From 9 am on Sunday, despite being a bit overcast, LAC members began to gather at ‘Whirly’s” car park in Port Lincoln in readiness for this year’s Poker Run.
Cards were expertly selected at random from the pack, and results were duly recorded in the hope of ‘drawees’ that their card was the first of what might be a winning hand. With some members heading directly to Coffin Bay, the remainder set off for Tumby Bay where a stop-over on the foreshore led to ‘smoko’ and/or general and jovial conversation.
It was great to see some new and not so regular members and cars in the throng, including Brenton and Corinne Ellis in their ’71 HQ Monaro, Richard Forsaith in the ’67 Dodge Phoenix, Tim Hawkes and crew in his ’75 Fiat Coupe, Wayne Little’s SLR Torana, Katherine Ashman in her ’50 Vauxhall tourer and Ross and Betty Gogler in their ’85 Jaguar Sovereign Series 3.
Onwards and forwards then to Cummins for a brief stop-over at the local park for further drawing of more cards and viewing of the magnificent mosaics in and outside of the toilet block. A stop to look when next visiting or passing through Cummins is an absolute must! Coffin Bay for lunch was next on the agenda where a few more members and vehicles joined the muster.
In all, a total of 63 members, family and friends in 31 vehicles had gathered. The drawing of cards was completed with the winning hand being held by Elaine Price. A $50 fuel voucher courtesy of Eyre Fuels was her reward.
A great time was had by all, and, with festivities officially finalized, most members departed for home, with some however going back to Edillilie where ‘The Tin Shed Rockers’ were entertaining the light footed ‘Rockabilly’ dancers (quite a few LAC members amongst them) in the Town Hall. Although the crowd was small, the atmosphere was superb, as was the afternoon ‘smoko’ provided in the ‘supper room’.
Classic cars and Rockabilly go well together, as many LAC members will attest to.
In all, the day’s event was excellent, and given the member’s attendance it is sure to be a permanent fixture on the Club calendar.
Luckily this dog cocked its leg outside, and not on Ross’s wire wheels!
Article submitted by Rick Price