With over 60mm of rain falling in the last two days and snow flurries on the Strzeleckis, it was a cold, but interesting drive into Warragul passing by flooded paddocks, overflowing streams and occasional patches of submerged bitumen. At our Brekky Club location it was spitting rain and bitterly cold – only 3 degrees at 8am, and my prediction of ample parking being available was entirely accurate. It was not a pleasant morning to spend outdoors, so many of our coterie were happy to patronise Frankies or Maccas in return for some sustenance and warmth.
A couple of sporties in the form of an MX5 (folding hardtop) and a canvas-topped Boxster were the only convertibles on show and they were tightly sealed up with tops in place. It was a morning when many opted for the creature comforts of the modern conveyance, classics of all descriptions being almost outnumbered by those yet to attain their 25-year-old status.
Those oldies that were present reflected the Club’s eclectic nature with American muscle foes in the form of a ‘65 Mustang and Dave Anderson’s Firebird; Euro sporties from Fiat and MG, together with saloons and family cars from Jaguar, Hillman, Citroen, BMW, Volvo and Peugeot, and then there was the ubiquitous short-wheelbase Landy and of course an ever-popular Mini. It was a small turnout with something like 24 cars on display.
The weather hasn’t been kind to us over winter, with bleak conditions being the norm. Spring is however, just around the corner and we look forward to conditions that will entice more people out in their classic and sporting vehicles on a Sunday morning. Thank you to all who made the effort to attend our August gathering, you truly are enthusiasts.