Stamford Hill Reserve, Sunday 14th March
No it wasn’t a BBQ lunch as Kev Burner explained to those confused by the heading BBQ lunch at Stamford reserve, it was a bring your own everything and most people fortunately had plenty to eat. Some had bought Subway whilst others enjoyed their various healthy alternatives, and I noticed Allan Cox had his gas BBQ which came in handy. The weather was perfect and the setting couldn’t have been better, with a choice of either sitting in sunshine or enjoying the shaded areas to sit under. Everyone mixed well with lot’s of discussion around motor vehicles.
I was interested with what Ross Goggler said about a book available at the library of the early motorbike years, and the characters that started the club in Port Lincoln. Names like Bluey Hillman, Howard Mccallum, and Harry Box to name a few. After lunch some members decided to climb Stamford hill while others took a stroll down the beach as it was a beautiful day.
Looking over the vehicles there were 27 Classic and 3 Modern day vehicles. Over 50 people enjoyed the fantastic day’s outing with a voucher for fuel and a couple of club shirts given to lucky number recipients, Henry Pedler and Pascal won fuel vouchers with Kotzy and another winning club shirts. The road to the reserve is all bitumen, so was a pleasant drive with plenty to see along the way. The coastline looking back to Port Lincoln across Porter Bay with its limestone cliffs looked spectacular with lots of trailer boats out and about.
The old 1918 Dodge ran like a clock owned by the Ottens family. They say people relate to a vehicle they had when they were young, or their first vehicle they owned, so the vehicles on show brought back lots of memories. An absence of Chargers was noticed as some members were away on a trip to Tasmania, but Phill Tresize had his Valiant, so most makes
were represented from the big Limos to the small Mini Minor of Ross Allen’s.
Definitely a great outing enjoyed by all who could attend.
Report written by ANDREW BROOKS.