Welcome to the Sydney Torana Club

28/04/2015

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WE ARE CELEBRATING 25 YEARS IN 2015 Now we’re looking forward to the next 25 years. G’day Sydney Torana Club Members & Guests

Welcome to the Sydney Torana Club website. It features great information on club activities, all the latest club run reports and club member news. Members cars and projects plus lots more. Look around – we hope you enjoy the site.

Check out the Club activities and events page (see menu bar on right) for the run calender

Next Club Run:

Picton  24th May 2015 STC Annual Go-Kart Challenge
Meet Leos Diner Liverpool 9.00am for a 9.30 departure
 

Lunch at Picton

Next Social Event

Liverpool 25th  April 2015 Harry’s Liverpool Meet onsite from 5.00pm

26th April Lost in the 50’s

28/04/2015

11169524_10153264396188256_4894143434791336042_o If you were to miss one run this year this was definitely not the one to miss, dare I say it was the best yet. Not only turnout wise but the drive, the museum and the hearty lunch all were 10/10. Thankyou to everyone who made the early start at Thornleigh for the run to Newcastle. After the wild weather earlier in the week where Newcastle almost washed away there was a few nervous emails to the museum but we were assured everything was ok. At our departure time a group of about 30 (including Ex Pres Glen who I nearly didn’t recognise) and Guests Steve N and his Wife in a yellow Hatch and Adam and his family in their LC Coupe joined us on the run. Hopefully we may see them become members in the near future. We headed north in a colourful procession of 12 Toranas, a HJ, a Hot Rod, Camry and a 4WD. Our route took us along the F3 freeway to Newcastle. The journey, a trouble free one took a matter of about an hour and we arrived at the museum. We crammed into the Museum forecourt and filled it to capacity with some of the generals finest. Once parked up we took the opportunity to check out some of the other cars on display from other clubs. There were Dodges, Valiants, Datsuns, Mustangs and a plethora of other retro metal. Lining up and paying our 15 bucks entry we wandered into the museum. To the right in the smaller of the two sheds housed the muscle cars Camaros, Corvettes, Mustangs, Trans Ams and a Delorean but pride of place was the original Bat Mobile. All looked better than factory. The walls were lined with memorabilia of all kinds and the foyer was a 50s diner. If it was made in the 50s or 60s it was probably in this museum. It also boasted two mezzanines both of which were crammed with retro titbits. It also provided a great place to view the cars from above. This would normally be a dream garage for most but not this collector, because in the shed to the left housed 60 or so finned and chromed wonders of yesteryear. Name your poison and it was there. Cadillac, Lincolns, Chryslers, Fairlanes, Chevs, Buicks, Pontiacs, Nash and Mercury’s. I am sure I missed some and once again all beautifully presented. I could not help starting to get a little jealous. Venturing back out to the forecourt Pluto pups and snow cones were on offer and the rockabilly dancers were in full swing treading the boards. After a little chatting and question answering we gathered for the group shot then it was back in the cockpit for the short drive to our lunch stop The Holmesville Hotel (as recommended by the HVTCC). With Simon in the lead and lacking a co-pilot he got us lost, insisting he was taking the scenic route he followed a Historic hotel sign which turned out to be almost derelict. After a quick call to the hotel we were all back on track. Lunch was tasty with traditional pub fare like meat loaf schnitzel and burgers, all who went agreed it was a great spot. The journey home was a varied one. Some choosing to head straight down the F3 and a small group choosing the old pacific highway. Despite the carnage earlier the roads were clear and the light sprinkle made for an enjoyable drive through the twists and turns. I started this report with this was not one to miss and I will say it again, This was not one to miss!! Great work by the runs team for another excellent club run. Photos Here: Those who attended
Jurgen & Robyne H      LJ Coupe Red
Craig & Janene S      LC Coupe Turnpike
Donnah D                LH SL/R Yellow
Simon R                      LX SS Orange
James & Amanda M   LX Chamois
John & Michelle M     LX White
Kevin H        Tag along with Dean
Pete & Daniel Mc      VZ SS
Stuart and Carol H    HJ Blue
Darren and Kylie H   LX Hatch White
Dean M              LX SS Green
Tim Legget                34 Coupe Burgundy
Darren & Rebecca S (& Kids)  LX Green
Glen H (& Kids)           Land Cruiser Silver
Sandy & Susan F (& Kids) Camry Silver
Ralph F & Cousin    LX Aqua
Steve & Kath N LX Hatch
Adam H (& family)   LC coupe Beige


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