Around the Sheds
SUNDAY JUNE 27th
Another great day organised by the LAC executives, the wintery weather was kind , cold but dry. The 86 members who attended were rewarded by the Club’s effort.
Covid restrictions meant we had to comply with all the regulations as we have done all year. Thankyou to the Rotary Club for the use of their new fully compliant BBQ trailer for the luncheon cooking.
Our first stop was at Rick and Bernice Cunningham’s where we marvelled at the efforts of Rick and what he has done under some difficult health circumstances. He puts most of us to shame with our feeble efforts of vehicle restoration. He has been ably assisted by Bernice over many years and they have plenty of projects to last a lifetime.
We then travelled on to Peter Teakle’s Winery where we saw what a commitment to one’s passion can do. Peter has been a marvellous member of our community, investing wisely for the betterment of Port Lincoln and providing jobs and opportunity for many. We first inspected the Ferrari Museum and given a run down by Peter, firstly on the history of the Marque and then the unbelievable performance of the 3 different models on display. (The fourth car was in Queensland being repaired.) The models ranged from 300hp to 800hp, with the stopping power to match.! We won’t go into the price of these vehicles as many of us don’t understand those figures!
Our next walk was to the Winery itself where once again Peter excelled himself with a talk explaining the improvements and expansion of the vineyard he has made to modernise the growing process. The Winery itself has all the most up to date equipment (Peter does not do things by half). All that lacks is the uniqueness and character of the old established Barossa wineries.
Our last stop was to SKY PARK, the brainchild and well presented unique establishment of our own members, Mick and Di Hart. Many of us have been before but we always look forward to revisiting, as there always seem to be something new to see. The highlight being the aerobatics performed by Mick and son James in their flying machines. We were left speechless and a little stomach whoosy after the performance. Of great amusement and entertainment was the” plane car”, a Commodore powered by a Cessna motor complete with propeller. Many lined up for a demo ride for the cost of a donation to the Leukaemia Foundation.
We were then treated to a well presented luncheon by our culinary team, with a special effort by Deb Will with her legendary vanilla slice for sweets. Ice cream was not needed on the day!
In appreciation of the Hart family’s hospitality, the Lincoln Auto Club made a $250 donation to Mick and Di’s favourite charity being the Leukaemia Foundation.
Raffle winners were Kathy Arbon and Stuart Woods who went away with fuel vouchers from Eyre Fuels, and Julie Brooks who took home a Club shirt.
(Thanks to Jim & Marilyn for this report)