2019 PORT NEILL RUN
30 May 2019 By Lincoln Auto Club
We all met at Axel’s slipway at 9-30 for a 10 am start with the sun shining and a great array of vehicles ranging from a 1964 Humber Sceptre to a large Unimog army truck. It is evident there are no Club restrictions on what type of vehicle one owns! I took a particular interest in the Humber owned by Algie and Monique Doudle, as I couldn’t remember seeing one before. The Doudles’ are relatively new members and were made to feel welcome by everyone.
Despite a few issues Alan was certainly on a Surfin’ Safari, ………but he didn’t wipe-out!
Poor Alan Cox turned up in his Valiant Safari with nuts missing from one wheel, and an intermittent electrical issue, but thanks to helpers was able to make quick repairs and continue on.
Hilton and Liz Trigg turned up in their Jeep as although they have a shed of classic cars, none of them had enough fuel for the Port Neill trip as the power was out and servos were not operating.
Kev Burner, LAC Event Co-ordinator, welcomed everyone giving the OK to head off to Tumby Bay. At Tumby Bay we met up with about a dozen Roadrunner members who were also joining us for the run to Port Neill.
The meet up with Roadrunners at Tumby Bay’s Traveller’s Rest was a welcome break in the journey.
Morning tea was prepared and along with the extra numbers, the convoy headed North. With a thunderstorm the previous night adding to the excellent opening rains, it was a pleasure to view the contrast of worked up ground and fields of green. Seeding was in full swing.
Arriving at the green shed at Port Neill for Lunch, Geoff Phillips and his band of helpers were right into it preparing a chicken luncheon to satisfy us all. With everyone contributing salads and sweets towards the day, the tables were full of scrumptious fare.
L to R: Masterchefs, Richard Forsaith, Tony Thorpe, Doug McConnell, Simon Turner and Jasol Fauser cooked up a storm!
President Rick welcomed us all and oversaw the inaugural erection of the new LAC marquee. All present were invited to set a World Record for the number of people to fit under the Lincoln Auto Club 3m x 3m marquee. 58 bodies were recorded, so we reckon a new record was achieved. We look forward to further attempts to break this record.
58 people under the new LAC marquee, and one scooter outside! It was fun, but we think Guinness Book of Records may not be interested in it!
Ian Charlton, Roadrunners President, thanked us for the opportunity to join us hoped we could do this again. Club Life Member, Coral Wright drew the raffle sponsored by Eyre Fuels, with Tina Lawes and Karen Burner being the lucky recipients of the $50 dollar fuel vouchers. A great day was enjoyed with magnificent weather by the 58 people attending. A number stayed on for a while listening to many stories of old times by characters such as Jasol Fauser who farmed in the area and got up to a few tricks in his younger years. Sorry, they cannot be repeated here.
Report by Andrew Brooks, LAC member.
Ed: Thank you Andrew