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Coffee n Chrome - 11 Apr 2021

At least 30 vehicles were driven on a bit of a suspect day weather-wise and most stayed for the chance to catch up with other members and see what other cars came along. This was really special plus we were the display for lots of bikers and drivers of like type cars who paraded by all morning I believe having attended other C n C events in Mt Barker. It was very pleasing to find quite a number of young chaps which is encouraging given the average age of our members these days being 60’s plus.

A great spread of manufacturers split into UK 12; Aust. 12; USA 5 European 1. So you can see all sorts on the day ranging from 1934 up to today in all colours and shades, quite a spectacle.

It was great to see some new members who came along including John Owen whose VW Kombi is in the workshop awaiting its new wiring loom following a fire after the Mt Barker Show display having caught fire fortunately outside the Wistow Hall close to the tap and hose which saved the car but not the engine. Also Jane Littlejohn was there but her MX5 is being in for repair.

Displaying on the day:

Ian Bell – cream Chrysler V8; Steve Parker – Silver Ford XY Falcon; Peter Barreau – Red over white Austin Healey BJ8; Andrew Mepham – Award winning Karki Landrover: Dave & Maxine Stewart – lovely Blue Stewart Jaguar; Rory Liebelt – White over Chocolate Holden HQ; Garry & Susan Bishop; Brilliant Ruby latest 5 Litre Ford Mustang; Mike Greenwood’s Champion Red MGC with the CWW’s; John & Jane Kreig in their red-hot & stunning FJ Holden; Roy Shelton in the Yellow and Black 1935 period Daimler 15; Adrian Sakko – BRG MGF Roadster; Gordon & Di Thorpe – Series 2 XJ6 Jaguar in Damask: Phil Kenyon – 1934 Green & Black Chevrolet ; Colin & Tricia Goodrich – lovely Ruby Austin A40 Somerset; Carmel Chell – 2001 Silver Jaguar S Type Saloon; Steve Roberts – silver XJ Daimler V8; Keith Green – White Morris Mini; Peter Casley – ‘Better than New ‘ Bright Orange Holden Monaro V8; Chris Morden – Stunning Blue 1938 Buick straight 8; Nick Newton Ford XP Falcon Ute; Glyn Morris – Holden Calais V8 ; Ken Collins – dark silver WB Holden ; Anita Zilm – White XW Falcon Station Wagon; Steve & Vyrona Parker – Ford XY Falcon Fairmont; John Somers – double Blue 72 Buick Riviera; Ian Henschke – Big Blue Buick V8 Roadmaster with its Covid mask compliance; Gavin Johns – Blue 2 Cylinder Trabant all the way from Russia- only known one in Aust; and also Peter Mackie in his XB Ford Falcon was the last to sign the full list of members on the day!

I am sure that everyone enjoyed the coffee and chrome day and we will be having another one on June 6th next and hopefully we will have the gate open to showcase more cars down by the river on the lawn to again enjoy Gail’s wonderful coffee and donuts. If your logbook has 30 June 2021 in red ink on the front then you need to bring your car on this day, with money and paperwork to join in for a fun morning from 08.30 till 12.00 noon.

Mike Greenwood - Events

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