WE CELEBRATED 20 YEARS IN 2010
Now we’re looking forward to the next 20 years.
G’day Sydney Torana Club Members & Guests
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Sunday 20th July 2014
Starting off at McDonalds at Padstow under a cloudy morning we made our way to Stanwell Tops via Waterfall. The drive itself was uneventful, just a pleasant drive along some great winding roads. There were quite a lot of cyclists riding along the road but at least they were going in the opposite direction.
By the time we reached Stanwell Tops we felt that we should have stayed in our cars. The scenery was fantastic but the wind just seemed to howl through which made it quite cold. It must have been very cold as Kylie Hayward wrapped her face in her scarf with only small slits for her eyes to see. We then made our way down the mountain and along the coast with Pete and Daniel joining us from near Wollongong. Unfortunately, as we got near the freeway, Darren and Kylie lost their way. Jurgen and Robyne pulled over to help guide them by mobile but ended losing sight of the rest of the field and became lost themselves. They finally found their way and were the last to arrive at the Car Museum.
We all finally made our way into the Museum and marvelled at the selection of old cars, caravans, bikes and a lot of other bygone items that you never see anymore. Pretty fascinating stuff and was enjoyed by all. After a photoshoot at the Museum we made our way to the local pub for lunch and refreshments. As pub food goes the food was excellent. After a lot of socialising we then headed to our cars for the trip home. Overall, an enjoyable day was had by all.
Run report by Jurgen Hoomans
Thanks to Janene & Robyne for photos
Those who attended were:
Simon, Sarah and Lily Reid Papaya LX SS Hatchback
Stuart and Carol Hutchinson Gold LJ sedan
Wayne Northey Green LC
Craig Carter and Janene Stephenson Turnpike Orange LC
Jurgen and Robyne Hoomans Red LJ
Harvey Atkins Red LX
Justin Kirk Red LC
Donnah Danswan Yellow LH
Trevor Richardson Green LH
MIchael Muller Red LC
Darren and Kylie Hayward White/Black LX Hatchback
Terry and Glenda Hill Grey LX
Alan and Denise Reid CV8 Monaro
Pete and Daniel McGlynn VZ Ute
Chris and wife Subaru WRX
Loren, Peter and Cameron Green VE SS
Sunday 17th November 2013
Despite the light rain most of the day, Alan & Denise, Simon, Dave & Jane represented the club at this fundraising event in Campbelltown.
The rain had the number of cars attending on the day down a little but the organisers were still pleased with a little over $12000.00 being raised for cancer research at Campbelltown Hospital.
Saturday 9th November 2013
Due to a mix up with the dates, our annual McHappy Day it wasnt a big turn out. But we still managed 17 cars on the day and were able to donate over $500 to the charity. The manager was impressed with our display an even noted he had one of the busiest hours while we where there. Everyone had a great day and had some fun, even scored some bargains at the auctions, except Tony who missed out on an award; maybe will need to get him one for best VP .
Sunday 10th November 2013
Yes it rained, but we still had a good club prescence.
After meeting at Padstow Maccas we travelled the short distance to Engadine where entry to the show was mush better than last year – not perfect but better.
We were able to set up and erect our tent before the rain set in for the day.
There were brief periods where the rain stopped and the sun made an appearance which allowed us time to have a look at the rest of the cars on display.
Despite the rain there was still plenty to see and do and the hot food was a blessing, even for those who tried to keep warm by spilling gravy down the front of their shirts.
Dave – Red LJ Sedan
Ian – Tangerine XU1
Alan & Denise – Yellow Hatch
Craig – Orange LC GTR
Matt – Silver LX Sedan
Matt – Blue LX Sedan
Simon – Orange LX Hatch
Donnah – Yellow LX Sedan
Belinda – Pink LX Sedan
Phillip – Persian Sand LX Sedan
Jurgen came as a passenger with Craig
Ralph came for a look without his car
Sunday 27th October 2013
As usual a good show and good weather.
Our group arrived over a period of about an hour – some early to pick the location and others just running late.
Several hundred cars of all makes and models were on display although some thought there were fewer cars than last year.
Our group consisted of:
Alan – Yellow LX Hatch
John – Cerise LX Hatch
Terry – Grey LX Hatch
Tony – Green LX Sedan
Matt – Blue LX Sedan
Jason – Black LC Gtr
Al – White LX Hatch
Darren – Green LX Sedan
Bill – Green LX Sedan
Hans – White LJ GTR
Mal – Orange LJ XU1
Ian – White LX Sedan
Sunday 20th October 2013
Simon and Alan represented the club at this annual fundraising event.
Fortunately the weather was hot and sunny with not too much smoke haze about.
As usual there was plenty to see and do.
Lots of cars and bikes on display and a lot of street stalls catering for everything you could want.
Always a good event to attend.
Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October 2013
Only 5 cars made the venture to Canberra. Meeting at the truck stop near the Picton turnoff, we headed through a thick smoke haze till we came to Cockington Green in Canberra. There we wandered around for a few hours admiring all the gardens etc before having lunch in the grounds. For Donna and Pete who had never been here before, it turned out to a very enjoyable adventure.
We then headed to our motel in Queanbeyan for a rest and some well earned liquid refreshments. After having dinner at the local Leagues Club we headed back to our motel for some more amber liquid. We all thoroughly enjoyed each others company full of laughs and fun.
On Sunday morning after a very hearty breakfast at a local cafe, we went up to Mt Ainslie for a look across Canberra but unfortunately the skies were quite full of smoke haze so it was a little difficult to see all of Canberra. We then made our way to the War Memorial to view the magnificent artifacts that are held in this building. It was well worth the visit.
We then headed for home as a group keeping an eye on Pete as he was having problems with his car stalling a number of times whilst on the road. We managed to sort his problem out for a problem free run home.
Our thanks must go to Pat from the ACT & Queanbeyan Pre 80’s Car Enthusiasts who met us at Cockington Green and became our host and guide over the 2 days. He led us too our destinations enthusiastically and it was greatly appreciated
Those who attended were:
Donna LH sedan
Craig & Jeannine LC Sedan
Peter LH Sedan
Gavin LX Hatch
Jurgen & Robyne Holden Cruze