P.O. Box 1006 Port Lincoln SA 5606

Victor Harbor Rock & Roll Festivall

"Vini Vidi Voci Vigi" That's Latin for "We went, We participated, We rocked, We plundered!

LAC members visit Victor Harbor

On the advice of previous participant’s experience 14 Lincolnites, including 8 Lincoln Auto Club members travelled to Victor Harbor on the weekend of 16th & 17th September for the Victor Harbor Rock & Roll Festival.  The name is a little misleading as it is just as much a Classic car / Hot Rod Show as it is a Rock & Roll Festival  But as each element compliments the other, why not?

This year the Hart’s and the Paynter’s travelled in convoy on Thursday, no doubt drawing many comments en-route.  What with a bright orange Ford Tudor Hot Rod accompanied by a bright red 1969 ZC Fairlane towing a classic timber planked inboard speed boat – what would you expect?

A day later the Luckcraft’s and Trigg’s followed in their respective vehicles, also attracting the attention classic vehicles do these days.  There was some inter-vehicle conversation regarding the difference in fuel consumption of the two cars, but we won’t go into that!

Once In Victor Harbor the ranks swelled with addition of other “Tuna Town Rockers” members, David & Lynley Puglisi, Kym & Pam Roach and Steve & Angela Hains.  It was straight into the Rock & Roll action at the Crown Hotel on the Friday night which limbered the troops up for what was to come over the weekend ahead.

The side streets of Victor surrounding the waterfront Warland Reserve are blocked off for the weekend.  The grassed area and closed streets allowed plenty of room for both live music stages, and parking for participating vehicles, the two important elements of the weekend festival.

Photo courtesy of “Photograffix”

Saturday was taken up rockin’ & rollin’ between the two dance floors, punctuated by viewing the array of splendid vehicles.  Saturday night was to follow and it topped off a very energetic day.  The Lincoln Auto Club and Tuna Town Rockers members put Port Lincoln on the map as they rocked to the last beat of the band as others faded by three quarter time!

Photo courtesy of “Photograffix”

If you thought Saturday was big, Sunday was HUGE. Up to 500 vehicles had jammed the streets and lawns, and the place was abuzz.  The Festival has grown from a small show to a major event for the Fleurieu Peninsula over its relatively short history.  Having the huge population of Adelaide within easy reach, and the close proximity of many car clubs is a major factor in that.

The weekend culminated in the trophy presentations for the Top Ten Vehicles, and the Mayor’s Trophy.  This is where we plundered!  Well, as Meatloaf would say, two out of eleven ain’t bad!   Last year Mick & Di Hart came away with a Top Ten trophy with their 55 Chev Belair convertible.  This year they backed it up with the Mayor’s Trophy for their ’69 ZC Fairlane towing their beautifully restored timber speed boat.  It was certainly a drawcard on display and obviously caught the Mayor’s attention.

 

But that’s not all.  Rock & Roll and Hot Rods go together and there was a very high quality field of Rods on display.  Topping them all in the Judges opinion was Mark & Terisa Paynter’s bright orange Ford Tudor taking out the “Best Rod” trophy.  Congratulation to the Hart’s and Paynter’s for flying the LAC flag and showing to everyone what quality vehicles we have in our Club.