Inaugural Newstead Swap Meet

Despite the hot weather, the run went ahead along various country roads, with a coffee stop in Woodend. 8 members in 4 Sprites met up at Newstead with Jim Dewar and Bob Lomas in dry and dusty conditions. Many of the stallholders had packed up, so after a picnic lunch together, we all went our separate ways. We did fly the flag though!!

17-23rd March 2012 RACV Fly the Flag Heritage Tour

20th May 2012 RACV/AOMC Cavalcade of Transport

A small, but enthusiastic group, assembled at the Yarra Glen racecourse for this event. It was a good chance for us to catch up with each other after the Festival of Sprites, as well as chatting with members of other car clubs. It was a very relaxed and informal day, enjoyed by all and, for good measure, the sun shone!. It was good to see Chris Lawson, one of our founding members, and his wife Jan (albeit with their beloved Mercedes!).

Sunday, 10th June 2012 Social Drive to Marysville

Sunday, 8th July 2012 Social Drive to Coolart Homestead

29th July 2012 BOI Performance Eco Drive

26th August 2012: Social Drive to Wonthaggi

Sunday, 9th September 2012: Social Drive and Ride on the Kerrisdale Mountain Railway

Great day out – weather was perfect, the train was fun and we all enjoyed ourselves!

Robert David has provided the following link to his photos:

Sunday, 14th October 2012: Social Drive to Cloudehill Nursery and Gardens

This was a must see garden made at the top of The Dandenongs at 89 Olinda Monbulk Road, Olinda!

26th-28th October 2012 RACV Motorclassica at the Royal Exhibition Building

11th November 2012: ‘Presidents’ Tri Club Social Drive and Luncheon’

What a great day we had! The weather was perfect for the drive and the lunch at the Bonnie Doon Hotel was excellent.

25th November 2012: MG Car Club Rob Roy Hillclimb 75th Anniversary

Great day was had by all – interesting car display, good competition and lovely weather for the spectators!

1st and 2nd December 2012: Just Cars Geelong Revival 2012

Fantastic event – highly recommended! Make sure you go in 2013. All photos by Karen Postill

Sunday, 9th December 2012: Mini Club Grand Day Out

Wednesday, 12th December 2012: Club Christmas Dinner at Wellers

Just over 30 people attended the dinner and a great time was had by all. Thanks to Terri Corbin for organising such a great night with such delicious food!