BREAKFAST CLUB , Warragul CBD – Sunday 10th Feb

Sunday’s cooler weather was obviously the opportunity our members and many others were waiting for. A perfect morning to drive that special vehicle – and where better to take it than Warragul’s Breakfast Club. As has recently become the trend, the Woolies’ car park started filling around 7:30am and by eight there were at least 40 cars already in position. Your correspondent was kept too busy with the camera and signing Club Permit renewals to take a count, but with almost 100 photos in the galleries, the total number of vehicles would have easily exceeded that.

It’s not unusual to have a large Triumph contingent at our gatherings, but following Bernard Doherty’s promotion of International Drive Your Triumph Day, the marque from Coventry outnumbered even the MGs and Mustangs which we regularly find at the top of the attendance sheets. It was a surprise to see a handful of Subaru Brumbys attending this month’s event. The tough little utilitarian Brumby is not most people’s idea of a classic or collectible car, but they undoubtedly have a strong following in 4×4 circles.

Debut appearances this month included Ian Maud’s Fiat X1/9 Prototipo which should be off the trailer and on Club plates next time it makes an appearance. There was a 1996 Saleen Mustang in red, a Japanese market Nissan Stagea station wagon, an unusual brown BMW Z3 and a beautifully presented Holden FB/FC Special wagon. Several others have probably slipped through to the keeper and missed a mention this month, but each and every vehicle plays a significant role in helping to make Warragul’s Breakfast Club the success it has become.

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