Cyclonic conditions and dark clouds threatened the day before, but somewhat miraculously over night the clouds parted and made way for picture perfect spring weather. Clear skies greeted the STC as we gathered in the car park of the Carousel Inn.
The car show was run by our friends The Lions Pride, all proceeds went to Christ Mission possible charity. May I say, a very well run and a great turn out by members of their club – well done. The STC had 10 Toranas and we had a great spot at the end of the car park, plenty of shade and prime position for the passing traffic.
It was quite a relaxed affair and trophies were peer judged,and there was a mile of them. Two whole A4 pages to be exact. I made the effort and wandered the show aimlessly picking winners. Others who shall remain nameless…. “SF” just copied down answers,probably like he did when he was at school.
The club managed to snag Best club display, Greg J got best engine bay, Simon R got best interior and a most excited Craig C got Car of the day, well done to all involved. There was a general consensus that Craig won because of all the new shinny parts he has filled the bay of the orange beast with. Rumor has it an owner of a certain purple LJ is going chrome mad as we speak…all jokes aside – well done.
Car wise there was something for everyone, obviously Holden’s, but there was also Bikes, Fords, Imports and euro metal to cast an eye over. Factory fresh restored cars seemed to feature the most at the show with many pristine examples. Darren H caught me eyeballing a UC hatch, indeed I felt a little dirty but the car just had something, something I could not quite put my finger on. Maybe it was the gun barrel straight body and paint in a retina burning lime green hue. My favorite car of the day was a Grey LX flares, custom trim, Simmons and a Pro charged Chevy, it looked and sounded awesome!
Donnah was handing STC cards out to all the Torana owners and we had a few enquiries from prospective members hopefully they will make the effort and we see them next run.
Lunch was in the pub at the Woodstock Bistro and it was simply delish! Most opted for chips and a schnitzel. I went a little fancy with my schnitzel and ordered the prawn and avo topper with béarnaise sauce. The meals were big and came out fast.
Washed down with a couple of cleansing Ales it was back out to the STC base camp where we all gathered with our deck chairs under the shade of a big eucalyptus to laze away the afternoon and let lunch settle.
Around 3pm the prizes were handed out and the auction run and won the group filtered out but not before some idiot (not in any way affiliated with the STC) in a beat up gold LJ thought he was King S@#t and ripped a burn out all the way up the car park. Hopefully his feat of sheer stupidity was caught on tape and this lowlife gets a visit from the boys in blue – it was downright dangerous and not cool! And marred a trouble free day.
Not long after we all went our separated ways as we headed for home. Once again, Thank you to the Lions Pride and congratulations on a wonderful show.
Those who attended were:
Sandy and Josh F: White LJ 4 Door
Matt B and Belinda P : Silver LH SL/R
Greg J : Purple LJ Coupe
Craig C : Orange LC GTR
Jurgen H: Red LJ Coupe
Simon R : Papaya LX SS Hatch
Darren, Kylie, Corey H : White LX Hatch
DonnahD : Yellow LH SL/R
Troy H: Red LC 4 Door
Ralph F: Aquarius LX Sedan
Al S : Visiting (car under a mini make over)
Report by Simon Reid