Breakfast Club gatherings were hit savagely this year by the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, our last one being back in April; but with caps on the size of gatherings now removed, it was business as usual on the second Sunday of December in the Warragul Woolies’ carpark.
Thankfully the weather turned out fine, which must have enticed many participants to arrive early. Some, I believe, an hour or more before the prescribed starting time; so when your correspondent arrived at 7:45am, the southern section of the carpark was already nearing capacity. The gathering grew steadily throughout the morning reaching somewhere in excess of 80 vehicles at its peak. As usual, we attracted sports and classic cars from far and wide. There were people from Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula, the Yarra Valley and of course our many supporters from the Latrobe Valley area. It was great to meet up with so many people that we’d missed over the lockdown periods, and to catch up on their latest automotive endeavours.
I know that it’s hard to believe, but this year happens to be the 50th anniversary of the Valiant Charger. With little prior opportunity to celebrate this significant occasion, our small Charger fraternity stepped up to mark at this event with four Chargers side by side drawing plenty of attention from the passing crowd. As usual, the vehicles on display were as eclectic as ever with a high standard of presentation. One rare little beast that turned up this month was a Giocattolo – one of 15 mid-engined, Holden V8 powered, Alfa Romeo Sprint-bodied specials built in Australia between 1986 and 1989. It was also tremendous to see so many topless sports cars taking advantage of the conditions, I was tempted to take my coupe home and return with a roadster – next month perhaps 🙂
Grant Buck: “Thanks for the great pictures as always Steve! Was great to catch up with many people I have not seen in ages. Have a great Christmas everyone!”