C H A C - R L

Classic & Historic Automobile Club of Riviera Lakes. (Inc) ABN # A0042428J

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"Good Times in Riviera Lakes Rally"

The Classic and Historic Automobile Club of Riviera Lakes

An 8.30 am start saw CHAC-RL members travelling  to Stratford to meet the 14 Good Time Club Vehicles and then proceed to CHAC member Peter Johnson’s property in Briagolong to inspect his beautiful Dodge vehicle collection.

  Peter presented a very informative talk on his collection of vehicles and both the Yarram members and our members were treated with lots of information on the world of historic Dodge vehicles.

  The group then embarked on a scenic run via Beverley’s Rd to Lindenow and Wy Yung to Peter and Chris Curtis ’property at East Bairnsdale which was to be the centre of activities for the weekend.

  Apart from a long chase to get one of the lost Yarram vehicles back on track, all arrived safely for a beautifully prepared lunch.

  Saturday evening’s dinner was held in Peter magnificent Showroom/ Man Cave and after a Spit roast dinner members enjoyed musical entertainment provided by Chac-RL members Max and Jamie Curtis and Geoff Howard and friends.

   Sunday morning saw us back for breakfast at Peters. Bacon, eggs and muffins fed the troops and then members set off on the scenic run to Bruthen via Nicholson. Ian Hearn hosted the run and presented an interesting talk on the crash just North of Bruthen of an Avon Sabre in1956. A piece of the aircraft displayed near the Rotunda at Bruthen was the background to the talk.

  Members then headed back to Phillips Lane for  lunch and the big Rocker Cover Challenge.

  Nearly 40 Rocker Racers competed in the various classes and the 70 +strong crowd barracked loudly for their favourites

The Winners were duly presented with their Trophies and the two Presidents then inspected the 35 plus vehicles on display and chose the vehicles that appealed to them most from the opposite club.

  The winners were duly presented with their awards and the clubs Sergeant at Arms, Peter Curtis then proceeded to detail the various misdemeanours for the weekend.

Lots of laughs ensued and farewells and a promise of a reciprocal Rally were made prior to sending the Good Times Club members on their way home to Yaram.


Saturday Lunch