Forty-six members in twenty-two classic and modern cars assembled at the Drouin Bowls Club for the run to the Trydell Motor Museum at Guys Hill. We left Drouin at 10am heading south to Costers Road and down to Modella where we were confronted with roadworks ! The irony is that when Bruce Bluett and I surveyed the route we changed our original plan because of roadworks further down the track at Bayles. (We were obviously destined to drive through roadworks). We drove then along the Koo Wee Rup – Longwarry road to Bayles where the faster drivers could give their beasts a bit of a run led by Ray Murphy in the XK-R. From Bayles into Tynong, then Nar Nar Goon and across the freeway to the Princes Highway and onto the Toomuc Valley Road at Pakenham, heading for the hills. A scenic drive followed along Leppits Road to Upper Beaconsfield, then down to Guys Hill and Trydell where we met up with a further six members. Terry Dowel gave us an interesting talk and Marcia told us how our donation would help the children of Cambodia, before letting us loose to roam the museum looking at the awesome exhibits with cars, motorcycles, signs, packaging, and radios from the past. It even has its own library, picture theatre and retro café upstairs. A truly amazing museum ! At the rear of the building there are another eighteen cars awaiting restoration, they range from a Cadillac Fleetwood to a Ford Prefect ute. Leaving the museum, we arrived at the Cardinia Park Hotel for an enjoyable lunch and some social interaction with other club members. I hope everyone enjoyed their day as much as Bruce and I did.
Words and the first 5 pictures are by John Cobbledick, the photos in the rest of the first 2 galleries are from Phil Barnard and the third gallery is from John Fowler.