The coldest April day in 25 years, persistent showers, snow on the ranges and a stiff breeze did not entice a great many sports and classic car owners to gather in Warragul for our most recent monthly Breakfast Club. However, it was great to see about 25 cars assembled in our usual spot, together with a small group of hardy souls huddled together under the shop verandas trying to stay warm and dry.
Nobody was silly enough to come roofless – not even your correspondent, but there were several convertibles testing out their wet-weather gear. Dennis Varley has gone to considerable lengths to make his Healey 100/4 weather tight and seems to have succeeded, the only problem now is trying to get some air flow into the cabin without the opening side windows. A problem seemingly overcome by John Moore with the use of a factory hardtop fitted to his Healey 3000. New members, Graeme & Patricia Martin of Moe kept dry inside their Daimler SP250 Dart which is also fitted with a factory hardtop for just such conditions.
Jaguars were the most popular marque this month with four different models spanning five decades. It was nice to see a small clutch of Alfas as well, one with L-plates having been driven from Carrum Downs by Chris Evans’ 16 year-old daughter Sabina. Other cars of note included a classic, hot-hatch Peugeot 205, a rather massive 2-door Volvo coupe and Ian Hodge’s Citroen DS sedan enjoying a run up from Melbourne. Despite the lack of numbers, there was plenty of variety and as always, a great opportunity to catch up with the latest goings on.
Let’s hope that we see a little sunshine next month.