Well Jurgen, you’ve done it again. Another great run with more new members & some old faces we haven’t seen in a while.
We met at the M4 Mcdonald’s at 9.30am under grey sky’s (perfect weather for old Torana’s) but still had a healthy turn out. A convoy of 10 toranas a commodore and a Honda left the meet point at about 10am and cruised leisurly along the M4 heading towards Blaxland. We picked up Sandy & Josh and Darren & Kylie at the Blaxland info centre along the way. Further on we saw an old face in Ben who joined in the Torana parade after making the trip from Bathurst.
After an hour & a bit we arrived in Leura to nice, cool foggy weather, just perfect when your in the mountains. The museum was in a beautiful heritage style two story house, full of toys.
A wonderful display of war time figures, models of ships & aircraft both historic & modern, dolls, games, cars from every era you could think of. All beautifully displayed & in mint condition. It was funny to see our members of all ages commenting on toys they used to have & also toys that they remembered.
At the rear of the building was a great display of Train stations with old time table boards of all the Sydney train lines. They even had a huge model train set which went around the Matterhorn.
After Killing an hour we made our way to the Alexandra pub for a hot meal unfortunately the rain kept every one in side and conditions were a little cramped but everyone fitted in and the pub was very accommodating. Meals were hearty and generous just the thing for a rainy Sunday lunch. By 2.00 we started leaving and making our way towards Sydney and home. traffic was light and the journey trouble free.
I know my family enjoyed it very much & by the comments made by other members, it was a great run shared by everybody. It was great to see some old faces make the trip Gavin & Karen, Ben and Darren & Rebecca who we haven’t seen in a while
Run Report by Ralph F photos By Robynne H
Those who attended:
Simon, Sarah and Lily R LX SS Orange
Craig C and Janenne S LC GTR Orange
Jurgen, Robyne & Cooper H LJ Coupe Red
Pete, Daniel (and Grand Kids) Mc LX Sedan Red
Donnah D Toyota 86 orange
Sandy & Josh F Commodore VZ
Gavin & Karen A LX Hatch Blue
Ralph, Mary, Alex, Lucinda & Jullian F LX Sedan Aqua
Stuart & Carol H Lj Sedan Gold
Alan and Denise R Monaro CV8-Z Phantom
Darren, Rebecca (and kids) S LX SL/R Green
Warren M Honda Blue
Michael M LC XU-1 Red
Darren & Kylie H LX Hatch White
Ben A LJ Sedan Gold
Gavin P (prospective member) VZ SS Blue